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by scampbell
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge is resetting CoS to 0 (was: Setting CoS from DSCP on PPPoE server)
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Bridge is resetting CoS to 0 (was: Setting CoS from DSCP on PPPoE server)

Hi Nathan, While counter-intuitive it seems Clearing Priority of a packet as it passes through a bridge has been a "default" in RoS for a long time. Logically setting priority from ingress would make more sense as a default action to me too...... For any QoS structure we use both ingress priority as...
by scampbell
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot access Hikvision NVR remotely
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Cannot access Hikvision NVR remotely

Please post your dst-nat rule.

Hikvision works fine with Mikrotik, both for web and IVMS client
by scampbell
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: TX Sector Info - Alignment of RBwAPG-60ad
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: TX Sector Info - Alignment of RBwAPG-60ad

Hi Dirks, The aerial for the WAP60AD is a 8x8 multi-sector array starting at top left 0 ending bottom right 63 (think in terms of a 8x8 grid or table) so sector 27 or 35 is roughly in the middle while sector 34 is meaning a little to the left and perhaps down a bit. This is indicated in the client t...
by scampbell
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ❗️❓ UNSTABLE VPLS on Wireless networks
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: ❗️❓ UNSTABLE VPLS on Wireless networks

I comment on simple for any future readers like me (Correct me if I'm wrong). 1. OSPF interface [network type] from broadcast change to point to point , do this in Routers . 2. OSPF interface , enable Use BFD 3. Wlan interface , [Multicast Helper] from default to full . Hi ViREnG, Network type=poin...
by scampbell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ❗️❓ UNSTABLE VPLS on Wireless networks
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: ❗️❓ UNSTABLE VPLS on Wireless networks

Even if VPLS tunnels go down for some reason, they typically only take 10 seconds to come back, not 60. The 60 seconds makes me suspect that it is actually something else that is going down, most likely something like OSPF, or possibly LDP neighbor. You should be prioritizing OSPF and LDP over the ...
by scampbell
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ARM devices and NV2 protocol
Replies: 575
Views: 56682

Re: ARM devices and NV2 protocol

LDF5 (802.11n) is available in Germany
LDF5 is in stock in New Zealand too - we can ship worldwide :-)
by scampbell
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1131
Views: 198202

Re: Feature requests

I would like to see an "add comment" feature on any rule that allows you to add an address to an address list so the created address list entry has info about why it was added. e.g /ip firewall filter add action=add-src-to-address-list address-list=Blacklist address-list-timeout=5d chain=input proto...
by scampbell
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wifi timer
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: wifi timer

iPhones will usually disconnect when they go to sleep too....
by scampbell
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMan Version
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: CAPsMan Version

CAPsMAN v2 is included within the Wireless package. Just make sure you have the latest RoS and you are running the latest CAPsMAN :-)
by scampbell
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 83520

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

We distribute the Metanoia V5311-T-R in New Zealand and are working on this with the manufacturers. We have the V5311-T-R working now on NZ EUBA ADSL in a test environment currently. Once all tests are done we will contact customers directly with the necessary updates. What method do you use to rea...
by scampbell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 83520

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I've recently purchased this to use with ADSL, but I can't seem to get it working. The LED is green which seems to indicate SHOWTIME. I've set up an interface on my CPE as VLAN 6 (matching VCI/VPI 0/100 which is what I need) and used a PPPoE client, but it doesn't receive any packets on the interfa...
by scampbell
Wed May 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN VLAN assigment
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Re: CAPsMAN VLAN assigment

On your AP I would suggest disabling the bridge vlan features and try again. Here is a sample config that supports VLAN's on an wAP AC with management on VLAN 1001 /interface bridge add name=bridge-trunk /interface wireless set [ find ] disabled=no /interface vlan add interface=bridge-trunk name=vla...
by scampbell
Sun May 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP - Cannot access device in LAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: PPTP - Cannot access device in LAN

If you are logging into your LAN via PPTP and assigning your remote connection an IP address from the local LAN range then you will not be able to see devices in the local LAN like you report. The reason is due to your subnet and ARP. Your remote device gets an ip address like 192.168.88.77 with a n...
by scampbell
Sun May 13, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Static routing help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Static routing help needed

There should be no further action on the Mikrotik needed (assuming no restrictive firewall rules). It should show two routes with flags DAC for both 172.30.30.0/30 and 172.29.29.0/30 When routing traffic your source device need a route to your destination and your destination device needs a route ba...
by scampbell
Wed May 09, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless woes and how to fix em :)
Replies: 16
Views: 2646

Re: Wireless woes and how to fix em :)

For 2.4GHz only use 20MHz and channels 2412, 2437 or 2462. Also add in two access list rules, one to accept connections between -80..120 and another to reject signals -120..120. This aids handoff from one AP to the other and feel free to alter the -80 threshhold. Also you may want to reduce the tx-p...
by scampbell
Wed May 09, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Use AES-CCM only (unicast & group ciphers)
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Use AES-CCM only (unicast & group ciphers)

In addition to what R1CH says, TKIP and/or WPA (not WPA2) if used, will drop performance on Wireless N networks to no more than 54Mbps - if we see TKIP and/or WPA-PSK anywhere we disable it :-) If a device requires TKIP that represents a sales opportunity to replace the device ..... Here is an inter...
by scampbell
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 75558

Re: v6.41 [current]

I have upgraded a CRS125, wAP AC and RB751U all to 6.41 on the same network. All devices upgraded OK and are working but only two devices showed the new 6.41 Routerboard F/W. The RB751U interestingly shows a blank where you would expect to see the new F/W (6.41). Is this a limtitation of the older h...
by scampbell
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Route all ethernet interface
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Route all ethernet interface

You state you want to redirect the destination ip address (subnet) 172.16.0.0/24 to the ether1 port 172.16.0.0/24. I beleive in this example ether1 should already have an IP address in the 172.16.0.0/24 network (and not 172,16.0.1/24 presumably) ? If this is the case a dynamic route to the 172.16.0....
by scampbell
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan DHCP server RED color
Replies: 6
Views: 4856

Re: wlan DHCP server RED color

If you do not have any registered clients on your WLAN1 interface it will not show a Running Flag (R). Consequently any IP Address and DHCP-Server will be in an inactive state. As soon as a client registers the DHCP Server should change colour and start working. If you were to create a bridge, add t...
by scampbell
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Combining two radios into one antenna
Replies: 27
Views: 2139

Re: Combining two radios into one antenna

I haven't tried these but may do the job ?

http://www.l-com.com/bandpass-filter-rf ... an-systems
by scampbell
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point to Point
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Point to Point

Hi Tommy, Have you tried 802.11 protocol instead of NV2 for the backhauls ? I have found this can outperform NV2 in a P2P situation - let me know if it helps :-) Set station end protocol to "nv2-nstreme-802.11" first then change the bridge end to 802.11 for the test. Don't forget to create a wireles...
by scampbell
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: omni to increase range of signal
Replies: 15
Views: 1651

Re: omni to increase range of signal

Also consider that as the gain of an Omni aerial increases the vertical coverage decreases i.e coverage below the horizontal plane of the aerial. So if you have a 3 dB Omni you get not so much distance but coverage is good below the aerial. As this gain increases the distance improves but coverage b...
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi 2.4GHz is not working with "auto" frequency
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Wifi 2.4GHz is not working with "auto" frequency

Auto settings on 20/40MHz in area with 30+ 2.4Ghz network works just fine with mine rb951, so it should for him For sure it should work, but currently it does not. So to fault find it is best to go to basic methods and settings, check frequency usage and other AP's in the area and get stability. On...
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless probe
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Wireless probe

Try this.... the resultant file "sniffer.cap" can be viewed in Wireshark and shows mac and signal strength. I couldn't set the duration of the test (interval only allows up to 5 seconds) so some trial and error required. [admin@test] /interface wireless sniffer> sniff wlan1 append as-value do file ...
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless probe
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Wireless probe

Try this.... the resultant file "sniffer.cap"can be viewed in Wireshark and shows mac and signal strength. I couldn't set the duration of the test (interval only allows up to 5 seconds) so some trial and error required. [admin@test] /interface wireless sniffer> sniff wlan1 append as-value do file in...
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi 2.4GHz is not working with "auto" frequency
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Wifi 2.4GHz is not working with "auto" frequency

I would not use "auto" frequency. Do a scan and choose the best channel (ideally 2412,2437 or 2462) .

I would also recommend not to use 20/40MHz - try 20MHz only, especially if you are in an urban area with many adjacent AP's.
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP Lite in Hotel: 14 Access Point Setting
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: cAP Lite in Hotel: 14 Access Point Setting

In a hotel situation for 2.4GHz be sure to only use 20MHz channels, protocol=802.11, set distance=indoors, ht-guard-interval=long and only use channels 1,6 & 11 (2412,2437 and 2462). The access rules you already know about. Why to use 20 Mhz and why 1,6 and 11 channel? Can you please explain? In th...
by scampbell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is connect-list and why do I need it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: What is connect-list and why do I need it?

The connect list controls what ap’s the wireless card can connect to. It allows you to specify multiple ssid’s and security profiles. On an Ap using WDS it can be used to control which other ap’s it will link with.
by scampbell
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Option 82 / DHCP-Snooping
Replies: 9
Views: 10146

Re: DHCP Option 82 / DHCP-Snooping

So a new CRS326 running SWoS 2.5 against an RoS Router DHCP does send through the port info on first connect of a client device.... But if I pull the cable and then reconnect via a different port it does not always send through the Relay-Agent-Info through to the DHCP-Server. So this feature works b...
by scampbell
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP Lite in Hotel: 14 Access Point Setting
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: cAP Lite in Hotel: 14 Access Point Setting

In a hotel situation for 2.4GHz be sure to only use 20MHz channels, protocol=802.11, set distance=indoors, ht-guard-interval=long and only use channels 1,6 & 11 (2412,2437 and 2462).

The access rules you already know about.
by scampbell
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Signal values
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Signal values

Easiest way is by having someone monitor the registration for you while you adjust - this can be done from either radio - just watch the CH0 and CH1 registration and adjust for best signal. You will need to do both ends of the link to get the best result. You could do it your self if you can juggle ...
by scampbell
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Signal values
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Signal values

You have 16dB difference between your chain 0 and chain 1 settings - I would resolve that first.

Check alignment and clear line of sight.

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by scampbell
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connecting 2 houses with internet connection wirelessy [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Connecting 2 houses with internet connection wirelessy [SOLVED]

Any of the 5GHz SXT's would do the job - if you want more than 100Mbps make sure you choose one with a Gigabit ethernet interface.

You can configure them as a bridge or routers - that is the flexibility of Mikrotik :-)
by scampbell
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transparent WiFi AP
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Transparent WiFi AP

You might also wish to set the Wireless Protocol to 802.11 instead of "any" :-)
by scampbell
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do Capsman adjust TX-power?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Do Capsman adjust TX-power?

Capsman can set the TX power but does not automatically adjust the TX power. Typically we set TX power to 17-20 dBM for all AP's
by scampbell
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multicast-helper=full
Replies: 7
Views: 6518

Re: Multicast-helper=full

Multicast package must be installed
I do not believe this is correct - Multicast package is for PIM and IGMP Snooping.

This topic is relating to OSPF Multicasts and Wireless handling of the packets.

In Winbox under Wireless you need to enable the advanced button to see the Multicast settings.
by scampbell
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Redirect Hotspot Users
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Redirect Hotspot Users

You can redirect on login to a specific site - and then users can go to whichever site they wish. https://aacable.wordpress.com/tag/mikro ... ful-login/
by scampbell
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to Force Wlan Users to Use Specific DNS servers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: How to Force Wlan Users to Use Specific DNS servers?

Use only source subnet in your rules should resolve that.

You can use in-interface as well but from your earlier post I thought test.wlan was an SSID not an interface ?
by scampbell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: QRT Bridge - Extensive data loss
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: QRT Bridge - Extensive data loss

On your RB2011 if your ethernet ports are either bridged or switched together then the vlans will be passed between them transparently - same as in the wireless config. In respect to the mangle Priority tags are not passed through a bridge so you need a Mangle rule to achieve that on the QRT (and RB...
by scampbell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSMAN - How to persuade clients to choose 5GHz over 2GHz?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: CAPSMAN - How to persuade clients to choose 5GHz over 2GHz?

Access lists will allow you to control what device connects to which AP but you have to manually decide. Perhaps you could do some OUI lookup to determine 5GHZ capable devices or deny access for a while and see if they connect to 5GHz and if not then allow 2GHz ? It would be a good trick if we could...
by scampbell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to Force Wlan Users to Use Specific DNS servers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: How to Force Wlan Users to Use Specific DNS servers?

in-interface must be an actual interface e.g wlan1, wlan2 etc. It cannot be an ssid. Also you can only redirect to one DNS server, so one rule for UDP and one rule for TCP. add action=dst-nat chain=dstnat dst-port=53 in-interface=wlan1 protocol=udp to-addresses=DNS1 to-ports=53 add action=dst-nat ch...
by scampbell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless bridge to send video signal from a 2km distance
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Wireless bridge to send video signal from a 2km distance

The biggest issue I can see with WiFi is it only works line of site. If it were me I would install an omnidirectional AP on the car (assumes a racetrack or similar) with client devices connected to it (sector aerials) and use mesh (HWMP+) to get you access to the camera stream. There was a presentat...
by scampbell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question about Home&Office hardware with AC support
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Question about Home&Office hardware with AC support

In marketing terms how does the hAP AC compare to D-links etc? I mean in terms of AC1900, AC3200 and so on. The hAP AC is a 2 chain 2.4 Ghz and 3 chain 5 GHz router, so 2 x 150 + 3 x 433.3 = 1600 which would be AC1600 The hAP AC lite is a 2 chain 2.4 GHz and 1 chain 5 GHz router, so 2 x 150 + 433.3...
by scampbell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OmniTik on windowsills?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: OmniTik on windowsills?

The new Wireless Wire would be perfect for that - even supposed to work through windows......https://download2.mikrotik.com/news/news_78.pdf
by scampbell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EoIP with public IP
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: EoIP with public IP

For EoIP on Public interfaces do not forget to allow GRE (47) on your input rules.
by scampbell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: QRT Bridge - Extensive data loss
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: QRT Bridge - Extensive data loss

I am looking at the config and it seems you shouldn't need all these VLAN's and bridges - in Bridge<->Station-Bridge mode the QRT's will pass all the VLAN's directly (i.e transparent bridge.) to your RB2011's. /interface bridge add name=bridge-trunk /interface bridge ports add interface=ether1 bridg...
by scampbell
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterBoard hAP AC Slow wireless performance.
Replies: 35
Views: 10478

Re: RouterBoard hAP AC Slow wireless performance.

If you compare your Tx and Rx rates in the registration table they are approx 60% different which matches your real world result. Antenna polarisation may be influencing this - perhaps use an extension USB and adjust position of the adapter to get a better registration. Also data rate of wireless is...
by scampbell
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751U-2HnD - poor wireless performance & problems
Replies: 113
Views: 113454

Re: RB751U-2HnD - poor wireless performance & problems

1. Use a current RoS 2. Set tx power to 17dBm 3. Use Channel width=20MHz - 20/40MHz is not universally accepted by all devices and uses a lot of spectrum 4. Set distance=indoors 5. Disable TKIP in your security profiles - it limits speed to 54Mbps 6. Set ht-tx-chain=0,1 and ht-rx-chain=0,1 where su...
by scampbell
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wireless link calculator updated
Replies: 67
Views: 29195

Re: Wireless link calculator updated

Currently the map appears to start in Riga (not sure why ?? hehe ) but it would be nice to have it default to the users default location ? Or allow passing start point via URL so we could add a link on our website and have it default to our own country ? +1 for change default location to user curre...
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