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by jarosoup
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 - Final consensus?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: RB1200 - Final consensus?

I've been using a RB1200 for about 9 months now in production running 5.16 and it has been reliable for us. It did reboot itself once via the watchdog for a kernel panic after about 3 months but recovered gracefully. I've got several NATed networks, VLANs, multiple DHCP servers, SNMP, several static...
by jarosoup
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple VLANs on one port
Replies: 5
Views: 17704

Re: Multiple VLANs on one port

You should be able to add the vlan id's on the Mikrotik interface: /interface vlan add vlan-id=50 interface=ether2 name=ether2-vlan50 /interface vlan add vlan-id=55 interface=ether2 name=ether2-vlan55 And then set the vlan interface mode to trunk and the port on your Cisco to 1UP, 50T, 55T. You will...
by jarosoup
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Hotspot and IOS7 CNA problems
Replies: 30
Views: 27012

Re: Mikrotik Hotspot and IOS7 CNA problems

Thanks for pointing this out cellfinity. Tested with an iPhone on IOS7 and the only difference we see is that the login page pops up automatically once connected (we specifically disabled this by bypassing the success page in the walled garden for older devices). It's not preventing the login from w...
by jarosoup
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free HOTSPOT Login
Replies: 3
Views: 5239

Re: Free HOTSPOT Login

This is an issue relating to how an iToy (iPhone, iPad, etc) determine if there is Internet service behind a captive portal, which allows the device to automatically popup a web browser when you connect to the wireless network (where as a laptop, you have to manually open a browser and try to surf t...
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OID of total CPU usage on CCR
Replies: 16
Views: 10417

Re: OID of total CPU usage on CCR

I have 6 CCR-1036 to monitor an should create 222 sensors to get 6 values that I need. It is not useful/rational for me to create so much sensors. So plese MikroTik, make an extra OID for the total CPU usage!!! Best Regards Ivan +1 Running into the same thing with CCR and needing 36 OIDs to poll th...
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems SSH and terminal (x86 ros 5.18 and up)
Replies: 26
Views: 11175

Re: Problems SSH and terminal (x86 ros 5.18 and up)

I'm answering my own question here. I'm not sure if upgrading triggered this as I never tested the ROS version that shipped with the router, I just configured it from the console and immediately upgraded it. Anyway, after trying 5.17, 5.24 and 5.26, SSH would not work until ran /ip ssh regenerate-ho...
by jarosoup
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems SSH and terminal (x86 ros 5.18 and up)
Replies: 26
Views: 11175

Re: Problems SSH and terminal (x86 ros 5.18 and up)

Just bought a couple of 1100AHx2 routers and very disappointed that I too am running into this SSH issue. Tried both 5.26 and 5.24 and SSH is not working. Telnet and winbox are fine. Is there anyone out there that has working SSH on an RB1100? with a version newer than 5.17?
by jarosoup
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.2 released
Replies: 247
Views: 90660

Re: v6.2 released

Hello!

I have a RouterBoard 1100 which was recently upgraded from 5.25 to 6.2. Since then the computers from various internal subnets can't see each other. I've attached the config file. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
cereno
Check to see if "IP -> Settings -> IP Forward" is enabled.
by jarosoup
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR SNMP interface query issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: CCR SNMP interface query issues

You'll need to do this on any gigabit port you are monitoring.

How's the reliability of your CCR been for you with that amount of bandwidth? Would appreciate any feedback you have (good or bad). I'm afraid to put mine in production :/
by jarosoup
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR SNMP interface query issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: CCR SNMP interface query issues

This is likely an issue with your snmp poller and not related to ROS or CCR - you need to be using 64-bit counters at those rates. Take a look at ifHCInOctets (.1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1.6) and ifHCOutOctets (.1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1.10)
by jarosoup
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: a problem in to CCR 1036 By Router OS 6.1
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Re: a problem in to CCR 1036 By Router OS 6.1

Have you tried using an SFP module that is not Cisco/Cisco-compatible (ie a generic module)? I have tested with a generic SFP on a CCR and not had any issues. Might also be worth trying to disable CDP on the port on the Cisco switch and make sure that if the port is in err-disable state to reset it ...
by jarosoup
Fri May 31, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018595

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

Yes, I've noticed some odd high-pitched sounds on our new 1036 that occur right before the fan starts to spin up (after being off and cool for awhile) and during reboots. Hard to explain, but steps/ticks with a high frequency then it ramps up in sound and the fan kicks in. Once the unit has been run...
by jarosoup
Wed May 29, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: [RB1000] CPU at 100%
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: [RB1000] CPU at 100%

I have seen this in the past on a RB1000 running 3.30. It would happen after using torch - not always, but more often than not. Not sure if this is the same issue you are seeing though...
by jarosoup
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems

Thanks I'll try that. I'm not skilled in electronics so I'm little woried that this capacitor will explode a second after connecting to the power supply :-) Is this as simple as connecting + of the capacitor to the + wire and the same with - ? Yes, + to + wire and - to - wire on the DC side of the ...
by jarosoup
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems

What might help is to splice in a capacitor on the DC side of the power supply (spliced in-line onto the DC wires of the cable itself). If you are worried about voiding the warranty of your power supplies (understandable), you can buy short male-female 2.1/2.5mm cable adapters and splice in a cap on...
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik RouterOS version 5.0beta2 released!
Replies: 139
Views: 45210

Re: MikroTik RouterOS version 5.0beta2 released!

*) added support for hardware watchdog on RB1000 & RB800;
Does this mean versions 3.x and 4.x do not have support for the hardware watchdog on the RB1000?
by jarosoup
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G RouterOS 4.5 Torch BUG ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: RB450G RouterOS 4.5 Torch BUG ?

I think I've figured out how to get around this problem. To see all traffic on an interface, check the protocol and port checkboxes and select "any-ip" for the protocol and "any" for the port. This does not max out the CPU either. Tested on a RB1000 with 3.30.
by jarosoup
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G RouterOS 4.5 Torch BUG ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: RB450G RouterOS 4.5 Torch BUG ?

I've seen this as well on version 3.x using 450, 450G, and 1000. The only way we can make traffic show up is to check the protocol box and select the protocol type (tcp, udp, etc). This didn't used to be a requirement (?).
by jarosoup
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot - user logged out: lost dhcp lease
Replies: 4
Views: 2792

Hotspot - user logged out: lost dhcp lease

So, I'm running into this problem again where hotspot users are getting logged out due to a lost lease. This has been a problem on and off for some time now. At one point, in the 2.9 version it was mostly resolved. Here's an old post on the same topic: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9...
by jarosoup
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Proxy arp by mesh gateways causes problem with hotspot bindi
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Proxy arp by mesh gateways causes problem with hotspot bindi

Did anyone ever come up with a solution to this problem? I'm running into the same issue.

Thanks
by jarosoup
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PHP API bug - read() fails on large replies - this fix OK?
Replies: 22
Views: 6611

Re: PHP API bug - read() fails on large replies - this fix OK?

NAB, thank you for posting this script. I had to make one modification to it as I was getting the following error: PHP Notice: Undefined variable: receiveddone in routeros_api.class.php on line 322 I had to add an else statement so that the var was valid: // If we get a !done, make a note of it. if ...
by jarosoup
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: file operation error
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: file operation error

My problem ended up being an issue with a license mismatch - a license for a Routerboard was installed on an x86 router. Had to reboot router then paste in a new license.
by jarosoup
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik backup and export fails
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: MikroTik backup and export fails

My problem ended up being an issue with a license mismatch - a license for a Routerboard was installed on an x86 router. Had to reboot router then paste in a new license.
by jarosoup
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik backup and export fails
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: MikroTik backup and export fails

Are there any know fixes for this? Having the same problem on 3.30
by jarosoup
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: file operation error
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: file operation error

I am having the exact same problem. Fresh build with version 3.30 on an Intel Pentium M based system with a brand new HDD. I'm also getting denied access via ftp (only the default admin account is present) and get a file operation error when trying to make a backup. I discovered this after trying to...
by jarosoup
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 long ping times
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: SR9 long ping times

Have you tried playing with the ack timings at all?
by jarosoup
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5733

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

They certainly didn't skimp on hardware. After searching for prices on this thing, it appears that these can be had for a reasonable price when compaired to a 1u rack server and already have more "out of the box" features (CF and the 6 10/100 ports mainly). I don't know much on the LCD side, althoug...
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5733

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

Very cool...thanks for sharing this 8)

Any chance you can post the output from "/system resource print" and maybe IRQ and IO info?
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Backup/Restore vs export/import
Replies: 7
Views: 3115

Re: Backup/Restore vs export/import

I have always used import/export to do backups and restores as backup/restore has always been problematic. Export simply generates configuration commands that can be pasted directly back into the terminal. You may want to edit the export file so it only contains configuration options you want (like ...
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Block User By Hostname
Replies: 19
Views: 22643

Re: Block User By Hostname

I can think of one: Users "in the know" that are getting around the trial of a Mikrotik hotspot by changing their MAC address every time their session expires. This way, a user can abuse free trial time forever and never have to pay for access (if this is how the network is setup). Typically, but no...
by jarosoup
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot problems
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: HotSpot problems

1) Sounds like your DNS is broken or your upstream provider is. The hotspot is very stable and does not crash like this.

2) Clients will see this if they leave their web browser on the login page for too long without logging in. Opening up a new browser usually fixes this.
by jarosoup
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brute Force Firewall Prevention +New MT
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Brute Force Firewall Prevention +New MT

As an alternative to using a script, you could change the ports that ftp, telnet, and ssh use under /ip service.
by jarosoup
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 13452

Re: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?

Any updates on this? I would be curious to know if there are plans to fully support 5.4GHz in the US as it requires dfs w/ radar detection as well as transmit power control.
by jarosoup
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Tweaks - optimizing client connections?
Replies: 2
Views: 3230

Re: Wireless Tweaks - optimizing client connections?

mstead, I never did get any feedback about these settings. In general, 1 and 2 I leave alone as if these need to be changed, something else is wrong and should be corrected. I turn on calibration for all radios now - it makes sense to use this. Proper power at the radio, reducing/avoiding interferen...
by jarosoup
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using 2 antenas on a wds Ap
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Using 2 antenas on a wds Ap

MikroTik does not support diversity, so only one antenna per radio.

Do what works, not what your friend has :wink:
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius

Just in case someone runs into this problem later..version 2.9.44 fixes the radius count-only problem from my previous post. Thanks for fixing this guys 8)
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz
Replies: 33
Views: 5102

Re: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz

I'm a little confused with b/g mode and b-only mode when using a width of 5 or 10MHz. There are only 2 options for 5 and 10MHz widths, 2ghz-5mhz and 2ghz-10mhz. Using either of these appears to be b/g mode as they use the a/g rates either default or defined. How can one use the SR9 in b-only mode wi...
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius

I needed to update this thread as the solution provided by Eugene does not work on the newest versions of Mikrotik. The follow code has worked well when graphing different hostspot users based on if they authenticated via RADIUS or not: /ip hotspot active print from=[/ip hotspot active find radius=y...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: manually setting ack-timeout value
Replies: 43
Views: 15338

Re: manually setting ack-timeout value

. . . I have about 10 more of these atleast that don't show current ack either, all with various versions of RouterOS from 2.9.3x to 2.9.4x... SMA If you set the ack-timeout value to something besides dynamic, the reg stats won't show ack or distance on any of the clients or the AP. Not sure if thi...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterOS freezes on Soekris net4521
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Re: RouterOS freezes on Soekris net4521

This might be your flash card - wait at least 3 full minutes to see if it will boot. A lot of the new CF cards have some sort of DMA issue which causes them to hang for 2-3 minutes. Worth a shot anyway as I know MT works on the net4521 as we use one all of the time for demos.
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ubiquity Card
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Re: Ubiquity Card

Just send an email to support stating what you need. Make sure you create an account on the main website as you need to buy your keys directly from MT to do this (with the extended frequency). At least this is how it used to work.
by jarosoup
Thu May 31, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems with SR9
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re:

...
We NEVER, EVER install one with less than a -75 signal, stronger than that if the area is noisy.
...
We too have found that at least -75dB or better signal is key for stable bandwidth and latency.
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3
Replies: 26
Views: 3878

Do the XR3 radios support channel widths smaller than 5MHz (like 3.5MHz or 1.75MHz)?
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Setting up to act as a simple DHCP wireless router? How?
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

You need either a source-nat or masquerade firewall rule to do what you are trying to do - the internal address needs to nat/masq to an external address. Since you are using dhcp-client, you'd be best off using a masquerade rule with the source address as your internal IP subnet.
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: T1.IAS & LAES(Calea) Support Mandatory in USA
Replies: 46
Views: 8815

Let's just hope there are a few kind souls who are willing to share the MUM info with people who can't attend. You know, some of us are too busy spending money on and deploying Mikrotik to get out of town... :wink:
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot NAT address.
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

If you have more than one public (WAN) IP it seems Mirkotik picks the "highest number" one - at least after a reboot. Not sure if this is always true though. Have you tried using Torch on both the public and private interfaces to trace a given connection? Note that you have to uncheck the port check...
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: The straight scoop on CALEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Thanks for posting these links...in particular the OpenCalea link. :)

I know there's another thread on this but I hope all who don't attend the next MUM aren't left out on what, if anything, Mikrotik is working on for a solution.
by jarosoup
Thu May 10, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to increase Range to routerboard 500s MAX potential?
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

What 2.4GHz card are you using? What antenna? How much and what type (size), if any, cabling between the radio and antenna?
by jarosoup
Fri May 04, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti Networks stability issue timeout
Replies: 36
Views: 4686

Taloot, you are probably overdriving your clients. You have posted many times in the past about similar issues and seem to run into a lot of problems because you are using too much antenna gain or too much power. Try a lower gain antenna and drop your power down some. The XR2 radios work very well f...
by jarosoup
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 ptp and pmp study questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Are the Zcom 900MHz cards fully compatible with MikroTik?
by jarosoup
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Repeater help
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

I think the one setting you are missing is the "wds-default-bridge" parameter on each of the wlan interfaces - set it to the name of the bridge interface ("bridge1" by default). Go back to the config using static WDS, manually defining these interfaces/wds-address, and adding them to the bridge. Sta...
by jarosoup
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Weird radio problem ack timeou 408us
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

We are seeing this problem also. With 2 separate APs, each with a single SR2 in ap-bridge mode with static WDS, if a distant client connects to either AP, the WDS link starts flapping and will bounce up and down for hours. A reboot will typically fix this for awhile, but sometimes this happens every...
by jarosoup
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Okay, I've found a way around not being able to see ICMP traffic. If you uncheck the "port" checkbox, ICMP will then show up. Under 2.8.28, ICMP traffic would show a port number of 0 (as do some tunnels) - perhaps this is a bug as Torch can no longer deal with a port number of 0? It would be *really...
by jarosoup
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Anyone else having problems with torch in recent versions not showing ICMP traffic?
by jarosoup
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Xtreme Ubiquiti Range 2/3/5
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Can't say I have...interesting that they are releasing these. Do people really need this much power?! :roll: Looks like the receiver specs are identical to the SR2/SR5 but you get more power and a ground. Hmmm.
by jarosoup
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mac filtering on bridge (eth1, eth2 and wlan1 and wlan2)
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Well, first off you should read the firewall and bridging manuals. Then, add you rules in the /interface bridge firewall section with the desired mac addresses to allow. Note I only suggested this as it sounds like what you are after...but in the long run, this isn't a very good solution and will be...
by jarosoup
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mac filtering on bridge (eth1, eth2 and wlan1 and wlan2)
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

You can do MAC filtering on the bridge via the bridge firewall. Just add in the src-mac-addresses you want to allow as well as other traffic you might need to allow, followed by a drop all rule. You will probably have to tune this some before everything will work right.
by jarosoup
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Trial User - feature request
Replies: 0
Views: 1300

Hotspot Trial User - feature request

While the trial user feature of the Hotspot has been very useful, we've found that the reset time for trial users is problematic as it's based on the time the user is active (Trial Uptime Reset). A lot of users seem to be expecting their trial time to reset at midnight, but only find that if they tr...
by jarosoup
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

...Note that there are no longer mangle rules, and all of the hotspot related firewall rules are dynamic - they will disappear if you disable the hotspot.
:)
by jarosoup
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

The hotspot in 2.9 is quite different than 2.8. Don't expect everything (firewall rules mainly) to look the same :) First, start over (reset your router). Then, make sure your hotspot interface is enabled, and assign an IP address to it and make sure the WAN interface is configured properly. Don't c...
by jarosoup
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot TRIAL user speed limit
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

This is all built-in already. All you need to do is create a new user profile under Hotspot->Users->Profile with the bandwidth limitations you need, then select this profile from the "Trial User Profile" dropdown menu of the Hotspot Server Profile you are using for the hotspot.
by jarosoup
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot problem with Apple Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Looks like maybe a builtin firewall is blocking part of the DHCP handshake.
by jarosoup
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: permit remote access to hotspot wireless devices?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

You need to port forward to your devices...trying searching then read the firewall manual as this has been discussed many times.
by jarosoup
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AP soft Version
Replies: 6
Views: 953

We have determined that on a Geode 266MHz platform as a Hotspot router, you can get about 80-90 active hotspot users before the CPU hits 100%. This assumes no P2P traffic, no more that 2MB of traffic, and at least 64MB of RAM. You should be able to get slightly more on a RB532. With higher bandwidth...
by jarosoup
Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT ....... Trouble Shooting
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

I don't think you can run Hotspot and Web-Proxy at the same time.
by jarosoup
Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Laptops using Intel wireless adapter 3945 abg
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

You need to update to at least 2.9.25.

sergejs, does this Intel problem (I blame them, not Mikrotik for this stupid "feature") exist on Mikrotik versions 2.8 ?
by jarosoup
Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

You are best off leaving the dns-name blank - if it is invalid, it'll break your hotspot.
by jarosoup
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Does your Hotspot router have valid DNS configured? Does it have an Internet connection? The hotspot won't function properly if DNS can't be resolved.
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: print oid results correct ?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Try the OIDs from the wireless registration table.
> /interface wireless registration print oid
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh configuration
Replies: 30
Views: 6654

samsoft08, your biggest limitation will be how many wireless clients (both end-users and other access points) will be connected (associated wirelessly) to your first MT-PC. If you only have a few access points and a few clients on that particular access point but maybe 50 on the whole network, you r...
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connection with Cisco Aironet WGB
Replies: 2
Views: 959

You have to change the packet encapsulation and disable proprietary extensions - there's a blurb about it in the wireless manual if you need more details.
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: remote reboot = dangerous?
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

You really should try using the search...the fix has been mentioned many times.
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: pc router time sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

If you are talking about your winbox session, it can't tolerate a bad connection and will drop you quick if you have an unreliable network connection to it (ie, connecting wirelessly with a poor signal).
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot using WDS over large area
Replies: 10
Views: 3251

You could be generating too much noise if you have too many APs close together - this will kill bandwidth and still reflect decent signal. Also, keep in mind that every hop you add will reduce your bandwidth by almost half. If you are using b/g mode, try swithing to b-only - we have seen over and ov...
by jarosoup
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh configuration
Replies: 30
Views: 6654

It's not necessary to split the WDS & AP between 2.4 & 5 G. You could simply use Virtual AP on an interface which is also configured to run WDS as the 'backbone'. So the 'backbone' WDS portion can be bridged with hidden SSID & WEP key, and the virtual AP can be run as hotspot, PPPoE or whatever... ...
by jarosoup
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN trunking support?
Replies: 4
Views: 5938

VLAN trunking support?

Are there plans for full VLAN support in version 3?
by jarosoup
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Still locking up all the time!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3415

Have you tried tweaking the BIOS of any of these boards? Try backing off the memory timings and chipset settings (depending on what is available)...this might help.
by jarosoup
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: More on SR9 problems...
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Does the performance of the links degrade when this happens (latency, bandwidth)? It's odd as your transmit rates aren't changing that much...maybe it's just an issue with the drivers reading the card wrong?
by jarosoup
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: why do i have a mikrotik IP?!?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

The IP Safari reports is your Internet (public) address. The address your prefs reports is your internal LAN address, which is normal if you are behind a NAT router (which you are). Nothing wrong, but perhaps you are mistakenly connected to the wrong router (are you using wireless?).
by jarosoup
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.0beta2
Replies: 57
Views: 15990

off topic - is the changelog good this time? Yes! This is the kind of detail I think a lot of people would appreciate, including myself. Thanks for listening :) Looking forward to trying Beta3. *) wireless - added station-pseudobridge modes to do MAC NAT when bridging over station mode link; I'm gl...
by jarosoup
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh configuration
Replies: 30
Views: 6654

If you want to use your 2.4GHz radios only for client connections, there is no need for WDS on them. Just set it as an ap-bridge and put it in the same bridge your 5GHz backhaul radio is in. This is what the MT image you posted is setup to do.
by jarosoup
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: strange Ping-times...
Replies: 11
Views: 2737

Is the MT AP running in b/g mode? If so, try with b-only mode and see if things change. We have seen some very strange issues and bad pings with CM9 radios running in b/g mode.
by jarosoup
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: rb44 so expensive or so special?
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Have you bothered reading the specs for these? Take a look at both of them, they are very different. You get what you pay for...
by jarosoup
Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CM9 Radios not being Recognized
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Upgrade the firmware on your wrap...
by jarosoup
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: complete WDS setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

When I said forget about WDS, what I meant is that you seemed to be confused and stuck on just *what* WDS is and what it does. An access point that uses WDS is still and access point. WDS just adds extra fuctionality. Your recent posts seem to indicate that you feel a WDS network is completely diffe...
by jarosoup
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

wlan1 has to be station-wds mode and your Cisco must have WDS configured if you want it to be a bridge.
by jarosoup
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: 10000 users on the Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Can we have a lottery if he/she doesn't claim the prize? :wink:
by jarosoup
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: WDS ...simple question
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

What is wrong with your current setup? What doesn't it do that you want it to do?
by jarosoup
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: complete WDS setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

Since you want to serve clients at the location where your Mikrotik gateway (your PC) is, you might be better off using the PC just as a router/firewall/gateway/dhcp-server/etc, and install a separate access point (RB532) coming straight off of the LAN port of your PC. If you want to support 40+ cli...
by jarosoup
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: license problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2555

Check the Docs and forum for the "export" command. Note that you might want to edit this text once saved to a text doc as it contains default settings that you may not need, plus it'll be easier to read.
by jarosoup
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: complete WDS setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

Routerboard532 for APs along with CM9 cards for radios have never failed us - great combo that always seems to work. As for how to configure it, since you have list no details on what you are trying to achieve, all I can say is read the manual. Buy the boards, and then setup your network in a "lab" ...
by jarosoup
Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: remote reboot = dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 3285

We've had this happen on wrap.2c boards. Upon a power cycle, they can get a errors on disk, requiring the disk repair - this is when they fail to reboot. Some flash cards do this more than others (Lexar, PQI, PNY have all lost our trust). Never seen this problem on Soekris or Routerboard.
by jarosoup
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Support for 802.11n
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Where is the hardware (miniPCI or PCMCIA radios)? I haven't seen any of these for sale anywhere...

BTW, it's certainly possible to do 20Mb now with Mikrotik and 802.11a/g radios.
by jarosoup
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking Hackers
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Note that the dictionary attacks on SSH and FTP ports are bots running on comprimised machines. The combinations used are dictionary words and names (both usernames and passwords). If you have strong passwords, which you should anyway, it's very unlikely that these attacks will ever get through. If ...
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 18km link CM9 ws SR5, 40Mbit, but some packet loss.
Replies: 23
Views: 4432

One packet dropped every 15 minutes is nothing to worry about. Are you using periodic calibration on the radios?
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: is bridging the answer
Replies: 3
Views: 830

You are going to interfere with yourself some if you do it this way. Two radios running on the same channel inside the same routerboard will probably cause more interference than the sectors, but between both you are going to increase your noise by a fair amount and possibly hinder your range. You'd...
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65 License in the US
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

For 3.5GHz in the US, you will need to obtain a license, most likely "experimental only", from the FCC. Be preparred to provide the exact address and coordinates for your POP location, desired radius, desired spectrum, intended uses, and possibly the gear you plan to use. An experimental license lik...
by jarosoup
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: The best mini-pci card !!???
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

We still swear by the the CM9 as they seem to be the least problematic (for us)...for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz although sometimes a Senao 200mW card performs better for range with 802.11b in low noise areas. A lot of people overlook using quality pigtails - this can make a huge difference, especially wi...
by jarosoup
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot and public ip (NAT)
Replies: 29
Views: 6278

Why aren't you using the MT DHCP? Try with that and see what happens.

On second thought, since you aren't using MT's DHCP, create a valid address pool and set your hotspot to that - this is part of the universal client which might help.
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: newb configuring RB112 and RB132 for simple bridging
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

What is the signal you are seeing on the CPE side? How far away is the CPE, and what gain antenna are you using on it?

As for the bridged CPE, this can only be done when using WDS and the CPE in station-wds mode. Search around a little for this if you need examples as it has been discussed a lot.
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 WDS Problems...
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

< bump >

wildbill442, any word on your luck with WDS? Just curious as we are looking to try a few of these and would like to use WDS. Bad card or something else?

Thanks
by jarosoup
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900mhz & nlos
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

There's no way that link will work. If it were a case of clipping the fresnel zone some for a short distance you'd be okay, but not that much obstruction. Trees are a little different than mountains when it comes to NLOS :)
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot and public ip (NAT)
Replies: 29
Views: 6278

Under the Hotspot server settings, set your Address Pool to none and see if that helps.
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graphing RSSI via SNMP what units??
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Your software needs to know that the signal strength in dB is a negative integer.
by jarosoup
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 7 routerboards with WDS
Replies: 31
Views: 3935

How gracefully a client hops from one AP to another can also depend on the hardware of the client. I had an old Prism 2.5 based PCMCIA card in my laptop that took much longer roam between APs than my newer Atheros based wireless card. Sometimes it can take a complete signal loss for a client to deci...
by jarosoup
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: real world range estimate?
Replies: 1
Views: 865

This might work, though 20 miles across water is asking a lot. One thing you should consider is going with horizontal polarity antennas as you will probably have better luck - they are known to work better over water than vertical. You'll be paying more for antennas but it might be worth it. You sti...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overclocking RB112
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

I setted RB112 to 200Mhz by adding 1khz resistor to R7 position and jumper on JP7. Works fine
Nice, thanks for sharing 8)
by jarosoup
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 ROCKS
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Very nice to hear this. What channel widths are you using?
by jarosoup
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: problem with mikrotik and WDS
Replies: 3
Views: 853

They do with 2.8 but not sure about 2.9.
by jarosoup
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ADSL router as bridge + MK
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Your public address assigned to ether1 has the wrong subnet mask. add address=81.73.132.120/ 32 network=81.73.132.0 broadcast=81.73.132.255 \ interface=ether1 comment="" disabled=no What subnet is assigned to your block of IPs? If it is not a /24 then you might want to delete the address and re-add ...
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proxy-ARP And Public IP's Over A LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

For this to work, you need to add a route statement on Router 2 for your client with a gateway of the inside Router 2 address and a destination /32 of your intended client IP: /ip route add destination=87.198.198.201/ 32 gateway=10.14.5.190 Since you've got a hop in the middle, you might need to try...
by jarosoup
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n Vs WiMax and what is MK waiting for ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

The 802.11n standard isn't going to be ready for some time now (2008?). The delay sucks, but they are doing it for the right reasons. :?

See here: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/communications/ ... 962,00.htm
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which Radius Server for Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Radiator works great under windows...it's quite a bit cheaper than VOPRadius too.

http://www.open.com.au/radiator/
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who Broke It?
Replies: 21
Views: 2740

I've noticed the double slashes for some time now...I don't think that's the issue. Anyways, no need to get nasty about it - be happy everything is working again :)
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.29: Where is the Mikrotik CF image?
Replies: 26
Views: 5703

duh...changlog link was right in front of me :roll:

It probably doesn't matter, but I agree that not have a CF image is unfortunate. This made batching out a bunch of APs pretty quick....bummer :?
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.29: Where is the Mikrotik CF image?
Replies: 26
Views: 5703

Where is the change log?
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ether problem. help, pls.
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

It could be an IRQ issue too. You might want to try to disable devices you don't need from the BIOS - extra COM ports, USB, etc. Some BIOS menus allow you to specify the IRQ for your video card.
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: repeatable bug- crashes: wrap 2c, RB 112 w/ 8602
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Yep. I haven't actually tested to see if this is still a problem, but will try out a fresh AP. I'm afraid to disable any radios in the field because of this. Mentioned it months ago but it was assumed that my config was wrong. It seems to be an issue when a radio is bridged and in ap-bridge mode. Ed...
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Double-click required for all forum links?
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

I thought it was just my laptop (winXP)...I have to click on everything twice to get it to come up.
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: repeatable bug- crashes: wrap 2c, RB 112 w/ 8602
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Yep, I've seen this too..but with CM9 cards as ap-bridges included in a bridge interface.
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with FTP access to MT
Replies: 7
Views: 11494

I've had problems connecting to Mikrotik FTP using Filezilla client in passive mode...active mode works fine though.
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [solved] what to do!? Routing question
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

:?: Okay, I'll take a stab at this... So, you want each of those 3 APs to connect wirelessly to your Mikrotik router which contains 3 Atheros radios? If this is the case, you could set the mode for each of the 3 radios in the Mikrotik to station and route the links. Or, you could try station-wds and...
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange "packet storm" / ACK Flood
Replies: 16
Views: 5594

Where these guys running any Linux servers behind this connection?
by jarosoup
Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: no assocations when using sr9's
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

While I haven't tried one of these cards yet, you might want to try setting the antenna-mode=ant-a to antenna-mode=ant-b on both devices.
by jarosoup
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing public IP addresses to PPPoE clients
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

I haven't used PPPoE much so perhaps there is another way around this. I suggested Proxy-Arp as it sounds like the public address scope for the WAN port is the same as the scope that he want's to allocate on the LAN side for PPP users (where they are terminating on the same router). Since you can't ...
by jarosoup
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Not quite what we suspected...
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Nice 8)

As long as the equivalent of the McRib isn't somehow implemented on MacRouterOS, we'll continue to be happy :twisted:
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Daytime bliss, evening chaos - wireless behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

If your signals are at or near -90dB you will very likely see ping problems as you are near the threshold of connectivity. I'm not sure why the Prism would work better other than the Atheros based card being more sensitive and seeing more noise and probably bouncing around on transmit rates. Can you...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing public IP addresses to PPPoE clients
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

You also need to enable proxy-arp on your interfaces.
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing of Public IP's
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Consider the following addresses (substitute your own): Your assigned serial interface IP: 172.16.1.9/30 Your assigned default gateway: 172.16.1.8 Your public allocated IP block: 10.1.1.1/27 (10.1.1.1 - 10.1.1.30 usable) A private internal block for NAT (optional): 192.168.1.1/24 Your interfaces: SB...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: T1 Cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Thanks much for the info 8) Did you have to configure the card from the command line, or were you able to do this from winbox? Last one of these I setup was on 2.8.28 and had to be done from the command line... As for routing your IPs, just put the serial IP (the /30) on the T1 card, and your public...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Australia - Release of 5.47 to 5.725GHz spectrum
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

if you enter your antenna gain, it will lower the power accordingly (we support TPC, not ATPC but it is almost the same thing, and it does comply with regulations) Are there plans to comply with the FCC regulations regarding this same spectrum for the US? 5.2GHz and the 5.4-5.7GHz bands will requir...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: T1 Cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Montana, I would be interested to hear what model number of that new SBE card you are using is...it would be a beautiful thing if these new cards work with 2.9. Make sure you have the synchronous package installed.
mikrotik REALLY needs to update their drivers for the new sangoma cards!
Agreed!
by jarosoup
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: up-load speeds gone to nothing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

I'd try swapping out the lightning arrestor as these can't always be trusted after taking a hit, even if they appear to be working. Not sure how or why this could cause you problems, but it would be the first thing I'd replace... Edit: Are your signals the same at both the AP and CPE before the hit?
by jarosoup
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SECURITY: new exploit for 802.11 based cards
Replies: 1
Views: 843

FWIW, this was an Atheros driver that was exploited. I hope that Mikrotik looks into this as it's possible on Windows, Mac, and Linux...not good :?

This really sparked some interesting conversations yesterday tho :D
by jarosoup
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: interface wireless monitor via SNMP
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

You'll have to extract noise-floor and ccq with scripting....for now anyway.
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.27 - SNMP broken
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

We aren't having any problems with SNMP for wireless interfaces on 2.9.27. As mentioned, your OID may be different as the index may have changed.
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: no internet , no dns , big no of connections
Replies: 3
Views: 953

I would assume that your connection limit is hanging up all of your clients...if you disable this, do things start working again? Might want to double check that this rule is setup properly.
by jarosoup
Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

I think you need to post a little more information about your setup. Are you using webproxy? What kind of firewall have you setup? Using torch and/or the traffic sniffer, you should be able to determine where your traffic is hanging up. Also, what type of Internet connection is this hooked up to (T1...
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Managing Hotspot firewall!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Add some log rules, like one right before your drop rule, to determine what is going to get dropped.
by jarosoup
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Singnal Strenth -91 db on 7Km link
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Reset your config and try it with default power settings on your radio (ie, don't change anything). I've also read that reducing the transmit power to 23dB helps. You might want to search around for this particular Senao radio as many have had issues with them.
by jarosoup
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HOTSPOT user and SIMPLE QUEUES error
Replies: 6
Views: 4052

There's a "Hotspot Fix" package on the main download page - I think this is what they are trying to say :) It's still bothering me that we aren't having this problem... :?
by jarosoup
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wrong IP address at Status page for hotspot user
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Is the address that shows up on the status page in the dhcp lease table (is it someone else's lease, or an IP that hasn't been offered yet)? Strange.

Under the hotspot profile you are using, do you have the Hotspot IP defined there (it works without one)?
by jarosoup
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Warning about hotspot keepalive timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

:roll:

It's always been like this. If it causes you problems, don't use it. Use idle-timeout instead.
by jarosoup
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wrong IP address at Status page for hotspot user
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

We have never seen this issue you are describing on our hotspots (have been using mt hotspot since 2.7). Are you using the standard status.html file? Can you post the line that contains the IP address output? Perhaps you need to "refresh" this file by loading a default one of a new 2.9 install. Do y...
by jarosoup
Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.10 beta. where from?
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Those are all of the old 2.9 beta releases...before 2.9.1
by jarosoup
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: internal error: login failed: failed to add queue:...
Replies: 8
Views: 9037

Interesting. We aren't having hardly any issues with 2.9.27 and hotspot. We are running into the problem when someone has lost their lease, but is still logged in, and then can't login again due to only allowing 1 session per user...it doesn't happen often, but does happen. Other than that, this has...
by jarosoup
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limit Bandwidth Hotspot per User
Replies: 14
Views: 21778

At one time, Rate-Limit only worked for PPP sessions...has this changed? We've been using the following for bandwidth allocation with hotspot users via radius without issue:

Ascend-Data-Rate (Upload)
Ascend-Xmit-Rate (Download)

Give these a try :)
by jarosoup
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Logging RSSI / Signal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

The OIDs listed in the registration table contain the MAC address of the clients (you have to convert to hex). So they should never change unless you swap out the radio card of the client you are monitoring from the reg table. We've never had one disappear on us with 2.8 or 2.9.
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple WDS question
Replies: 3
Views: 889

You would bridge the 2 cards, and they could have the same ssid, but only if you use static wds as if one is in station mode and the other in ap-bridge mode, they would associate to each other. You could use acess lists and stp to get around the loop, but a more "sane" solution would be to use stati...
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Logging RSSI / Signal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

I can't offer a solution for scripting, but this type of data is what SNMP is for. Check out MRTG or Cacti - you can graph signal information over time which would be much easier to read than log outputs IMO.
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: tx/rx signal strength is -89 -92 (Please help )
Replies: 32
Views: 11120

As mentioned before, try a different channel. 2.4 (18 dbi mode) Is this the omni gain? If so, as mentioned, if the elevation of the 2 links is different, this may be your problem (flat signal). You have to wonder if the recievers in the radios are fried if you tested these links so close together wi...
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Doubt with Win XP
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Windows doesn't always report accurate wireless connections...infact, you should never base a connection on this. Get Netstumbler or some other similar utility and check your signal with this.
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.27 KEEPS CRASHING MY APs 400miles away
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

It's probably the Senao radios you are using. If you would have done any searching at all, you would have noticed they seem to be very hit and miss with people. As for the new extensions, again, searching around and reading various posts recently you will see that there is some talk about it. In a n...
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Suggestions for new tower setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Greetings :) I haven't had a chance to load up a Mikrotik AP with 50 clients yet...so can't really comment on this much, but seems like it should be fine and I think others have come close to this..comments anyone? This would get you there if your clients are evenly spread around your tower (to bala...
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Problem with a RouterBoard 44
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

You might be able to get around your problem by disabling onboard audio, parallel port, extra com ports/usb, and anything else that needs IRQs from the BIOS.
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Suggestions for new tower setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Even with 4 separate APs (4x 90* sectors - highly recommended over 4 radios in one RB500) with perfect conditions and optionally nStream, I don't think you'll be able to achieve 500 clients. You might want to consider breaking up your network and adding some micro-POPs off your main tower.
by jarosoup
Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot: Preventing "lost dhcp lease" logout
Replies: 10
Views: 4273

Okay, notcing a new log entry on one of these networks that we upgraded today: 15:42:16 hotspot,info,debug joeblow (192.168.2.164): logged out: host removed: overrided by static entry Just curious as to what conditions trigger this? I've only seen a few today like this, vs maybe a 100 logouts or mor...
by jarosoup
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot: Preventing "lost dhcp lease" logout
Replies: 10
Views: 4273

I wanted to update this thread as I've recently upgraded (from 2.9.26) to 2.9.27 on a few of our hotspot routers. From the changelog: What's new in 2.9.27: . . *) fixed hotspot to handle lost leases in a more graceful way; . . Well, this indeed seem to have fixed this issue...thanks Mikrotik, you gu...
by jarosoup
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple CPE - Station mode
Replies: 17
Views: 2854

@MikroTik: Perhaps MikroTik would want to take a look at this code to decide if to include it in some future version? (GPL) Because it's a fact that we can explain, WHY this doesn't work. But as Marco (and others) have said, many cheeeeaapo wireless clients do provide at least partial work-arounds,...
by jarosoup
Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

Did you ever try testing out other channels? What do ping tests and bandiwdth tests look like at 2AM? What does the registration table and the reg stat look like early in the morning? I still think your problem is RF related. Based on your registration table, some of the link's signal strengths, and...
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

tx rate times are times since last use of that tx rate i guess.
I think this is it...makes sense after looking at a few APs. Thanks :)

How close are these CPEs to each other? As in, are all these in the same neighborhood?
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

From the 2 clients: tx-ccq=36% rx-ccq=55% tx-ccq=35% rx-ccq=54% While not horrible, these should be a little higher for a solid connection. What type and gain are the antennas you are using on the CPE side? There seems to be a weakness on the CPE side as there is quite a difference between the clie...
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: block windows update
Replies: 8
Views: 5556

I don't think this would be a good idea. Would you want to be responsible for someone else getting exploited because you weren't allowing them to get critical updates from Microsoft? Why not tell them to set their computers to prompt before downloading and installing new updates?
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

Hmmm. Can you post the output from "/interface wireless reg print stat"? Maybe just include 2 or 3 of the problematic clients from this output as all of them will be too much. Also, I'm not sure if you've mentioned this, but have you tried other channels? Your ping output you posted shows packet siz...
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

Do you have all of your ack-times set to dynamic (they should be if your clients are at different distances)? I can't easily find the frequency you are running...is it 5GHz or 2.4GHz (a or g mode?)? Also, what antennas are you using?
by jarosoup
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

I don't think bridging has anything to do with your problem. We use WDS for a lot of networks, and they typically work well if interference is low, we have good signal, we use good pigtails and antennas, and do bandwidth control to reduce flooding the APs. Here's a ping from a gateway to an AP 3 WDS...
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What am I be doing wrong ? RB532 as AP and 2 RB112 as wds st
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

sten, thanks for the correction....learn something new everyday :)

The only other thing I see is that on your AP, you don't have your WLAN set as a port on your bridge...not sure if this is causing your problem though or is even required, but we typically have our wlan in the bridge.
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What am I be doing wrong ? RB532 as AP and 2 RB112 as wds st
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Your station A doesn't have wds-mode or wds-default-bridge set.
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Error 504 gateway timeout
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

What version did you upgrade from?
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does Polling work without Nstream?
Replies: 3
Views: 827

You're welcome :)
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does Polling work without Nstream?
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Nope, this is for Nstream only.
by jarosoup
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times with 11 CPE's on RB532...
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

Your basic-rates should not be changed...set it back to 6Mb. Have you used torch and looked at the firewall connections to see what's going on on your network? Sounds like you are either overloaded with traffic, or you've got signal (interference or hardware) problems. Other things to try are settin...
by jarosoup
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9.27 released
Replies: 23
Views: 3675

I updated one of our RB532a running 2.9.17 by uploading the individual 2.9.27 packages and everything worked fine for me. This is a dual-radio AP...will report back if we notice any problems with it.
by jarosoup
Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Tweaks - optimizing client connections?
Replies: 2
Views: 3230

Wireless Tweaks - optimizing client connections?

Hello all. My recent quest to resolve some problems with clients getting logged out of a MT Hotspot when connected to a MT AP (in b mode only)has brought me to research a few of the wireless parameters available in Mikrotik: 1) disconnect-timeout (time; default: 3s) - only above this value the clien...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9.25 proprietary-extensions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3751

I would guess that there are currently both options as it is a new feature and they wanted to leave the old settings available in the event that there are issues with the new setting. Since it is new and hasn't been tested much, it's nice to have the old setting to revert back to. Now, if this isn't...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot no longer working-- "Connection refused"
Replies: 9
Views: 5315

Since you've changed a few thing before this happened, I think some of your changes have broken your hotspot. Typically the only time a hotspot will break is if you change around your interfaces, mess with IP addresses, firewall rules, or broken DNS. I don't think it's possible to break just the red...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for source for inexpensive 1U rack mount MT server
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

I would think for gig-e, you'd want a Pentium based board or a healthy VIA based board. There are a lot of new VIA boards out there, but some have problems when saturating the PCI bus. We've never run into this with ethernet cards, but have also never tried gig-e with the thin-routers. I think there...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for source for inexpensive 1U rack mount MT server
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Actually, these do exist (some will hold up to 4 motherboards). Lemme see if I can find the linky...or if someone else knows who sells these? Edit: Here they are: http://www.casetronic.com/Products/Rackmount/1U-Rackmount/1U-Rackmount.asp - check out the Travla or Hawk series. There's another company...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox makes CPU go to 100%
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Yes, hard to troubleshoot indeed :? Here's some new info about my problem. I've just discovered that if I leave a winbox session connected to this router, and keep a terminal window open inside winbox, this problem goes away. If I then close winbox, reopen it and don't open a terminal window, it com...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for source for inexpensive 1U rack mount MT server
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

While not a rackmount, the thin-routers that wisp-router sells work quite well for ethernet only applications and the price is right. You'd have to buy a dual-port gig-e card but there is room for one PCI card. Portwell.com has got some nice rackmount computers that are probably just what you need, ...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot no longer working-- "Connection refused"
Replies: 9
Views: 5315

Sounds like a DNS problem. Double check that your DNS is functioning properly. Also, try setting dns-name="hotspot1.____.com" to blank.
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox makes CPU go to 100%
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

I wanted to revisit this post as I am still noticing this problem on a different router now. As for the router I originally was posting about, the problem magically went away after a number of reboots and months of running. I've got another router with a very similar config that is starting to do th...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Setting up a Bait server for Firewall rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Alternatively, you can set the ssh, telnet, and www ports to something different than default in /ip service. As mentioned, you could end up blocking yourself. As a side note, alot of these ssh scans originate from compromised linux servers and you may only ever see them try to login one day. So, yo...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radios won't mesh anymore...
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Could just be some nasty interference too. Have you tried other channels?
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public ip on private lan?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

the way i see it is that no one wants to attempt to answer a difficult question. LOL
Or that you haven't searched on the forum. You can do this with proxy arp though I haven't tried it on 2.9 yet.
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS random Disconnect / Reconnect - some times reboot- ??
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

I think your radio cards are causing you problems. I've seen a lot of posts with people having problems when using the new Senao radios...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging w/Queue Tree Example for your enjoyment & audit
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

Thanks for sharing this Eric 8) I'm still looking to do traffic shaping on a transparent bridge "the right way" so this should be useful.
no need to create separate up and down queues.
I thought this was required on a bridged traffic shaper?
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Login via Bandwidth test.
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

You could always just disable the Bandwidth Test Server while you aren't using it :wink: Not sure if there are other ways to login to the bw server tho.
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: wtf? Bruteforce login bot or what?
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Welcome to the Internet. Try searching around as this has been discussed many times. Google also knows about this ;)
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOTHING. FORGET. Not ping between subnets
Replies: 2
Views: 601

If he is, it's probably a default gateway problem.
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please Add SMTP Authentication and Custom Port Support
Replies: 12
Views: 3500

We have been needing this feature for a few years now. Come on Mikrotik, can't you put your Dude developers on this for just a week? :lol:
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: router software 2.9
Replies: 2
Views: 669

You need to set the "IP Pool" setting under both the hotspot and the users profiles to none. This should fix your problem.

Edit: You beat me to it :D
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mac filtering through Redback for DSL
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

What about setting static ARP entries for your customers? If I had customers intentionally "playing around" like this on my network like this, they'd be gone.
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overclocking the rb532...opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 10328

Thanks for posting this info NZLamb and changeip 8) I'll give this a try and see what happens. Hope it goes okay as these routerboards are not easily accessable! I agree on the ramsinks...I wonder what the temp threshold is on these at 330MHz.
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Error sending e-mail invalide from address
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Right now MikroTik RouterOs e-mail client doesn't support SMTP authentication.
Are there plans to implement this in the future? We've never used the email in Mikrotik because of the lack of this feature :?
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ping times?
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Try to enable periodic-calibration as I think the default == disabled.
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Prism cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Giepie, I think you missed the question. 2.8 does not work on a RouterBoard532. You can't downgrade from 2.9 to 2.8 on one of these boards. rastod, Try upgrading to a newer version of 2.9 (like the current one). They have fixed some of the problems with Prism on the later versions. Can't confirm tha...
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: What am I doing wrong - Port Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether1 dst-address=000.000.000.000 protocol=tcp \ dst-port=8080 action=dst-nat to-addresses=10.20.40.254 to-ports=8080 \ comment="" disabled=no add chain=dstnat in-interface=ether1 dst-address=000.000.000.000 protocol=tcp \ dst-port=3223 action=dst-nat to-addresses=10....
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: What am I doing wrong - Port Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

No, the dst-address you are using in your firewall rules. Try both your dst-nat and walled garden rules *without* a dst-address of all zeros. I believe if you leave the dst-address blank, it implies all zeros (0.0.0.0/0). Just try the walled garden with only a source address=your internal one and th...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot: Preventing "lost dhcp lease" logout
Replies: 10
Views: 4273

I hate to bump this, but I'd really like to see if anyone at Mikrotik or users here have any input on this ? Please? Glad I'm not the only one that finds this to be a problem...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: What am I doing wrong - Port Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

You need to add the IP address of the internal device you are dst-natting to to the walled garden. Not sure if you can define both the IP and port, as I've run into problems with specifying a port (although this was on some older versions). The problem is, your traffic is redirecting properly from t...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Okay, that would explain the lack of output. Sorry, I'm not too up to par on scripting yet :?

Anyway, your suggestion works great. Appending count-only works as well - which is exactly what I needed. Thanks a bunch for the help Eugene 8)
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Sorry, I thought you were asking if you could connect 2 APs together (in ap mode) without WDS. Yeah, if one is a client, you can if you are routing or running NAT, otherwise, NO (no transparent bridge to ethernet in station mode). Perhaps there should be a counter to count how many times this is ask...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vpn performace on RB500s?
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

There's really nothing difficult about it. If you are running bandwidth tests originating from one router with a target of the other router, then it may be less than 20Mb. If you are running tests across the routers (where the source and destinations are not the routers themselves) then you shoulod ...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Only WDS will allow 2 APs to connect to each other.
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ping times?
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Do you have periodic calibration set to enabled? Also, what is your tx/rx ccq values for that link?
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9.26 released..
Replies: 25
Views: 4504

I've upgraded one Hotspot router which seems to be doing fine right now. Still waiting to see if the DNS cache holds up, but here's to hoping! Thanks for addressing this problem Mikrotik :)
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Turning pc into a router...
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Yes, you can use most any PC as a router. For configuration examples, see the manual.
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Logging RSSI / Signal.
Replies: 2
Views: 835

I think your best bet is to use SNMP to graph such data with MRTG, Cacti, or something similar. It would be much easier to keep track of over time :)
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot: Preventing "lost dhcp lease" logout
Replies: 10
Views: 4273

Hotspot: Preventing "lost dhcp lease" logout

Hello all. I've seen this problem on and off for a long time now. I don't think it's a bug, but it'd be nice to handle this more gracefully or understand what conditions cause this. When using the Hotspot, clients sometimes get logged out due to losing their dhcp lease. I think this is mainly due to...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Thanks for the suggestion Eugene. This command does work, but doesn't return anything, I just get a new line for both radius and non-radius users. Perhaps this might do the trick in the future? Ideally, It would be nice to have the following print extensions (or just integrate these into SNMP oids w...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many writes to flash will kill it?
Replies: 36
Views: 16146

I do have the echo save rule unchecked. To be sure, I'll run a test on one of these routers with NTP client recording the sector writes with and without ntp over the next 2 days (24 hours each test). I'll post back once this is done.
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many writes to flash will kill it?
Replies: 36
Views: 16146

That one had been around since 2.7.x
Wow, that's impressive :shock: This is good news for a lot of people I think. What brand (or chip) of flash card is this?
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: single user web redirect
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Not sure if this is possible without the hotspot. Possibly with a web proxy, but I'm the last person you would want to ask proxy questions from :?
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot login page not loading, anyone seen this before
Replies: 11
Views: 5910

There can also be issues if you set the dns name under the hotspot settings...I think this is what NZLamb is saying. I usually leave it blank.
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: single user web redirect
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

You might try redirecting their port 80 requests to some other website via dst-nat. Not sure of it'll work, but worth a shot.
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many writes to flash will kill it?
Replies: 36
Views: 16146

Glad to pass this along. It really makes no sense to me either. It's the only thing I've changed on these routers that has shown this sector write difference. We just put up with june 2000 or 1980 and use the uptime to calculate the date :oops: :twisted: Edit: FWIW, 2.8 has this same behavior with n...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Determining Hotspot active users are dynamic/local or radius

We are currenlty monitoring active hotspot users by running a script that returns /ip hotspot active print count-only. But, using the trial feature as well as local accounts entered on the router, along with users authenticated by an external radius server, we have no way to tell how many of the act...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many writes to flash will kill it?
Replies: 36
Views: 16146

In my experiences, it's been with the NTP Client. I actually don't use the client anymore because of this (and my paranoia about the flash failing) although it is still running on this particular router. The uptime of that router I posted stats on is only ~4 days, and there's been 129,000 writes to ...
by jarosoup
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many writes to flash will kill it?
Replies: 36
Views: 16146

  write-sect-since-reboot: 129728
         write-sect-total: 3556164
This is an older Sandisk...still chiggin' away. Note that if you use NTP, writes will increase much faster.
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controlling packet fragmentation across routers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Thanks for the reply. I guess the confusion on my end (and the reason for posting this) is whether the client or the router is responsible for generating the packets of this certain size. So, if the router reduces the MSS, but the client still sends a packet that needs fragmenting, the problem still...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Uplink down won't allow redirection to hotspot login.html
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

I too have always wanted a fix for this...somthing along the lines of a page that loads when the main connection is down that says "Internet down, don't panic!". I have not figured out any graceful way of handling this yet...but perhaps we can figure something out. Like you've found, the trick is fa...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Cache - won't flush, slows down router
Replies: 5
Views: 5237

Well, the watchdog timer kicked in this morning - router crashed and rebooted (a whopping 5 days uptime!). No supout was generated, even though this is enabled. :?
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Controlling packet fragmentation across routers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Controlling packet fragmentation across routers?

I've run into an interesting problem that only seems to show up with secure web access (SSL) when using the MT Hotspot. Traffic coming from the Hotspot router destined to the secure webserver has had issues. I'm noticing an ICMP Type 3 Code 4 (Fragmentation Needed and Don't Fragment was Set) sent fr...
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time Format
Replies: 14
Views: 3619

I think what someone else was trying to get at is that are you sure your local clock (/sys clock) has the right time? I really can't help much, but one question relating to this...how does the queue (or the router for that matter) know what day of the week it is? I'm not seeing anywhere in the route...
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pppoe
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Perhaps you've got HTTP cookies enabled in the hotspot and your user has a cookie still in effect? Cookies are enabled by default...
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: pppoe
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

The src-nat rule with action=masq does not have anything to do with the hotspot users surfing or not. Take a look at the forward and dst-nat chains as these are the ones that control hotspot users.
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Cache - won't flush, slows down router
Replies: 5
Views: 5237

Well, here I am a few days later...I thought originally things were back to normal. The cache size has slowly decreased to somewhere around 1MB or so (using default 2048K limit). I've got the ttl set to 1 hour. Today, the router started to slow down again. Here's my cache, which is full, won't flush...
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9.25 proprietary-extensions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3751

It's kinda rare that new features make it into the documentation so quick...:cough: rstp :cough: :twisted: :wink:
by jarosoup
Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ethernet issue
Replies: 2
Views: 681

You have to open a terminal window and type in the command from the command line: [admin@mt] interface ethernet> set 2 cable-settings=? Ethernet cable type CableSettings ::= default | standard | short [admin@mt] interface ethernet> set 2 cable-settings= Note, that from a command line, you can use th...
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Please Urgently Help RB 532 can't work in two rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Sounds like you don't have the pigtail antenna connector on the right port of your radio. Try changing that, or set your antenna mode to ant-b. Also, you may want to disable dfs mode until you can get them to link up as setting it to radar-detect can cause the ap to pause while it scans.
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Cache - won't flush, slows down router
Replies: 5
Views: 5237

Thanks for the reply aitsecurty. Interesting, I rarely setup DNS from the terminal other than the primary and secondary, and have actually never noticed the ttl setting in there. I'll give this a shot and see what happens. I appreciate the suggestion :) Mikrotik, why is the cache-max-ttl setting not...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serious problems with Atheros cards - THREAD REMOVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

I was surprised it lasted more than 24 hours :lol:
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3682

Okay, so after much pain trying to solve this issue, I have discovered my problem. This may very well explain other issues people are seeing as well. I have verified several times that this is an issue only with 2.9, as 2.8.28 has never caused this behavior and proved to work fine on this network. M...
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3682

One thing I am noticing when sniffing traffic on the router with the hotspot and walled garden - there are a ton of resends/retransmits happening. This is on a test network with ethernet and switches, so it's not likely to be related to the client's connection (my laptop on a switch).
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3682

Do you mind sharing your workaround?

And, I agree, there are certainly issues with it...it can be hard to reproduce too.
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3682

I'm running into a similar problem getting https requests to work through the walled garden. Works for some clients, not for others. Even adding in IP addresses, still a no go.
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: blackhole rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

I wonder if a broadcast from the client might be tripping this? It doesn't seem like it should, but I really don't see how else it could get triggered. Do clients get blocked soon after being connected, or is it random?
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ping times?
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Is your transmit rate bouncing around at all?
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: blackhole rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Is the IP address 192.168.1.45 the router that the users are passing through? If so, try adding an allow rule on the forward chain just above rule #8 to allow established connections.
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ubiquiti SR9 support
Replies: 50
Views: 21394

I'm surprised that UBNT hasn't tested their cards with Mikrotik already (from another forum it's obvious they haven't)...seems like it'd help them get the word out. Anyway, where are the speed, range, and overall tests and opinions people? Looking forward to hearing how these do in the real world. W...
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall broken on 2.9.24?
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

I ended up registering this test device (something overdue anyway) with 2.9.23 then upgrading to 2.9.24. It's a subtle way to get people to buy licenses I guess :wink: :lol:
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall broken on 2.9.24?
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Well, I had 2.9.18 installed on it (trial) with 10 hours left on the demo. Needed to test something on 2.9.24, so ran netinstall on it via ethernet. Seems like reinstalling to 2.9.24 shouldn't have been a problem, but no go. So, I did the same thing with 2.9.23 and it installed just fine. 2.9.24 ref...
by jarosoup
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall broken on 2.9.24?
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Netinstall broken on 2.9.24?

Tried to install 2.9.24 via PXE on a Soekris 4521 today and it's giving errors that the demo license is expired. Beware! Starting... Checking disk integrity... No errors found. Completing installation, this may take a minute: processing console information ... done Installation complete Generating S...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Issue with client Intel 3945abg
Replies: 27
Views: 6190

Edit: NM, wrong thread :oops:
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 7 routerboards with WDS
Replies: 31
Views: 3935

I think you are misunderstanding the nature of the poster's setup. If every AP can be connected to a switch, then there is no need to link them together with WDS. An ethernet switch will always be faster than a WDS link. Obviously, in a large network deployment, where wired connections to the networ...
by jarosoup
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Cache - won't flush, slows down router
Replies: 5
Views: 5237

DNS Cache - won't flush, slows down router

Has anyone noticed this? I'm running a number of hotspots with 2.9 (various versions) where the hotspot redirects DNS to the DNS cache. After a long period of uptime ( > 60 days) logins to the router become slow, the CPU starts to spike, the CPU idle level continues to grow up, as does the memory us...
by jarosoup
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limit bandwith in users profile
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

The fields in the user profiles are in bits per second. You'll need trailing zeros to get the speed you want, ie 54000 instead of 54.
by jarosoup
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overclocking the rb532...opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 10328

Thanks all for the feedback. I should've asked this before hanging a bunch of these. I thought I recall reading somewhere that you can up the frequency without using the console, as long as they can be power-cycled...is this a possibility? It would be a beautiful thing to be able to change these ove...
by jarosoup
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Address are getting eaten by the boggy man
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

You could just add a static lease so that mac address only gets one, and the same, address.

Why do you have so many addresses in your pool, instead of just a range?
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