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by vk7zms
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic Shaping Multiple EOIP tunnels
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Traffic Shaping Multiple EOIP tunnels

Are the EoIP tunnels all bridged together at some point? or are they being used purely at L3?
by vk7zms
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PtP - fastest configuration?
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

PtP - fastest configuration?

Dual nstreme can be directly bridged - it won't work with wds
by vk7zms
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pptp source address
Replies: 1
Views: 818

pptp source address

Do you may have a masquerade or src-nat rule to allow Internet traffic out the default gateway that does not have an outgoing interface specified? This could cause the LAN address to be masqueraded outbound on the photo tunnel?
by vk7zms
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SNR on Optical Fiber
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

SNR on Optical Fiber

+1
by vk7zms
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 1:1/reverse NAT - appropriate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

1:1/reverse NAT - appropriate?

Looking at you network diagram you have Ethernet cables between network2 and the hosts on this network - if so a better solution would be to define a VLAN on the RB1100 LAN bridge interface and on a single port of your second mikrotik. Just add the remaining ports and the VLAN to a bridge and move t...
by vk7zms
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 1:1/reverse NAT - appropriate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

1:1/reverse NAT - appropriate?

Any reason you don't just an ip address from each subnet (the default gateway address for network hosts) onto the RB1100 LAN bridge interface. Down side is you will have to static ally assign addresses on one subnet as both subnets are on the same L2 segment.
by vk7zms
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200: CPU ETH port, PCIe ETH port.. can someone explain?
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

RB1200: CPU ETH port, PCIe ETH port.. can someone explain?

Ports 9&10 WILL cause performance issues (low throughput and variable latency) used in any configuration - don't use them - other ports work just fine
by vk7zms
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public block IP routing with pppoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Public block IP routing with pppoe

You don't really have to do anything to "route" the real world block as MT does it by default. Just add the first of your real world block to whichever Ethernet port you are using for the switch master, and use this address as the default gateway for the hosts you have plugged into the switched ports.
by vk7zms
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: iBGP case
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

iBGP case

I was assuming you were going to leave all the current load balancing config in place. Can you post your policy based rules to direct outbound traffic. Are the two Cisco routers you speak of inside your network, or at your providers end of your fibre link. Is your ASN advertising to your suppliers f...
by vk7zms
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: iBGP case
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

iBGP case

Assuming you are filtering out (or not receiving) default route fro your two providers, you can use multiple default routes with different distances - set the lower distance for the preferred outbound source and set check gateway=yes. This way of the preferred gateway for that particular /17 becomes...
by vk7zms
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB 433AH on 5.19 reboots every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

RB 433AH on 5.19 reboots every day?

45 meters is fine if using 24v PSU
by vk7zms
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Dubai new products
Replies: 16
Views: 3850

MUM Dubai new products

Even funnier they list the SXT "sector" under new product, and then state in the description that it is already available.
by vk7zms
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cooling question
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Cooling question

Actually would you believe www.routerboard.com. :)
by vk7zms
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cooling question
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Cooling question

by vk7zms
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNMP doesn't work with asymmetric routes?
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

SNMP doesn't work with asymmetric routes?

rhauf - yes I understand pointing snmp at the remote tx address - trouble is it only works when that link is active - as soon as the active path changes, it stops.

jklpl - As for EoIP not being efficient - does it really matter? How much snmp data can one possibly need to retrieve from one site?
by vk7zms
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: redirect an ip on a different subnet but on the same network
Replies: 2
Views: 962

redirect an ip on a different subnet but on the same network

Use the 751 as a caching DNS server for requests from the 192.x.x.x range and put a static DNS entry for your mail server
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: FULL BGP with Mikrotik Router is possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 5435

FULL BGP with Mikrotik Router is possible?

We have seven BGP peers to other ISP's and have never had any trouble with interoperability.
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: MetaROUTER stability issues on certain MIPSBE and PPC boards
Replies: 490
Views: 132171

MetaROUTER stability issues on certain MIPSBE and PPC boards

How long did you run test for?
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet interference FM Tower
Replies: 52
Views: 11453

Ethernet interference FM Tower

Yes - I agree - RB411ah with a single SFP would be awesome
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used

That is odd - did you leave the pin set at the mikrotik OS level as well?
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?

what interfaces are your IP addresses and DHCP-Servers bound to on the RB2011. and what interface is the DHCP-client bound to on the rb751
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 performance issues on ether9 and 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 6840

RB1200 performance issues on ether9 and 10?

There is known issue with ports 9&10 on RB1200. It apparently only exhibits issues when running BGP and has apparently been fixed - if I need more than 8 ports, I now use an rb1100ah
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?

In this case the VLANs are members of bridges, so the ip addresses stay on the bridges. The 751 doesn't even need an ip address (except for management purposes) Btw - in your first post you mention you didn't want the two private ip ranges to be able to route to each other. You will need to add fire...
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless link problem - R52nM
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Wireless link problem - R52nM

when you say "LH connector" which side of the board are you looking at it from :)

I believe CH0 on those cards is labelled L6
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?

ok - so ether2 on the RB2011, is already a member of bridge1 that you want the Ethernet ports on the RB751 to be a part of, so you need to do nothing but patch the two together for this part to work. create bridge1 on the RB751 and add all the Ethernet ports to this bridge. Add a vlan with say vlan-...
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used

The guy from my local Sierra supplier was aware of it, so I guess so
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Understanding PCI-e in 411-5nH
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Understanding PCI-e in 411-5nH

The settings I posted were for the mc87xx series. I have never used the 57xx series as we have no EV.DO or narrow band CDMA networks still active. Did you purchase the SIMM in a device or by itself. If it came in a USB stick it will probably auto install in a windows environment and you should be ab...
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used

From the MT command line (select "new terminal" from winbox) you access the modem serial console

/system serial-terminal usb2 channel=3

You should now be able to issue modem commands

Type at, and you should get "OK" as the response.

Now set the pin by entering modem command

at+cpin=xxxx
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used

I don't know why it happens, but sometimes the PIN doesn't get sent to the modem from ROS correctly. ROS appears to store it correctly, just doesn't always send it through to the modem. If you are going to configure prior to dispatch via winbox, could you not do it manually prior to dispatch? I will...
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi Certification
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

Wi-Fi Certification


My wife is not certified mad, but she is :D
Best Forum post yet - lol
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLAN - Simple Vlan Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

VLAN - Simple Vlan Help

It is a router, not a switch, if u need untagged, just add address directly to Ethernet port. An untagged port is just that - not tagged with any VLAN ID. On a switch you typically have any number tagged and or untagged ports on the same VLAN - a router strips off the VLAN tag on the port inbound an...
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

411U-3G - SIM card PIN is not used

PIN function normally works well, we use it often. Have had problem setting it on occasion and have had to do it manually from the modem serial console
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)

Well - looks likes your options are limited - perhaps you could convince Microsoft to release a custom version of NetBIOS for you LAN requirements ;)
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet interference FM Tower
Replies: 52
Views: 11453

Ethernet interference FM Tower

I haven't had to do this as we don't put gear on towers with broadcast gear on them. One of my friends fixed the 10m problem with fibre - ran mains power up the tower and ran all the mast head equipment from a PoE switch using the ubiquity PoE converters.
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet interference FM Tower
Replies: 52
Views: 11453

Ethernet interference FM Tower

You could always try using a fibre link up the tower and keeping the copper network cable as short as possible. If you are using PoE you will of course have to run a desperate power cable
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Project with many wireless link!!
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Project with many wireless link!!

use OSPF or BGP, without bridging any interfaces
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: tunnel with a shared key?
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: tunnel with a shared key?

If you don't have too many POS terminals, just add a "secret" for each of them with unique address allocations. Each POS terminal nill need to use unique credentials to log in.
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public block IP routing with pppoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: Public block IP routing with pppoe

are you planning to use real world ip addresses directly on any other hosts in your network, or do you intend to setup a series of src-nat/dst-nat rules for specific ports to specific hosts etc?
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: dedicated uplink to one customer
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: dedicated uplink to one customer

add the mac-address of the server you want to bypass the hotspot under ip bindings, and set it to bypassed
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Understanding PCI-e in 411-5nH
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Understanding PCI-e in 411-5nH

When you install the Sierra card, a pop interface should appear on the router, just configure and enable this interface. You will need some specific information from your carrier - most just require the APN to be correct for the service you have purchased. For the sierra cards, set port=usb2, data c...
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: possible to open hotspot up if radius server down?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

possible to open hotspot up if radius server down?

Just use net watch to monitor the radius server and of it can't reach it, execute a script to disable hotspot server, and another script to enable hotspot when radius is reachable again
by vk7zms
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)

Add Ethernet and WLAN to bridge and use same one up range
by vk7zms
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB711-5HnD range
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

RB711-5HnD range

If you had radio LOS between both sites, and correctly lined up aerials, you should achieve around 27M half duplex using 802.11a and nstreme.

For OFDM transmissions such as 802.11a, radio LOS will need to be at least 0.6 of your first fresnel zone to get good throughput
by vk7zms
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb1200 port names
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

rb1200 port names

Even when moving config from RB1100 to RB1100AHx2 this happens - we got around it by manually editing the interface section of the rsc file. I used a normal export, then replaced the Ethernet MAC addresses with those of the new board and manually re-ordered them so they were in the 1100AHx2 order an...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4613

Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat

Lots of Sierra cards are supported, but you need to find a supplier that can give you technical information if you want to do the tricky stuff. The MT GUI and CLI allow you at access a very small subset of the Sierra commands. Anything more than that you have to open a serial terminal connection dir...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)

My apologies - just read your original post again - I clearly did not read it correctly and had assumed the two interfaces were bridged - if you want netbios to pass, both interfaces need to be part of the same L2 network - NetBIOS is designed this way - it won't pass through ANY router.
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [ASK] ping to bridged modem
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

[ASK] ping to bridged modem

Can you ping the modem if you plug directly into it with a modem. Do you have same net mask on modem and router
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 730

routing issues

You need to give accurate scenario if you expect useful answer.....
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 730

routing issues

As long as the three DHCP servers are handing out the correct default gateway this will work by default. Do you have any firewall rules in place?
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)

I have seen this problem many times - remove masq rule 2 as posted - you DON'T want masq onto LAN - this is what is stopping you see your workgroup
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Windows file sharing between two interface(wireless and lan)

The problem is in your masquerade rule - you have not specified an outbound interface, so router OS is doing a masquerade between the LAN and WLAN interfaces. This will block SMB. Add an out-interface to masq rule and it should all work.
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Configuring two interfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Configuring two interfaces

The manual is the same for all, because the complete OS is loaded onto all boards
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB751U-2HnD reboots acidentialy
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

RB751U-2HnD reboots acidentialy

I have seen this happen several times when an incorrect power supply was used - reboot under wireless load
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Network
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

WDS Network

You can not do this with Mikrotik as there is no implementation for a centralized controller, hence no hand off from one AP to the next when client is mobile. Mikrotik has some really great wireless solutions, unless you need to do WiFi. Ruckus Wireless AP's back hauled by mikrotik wireless to the r...
by vk7zms
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?

In your original post you stated ether 3&4 were on the separate subnet, but it looks like you meant 4&5. VLAN between the two devices is simpler than EoIP solution and will have less overhead than routing traffic through a third subnet. You could also bride WLAN to main subnet and create a virtual A...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Script for disabling wlan
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Script for disabling wlan

If the omnitik is handing out dhcp, there is no way for the client pc to have an IP address prior to SXT WLAN being enabled, therefore nothing in the arp table. Would be easy enough to do if client pc had static address or a second deco server was set up on the SXT
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: linksys wrt120n PPPoE client issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

linksys wrt120n PPPoE client issue

We have had same issue with several of the linksys routers connecting to MT pppoe servers. We found that if chap was enabled on the server profile, the pppoe session would dial in but no traffic would pass - disabling chap forced the linksys to use PAP and they worked fine.
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4613

Re: Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat

choose a mini pci-e modem that supports the required bands, and then it is really down to the provider you choose - there are many simm's available that will work on a multitude of networks and in almost every country - catch is their roaming data isn't that cheap. I have used a simm from www.roamin...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to configure static route for another ip subnet
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: how to configure static route for another ip subnet

If your WAN ip is on one port (10.0.0.5/30) and your LAN ip's are on another port - MT will route LAN addresses by default - no need for extra routes. you will have to add a default route (route add dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 gateway=10.0.0.6) to allow your router to access internet via the WAN. NOTE - I...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Is Vlans the answer or is there an easier way?

assuming you are using a bridge to join ether3&4 on the 2011 together, creat a VLAN on ether2 and add it to the same bridge as ether3&4. create the same VLAN on the 751 and add both the VLAN and the WLAN (or virtual AP) to the bridge.
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Obtain level 4 licence for Groove 5hn
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Re: Obtain level 4 licence for Groove 5hn

purchase new license online at www.mikrotik.com, paste new license key into system license using winbox
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik Queue
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: MikroTik Queue

from what you have posted it does not seem possible that your MT router is Queueing LAN traffic as it should NOT be passing through your router - try unplugging the Mikrotik and check LAN transfer speed between machines on LAN.
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G intermittent packet loss
Replies: 14
Views: 9489

RB493G intermittent packet loss

This is common problem with 493G - we noticed as soon as we started upgrading 493 with 493G (routing masthead 411 and 711 base station units) - problem solved by replacing with RB1100AH.
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox Issue - Does not Detect Unplugged Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Winbox Issue - Does not Detect Unplugged Monitor

Win box has always braved that way - I ALWAYS make sure I move winbox to the laptop screen before closing it - that way it doesn't try and open on an extra monitor. I have always considered it an "undocumented feature" :)
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik drops connection
Replies: 19
Views: 10484

mikrotik drops connection

I have seen similar problem on routerboard product but never on x86. I have found it is often caused by a duplex setting mismatch between two devices. Try hard coding the Ethernet port to 100MFD. I have also found routerboard product to require a crossover cable in order to do correct auto negotiate...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridge mode Configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Bridge mode Configuration

Add a bridge to each groove

Add the WLAN and Ethernet ports to the bridge

Set one WLAN to mode station-bridge and the other WLAN to mode bridge.

Add a dhcp client to each bridge
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setup R133C as station
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Setup R133C as station

It will route by default - but perhaps the router at the other end does not have a route back to the ip range 192.168.8.0/24 .

If you don't have control of the router at the other end you could add a masquerade rule for the 192.168.8.0/24
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 2 gateways failover problem
Replies: 2
Views: 921

2 gateways failover problem

IF you only want to use the backup when primary fails, it is very simple. Set the PPPoE connection to accept default route which will have a distance of 0. Then add a static default route to the second connection and specify a distance of say 5. This will use PPPoE connection unless it fails - in wh...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB450G Dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 612

RB450G Dead?

Sounds like it fails POST. Connect a serial cable and reboot. You may need to reload the firmware via serial connection
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Background wireless scanning
Replies: 13
Views: 4432

Feature request: Background wireless scanning

+1 from me
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik drops connection
Replies: 19
Views: 10484

mikrotik drops connection

Is ROS running natively on the x86 or is it running as a VM
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?

Of you drop your BGP hold time down, be sure to set up some sort of prioritisation on BGP traffic. BGP sessions will often disconnect when link is saturated if hold times are set too low
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?

There are some reasonable Cisco resources available online that explain its operation - i suggest you ask your ISP's if the support it first though :)
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

BGP route failover is too slow. Any way around this?

If you get really lucky your ISP's may support Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (which Mikrotik has recently added support for)
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme Dual - unable to create management VLAN - how to?
Replies: 4
Views: 15500

Nstreme Dual - unable to create management VLAN - how to?

If you create a bridge on each end and add only the dual-nstreme interfaces to the bridges - you can add the management VLAN to the bridge
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 493G Big Problem Please Help me
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

RB 493G Big Problem Please Help me

Of you ate SURE the serial cable and settings are correct and you are not able to see anything in terminal window, it is probably time for a new board :(
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb751-devices and getting good WiFi-Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

rb751-devices and getting good WiFi-Performance

Good work around - I will give that a try
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP with RADIUS sample configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 10685

DHCP with RADIUS sample configuration

If you have enough address spaces for static leases, you can set a static lease in radius for say the real world addresses, and let the private addresses come dynamically from the pool - we do this using pppoe, but should work the same on DHCP
by vk7zms
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb751-devices and getting good WiFi-Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

rb751-devices and getting good WiFi-Performance

There is an issue that we have found where a device will go into "sleep" mode and disconnect from AP. When it wakes and reconnect, RB751 will only connect the device at basic rate
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP with RADIUS sample configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 10685

DHCP with RADIUS sample configuration

One problem I see is the way you are planing to use the "next pool" - DHCP server simply uses the next pool of it runs out of address' in the first pool.
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ch0/ch1...the polarity of sextant 5hnd
Replies: 25
Views: 12707

ch0/ch1...the polarity of sextant 5hnd

It absolutely will not work without ch0 used
by vk7zms
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS and N
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

WDS and N

I disagree. If he needs layer 2 transparency station WDS works better than station pseudobridge.
Correct - never had any success pseudobridge myself - station bridge mode however, is awesome - full L2 transparency - an excellent choice if you are using MT CPE and base station
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 493G Big Problem Please Help me
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

RB 493G Big Problem Please Help me

If the Ethernet ports are all down - you will need to log in with a serial cable - if you can't log in - reboot with serial cable attached and see how far through the boot process you get - it is also possible to reload the firmware via the serial cable
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS and N
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

WDS and N

There is nothing in the information to suggest WDS is the issue, however it appears an unnecessary level of complication. I would be removing WDS and replace it with station bridge setup on the client SXT's.
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP - Weird Advertisements?
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: BGP - Weird Advertisements?

have a look at the BGP path attributes - are the paths from ISP1 all shorter than the paths from ISP2?
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing different lans through different wans (Sanity Check)
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Routing different lans through different wans (Sanity Ch

routing marks are the way to do it - your masq rule "may" be causing trouble as it will masq everything - even one LAN to the other..

I would try using two rules, one for each LAN, and specify the src-address as the LAN address and dst-address !other LAN address
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4GHz cards versus UMTS interference
Replies: 4
Views: 2664

Re: 2.4GHz cards versus UMTS interference

BAW filter is an electronic type of filter, and the one you posted has such a low attenuation to surrounding frequencies so as to be of dubious benefit a "Physical filter" such as a cavity filter that might give 30-60db attenuation to surrounding frequencies needs a number of physical cavities at ap...
by vk7zms
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik routerbo
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik rout

just use netwatch set the host ip to watch as 192.168.1.20 (the station router) set timeout to say 5000 (5 seconds) set up action to turn on ether1 (where the server is plugged into) interface ethernet set 0 disabled=no set down action to turn off ether1 interface ethernet set 0 disabled=yes Assumin...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: graphing system volts
Replies: 3
Views: 690

graphing system volts

We use third party to software to monitor via SNMP - try PRTG.

Chech reported voltage against actual battery voltage - it appears no two router boards will give the same result - we check them against a voltmeter and then add a correction factor
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Traverse Vlans
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Traverse Vlans

EoIP is a great way to bridge L2 across a L3 network
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4GHz cards versus UMTS interference
Replies: 4
Views: 2664

2.4GHz cards versus UMTS interference

At 2.4ghz - there isn't the space on a mini pic form factor for a physical filter - wavelength cant be miniaturized :)
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik Queue
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

MikroTik Queue

Are client on different subnet to server - ie does traffic have to pass through router to get from client to server - if so, please post queue config - perhaps you just need to exclude 192.168.0.0/16 from you queue ?
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNMP doesn't work with asymmetric routes?
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

SNMP doesn't work with asymmetric routes?

We have the same problem - an easy fix is to build an EOIP to the router and bridge it to the Ethernet port the ammo based monitor is on - then have the subnet used for monitoring on the other end of the tunnel - as close as possible to your monitoring software
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ethernet Link Drops
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Ethernet Link Drops

We had the same issue with RB493G (RB493 all work great) - we fixed the issue by replacing them with RB1100 (493G's sitting in office)
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB750 how to use static IP
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: RB750 how to use static IP

first of all - are you able to ping your default gateway 206.75.200.1? just in case the router is trying to use a private ip address that you may have on the router, make sure you specify the src-address in the ping command ping 206.75.200.1 src-address=206.75.200.154 see if you have any other defau...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual LAN/WAN setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3226

Re: Dual LAN/WAN setup?

no - the source address needs to be the address the traffic originates from from, which is inevitably inside your LAN(s). if for instance you open a webpage from a client on one of the LAN's, the router will see the traffic coming from the Ethernet port into the router - hence the source address we ...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik routerbo
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik rout

ok - think I misunderstood your original request. If I understand you - all interfaces are passing traffic, but you want to stop clients plugged into eth2 from accessing the server on eth1 until the wireless link to the station unit is established? On way you could do this is by using netwatch to mo...
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace Linksys RV082
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Replace Linksys RV082

Go for an RB1100 - probably overkill but will not disapoint
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pptp client use real ip address
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

pptp client use real ip address

I have never tried using any kind of ppp service with the remote and local addresses set to the same ip address - try changing the remote address - I always make the remote address unique for each user in case they login at the same time.
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik routerbo
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik rout

Do you have 192.168.1.30 bound to an Ethernet or bridge interface - looking at your drawing it should be bound to the bridge port that includes eth1 eth2 and wlan AP. it is a bit difficult to sea any other reason why you can't get to the server without the wireless connection running. can you please...
by vk7zms
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual LAN/WAN setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3226

Re: Dual LAN/WAN setup?

I think the easiest way is with a couple of mangle rules lets assume the following LAN1 is 192.168.1.0/24 LAN2 is 192.168.2.0/24 default gateway of ISP1 is 10.1.0.1 default gateway of ISP2 is 10.2.0.1 you could add a couple of mangle rules to mark the traffic from each LAN chain=prerouting action=ma...
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: variation on failover..
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: variation on failover..

even if you did write a script to do this, I think it would be problematic in that if the load drops below the throughput threshold - the script will activate (as no load = no throughput). on the other hand, when the throughput is suffering due to interference, the latency would climb significantly,...
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: low speed - WDS not the root cause
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: low speed - WDS not the root cause

change your wireless protocol from "unspecified" to anything else on the list (802.11 nstreme Nv2 etc) at the AP end, and change the station units to wireless protocol "any", and they will then follow whatever you set on the AP - try using 802.11 first.
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: pptp client use real ip address
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: pptp client use real ip address

Have you set your default gateway on the RB750 to be via the pptp-client interface? or is it still sending traffic via the WAN interface?

perhaps post pptp-client, ip address and routing config?
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN with multiple WAN IP
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: VPN with multiple WAN IP

try putting in a static route to your work VPN host to force the VPN traffic out one connection only

OR

put in a mangle/routing mark rule and coresponding static route to direct all VPN traffic out a single WAN
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik routerbo
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Help with broadband connection between two mikrotik rout

What you have posted should do exactly as described. If it is not working I suspect there is possibly some configuration issue with the ptp link. If you are using AP bridge and station bridge, you simply need to create a bridge interface on each routerboard and add both the WLAN and Ethernet interfa...
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual LAN/WAN setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3226

Re: Dual LAN/WAN setup?

OK - so you need to be just a little bit more specific :) Do you want LAN1 & LAN2 to both use WAN1 & WAN2? If so is this on a load sharing or fail-over basis? OR, do you want LAN1 to us WAN1 only, and LAN2 to use WAN2 only? What type of WAN connections are you using DHCP-Client, L2TP, PPPoE, etc ? D...
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality
Replies: 128
Views: 42051

Re: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality

Murray: When are you going to bundle it up into a RouterOS Metarouter image? :-D I havn't had a great run with Metarouter - Stability for production environment just isn't there yet. Concept is great - Configuring is way easy - just can't stop them locking up every month or so :( So in short - not ...
by vk7zms
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality
Replies: 128
Views: 42051

Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality

Solved the problem running an instance of L2tpns on ubuntu :)
by vk7zms
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality
Replies: 128
Views: 42051

Re: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality

Hi Terry - many thanks for your reply - for us it is a temporary measure and as such will only need to support IPv4 We currently have a Linux machine running l2tpns terminating the L2TP tunnel from the LAC and the inbound PPP connections. Is there a way of setting the L2TP "secret" that is shared wi...
by vk7zms
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP and proxy-arp
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: L2TP and proxy-arp

Hi Nick - a little off your topic, but I would like to set up an RB1100 as a LNS server. I can set up the L2TP server easy enough, and have set up lots of PPPoE servers for Ethernet based networks. The bit I am missing is how to get the PPPoE server running over the incoming L2TP tunnels. If you hav...
by vk7zms
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality
Replies: 128
Views: 42051

Re: Feature Request - LAC/LNS functionality

Hi Terry - would love to do this on ROS - any chance you might share a sample config.

philb -have you managed to get it to work as yet?
by vk7zms
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 disconnect problem
Replies: 138
Views: 25101

NV2 disconnect problem

I can't comment on the Ubnt product as we are a 100% mikrotik house for unlicensed gear.

As for NV2 improvements since 5.8, if they are worth trying, why are they not documented in change log...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 disconnect problem
Replies: 138
Views: 25101

NV2 disconnect problem

In my opinion you are all wasting your time trying to find a fix - we have done extensive field testing and have found the ONLY successful NV2 installations are way out in the country where there is NO other RF - we have concluded that NV2 is extremely susceptible to even the slightest of interferen...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH
Replies: 42
Views: 14786

Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH

We tested extensively on ROS5.8 and even put some into production - big mistake - it might run for a day or four months - but it will eventually lock up - usually rebooting the MR only would fix the problem - we were only using ROS MRs - no third party OS involved
by vk7zms
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 750 As a switch
Replies: 21
Views: 3073

Re: RB 750 As a switch

why not just block the windows share port on the RB750?
by vk7zms
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: how can use 0.0.0.0 as local address of PPPOE Server?
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: how can use 0.0.0.0 as local address of PPPOE Server?

even if it was possible - what application would there be for this configuration
by vk7zms
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Resolved] Share file Lan eth1 from Lan wireless
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Share file Lan eth1 from Lan wireless

As long as both machines exchanging the shared files have the ip address of the interface they are connected to set as thier default gateway you will not have to modify your settings at all. You will have to manually navigate to the share via IP address.
by vk7zms
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to setup RouterOS as simple Webserver?
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: How to setup RouterOS as simple Webserver?

Unfortunately not - MT is a router OS not a webserver
by vk7zms
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH
Replies: 42
Views: 14786

Re: Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH

Having used MetaRouter in production, and subsequently had to replace it with physical routers), I am pretty sure there is no production application for a product this unstable. I have trialed it on RB433AH, RB1000 and RB1100. ALL became unstable and would randomly lock up. Removing Metarouter from ...
by vk7zms
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH
Replies: 42
Views: 14786

Re: Metarouter stability on RB800, RB1100, RB1100AH

We are running Metarouter on RB1000 and RB433AH. The 433AH has been unstable since Install on site (metarouter running from day one). It would lock up and become unresponsive and required reboot to fix. Rebooting the metarouter usually fixes it for a few days. We have a watchdog set on the 433AH tha...
by vk7zms
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: two ap in one 433
Replies: 18
Views: 2615

Re: two ap in one 433

it is not a stupid question, and happens often - despite having three card slots, using any more than one at the same time will cause degradation of service on the other. the cards are physically too close together. We have deployed around 600 routerboards running various configurations and done ext...
by vk7zms
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: low bandwidth with Mikrotik SXT connected to switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2195

Re: low bandwidth with Mikrotik SXT connected to switch

we often have problem between routerboard product and some switches that causes poor bandwidth between routerboard and switch. Usually the problem can be fixed by manually setting the ethernet port on the routerboard to 100M Full duplex, untick the auto negotiate button, and fit a cross over cable b...
by vk7zms
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eth.port flapping in 5.4 still not solved! How about 5.5?
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Eth.port flapping in 5.4 still not solved! How about 5.5

we have RB1100's with the same problem - ports that flap are connected to another RB1100 and to some Grooves
by vk7zms
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH as Access Point to RB450G
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: RB433AH as Access Point to RB450G

Sounds like perhaps you haven't bridged the WLAN AP to the wired LAN or LAB Bridge - You will need to post more of your configuration.

Is 192.168.88.3 on an ethernet port, bridge or the WLAP AP interface?
by vk7zms
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3g mini pci modem
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: 3g mini pci modem

Sierra Wireless MC8795V - we have used others (all Sierra cards), but I can't remember the model numbers. MC8795V is a current model.
by vk7zms
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2,4Ghz and 5,8Ghz WLAN in one Routerboard
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: 2,4Ghz and 5,8Ghz WLAN in one Routerboard

sure - you can do that - but I thought you were trying to get them all on the one network? What are you actually trying to accomplish?
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."
Replies: 7
Views: 5186

Re: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."

If you are using the latest version of Mikrotik Winbox Loader - untick the "secure mode" tick box and it will probably let you in.

Otherwise just use an ssh client like putty.exe and learn Mikrotik cli :)
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 setting,please help
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: RB750 setting,please help

Are you really using an RB750 as your core router?

How are the users Authenticating to your network and are you currently doing anything to limit traffic to customers?

is web traffic slow for wired and wireless customers?
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Routing problem
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Routing problem

you could try putting static DNS entries in your RB1000 so that internal PC's resolve a 192.168.x.x address for the servers instead of the real world ip address - that way they won't even pass through the RB1000 - just the switch. This assumes of course, that your are using the RB1000 as a caching D...
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3g mini pci modem
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: 3g mini pci modem

The 411AR has no simm slot and the Motorola mini pci card does not appear to have a built in one, so I doubt you could make it work.

Try using an RB411UAHR with mini pci-express - we have used a few on 3G and they work better than the Cisco 3G routers they replaced.
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2,4Ghz and 5,8Ghz WLAN in one Routerboard
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: 2,4Ghz and 5,8Ghz WLAN in one Routerboard

sure - put a 2.4Ghz card and a 5.8Ghz card in your routerboard running in ap-bridge mode.

Add both Wifi interfaces and LAN port(s) to a bridge interface.

traffic on any interface will have connectivity to any other interface
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPPOE rate limit
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: PPPOE rate limit

we do it by using a Mikrotik router to terminate the PPPoE session at the customer premises, and then placing static routes on the Customers Mikrotik to bypass the PPPoE session (and hence the PPPoE speed Q).
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mimo and mikrotik question
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: mimo and mikrotik question

if the HT extension channel (HT tab of wireless interface in winbox) is disabled it will be 20Mhz channel - if HT extension channel is set to "above" or "below" it will be 40 /interface wireless set 0 ht-extension-channel=disabled should set it to 20Mhz (assuming the R52hn card is wireless interface...
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: complicated routing and i am confused!
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: complicated routing and i am confused!

You need to put your src-nat/masquerade rules on the outgoing interfaces? If your are terminating the PPPoE session on your Mikrotik router then just use a rule like this 1 chain=srcnat action=masquerade src-address=192.168.1.0/24 out-interface=pppoe-out-TPG 2 chain=srcnat action=masquerade src-addr...
by vk7zms
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists

In order for PC's on the inside of your network to access the internet through either connection, you will have to do some sort of src-nat on each interface. The simplest type of src-nat for this application is masquerade. If for instance your internal network address was 192.168.0.0/24, you might u...
by vk7zms
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists

you stated in your first post that the static default routes were using routing marks gat1 and gat2 but the mangle rules are marking the two groups as "lan" or "pppoe" - they will need to match up with each other to make it work. Do you have a src-nat rule for each group specifying the outgoing inte...
by vk7zms
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists

What you have described should work easily. Are you sure it isn't working? Are you seeing traffic hitting both mangle rules?

- can you post your mangle rules and route list?
by vk7zms
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Simple NAT between 2 gateways with address lists

Are both of your internet connections delivered by PPPoE, and are they per chance from the same ISP, and have the same default gateway?
by vk7zms
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM in Australia. Would you come?
Replies: 115
Views: 26407

Re: MUM in Australia. Would you come?

I'm a definate starter - I vote for Byron Bay
by vk7zms
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP HoldTimer Expired
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: BGP HoldTimer Expired

I have checked for packet loss as several of the connections traverse leased fibre runs, but could not see any issues.

One of the routers it is dropping BGP sessions to is in the same rack and plugged into the same switch, so I am confident it is not a packet loss issue
by vk7zms
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP HoldTimer Expired
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

BGP HoldTimer Expired

I have just upgraded an x86 machine from 3.23 to 3.30 then 4.11 Now all the BGP peers randomly drop at intervals from a few minutes up to half an hour - the log file simply sayes route bgp error HoldTimer Epired route bpp error RemoteAddress=x.x.x.x All hold timers on this machine and it's pears are...
by vk7zms
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN between two mikrotiks with only 1 subnet being passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: VPN between two mikrotiks with only 1 subnet being passe

pptp or Eoip should work well - it sounds like you may be missing a static route somewhere. Can you post VPN and routing configuration?
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

That mail was answered 3 days ago, check your email filters
Interesting how you can claim to have answered my email 3 days ago, and now you can't find it.......

I will forward another copy of the original to support
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: can MK do these three thing !
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: can MK do these three thing !

Hi all NO 2 : all my network return to RB1000.. am using usermanger... i want to make every access like 433AH router and give the clients ip and getaway different .. every point has another ip another getaway... put all of these at the end return to RB1000 ... can i do this ! again not sure I under...
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: can MK do these three thing !
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: can MK do these three thing !

Hi all NO 1 : I have RB1000 main router... and i have many point RB411A &RB433AH ... i want to see the domain name that i see it in access ! i want to see it in the main router ... can i see my client domain ! If by this you mean - "can you have access to the clients domain back at your RB1000 at L...
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: deploying ruckus zonedirector with routerboard
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: deploying ruckus zonedirector with routerboard

i thought Zone Director was not compatible with mikrotik AP We have RB1000 running Hotspot via ZoneDirector with different SSID's on different VLAN's. But we have the root AP's plugged into the RB1000 directly, with VLAN's on the Ethernet ports of RB1000. All the other AP's mesh with the root AP's ...
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

That mail was answered 3 days ago, check your email filters

sounds impossible - i received other email from support@mikrotik.com - just nothing in relation to this issue - not even a ticket number. perhaps you would be so good as to post it here?
Bump - still waiting Normis
by vk7zms
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SMTP e-mail Server
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: SMTP e-mail Server

Why don't you just use the smtp server of your ISP?
by vk7zms
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

That mail was answered 3 days ago, check your email filters

sounds impossible - i received other email from support@mikrotik.com - just nothing in relation to this issue - not even a ticket number. perhaps you would be so good as to post it here?
by vk7zms
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

my bad - added the .au as I typed it in this morning - very tired from working all night rolling back to 3.30 checked sent email - properties below From: "Murray Southwell" <murray@staff.tasmanet.com.au> To: "MikroTik Support [Maris]" <support@mikrotik.com> Cc: "Joel Harris - Tasmanet" <joel@tasmane...
by vk7zms
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

When will you finally email support :) ? Or are you afraid of something ? :) please see copy of email sent to support@mikrotik.com.au 16/2/2010 bellow - still no reply - not even a ticket number. when I send an email to support@mikrotik.com.au with a license key issue, Sergejs replies promptly. Per...
by vk7zms
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

We have many Nstreme links installed, that are run with actual traffic and actual users. We don't have such problems, and nor does the majority of RouterOS users. We have no real support requests at this time. If you have issues, please make a proper support request, with as much details as you can...
by vk7zms
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

Thanks for the reply Scott - but there must be something other than hw-reties that affects link stability in 4.5. A lot of the links were so unstable it was impossible to connect to CPE and make any changes. I had technicians at several of our bigger customers changing settings while I changed the b...
by vk7zms
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

Rolled back a couple of links to 3.30 - now stable and working as normal

in process of rolling back ALL base stations to 3.30

4.5 has many nice features and I look forward to being able to install a stable 4.x version in the near future
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

yes - had the same problem - but only once out of several hundred upgrades - after upgrade could not reach cpe via ip address or ping it from the base station - wireless re-associated, so just deleted the ip address and re-added it via mac-telnet and it all worked fine again.
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

Yes - we use Nstreme on all links (or dual nstreme). On our nstreme links we have been running with dynamic size and framer limit 3200
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

If you have followed the forum threads, as you say, then you will see that all issues were solved with wireless settings reset and hw-retries increase Normis - if you had read my post, you would have seen that i HAVE TRIED THIS. I have problematic links set to hw-retries=15. I have done the "reset ...
by vk7zms
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 23136

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

As with MANY previous posts on this and other threads, we are experience widespread and uncontrollable wireless disconnects since upgrading to ROS4.5. We have tried many things to rectify the situation, including resetting the wlan interfaces and reconfiguring etc. In some case increasing hw-retries...
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Sector Issues serious help
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Sector Issues serious help

If they all work ok on the ground, I would suggest you problem may be with the cable run up the 24M tower - I assume that the radio unit is mounted at the base of the tower and the aerial at the 24M mark on the tower? If this is correct, what type of feedline (co-ax) are you using?
by vk7zms
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN
Replies: 4
Views: 9726

Re: Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN

First I created an EoIP tunnel between the WLAN ip addresses of the two routers. Then at each end, created a bridge interface, and added the EoIP and Ether1 interfaces to the bridge. If however you are using Nstreme Dual, just add the Nstreme2 interface and the Ethernet ports to the bridge interface...
by vk7zms
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UBNT SR71 series
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: UBNT SR71 series

Normis, would you be good enough to post the link in this thread - I was unable to find the post to which you refer.
by vk7zms
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UBNT SR71 series
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: UBNT SR71 series

Any News on MT support for the SR71 series 80211n (AR9160 chipset) mini-pci cards
by vk7zms
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP route filtering
Replies: 7
Views: 4339

Re: BGP route filtering

Is it possible to add a list of prefixes to a filter

for example filter out

192.168.0.0/16
10.0.0.0/8
172.18.0.0/24
by vk7zms
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP routing - how can I manually weight a route?
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: BGP routing - how can I manually weight a route?

JP, That is such an easy work around - thanks for the great idea
by vk7zms
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: AP's not showing correct info
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: AP's not showing correct info

May I ask why you are asking about Canopy equipment on the Mikrotik Forums???

May I also suggest you replace all your Canopy gear with Mikrotik gear ;)
by vk7zms
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP routing - how can I manually weight a route?
Replies: 4
Views: 950

BGP routing - how can I manually weight a route?

Hi, I am running BGP internally on a network and have been trying to figure out how to set a route as priority - I have several situations where I have the same number of hops but I would prefer a particular router to preference one particular route (the faster link path). Is it possible to add some...
by vk7zms
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Torrent Client reports as being behind firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Torrent Client reports as being behind firewall

Sounds like you may be masquerading your ISP assigned real world IP address onto a private IP range such as 192.168.x.x ??
by vk7zms
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP route filtering
Replies: 7
Views: 4339

Re: BGP route filtering

Excellent - thanks for that - much appreciated
by vk7zms
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP route filtering
Replies: 7
Views: 4339

BGP route filtering

Hi, I am running BGP internally on my network - this works well most of the times, however there are two things I can't work out how to do with "advertise connected" routes enabled, I want to be able to filter out a specific route so it is not advertised at all. This is usually a subnet attached to ...
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN
Replies: 4
Views: 9726

Re: Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN

That worked perfectly - I just tested it using a couple of spare routers here in the office - thanks for the advice - very much appreciated I used the following mangle and simple queue rules ip firewall mangle> 0 chain=prerouting action=mark-connection new-connection-mark=VLAN6-con passthrough=yes i...
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN
Replies: 4
Views: 9726

Bandwidth limiting accross VLAN

Hi all - I have an Nstreme Dual link between two buildings using two RB600's. There is a bridge interface on each router that has the Nstreme Dual and Ether one as ports, so it is a simple bridge at the moment. What I would like to do, is run two VLAN's across the bridge for two different customers....
by vk7zms
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.16 X86 100% CPU usage
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

3.16 X86 100% CPU usage

I Just upraded an X86 box (details below) from 3.13 to 3.16. The machine rebooted fine, but after 10 Minutes CPU usage was still at 100%. As the unit had very little traffic at the time I wasn't able to determine if it was actaully using 100% CPU or winbox was just reporting 100% CPU usage. Downgrad...
by vk7zms
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple Public IP/s on WAN - how to use them inside network
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Re: Multiple Public IP/s on WAN - how to use them inside network

Yes - that is the proper way to do it - not always possible though. I have seen this done before - can't remember exactly how it was configured though.
by vk7zms
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple Public IP/s on WAN - how to use them inside network
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Multiple Public IP/s on WAN - how to use them inside network

I have a /27 of public IP's assigned to me by my isp xxx.xxx.203.128/27 with xxx.xxx.203.129 being my default gateway. Behind the MT unit with the public IP's I have an extensive wireless network. In order to allocate a /29 network to one particular client, I have created an EoIP tunnel from their C...
by vk7zms
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: frequent disconect/reconnect from one CPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: frequent disconect/reconnect from one CPE

Hmm - well I increased the "disconnect timeout" (under advanced in winbox) from 3 seconds to 5 seconds - It fixed the issue, but probably not the cause???

Hope this helps
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

excellent news. well walled garden is easy - just add hosts by name or ip address and then clients can ccess them without authenticating. Radius - well if you only have one hotspot, its kind of pointless. First build yourself a radius server and then get the hotspot to allow clients to log in based ...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Are you sure it is the hospot function that is not working? If you disable the hotspot and connect to the wireless, do you have internet access from your laptop? Can you trace via IP to an outside address? If yes, can you trace to an outside domain name?
by vk7zms
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT WIFI coverage
Replies: 14
Views: 5648

If by "hotspot" you intend to have clients connecting directly from thier laptops, you simply won't. It won't matter how powerful your base station is, the aerial gain of the onboard WiFi aerials in laptops simply will not be able to get back to the base station. Having said that we have had resonab...
by vk7zms
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Do you have a rate limit set in your hotspot server profile (as aposed to your hotspot user profile). I assume you are manaully adding users (ie not using a radius server for user profiles)?

p.s. if you call me after hours you will hit the call centr and they will page me :)
by vk7zms
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT WIFI coverage
Replies: 14
Views: 5648

10Km NLOS using the WiFi 802.11.a,b or g is not possible
by vk7zms
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dst-nat through Hotspot interface?
Replies: 2
Views: 780

if you have an internal server connected to a hotspot interface, you will need to bind the internal IP address or mac address of the NIC to be bypassed by the hotspot - then your normal rules should work just fine.
by vk7zms
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: frequent disconect/reconnect from one CPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

frequent disconect/reconnect from one CPE

I have an RB500 with SR2 card as AP and a dozen or so RB112 with CM9 cards as CPE devices. For some reason one of the CPE's keepd disconnecting and reconnecting. I have included a log extract below. I would very much appreciate any suggestions as to the ause of the problem. Signal strength is ok at ...
by vk7zms
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Yes, the wireless interface will need to be on a different ip range to that recieved from the modem. Your D-link wireless router is no doubt recievinf a 10.x.x.x/x IP from the modem and masquerading traffic onto the 192.168.x.x/x network that your pc is being given from the d-link box. This is infac...
by vk7zms
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Easiest wy to determine if it is potentially a wireless problem, is to create a hotspot on a spare ethernet interface, plug your pc into that and see if it directs you to a login page. Did you leave the "Masquerade network" box ticked on the second page of the hotspot wizard? Does your router have a...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Ok - Yes I know how much this kit is to buy in Australia, I have around 200 units deployed :) well hotspot works really well, and in its simplest form is really easy to get going. If you have already added a hotspot, delete it and start again..... instead of using the add button, use the "setup" but...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WHere do I start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2440

I guess Im getting what they paid for. I don't know, its like using dos when windows is available. What for? This is 2007, routers should be programmed by the manufacturer. Well if your having trouble with MT OS, how would you manage with a Cisco box - or perhaps they arn't real routers either - be...
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WaveGuide Antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

I have not used this particular wave guide, but have had very good results from every wave guide aerial I have used - much better than most of the vertically polarised aerials claiming the same gain........
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UPS monitoring
Replies: 1
Views: 640

only APC's SmartUPS series and some APC models rebadged as Dell (that I know of).
by vk7zms
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Initial setup configurations for RB153 RouterBoard Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

In the absence of any further information, I am assuming you are only using ether1 to connect to your ADSL modem and wlan1 s a WiFi AP? are you terminating the ADSL connection on your ADSL Modem/Router (ie does the ADSL modem store the username and password for Authentication)? and do NAT? and run a...
by vk7zms
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

possible resolution

Not sure if this will help you, but here is my experience and the fix. setup - RB530 ether1 - PPPoE session to ISP Bridge1 (Wlan1+ether2+ether3) all windows machines connected to ether2,3 or wlan1 could connect to each other via IP address. Connection by host name was only possible between windows m...
by vk7zms
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pass netbios over a bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 3116

In this particular instance no smart switches involved. I did however find the problem. setup was an rb530 with with a PPPoE session (to default gateway) on ether1. Ether 2 & 3 & wlan1 were all bridged. The cause of my grief ended up being an incorrectly configured masquarade rule on ether1. I did n...
by vk7zms
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pass netbios over a bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 3116

What exactly do you mean by i've actaully seen it where level 2 netbios traffic does not get passed/broadcasted if the level 3 subnets are not the same. I have the same problem - bridge between ethernet and wireless interface that doesn't pass netbios packets. I only have one L3 subnet - atached to ...
by vk7zms
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

I havn't yet resolved it - MT support told me to turn on RSTP - but it did not fix the problem - I am sure it is nothing to do with the hardware platform, but rather the MT OS. I have tested on x86 systems RB530 RB153 RB230 and RB112, betwewn wired interfaces and wired to wirelesss etc - If you find...
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Poor man UPS Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

I usually just set up the netwatch feature on the MT box in question so there is no routers inbetween - ie run netwatch on the MT box running on batteries and have the old switch (or print server - lol) plugged in via ethernet.

Having said that - the dude has some really cool features like that :)
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Poor man UPS Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

Not realy sure on how many pings it takes - havn't read the manual - lol. Just used the feature. All I can say is I have had very few false alarms - perhaps one a month (I have 11 sites monitored in this way). I have them sending the emails via an sms gateway to my phone. I set it to monitor the hos...
by vk7zms
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Poor man UPS Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

well - I just ping on old swith that plugs directly into the mains - so when the power goes off and the router is running from UPS (or battery bank), you know the sight has lost power. You can use an old switch or print server or anything you have laying around that has an IP address.
by vk7zms
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Poor man UPS Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

I have done this a couple of times - it works well. I use the following script x2 (one for power up and one for power down). then use the netwatch tool to advise whenever the state changes. hope this helps :global datetime ([/system clock get time] . " - " . [:pick[/system clock get date] 4 6] . "-"...
by vk7zms
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 153 Routerboard
Replies: 59
Views: 9812

I don't think anything has been resolved - I have RB153 with three CM9 cards in it runnung 2.9.38 - locks up every week or so and requires a power cycle to getit going again
by vk7zms
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does winbox work better under Mac OSX than Windows XP
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Thanks for all the replies - the tip from Janisk was most helpful - I did not get winbox to work - but at least managed to get neighbour viewer to connect at mac level :) after disabling the other two NIC's in my laptop. Now I can plug into a new RB and configure it, without having to wait for a Mac...
by vk7zms
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does winbox work better under Mac OSX than Windows XP
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Why does winbox work better under Mac OSX than Windows XP

I have had a lot of problems connecting to RB112 & RB532 board at Mac address level - I click the little box at the end of the IP address field and the mac adress scans ok. after selecting the mac address and clicking on connect, winbox will download any plugins it may need loggs on and opens the wi...
by vk7zms
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

Hi Xandor, Raivis-v is correct.

Regards Murray
by vk7zms
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

Hi Exandor - not sure which question you are refering to? If it is the Question about which sms gateway I use, I have already posted the URL to there web sight (here it is again). I hope this helps. If you were refering to an early question, let me know which one.

http://www.importantsms.com.au/
by vk7zms
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

by vk7zms
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

Hi Xandor, enter the two scripts and call them different names. After entering the two scrips, set scheduler to run the main script say every minute and the secondary script to run say every half an hour. The result is that every minute, MT OS checks to see if the UPS is running on battery, as soon ...
by vk7zms
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Tom, I did not intend to indicate that any $25.00 home user AP could do things that MT OS can't. I have just over 120 MT licenses and I think it is a great OS. The point I was making was that static DNS entries was a good "work around" or "quick fix" to get the customer off my back, but there must b...
by vk7zms
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

The Static DNS entries are a good idea for a "work around", Explaining to customers they have to manually add every new machine when they can buy an AP for $25.00 that will do it right out of the box is a bit tricky.........
by vk7zms
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

I removed all firewall settings just to check, but it made no difference. I am sure it isn't a wireless problem because when I add ether 3 to the bridge - netbios info doesn't pass between ether2 and ether3.....
by vk7zms
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: netbios not working between bridged interfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

netbios not working between bridged interfaces

I have just used several RB532 boards as LAN wifi routers. Ether1 is used as the WAN port and goes to an ADSL modem. ether2 is plugged into the LAN switch and bridged to wlan1. PC's connected via the wireless can't access windows shares by name (ie \\server\share). all works ok if IP addresses are u...
by vk7zms
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 532 with 400mW card failling with Battery power
Replies: 13
Views: 5959

I run all my base stations on 12v and have two solar powered sites. both solar sites are running RB532 & daughter board with 4 x CM9 cards. They run fine on one 80watt 12v panel & 230AH battery
by vk7zms
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: kernel missing - netinstall fails
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

QSL N4HHA :) Thanks for the tip Mike - I tried setting the onboard realtek to 10M half and full duplex with same results - popped in an old 3Com Superstack 10M hub inbetween for good measure - still the same. Just Tried it using an old PII Laptop with 10M Xircom PCMCIA NIC (with and without 10M hub ...
by vk7zms
Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: kernel missing - netinstall fails
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

OK - so I tried using a different Windows machine (XP-Pro) but not patched recently.

The Netinstall gets as far as
Formatting disk.......
FATAL ERROR: bad network connection
Press ENTER to reboot
by vk7zms
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: kernel missing - netinstall fails
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

Thanks for the tip Balimore - I only wish I understood it ;( Appologies for my ignorance - is this something on the Windows box that needs to be turned on?
by vk7zms
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: kernel missing - netinstall fails
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

Yes Sergejs, That is what I am attempting to use

PC IP is statically set to 192.168.0.250/24 and the netboot option is set to hand out 192.168.0.101. I have set the RB532 to boot from ethernet and to use bootp. is that correct?
by vk7zms
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: kernel missing - netinstall fails
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

kernel missing - netinstall fails

Hi - I have several RB532's with this same problem. when booting from NAND they show a "kernel missing" error When trying to use netinstall they resolve IP and Mac Address of netinstall but then just a long line of ******* Netinstall doesn't show any signs of connecting (yes net booting is enabled a...
by vk7zms
Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: superchannel
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Ok - finally found the answer - the default scan list doesn't include the super channels - just add the desired frequency to the scan list and it all worked again :)
by vk7zms
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: superchannel
Replies: 1
Views: 968

superchannel

Hi, In an effort to avoid some local interference I purchased two super channel license keys and narrowed the bandwidth to the 10Mz RF bandwidth option - so far so good. Then I tried to move the AP freq and do bandwidth testing to determine the best channel. It was set to 5825Mhz - when I moved it t...
by vk7zms
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

Thanks to all who took the time to view this post. I have managed to fix the proble using two scripts. There are probably far more elegant ways of doing it. Script A runs once a minute. Script B runs every half hour - this simply resets the trigger and sends another email if power is still off. I wo...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x
Replies: 15
Views: 3973

UPS power down/up alerting 2.9.x

Hi, I have written a script that when run, emails the result of the ups. What I would like to do is make it so that it ONLY emails when the UPS is on battery, and then loops back and continually monitors the UPS until the power is restored, at which time it completes the script and sends the power r...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP and PPTP for remote access
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

I need to pass multicast packets between the two networks over the ADSL services. I have no control over the two networks, I am just providing the linking equipment. They had a lot of trouble getting a couple of proprietary devices (one at each end) to talk to each other. Installed a couple of MT bo...
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making Mikrotik devices "invisible" to bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Not sure, but I would try an EoIP Tunnel between the two RB112's. Bridge the tunnel to the interface's connected to the Alvarion CPE and the WRT router.
by vk7zms
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP and PPTP for remote access
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

EoIP and PPTP for remote access

Hi, I have two RB532 boards configured with an EoIP tunnel over ADSL using ether1 for the Modem and ether2&3 Bridged to the EoIP Tunnel. This all works as it should. I have set up PPTP server to accept an incoming connection via the ADSL and it works as far as handing out an IP address to the window...
by vk7zms
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP only patially working
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

PPTP only patially working

I have a RB532 running PPTP server to allow me to remotely access the network it is on. Under PPP Secrets, I have configured a user, password and service as PPTP. The local address I have set as the LAN address of the RB532 (not sure if this is correct), and the remote address I have set as a differ...
by vk7zms
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP - how do i set it up
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Hi Christian - because one of the routers I need to configure is at the top of an 80M tower (and i REALLY don't want to have to climb up there with a console cable if I break it), I have been using two RB532's on the bench with an ethernet cable between ether2 on each unit. yes there is ip (and mac)...
by vk7zms
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP - how do i set it up
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Thanks for the link Christian - I had WDS & Bridges all set up and working. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to pass all multicast packets and has issues with igmp that i don't appear to be able to resolve. EoIP is my last resort at this point, I just don't understand what needs to happen to make it ...
by vk7zms
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP - how do i set it up
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

EoIP - how do i set it up

Does any one know of a "how to" or recent docs on getting EoIP to work. the how to http://www.mikrotik.com/Documentation/HowTo.html#How_bridge is obviosly for a much older version because most of the commands don't work. I have two RB532's that I want to use to transparrently bridge a network segmen...