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by Arcee
Sun May 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS at Network Perimeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 430

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: 430

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: 308

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: 308

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: 808

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: 13766

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: 5516

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: 429

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: 429

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: 1
Views: 298

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: 445

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: 449

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: 261

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: 481

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: 401

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: 3186

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 384

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: 384

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: 31
Views: 7723

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: 31
Views: 7723

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: 31
Views: 7723

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: 2581

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: 31
Views: 9909

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: 662

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: 662

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: 710

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: 817

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: 817

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: 817

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: 974

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: 974

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: 974

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: 6927

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: 6927

Re: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP

Here is my config:
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by Arcee
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Data Rates - Optimizing AP
Replies: 22
Views: 6927

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 4010

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: 6927

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: 644

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: 644

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: 1808

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: 578

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: 2070

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: 3104

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...