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by 0ldman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: More powerful 24v power supply for Powerbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 547

More powerful 24v power supply for Powerbox?

We're having issues with a couple of Powerboxes, the 24v 2.5A adapter provided isn't quite up to the challenge. Feeding one Omnitik on a 170ft run, voltage is 22v or so getting to the Omnitik, drops to 17 when powering a single Crossroads client. I've got a Powerbox that is having similar issues pow...
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 117
Views: 17609

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

I'd prefer to see ax based protocol than Wave 2 ac ax is going to have better contention protocols and MUMIMO than ac, but not by much. Wave 2 with MUMIMO has that capability and the built in contention control may interfere with nstreme and nv2. I imagine that ax is going to be a bit of a bear for...
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 117
Views: 17609

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

You can buy 802.11ax routers on the shelf in retail stores already, yet zero communication from Mikrotik about their timeline... this is rather worrying. 802.11ax isn't finalized yet. You must be young. The routers on the market are "draft" ax, as in public beta. Compatibility with the final produc...
by 0ldman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: InterCell
Replies: 42
Views: 4779

Re: InterCell

Another request for the CBRS band here in the US.

Right now it's Telrad, Cambium or Baicells.
by 0ldman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flash is full
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Flash is full

How can I delete files when the flash is full? It was working a few seconds ago, I realized there was less than 3MB free, did a dude vacuum-db, it filled the drive, now I can't delete anything. Yes, I realize that running the dude on the device was a bad idea now. With such a small network I didn't ...
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: FCS errors on 6.42.1 and 6.42.6?
Replies: 0
Views: 325

FCS errors on 6.42.1 and 6.42.6?

I had a customer call with upload issues, didn't find any issues with his, but the sector he was connecting to only negotiated 10Mbps, thousands of FCS errors in a few hours. Upgraded from 6.42.1 to 6.42.6 and the problem persisted. Downgraded to 6.41 and I've got a 100Mbps full duplex link with zer...
by 0ldman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bug persists after updating to 6.42.3
Replies: 14
Views: 6157

Re: bug persists after updating to 6.42.3

I'm very aware of those. What I'm talking about is how we got hit with one. Address lists are being ignored in the filter section of the firewall randomly. We noticed it around 6.30 and it randomly pops up ever since. I had my DNS blocked to all but allowed address list of "DNS". When I updated to 6...
by 0ldman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: bug persists after updating to 6.42.3
Replies: 14
Views: 6157

bug persists after updating to 6.42.3

We had issues with the src address lists in the firewall letting through all traffic rather than only the traffic listed, so of course they blew right through a non-functional firewall. They put two scripts in there, one was enabling ppoe out, the other was this. {/tool fetch url=("http://www.boss-i...
by 0ldman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)
Replies: 14
Views: 4759

Re: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)

Any updates on this?

QCA9984 supported in ROS yet?
by 0ldman
Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 22688

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

The Dude 6.42.3 client link, "file not found".
by 0ldman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 52424

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

What is final conclusion for best practice setup after this update ? TDMA Period: fiksed 2-3-4 ms or Auto ? Fixed or Dynamic downlink ? On the networks I tested dynamic download worked best. But tdma period is still not conclusive by me. I tend to use 2ms but don't see a lot of difference between '...
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 52424

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Gotcha. I guess the phrase "your mileage may vary" applies here. I've seen -20s on my old hardware from it's next door neighbors (my other hardware on the tower) and I've taken steps to change that. My average neighbor signal is now -65 to -75 (shielding, shielding, shielding). On the old 802.11a/g ...
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 52424

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Full modulation, max speed, highest modulation. Not trying to offend, but English isn't your first language, is it? Just trying to figure out how that isn't clearly understood. I haven't pushed the AC limits in testing like I have the other hardware, I have tested 802.11n and below quite thoroughly,...
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 52424

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Generally you can't get full modulation with signals stronger than a -38 in my experience. If it is requiring -20s to work in your area you might want to find another frequency or line of work. That is utterly horrible. The actual chipset is designed for like -40 to -97dB. You're usually running int...
by 0ldman
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard pinging random addresses
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Routerboard pinging random addresses

screenshot
by 0ldman
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard pinging random addresses
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Routerboard pinging random addresses

I've got an RB600 that is pinging random IP addresses. It has persisted through a wipe and reload. Unit has been in service since April of 2008. Getting ready to replace it, but something odd is going on. I'd like to get to the bottom of it. Netinstall is not an option at the moment, maybe not at al...
by 0ldman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.7 released!
Replies: 31
Views: 13136

Re: SwOS version 2.7 released!

I'm not sure if there were several versions I missed or if you guys just jumped pretty far, but are there any concerns in upgrading from 1.17 to 2.7 directly? I've made a jump from 4.17 to 5.20 on an RB433 and bricked it 140ft in the air. It required a bootloader update that I didn't apply as I skip...
by 0ldman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Firmware upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Firmware upgrade

I missed the last several updates apparently.

Is it okay to upgrade from 1.17 to 2.7 directly?
by 0ldman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Feature request - button "power cycle" for each PoE Port
Replies: 11
Views: 5924

Re: Feature request - button "power cycle" for each PoE Port

Did SwitchOS ever get power cycle ping?

Just had a board lock up. My RB750 and others have power cycle ping enabled. My 260GSP doesn't.
by 0ldman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 538
Views: 96160

Re: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!

Throughput test with laptop (Intel AC3168) + WAP AC + 6.42rc24 and internal test server: - low download - good upload https://image.ibb.co/mhF4bS/Intel_AC3168.png Just a heads up, Mikrotik usually has some issue with Intel cards, they generally get them fixed, but Intel's drivers are garbage. If yo...
by 0ldman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz

Any updates on this?

I still can't find a supplier stateside.
by 0ldman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 538
Views: 96160

Re: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!

Updated two test units, eager to tinker.

There are no new nstreme options, nothing for nv2, nada.

Where/how do we access this and what do they do?
by 0ldman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 538
Views: 96160

Re: v6.42rc [release candidate] is released!

Nstreme plus, any hints?

I'm about to update a couple of test units...
by 0ldman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Recovering the Dude after db corruption.
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Recovering the Dude after db corruption.

The directions on the wiki don't work. It looks like the tools have been updated and the commands are different now. https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:The_Dude_v6/Malformed_db_repair I poked around at it until I figured it out. Database repair is a bit out of my skillset, so this took too long. ...
by 0ldman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3.11 constantly losing saved addresses
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Winbox 3.11 constantly losing saved addresses

What is up with Winbox losing saved addresses?

It is particularly bad on my laptop, Windows 10 Home, but it happens on both of my desktops randomly.

30-40 saved addresses, then one day I open it and they're just gone. I've make regular backups, but this is damned annoying.
by 0ldman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powerbox Pro overloaded
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Powerbox Pro overloaded

Four .5 amp devices, powers on with one, overloads with more than one. 150ft run. In the past the original Powerbox was corrected with the "set long ether1" command. What are we supposed to do with the Powerbox Pro? This is the second or third time I've run into this with a client or colleague. Make...
by 0ldman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Upcoming WPA2 Security Flaw
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Upcoming WPA2 Security Flaw

I missed it, posted one myself.
by 0ldman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 29022

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

That's just a general thing. It's the same way in the US. You've got a bozo that speaks legal terms trying to talk tech, phrasing regulations for someone that speaks tech and it all ends in a bundle of mess that no one can understand. I suggest checking with your local authorities. There are new law...
by 0ldman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync hardware support?
Replies: 2
Views: 671

NV2 sync hardware support?

What is the minimum hardware supported by nv2 sync? I tried to enable it on a few older 802.11g radios and I get an error that says this chipset is not supported. It is an RB600 with a 900MHz card based off of the AR5413 chipset. What Mikrotik hardware is supported in AP mode for nv2 sync? I underst...
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall config folder
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Netinstall config folder

I'm having issues with Netinstall on my PC.

Works fine inside a VM on the same machine, doesn't seem to be a firewall issue.

Where are the Netinstall settings located? I want to just go in and wipe them out, start over. They're not in the Mikrotik folder with the Winbox settings.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How Many Clients can a Mikrotik Hex Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: How Many Clients can a Mikrotik Hex Handle?

My 2011 handled 200 pretty well, 250 is pushing it, this is with mangle rules and traffic shaping. 100Mbps traffic.

The hEX with the dual core is *much* tougher than that, much better CPU. I have one in place running the Dude, unfortunately no traffic going through it.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless bridge to send video signal from a 2km distance
Replies: 3
Views: 703

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

It really sounds like you need a wireless guy to do it for you or at least a consultant.

You've got multiple shots here. You'll need wireless to hit the cars at the track, presumably, and another shot from that AP back to your office.
by 0ldman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High latency and 100% CPU on load
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

Re: High latency and 100% CPU on load

The hEX can do it, so a 3011 is probably a safe bet.
by 0ldman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750UP, Powerbox and Omnitik POE priority
Replies: 0
Views: 454

RB750UP, Powerbox and Omnitik POE priority

How does the unit decide when to disable the POE out on the ports? Also is there any way to graph or log the voltage? I'm having issues on a solar site. When it comes back up the Omnitik POE never powered off, just the POE out on those ports, but nothing is logged. At midnight the voltage dropped to...
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transparently bridge two ethernets via sxt
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Transparently bridge two ethernets via sxt

Do you have WDS enabled?

With WDS enabled, everything bridged, it should be essentially the same as an ethernet cable.
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz

Where are you getting them? How much? RBMetal 9 technically isn't compatible with the XR9 and XC900M, at least according to Mikrotik. It wasn't designed to be. They will link up using nv2, but I can't use nv2 on my 900MHz. Throughput goes from ~10Mbps to 1Mbps. Victor from Vizmonet said these were d...
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz

The 900MHz card uses the AR9223 chipset, the same as the Mikrotik R2SHPn among others.
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz

I got a reply Friday afternoon. They are compatible with the XR9 and XC900M.

Now to find a supplier.

I don't think they're FCC certified yet, but it is in process.
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using dual antenna radio for more coverage (Not more bandwidth)
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Using dual antenna radio for more coverage (Not more bandwidth)

They'll pretty much do that automatically. To make it a little more reliable you can go in to the data rates, choose your config (can't remember the phrasing at the moment) then go the HT tabs and disable all speeds above 7. It won't try anything above single chain speeds. Normally I'm better with t...
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to use Spectral scan and how to select polarization ?
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: How to use Spectral scan and how to select polarization ?

You should be able to go to the wireless config, go to the HT tab and disable chain 0 or chain 1 then scan, not sure which is horizontal and which is vertical though.
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using dual antenna radio for more coverage (Not more bandwidth)
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Using dual antenna radio for more coverage (Not more bandwidth)

MIMO improves both range and speed simultaneously, but it uses both chains reading the same signal, more or less, to do the job. Physical separation is required to a degree, but blocking the antennas from receiving the same signals is going to break the signal reconstruction. You're not going to be ...
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

Re: 2x2 MiMo 802.11 N on 900MHz

Anyone know if these cards are compatible with the XR9 and XC900M?

I sent an email to support but I haven't heard back yet.

Being able to slowly upgrade and swap out the radios would be great. If not, upgrading is going to be a lot more interesting.
by 0ldman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VirtualAP Behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: VirtualAP Behavior

That's normal. Every change to the VAP also resets the main interface, same as if you changed a setting on the main interface. The funny stuff is when you have multiple VAP and clients can only connect to one or the other. VAP has had issues from time to time. Extremely useful, though not always as ...
by 0ldman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Short story of upgrading CAPSMAN called "Think twice before you click"
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Short story of upgrading CAPSMAN called "Think twice before you click"

Interesting. Funny thing is I've seen Routerboards keep hardware configs for hardware that wasn't there any more, pretty tough to pull bad data out of a config short of a full reset. Windows has a similar issue. If a network interface is dead (lightning, removed, etc) and you rename the new interfac...
by 0ldman
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Odd problem

Yes, the password is secure. Even looked at the logs to make sure no one else was logged in. The only users showing up are me and the Dude. This AP has been on the tower since 08. The ping is coming from my internal address, 10.1.22.2, not from my public address. The ping begins after a system reset...
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Odd problem

Persists after a reset.

System reset no-defaults=yes
add ip and gateway only
Starts pinging immediately.
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Odd problem

It is persistent after a reset and reload, export/import rsc, not using the backups.

I didn't check it while it was still wiped. Should have done that.
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Odd problem

I've got an RB600 that is pinging a list of IP addresses. Looks like it has a bug or something. I can't find anything. Can't find where anyone has gotten in to it, but obviously something has happened. Any ideas? 13:44:52 firewall,info ping - output: in:(none) out:ether2, proto ICMP (type 3, code 1)...
by 0ldman
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??

Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah? Or Why not? No, that device an an 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz device. 802.11ah is 900Mhz. They are not compatible. https://mikrotik.com/product/RBMetal9HPn RBMetal9HPn is our first product for 900MHz frequency. the RBmetal9 is a 2.4GHz radio downconverted to 900MHz. 802...
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Dropout / NV2 MultiLink
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Nstreme Dropout / NV2 MultiLink

Sounds like self interference.

What channels are you using?

This also may be a good candidate to test the new sync feature in the newest beta release.
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How 5ghz-a/n/ac works ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: How 5ghz-a/n/ac works ??

What are your clients?

I'm wondering if it is more a problem with the channel chosen vs the A/N/AC problem.
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Bridge hAP AC
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Wireless Bridge hAP AC

Enable fast path on the bridge settings. Uncheck use IP firewall on bridge settings. I'm not sure about the newest beta but I've had excellent results out of 6.34.6. You need to do something to get your signal lower. That -55 is about right. The performance drop with a signal of -25 is expected. Tha...
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45409

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

I did. I used a good password, a stupid password, the word password, Tower1... nada. So far I can't get anything to sync. The access points see each other in a scan with a signal of around -75dB. If I set any one of these as a client they will connect to the others. edit: Just got it to work. Appare...
by 0ldman
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45409

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

I decided to try it out on a few of my towers in a relatively noisy area. I've got six 2.4GHz access points within about 6 miles of each other. When I try to enable nv2-sync I don't get any error messages, no messages related to nv2 at all aside from the confirmation of the command, but the sync-sla...
by 0ldman
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45409

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

Another vote for sync even for adjacent channels. Most of us *have* a lot of hardware on the tower. As it is I've got three feeds and one access point on one tower. I've got to turn the tx power down to keep noise from being an issue, which is just good practice, but sync would allow more headroom a...
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Bridge hAP AC
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Wireless Bridge hAP AC

I've got an international version here I've been playing with. Some DFS channels will not allow 40 and 80MHz wide channels. Not sure what all the rules are to that at the moment. I'm not sure if it is a Mikrotik thing or part of the standards. I may tinker with a couple of my other brand AC links an...
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Accidentally messed up the IP address setting
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Accidentally messed up the IP address setting

You can also use mac-telnet from another Mikrotik device if you have one.

Winbox is usually more reliable over L2 connections.

All this time I still haven't watched one in torch while I was connected via mac in Winbox.
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??

Edit your post then downrate mine because I corrected what may well have just been a typo.

Whatever man.
by 0ldman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Does RBMetal9HPn Works with 802.11ah??

It has nothing to do with high power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ah
by 0ldman
Tue May 23, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC throughput
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

Re: hAP AC throughput

Go to bridge, settings, uncheck use ip firewall.
by 0ldman
Tue May 23, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple Wireless Tx Power and Antenna Gain
Replies: 4
Views: 12665

Re: Simple Wireless Tx Power and Antenna Gain

You can try but it usually will not allow you to set the tx power above the rated power for each modulation.

In general, higher power doesn't work well at higher modulations.
by 0ldman
Tue May 23, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP AC Slower speeds than expected
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: WAP AC Slower speeds than expected

Go to bridge, open settings, uncheck use ip firewall, check allow fast path.
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP Lite wireless questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: hAP Lite wireless questions

Auto channel is pretty much a fail on every wireless device out there.

As for the speed problems, are your devices dual chain?

On occasion I've seen some single chain devices lower the AP's tx ccq as half of the transmission isn't received properly, though usually that is at a few miles.
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 951G-2HnD 11n no work
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: 951G-2HnD 11n no work

Son1c, you need to start your own thread.

That is an entirely different problem, could be interference, bad config, any of a thousand different things.
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 951G-2HnD 11n no work
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: 951G-2HnD 11n no work

The Galaxy Note probably has a single chain wireless chip. My S4 is like that.
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.11 released!
Replies: 94
Views: 284100

Re: Winbox 3.11 released!

Anyone else having issues opening Winbox? It will open (or if it is already open) and when I swap networks it will hang for a good 5 minutes with "not responding", then it will eventually come up and work, though sometimes it does it again if I hit refresh. Initially I thought it was doing that beca...
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 951G-2HnD 11n no work
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: 951G-2HnD 11n no work

Are you using TKIP or WEP encryption?

802.11n requires AES or no encryption at all. It can be WPA or WPA2, but it must be AES.
by 0ldman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC throughput
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

Re: hAP AC throughput

I just did the exact same test, Normis, got around 450Mbps with a dual chain client using CM2, about what I expected, maybe a hair lower than I'd like. Stuck at 200Mbps using FP. No other changes were made aside from enabling the other package. Fast track and fast path are enabled.

ROS 6.34.6
by 0ldman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 45137

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

Thanks for the update.
by 0ldman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC throughput
Replies: 32
Views: 6320

Re: hAP AC throughput

I've got one serving my home and an AC Lite serving my office. I came to this thread trying to see what the differences were between fp and cm2 on the AC hardware, I've got fastpath and fasttrack enabled, bridged, just passing from my desktop to my laptop. Bandwidth tests, file copy, download from m...
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P
Replies: 11
Views: 9674

Re: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P

Gotcha.

I've noticed NV2 doesn't run as smoothly as it did in v 6.20.
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P
Replies: 11
Views: 9674

Re: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P

Could be, I have little experience with packages over 10Mbps with a loaded access point at least. We have used NV2 for a lot of point to point shots, but that is a bit different than an AP with multiple clients. I've got a few on NV2 that are set to around 40Mbps but those are just tests, family, et...
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P
Replies: 11
Views: 9674

Re: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P

I only have the 2000 limit where required, most are 4000. 4Mbps download, 1Mbps up, I try to keep it below 25 subs on a single AP, though I may be able to get away with more on 802.11n, that was my old limit from G hardware. Anything from a half mile to 10 miles from the AP. Lab vs outdoors is a com...
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750UP dead after reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: RB750UP dead after reboot

I think I found my problem. I'm pretty sure I had uploaded 6.34.6 to it at some point, never got around to updating it. I hadn't updated the firmware from 3.02, so when it upgraded from 6.07 or whatever it was the old bootloader couldn't load the new OS. Reset to defaults (probably 4 times) after ne...
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750UP dead after reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 289

RB750UP dead after reboot

I've got a 750 POE that decided to die after a reboot.

I can get it to netinstall but it won't boot afterwards.

Anyone know of a way to get console access like we did in the old days with the serial ports?

Uptime was 176 days... doh...
by 0ldman
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P
Replies: 11
Views: 9674

Re: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P

Setting Nstreme with a 70% CCQ slightly improves my throughput but latency is through the roof. It would reach around 1000ms. Switching to Nv2 drops latency to ~40ms but my throughput also drops significantly, even lower than 802.11. Just like what 0ldman said using nstreme and nv2 protocols probab...
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P
Replies: 11
Views: 9674

Re: 802.11 vs. Nstreme vs. Nv2 for P-to-P

Nstreme or NV2 will generally increase your speed somewhere around 40% in point to point links assuming it is a clean link. As to which works best, try it and see. I've got some links where Nstreme is killing it, I've got some where I can't get Nstreme to associate, NV2 is the only way I can even ke...
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Best practices for PTMP setups
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: NV2 Best practices for PTMP setups

Somewhat off topic, but are you guys in FCC land?

What TX power does the Omnitik AC have? I noticed the SXT 5s have been nerfed pretty hard to meet the new FCC regulations.
by 0ldman
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 and netinstall
Replies: 19
Views: 15293

Re: Windows 10 and netinstall

Just a heads up, I found this because I was having problems.

Turns out Virtualbox messes it up, if you have it installed.
by 0ldman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Best practices for PTMP setups
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: NV2 Best practices for PTMP setups

40MHz Omnitik with an SXT AC client (no real advantage, just listing parts), 120 to 180Mbps air rate, around 70Mbps throughput during testing. One of my other Omnitiks has 100Mbps + with the same config, just slightly better signal. Edit: Actually just realized it was running Nstreme instead of NV2....
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 - Throughput
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: NV2 - Throughput

What equipment, channel width, etc?

Too many variables for a blanket answer to that question.
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDD on mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: TDD on mikrotik

There is also a dramatic difference in the behavior of the network in a hotspot vs WISP situation. TDMA doesn't really make much difference on short range. You might gain a bit of bandwidth due to lower overhead, but that's it. NV2 or Nstreme can make the difference between working and not working o...
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5 ac vs SXT HG5 ac
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: SXT 5 ac vs SXT HG5 ac

The data sheet says the HG is 17, the standard is 14.

Looks like the page or the data sheet is incorrect. Likely it is the page, I can't see a reason for two devices with only 1 dB difference in gain.
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDD on mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: TDD on mikrotik

Tom's pretty close.

10% is probably the minimum, but you have to account for overhead, packet loss, retransmits, etc...

If you are on 2.4 and have a foggy night, 10% upload might just see the entire network slow to a crawl due to upload packet loss.
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite
Replies: 37
Views: 17326

Re: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite

A valid question, AntonsB, but regardless of his client, he's getting almost exactly half the download speed vs the upload speed. That suggests something strange is going on.

My money is on it being an Intel single chain AC card.

Anyone want to take bets? lol
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Long range network nanobeams
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Long range network nanobeams

You would be better off sticking to Mikrotik clients or if you are going to use UBNT, go UBNT dedicated point to point. It will work, but not nearly as well. I've got a lot of intermixed equipment on my network. It works, but there are strange issues that get worse with scale. If you have less than ...
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bad connection only in channel 6.
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: Bad connection only in channel 6.

I'm using just about every channel in the 2.4GHz band, admittedly most of my equipment is running 6.36.4, a couple running 6.37.x. No issues. Generally you'll find that to be a local noise issue. Something else is probably using the band, wireless KB and mouse, Bluetooth, camera system, microwave ov...
by 0ldman
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite
Replies: 37
Views: 17326

Re: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite

Tried different channels?
What is your connection speed, CCQ, etc?
by 0ldman
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Distance shows 53 Km
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Distance shows 53 Km

You'll see that occasionally on a less than perfect link.

Sometimes it is a sign of a problem, others just some random signal problem at the wrong time.

Are they all in the same general area? Could be noise.
by 0ldman
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changelog
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Changelog

Is there a version of the changelog like the old ones, for instance, all changes on v6 to current rather than read each one individually?
by 0ldman
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New standard 802.11ax
Replies: 25
Views: 6524

Re: New standard 802.11ax

It is difficult to get 256QAM modulations reliable in uncontrolled environments, I wonder how well 1024QAM will work in the 2.4GHz spectrum? I guess that will require better filtering and noise cancellation than the current hardware, which *should* be good news for everyone. Hopefully they'll get be...
by 0ldman
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: two Omni directional anntena
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: two Omni directional anntena

I would try various channel widths. As mentioned above 5Mhz wide channel will have the strongest signal, however I've found that 10MHz seems to be the sweet spot. More resilient to loss of signal, variances you'll likely have while moving about. Every situation is different, so the only way to know ...
by 0ldman
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT Lite5 AC and narrow channel support
Replies: 1
Views: 535

SXT Lite5 AC and narrow channel support

The PDF and product page says the Lite 5 AC supports narrow channels with the new AC chipset, but when I set them in Winbox I get an invalid scan list error.

Any tips?

Manually setting the scan list has no effect on the problem.
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5 AC Lite
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: SXT 5 AC Lite

It can work as a client on both interfaces. I have already tested it somewhat in my old office, connecting to my 2.4GHz AP on my tower as well as my 5GHz AP in my office. It randomly chooses the default routes, otherwise it works fine. One link drops it rolls over to the other. Just not sure how to ...
by 0ldman
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5 AC Lite
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: SXT 5 AC Lite

Yeah, that's actually what I'm looking at. I've got at least three clients (my shop being one of them) within throwing distance of the tower. I didn't realize it was a tiny antenna until after I posted this and looked at the specs. Oddly enough it connects to my main tower near my home from indoors,...
by 0ldman
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5 AC Lite
Replies: 4
Views: 726

SXT 5 AC Lite

Just got a few in, playing with the dual band as a possible redundant connection. Anyone else trying this? How can I set each to use 5GHz as a primary and 2.4GHz as a backup? I configured the same unit twice from blank, each time it chose a different interface/router as default. I'd like to set 5GHz...
by 0ldman
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Which model is suitable to connect 45km p2p link with 30Mb throughput
Replies: 9
Views: 1241

Re: Which model is suitable to connect 45km p2p link with 30Mb throughput

Agreed. I don't see 45km out of a 25dBi antenna. I've got a 29dBi grid with 802.11a that will push around 15Mbps at 38km. Dynadish doesn't have the gain. I'd go with the mANT 30dBi and Netmetal 5 or AC. Don't expect the AC to have much of an advantage and doesn't have the option for narrow channels,...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2407 and 2467
Replies: 0
Views: 431

2407 and 2467

What version was 2407 and 2467 support added in for 10MHz wide channels?

What all devices support those channels?
by 0ldman
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power usages graphing?
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Power usages graphing?

It would be quite beneficial to have the POE watts and/or mA show up in resource graphing on the POE enabled devices. This would be quite useful on towers using solar power.
by 0ldman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35.4 [current] is released!
Replies: 51
Views: 21955

Re: v6.35.4 [current] is released!

There is an issue with GRE links in 6.35.4. Pings went crazy, the IP connection didn't work with the primary IP on the router, I had to use the secondary, bandwidth was unreliable, fast at one moment, slow at another. Downgraded both sides to 6.34.6 and everything is working like a champ, just as it...
by 0ldman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is 800mW vs 1000mW output power big difference? (R11e-5HnD vs R11e-5HPnD)
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Is 800mW vs 1000mW output power big difference? (R11e-5HnD vs R11e-5HPnD)

I've got an Atheros based Compex 802.11n card in my laptop, normal power, like 20dBm max. It is such a huge difference over the Intel card it is ridiculous. A fairly standard Atheros based card will improve it tremendously, no need to go with a high powered car. I used the R52 in my old laptops, but...
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Registration window - HT20-4 vs MCSxx?
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Registration window - HT20-4 vs MCSxx?

Could we get at least the option for the column to show the MCSxx vs HT20-4?
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by 0ldman
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Download changelog?
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Download changelog?

How can we just download the changelog as a text file like we've done in the past?
by 0ldman
Tue May 31, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Find any of the new MT hardware in there.

Could be I'm looking at a page they don't update any more, but the most recent MT info they have on the FCC page I was looking at was something like January of 2016.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/fcc-id-search-page
by 0ldman
Thu May 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433 + R53Hn mimo support
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: RB433 + R53Hn mimo support

Yes, works fine.

Got one in my home as an AP at the moment and one on the tower feeding customers.
by 0ldman
Thu May 19, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Any updates?

The FCC page is horribly out of date. Most of the new MT hardware that is already in my office and some in the air isn't even on the site.

What about the Netmetal 5 ACs? Are they certified for UNII 1 and 3? I can't seem to find that info. Dynadish? QRT 5?
by 0ldman
Fri May 06, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor CCQ with NV2
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Poor CCQ with NV2

CCQ with NV2 seems to be on a 5 second average or something. Not quite real time like 802.11 or nstreme.

I've been tuning links this week, seems that poor CCQ on my NV2 links almost always comes down to local interference.
by 0ldman
Fri May 06, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP AC Poor Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Re: wAP AC Poor Performance

What are your clients?

There was a thread earlier about Intel cards and their design flaws.

I've got a laptop in my shop at the moment with an Intel card problem. They make excellent hardware but fail horribly at drivers.
by 0ldman
Fri May 06, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best way to limit wireless dinamic users to 5M
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Best way to limit wireless dinamic users to 5M

Quick and dirty copy, paste and edit of my PCQ. This should limit each connection to 5M, though each client can still have multiple connections. It is hard to deal with dynamic like that. I haven't had to deal with that yet. You'd still need the Queue tree or simple queues set to use the PCQ type. 5...
by 0ldman
Fri May 06, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII certs for MT hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 424

UNII certs for MT hardware

I've got the hAP AC Lite, I noticed that it is certified for UNII 1 and UNII 3. What about the various Netmetal, Omnitik, Dynadish, QRT, etc? I can't find any info. Originally most of those were UNII 3 only, but I haven't found new info. Seems that routerboard.com says to use local regulations, but ...
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue
Replies: 39
Views: 10624

Re: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue

I was talking to another guy recently about the topic. Seems Mac has a few issues with some wireless routers that they are working on. Works fine with some, not with others.
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How can i update the firmware and portforward without going to the roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: How can i update the firmware and portforward without going to the roof

Just a word of advice from an Internet service provider, *do not, under any circumstances reset, fiddle with or attempt to update equipment if it doesn't belong to you*. We have a zero tolerance for anyone messing with our hardware. I imagine your Internet provider may feel the same way. You may wan...
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2361

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

As I mentioned on the other thread (MT distance), panels seem to work best when the shot is less than ideal, shooting through trees, fresnel obstructions, etc. Dishes are more focused, better front to back ratios, etc. Each serves a purpose. In my experience, I prefer panels on clients and dishes in...
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43079

Re: Wireless product max distance

Re: QRT vs Dynadish, in my experience, a dish works best with a clean shot, panels work best when shooting through obstructions.

The QRT will likely outperform the DD as a CPE. On a tower the DD will be a cheaper solution.

I do wish the DD had better shielding. The dish is plastic, correct?
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: poor performante Multiptp , excelent singe ptp, why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: poor performante Multiptp , excelent singe ptp, why?

What channels?
Shielding?
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L7 and youtube
Replies: 17
Views: 22222

Re: L7 and youtube

That is exactly as it is set in my L7 protocol. Create a new protocol, name it Youtube, paste that into the box. At one time MT had a list of L7 protocols set as a script of sorts to add to ROS. I think that is where I got mine. I'm not sure if I can post that here. It is very, very long. See if thi...
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N
Replies: 22
Views: 6342

Re: What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N

I've noticed issues of WDS enabled on ptmp, but not really on ptp.

That being said, WDS is only suppose to halve your bandwidth on a repeater, not a bridge.

I use WDS on my AP to serve a public IP to customers that need it, so they're bridged rather than NAT. I only have one or two per tower.
by 0ldman
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT Lite5 ac in NV2 losing pings
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: SXT Lite5 ac in NV2 losing pings

To be honest I assumed it was noise on my end as another WISP is directly in line with this shot. It may not be noise at all. I'm running Nstreme at the moment with no issues. I didn't notice issues on NV2 until after I upgraded from 6.20 to 6.27, though I wasn't paying particularly close attention....
by 0ldman
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 or nstream - better for video ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Nv2 or nstream - better for video ?

I generally get better bandwidth with NV2, but I'd get the occasional dropped packet.
TCP just retransmits, UDP is just gone.
6.20 I didn't have that problem, 6.27 does and I'm a bit hesitant to upgrade this particular link at the moment.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT Lite5 ac in NV2 losing pings
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: SXT Lite5 ac in NV2 losing pings

Not running AC, but I've noticed dropped packets in NV2 if the area is noisy. Doesn't seem to effect TCP, but it does cause problems with UDP traffic. You can change channels, tune the distance and TDMA timing settings a bit and improve it. Trial and error is really all I can recommend. Each link I'...
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142582

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

A manual download link would be appreciated.

For whatever reason I was having trouble getting the alpha to download on my phone.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue
Replies: 39
Views: 10624

Re: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue

The old Intel bug was Windows only. Linux worked fine.

If you can try Linux on it, that would likely help narrow down the issue between hardware and software.

Not sure if the AC card will be supported by a live CD though, so it might take a bit more commitment than burning a CD.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any OmniTik ac Version On Horizon?
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Any OmniTik ac Version On Horizon?

Definitely looking for an AC Omnitik.

Works great on small AP. Also, being in a rural area 5GHz usefulness is very limited, so going sectorized for 10 customers gets a tad expensive, as does building a modular unit.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue
Replies: 39
Views: 10624

Re: hAP ac 802.11ac mode compatibility issue

Intel WIFI cards are very popular, though not terribly reliable.

I have several here. After a tx power bug persisted through three hardware revisions I quit running Intel wireless cards.
by 0ldman
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS or not WDS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: WDS or not WDS?

WDS doesn't cause any inherent loss in speed on it's own. WDS repeater halves the bandwidth because the radio has to listen and then retransmit the same data. WDS is great in certain instances and quite terrible in others. What do you want to use it for? If you are planning on a transparent bridge, ...
by 0ldman
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Just checking in.

We're about to cycle out some old equipment.

It would be nice to hear from Mikrotik just some little "Still waiting on FCC for UNII 1 and 3, 2 is on hold" or something.
by 0ldman
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal 9HPn
Replies: 22
Views: 7332

Re: Metal 9HPn

I don't know why Normis says it isn't then.

I'd have been buying them for quite some time now if I knew it wasn't a complete platform change.
by 0ldman
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac gear - 10MHz? Spectral scan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: 802.11ac gear - 10MHz? Spectral scan?

Yeah, I've noticed that.

Still poking the bear though. We need backwards compatibility.
by 0ldman
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac gear - 10MHz? Spectral scan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: 802.11ac gear - 10MHz? Spectral scan?

Any updates on this?

I'm repairing a tower as soon as weather permits. I'll go MT 802.11ac if I can use 10MHz channel.
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+

I was using the default package.

I've had mixed results with anything past 6.29. Has me more than a little gun shy.

I'd really appreciated some feedback from MT on the subject.
by 0ldman
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+

The first one was an RB750UP, completely non-responsive. The second was an RB433AH, lost access by wireless and ethernet. I could log in through RS232. After downgrading I reset using an RS232 and restored settings via script, everything works fine. Looks like a service is hanging on boot. Wish I ha...
by 0ldman
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Bricked units after downgrading from 6.29+

I've been testing 6.29 through 6.33.x, had a few snags. Without fail if I downgrade the system to 6.20 through 6.27 (which I've had good luck with) the system hangs. Any tips guys? I've had to netinstall two devices due to this. So far it looks like my office AP (test monkey) is going to be restored...
by 0ldman
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 10MHz channel width on AC chips
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: 10MHz channel width on AC chips

The lack of narrow channels is preventing me from trying AC hardware.

If it is work in progress I'll grab some to test until it is available.
by 0ldman
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: FLR9G30 and XC900M
Replies: 15
Views: 3173

Re: FLR9G30 and XC900M

A later update... The FLR9G30 is still in the air. Most of my customers have the same card now. NV2 stability wasn't as it appeared. The radios would remain associated, however the customer would lose Internet access. 5.26 was better, but NV2 was still unstable on this particular AP. 6.20 works well...
by 0ldman
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal 9HPn
Replies: 22
Views: 7332

Re: Metal 9HPn

I just stumbled across this old post...

B0g4r7, any further details?
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.30.2 bugfix release
Replies: 148
Views: 37917

Re: v6.30.2 bugfix release

I upgraded another test device, RB433AH, to 6.30.2. I figured I'd see what it does. Android could not connect to 2.4GHz, worked okay with 5GHz. Laptop had random disconnects. I downgraded to 6.20, bricked it. Netinstall wouldn't bring it back up, formatted NAND, netinstalled again, restored settings...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE Wireless Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: CPE Wireless Settings

I was playing with a unit yesterday that did.

v6.20, RB912G-5HnD, AP was RB433AH with R52n.

I set the CPE to 20/40 above, below, etc, and it connected with 300Mbps rate.

Could have been a fluke.
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

I just know the rumors of brand U equipment is that their new 25dBi dish requires -11dBm tx power to pass the OOBE standards. I'm still blaming the FCC. Wheeler come in from working with/for cable companies and it looks like he is not friendly towards WISPs. edit: Just to be clear I'm not trying to ...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?

Which version added 10MHz support for the R11e-2HnD?

I'm having some odd connection issues with non-MT clients. I'd like to try another version to see if that makes any difference.
by 0ldman
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Thank you.

I am very pleased to hear that MT is addressing the FCC problem and I apologize for the work our government has thrown upon you to continue selling your equipment in our country.

We didn't elect *anyone* working at the FCC. Looks like the wrong people got the job to be honest.
by 0ldman
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?

Upgraded from 6.20 to 6.27 and 10MHz channel is now working.
by 0ldman
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

R11e 2HnD 10MHz channel?

Does the R11e 2Hnd not support narrow channels?
by 0ldman
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: My Iphone can't get a TX rate better 65Mbps on hAP routers.
Replies: 26
Views: 4101

Re: My Iphone can't get a TX rate better 65Mbps on hAP routers.

The signal should be between -50 and -70 for decent speeds.

Any hotter than that and you'll have issues.
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 32295

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

I've done both. Both have merit, but for techies the different SSID is preferred.
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.29 released
Replies: 193
Views: 49373

Re: v6.29 released

Installed 6.29.1 on my RB750UP that runs my office. Watchdog timer reboot the router every 5 minutes. Downgraded back to 6.20 and bricked the router. Trying to recover now. Edit: Now that I'm not in a pinch, RB750UP, 6.20, NTP and DNS, couple of GRE links, tried 6.29.1, seemed okay, enabled Fasttrac...
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Groove A2Hn loss of Rx signal
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Groove A2Hn loss of Rx signal

I've had trouble with the Groove 5Hn, 2Hn and 52Hn. 5 and 2 both had early RF failures, the 52Hn seems to have Ethernet problems. I hate to say it, but I'm probably not buying any more. I've got Crossroads boards still in service from 2008. I've only got a single Groove that has been in service with...
by 0ldman
Thu May 28, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tuning NV2
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Tuning NV2

I'm having a few odd issues with 900MHz, Xagyl 900MHz card, 10MHz, nstreme or nv2.. Happens from time to time. One thing that I've seen in testing is that I get much better throughput using nstreme over nv2. I figured I'm working around the noisy 900MHz band and nstreme is probably transmitting in b...
by 0ldman
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 99766

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

I figured it out. DDoS attack was spoofing MAC addresses in the network causing the equipment to falsely detect a loop.
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Transparently Bridge networks using EOIP or MPLS / VPLS
Replies: 19
Views: 4432

Re: Transparently Bridge networks using EOIP or MPLS / VPLS

Did you ever find a solution? I was running 6.20, out of memory error, upgrade to 6.27 kept happening. This started completely random. Nothing had been changed for days, same basic config had been running for years, then all of the sudden out of memory errors and messages about network loops that ca...
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 99766

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

I've got the same network loop error. There is no loop. The network has been in operation in this config for nearly 4 years, then 2PM this afternoon it just stopped.
by 0ldman
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: L7 and youtube
Replies: 17
Views: 22222

L7 and youtube

I've got a Youtube layer 7 regxp of get /videoplayback[\x09-\x0d -~]* http/[01]\.[019] Works fine, grabs Youtube and I set it to 3Mbps limit, but higher priority than generic downloads. I'm trying to guarantee the quality of streaming. The problem I'm having is that this L7 code grabs speed tests as...
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 911G-5HPacD problem with high pps traffic
Replies: 18
Views: 2496

Re: 911G-5HPacD problem with high pps traffic

Unless something has changed, CCQ doesn't quite work the same on NV2 as it does on 802.11 and Nstreme. CCQ on NV2 seems to be an average, not a real time display.

I'll change an AP, see CCQ in the single digits and still get full bandwidth. I'll check it later and CCQ is 90+ %.
by 0ldman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees

That should work fine.

I've done much worse with XR9 and 13dBi yagi antennas.

edit: it does depend on your noise floor though.

Here, 900MHz is useless in the city limits. Works fairly well in rural areas though.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 ptmp- best MCS and rates
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: NV2 ptmp- best MCS and rates

Honestly, most of that is going to depend on your specific situation. Best rates would be MCS 15 on everything, though that might not be possible. NV2 timings can be adjusted to mitigate interference, though in my experience it is still susceptible to interference. That is also specific to the the n...
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor CCQ with NV2
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Poor CCQ with NV2

It seems the NV2 CCQ is based on an average rather than a real time reading like Nstreme or 802.11.

I've noticed the same, but when I check back in an hour the link has 90%+ CCQ.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Good to know.

I was under the understanding with info from UBNT that UNII 1 certs required UNII 2 certs.
by 0ldman
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

I understand how difficult it is and I'm involved in getting our government to review the requirements set in place by a handful of unelected officials. The catch with UNII 1 is that in order to be UNII 1 certified, UNII 2 certification is apparently a requirement. UNII 1 has much more lax rules, ho...
by 0ldman
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Bump

Unfortunately I'm having to install UBNT hardware to access the 5GHz band at this time.

If I had at least an update that MT has applied for DFS approval in the US I'd much rather go with their equipment. It is much more robust.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: disfunctional WISP - Lets fix it :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: disfunctional WISP - Lets fix it :-)

My advice is to start out small. If the system is sharing 2Mbps now (barely), start off with 10-20Mbps rather than 50. One of my customers is a fellow WISP and he has just under 100 folks on, same lack of QoS, everyone just gets on and wish you the best of luck. He gets 25Mbps from me, averages abou...
by 0ldman
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Re: RF Element's "Symmetrical Antennas"

Where is the benefit of this over a standard panel antenna as a sector?

Maybe this will surprise me, but I don't see the gap in the market this is suppose to fill.
by 0ldman
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: "2Ghz-Only-G" vs "2Ghz-B/G/N" in loaded environments
Replies: 1
Views: 2983

Re: "2Ghz-Only-G" vs "2Ghz-B/G/N" in loaded environments

I find the same issues on towers in noisy areas, RB911 and RB711.

802.11n won't even connect at higher rates most of the time.
by 0ldman
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't connect to Mikrotik PPTP Server
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Re: Can't connect to Mikrotik PPTP Server

I've got the same problem in 6.20.

Did you ever figure it out?

I just got a request for MT as a VPN, trying to get it going and I find that the documentation on RouterOS is severely lacking as far as VPN config goes.
by 0ldman
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: I'm impressed.
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

I'm impressed.

We had a tower taken out by a storm. When we replaced it I finally upgraded to 802.11n and went with a DP omni rather than sectors. RB711 UA2HnD + ARC 13dBi DP Omni I'm fine tuning the network, made some adjustments on a tower 12 miles away, one customer didn't come back up. I started checking my ot...
by 0ldman
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik 433AH Max concurrent users can handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Mikrotik 433AH Max concurrent users can handle?

I can't see it working with any reliability. For those numbers you'll need sectors, separate radios, shielding on everything and plenty of open spectrum. You're listing 802.11g cards, correct? Max throughput on a 20MHz channel is around 23Mbps in near perfect conditions. For 500 customers at 256k yo...
by 0ldman
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High number of packet/sec highly affects whole sector
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Re: High number of packet/sec highly affects whole sector

I've got a Queue tree set up with multiple 5 different levels, SIP, normal download, gaming, low priority download and P2P. I have a few different PCQ set up, download, download rest, upload, upload rest and P2P. The two primary have a limit of like 500 connections per IP, depending on whether a mai...
by 0ldman
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Change channel width script doesn't work in v6
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: Change channel width script doesn't work in v6

Got it.

Winbox and API were no longer available in policy. Removed them and it works.
by 0ldman
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Change channel width script doesn't work in v6
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Change channel width script doesn't work in v6

This script goes through the channel widths if it loses connection until it reconnects. Works pretty well on v5, though it isn't perfect. On v6 I cannot even add the script. I get an error, "input does not match any value of policy". I'm not much good in scripting, so any help would be appreciated. ...
by 0ldman
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Programming RB 912 with Sector Antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Programming RB 912 with Sector Antenna

You've got the speeds locked between 18 and 36mbps. You've almost maxed out what you can run on 802.11a anyway. You need dual polarity or at least 802.11n modulations enabled.
by 0ldman
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Silence speaks volumes.
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: The right choice in P2P polarization
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: The right choice in P2P polarization

As I understand it as long as one chain is V and the other is H it really doesn't matter which is which.
by 0ldman
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Going to start WISP,, Need Hardware Setup Details.
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

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

I'd start out on the cheap side and smaller, RB2011 as the main router, a few sectors maybe, but I actually started out with omni antennas and sectorized as needed. The difference between going all out and making it work can make or break a business. Some places demand is huge, you'll go mad upgradi...
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Throughput Speedtest RB911G-5HPnD-QRT
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

Re: Throughput Speedtest RB911G-5HPnD-QRT

What is your connection speed?

Second, do the bandwidth test with Torch running. I watch them from time to time. When I get good results, often my actual speeds are low. I've watched the actual download speed hit 10Mbps+ and had the test results show 3Mbps or less.
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Re: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.

I didn't catch that.

Still impressive.
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Channel overlap 802.11ac
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Re: Channel overlap 802.11ac

As Ste says, it is suppose to be a feature of 802.11ac.

It is related to the backwards compatibility as well. Depending on load and client capability it *should* be able to dynamically go between 20MHz to 160MHz wide channels.

The question is really does it work in practice as well as theory.
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Re: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.

Very nice.

All of the sudden my 25 mile (38k) link isn't that impressive. lol

Good work.
by 0ldman
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: FLR9G30 and XC900M
Replies: 15
Views: 3173

Re: FLR9G30 and XC900M

Just a follow up on this really old post... Still running FLR9G30 in my AP, XC900M and a few XR9 as clients. Running 5.26, Nstreme runs best on 10MHz channel, I've seen as high as 8mbps. Nv2 is much more stable, *everyone* stays online, but I've only seen as high as 5mbps. I'm still looking for info...
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R2SHPn 32dbm? [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: R2SHPn 32dbm? [solved]

What is the client radio?

At that power level and distance it isn't unheard of for a laptop to work.

Anything with a better antenna than a laptop should be guaranteed at 1.5km.
by 0ldman
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9447

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

Kinda looks that way. With the difficultly our FCC is giving everyone I wonder if Mikrotik is even going to try to get DFS certified. I'm hoping for the minimum of at least having the 5.1-5.2GHz and 5.7-5.8GHz bands, but I'm not too confident we will. Mikrotik has not replied to any questions so far...
by 0ldman
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 9hpn momentary disconnects
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: 9hpn momentary disconnects

In my experience a -78 is hard to keep stable at 900MHz. You'll need a -75 to keep it reliable. It is probably misreading the noise floor. Just general experience with a handful of 900MHz products. I haven't gotten the 9hpn yet. I need time and money to play with it. Thunderstorms have made sure I h...
by 0ldman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: one wifi client with low signal causing network slow
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

Re: one wifi client with low signal causing network slow

You can create a couple of rules in your access list, one that allows that connection at a certain signal range and one to disconnect them should the signal get worse than say -85dB.
by 0ldman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Latency Issue Unresolved
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Latency Issue Unresolved

Sounds like QoS is needed.
by 0ldman
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46431

Re: v6.16/v6.17

I had an AP fail that I replaced with my RB433 test unit running 6.17. I connected it, restored the backup of the AP, didn't quite behave as intended so I downgraded to 5.26. Most of the packages failed to load during the downgrade, all that loaded was wireless, security and system, but the stranges...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connect 2.4Ghz Grid Antenna to 5Ghz RB433
Replies: 20
Views: 3242

Re: Connect 2.4Ghz Grid Antenna to 5Ghz RB433

I've got a lot of dual band cards on single band antennas. The only thing I've been able to do with them is scan to see what the rx strength is from my other devices on the tower. In my experience they won't even connect. If you really have to make use of antennas that you have rather than antennas ...
by 0ldman
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-fp "Ce, Ceee, eC, eCee, eeCe, and eeeC"
Replies: 11
Views: 64745

Re: Wireless-fp "Ce, Ceee, eC, eCee, eeCe, and eeeC"

That makes sense. The AP rolls back to 20MHz for compatibility, right?
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal 9HPn
Replies: 22
Views: 7332

Re: Metal 9HPn

Anyone got their hands on one yet? If they have decent filtering on them, I may start pushing 900MHz in other locations. I've got a Xagyl 900MHz right now, much better than the XR9, but it still has it's issues. edit: I guess that could just be asked here of Mikrotik. How is the out of band filterin...
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS setup between MK and Tomato Router
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: WDS setup between MK and Tomato Router

What hardware are you running Tomato and DD-WRT on?

Your usual Linksys with Broadcom chips won't connect reliably over WDS to Atheros hardware. Sometimes it works, but it is a bit odd.
by 0ldman
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.14 released
Replies: 115
Views: 24401

Re: v6.14 released

Well, nice. But I'd rather wait a bit longer with updating my network to 6.14... I was just in the process of updating my network to 6.13, that seems to be pretty stable. I have some 85% done. But now with the new 6.14 I can't use the winbox /sys packages 'check For Updates' Download & Upgrade sequ...
by 0ldman
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 vs Nstream vs 802.11
Replies: 6
Views: 7030

Re: NV2 vs Nstream vs 802.11

on x86 i suggest to use 5.26 -> we had lan gigabit port flapping and freezing with newer firmware You suggest this on YOUR machine, because you probably have not fully supported chipset on the board. I suggest 6.7 on x86 machine. In my three x86 device I not have any prolem about port flaping or fr...
by 0ldman
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 vs Nstream vs 802.11
Replies: 6
Views: 7030

Re: NV2 vs Nstream vs 802.11

Nv2 works great for me in point to point links, but I haven't had as good luck in point to multipoint. Nv2 @ 900MHz stabilizes the latency, but drops my bandwidth @ 10MHz from 5-7Mbps to 2-3Mbps regardless of nv2 timing. Too much noise here for TDMA apparently. Nstreme works fine. 802.11 works decen...
by 0ldman
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3 AP RB912UAG which mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: 3 AP RB912UAG which mode?

Roaming is more a function of the client than the AP. In my experience static IP vs DHCP is the ultimate dealbreaker for seamless roaming. When using DHCP my laptop takes 1-3 seconds to reconnect and pull an IP. When set with a static IP my laptop switched from one AP to another while walking down t...
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems
Replies: 48
Views: 37811

Re: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems

Kreacher, thanks for the karma and thanks for the info about the SD card. I'll try that.
by 0ldman
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems
Replies: 48
Views: 37811

Re: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems

Same problem here.

Mikrotik parts, 100%. The link works with an RB2011 with the same model MT SFP, though I had to force 1GB FD to get it to link.

So far I am not impressed with the CCR.
by 0ldman
Wed May 21, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is this 168 KM Wirelesse Link Possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 3153

Re: Is this 168 KM Wirelesse Link Possible?

You are the guy talking single polarity. I'm pretty sure Inox is talking about a 34dBi dual polarity dish. This link is possible, theoretically, though I'm glad it isn't my responsibility. Sounds like it would be fun to try, but I'd hate for my job to rely on it. Fascinating... Following your teachi...
by 0ldman
Mon May 05, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High latency with R52N AP and Nanostation Clients
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: High latency with R52N AP and Nanostation Clients

This might not last, but I'd better post it before I forget. I had a couple of clients I was preparing to upgrade/swap out equipment on. Signal hasn't changed, but they've lost connectivity. I disabled Adaptive Noise Immunity and their signal actually got worse, but they went from dropping packets l...
by 0ldman
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High latency with R52N AP and Nanostation Clients
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: High latency with R52N AP and Nanostation Clients

Same problem here with v5.25 AP and 5.5.4 Nanobridge client. The exact same config works fine @ 5GHz. Worse connections using MT hardware work great. UBNT and MT don't work well together any more. edit: AirOS 5.3.5 seems to work fine in the same situation, if that is an option for you. My Nanobridge...
by 0ldman
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik R52n_m radios go silent after a period of time.
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Mikrotik R52n_m radios go silent after a period of time.

What power supply are you using?
by 0ldman
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to deal with interference?
Replies: 35
Views: 7685

Re: How to deal with interference?

No argument, but once the cards are there, you can swap the AP to get it working or you can drop the TX power. I have 3 R52H in a 433 since I started in 2008. The self interference issue has been better or worse depending on the version of RouterOS, but since I had several pieces of hardware in the ...
by 0ldman
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to deal with interference?
Replies: 35
Views: 7685

Re: How to deal with interference?

With multiple cards in one board keep your tx power at 20 or below. Helps tremendously.
by 0ldman
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Newbie Metal 5SHPn question concerning 4.9ghz
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

Re: Newbie Metal 5SHPn question concerning 4.9ghz

Did you change the scan list to match?
by 0ldman
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: US FCC to Relax Rules in the 5 GHz UNII-1 Band
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

Re: US FCC to Relax Rules in the 5 GHz UNII-1 Band

Just a little bit I read says that MT has been operating in the ISM portion of the 5GHz band, not UNII certified.

The ISM hardware will no longer be allowed to be manufactured in the US after a year (I think that's right) and no longer imported after 2 years.
by 0ldman
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When 802.11ac radio @ mikrotik ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4090

Re: When 802.11ac radio @ mikrotik ?

Definitely good to hear.

I'm getting ready to upgrade my main backhaul. 802.11ac would be a nice bit to drop in there.
by 0ldman
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 59928

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

I've found that MT clients may drop more often than UBNT clients, but often the customer may be on the Internet and never even notice it. On the UBNT forum the general consensus is anything worse than -73dB is a lost cause, and using the Nanobridge M2 they may be correct. Using an SXT or a custom bu...
by 0ldman
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: March newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 870

March newsletter

What is the device at the bottom right of the last page of the March newsletter with 3 RP-SMA connectors?
by 0ldman
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Winbox not showing Frequeny offset menu item
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Winbox not showing Frequeny offset menu item

I'm running 5.25 on most of my hardware and don't see the option in winbox.
by 0ldman
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Winbox not showing Frequeny offset menu item
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Winbox not showing Frequeny offset menu item

Open a terminal

interface wireless set wlan1 frequency-offset=xxx
by 0ldman
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Case: 500-2000 wireless clients within 50x70 meters
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Case: 500-2000 wireless clients within 50x70 meters

I've got several MT units out there doing straight 802.11 without issue. Nothing with this type of client density though. This will be problematic for a multitude of reasons. Proper QoS is a must, and still might be futile. A handful of clients that don't have rts/cts enabled would be problematic to...
by 0ldman
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac
Replies: 51
Views: 29277

Re: 802.11ac

I haven't confirmed this yet, but rumor has it that Ubiquiti has cleaned up their signal quite a bit with software only. Going from 5.3.5 to 5.5.4 made the off channel drop off steeper, co-location easier and channel overlap cleaner, less of an issue. I haven't checked MT's stuff since updating to 5...
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac
Replies: 51
Views: 29277

Re: 802.11ac

0ldman, I'm not really arguing, but what specifically are you thinking will be liabilities? Are you speaking of other device interference, or other wisps that are irresponsible with spectrum? ac's 8X8 MIMO capabilities is like 3/4 of beamforming. It doesn't steer the beam by timing tx on multiple e...
by 0ldman
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SiSo in Cell MiMo
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: SiSo in Cell MiMo

When the Groove is active on a MIMO AP it will take approximately twice the time to send the same amount of data as a MIMO client.

I've got some out there, I'd rather that all be MIMO, but existing equipment can't always be changed just because of my preference.
by 0ldman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connect two Mikrotiks via cable to provide WDS
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Connect two Mikrotiks via cable to provide WDS

Nothing to it.

Don't use WDS, set the APs to different channels with the same SSID and you should have no problems.

If you only have one wireless device you can use the same channel without issue.
by 0ldman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: router was rebooted whitout proper shutdown by watchdog
Replies: 23
Views: 16927

Re: router was rebooted whitout proper shutdown by watchdog

I had an issue similar to this that I never sorted out. RB433 running 4.17 randomly froze, I'd go out, reboot, it worked fine for a week, upgraded to 5.25, ran for weeks, then a week, then it did it daily. I've swapped out the board and the problem has essentially gone away. I'm using the 433 as an ...
by 0ldman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Groove 52HPn deaf at 5 MHz bandwidth on 5 GHz bands
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Groove 52HPn deaf at 5 MHz bandwidth on 5 GHz bands

I had similar issues. I think my 52Hn's came with 5.24, upgraded to 5.25 and half and quarter channels now work.
by 0ldman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 released!
Replies: 185
Views: 69219

Re: 6.5 released!

In registration, tx/rx bytes doesn't show properly. In my office AP, I've been backing up data to DVDR today and it only shows my laptop as having used just under 1GB of data when I've used more like 12GB. ROS 6.5. edit: the counter starts over at some point. It went to 1.2GB while I posted this, no...
by 0ldman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mikrotik not wds dd-wrt openwrt and gargoyle :(
Replies: 2
Views: 2759

Re: mikrotik not wds dd-wrt openwrt and gargoyle :(

I've got some MT equipment using WDS to connect UBNT clients.

I can't speak for the other software, but MT isn't incompatible with all other WDS systems.
by 0ldman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal2SHPn on the tower problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Metal2SHPn on the tower problem

That is also too far for passive PoE. 100ft (approx 30m) is about the max for passive.
Mind clarifying that a bit?
by 0ldman
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New R52Hn is unusable!
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: New R52Hn is unusable!

Get it warrantied.

It happens from time to time. I've had a couple of dead ones and far more that have been in the air a few years now.

I'd have more in service, but they don't survive lightning strikes, but then what does?
by 0ldman
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.4 released
Replies: 170
Views: 60738

Re: v6.4 released

I just upgraded an RB433 w/5.25/3.07FW to 6.4 and it reset to defaults.

Luckily it was my office AP so it is an inconvenience rather than a tower climb or minimum of a service call.
by 0ldman
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bad signal level but good SNR....
Replies: 13
Views: 4342

Re: Bad signal level but good SNR....

I've had the exact opposite experience. I've got several APs on the ground and a couple of hotels running MT. The only issues I've had were power and bad capacitors. On the original topic, high tx power is wasted when using laptops for clients. I'll run a R52H at default transmit power so the client...
by 0ldman
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB912UAG-2HPnD transmit power
Replies: 1
Views: 677

RB912UAG-2HPnD transmit power

I'm having an issue with self interference on a new AP, started adjusting the tx power of the RB912UAG-2HPnD down from 27dB to 20dB. So far no tx power setting change has had an effect on it. I've got a couple of customers set up temporarily with -85 signal, dropping 7dB on my tx power should drop t...
by 0ldman
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CCQ>100%....????
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: CCQ>100%....????

Dual chain?

If the radio dropped to a single chain speed while physically connected in dual chain mode then you'd have redundancy, thus 101%.

This doesn't happen on any A/B/G hardware and I haven't seen it on any single chain 802.11n hardware yet.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: As we would like to evolve the wireless
Replies: 57
Views: 16186

Re: As we would like to evolve the wireless

Maybe "channel-width=Any" I could use this on my 900Mhz cpe. / /system script add name=ChangeBand policy=ftp,reboot,read,write,policy,test,winbox,password,sniff,sensitive,api source=":local delais 40s\r\ \n:local liste 5mhz,10mhz,20mhz;\r\ \n \r\ \n:foreach band in=\$liste do={\r\ \n:if (![/interfa...
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: miniPCIe 2.4ghz MIMO card for RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: miniPCIe 2.4ghz MIMO card for RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT

the Mikrotik RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT access point you are talking about is just for 5.8 ghz frequency


see http://routerboard.com/RB912UAG-5HPnD
It has a mini PCIe slot for an add in card.

I am still looking for a good source myself.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor throughput with rb912 PtP
Replies: 20
Views: 5472

Re: Poor throughput with rb912 PtP

DBII F50N Pro.

28dB output, though only 20 @ higher data rates.
by 0ldman
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Check installation error.
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Check installation error.

I tried reinstalling 5.25, no change.

I downgraded to 5.24, corrected the problem, had a power issue when going back to 5.25 and bricked the board.

I've got a replacement board, I'll try a netinstall next week when my climber gets back.
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.4 released
Replies: 170
Views: 60738

Re: v6.4 released

This proves that the Mikrotik does not test before they release a new version. Mikrotik leaves that job for us. +1. I am a relatively new MikroTik user, and after several updates breaking things I am now weary of new upgrades. What also concerns me is how many of the bugs seem to be regressions... ...
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: One 2.4GHz and one 5GHz antenna on the same mast?
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: One 2.4GHz and one 5GHz antenna on the same mast?

I've got a 26dBi 5GHz grid almost touching a 24dBi 2.4GHz grid pointing to the same backhaul 25 miles away without issue.

5GHz is my feed, 2.4GHz is just in case I screw something up I can log in and fix it without driving 45 minutes.
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011UAS (v.6.4 - rb3.08) & CRC ERROR
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: RB2011UAS (v.6.4 - rb3.08) & CRC ERROR

I don't know if this is the same issue I've run into, but I have regularly had CRC errors when connecting anything running RouterOS to any Cisco equipment. After playing with the duplexing I managed to get reliable speeds out of it, most of the time. I have no problems with any other devices, only C...
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Check installation error.
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Check installation error.

Anyone ever gotten this error from check-installation?

ERROR: bad CRC for nova/bin/vm

I've submitted supout.rif to MT support, just checking with the forum to see if anyone has run into this and how to correct it.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Upgraded backhaul, now runs slower
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Upgraded backhaul, now runs slower

I played with NV2 and got everything running quite smoothly. I changed the TDMA period size to 10ms for my backhauls and it works quite nicely, 98-99% CCQ constantly, almost never drops below 98%, even after I lowered the TX power an additional 4dBm on each PTP shot.

I'm impressed.
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Upgraded backhaul, now runs slower
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Upgraded backhaul, now runs slower

I've been upgrading the entire plant to 5.25 since it seems to work better for nearly everything. I upgraded my first AP, RB600, from 3.30 to 5.25. I have a 2.4GHz AP, 900MHz AP, 5805MHz AP and 5825MHz backhaul all on this unit. I know it is over packed, I've adjusted the channel spacing and tx powe...
by 0ldman
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: new shipment of RB911 is not able to use 10MHZ channels
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: new shipment of RB911 is not able to use 10MHZ channels

I noticed this with the Groove A 52. I think it had 5.23 or 5.24 as shipped, upgraded to 5.25 and 5MHz and 10MHz channels worked fine.
by 0ldman
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: As we would like to evolve the wireless
Replies: 57
Views: 16186

Re: As we would like to evolve the wireless

All good ideas. I haven't tried it yet, but I was thinking about using WDS to sync as a work around. Exactly, what you mean by wds sync? Take two APs, set WDS on a virtual AP running under it that isn't attached to a bridge. Have the two VAPs connect to each other over WDS. WDS is keeping the two i...
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microtik 2SHPn + 15 dbi Omni
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Microtik 2SHPn + 15 dbi Omni

Another thing to keep it mind is local interference. I have an idea of what channel I'll use on an AP, but once I get on site I have to tune each one to the location. You can use the spectral scan to see the local noise or easier and almost as effective is to log into the AP and do a scan or snoop f...
by 0ldman
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: As we would like to evolve the wireless
Replies: 57
Views: 16186

Re: As we would like to evolve the wireless

All good ideas.

I haven't tried it yet, but I was thinking about using WDS to sync as a work around.
by 0ldman
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: P-t-P advice - RB912 - HDDA5W-32DP
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: P-t-P advice - RB912 - HDDA5W-32DP

So do we, but a $300, 32dBi dish?

Jirous has a few options, much smaller dish, radome included, still high gain.
by 0ldman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: P-t-P advice - RB912 - HDDA5W-32DP
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: P-t-P advice - RB912 - HDDA5W-32DP

Agreed. The link would work fine with a lower gain antenna.

The only way I'd use something that strong for a link that short would be in a horribly noisy area, and I'd still turn the TX down quite a bit. Ideal signal is in the -50s to -60s, I've got plenty of 54Mb links @ -75.
by 0ldman
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless issues with RB433GL and 3 wireless cards
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

Re: Wireless issues with RB433GL and 3 wireless cards

If you do a scan from one card, what is the rx signal strength from the other cards?
by 0ldman
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik News August 2013 (Issue #50)
Replies: 17
Views: 12768

Re: MikroTik News August 2013 (Issue #50)

Still no news on 2.4Ghz units. pffff..... Is MT considering 2,4Ghz outdoor is a lost market? A RBSXTG-5HPnD-SAr2 90 degrees sector. Hmm, nice. But why not a shielded ('metal') version. Building an AP with four of these tiny sectors on a mast/pole means 4 times possible interference because its all ...
by 0ldman
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When will we have 802.11ac Support?
Replies: 33
Views: 10013

Re: When will we have 802.11ac Support?

I just ordered a new backhaul, almost flipped when I tripped over a mini PCIe 802.11AC 3/3 Atheros card.

I almost ordered it...
by 0ldman
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is MIMO useful for a Wisp PtMP scenario?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Is MIMO useful for a Wisp PtMP scenario?

What antenna is at the client side now?

I've got a Jirous 14dBi dual polarity 2.4GHz client running an RB711 2HnD at 2.7 miles with a single polarity AP and pecan trees eating my fresnel zone.
by 0ldman
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Info = Solar, Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Info = Solar, Equipment

24v would probably be better for the equipment, low voltage would still be within its operating limits, but plenty of people use 12v on here without issue. The antennas will interfere with each other back to back, you want as much vertical separation as you can afford to use without causing problems...
by 0ldman
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna Recommendation for Access point
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Antenna Recommendation for Access point

The RB911 HnDA is the replacement. I think they dropped the 711 version.

I wouldn't go with dual cards in a dual polarity system. The self interference will be a problem. Dual chain works fine with single chain clients.
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Has 6.1 replaced 3.30 as the best for weak signal?
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Has 6.1 replaced 3.30 as the best for weak signal?

I'm looking for opinions, has 6.1 replaced 3.30 as the best for weak signal? I've got several links that will connect at 24 to 36mb and 80%+ CCQ with 3.30, upgrade to 4.17 or 5.23 and they would shuffle around 5.5 to 11mb, never would get up to the higher rates. Eventually I'd have to either upgrade...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Info = Solar, Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Info = Solar, Equipment

I'd go with completely separate parts for the mid tower. Two RB911 5HnD, each in their own case, shielded, and as far apart from each other as feasible for the link. You could still run a single cable up the tower into a decent case with an RB750UP inside, then split from there to each AP. I've had ...
by 0ldman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna Recommendation for Access point
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Antenna Recommendation for Access point

DBII F50N Pro or RB711 5HnDA (routerboard, card all in one).
by 0ldman
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAM radio interference from RB-s
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: HAM radio interference from RB-s

I've got one customer that is a HAM that has issues, might be at 28MHz.

I'll ask again for clarification.

I haven't had much luck, but different voltage POE introduce different interference, always on the same band though.
by 0ldman
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB912G 5HPnD - Awesome power, more CPU for better throughput
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: RB912G 5HPnD - Awesome power, more CPU for better throug

I'm not sure if the firewall works without connection tracking, but I'm fairly certain that mangle does not, neither does masquerade (NAT).
by 0ldman
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Possible to mix antenna gain on the same MIMO radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Possible to mix antenna gain on the same MIMO radio?

I've done similar, a 12dBi antenna on top of the AP, a 9dBi below. The 12dBi hits the distance, the 9dBi prevents blind spots below the tower. It works very well for phones and laptops. I get reasonable range from the AP as well with single polarity clients. Dual polarity clients don't show much, if...