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by 0ldman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: InterCell
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

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: 188

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: 228

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: 5032

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: 5032

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: 4173

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: 19339

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: 42417

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: 42417

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: 42417

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: 42417

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: 767

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: 767

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: 11342

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: 577

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: 5382

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: 82816

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: 1705

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: 82816

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: 82816

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: 4
Views: 804

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: 215

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: 331

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: 504

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: 26433

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: 572

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: 289

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: 1187

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: 541

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: 1985

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: 372

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: 452

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: 1705

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: 1705

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: 1705

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: 630

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: 546

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: 630

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: 1705

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: 641

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: 839

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1226

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: 546

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: 931

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: 1866

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...
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