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by znet
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Write to fields in device objects
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Write to fields in device objects

There is a need to be able to write data acquired from wireless devices specifically, but others as well. If you know the registered AP, or a MAC address, and the device goes offline, so does the data. This new feature, in conjunction with USER DEFINED FIELDS, would allow faster troubleshooting of p...
by znet
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Vote for new DUDE features!
Replies: 117
Views: 49413

Access to /dude1/ store on RouterOS

Need ability to acquire regularly exported maps when running Dude on RouterOS. I have talked with several MT personnel, and the TFTP transfers from the dude1 store just dont work in Dude4beta2. I eventually downgraded RouterOS to 4.16, but still didnt help, so its in the Dude code. The PDFs, etc are...
by znet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n Slow
Replies: 126
Views: 50981

Re: 802.11n Slow

Guys you are wrong. 802.11n is not perfect but not so bad. I have 75mbit real customer traffic right now on 3,5km link.Other thing is wireless experience, right antenna location. Had to comment since this thread is getting way out of hand. I dont have the screenshot, but seeing ~115Mbps tx throughp...
by znet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n Slow
Replies: 126
Views: 50981

Re: 802.11n Slow

802.11n is not some kind of a turbo button that you push and get magic speed improvement, it's optimized for reflections and specific environments. if it doesn't work in your situation, use turbo, nstreme etc. Many people have achieved great speeds with it, if your setup doesn't - it's not because ...
by znet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: WDS problem?

What planet are you guys deployed on? Proliferation of misinformation is a dangerous business. Not a single valid explanation of WDS exists in this thread. Unbelievable. :? Couldnt even begin to provide help with such misunderstanding of how this stuff works. The example of the AP must be done by a ...
by znet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?
Replies: 23
Views: 3261

Re: No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?

For theWISP: Since you are looking for hardware solutions, not business practices, it is very interesting how this thread varies. However couldnt resist making some blunt comments, so be careful what you ask for. You operate a WISP and didnt realize 2.4 is useless? 5GHz has the only chance to delive...
by znet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Desperately seeking elucidation
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Desperately seeking elucidation

Quick comment about this type of log/wireless connectivity actions. The logs can barely keep up with the reg re-reg intervals, so dont think about that. Whenever I see something like this, IMHO it is interference. Be advised that the interference can be at either end. If that is the only connection ...
by znet
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Direct link tyo Dude Map
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: Direct link tyo Dude Map

Yes, as many have requested before. I dont want to display all my Dude data. That amounts to a security violation. But, if certain entities would like to monitor a specific page I have designed just for their connections/devices, it would be nice to send them just a URL to go to, just for their map....
by znet
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4beta2 web server
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Dude 4beta2 web server

Is the web server broken in Dude4b2? Maybe I missed this, but even on a local network Dude server, access to my Dude server via http (yes, on port 81 of course) just doesnt work. This is also the case on a duplicate copy of this Dude instance running on another server. No web access... Previously, i...
by znet
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude server minor issues on beta2
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Dude server minor issues on beta2

Check out my reply on Dude CPU going to 100%. Yes, I have experienced much of what you describe, but seem to have solved most of the issues. The link data wont appear until after a reboot of my x86 ROS machine running Dude4b2. Also, it appears that polling the network doesnt work until the required ...
by znet
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude causes CPU to go to 100%
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: The Dude causes CPU to go to 100%

Be brave, use Dude 4 beta2. CPU goes to 100% when it is performing some sort of management tasks. These tasks seem to ensure database integrity, and overall system integrity. You can view the CPU profile and watch what is using the CPU. Bandwidth graphs and other things will restore properly after t...
by znet
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude 4.0Beta2 problem
Replies: 10
Views: 6673

Re: The Dude 4.0Beta2 problem

tried with no password, but the same results. Web? Unfortunately, hadn't enabled web access. Normis, if you are comfortable, I can give you a read access to the router just to see if am missing anything. The migration to Dude 4b2 seems to require significant re-calculation in order to populate the ...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS

Yes, just back off the raw keep time and wait (a few days at least). The raw values will be replaced as the background tasking will eliminate the extra data. I don't believe anyone has a system that is fast enough to keep 20 days of raw values (10 might be reasonable?). I tried 20 and the system ju...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ubiquiti Transmit CCQ oid in The Dude
Replies: 3
Views: 3804

Re: Ubiquiti Transmit CCQ oid in The Dude

MT/ROS answer: CCQ, SNR, P Throughput and many other 'generated' or calculated values displayed in winbox, which we all have come to depend on, must be acquired by other methods, if possible at all. Havent seen environments other than MT that have capabilities to extend core functionality including ...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: All Ethernet Interfaces show 'R' -running no matter what
Replies: 6
Views: 3960

Re: All Ethernet Interfaces show 'R' -running no matter what

Learn a new thing every day. Thanks for solving the now obvious mystery. Also cant find a reason why it shoud be in that default condition. Idiosyncrasy of ROS on x86... 8)
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: send remote commands
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: send remote commands

Hi, I am wondering if there is any way to send custom remote commands/scripts to the Mikrotik by using the dude (or smth else)? For example, sometimes I would want to add a firewall rule to 5 of my Mikrotik routers and I would want to automate this. Is this possible? From within the Dude, you can u...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on 2K3 vs Dude on RB450G
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Re: Dude on 2K3 vs Dude on RB450G

Sorry about your nightmare. Hope you figure out a way to stop that sort of thing. The obvious is to backup frequently, but that cant help physical problems like yours. Seems like you were leveraging x86 Dude agents. A 450G would suffice for up to a certain size network to monitor. However, it cant h...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: MK v5 rc1 - bug torch
Replies: 33
Views: 8032

Re: MK v5 rc1 - bug torch

Just checked all my x86 RouterOS machines, and Torch works in all cases, in all machines running v5x... IMHO, sometimes no tx traffic is telling you something other than Torch not working. If you are getting hit hard by intruders, it would possibly show a lot of rx for many IPs, but those IPs are pr...
by znet
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: All Ethernet Interfaces show 'R' -running no matter what
Replies: 6
Views: 3960

All Ethernet Interfaces show 'R' -running no matter what

I was hoping that the new releases of v5 would solve a problem I have with virtually all my x86 RouterOS machines. Primarily Dell servers with either Intel 82547GI, or Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5721 GBe controllers. Other industrial class x86 machines with 82575EB/82574L and 82801G chipsets. All Etherne...
by znet
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Dont try to solve the wrong problems!
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Dont try to solve the wrong problems!

IMHO...The suspect equipment being lambasted by 'you know who you are', are simply trying to vent their frustrations that it is disappointing when naturally pressing the ubiquitious layer2 discovery button '...', and expectedly finding the RB250GS, with IP, etc...but dont get the obvious interface w...
by znet
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS

:( Add an XML export would be a nice step, then folks could downgrade if they want. I believe the real issue is how the code for polling and the code for exporting are somehow crossing their streams :) I have a W2k3 server and when I do an export of my configuration using 4.0 beta 2 the larger the f...
by znet
Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Dude4.beta2 Export crashes Dude instance on x86 RouterOS

Made a couple backups (exports) when starting to use new v4b2 Dude. After manipulating a few chart parameters, especially raw data keep time, every time I try to perform export, it puts x86 machine to 100% utilization, presumably subsequent to a crash of the Dude. Since its running within RouterOS o...
by znet
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy Subscriber modules and the dude
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Canopy Subscriber modules and the dude

Whats the matter with Torch to identify the most active IP, who likely is your culprit? Creating links for your each of your Canopy radios would ultimately solve the problem. Been doing this for years with mixed networks, and find Dude is great for hog control regardless of vendor.... Never-the-less...
by znet
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 100% cpu
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: 100% cpu

I have seen this behaviour. Reports that disconnects happen when exporting a backup file seem to be directly related to when the processor is maxed out. I have also seen this 100% utilization before in previous versions of Dude. I was monitoring my RouterOS x86 Dude machine, and noticed it was at 10...
by znet
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link line is red
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Link line is red

A great seemingly un-noticed feature of the link setup is manipulating when the line 'goes red'. Use the 'speed' checkbox, and when the link hits a threshold, the line and label box will start changing. Seems like it takes a little practice on different types of links to get it to go red. I like typ...
by znet
Wed May 12, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 25 is here!
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

Re: Newsletter 25 is here!

This newsletter just hangs variously at 200-700k downloaded, then nothing....Seems corrupt. Tried unsuccessfully over last several days...
by znet
Wed May 12, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Midspan Power for RB600A
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: Midspan Power for RB600A

aaa, Thanks for the response, and did find something interesting about the midspan. It uses pins 4/5 and 7/8, the passive power lines. Thats what I would have expected for hi-power POE. It would work just like a standalone POE injector. Thats what makes it even more puzzling why it would have a prob...
by znet
Wed May 12, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Very impressed by Routerboard and RouterOS
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

Re: Very impressed by Routerboard and RouterOS

poxx, Such is the story of many who have slammed the door on those who believe 'no-one ever got fired buying Sysco [sic]'. Duhhhh....If now isnt the time to consider alternatives, and with MT, an alternative that not only works better, but allows you to buy an order of magnitude more equipment to ha...
by znet
Wed May 12, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Midspan Power for RB600A
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Midspan Power for RB600A

The specs on the RB600A imply 8023.af and power over datalines compatability. Does anyone have experience with powering these boards with midspans? Seems like the 600 and a PowerDsine 9024 are not playing well together. Since the IEEE 802.3af standard specifies a 15.4 watt capability, that could be ...
by znet
Wed May 12, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Whats is Oid for snr?
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Re: Whats is Oid for snr?

GringoZ, There isnt an OID for everything you might need to have. However, the answer lies within the interface. As Normis says, you already used a command to show the OIDs. In the same case, the radio certainly knows what the SNR is, as well as many other valuable metrics. The radio is calculating,...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Winbox for BlackBerry (crazy but effective)
Replies: 44
Views: 29165

Re: Feature Request: Winbox for BlackBerry (crazy but effect

I found a workaround from my salesman. He has a 'smartphone' of some sort. He uses one of those remote desktop web applications like 'logmein' or something similar. When he ends up onsite, he just has his laptop connected to the radio, and runs winbox on it. I know that isnt like what a native winbo...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS / CTS Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: RTS / CTS Questions

This question answers itself. If you can use Nstreme, you have MT clients. If thats the case, Nstreme takes care of everything and much more than the crude workaround of RTS/CTS. If you have non-MT clients with laptops, some using B-only, I would think thats the only case for RTS/CTS--wouldnt it be?
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nat overload with mikrotik
Replies: 8
Views: 8671

Re: nat overload with mikrotik

I must ask the obvious question. If the customers are, in effect, going to get a Public IP, and you have them to give, why use NAT at all? Protect them through the firewall, but just give them the same gateway as you would have. I havent thought this all the way through, but it might even be possibl...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Degree final project
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Degree final project -- HOW I REALLY LEARNED WIRELESS

I stand my ground Normis. Thats what MUM and the entire MT paradigm is. You give us everything to make a fantastic network in inumerable ways. With MT and ROS, the beauty of it is in the learning. There is no one correct way to do things in the wireless world. Go out to the events at night at a MUM...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link througput guideline versus data rate
Replies: 15
Views: 4535

Re: Wireless link througput guideline versus data rate

Why hasnt anyone mentioned the usable bandwidth 'rule of thumb' metric for throughput using Nstreme? It blows away the standard 50% rate. I know if you serve laptops, unless they are running ROS, of course you are out of luck. I have several strong links that yield significant throughput because the...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: four wlan cards on same channel
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: four wlan cards on same channel

ntil has sucked us into continuation of this farce. Rational common sense suggestions to a nonsensical question. Now who is laughing? He is probably going to deploy 'underground wireless' and will want to know what the proper depth for the antenna is. Yes I know they talk to submarines underwater, o...
by znet
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Offset for Ubiquit SR71
Replies: 28
Views: 7727

Re: Power Offset for Ubiquit SR71

I cant resist getting into this fray. There is a fundamental issue that seems to be overlooked (forgive me if I missed it up this thread). In what context could Real Power ever be in to make this seemingly obvious metric? More like Unreal Power Tx Power --- Real Power --- Total Power SAY WHAT!!! Pow...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Degree final project
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Degree final project

You are cheating! If you dont know how to do this, you flunk!
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: four wlan cards on same channel
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: four wlan cards on same channel

This is a ridiculous question. 1) If you really only have one channel to use, what makes you think you might not get to zero channels? 2) It seems, if your question is real, (I agree--??????), can you say omni? 3) If you dont think omni will work for you, by all means, do not proceed, go directly to...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 range
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: XR9 range

-18dBm could quickly create dead radios. Are you using the correct translated frequencies with the correct bandwidths allowed? I have seen this behaviour when testing inside, with both radios in the same room. No throughput, ridiculously loud signals. Turn'em down, way down! Or remove antennas altog...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Clients Disconnecting
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: Clients Disconnecting

Do you have wireless logging turned on? (System/Logging) Some 600 boards in the past have had reboot problems for various problems, including firmware (not RouterOS) rev level. This is addressed in many other threads. Just read the log and see if you have a red watchdog reboot message in it. Or, wha...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwdith management software suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Bandwdith management software suggestions

why not mikrotik
So obvious, isnt it kazanova. Took the thought right out of my mind!
AMEN...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS bridge traffic bug/problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4640

Re: WDS bridge traffic bug/problem

Nest, I too get inane questions via means even other than this forum. I set a few personal rules. 1) If I can answer a question with one simple reply, mainly because the person overlooked something simple and obvious, I will try. It usually gets a very positive thankyou response. Better for Karma I ...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help to stablize 900 connection in the woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: Need help to stablize 900 connection in the woods

How about horizontal polarization? Have had much better luck in the trees with it. Every forest is very different though, and things like pine needles affect signals significantly. Just a suggestion.
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Frequency oid in label
Replies: 9
Views: 4602

Re: Frequency oid in label

Ah yes, no OID that reports 'AP' frequency. Very true. What a pain. This one took a while to figure out for me. I had to resort to scripting on the RB to create global variable, and/or use ros_command with esoteric methods to display AP freq in device label. This problem isnt obvious until you have ...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: updating already discovered workstations
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: updating already discovered workstations

Just dont ever use discovery if at all possible. Always been a problem...
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to pass parameters to a function
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: How to pass parameters to a function

How about writing a simple 'daemon' script running on the device that creates variables accessible via ros_command?
by znet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Clients Disconnecting
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: Clients Disconnecting

Take a 411 and a new XR5 in it and connect the sector antenna to it. If this makes a difference, too many cards in the same band in a 433. If you have 2-XR cards, it is possible that could happen, but your scenario looks a little different. I have had this 'rising and lowering' noise floor issue at ...
by znet
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb433ah interference between mpci cards
Replies: 75
Views: 19564

Re: rb433ah interference between mpci cards

wirelesswaves I too am a ham and have run this RB433AH/2-XR5 config. Without spectrum analyzers, just intuition--and just plain old RF experience DXing and running VHF/UHF and above contest stations that have come in #1 or close to it (AA9D) I have come to some conclusions. I worried about the use o...
by znet
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5687

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Adam was looking for a good example of NStreme in a PTMP environment. I still dont understand why NStreme is so misunderstood. I can only speak from years of doing it in a dense urban environment where when scanning I can detect dozens and dozens of APs in the band, with narrow antennas, its NStreme...
by znet
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: freespace loss minus 9db
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: freespace loss minus 9db

I was about to order radios antennas and routerboards for a 10 mile point to point link on 5 gig. Before ordering I did the usual freespace antennas tx power calculation. As usual the thing looked great. So just for reference I went and done some calculations on existing shorter links same band sam...
by znet
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5687

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

In most cases we use the default packet size of 3200 with best fit, with CSMA disabled(box checked). Hardware retries are set to 6. Adaptive Noise Immunity is turned on. We find we have to do some fine tuning on some sites to do to local conditions. If the AP has issues (many client disconnects) we...
by znet
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forwarding Database?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Forwarding Database?

Chupaka, I am in the middle of attempting to identify a rogue MAC on my wireless backbone. Other switch/router vendors always have a command like 'show fdb' to list all the MACs it is handling, and lists the port it came in on. I just recalled that there is a tool in the CLI only called 'mac-scan'. ...
by znet
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forwarding Database?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Forwarding Database?

If I am not mistaken, the FDB is missing....

Who took it? I need it back...
by znet
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth Test disconnects client--layer 3 only...
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Bandwidth Test disconnects client--layer 3 only...

Been testing some new links really hard with a pretty standard MT config with 400/600 boards and XR5's. Using high power X86 and RB1000 devices with 3.30 for test endpoints, 3.30 on all wireless devices, sometimes bandwidth test seems to 'disconnect' the far side device, but you can go to the AP and...
by znet
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metro Wi-Fi Design Assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Metro Wi-Fi Design Assistance

..............paraphrased: The only limitation I've found is what I can make the system do, not what it is capable of........................ I've got a few hotels running MT, the least troublesome of all the WLAN's I've done. Cant resist jumping in here...Every deployment should have it's 'setup' ...
by znet
Sun May 24, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Several links over ONE pair of antennas
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Several links over ONE pair of antennas

Regarding higher than normal bitrates, the Moto solution, and any other solution that claims higher bandwidth, they have one common characteristic and parameter that they use to accomplish their high bitrate task: ITS THE MODULATION! According to the 802.11a spec, the highest order modulaton is 64QA...
by znet
Tue May 19, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Several links over ONE pair of antennas
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Several links over ONE pair of antennas

Seems like you are solving the wrong problem. Dont worry about combining RF, it wont work because of previous comments regarding noise. If you need to get 3 independent streams of data between 3 pairs of radios, solve it with RouterOS. Connect the two 'localities', if this is the scenario, with a ba...
by znet
Tue May 19, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Controlling user access to Mikrotik device
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Controlling user access to Mikrotik device

Say What! Scripting Guru?!? Not!.....

Create Hotspot and do whatever you want...
by znet
Mon May 18, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rb333+dude server behind NAT very low data transfer problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: rb333+dude server behind NAT very low data transfer problem

Direct access to the Dude server on that 333 will be slow. However, I have had good luck with just letting a 333 operate as an agent of a master Dude server. My experience with a 333 class Dude implemention is that it eats the mass storage resource down to about 15% and RAM utilization will peak qui...
by znet
Mon May 18, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Wireless link speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: Wireless link speeds

I have noticed that when displaying the link speed, SNMP mastering reports 11Mbps, RouterOS mastering reports 10Mbps. When specifying the link speed, it has no effect on that display, i.e. it reports 11 or 10Mbps no matter what. HOWEVER, it drastically improves the bandwidth reporting for the longer...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude accross multiple networks
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Dude accross multiple networks

Add the agent with the proper credentials on your main Dude server. The Status for the agent should report 'OK' When adding a device, remember to select the correct agent rather than 'default'. This will add the device on any map, using the agent to collect and send the SNMP data to your Dude server...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Network map displaying question
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Network map displaying question

Yes, we need direct access to the same web page of a map that is displayed within the web interface. To accomplish that, you would need to create a URL that goes directly to the generated map, and for that matter, without standard authentication, or with parameter passing. This is desperately needed...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices discovered disappear from the map
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Devices discovered disappear from the map

Has 'Discovery' ever been useful after, at most, the first time? Once you run it and find the majority of devices on the network, add the new ones manually. If you dont, for whatever reason it cant find a device it previously found, of course it will erase a device it thinks no longer exists....Disc...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Outage history
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Outage history

Outage history records in the Outages tab within the device 'Settings' menu have disappeared for me as well. However, within the Services tab, click on an individual service that is probed. The Outages tab for each service has the Outages. This disappeared months ago. Not good, but can still find th...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 'Report' and other 'Unknown' tabs and undocumented features
Replies: 0
Views: 541

'Report' and other 'Unknown' tabs and undocumented features

Far be it for me to assume I know how to do everything the Dude has to offer after two years, but I have always wanted to know something. I am sure it must be too obvious. In the main Dude 'Settings' menu, there is a 'Report' tab. WHAT REPORTS? :P While on the subject of undocumented features, ANYON...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RouterOS connectivity
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Re: RouterOS connectivity

I experienced this problem as well. However it is slightly different, but might point you to the fix. I have a Dude agent running on a remotely monitored network. Everything worked fine except the RouterOS data wasnt showing up. Having exploited EOIP to great benefit before, I had a wild idea. I cre...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New added map always "LOADING..."
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: New added map always "LOADING..."

I agree that creating a new submap from any working, existing map and it never has a problem with permanent 'Loading'. The 'Plus Sign', add map when displaying the map table has never seemed to work...However, due to that problem, its been a year since I tried it that way and I wont mess with my pro...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Transfer piece map to other map ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: Transfer piece map to other map ...

Been asking for this for quite a while. The Export function outputs a sometimes very large XML file. I have had maps within that first instance of Dude that I didnt want to recreate in another instance of the Dude. I didnt want to get rid of the maps within the second Dude, so naturally I tried to e...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network map problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: network map problem

You can select Turbo mode when the country's frequency allocations allow it. Thats why some can select it and some cant...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Support of SMTP-Auth for sending email notifications
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Re: Support of SMTP-Auth for sending email notifications

Embedded SMTP server is the only good solution. Need smtp.npk! This can easily be accomplished on a Windows server by bringing up the SMTP virtual server with IIS. However, since I am now convinced that Dude on RouterOS on X86 is more reliable than anything else finally, we cant do that cleanly with...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How much data is received
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: How much data is received

You must not be using the link object. It will not only graph utilization incrementally, but has the excellent 'Export' feature. This can be used to send empirical evidence of what the connection is doing in a varitey of formats including jpg and pdf. In the registration tab, statistics will tell yo...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: AP's not showing correct info
Replies: 3
Views: 820

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 ;) Regarding the QRN from VK7ZMS.... I have written many Canopy device functions to display any data available with great results. Of course they were...
by znet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Show us your map
Replies: 60
Views: 46703

Re: Show us your map

FYI, I see that [Interface.InBitRate] alot when I set the mastering type on the link to routeros. If I stick with SNMP, I don't have seem to have that problem much. Seems that the fix was rather simple when I ran into this. For whatever reason, even though you think you have everything setup correc...
by znet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: backup the dude using command line????
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: backup the dude using command line????

No, I have not lost data by running from the backup subdirectory. However, depending on how your setup is configured, if you accidently boot the machine and forget that the auto-start instance of the Dude hasnt been disabled, you could run into problems starting the backup instance. I stripped all d...
by znet
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: backup the dude using command line????
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: backup the dude using command line????

The only crash report available is the event viewer message. It seems to be happening on a regular basis, about every 10-11min. It must be one object that is corrupt, even though I have rolled back to previous backup before it was experiencing trouble. Event Viewer log entry: The The Dude Server ser...
by znet
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: Dude

Of course rev level of RouterOS doesnt much matter if you are at 3.14. Processing power is the bottleneck. Dude on x86, OK. Dude on RouterOS not near as controllable as on Win2K. It just works that way... In RouterOS last time I checked (correct me if I missed it) no exposure to the file system, no ...
by znet
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Show information of each interface on a device
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Show information of each interface on a device

Except when things like SNR, and probably CCQ are only available through the API.
Then you must write some code and make the data available thru some function possibly.
by znet
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Number of clients connected to a specific interface.
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: Number of clients connected to a specific interface.

Yes, it would be very nice to not have to count the lines of registered stations in the Registration table. In The Dude I have had to programmatically display this variable, otherwise curiously unavailable. It wouldnt take but a little code to display the record count of the regtable... Yes, all int...
by znet
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: backup the dude using command line????
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: backup the dude using command line????

Funny I just ran into this thread. rc3 just committed unrecoverable error. Unable to restart instance. MMC 'Stop' service produced a script error in IE! Unable to stop instance...Restart? What do you think?... BTW, the event viewer suddenly has started reporting ~680 occurrances of a dude restart. R...
by znet
Fri May 09, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rb600 reboot fix
Replies: 47
Views: 19102

Re: Rb600 reboot fix

Thats the ticket...Thanks Gerard...Z
by znet
Fri May 09, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rb600 reboot fix
Replies: 47
Views: 19102

Re: Rb600 reboot fix

Same issue with my 600s. 2.14 in root files folder. Tried CLI and Winbox, and same result. 2.13 upgrade successful from CLI. 2.14 wont upgrade. But, board hasnt booted way past where it would have, with 2.13 seeming to fix problem....We will see...
by znet
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

There is no hands down best antenna for anything. Its like picking a tool out of your toolbox. You can pick out the best pair of wire strippers you have ever seen and try to drive a nail with it. The antennas listed here are *good omni antennas we have had success with* Scott OK...Your are right......
by znet
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution
Replies: 42
Views: 8583

Re: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution

OK, cant resist jumping in. Suggestions to simplify and and test with single link are right on. First, as suggested, setup Nstreme, polling, no framer policy. Use only one set of radio cards. Recommend even removing second radio, no matter how painful that is. I have similar setup with lesser hardwa...
by znet
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

Question is what is best 900MHz Omni antenna. Hands down, MTI MT-243003/NH Omnidirectional Slotted Array, 11.5dBi Horizontal Polarization 77"x12"x2" at 25+ pounds Comes with mounting plate fixture. Advise torquing every bolt to max. Only had one antenna bend over due to very large wind load in bad s...
by znet
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Server platform for Dude - PC or MT or what?
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: Server platform for Dude - PC or MT or what?

IMHO, several conditions will make your Dude implementation stable and reliable. After running Dude since 1.0 days, I always seem to have a stable system if I stick to several rules and conditions. 1)Run Dude Server on any reasonably powered PC server and I prefer Win2K3 server OS. A 2.8GHz processo...
by znet
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MME and Dynamic WDS Mesh?
Replies: 11
Views: 7554

Re: MME and Dynamic WDS Mesh?

This is a protocol with potential to solve 'Earthlink Fade', very similar to backhoe fade on fiber. Not necessary to go too deep, but high-end attempts at mesh networking have circled around similar concepts, but when opening up the box, those who want to accomplish this will ask the obvious questio...
by znet
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Version 2 and 3 Documentation.
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: Version 2 and 3 Documentation.

Hmmmm.....Krakow? 8)
by znet
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade to 3.1 on 532A Now Non accesible
Replies: 37
Views: 7028

Re: Upgrade to 3.1 on 532A Now Non accesible

Glad I read this thread. Certain 'experts' (not on this forum) told me I was panicing, not the kernel. The only way I have seen to fix this is plug the serial cable in and set it to PXE boot and use netinstall. As previously posted, the Ethernet was up, link status on my switch good, even the MAC in...
by znet
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Randomize ping polling
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Randomize ping polling

I recently helped a Dude developer with a similar issue, and I have done exactly what you request in order to stabilize network traffic coming from The Dude server. I came up with 2 methods, and one being a somewhat different solution, but I think it is relevant to your request. I have always felt t...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antennas on Motors that Point at Slowly Moving Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: Antennas on Motors that Point at Slowly Moving Customers

RK, Thats why I really needed to understand your level of understanding. I didnt know if I should give a tutorial or just tell you try several nodes with antennas point in the general direction, and collect data. BTW, the geo-coordination of radios has been around for quite a while. The Metricom Ric...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antennas on Motors that Point at Slowly Moving Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: Antennas on Motors that Point at Slowly Moving Customers

I thought of that after I hit submit :shock: --Be careful what you ask for Well, since you asked, you are not really crazy, or , crazy as I am, because you are certainly innovatively trying to put wireless to good use. Now in some circles, and I find them all the time, non-traditional connectivity i...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude3b7 issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Re: Dude3b7 issues

Since you already know its a great tool, it is a great tool because you can customize it in any way you want. The Dude's automatic functions are what they are . They cant predict or detect everything in a way thats unique to your network, nor read your mind. However, your mind can make Dude do thing...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How Many Devices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: How Many Devices?

Yes, as indicated by others, the limitation is not in the amount of devices. There are several considerations: -How much ambient network traffic do you want -Where is the Dude server on your network -Are you using agents -The effect of polling intervals on creating network bottlenecks -Power of your...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: making ip's go orange for unstable pings
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Re: making ip's go orange for unstable pings

Yes, this topic is drifting, but there is something that has been missed. Seems like you want orange, but you dont define what constitutes 'unstable'. I would think you are referring to packet loss, or flapping. Therefore, look at the ping probe parameters and adjust them down to be almost impossibl...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy, RSSI and Jitter
Replies: 12
Views: 8483

Re: Motorola Canopy, RSSI and Jitter

This really is a Dude question, since the experience with Canopy could be with other vendors eqpt as well. I have created hundreds of Canopy device icons with every relevant element needed for operators, including things like 'GPS Lock OK'. More relevant data than the opening Canopy web interface pa...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Admin user set to read only.. cannot change config.
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: Admin user set to read only.. cannot change config.

Yes that seems correct. As well, dont count on the Backup (XML export) that you run from the client. You will notice it is not the same size as a backup run on the server. Thats another cold sweat surprise you dont want. Glad I regularly backup installation, but long ago learned, do it on the server...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude in rb333 bug ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: Dude in rb333 bug ??

Make sure the username/password is correct, and for sure dont forget to check RouterOS box. This is easy to forget. When I have had that problem, that was the cure every time...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Web access to Dude Server 2.2
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Web access to Dude Server 2.2

IMHO, seems like upgrade to Dude 3.x is the only way. Behavior of web server seemed to be intermittent in 2.x. Lots of things I cant live without in 3.x. I made transition without too much pain. Long term, if you really need web Dude, this is a must...
by znet
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 3.0 beta7 service hangs/stop monitoring
Replies: 33
Views: 8583

Re: Dude 3.0 beta7 service hangs/stop monitoring

I had also noticed this behavior for a long time, but attributed it to server issues. But I have mentioned this to MT regarding corporate acceptance. Having gaps in graphs can never be good for reporting. However, contrary to others mention, a new installation doesnt seem to have this annoying probl...
by znet
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need more than 200 Mbit/s real traffic over ~ 5 km ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4282

Re: Need more than 200 Mbit/s real traffic over ~ 5 km ?

Yes, fiber is the way to go if its available. So, supply and demand dictate that often forgotten concept that bandwidth costs money. Also, identify the profile of utilization. Does he need the majority of bandwidth in one direction, or is the traffic symmetric? I can only wonder why he would need 30...
by znet
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB 133 Max @ 20mbps
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: RB 133 Max @ 20mbps

Echo others comments. 20Mbps TCP throughput on a 133? Are you sure that wasnt UDP? Seems unlikely to achieve that, however maybe in the same room. The real problem for you is the question 'Why dont I get 54Mbps?'...You are now dealing with fundamentals that need to be understood for proper analysis ...
by znet
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tracking DHCP users/addresses
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Tracking DHCP users/addresses

Seems like the boat passed this dock already. If you DHCP the customers, isnt the customer's CPE, and therefore MAC, being issued a public IP? That would give you exactly what you are asking for right in the DHCP leases table. IMHO, it is in your interest to make those new leases static, so you can ...
by znet
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 8602 Card in 2.4-B/G wont hear B-only clients
Replies: 0
Views: 510

8602 Card in 2.4-B/G wont hear B-only clients

I have a customer with a pipe-yard that uses Wi-Fi barcode readers. The readers we tested were B/G readers and they worked great, very good for that matter with loud signal strengths well past the yard. Customer liked the coverage so much they dusted off the old B-only barcode readers. Those devices...
by znet
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IPSEC Speed degredation
Replies: 3
Views: 865

IPSEC Speed degredation

Help! Customer setup new PIX 506E and VPN tunnelling over a point-to-point 532A/XR5 radio link that is performing at blazing speeds, with Nstreme on, about 33Mbps. When passing traffic through the tunnel, directly connected to the MT, it just dies. Outside the tunnel its blazing. Radios have 35+db S...
by znet
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: When is V3 Beta 7 available
Replies: 17
Views: 4938

Re: When is V3 Beta 7 available

Concur with contention that beta Dude seems to randomly stop monitoring network. However, if you look at the bandwidth graphs, it seems to keep collecting data. ICMP definitely is unstable. Totally down segments arent indicating 'red' even though 'ping' tools cant get to any devices. Thats pretty an...
by znet
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Step By Step For Monitoring A Remote Location
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: Step By Step For Monitoring A Remote Location

Could someone please post the step-by-step instructions for setting up and monitoring remote dude agents and locations through TCP 2210? I have been able to locate a remote Dude server and I can see it's health, however I cannot seem to generate a remote network map or see the health of any other s...
by znet
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removing "Panels" and "Network Maps"?
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

Deleting maps

Normis,
Maps that previously were created and just displayed "Loading..." and never worked do not show up in the list. It seems they dont have a record for the map in the 'Network Maps" so they dont display in the table view.

Thats my take on it...Znet
by znet
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bugs (?) in The Dude 2.1
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Bugs in 2.1

Please tell what data type does SNMP walk show for this oid (1.3.6.1.4.1.3854.1.2.2.1.16.1.14.0), what value you see in SNMP walk, and what exactly you see on screen when you put [oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.3854.1.2.2.1.16.1.14.0")] [round(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.3854.1.2.2.1.16.1.14.0"))] [round(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.3...
by znet
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: a/b/g mode
Replies: 38
Views: 8419

A/B/G and beyond

Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated. Building and operating reliable networks requires a diverse skill set. Fighting the proliferation of misinformation foisted on us by relentless marketing of the 'best' solutions has been a mission of mine for as long as I can remember. No doubt gets me ...
by znet
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Downloads freezing
Replies: 11
Views: 5441

Downloads Freezing

SAY WHAT?!...Wow, this needs to be figured out...Still think this is relavant to this thread... Do you have 'Block Multi-cast Passthrough' enabled in Linksys? Sometimes logic of wording is inverted, but you want to block multi-cast from Internet (ISP). This might be helping if its blocked, or at lea...
by znet
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Downloads freezing
Replies: 11
Views: 5441

Downloads Freezing

Cant be 100 percent sure, but think I figured this one out. Will give you scenario. Very strange behavior I must say... Its not the router. It cant be the router or RouterOS.... Running RB532 w/2.9 ROS. Two different machines on my network, both XP-Pro, one SP1 fixed LAN machine, one SP2 travelling ...
by znet
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy and DUDE
Replies: 15
Views: 6688

Canopy and The Dude

The Dude and Canopy work very well together, and The Dude is probably the best thing that ever happened for Canopy network monitoring. Dont get a big head MT, you know what you still have to do... I can assure you, that after you master certain 'Dude' features like generating functions to make Canop...
by znet
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: a/b/g mode
Replies: 38
Views: 8419

A/B/G

Thanks for reading my long-winded explanation. Makes the pain in my wrist and fingers worth it if it helps. The fact that there are more and more wireless operators out there fighting the telecom gorillas (even though some of them are the actual Internet glue) continues to prove the viability of wir...
by znet
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: a/b/g mode
Replies: 38
Views: 8419

A/B/G Dare I enter this thread?

Since knowlege might impart some civility and understanding: Written only with the intention of helping to reduce the proliferation of misinformation with what I know. The standards evolved out of order, but here goes: First came Spread Spectrum which could hop across about 80 small channels and the...
by znet
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: ros_command from Dude
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

ros_command from Dude

There is a Dude function with the description: "returns output of routerOS script passed as first argument" I am new to ROS scripting, but is it possible to pass a parameter (like an IP or MAC address) to a RouterOS script running on an RB532 from an external program like the Dude, and then use that...
by znet
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Will DUDE have a 3.0 beta soon?
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

CUT, COPY, PASTE

Thanks for the good news. Forgot to mention that my PDFs are coming out just fine. However, since there is a repetitive export feature, there doesnt seem to be any way to specify the output directory. Also, as with other like systems, the ability to parameterize the output filename and directory wou...
by znet
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Will DUDE have a 3.0 beta soon?
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

CUT, COPY, PASTE

Ditch the discover and autoscan and I will still make a map faster with the elemental cut, copy and paste, and not only that, it will be more accurate. Dont know how many times I instinctively try this since it such an intuitive method. I have found myself making dummy objects to link to due to the ...
by znet
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices missing labels
Replies: 22
Views: 8058

Missing Labels - I think Ive got it

I believe I know what causes this very strange problem. This also happens with WhatsUp. When you Remote Desktpop into a 2K3 server with the remote client display set using anything more than 256 colors, all the icons turn into either the regular solid color of the icon, or totally black. Doesnt seem...
by znet
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bug Report - Unconfigurable Windows in Release 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 2660

Workaround and XML Backups

Regarding the expansion on the workaround: It seems that it is critical that the original user that created objects, still exists. I have run across situations where I couldnt edit a device because 'operation not allowed', even though I was a 'full' administrative user created in the workaround. If ...
by znet
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude and Mikrotik 2.9/RB532 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

High RB CPU Utilization

I have experienced this also. What I noticed is that the routerboard was pulling 3Mbps, the max my connection can deliver, when this is occurring. It occurs when working remotely with data sources and charts. Its hard to tell what exactly causes it, but have begun to notice this in the last few days...
by znet
Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute Function Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Execute Function Help

I have looked at the very few examples using the 'execute' function. I finally successfully written several handy SNMP based functions to display oid values in device labels. After many hours of attempts to get execute to run a simple windows program, as shown in several builtin tools like the 'Teln...
by znet
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Reporting - Is there an easy way?
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Reporting

It is curious that there is a report tab in the master settings, but cant seem to find a way to 'add' or generate any reports...

Probably just isnt ready yet....
by znet
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Closing maps and DHCP
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Killing Discovery

Thats one of many things without any controls. Seems impossible to kill a discovery, but I did find a brute force way to do it. Go to the Map Settings, and view the list of auto-discovery netblocks that are scheduled for the map. Highlight the line with the netblock that is discovering. I cant remem...
by znet
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request - Manually sort Network Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Sorted Maps

This would be another nice thing to have. Again, I came to the same conclusion on how not to get the infinite 'Loading...' map. Create a submap. However, this really wont work for all situations. I also found that if you add a new map and dont do anything to it, like give it a name or anything, it w...
by znet
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: WEEK scale
Replies: 7
Views: 3150

Week Scale

Yes there needs to be a week scale. I know its a database size issue, but a week is very useful and important.

Wondered the same thing about where the graphs (Charts) are in the webserver. I am sure its coming....
by znet
Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bug Report - Unconfigurable Windows in Release 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 2660

Bad Panels

Having the same irritating problem all day long :oops: :!: Will be working, then the main client window cant display maps or anything unless you 'Open Separately'. This just doesnt work for development obviously. I have been working on a system with hundreds of devices with bitmap maps as the backgr...
by znet
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What are your expiriences with "The dude" in produ
Replies: 19
Views: 6655

Production Experiences

Since you asked... I have managed to figure out most of everything. Considering the price performance value, it does very well without any documentation. It is not possible to RTFM and learn anything. Nevertheless, by probing around and trying things for weeks, the 2.0 production version is doing qu...
by znet
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power output for Senao NMP-8602
Replies: 39
Views: 13866

Power output for NMP-8602s

Thats strange about 5GHz booting routerboards. I have RB112s with 2.9.x and 8602s operating at 5GHz with no problems. I wasnt worried before about these new links!
by znet
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9's
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

SR9s

Will keep up with this topic and give you my feedback as I have just started to build and deploy links with these cards. I have great hope for these, and hope to overcome some inherent problems that 900 poses. So I understand your setup so we can help each other: Are your SR9s already deployed? -- 9...
by znet
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: p2mp nstreme practical experience with well loaded APs
Replies: 24
Views: 4189

Practical Experience with Well Loaded APs

I run many APs with over 40 subscribers. It seems that Nstreme and polling are the path to overcome the 802.11 deficiency of the tail wagging the dog, i.e. the client has too much control because its heritage is to serve clients on wireless LANs. By polling, logically it would seem that the congesti...
by znet
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 65Km Link - Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Microwave Fade

Hard to explain to my 'management' that fade situation you have there George. When I get asked 'What happened last nite' after they get an onslaught of alarms that they foist on themselves by receiving them on their Blackberry's, :roll: I remind them 'Its microwave fade season again'. Your situation...
by znet
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple DHCP Servers on same subnet
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Rogue DHCP Servers

I have had this happen to me. Customers possibly could rewire their internet connection and put the WAN connection into a LAN port on their routers (this is what happened), or a customer possibly could have a server hosted on the Internet connection and mistakenly enable DHCP on the WAN side. I am n...