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by mervincm
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 538
Views: 98901

Re: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!

Any hope outstanding for hardware LACP bonded links on CRS226? been waiting for years!
by mervincm
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

given the new bridge format that dumpss the master port concept, using the hardware switch, can we now used LACD bonded channels on the CRS226 products?
I might have to give up and buy a 169$ switchos sunning CSS326, as I understand that it can support LACP.

Can anyone confirm either?
by mervincm
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP ready for prime time?
Replies: 83
Views: 24371

Re: RB260GSP ready for prime time?

I also see problems with my RB260GSP, powered by factory adapter. SWOS 1.17 I don't believe I have issues on the PoE side (three wireless AP) but I do see 14-18 ms ping and 1-5% dropped packets and time from PC directly connected to the RB260GSP. I get a consistent 0% dropped, 0-1 ms ping time from ...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help. Willing to pay.
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Need help. Willing to pay.

I am not selling my services here, but as a consultant, here are a few questions that might help you clarify your requirement. Are you looking for a health check? Are you not sure whats in place and you want that investigated and documented? Do you want a security review and a report on priorities t...
by mervincm
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.29 released
Replies: 193
Views: 50064

Re: v6.29 released

Personally I don't 'need it now'. I am not affected by the bugs resolved in 6.29.1 anyway. What I am saying is that for whatever reason everyone has, the .torrent files are really useful. More useful than downloading 20 files manually from the download page. Do you really need all four architecture...
by mervincm
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.29 released
Replies: 193
Views: 50064

Re: v6.29 released

6.29 broke my CRS226-24-2s+ access via winbox, it simply couldn't connect. fortunately I could still connect via web. 6.29.1 was applied via web and after that Winbox worked fine.
by mervincm
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slight overloading connection causes errors on Miktorik
Replies: 27
Views: 3095

Re: Slight overloading connection causes errors on Miktorik

ground every device (which I haven't done). So I would need to ground every pc and router... also he told me that CAT 5e is inadequate for gigabit speed, that in theory it should be enough but in real life speeds will never came close to gigabit over 5e cable and that i should upgrade to cat6 or gr...
by mervincm
Thu May 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slight overloading connection causes errors on Miktorik
Replies: 27
Views: 3095

Re: Slight overloading connection causes errors on Miktorik

I had a problem a long time ago that once I connected a specific system to a switch everything else stopped working. I think it turned out to be a ground loop at the site. We moved the "bad" device (and all its peripherals) to the same powerbar as a working system and the problems disappeared. Try p...
by mervincm
Thu May 28, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NEW PRODUCTS WISHLIST 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 8082

Re: NEW PRODUCTS WISHLIST 2015

CRS with 4 or more 10 gig SFP+ ports. 16-24 1G would be fine

ceiling mount AC1750 or AC1900 class poe powered AP priced 150.
by mervincm
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS 226 <-> Freenas LInkAgregation
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: CRS 226 <-> Freenas LInkAgregation

I use Adaptive Load Balancing on my Synology NAS to CRS226. It is important to have nothing configured for a trunk (for these ports) on your 226. LACP didnt work, but adaptive load balancing from the new synology beta seems good so far.
by mervincm
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

Any word on when this feature might be implemented? been a looong time waiting .....
by mervincm
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to connect 2 switches
Replies: 22
Views: 9334

Re: How to connect 2 switches

If not, what is the best solution to provide the highest speed possible between these 2 switches ? 2 x direct attached cable for both SFP+ slots and building a LAG (LACP) aggregated you will own then an 20 GBit/s uplink between this switches. Do not spread false solutions please. The forum is full ...
by mervincm
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can someone explain Mikrotik CloudRouterSwitches to me ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Can someone explain Mikrotik CloudRouterSwitches to me ?

I have a CRS226 , the default master port for mine was port 1. You have to remember the router performance in some of these models is comparatively poor, so be very careful when you move functionality outside of the switch chip. As an example I used the router software based trunking, and the aggreg...
by mervincm
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!

New forum is missing this :)
by mervincm
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)
Replies: 8
Views: 5820

Re: Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)

They are Getting Closer...
cAP -2n is exactly what I want except for no AC!

I was gonna break down and buy a couple Ubiquiti AP but they are 300$ ea. Should be less expensive options by now! (insert Mikrotik product announcement ... :)
by mervincm
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cant Add DNS servers (in DHCP) via webfig
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Re: Cant Add DNS servers (in DHCP) via webfig

I had a similar problem previously in quickset.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=85422

Strangely I found that if I rebooted the router, it was in fact set. It seemed to be more of a cosmetic / interface bug.

Are you seeing the same thing?
by mervincm
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

Any updates?
by mervincm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eth. Protocol in Torch
Replies: 3
Views: 7232

Re: Eth. Protocol in Torch

I think Location can also play a big part.
I am in Canada, quite a step from Spain :)
by mervincm
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eth. Protocol in Torch
Replies: 3
Views: 7232

Re: Eth. Protocol in Torch

according to the Wireshark wiki, (the first Google hit when you search Ethernet protocol 800) IP is Ethernet type #800, so it likely literally means that, its an Ethernet interface and it sees IP on it. http://wiki.wireshark.org/Internet_Protocol Within IP #6 is indeed TCP http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by mervincm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the network
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the networ

Yes this would work great if I had only one server for that domain. Then I can add static mydomain.com --> 172.16.80.40 How do I do it for two or more servers with one domain name? I see. of course you are correct. A DNS can't resolve to a set of IP's based on the port you will attempt to connect to...
by mervincm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the network
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the networ

well, are you hoping to access these servers via their internal IP or their external? if you are OK using internal, why not just add these hosts to your internal DNS? I can access the servers with their local IP:port but my point is to access them with mydomain.com:port from in and out my local net...
by mervincm
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the network
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Accessing xyz.com:123 xyz.com:456 from inside the networ

well, are you hoping to access these servers via their internal IP or their external? if you are OK using internal, why not just add these hosts to your internal DNS?
by mervincm
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

but you can set interface bonding (4 interface, 802.3ad) and bridge it into switch master port ;) It's true, and it works, I tried it, but CPU involvement limits it to 40MB/sec on a pair of bonded 1GBE links. This is only about 20% of what you would hope for :) So while you could do it for increase...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

your Synology actually works with all 4 interfaces connected. Also please note 802.3ad is not something magical that provides you and 4x network performance boost instantly and always. Understood, but I will have multiple concurrent threads, so it could help sometimes. What version Firmware your Sy...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

I have an 1813+ Synology NAS Network fault tolerant might work, but frankly as I understand that setting, its only for increased uptime, not for any increased simultaneous performance. I am thinking about adding in another switch I have that supports 802.3ad, then see if the microtik will connect to...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

I assumed the link I presented was for all CRS, not a specific model. Was I wrong? I didn't find anything that indicated the 125 should have features that the 226 does not. That link seems to indicate that yours should not have the feature either, so I am confused. Do you have the 4 ports in your 80...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

I am at 6.18 I tried the code as quoted but I got an error that "input does not match any value of port" the ports I tried to add are still listed as master port of main switch, is this appropriate? looking at the wiki here (It seems it was last edited today??) http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:C...
by mervincm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)
Replies: 8
Views: 5820

Re: Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)

That's a bit more $$ than I was hoping for, and the case is a bit too tech looking for most business or home requirements. ideally you want that smoke detector look so they don't get targeted for theft!
by mervincm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

Well this is excellent! I was following the older instructions (drop ports from default switch, add then to a new interface, then bridge that to the old main switch) and I only got to 40MB/sec with switch CPU was at 100% I gave up on that, and instead tried splitting my tasks up on individually IP'd...
by mervincm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)
Replies: 8
Views: 5820

Mikrotik indoor AP (AC)

There seems to be quite a bit of activity around point to point links and WISP gear. but is there anything that would be functional as an indoor WiFI (2.4&5.0 N&AC) ideally powered by PoE using the RB260GSP
by mervincm
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

Re: CRS 226-RM IEEE 802.3ad missing??

Was looking to connect my synology NAS over multiple bonded nics (it has 4) but It only mentions 802.3ad. is it possible to config it that was on the NAS and use another option on my CRS226? Or do I basically just have to wait for Mikrotik to support 802.3ad in hardware?
by mervincm
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to set up a 10.10.10.x scheme?
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: How to set up a 10.10.10.x scheme?

When I first setup my switch, I similarly lost connection. Someone here gave me a great hint that you can use winbox and connect to its MAC address. I used that, completed my configuration, and had no connection issue after that.
by mervincm
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CCs226-24G-2S+ enable RX flow control fixes dropped/overrun
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re: CCs226-24G-2S+ enable RX flow control fixes dropped/over

OK. I put all 24 GiGE ports and even the 10GigE SFP+ to Auto TX/RX flow control on my CCS226. I will watch for a while see how things go. Now I just need to find out how to find dropped packet stats on a windows box .....
by mervincm
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!

There is one at the main site.

@MikroTik
just copy that maybe?
Exactly!
by mervincm
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Add a favicon to Mikrotik forum and main sites!

virtually every site adds it and it looks so much more professional. From my perspective, I don't keep any text for sites with a favIcon on my favourites, keeps the toolbars so much cleaner!

I know, its not a big deal, but it's easy to add!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon
by mervincm
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CCs226-24G-2S+ enable RX flow control fixes dropped/overrun
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

CCs226-24G-2S+ enable RX flow control fixes dropped/overrun

I have a Synology NAS (DS1813+) that is seeing a significant number of errors on the eth0 interface. Strangely Dropped and overruns are always exactly the same. Example +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:24565747 errors:0 dropp...
by mervincm
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS 226 Bridge penalty
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: CRS 226 Bridge penalty

Thank you! Based on your advice, I removed the bridge, and everything still seems to function correctly. To be honest, the impression that I had from quick set was you had to pick from router or bridge mode. I knew I didn't need any routing functionality, so I assumed I must want bridge mode. Now I ...
by mervincm
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS 226 Bridge penalty
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: CRS 226 Bridge penalty

Can someone please confirm if I am on the right track here.
by mervincm
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to configure a CRS125-24G-15-RM as a flat L2 switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

Re: How to configure a CRS125-24G-15-RM as a flat L2 switch

Why the bridge between the SFP port and eth1? Can it not just be a slave like the other ports?
I don't know about the CRS125, but on my CRS226 the 2 SFP+ ports can indeed be slaves of the same single master port.
by mervincm
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to configure a CRS125-24G-15-RM as a flat L2 switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

Re: How to configure a CRS125-24G-15-RM as a flat L2 switch

[*]Remove all L3 features (IP Addresses, DHCP,...)[/*][/list] However, I'm afraid by doing this I will loose my connection with the device. You can manage the switch via winbox by putting in the mac address. I have done it. That being said, I suspect you should be able to assign an ip without being...
by mervincm
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS 226 Bridge penalty
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: CRS 226 Bridge penalty

The documentation seems to say that bridge mode or router mode applies to how data flows between switch groups, am I correct? If I don't need to do any trunking or routing, I don't really want to use bridge mode, nor router mode. I really just want one switch group. Correct? If I do want to create a...
by mervincm
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes

swapping the SFP+ between the two seems to have fixed it. maybe dust/dirt???
by mervincm
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: optional packages CRS226 -closed
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: optional packages CRS226

The code are running only if you use it.
OK, so this means that it does not waste memory or waste CPU, the only waste is a tiny bit of storage on NVRAM? if No then no point in uninstalling them. Thank you!
by mervincm
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS 226 Bridge penalty
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

CRS 226 Bridge penalty

Rather than hijack the other post, I opened a new one. ryanhaver wrote: bridging which sends all packets to RouterOS (CPU) for processing effectively nullifying the increased throughput benefits of 802.3ad I am new to Mikrotik, I have a CRS226, and I have placed it into bridge mode. I did this becau...
by mervincm
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS125 Configuration Help
Replies: 33
Views: 15022

Re: CRS125 Configuration Help

bridging which sends all packets to RouterOS (CPU) for processing effectively nullifying the increased throughput benefits of 802.3ad I am net to Mikrotik, I have a CRS226, and I have placed it into bridge mode. I did this because I didn't need any layer3, no routing, DHCP, LVANS etc. I assumed bri...
by mervincm
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: optional packages CRS226 -closed
Replies: 2
Views: 764

optional packages CRS226 -closed

Is there any point in removing packages that I suspect I don't need on CRS226? It has limited ram and CPU, and less running code is usually a good idea. Is there a list of what package does what for us new Mikrotik'ers?
by mervincm
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes

I replaced the cable, and one SFP+ (Microtik) now, so that would leave the optics in the Server NIC side transceiver. Since the problem is temporarily "fixed" by removing and re-seating the fiber connection on the microtik side, I didn't think that likely to be a problem. If/when the problem returns...
by mervincm
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes

Well it took a few days, and the problem came back. The symptom is the same. performance to a windows server connected to the SFP+ , slot 2 starts off just fine, but after a few days in one direction (FROM the server to the switch) drops like a store, about 2% of what it should be. To fix it, all yo...
by mervincm
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

CRS226-24G-2S+in performance .02gbps unidir sometimes

Having an issue with new Mirotik CRS226-24G-2S+in and SFP+ (S+85DLC03D) Connection via 5 meter mm fiber cable to a broadcom 57710 card (W2012R2 server) Link is OK initially, pushing 900+megabits/sec bidirectionally measures with iperf from a 1Gb/sec connected test system. after a while (days?), perf...
by mervincm
Wed May 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Version 6.5?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Version 6.5?

Every time I change the LAN address I can't talk to the unit any longer on any IP range. I'll try after the update. I am a brand new Mikrotik'er as well. I had a similar problem that when I used quickset to put my unit into bridge mode and set new ip, it would no longer respond on the old or new IP...
by mervincm
Tue May 27, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS226 in bridge mode will not accept DNS in quickset
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: CRS226 in bridge mode will not accept DNS in quickset

I found that if I enter the DNS in WinBox under IP-DNS-Servers, then DNS is configured correctly, as the error when checking for a new RouterOS version goes away, and it correctly tells me that nothing newer than 6.13 is available. Strangely, the configured DNS still does not show in Quick set. Even...
by mervincm
Mon May 26, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS226 in bridge mode will not accept DNS in quickset
Replies: 1
Views: 733

CRS226 in bridge mode will not accept DNS in quickset

I tried my internal DNS as Well as google public DNS servers. Ping tested from tools menu to make sure that they could be reached from the switch. I type them in and hit apply and poof they are gone.
by mervincm
Wed May 21, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+ How to choose Master Port
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+ How to choose Master Port

As I do not plan to do any layer three on this switch (for now anyway) I guess it does not make much difference then. I tried to bridge it using quickset, is that what you mean by your second sentence? I tried that initially, but was no longer able to connect to the admin IP, and had to factory rese...
by mervincm
Sat May 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+ How to choose Master Port
Replies: 3
Views: 774

CRS226-24G-2S+ How to choose Master Port

Beginner question I bet, but newly installed CRS226 here and I don't know hot to decide what port I should set as Master Port. So far I have implemented no configuration other than use quickset to set IP address as something appropriate for my LAN segment, Time Zone, and some port names/comments to ...