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by Arcee
Sun May 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS at Network Perimeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: SwOS at Network Perimeter?

Bump...
by Arcee
Sun May 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS at Network Perimeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

SwOS at Network Perimeter?

Today I learned that the difference between CSS, CRS and CCR; The Cloud Smart Switch (CSS) series is the only device of the three that cannot use RouterOS. Being so use to RouterOS, I took my new CSS326-24G-2S+ out box, and tried to mac-telnet and even winbox into it only to find out that you can on...
by Arcee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S-RJ01 Copper Modules
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: S-RJ01 Copper Modules

Bump...

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by Arcee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: S-RJ01 Copper Modules
Replies: 3
Views: 515

S-RJ01 Copper Modules

If I use a copper module on a router, does the electronic on the next end have to have a copper module? Or can I connect to a regular 1Gb Ethernet port on the electronic? I ask because I am using an inline network appliance that sits between my router and switch and I would prefer to use the SFP mod...
by Arcee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Mikrotik CSS326-24G VLANS [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: Mikrotik CSS326-24G VLANS [SOLVED]

I haven't read your thread in full but I can tell you have have been playing with VLAN configurations alot recently and I got frustrated many times along the way. This is the only article that worked for me: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:CRS3xx_VLANs_with_Bonds Seems there is conflicting doc...
by Arcee
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: February Newsletter #87
Replies: 65
Views: 27766

Re: January Newsletter #87

This InterCell is not really for WISP. It is for companies who want to operate LTE cell towers, either for public or private reasons. Yes, you probably need a license from the regulator. These InterCell devices only support data (no voice calls, except whatsapp/skype etc over data connection). The ...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.43.8 vulnerability or hack?
Replies: 31
Views: 9843

Re: 6.43.8 vulnerability

You should really rename this thread to "I have been hacked" and try to figure out what you did wrong in the configuration.

Why have winbox open to the world?

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by Arcee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tower Cabling Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Tower Cabling Choice?

250ft?

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by Arcee
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tower Cabling Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Tower Cabling Choice?

All variables considered... Outdoor elements (Sun/Head/Cold/Rain), what are you guys using for your tower cabling?

This is particularly for a new tower install. I need to this cable to last long... maybe CAT6a?

Thoughts?
by Arcee
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sxt lite5 Ether1 10mbps problem help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Re: Sxt lite5 Ether1 10mbps problem help!

I have seen this quite a number of times.

The problem is at the physical layer; either your cable/cable ends need to be replaced or your device on the next end has a bad Ethernet port.

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by Arcee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where are your QoS rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Where are your QoS rules?

The question is simple: Where are your Mangle and Queue Tree (QoS) rules? In the case of a PtP wireless backhaul and particularly with respect to even sharing of bandwidth to all endpoint systems, is it best to place your mangle and queue tree (with PCQs) at your core router or at the branch router?...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SPF / SPF+ Compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 778

SPF / SPF+ Compatibility

So I get it: SPF = 1Gb | SPF+ = 10Gb Seeing that Mikrotik only has one router with a combo (one of each on the CCR1009). Would a Multi SPF+ port CCR speak to another device that only has SPF ports? AND would this matter if the next end of the link is another Manufacture's device (i.e Mikrotik SPF+ c...
by Arcee
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Proper Bandwidth Sharing w/ Wireless Dynamics
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Proper Bandwidth Sharing w/ Wireless Dynamics

Firstly I apologize if this was discussed in another post... Maybe I used the wrong search keywords. Please point me to the right thread if this is the case. Even bandwidth sharing for all clients. There are many articles and threads on this topic and it is quick easy to accomplish IF you know the a...
by Arcee
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr 1009 after reboot/power loss boot loop
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: ccr 1009 after reboot/power loss boot loop

Mine in production environment for almost three years now; zero problems. I suggest you reset the configuration with no defaults (blank slate). Then incrementally add and test configurations until you find what is causing the problem. There is also a chance that you just got a faulty device (that ha...
by Arcee
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Interface Area/Area-Prefix
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Wireless Interface Area/Area-Prefix

I'm reading the Mikrotik Manual but still do no have a really good understanding of this.

Does anyone use this configuration option? OR can anyone give me a good example of when you may want to use this?
by Arcee
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Secondary-channel?
Replies: 6
Views: 5546

Re: Secondary-channel?

I'm Excited!

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by Arcee
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

In your scenario, 24Mbps / 5 = Shared bandwidth. in Wireless (802.11, NV2, Nstream, AIRMAX...) the AP is always sharing bandwidth. The actual AP data rate is the amount of available bandwitdh for everyone connected to it, simple as that! Remember that we're talking about air rate, the wi-fi protoco...
by Arcee
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Understood.

I would just max out the datarates and MCS options but my recent challenge has been trying to lower latency jitter.

It seem jitter is directly linked to rate switching and if my thoughts are correct, limited the rate options to a select few makes for less jitter. Thoughts?
by Arcee
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

If you limit the AP to lets say, MCS 1 which gives you 13Mbps @ 20MHz, this is the air rate you are going to be sharing with eveyone! 13Mbps for x amount of clients you have on the AP. Leave it at auto if you don't know what you're doing or limit it to the MCS rate which gives you the best overall ...
by Arcee
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Reviving an old thread. New question: What affect does lower data-rates have on the overall throughput performance of an PtMP access point (i.e. using just 24mbps and 36mbps rates without any MCS being selected)? I ask because I recently came to the realization that if none of my end-points need mor...
by Arcee
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Re: Wireless Station Scanning Process
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Wireless Station Scanning Process

Bump.

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by Arcee
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Re: Wireless Station Scanning Process
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Wireless Station Scanning Process

I have two Wireless Access Points, same SSID, but different frequency. Both APs have access lists enforced and I use this to ensure that the load is properly balanced across the two APs. What I'm seeing from time to time is that a station would repeatedly attempt to connect to an AP even if rejected...
by Arcee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success
Replies: 44
Views: 19966

Re: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success

I guess I will monitor more closely and get some WireShark captures.

What I find most odd about this is the fact that I never saw this at all until a month or two ago. Now, I see it multiple times a day and it's all with communication between my Mikrotik AP and Mikrotik CPE.
by Arcee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success
Replies: 44
Views: 19966

Re: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success

This is a "wellknown" problem. You have masked the actual MAC address, show us the first 3 bytes! When you look that up in one of the published assigned MAC address ranges, you will likely see it is an Apple device. There appears to be incompatibility between Apple devices and RouterOS DHCP servers...
by Arcee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success
Replies: 44
Views: 19966

DHCP Offering Lease Without Success

So I went from never seeing this error to seeing it a few times a day. 06:21:18 dhcp,warning DeviceName offering lease 10.1.3.4 for xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:x without success Model: RouterBOARD 3011UiAS ROS Version: 6.40 Firmware Version: 3.35 Running a WISP. Seeing this with multiple devices not just the one...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3258

Re: Wireless in 2018

sad to say but we have to accept that mikrotik has lost the wireless isp market :-(
Sell me your CPEs :)

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by Arcee
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Securing your device is important
Replies: 32
Views: 18718

Re: Securing your device is important

Then there is logging... Following the above steps is good, but having logging configurations in place that notify you when an event occurs (ie. Failed logon attempts/port scanning) AND *sending your logs off site* is invaluable; of someone gets in, they will probably delete the logs. Sent from my P...
by Arcee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control Relevance
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Flow Control Relevance

I believe you're right, a "short term" fix.

However, isn't the fix by the higher up protocols: re-transmit until acknowledge and eventually timeout? If this is the case, re-transmission over a wireless link can be expensive, no?

Thank you for your input. Can't wait to get more feedback from others.
by Arcee
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control Relevance
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Flow Control Relevance

So I read a few articles recently that talk about Flow Control and it's importance in the WISP industry. If I was to sum it all up in a single line, what I learned is that Flow Control provides additional traffic management by pausing and resuming traffic as queues are full to allow for more efficie...
by Arcee
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surveillance Equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Surveillance Equipment

What equipment are you guys using for surveillance on your towers? I'm in the early stages of researching solutions.

Key features would be:
- Ethernet Connection
- Onsite NVR
by Arcee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dynadish 6
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Dynadish 6

Haven't tested Dynadish 6 but what distances for PTP's? Almost 9 miles. 99% of the shot is over water. Over water can have additional issues with reflection(s) causing signal variation, i would check that this will not be an issue before purchasing expensive links? Hence my quest to try 6ghz spectr...
by Arcee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dynadish 6
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Dynadish 6

Haven't tested Dynadish 6 but what distances for PTP's?
Almost 9 miles.

99% of the shot is over water.
by Arcee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dynadish 6
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Dynadish 6

Anyone tested this product? Comments?

Considering this before I jump to the expensive 11Ghz products for PtP links.

I have to get out of the 5Ghz band for PtP.
by Arcee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Re: Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!

So in my first instance, I purchased directly from a distributor listed on the Mikrotik site. In the second instance, I purchase from Amazon.com, but that vendor was also from your list. I'm giving both distributors (official Mikrotik distributors) a second chance before I report to you guys their n...
by Arcee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Re: Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!

I don't think that you will ever found any international version in the US. So why are you trying? Anyway it's not Mikrotik fault and your statement it's ridiculous. I'm not shopping in the US (at least not on purpose). I'm ordering through Amazon.com with distributors that have the product listed ...
by Arcee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Mikrotik - PLEASE - educate your vendors!

This is now my third attempt at ordering international version of your equipment and the vendors send the US version (despite their product description saying international version). It is very frustrating shipping items out of the US then having to ship back because of this! Sent from my Pixel 2 us...
by Arcee
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Open Terminal Type "Interface Wireless" And then "export" # model = 922UAGS-5HPacD /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] supplicant-identity=MikroTik add authentication-types=wpa2-psk,wpa2-eap eap-methods="" \ management-protection=allowed mode=dynamic-keys name=[***REMOVED...
by Arcee
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Here is my config:
Config.png
by Arcee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Oh no, I'm limiting with queues at the branch router.

Im not asking how to limit data rates or bandwidth. I'm asking how to optimize latency.

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by Arcee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

I'm not concerned bandwidth so much as the clients are reaching the speeds required for my network. I'm mainly concerned with latency and overall jitter. I'm thinking the culprits are data-rate flapping and clients with low signal strength (>70dB). The subject of data-rates was brought up because I ...
by Arcee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

1. How many Clients on that AP?

2. What's the max bandwidth per client?
by Arcee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

What about the HT MCS?

If I don't need more than 7mb on any given client, doesn't it make sense to deselect all of the MCS options?
by Arcee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Connection Tx/Rx Rates
Replies: 6
Views: 6547

Re: WiFi Connection Tx/Rx Rates

I'm also interested in the Wifi Data Rates question in general. However, your issue does not appear to be a Wireless Client/Access Point issue (you have good signal strengths and data rates). My bet is there is a problem with the local network of the client. Can you get a bandwidth usage analysis fo...
by Arcee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 10285

Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

I will keep it simple with my first question but I'm sure this will evolve into a much larger conversation: If my highest subscription level as an ISP is 7mb, what should my highest date rate be on my AP? Key point to note here is that no client will need more than 7mb of bandwidth. Sent from my Pix...
by Arcee
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB912UAG-5HPnD suddenly reboots..
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: RB912UAG-5HPnD suddenly reboots..

Did you upgrade packages/firmware recently? If so, go back a step maybe?

I have also seen this problem when I mess with datarates, power levels and MCS rates.

If all else fails, reset configuration with no defaults and rebuild.

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by Arcee
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB912UAG-5HPnD suddenly reboots..
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: RB912UAG-5HPnD suddenly reboots..

Did you upgrade packages/firmware recently? If so, go back a step maybe?

I have also seen this problem when I mess with datarates, power levels and MCS rates.

If all else fails, reset configuration with no defaults and rebuild.

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by Arcee
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: NV2 set cpe queue to 80% of wireless data rate
Replies: 33
Views: 2484

Re: NV2 set cpe queue to 80% of wireless data rate

Very interesting topic.

I would like to see feedback and examples on this.

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by Arcee
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB912G Board WiFi is disappeared
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: RB912G Board WiFi is disappeared

Is the SSID being broadcast? Is it even available to enable in the configuration?

If not, download the latest wireless package and manually install it.

I saw a problem once where after an full system update the wireless package did not update properly.

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by Arcee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NO IP SCANNERS NOMORE{updated}
Replies: 5
Views: 2624

Re: NO IP SCANNERS NOMORE

Any testers? Share results.
by Arcee
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix SNMP OID - Interface Traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 3681

Zabbix SNMP OID - Interface Traffic

This is driving me nuts! I can get OID information and SNMP to work for almost every attribute my devices have -except- the traffic on an interface (i.e. Download/Upload speeds). I have been using PRTG for network monitoring for a while (https://www.paessler.com/). This tool does a scan on my networ...
by Arcee
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB922 shows no wireless
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: RB922 shows no wireless

Try to manually install the latest packages.

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by Arcee
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: no_country_set + 0dbi Gain = Max power possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

no_country_set + 0dbi Gain = Max power possible?

As the subject states, does a Country settings of 'no_country_set' paired with an antenna gain setting of '0dbi' mean that my radio will be pushing max power at all times? Does it make a difference if I keep the same country settings but change my antenna gain to 30dbi? I'm trying to understand what...
by Arcee
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB921 (Sector) won't restart
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: RE: Re: RB921 (Sector) won't restart

We are testing some GSM/IP enabled power monitoring equipment, too bad the one on that site died in one day :?
Brand/model info?

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by Arcee
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB921 (Sector) won't restart
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: RB921 (Sector) won't restart

Invest in a Smart PDU. You can remote power cycle this way. Dataloggers has some inexpensive stuff.

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by Arcee
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 TDMA Period Size
Replies: 4
Views: 3220

Re: NV2 TDMA Period Size

BUMP on original question.

Still not sure on the definition of 'auto'.
by Arcee
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loop Protection vs Dynamic Routing Protocols
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Loop Protection vs Dynamic Routing Protocols

So I'm considering using the loop protection feature instead of a dynamic routing protocol like OSPF. Here's the scenario: -Site#1 Router has a Wireless PtP link to Site#2 (AP Mode). -Site#2 Router has two (primary and backup) PtP wireless links to Site#1 (both in Station Mode). -Under normal operat...
by Arcee
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My mikrotik have been hacked
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: My mikrotik have been hacked

Or just rename the Admin account and set a password :)

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by Arcee
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers

Your observations are correct but it seems you have drawn the wrong conclusion. You should absolutely refuse service to -85 customers. Actually, you should refuse service to even -75 customers where possible. With point to multipoint and TDMA you have shared air time, talking to bad connections (at...
by Arcee
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB952Ui-5ac2nD-US No Wlan and Uknown Atheros PCI Device
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: RB952Ui-5ac2nD-US No Wlan and Uknown Atheros PCI Device

Manually download the latest packages for your device, dump the in the root of the file system and reboot. Next you can go to the packages and ensure that wireless is enabled. Odd that this happened out of the box but it is very likely that the wireless packages are not installed/enabled. I almost t...
by Arcee
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers

Bump

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by Arcee
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers

Bump

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by Arcee
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Registered Wireless Clients | Effect on Peers

I'm sure this has been discussed before. Can someone explain how the various signal strengths of registered clients affect the overall performance of a Point-to-Multi-point link? My understand is that 10 clients all registering -60dbm would have a better overall service than 1 of 10 having a signal ...
by Arcee
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring

Bump.

Really need some help with this :(
by Arcee
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring

Are you getting signal strength from the station end of the link using that OID?

I'm not sure what direction you are pointing me here... :(
by Arcee
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring

Yes. The exact same OID set.

In fact, I run the snmpwalk command and get results.

I am requesting the info from a CPE (station) with one registered client; not the Access Point.

Can you screenshot your item configuration from Zabbix? Maybe there are some other configuration details I'm missing...
by Arcee
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring

Bump.

Very annoying issue.

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by Arcee
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Zabbix - Signal Strength Monitoring

So... I have experience with signal strength monitoring via SNMP. I have the OID details and I can monitor with other SNMP monitoring apps (i.e. PRTG). I can also monitor memory and CPU information using the OID/SNMP. Signal Strength just does not work. I would love to do this with Zabbix; has anyon...
by Arcee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PTP: QRT2=>SXT or QRT2<=SXT ?
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: PTP: QRT2=>SXT or QRT2<=SXT ?

Narrow beam as AP I'm guessing? That would be SXT.

I am even suggesting this more so from a security perspective. Less visibility to the outside world.

Looking forward to some expert advice.

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by Arcee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seemingly Weird ISP Config
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Seemingly Weird ISP Config

(you'll just use srcnat with specific address instead of usual masquerade)
This was the key. I got it working :)

Thanks Sob.
by Arcee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seemingly Weird ISP Config
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Seemingly Weird ISP Config

So assign your 43.x network on loopbacks, use whatever you want on your LAN, and nat it? There's nothing strange and/or complicated about this. With the shortage of IPv4 space, I'm not surprised at the "private" /30 they allocated. It won't break anything and everything will work fine. Sound simple...
by Arcee
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seemingly Weird ISP Config
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Seemingly Weird ISP Config

Bump...

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by Arcee
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seemingly Weird ISP Config
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Seemingly Weird ISP Config

So I requested a new service from my ISP and they supplied me with a network diagram that is very weird and unorthodox in my opinion. They are asking for me to apply a private address to my router which is connected to their Ethernet hand-off then on my LAN side, apply my public IP addresses. Additi...
by Arcee
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth Test from Specific Interface/IP
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Bandwidth Test from Specific Interface/IP

So I have multiple upstream providers (multiple IPs/Public interfaces). Is there a way to choose which IP/interface I want to run my bandwidth test from *without changing my default route*? I got a new upstream link and I need to test it remotely using the public bandwidth test servers listed on the...
by Arcee
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP Config
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: VRRP Config

Option B (VRRP on the WAN) worked like a charm!
by Arcee
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP Config
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

VRRP Config

So I want to know if this is possible. I have one static IP from my upstream provider and I want to implement some redundancy at my core. Here is the proposed configuration: VRRPDiagram.jpg So essentially the two routers have the same WAN address (1.2.3.4) and the PC will use 1.1.1.1 internal as its...
by Arcee
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: VLANs VS Bridges
Replies: 10
Views: 6893

Re: VLANs VS Bridges

Clarity. Thanks!

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by Arcee
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: VLANs VS Bridges
Replies: 10
Views: 6893

Re: VLANs VS Bridges

If I'm reading the documentation correctly, it seems I lose whatever port I choose as the master port.

In the above example, I lose two ports. Is this the case?

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by Arcee
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: VLANs VS Bridges
Replies: 10
Views: 6893

Re: VLANs VS Bridges

@czolo I'm sorry. I'm having a very hard time understanding how this all works. So I get it, VLANs use a switch chip, bridges use the CPU; VLANs make better use of the hardware. Let's use an exact scenario: Let's say I want to split a 24 ports CRS into two VLANs. VLAN1 (Ports 1 thru 12) - Department...
by Arcee
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: VLANs VS Bridges
Replies: 10
Views: 6893

Re: VLANs VS Bridges

So the rule of thumb is always use vlans where possible even if there is only one network device involved. Vlans perform better.

Next question: When do you make an exception? When do you use bridges?

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by Arcee
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: VLANs VS Bridges
Replies: 10
Views: 6893

VLANs VS Bridges

I am trying to wrap my head around the subject. Are VLANS only required when you need to trunk between two or more network devices (i.e. share networks across multiple switches/routers)? I guess another way of asking this question is: Do I need to use VLANs if I have only one switch and I need to cr...
by Arcee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Self-Supporting Towers
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Self-Supporting Towers

What are you guys using with respect to the subject? The Rohn brand seems to be the most popular.

I'm looking for a self-supporting tower in the range of 40-60 foot. Let me know what you guys think; I hate to reinvent the wheel.
by Arcee
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ping problem when wlan connected to bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Ping problem when wlan connected to bridge

I bet he didn't transfer the IP configuration from the wlan interface to the bridge interface...

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by Arcee
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ping across multiple subnets
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Re: Ping across multiple subnets

Firewall rules are what's missing. You need to allow traffic between networks. That won't happen on its own.

Recognize that you will always be able to ping a network host that is physically connected from the terminal.

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by Arcee
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: stupid question- bridge with 2 interfaces differnet subbnet - will work?
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: stupid question- bridge with 2 interfaces differnet subbnet - will work?

To answer your question, no it will not work. Do not bridge the two interfaces. Just ensure that there is a route between the two and you should be good. What you're asking is like saying you plugged two different networks into a dumb hub or switch and expect them to communicate. Sent from my SM-G92...
by Arcee
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR, "enterprise ready", seriously???
Replies: 35
Views: 6587

Re: CCR, "enterprise ready", seriously???

All about risk management.

Four letters... VRRP.

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by Arcee
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point to Point Latency
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Point to Point Latency

With those results, latency can't be your issue.

Database queries should he fine with averages of 30ms... You're way below that...

Another persective: VoIP depends on latency way more than your DB app and you can easily make calls with what you're showing us.
by Arcee
Mon May 30, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack and QOS
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Fasttrack and QOS

Is this possible? :| Seems to me like these two concepts conflict each other. Fasttrack - Expedite ALL traffic. CPU load is reduced significantly as a result. QOS - Inspect every connection based on mangle rules and prioritize accordingly. So I created some QOS rules which basically take this approa...
by Arcee
Thu May 26, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?
Replies: 6
Views: 6149

Re: Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?

Very help advice! Note however that I am not relying on my systems to auto-ban any suspected malicious host.. What I am doing instead is having addressed added to an address-list, and upon review (most times a query to abuseipdb.com) I then decide where or not to add the host to my ban address list....
by Arcee
Thu May 26, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internal DNS Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Internal DNS Resolution

I'm sure this is something simple that I am overlooking. So inside my (all RouterOS) network, I want to be able to communicate with my various devices using their hostname which I thought was their identity (i.e. [/system identity get name]). What is needed for this to work? All of my devices point ...
by Arcee
Thu May 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?
Replies: 6
Views: 6149

Re: Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?

So I now how a much better understanding.

One remaining part to the puzzle... what is unit of measurement, or what metric is used for 'weight'? Is the packets in bits/bytes? Not sure what this means...
by Arcee
Wed May 25, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?
Replies: 6
Views: 6149

Can someone please explain the PSD attributes?

So I found some good firewall rules online that detect port scanners...etc. The most popular rule seems to be: add action=add-src-to-address-list address-list=Suspect_Port_Scanner address-list-timeout=14w2d chain=input comment="Port Scanner Detect" fragment=no protocol=tcp psd=21,3s,3,1 Can someone ...
by Arcee
Thu May 19, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Security
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Last question: What site are you guys using for IP lookups? OR are you just doing general Google searches?

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by Arcee
Wed May 18, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Security
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: VPN Security

pptp: ,info MyRouter: TCP connection established from 123.151.42.61
Drop all connections from 123.151.42..0/24 in a Banned List. That site is continually scanning.
Are you seeing this host also on your network?
by Arcee
Tue May 17, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Security
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

VPN Security

So, I might be a bit paranoid but how secure is the VPN authentication and logging process on RouterOS. While reviewing logs, I noticed this: pptp: ,info MyRouter: TCP connection established from 123.151.42.61 What I gather here is that a host as successfully authenticated and connected to my router...
by Arcee
Tue May 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: High traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 2195

Re: High traffic

So you are saying this was definitely an attack... Also, you saying block a connection state of 'new' only? What I did after I learned of this DNS issue, I manually added input rules from the outside for legitimate services (i.e pptp and ssh), then I ended the filter list with a deny all. Should thi...
by Arcee
Tue May 17, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: High traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 2195

I had the same problem a few days ago. Torch feature shed light on the situation for me (pun intended). Most traffic was to port 53 from the public. When I turned off the DNS feature of the router it stopped. I then found that while tcp port 53 was closed to the public, udp port 54 wasn't. Can someo...
by Arcee
Mon May 16, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to power CCR1009-8G-1S-PC via POE
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Yes. It should work. I think the sg300 is 48v PoE. You will need a something to step down to 24v.

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by Arcee
Wed May 11, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack on Border Router
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Fasttrack on Border Router

Is this a good idea? Are we trading in security for a convenience here?

Love the fasttrack idea, but is this recommended on public facing router? I will always use it downstream.

Thoughts?
by Arcee
Wed May 11, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent NTP Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Frequent NTP Updates

OK.

Not a HUGE deal I guess. Just a 10+ lines in my logs every few minutes... noisy.
by Arcee
Tue May 10, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent NTP Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Frequent NTP Updates

I wish it was that simple... It's an outdoor Wireless Access Point. [admin@FB-WAP01] > system package update check-for-updates channel: current current-version: 6.35 latest-version: 6.35.2 status: New version is available I'm updating to 6.35.2... but note that I was already in the 6.35 range...
by Arcee
Tue May 10, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent NTP Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Frequent NTP Updates

Any idea what I might be getting these so frequently? May 09 16:01:48 ******* ,info FB-WAP01: sntp change time May/09/2016 16:01:50 => May/09/2016 16:01:47 May 09 16:16:45 ******* ,info FB-WAP01: sntp change time May/09/2016 16:16:47 => May/09/2016 16:16:45 May 09 16:31:43 ******* ,info FB-WAP01: sn...
by Arcee
Fri May 06, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: IP Address on Physical vs Bridge Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 625

On e benefit would be portability with respect to the configuration.

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by Arcee
Fri May 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: IP Address on Physical vs Bridge Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 625

IP Address on Physical vs Bridge Interface

It appears if you take the route of placing your WAN/Upstream service IP address on a bridge interface and the upstream ISP device loses power, the router does not register the service as down. This being said, is it better to place your WAN/Upstream service IP address on an Ethernet interface direc...
by Arcee
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port flappings on RB1100AHx2
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

What are the logs saying?

I seen this before when I copied the configuration from another router and accidentally copied the MAC addresses.

The router closes the loop (flaps the port) thinking there is a loop.

Might not be your case... Just a thought.

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by Arcee
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Ground on Power Adapters?
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: No Ground on Power Adapters?

Then why are other vendors grounding from the power cord?
by Arcee
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Ground on Power Adapters?
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: No Ground on Power Adapters?

Agreed. But wouldn't it be a good standard?

Low end devices maybe should be sold with it, but not with netmetals...

Perfect segway to my next question; what are you guys using for PoE? Are you guys sticking to a particular brand of gear?

Passive/active? Thoughts?
by Arcee
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Ground on Power Adapters?
Replies: 5
Views: 773

No Ground on Power Adapters?

I might be overthinking this a bit... but why is the seemingly critical 'ground pin' missing from most Mikrotik PoE setups?
by Arcee
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Very newbie firewall question
Replies: 6
Views: 903

What I see is:

1- Shut the front door and lock it.
2 - Leave the front door open \ unlocked because all of my other (internal) room doors are locked or empty.

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by Arcee
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Beginner ... setting up a 24 port CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN CloudSwitch device
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

He's using a switch as a router.

Wouldn't he run into performance issues later down the road?

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by Arcee
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Adding 2nd PTP need failover
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

I understand that, but don't the devices have routing capabilities? I know the are configured on both ends to bridge the network wirelessly, but what about taking the layer 3 functions to the wireless routers? Wouldn't this make vrrp a viable option? Just thinking out loud... Sorry if this sounds li...
by Arcee
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal5+RocketDish30 vs QRT5
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Why not set the antenna gain properly? It seems everyone has mix interpretations of this.

I have been adjusting power for a long time and there are post here that say don't touch the power setting, use antenna gain instead.

Thoughts?

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by Arcee
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Adding 2nd PTP need failover
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

If it's all RoutersOS, why not just use VRRP?

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by Arcee
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: arp-spoofing detection
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

I would love to know the answer for the mikrotik ap/cpe scenario.

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by Arcee
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik mANT30 - Sleeve30 Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Mikrotik mANT30 - Sleeve30 Kit

Any US based vendors? :/
by Arcee
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik mANT30 - Sleeve30 Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Mikrotik mANT30 - Sleeve30 Kit

Ah... Where do I find these?
http://routerboard.com/Sleeve30

I need to buy some like right away....
by Arcee
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I cant get more than 50 Mbps through a PtP Netmetal 5 link
Replies: 31
Views: 3305

Re: I cant get more than 50 Mbps through a PtP Netmetal 5 link

try to check reflections
How do you check reflections? :|
by Arcee
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I cant get more than 50 Mbps through a PtP Netmetal 5 link
Replies: 31
Views: 3305

Try the test in one direction with UDP. Let us know the results. Also, what is your signal strength readings like? I personally have not seen more than 100mb udp, one direction on a 11mile (17km) link. Note that the devices are not made for speed tests. Particularly tcp (heavy overhead). Can you tes...
by Arcee
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to remote controlled router mikrotik behind another router
Replies: 26
Views: 5532

Have your router behind the firewall VPN out to he router you have access to If all else fails.

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by Arcee
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tx signal
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Isn't the rbgroove SISO? I say go with a MIMO device. Get an SXT or one of those Dynadish antennas.

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by Arcee
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radius and Mikrotik NAS latency
Replies: 2
Views: 523

What type of service is your upstream?

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by Arcee
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to slow down torrent?
Replies: 11
Views: 5331

I would like to see the answer for this also.

I'm thinking there is no way to capture it all as users have an option to encrypt the traffic. Encrypted looks the same for all applications.

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by Arcee
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: bandwidth-test vs speedtest.net? Different results?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Let's see the speed test command for the CHR test.

Speedtest is obviously using multiple tcp streams. Is your CHR test using udp or tcp? Udp throughput is usually greater as there is less overhead.

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by Arcee
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik Graphing-Restrict LAN users from viewing!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Yup. That's the way I do it.... VPN in and give the VPN pool access to the graphs.

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by Arcee
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DaloRadius with mikrotik
Replies: 2
Views: 869

I did some testing with it... PPPOE and RADIUS.

What are your concerns?

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by Arcee
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seemlingly Random High Temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Seemlingly Random High Temperatures

Is something connected to ether10 port?
Yes, I do have a device on this port.

What are you thinking?

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by Arcee
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seemlingly Random High Temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

That's a relief to hear.

Still would be good to hear am explanation.

Also... The rb2011 might not be able to take the same temps as the board you mentioned...

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by Arcee
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seemlingly Random High Temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Seemlingly Random High Temperatures

I get this every other day. I can't seem to find a common factor. ***Air Conditioned Room ~65F temperature: 62C NAME CPU USAGE firewall-mgmt all 0% p2p-matcher all 1% wireless all 4% spi all 0% ethernet all 3% console all 1% flash all 0% ssh all 0% dns all 0.5% firewall all 4% networking all 5.5% wi...
by Arcee
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strenght signal ( -53/-56) but low TX CCQ and high RX CCQ - NV2
Replies: 13
Views: 6912

Re: Strenght signal ( -53/-56) but low TX CCQ and high RX CCQ - NV2

Has this been resolved?

I have a similar problem; I would like to know what the issue was.
by Arcee
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dude software
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Dude software

One thing Normis neglected to mention is that it is only listed in the "Release Candidate" repository.

You will not see the Dude package otherwise. Took me quite a while to recognize this... I suggest the documentation be updated to point users in the right direction :/
by Arcee
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Vlans trough Wireless point to point link
Replies: 2
Views: 676

I was able to accomplish this (public IP to subscriber) using MPLS with VPLS. I suggest you look it up.

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by Arcee
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best billing/radius software to work with MikroTik
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Bump.

Very interested in this topic.

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by Arcee
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Colocation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Colocation Question

Understood. Thanks guys.
by Arcee
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Colocation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 793

My question is... Will two APs on a pole interfere with each other just as much as an AP and Station on the same pole. All other variables remaining the same... Spacing, weather...etc.

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by Arcee
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Colocation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Colocation Question

Tough question?
by Arcee
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Colocation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Colocation Question

So, imagine three sites. A, B and C; Site B connects to both Site A and C. Will I have less interference issues is I put a AP and a Station at Site B? That is, Site A will have an AP and Site C will have a Station. I'm comparing this to: Two APs at Site B and a station at Site A and Site C. Hope my ...
by Arcee
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE and FreeRadius with IPv6/IPv4
Replies: 2
Views: 871

I'm also interested in an answer here.

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by Arcee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BTEST maxed out CPU at 60Mbps?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Here are two ways: 1. Connect a pc to the routers on both ends and run a ftp or Windows file transfer. 2. Connect a pc to routers on both ends and run an iperf test. I prefer the latter. Go look up iperf. You can perform basic bandwidth tests from the routers but don't expect them to be able to crea...
by Arcee
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BTEST maxed out CPU at 60Mbps?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Ahh.. That's a total throughput of 120mbps; 60mbps in each direction. Search the forums and you will see that the Mikrotik bandwidth test is not the best test for bandwidth. Let your routers, switches and WAPs do their job of routing and bridging. Get another device to test through the infrastructur...
by Arcee
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Marking Packets/Connections
Replies: 2
Views: 749

There's a little secret that not much people know... If a connection or packet does not get mark by a rule you created, it gets marked as "no mark".

Unless I'm mistaken, you don't need that second mangle rule.

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by Arcee
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Public IP assignment to clients behind Mikrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Two acronyms: MPLS VPLS.

Look it up.

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by Arcee
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: LTE Interface Hijacking my Default Route
Replies: 3
Views: 918

LTE Interface Hijacking my Default Route

So... I got a 4g/LTE USB Dongle with a SIM card in it. The problem is whenever I reboot my router or disable/re-enable the LTE interface, it adds a default route with it's address as the gateway. This overrides my default routes and screws up everything for me. Anyone familiar with this issue? I don...
by Arcee
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Numbers?
Replies: 2
Views: 2281

Your interface number.

You can have a device with multiple wireless interfaces; the OS is asking you to be more specific.

Your answer is most likely 0. You should type:

interface wireless print

From here you can see your interface numbers.



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by Arcee
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-protocol Options
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Wireless-protocol Options

Old post but I'm not sure what that last answer means?

Can one CPE connect at 802.11n and another at 802.11ac both to the same sector?
by Arcee
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISPs: What are you using for Sector Antennas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: WISPs: What are you using for Sector Antennas?

Anyone else?

What are you guys using out there... what's tried and proven?
by Arcee
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 TDMA Period Size
Replies: 4
Views: 3220

NV2 TDMA Period Size

Question on the subject. I'm finding that one day a TDMA period size of 3 works best, then the other day it's unstable and I have to switch to... say 2. My question is, does the 'auto' setting change dynamically with an active link OR does it just find a good setting once and not change even if that...
by Arcee
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISPs: What are you using for Sector Antennas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

WISPs: What are you using for Sector Antennas?

What are you guys using for sector antennas? I'm hoping to push 300mbps max (total) to 30 odd clients per sector. Any insight as to what a new WISP should stay away from? What do you think about RF element's symmetrical (horn) antennas? What do you think about triple chain antenna (H V V / H H V)? T...
by Arcee
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP/IPSEC VPN Security
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: L2TP/IPSEC VPN Security

Ok, this looks very similar to what I'm doing with SSH only that uses L7.

Any other firewall tips you can throw in? :)
by Arcee
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP/IPSEC VPN Security
Replies: 2
Views: 826

L2TP/IPSEC VPN Security

Put on your security hats! So, obviously a L2TP/IPSEC VPN provides pretty good security, once the link is established... but I've been wondering, what stops a users from getting into your system with a brute force/dictionary attack on your ppp secret username/password combination? I found a way to l...
by Arcee
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can help me to best router adjusment :(
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Can help me to best router adjusment :(

Make sure 'chain0' and 'chain1' are enabled for both 'Tx Chains' and 'Rx Chains' on the wireless intereface settings.

After a clean reset on the device I have found that only one chain for Tx and Rx was on for me.
by Arcee
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Good signal but very poor throughput....
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Looks like only one Chain is setup on ch1. Ch0 has two.

Activate the second chain and let's see the difference?

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
by Arcee
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal 5 bandwidth-test
Replies: 37
Views: 16823

I dunno what to say... I've tried matching the settings that Ginsu has above... Tried channel after channel (mind you, there is hardly any interference)... Still nothing above 100mb with a 40-50mb average. Tell me, what are the symptoms of a bad rp-sma cable? Or what happens if my fresnel zone is ob...
by Arcee
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal 5 bandwidth-test
Replies: 37
Views: 16823

I can't get more than 70mb with a 50mb average. I would really like some help with this topic.

11km link... Testing from wireless AP interface directly to the wireless station interface.

-55 to -60 signal strength.
Nv2 1ms
802.11AC Only



Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
by Arcee
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal5 Preformance (?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: NetMetal5 Preformance (?)

This might sound wierd... but set your antenna gain to 0. I have found this setting to allow for the radios to push out the most power (within safe limits). This then allows for better signal strength. Let me know what your findings are. I'm getting 130mb+ with this setting over a 17km link. I think...
by Arcee
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Jonesing for Wifi!
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Jonesing for Wifi!

Noted! I must say though, on the flip side, I would still like to know how I can tweak an AP/Client that has a marginally good connection (maybe not as bad as this one). This information is also very useful for... "not so bad" intentions. I'm sure many will read this post as they face the same diffi...
by Arcee
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Jonesing for Wifi!
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re:

Physical options were not exhausted. You just have not taken care about them. You cannot beat physics just by some field value settings in winbox. It is not almighty. If you do not have signal and Ap does not see your client enough you have to do what I wrote last time. jarda: I completely respect ...
by Arcee
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Jonesing for Wifi!
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Jonesing for Wifi!

Ok. So I know that I reached my physical limitations because I had an omni antenna and I had no idea where the actual AP was. I had a very general idea but I could not pin-point it.

Assuming all physical options have been exhausted...let's talk wireless configuration parameters.
by Arcee
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Jonesing for Wifi!
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Jonesing for Wifi!

So I'm sure we have all been in this situation before... This past weekend I was stuck at a location where I had no access to the internet. Equipped with my GrooveA 52HPn and a laptop, I started wireless scans for an open network in the area. I manage to find an open network barely in range, "GOLD",...
by Arcee
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal PtP link problem
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Reset configuration with no defaults. Then rebuild.
by Arcee
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New RF Elements Sector Antennas
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: New RF Elements Sector Antennas

These antennas seem to be the only sectors that utilize three chains...

I wonder why UBNT doesn't have any sector antennas with three chains.

In my research, it seems more chains equals better resolution in the communications...
by Arcee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-protocol Options
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Wireless-protocol Options

Does the same go for the 802.11x protocols?

In other words: Two CPEs are connecting to the same PtMP sector, if I have one CPE using 802.11ac, can I have another using 802.11n?
by Arcee
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to block hotspot ip scanners (like Fing App)
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Markpap - if it's just recon... There's no harm in it. Perhaps you should focus more on protecting yourself from stage two of an attack?
by Arcee
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New RF Elements Sector Antennas
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

New RF Elements Sector Antennas

What do you guys think of these:
http://sectorcc.rfelements.com
by Arcee
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-protocol Options
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Wireless-protocol Options

Does this mean the ap-bridge will stick with whatever protocol the first station associates with?

Yikes, this means a WISP tower would need a radio per protocol.
by Arcee
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-protocol Options
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Wireless-protocol Options

So... as it relates to setting a wireless protocol, if I set this parameter to "nv2-nstreme-802.11", does this mean I can have three different stations connected simultaneously using each of the protocols? OR will my bridge only allow one protocol at a time?
by Arcee
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

What's the release date?
by Arcee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Input Power | What's 'Safe'?
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Noted. Thanks!
by Arcee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Input Power | What's 'Safe'?
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Really? More amperage is safe?

I guess the rule of thumb then is to match the voltage and match or go higher on the amperage?
by Arcee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Input Power | What's 'Safe'?
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Input Power | What's 'Safe'?

So, when it comes to POE adapters for access points, is it safer using an adapter that is under powered adapter (from an amperage perspective) than an over powered adapter? OR is neither 'safe'? I ask because I can't find the adapter for my RBGrooveA-52Hpn: http://routerboard.com/RBGrooveA-52HPn Thi...
by Arcee
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Signals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Does the usage time overlap for these connections?

In other words, does the AP have multiple simultaneous connections to a client to allow for more bandwidth?
by Arcee
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Signals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Multiple Signals?

Ok so now I'm a bit more confused.

My image shows a wireless router that has five (5) readings to a single wireless client.

Why would I have five readings for a router that has two chains...2x2?
by Arcee
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Signals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Multiple Signals?

Can someone help me understand why there are multiple signals listed for registered wireless clients? See attached image.
by Arcee
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware requirement CPU vs RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Hardware requirement CPU vs RAM

I want to say Firewall and QoS. Both these processes have to monitor connections/packets as they zip through your hardware and perform a task with them. If you're looking for a hardware choice for your home, I think almost anything will do. State your particular application here and I think you can ...
by Arcee
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal 5 bandwidth-test
Replies: 37
Views: 16823

Re: NetMetal 5 bandwidth-test

I'm keeping a close eye on this thread as I have the same radio with a mANT30 that I'm about to install.

I would really like to know the final conclusion here...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: IPerf
Replies: 50
Views: 13196

Re: Feature Request: IPerf

+1
Current bandwidth test feature seems very basic.
by Arcee
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

I guess all this really says then is that Nv2 theoretically should be better. But really, in practice, it's best to test every protocol for every application; it might not be the best in your situation.
by Arcee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Vertical / Horizontal Connectors
Replies: 14
Views: 10056

Re: Vertical / Horizontal Connectors

Gotcha. Thanks!
by Arcee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Public IP
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Routing Public IP

Two acronyms: MPLS and VPLS :)

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:MP ... n_bridging

I guess an EoIP or IPIP tunnel can also do.
by Arcee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot The Router. When and Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Reboot The Router. When and Why?

I think someone made an interesting point early... the answer to this is simple.

If you find rebooting fixes your problem, then reboot. Otherwise, there is no need to.

Even better; if you can set a script to detect said problem, script the reboot.
by Arcee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Vertical / Horizontal Connectors
Replies: 14
Views: 10056

Re: Vertical / Horizontal Connectors

There is no diference wich one is H or V because the radio doesn't care, you can put two vertical pol. antennas and the radio will not "know". Diferent polarisations are only implemented in the antennas.
Why would UBNT feel the need to put H/V markings on their antenna?
by Arcee
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Vertical / Horizontal Connectors
Replies: 14
Views: 10056

Vertical / Horizontal Connectors

So... I got this UBNT sector antenna that I've been testing with for a few days now. I noticed that the sector antenna has a "V" and "H" marking on the antenna connection points. My Mikrotik Netmetal 5 which I connect to this antenna does not have a V/H marking on it; it instead has a chain0 and cha...
by Arcee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless probe
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Re: Wireless probe

Ah... I don't think this is possible.

If a device is not associated with your equipment in anyway (i.e. ap/station association), there is no way you can get any details from the device. This would be a huge security problem I would imagine...

But of course, I think it's best a guru confirm this :)
by Arcee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP ready for prime time?
Replies: 83
Views: 26377

Re: RB260GSP ready for prime time?

Watching this thread as I'm about to purchase one of these switches.
by Arcee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB260GSP as POE Injector for WISP PoP Site
Replies: 0
Views: 450

RB260GSP as POE Injector for WISP PoP Site

Does anyone have any objections to the RB260GSP as a POE injector for a WISP POP site? Here's my planned POP site setup: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN - Router at POP site with a designated trunk port RB260GSP - Switch/POE Injector for all tower radios. Port one would be a trunk port and all remaining ports wi...
by Arcee
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]

No one wants to talk about their security measures?

This is a security measure in itself I guess :/
by Arcee
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual ip issues
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Virtual ip issues

I'm not an expert, but I'm sure the first step here is they will ask to see your configuration.

Run:
ip firewall nat export
Copy/Paste your output here.
by Arcee
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]

How could I forget... basic DOS protection is also a must:

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/DoS_attack_protection
by Arcee
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: any help please???
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: any help please???

Layer 7 filtering perhaps?

Maybe if you inspect the packets you can find a common link and regex it?
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To Bridge or Not to Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 377

To Bridge or Not to Bridge

Is there any disadvantages to using a bridge interface when there is only one port slaved? I know obviously it adds some flexibility so that you can add more ports to a bridge in the future and it also keeps the address up even if the slaved physical interface goes down. Doesn't a bridge interface u...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Change LOGO
Replies: 17
Views: 18509

Re: How to Change LOGO

"which support may give you"

Do you guys mean Mikrotik Support? Aren't they all on this forum?

Also, why would this have to be a "special request"?
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: need some traffic shaping help
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: need some traffic shaping help

Ah... that depends... :/
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Very slow wireless performance
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Very slow wireless performance

I was able to fix the "Error: File not found" issue by manually updating the OS myself. You can do this by downloading the latest package: http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/6.24/all_packages-mipsbe-6.24.zip Then dumping the uncompressed files into your file structure (i.e. using the upload butt...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mark Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Mark Packet

Here's your mangle rules: /ip firewall mangle add action=mark-packet chain=prerouting new-packet-mark=FileServer-Packets dst-addess=10.0.0.0/24 passthrough=yes /ip firewall mangle add action=mark-packet chain=prerouting new-packet-mark=Internet-Packets dst-addess=!10.0.0.0/24 Again, more resource in...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: need some traffic shaping help
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: need some traffic shaping help

like I stated in my first post, I've read tons of threads and how-to's, even some outside the mikrotik community, (that's how I've managed to get it working). But they generally aren't dumbed down enough or aren't detailed enough for me to get what I want to know. I just want some answers now to be...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Deny outside DNS on port 53 / Permit Inside DNS?
Replies: 17
Views: 22417

Re: Deny outside DNS on port 53 / Permit Inside DNS?

Very good question... I'd like to know the answer also. It's crazy how that type of service was open to the public when you don't even need it... Or maybe there is legitimate use for this? I think the best approach is to drop all packets on the input chain with the exception of SSH (maybe HTTP) and ...
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: need some traffic shaping help
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: need some traffic shaping help

Are you googling? I've found a number of answers with just one search:

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Bandwidth ... and_Queues

I would help but I haven't ventured too deep with this yet.
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mark Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Mark Packet

Any particular reason why? That method will only use more cpu resources.

Either way, I will test it out and let you know in a few hours.
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mark Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Mark Packet

You can try:

/queue simple
add max-limit=5M/5M name="Local File Transfer Limit" queue=default/default dst=ether2 total-queue=default
add max-limit=512K/512K name="Internet Limit" queue=default/default dst=ether10 total-queue=default
by Arcee
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Let's Talk Security [PtP/PtMP Links]

With respect to securing Point to Point and Point to Multi-point systems both from unauthorized users and denial of service (intention or unintentional)attacks; and really, any interface that is public accessible. What are you guys implementing? I've been experimenting with: Wireless Access List Fil...
by Arcee
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

@marchelo78

Which antenna exactly? I'm researching PtMP (sector antennas) .

Also, are you using more than one antenna with that single routerboard? I believe you have the ability to use three radios with that board right?
by Arcee
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware Recommendation to start a WISP with 100 Subscriber
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Hardware Recommendation to start a WISP with 100 Subscri

I'm subscribed to this post :)
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SSID Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: SSID Problem

Why would you even want an SSID that long anyway?

Don't say security... that's overkill.
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PoE Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: PoE Gear

What about smart UPS gear recommendations?

What's tried and proven?
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PoE Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 704

PoE Gear

So... what are you guys using for PoE gear at your PoPs and various places where PoE is required? Having smart capabilities (i.e. remote control over power) is obviously a must. I have had my eyes on this product: http://www.digital-loggers.com/poe24.html Also, in the case of a single PoE device, do...
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cloud and transparent proxy problem
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Cloud and transparent proxy problem

Put a firewall rule in front of your rule for the proxy that allows connections to your MT router? Remember, firewall rules work in the order they are configured. This being said, if there is a rule that allows your PC to talk to your MT router before your proxy forward rule, the forward rule would ...
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware Recommendation to start a WISP with 100 Subscriber
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Hardware Recommendation to start a WISP with 100 Subscri

BUMP

Have you made any progress with your research?

I'm in the same 'shoe' as you :)
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: GRE tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

Re: GRE tunnel

Not sure if I understand what you are trying to accomplish.

If you're just trying to get out to the internet, sounds like you just need to masquerade traffic from R2.

Add this to R1:
/ip firewall nat
add action=masquerade chain=srcnat out-interface=[INSERT WAN INT NAME HERE]
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

So... apparently Mikrotik isn't the only manufacturer using TDMA:

http://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/airmax/UB ... X_TDMA.pdf

So how does Nv2 differ from what UBNT is doing?
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Automatic change to best available channel.
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: Automatic change to best available channel.

Did this work?

Anyone else tried this? Is this the best approach?
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Going to start WISP,, Need Hardware Setup Details.
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Re: Going to start WISP,, Need Hardware Setup Details.

I'd start out on the cheap side and smaller, RB2011 as the main router, a few sectors maybe, but I actually started out with omni antennas and sectorized as needed. The difference between going all out and making it work can make or break a business. Some places demand is huge, you'll go mad upgrad...
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Basebox2 max concurrent clients
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: Basebox2 max concurrent clients

How did the implementation go?
by Arcee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

in some scenarios nstreme is better than nv2, so you should test this too :)
So I've seen with my research on this forum.

Channel/TDMA Period/Power all to be fine tuned :)
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

Its always good to remember the frequencies wireless AP use (exclude licensed PTP + PTMP ) are in licence exempt frequency bands and others are entitled to use these frequencies for whatever, so we always have to tolerate (manage) interference generated by other devices using these frequencies, I w...
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: Nv2 in the Real World

Good to know :) I must say, NV2 does seem to give better performance. However, it also seems like it will create a problem for others (i.e. competitors) that share the same space. This "RF Splatter" and "always communicating" even when there is little to communicate might just piss someone off. In t...
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 in the Real World
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Nv2 in the Real World

So I'm considering using Nv2 for my PtP and PtMP links; essentially at every wireless bridge in my WISP infrastructure. Does anyone have any advise regarding this? How well does Nv2 play with other WISP infrastructure which uses 802.11x protocols? One key advantage I was sold on is the time slot bas...
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

Very helpful information.

The next question here is:
What brand (or even model) are you guys using now for this type of application (i.e. PtMP 2-3km)?

What's tried and proven? :)
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

It is just a plain and simple horn antenna. These where commonly used as exciters in prime focus satellite antennas years ago. Basically, a microstrip array panel as those used in the sectors is a more modern concept. And building a sector with a similar pattern is no big deal either. Would you use...
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

Exactly. Check with export command before and after. By the way, this is much better way how to set your device instead of using default settings.
Point well taken! :)

I think I'm gonna make this a building block for all of my future configurations.
by Arcee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

Re: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

It is not on the market now. It is planned for Q1 2015
Any thoughts on the theory behind it?

Particularly in comparison to the traditional rectangular sectors.
by Arcee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4705

RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

Has anyone tried the "Symmetrical Antennas" from RF elements? http://simper.rfelements.com/assets/Uploads/Symmetrical-Sectors-Datasheet.pdf I will be deploying sector antennas very soon for PtMP connections (back haul links for CPEs). I have zero experience with this type of setup and I must say, th...
by Arcee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth management per IP / MAC & Torrent sites block
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Bandwidth management per IP / MAC & Torrent sites block

Why bridge?

Why not have your Mikrotik device act as a router? That way you can firewall based on ip/mac.

I would like to see what others think because I don't think you can perform advance filtering (i.e. beyond mac filter) if your Mikrotik device is only bridging...
by Arcee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

When you say "Config Removal", do you mean reset without default configuration?

system reset-configuration no-defaults=yes
by Arcee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: need some traffic shaping help
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: need some traffic shaping help

I'm also researching this. Here's what I'm currently reading:

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Basic_tra ... _protocols
by Arcee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

I don't know what to say.. It just started working again. I tried the downgrade but it wouldn't downgrade... I did the reset without default configuration and I was not able to access the device at all.. I thought I brick'd it. I then did a reset with the reset button to get back in and I was able t...
by Arcee
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hardware suggestions?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: Hardware suggestions?!

@jaykay2342

Which hardware did you go with?

Also, if you used the stationbox, which board did you use?
by Arcee
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

Copy the files in and go to system packages and press downgrade. But your problem looks more like misconfuguration than other problem. I will try the downgrade later today when I get home. Misconfig even after I restore factory default? :/ So the same home router switch port I tested with after the...
by Arcee
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

How do I downgrade?

I tried dumping the v6.23 packages on the file structure and rebooting. .. No luck.
by Arcee
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protecting Tower Equipment from "Salt"
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Protecting Tower Equipment from "Salt"

Noted. Thanks.
by Arcee
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

GrooveA 52HPn Failed after v6.24 Update

So my GrooveA 52HPn stopped passing traffic today and initially I thought it was a configuration issue as I had been tweaking a WISP CPE configuration all day. After hours of troubleshooting and backtracking my configuration I finally decided to reset the devices configuration (both via reset and sy...
by Arcee
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple question with "Antenna Gain" wireless parameter
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: Simple question with "Antenna Gain" wireless parameter

I don't fully understand this...

Does changing this setting actually have an effect? OR is it just like setting your country setting on the wireless interface (i.e. no effect at all).
by Arcee
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't connect to Mikrotik PPTP Server
Replies: 4
Views: 2689

Re: Can't connect to Mikrotik PPTP Server

Bump...

Looking for an answer also...
by Arcee
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Email Configuration for Google Server
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Email Configuration for Google Server

So I was resolving the wrong address; smtp.google.com when it should have been smtp.gmail.com :/

I feel silly now..
by Arcee
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Link Fine Tuning
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

Re: Wireless Link Fine Tuning

The final setup will be something like 9-12miles with the Mikrotik mANT 30db antennas.

How do I confirm my max power settings before I start tweaking?
by Arcee
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Link Fine Tuning
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

Re: Wireless Link Fine Tuning

There are many factors which contribute to a very good PTP link and PTMP among these factors signal has two - too high a signal level and too low a signal level, others are co-location and co-channel interference, etc............................. Sales pitch usually use theoretical values or those ...
by Arcee
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Link Fine Tuning
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

Wireless Link Fine Tuning

So I got two netmetal units with two small omni antennas on each unit (2 chains). I'm just testing the devices so I got a point to point AP-Bridge/Station-Bridge sitting about 20 feet apart at home using Nv2. At such a short distance, shouldn't I be getting really good ccq and bandwidth speeds? I ca...
by Arcee
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio

Powering on the transmitter with no antenna attached may damage the final output stage of the transmitter. The end result would be little to no transmit power.


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Understood. Thanks :)
by Arcee
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email Configuration for Google Server
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Email Configuration for Google Server

Have you guys had any success with configuring email for gmail servers?

I have a domain which utilizes google's email service. How do I configure mikrotik to use @MyDomain.com (google email service)?
by Arcee
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio

What's at risk? What exactly happens?
by Arcee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working

Station is not compatible with Bridge.
Ap Bridge- Station/Station Bridge
Bridge-Station Bridge
Station means that NAT is enable.
I might be wrong...but 99.99% is your configuration fault.
You were right..

I changed to AP-Bridge on one and and Station-Bridge on the other and everything worked!
by Arcee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working

Bridge. I tried a factory reset already.. No luck. I will probably try it one more time.

I know the wireless NICs work because when I revert back to factory state, I can connect to the default SSID with my laptop and configure the device using 802.11x
by Arcee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protecting Tower Equipment from "Salt"
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Protecting Tower Equipment from "Salt"

So I know most of the outdoor equipment is built to withstand the 'typical' elements, what are you guys doing for installs near the ocean? The salty air near the ocean seems to be able to corrode even stainless steel over time. Are you guys dressing your equipment with any products to add an additio...
by Arcee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working

Make it simple: -put both devices in bridge mode; -set oneof them bridge and one station bridge; -connect one of them to a router with cable; -DHCP Client on both Netmetals on bridge interface -ping them. If it works you will see how really familiar with the configuration are. Keep in mind that net...
by Arcee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Netmetal 5 PtP Not Working

Ok so this is driving me crazy... I have been trying to creat a simple Point-to-Point link with my two new Netmetal 5 devices using Nv2 and a security key. One device is set to ap bridge and the other to station with both having the same SSID... very simple setup. Both devices show each other regist...
by Arcee
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio

But I think the radios turn on by default at boot time... I guess the answer to my question is "It's risky".

Here's my new question, what if I connect some simple antennas? Is there a such thing as "too small of an antenna" for this unit?
by Arcee
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Powering up an Antenna-less Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Powering up an Antenna-less Radio

So I just got my new Netmetal 5 in and I really want to boot it up and poke around only my mANT hasn't arrived as yet.

How risky is it to boot my device without an Antenna?
by Arcee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP

Interesting way of putting it. This sounds like the same concept as putting a Cable Modem from one ISP on a switch then adding a DLS modem from another ISP on to the same switch (same ethernet segment), then connecting a client to the same switch. The client (CPE) would then just have a manually con...
by Arcee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP

Looks like virtual access points is another option...

I look forward to some tried and proven advice on this.
by Arcee
Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Multiple Networks Via One Sector AP

So I've been testing out the concept of supplying public IPs to wireless subscribers using VPLS with MPLS. With my MPLS and VPLS circuit being terminated at my tower's router, how do I supply both private and public IP addresses via the same sector antenna? That is, two subscribers physically side b...
by Arcee
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Hotspot - VISP Location ID setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Mikrotik Hotspot - VISP Location ID setup

I'm testing VISP as my CRM right now... did you ever get sorted out with this? Any advise for me?
by Arcee
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WISP Project
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

Re: WISP Project

@lambert

So I've been testing out MPLS and VPLS. I found a way to get public IP addresses down to the subscriber.

I was able to map an Ethernet port from my core router over a Wireless Bridge down to the CPE using MPLS/VPLS.

From a security standpoint, do I need to add anything else?