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by Pea
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange problem with Wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Strange problem with Wireless

Backup your config.
Reset to default an test.
If everything is ok then track which part of your config is causing the issue.
by Pea
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 206
Views: 33047

Re: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!

Maybe this:
Old API authentication method will also no longer work, see documentation for new login procedure:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:API#Initial_login
by Pea
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very high sector writes
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Very high sector writes

Many DHCP leases? Try:
/ip dhcp-server config set store-leases-disk=never
Edit: I see you have this already, so it must be something else...
by Pea
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hap ac2 restarts each 5-20 minutes [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: hap ac2 restarts each 5-20 minutes [SOLVED]

Probably power related, if you have - try another power adapter or PoE to confirm the cause.
by Pea
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hacked recently [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Hacked recently [SOLVED]

Why do you think someone hacked in?
Your log shows only failed logins due to your poor firewall. You should rethink your firewall and running services.
by Pea
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Solution: How to get the maximum speed of my Connection from my MikrotikBoard 2011UiAS-2HnD [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Need Solution: How to get the maximum speed of my Connection from my MikrotikBoard 2011UiAS-2HnD [SOLVED]

Warning: Queues (except Queue Trees parented to interfaces), firewall filter and mangle rules will not be applied for FastTracked traffic. https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:IP/Fasttrack If you want to process the traffic fast then you cannot apply to it any CPU intensive processing, it is that s...
by Pea
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAPlite as wifi to ethernet adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: mAPlite as wifi to ethernet adapter

Try this, works perfectly: On your main Mikrotik router (C DHCP SERVER) /interface wireless set mode=ap-bridge ssid=YOUR-SSID wds-default-bridge=bridge-local wds-mode=static-mesh /interface wireless wds add disabled=no master-interface=wlan1 wds-address=xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx (wifi MAC of remote Mikrotik...
by Pea
Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Do I need the following firewall rules for CAPSMAN? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Do I need the following firewall rules for CAPSMAN? [SOLVED]

This is to accept CAP from the same board where runs CAPsMAN.
by Pea
Thu May 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac and gigabit ethernet speed.
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: hAP ac and gigabit ethernet speed.

Replace the cable.
by Pea
Fri May 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CapsMan provisioning of a Specific MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: CapsMan provisioning of a Specific MAC

Move the specific MAC rule in the provisioning list on top.
by Pea
Wed May 01, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PWR-Line PL7400 - I lived in a lie
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: PWR-Line PL7400 - I lived in a lie

https://i.mt.lv/cdn/rb_files/PWR-line-190410141212.pdf The PWR-Line is a replacement power adapter for your microUSB powered MikroTik router. It’s compatible with all the latest microUSB powered devices made by MikroTik, a simple software upgrade to v6.44+ enables this feature (supported by the ment...
by Pea
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAP Lite with pwr-line interface?
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: hAP Lite with pwr-line interface?

I usually buy hw in shops :)
Google for: MikroTik PWR-LINE PL7400
by Pea
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: USB Outdoor temperature sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Try searching for "PoE web ethernet temperature sensor" instead or similar ready solutions.
by Pea
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP Lite with pwr-line interface?
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: hAP Lite with pwr-line interface?

Yes, this is correct, you can buy new PWR-LINE adapter, all details here:
https://i.mt.lv/cdn/rb_files/PWR-line-190401111404.pdf
by Pea
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Client roaming problem
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Client roaming problem

Did you try /interface wireless station-roaming enabled? Station Roaming feature is available only for 802.11 wireless protocol and only for station mode s. When RouterOS wireless client is connected to the AP using 802.11 wireless protocol it will periodically perform the background scan with speci...
by Pea
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44 [stable] is released!
Replies: 219
Views: 33858

Re: v6.44 [stable] is released!

This is not a bug, it tells you that you must install DHCP package now, read carefully the change list:
*) upgrade - made security package depend on DHCP package
by Pea
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Best Practice -> Wireless Bridge and AP
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Best Practice -> Wireless Bridge and AP

I do not know if this is the best, but it is reliable and simple wireless connection with Mikrotik on both ends: On your Mikrotik AP_01: /interface wireless set mode=ap-bridge ssid=YOUR-SSID wds-default-bridge=bridge-local wds-mode=static-mesh /interface wireless wds add disabled=no master-interface...
by Pea
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44 [stable] is released!
Replies: 219
Views: 33858

Re: v6.44 [stable] is released!

*) capsman - always accept connections from loopback address; Hi, I tested but I still need input firewall rule to accept router IP to get working CAP on the same board as CAPsMAN: /ip firewall filter add action=accept chain=input protocol=udp dst-address="router IP" src-address="router IP" /caps-ma...
by Pea
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Apple Login Page HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Hotspot Apple Login Page HELP!

We're in 2019 and mobile operators sell 50GB/month for 5€, who needs hotspots anymore?
And which mobile operators? :)
Czech Vodafone 50GB for about 97€/month
by Pea
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Having no luck connecting MacBooks to the APs
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Having no luck connecting MacBooks to the APs

1) Do not use space in SSID, do "ScottsTest" or "Scotts-Test" (iOS devices had problem with space in SSID, this could be the case) 2) try band=5ghz- a/n/ac 3) try authentication-types=wpa 2 -psk and mode=dynamic-keys 4) try preamble-mode= both or reset wireless to default and then connect and only t...
by Pea
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP Address Blacklisted
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Public IP Address Blacklisted

1) update RouterOS
2) your firewall is open and wrong on input chain
3) rework your firewall in style: accept only needed, drop all else

Or do "/ip firewall export" or better "/export hide-sensitive" and post here for advises (screenshot is not sufficient)
by Pea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN and different protocol networks [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: CAPsMAN and different protocol networks [SOLVED]

1) The Band/Frequency will be different in both configurations 2) The Hw. Supported Modes (you can use gn for 2.4GHz or ac for 5GHz) and Master Configuration will be different in both provisionings Based on those provisioning rules will CAPsMAN send correct configuration to CAP interface. Example: /...
by Pea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN and different protocol networks [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: CAPsMAN and different protocol networks [SOLVED]

Make 2 configurations (2.4 and 5GHz) for 2 provisioning rules with different hw-supported-modes=
by Pea
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activate WPS on hAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Activate WPS on hAC

Push-button WPS seems secure, but the vulnerability being that anyone with physical access to the AP could push the button and connect, even if they didn't know the Wi-Fi pass.
by Pea
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activate WPS on hAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Activate WPS on hAC

You need to define which interface to set:
/interface wireless set wlan1 wps-mode=push-button
Recommendation: Do not use insecure WPS and keep it disabled.
by Pea
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Finding a firewalled connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Finding a firewalled connection [SOLVED]

For home use with public IP you normally get few thousands hits per month.
Try instead of your final drop rule use this reject rule and see if hits get reduced after time:
add action=reject chain=input reject-with=icmp-admin-prohibited
by Pea
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Where can I download Winbox 3.12
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Where can I download Winbox 3.12

Always use latest version, only for specific needs:
https://download.mikrotik.com/routeros/ ... winbox.exe
by Pea
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAPlite bridge to CAPsMAN wirelessly?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: hAPlite bridge to CAPsMAN wirelessly?

I never had roaming station on WDS link.
But I guess it should be possible to set AP with wds-mode=dynamic-mesh which allows WDS links with devices (mode=station-wds) by creating required entries dynamically.
by Pea
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Country settings for Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Country settings for Japan

Maybe this helps:
/interface wireless info country-info japan
by Pea
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAPlite bridge to CAPsMAN wirelessly?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: hAPlite bridge to CAPsMAN wirelessly?

Connect your hAPlite by WDS to your router. Then all should work the same as cable connection.
by Pea
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Different DNS to different Mac addresses
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Different DNS to different Mac addresses

/ip dhcp-server lease add address=10.0.0.1 mac-address=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX ... /ip firewall address-list add address=10.0.0.1 list="my known devices" ... /ip firewall nat add action=dst-nat chain=dstnat dst-port=53 protocol=udp src-address-list="my known devices" to-addresses=1.1.1.1 add action=dst-n...
by Pea
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New routerboot firmware
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: New routerboot firmware

Yes, these are 2 different things:
1) RouterOS update - go to "System/Packages" menu, click on "Check for Updates"
2) Firmware (bootloader) upgrade - go to "System/Routerboard" menu and click "Upgrade"
The version number of Router OS and Firmware is synchronised now.
by Pea
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: [RB951G-2HnD] 300Mbps Internet bottleneck
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: [RB951G-2HnD] 300Mbps Internet bottleneck

1. Do not open SSH and Winbox to wild internet (use e.g. address list, VPN, port knock)
2. Use Fast track for better throughput https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:IP/Fasttrack
3. Consider router upgrade
by Pea
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Performance of Mikrotik 951G-2HnD
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Performance of Mikrotik 951G-2HnD

*) All tests are done with Xena Networks specialized test equipment (XenaBay),and done according to RFC2544 (Xena2544) Max throughput is determined with 30+ second attempts with 0,1% packet loss tolerance in 64, 512, 1518 byte packet sizes Test results show device maximum performance, and are reache...
by Pea
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: For real, what is with these blinding power leds?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: For real, what is with these blinding power leds?

Black tape is your friend to reduce LED brightness of whatever anytime :D
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance of Mikrotik 951G-2HnD
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Performance of Mikrotik 951G-2HnD

Maybe Fasttrack rule missing in your firewall?
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:IP/Fasttrack
/ip firewall filter add chain=forward action=fasttrack-connection connection-state=established,related
/ip firewall filter add chain=forward action=accept connection-state=established,related
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New routerboot firmware
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: New routerboot firmware

Your firmware is already upgraded. Move on.
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wireless station - bridge - to lan not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Wireless station - bridge - to lan not working [SOLVED]

Did you change this?
You need to use Station pseudo bridge
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New routerboot firmware
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: New routerboot firmware

Factory Firmware is what was originally loaded at factory. You can ignore this. Installed version is under Current Firmware.
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless network with authentication of user+password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: wireless network with authentication of user+password [SOLVED]

IMHO it's not illegal to change a MAC address.
It's only illegal to change a MAC address to do something illegal.
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to set different wireless channels on router used as extender?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: How to set different wireless channels on router used as extender?

Both options are possible, but this is my point of view: 2.4GHz indoor PtP: will reach longer distance and through more obstacles, only one 2.4GHz channel occupied by the link 5GHz indoor PtP: better throughput, but on longer distance or more walls weak signal, two 2.4GHz channels occupied by APs fo...
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN not adding dynamically interfaces to bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: CAPsMAN not adding dynamically interfaces to bridge

local-forwarding=no => the interface is part of bridge on the CAPsMAN, the interface shows as disabled on CAP
local-forwarding=yes => the interface stays as part of bridge on the CAP
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless network with authentication of user+password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: wireless network with authentication of user+password [SOLVED]

First connect by laptop and login with username and password.
Then change your Mikrotik wlan1 MAC to your laptop MAC.
And then try to connect your Mikrotik as client to the wifi network.
by Pea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to set different wireless channels on router used as extender?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: How to set different wireless channels on router used as extender?

For best performance I recommend to connect both by Ethernet cable if somehow possible.
Or upgrade to dual band routers and use 2.4GHz only to connect both wirelessly and use the 5GHz for wifi sharing.
by Pea
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Flag Day
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: DNS Flag Day

Did you read the website briefly?
There is no reason to worry if you are an Internet user without your own domain name. This change is affecting you only indirectly and you do not need to take any other steps.
by Pea
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN and multiSSID
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: CAPsMAN and multiSSID

Try this:
  • Create a new configuration for the VirtualAP
  • Specify the new configuration in Provisioning rule as Slave configuration
  • Remove all CAP interfaces
  • Initiate Manual Provisioning on all the CAPs
by Pea
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping to router HAP AC2
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: High ping to router HAP AC2

Did you try to reset to factory default and test? What was the result?
You are connected via 2.4GHz or 5GHz?
Did you try to change channel?
by Pea
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to connect remote device into the LAN over WiFi? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: How to connect remote device into the LAN over WiFi? [SOLVED]

Remote device keep on auto, it will act as client and take frequency from AP. If you do not have any 802.11b only device (and you probably don't) try this: /interface wireless set band=2ghz-g/n channel-width=20mhz bridge-mode=disabled country="your country" distance=indoors frequency-mode=regulatory...