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by jwcn
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Queue
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Interface Queue

Is there a way to use PCQ to equally balance traffic regardless of IP address or total traffic limit (If I have to set a maximum limit I can deal) on a bridge interface? Looking for a simple queue I can place on wireless AP's to balance traffic equally among associations.
by jwcn
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN MTU issue
Replies: 0
Views: 843

VLAN MTU issue

I have a routerboard with two ports bridged together. Under the bridge I add a vlan. Running OSPF on the router. If I reboot the router I start getting this error: Discarding database description packet: too large MTU mine=1458 received=1500 If I check the MTU of the vlan it is set to 1500. As soon ...
by jwcn
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coverage Map Options - beware Linktechs / towercoverage.com
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Coverage Map Options - beware Linktechs / towercoverage.com

Yes, I have found that you get more with honey than vinegar and once I started acting reasonably the guys at towercoverage.com have been great to work with. I use this extensively as a daily tool. For those of us who don't have time to use radiomobile and need a simple, easy to use option for link a...
by jwcn
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 9HPN Non-overlapping channel issues
Replies: 1
Views: 486

9HPN Non-overlapping channel issues

I have a tower where I have installed 4 60 degree panels with 9HPN radios. The issue I am experiencing is if I turn on more than two, regardless of channel, the throughput drops to nothing on all the radios. It does this regardless of CPE signal strength (try to keep customers at -65 at worst) I am ...
by jwcn
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF Migration
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: OSPF Migration

Ok so here is the export and neighbors on HutchSW001: [john@HutchSW001] /routing ospf> export # mar/20/2015 23:33:06 by RouterOS 6.27 # software id = 1K6R-VXKJ # /routing ospf instance set [ find default=yes ] router-id= 10.255.255.249 /routing ospf network add area=backbone network=10.0.0.0/8 add a...
by jwcn
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF Migration
Replies: 3
Views: 726

OSPF Migration

I am having an issue migrating to OSPF. I started with a bridged network, converted the network to routed hops but with all static routing. Now I am moving to OSPF and I have two routers where their neighbors can see them but they show zero neighbors.

Where do I start with troubleshooting?
by jwcn
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Failover without NAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Failover without NAT

I should have clarified. My edge Cisco router is doing NAT. I have multiple paths within the private network on routed segments. I understand how to create the backup static routes for outbound but in the even the primary 0.0.0.0/0 route goes down and the box reverts to the backup route how does the...
by jwcn
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Failover without NAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Failover without NAT

Is it possible to have auto-failover using static routes without utilizing NAT, BGP, or OSPF?
by jwcn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: *performance* of Metal 9HPn
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: *performance* of Metal 9HPn

So here is my non-lab analysis. I understand that there are plenty of variables here I can't prove to a scientific certainty but this is my experience. Test tower: 160' with HPOL Last Mile Gear Omni. Original config: Nanostation Loco M9 utilizing external antenna. Test customer - no useable signal. ...
by jwcn
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: *performance* of Metal 9HPn
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: *performance* of Metal 9HPn

Great question. I just ordered four to replace a Canopy radio. I'll report back.
by jwcn
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 102327

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

Its been rebooted now so it doesn't show 100%. When it is at 100% I can't pull up anything but profiler shows management as the process.
Don't you have istalled dude package, do you?
No.
by jwcn
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 102327

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

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Where do you see 100 % cpu on your picture? How profiler looks like?
Its been rebooted now so it doesn't show 100%. When it is at 100% I can't pull up anything but profiler shows management as the process.
by jwcn
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 102327

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

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by jwcn
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.27 released
Replies: 273
Views: 102327

Re: RouterOS v6.27 released

Still having 100% CPU issues on RB2011's. SNMP disabled, no polling with the Dude. Ticket Ticket#2015020266000038 from three weeks ago still unanswered. Please help. Management process culprit for the CPU spike. Spike to 100% and stops passing data. RB2011 is doing nothing except acting as a switch....
by jwcn
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netbox 5 Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Netbox 5 Performance

I just ordered a pair of Netbox 5s and mANT30's. How is real world performance and stability?
by jwcn
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Freezes / Locks Up when Viewing Link Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Dude Freezes / Locks Up when Viewing Link Charts

Any solution for this? I could really use the link speed charts but my the Dude locks up every time I pull one up.

4.0b3 running on a PC. Tried several computers. Makes no difference.
by jwcn
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude and os mipsbe 6.10
Replies: 4
Views: 3109

Re: Dude and os mipsbe 6.10

I just installed the Dude package on 6.9 then upgraded to 6.10 and it bricked.
by jwcn
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Redirecting outgoing traffic to other IP
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Redirecting outgoing traffic to other IP

ip firewall nat
add chain=dstnat src-address=192.168.1.1 dst-address=123.123.123.123 action=dst-nat to-addresses=123.123.123.111
by jwcn
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow TCP Speeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Slow TCP Speeds

That would hold water if the CPU was spiking anywhere near the maximum but it isn't.
by jwcn
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any access point recommend?
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Any access point recommend?

You are on a Mikrotik forum not a Ubiquiti forum. If you want to purchase a Mikrotik AP go for it, then you can come here for help.
by jwcn
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Support request, How to reset if the only ether is disabled
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: Support request, How to reset if the only ether is disab

Sounds like you have a problem with your WISP, they have disabled the Ethernet interface and now you are trying to circumvent then. Call your WISP and work out your problems with them, stop trying to do things you aren't supposed to be doing.
by jwcn
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow TCP Speeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Slow TCP Speeds

I have several routers that seem to hit a brick wall around 30 megs of TCP traffic using the bandwidth test tool between routers to test. CPU utilization never peaks above 40%. It makes no difference what type of Interface queue is being used. NAT, connection tracking, enabled or disabled seems to m...
by jwcn
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik 450G Disk space showing 98%
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Mikrotik 450G Disk space showing 98%

Are you certain you are looking at disk and not CPU utilization?
by jwcn
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP redesign challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

Re: WISP redesign challenge

What hardware are you using for the client/ap side?
by jwcn
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik 450G Disk space showing 98%
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Mikrotik 450G Disk space showing 98%

1. Go under "files" and make sure nothing is there that shouldn't be.

2. Go under ip->services and make sure ftp is disabled so you don't have anyone uploading files.

3. Go under system->packages and uninstall any you aren't using.
by jwcn
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy SMs and The Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Re: Canopy SMs and The Dude

Do a search for Canopy. This has been discussed many many times and there is an excellent thread with pictures and everything.
by jwcn
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Traffic shapping based on Layer 7 protocols
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Basic Traffic shapping based on Layer 7 protocols

You don't want to do that. The correct solution is to disable passthrough on all the other rules.
by jwcn
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Need help with script to make simple queue for dhcp entries
Replies: 10
Views: 5897

Re: Need help with script to make simple queue for dhcp entr

Tried this with no success. I have a few DHCP leases, no queues. Ran this and still no queues.

Thoughts?
by jwcn
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port forwarding a DVR
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Re: Port forwarding a DVR

What purpose does the Actiontech router serve? Can you get rid of it?
by jwcn
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port forwarding a DVR
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Re: Port forwarding a DVR

ip fire nat add chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-ports=8100 protocol=tcp dst-address=192.168.1.232 to-addresses=10.10.2.61 dst-port=8100

That will work assuming the information you provided is correct and there is already a static NAT in place from the first non-mt box to the mt box.
by jwcn
Sun May 29, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem to connect to server through mikrotik router
Replies: 18
Views: 5133

Re: Problem to connect to server through mikrotik router

And I'm sure that after three years the question is still relevant. Aren't there enough recent threads for you? Geeze, don't resurrect dead threads.
by jwcn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: squid
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: squid

How many threads do you need to start? Geeze.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding over PPTP tunnels
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Bonding over PPTP tunnels

I have four DSL Internet Connections. If I create a separate tunnel across each DSL connection to a Routerboard with a 45meg connection, can I use bonding as simply as adding the PPTP interfaces as slave interfaces?
by jwcn
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why doesnt RouterOS support Broadcom Wireless?
Replies: 17
Views: 5139

Re: Why doesnt RouterOS support Broadcom Wireless?

There is very little demand for support of Broadcom. Better to spend time on other things i.e. gps sync
by jwcn
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Highest speed link possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Highest speed link possible?

iirc Airmax is not really for ptp use.

Remember, you can always turn down the power of the radio cards in MT if your signal is too hot.
by jwcn
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uninstalling Packages OS 4.10
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Uninstalling Packages OS 4.10

You need to free up hard drive space to uninstall the packages. Try removing some firewall/mangle rules or layer 7 filters.
by jwcn
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Making a simple Wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Making a simple Wireless AP

Why would a simple AP need a dhcp-server?
by jwcn
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Making a simple Wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Making a simple Wireless AP

I would think so.
by jwcn
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Making a simple Wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Making a simple Wireless AP

Forget relay. Create a bridge between the AP and your Ethernet port, assign an IP to the bridge, and wada away you go.
by jwcn
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: two antenna 'sectors' off one xr9 card?
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: two antenna 'sectors' off one xr9 card?

Short answer is no. You could use an external antenna splitter but I would really advise against it.
by jwcn
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: rf amp question
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: rf amp question

Where are you located? Just want to make sure we're keeping things legal - there is no legal application for a 900mhz amp in North America.
by jwcn
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Auto - MDIX
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: Auto - MDIX

If you set to auto it needs to be auto on both sides. Otherwise you need to lock settings on both side. Auto MDIX has no relevance to your problem.

Can you post your configuration with it forced to 100/full? Also, how long a run is the Ethernet? Are you using shielded cable?
by jwcn
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: trango to mikrotik poe pin out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: trango to mikrotik poe pin out?

So in theory you should have Side A Orange White | Orange | Green White | Blue | Blue White | Green | Brown White | Brown Side B Orange White | Orange | Green White | Brown | Brown White | Green | Blue White | Blue That should work - we do reverse polarity all the time. Trango PoE will work with Can...
by jwcn
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sector Antennas Best Practices
Replies: 96
Views: 23984

Re: Sector Antennas Best Practices

Geeze can you please start a new topic/thread this one is nearly TWO YEARS old.
by jwcn
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting up a repeater
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Setting up a repeater

You need to use pseudo station.
by jwcn
Sat May 01, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic home router setup
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Basic home router setup

Bridge the wireless interface and the ethernet interface. Put an IP address on the bridge interface.
by jwcn
Sat May 01, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need routing help
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Need routing help

Use separate subnets for the VPN connections i.e. 172.16.1.1/24 for the VPN and 172.16.2.1/24 for the LAN. Make sure the VPN connection is set to use the remote gateway for all address resolution and also make sure you have mangle enabled. Get away from the traditional 192.168.x.x subnets - Your pro...
by jwcn
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help please: TX power vs REAL TX power
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Help please: TX power vs REAL TX power

There is a 10db offset. Be careful when playing with the TX settings. That being said, why use any amp? They create far more problems then they solve.
by jwcn
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.9 problems? Tx/Rx CCQ 97/0%.
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: 3.9 problems? Tx/Rx CCQ 97/0%.

I stand corrected.
by jwcn
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link Long Range
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: Link Long Range

No
by jwcn
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Issue on RouterOs 2.9.27
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Queue Issue on RouterOs 2.9.27

Start by upgrading to a legal ROS license.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link Long Range
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: Link Long Range

Use static ACK settings and enable Nstream.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cannot get throughput above 1106kb at -71
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Cannot get throughput above 1106kb at -71

What happens to the CCQ when you disable one of the links?
by jwcn
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: [Help] How can I limit each user connection number ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: [Help] How can I limit each user connection number ?

So is there a way to effectively limit each IP address to say 100 tcp connections without a separate rule for EVERY individual IP address?
by jwcn
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: [Help] How can I limit each user connection number ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: [Help] How can I limit each user connection number ?

So with a /24 does that limit each IP to 100 connections or the entire subnet to 100 connections?
by jwcn
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Well, with the 256/768 combo we are pushing 5megs/512k without any packet loss to clients on 5mhz channels.

It seems to work well for us, I haven't tried tweaking any further.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Mike over at UBNT suggested the frag level of 768 - beyond that I have no idea.

I can tell you by default, the Alvarion VL line which uses a modified Alvarion chipset uses 10 for the HW retrans settings.
by jwcn
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Make sure you are running the newest Ubiquiti firmware on your clients
by jwcn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: smtp port 25 blocked
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Re: smtp port 25 blocked

Maybe I'm not understanding the question, but... wouldn't it be easier to make a simple rule redirecting all port 25 traffic to 2525?
by jwcn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: cry for help
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

Re: cry for help

There are filters built in to the Moto software you can enable. Head over to www.dslreports.com/forum/wisp and post your problems. I can help, just not in this forum.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3 / RB411 compatability problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: XR3 / RB411 compatability problem.

Temp problem maybe?
by jwcn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pptp vpn routing question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: pptp vpn routing question.

It would help if you post your config.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Confused about rts/cts
Replies: 64
Views: 28245

Re: Confused about rts/cts

It is always in the AP and enabled. The AP should always be set at the highest values and the CPE at the lower values. Think of it like this, for 90% of the MT users - you shouldn't screw with the TX power settings. Likewise, you shouldn't screw with RTS/CTS settings in the AP. Enable them in the CP...
by jwcn
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Confused about rts/cts
Replies: 64
Views: 28245

Re: Confused about rts/cts

Incorrect. ROS has always support RTS/CTS in the AP. No need to upgrade, install wireless-test or anything else.

In fact, you don't want to change the AP settings for RTS/CTS - only enable and tweak in the CPE.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Confused about rts/cts
Replies: 64
Views: 28245

Re: Confused about rts/cts

RTS/CTS has ALWAYS been on the AP's. You don't want to change the settings on your AP's. Only enable on the Clients.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Network suddenly flooded by port 137 & 138 traffic. Help...
Replies: 20
Views: 17764

Re: Network suddenly flooded by port 137 & 138 traffic. Help...

Could be a bad NIC in that machine too...
by jwcn
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does Queue processing (QoS, PCQ, HTB, etc.) depend on ISP?!!
Replies: 38
Views: 17373

Re: Does Queue processing (QoS, PCQ, HTB, etc.) depend on ISP?!!

Which is **why** ISP's as we do, should always use a Tier 1 provider.

We do not limit TCP connection speeds.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public IPs with proxy arp
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Public IPs with proxy arp

Route instead of NAT or do static NAT
by jwcn
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Queue processing (QoS, PCQ, HTB, etc.) depend on ISP?!!
Replies: 38
Views: 17373

Re: Does Queue processing (QoS, PCQ, HTB, etc.) depend on ISP?!!

Actually there is useful information here. Just because you're too stupid to follow it doesn't make it worthless. That being said, this is a dead topic and should be left as such.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pptp vpn routing question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: pptp vpn routing question.

Create a static route to your VPN endpoint, then set your gateway of last resort 0.0.0.0/0 to the other end of the VPN tunnel with a higher distance value, set gateway to check by ping. Then for fail-over do another 0.0.0.0/0 with an even higher distance value.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pptp vpn routing question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: pptp vpn routing question.

So basically you want to establish a VPN connection and then route all traffic across it?
by jwcn
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR-9 incompatible?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: XR-9 incompatible?

Well known fact. Any reputable reseller posts this information under XR9/SR9 descriptions.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?

I believe that the ideal network you let the wireless do the wireless and the routers do the routing. Combining a router and wireless into the same box seems like a good idea on the surface but the robustness and stability isn't there of a two part system.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

256 and 768.

You have to implement it in ALL the client radios otherwise it will only make things worse.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?

That is NOT a Motorola Document. Nice try.
by jwcn
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Read the thread, implement RTS.
by jwcn
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Your suggestion is a bandaid fix which doesn't address the core issue.
by jwcn
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bad tx power regulation of ubiquity card ub5 in routeros?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Bad tx power regulation of ubiquity card ub5 in routeros?

First, it is spelled Ubiquiti.

Second, what version of ROS are you using?
by jwcn
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: queue
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: queue

This is a Mikrotik forum.
by jwcn
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

Thats the point, you want the client to get the AP's attention. In a congested number you lower the number.
by jwcn
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52N, very unstable link
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: R52N, very unstable link

What is your signal, antenna type, noise floor, etc.?
by jwcn
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

typo it is, my bad.
by jwcn
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The bset Configuration for WISP
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: The bset Configuration for WISP

No, Nstream is proprietary Mikrotik.

You need to enable RTS and Fragmentation under the Advanced tab in the Ubiquiti radios. Try 256 for RTS and 768 for Frag.

You have to implement this in ALL the client radios.
by jwcn
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 112 Running 4.3 Unable to Reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: RB 112 Running 4.3 Unable to Reboot

IMHO it is crazy to run anything later than 2.9.51 on legacy products like the 112, 133, 133c, etc.
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: best frequency

er well. There are NS2's and NS5's. They operate at either 2.4 (NS2) or 5ghz (NS5) The key with NS integration with Mikrotik is make sure you are using RTS on the Nanostations. Otherwise you will have problems. Speaking in general terms, if you live in an area that has perfect line of site to your A...
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik license problem
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: mikrotik license problem

support@mikrotik.com is your best bet.
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mk won't grasp dhcp ip from cable provider ???
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: mk won't grasp dhcp ip from cable provider ???

That is typical for all cable companies I know of. So no, nothing special :-)
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible VPN server ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Is it possible VPN server ?

Right, sure you are.
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Few Issues, a little help PLEASE!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Few Issues, a little help PLEASE!!!

Do you have winbox enabled under IP services?
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible VPN server ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Is it possible VPN server ?

Basic, specific questions yes. Blanket give me step by step instructions, no.

Mikrotik is not now nor has ever been a novice product. That is what Linksys and the likes are for.
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mk won't grasp dhcp ip from cable provider ???
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: mk won't grasp dhcp ip from cable provider ???

Most cable modems lock to a single MAC address. Chances are you just need to:

1. Turn off DHCP client in the 'tik
2. power cycle your cable modem, wait for it to come completely back up and lock into the upstream/downstream
3. Turn DHCP client back on.

Wada.
by jwcn
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible VPN server ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Is it possible VPN server ?

Apparently you don't know much about networking period. This is not a novice product. Read some books on basic networking, then read the Mikrotik manual, then read the Wiki, then come back and ask.
by jwcn
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

You shouldn't activate it on the AP side, only the client side.

We use 256k for RTS and 768 for frag on our Ubiquiti radios and EWMA for the alogrithim
by jwcn
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: frustrating wireless issues (xr3)
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: frustrating wireless issues (xr3)

Why are you resurrecting a dead post and now apparently talking to yourself???
by jwcn
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Loading Issue/high latency on AP
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Strange Loading Issue/high latency on AP

What does your CPU utilization look like?
by jwcn
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The bset Configuration for WISP
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: The bset Configuration for WISP

With that many clients, if you are not using Nstream and you aren't using RTS that is your problem. Search around for Hidden Node
by jwcn
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High latency
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: High latency

Set your RTS to 256 and fragmentation threshholds to 768
by jwcn
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: The bset Configuration for WISP
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: The bset Configuration for WISP

Seems redundant to have both PPPoE and WPA...

At any rate, are you setting the RTS in the Ubiquiti's?
by jwcn
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible VPN server ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Is it possible VPN server ?

Why are you trying to bridge?
by jwcn
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

I think I'll pass. This is a forum for the exchange of information, not a place to peddle products. If you have the answer feel free to post it.
I love it. Can I copy/paste your quote every time Dennis spams up the forum? Thats so awesome.
by jwcn
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can i track this?
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: How can i track this?

Use tools-torch.

Torch an interface and specify port 25. If you have a spammer it should be pretty easy to pick them out.
by jwcn
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Block youtube.com ???
Replies: 19
Views: 7027

Re: How To Block youtube.com ???

i have v2.9.27
Yet another crook. Jeeze.
by jwcn
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible VPN server ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Is it possible VPN server ?

There is a manual for a reason.

The only obvious problem with your diagram is that you need a public IP address on your Mikrotik.
by jwcn
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can i track this?
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: How can i track this?

Why would you proxy port 25. I think what you are actually asking is not a proxy question but a NAT question. If you NAT all your customers out a single IP what happens if your IP is blacklisted. Typically you can do one of two things. We use the following rules: 1 ;;; Drop traffic from those on the...
by jwcn
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy, RSSI and Jitter
Replies: 12
Views: 8158

Re: Motorola Canopy, RSSI and Jitter

All works well except for the last part. I'm not following how to do that. I see the interfaces under the SNMP tab but if I copy and past your below values it does nothing.
by jwcn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 3235

Re: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements

I stand corrected. The wireless test package needs to be loaded on the AP's not the CPE.
by jwcn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 3235

Re: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements

Honestly, it sounds like anyone's guess why you have improvements. Everything you did is more or less backwards from the way it should be done so trying to figure out why it works better is darn near impossible.
by jwcn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 3235

Re: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements

"Yes - prior to enabling RTS/CTS i had tried the wireless beta package (i'd much prefer to not have to upgrade all the clients as well)"

The wireless test package has little to no impact on the AP side. It needs to be loaded on the clients for the improvements.
by jwcn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 3235

Re: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements

RTS/CTS has always been supported in the AP. Here is a quote from Normis: "OK, it's like this: Previously RouterOS AP always replied with CTS to those who asked RTS, but RouterOS client never asked for RTS. Ie. the support was not in the client. Then we introduced NStreme polling to solve the hidden...
by jwcn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: router hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: router hacked?

The OP stated he is using an RB133 which does not have an external drive.
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does one client bring down entire network?
Replies: 35
Views: 6473

Re: Why does one client bring down entire network?

I already commented on the above referenced post but let me do so here again. If you are running Nstream with polling you don't need/want RTS. If you are not running Nstream than you need to use RTS. Set it ONLY on the CPE side. NOT on the AP side. You do not need to run 3.30 on the AP for it to sup...
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Ikarus- Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Ikarus- Mikrotik

You'll need to put an IP address on the wlan interface of the mikrotik, an ip address on the lan interface of the mikrotik and add basic route/nat rules.
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 Radio Links
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: 2 Radio Links

I would run both links as bridges and have a Mikrotik on each side with separate interfaces to route/mark the traffic.
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: EnGenius EPI-3601S 600mW (28dBm) 802.11g PCI Card
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: EnGenius EPI-3601S 600mW (28dBm) 802.11g PCI Card

Why don't you head over to a general wireless forum. This is hardly a Mikrotik related question.

That being said, I've had mixed results with Engenius products. I tend to stick to Ubiquiti.
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: router hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: router hacked?

Sounds like it reset to default. Have you tried using Admin and no password?
by jwcn
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 3235

Re: RTS/CTS - Insane improvements

You don't want to run RTS on the AP. That is incorrect. RTS on the AP should be set to the highest level possible aka not at all.

You set RTS on the CPE only. Pick Nstream polling or RTS, not both.
by jwcn
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can some help with my problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Can some help with my problem?

You've not provided enough information to be helped. Post your configuration.
by jwcn
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS-CTS incompatibilities with UBNT
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: RTS-CTS incompatibilities with UBNT

Make sure you are activating RTS on the client side only, not on the AP side. And geeze, get a decent AP or drop back to 2.9.51
by jwcn
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12km p2p link - strange problem with signals
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: 12km p2p link - strange problem with signals

Replace the radio cards.
by jwcn
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I secure MikroTik web access?
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: How can I secure MikroTik web access?

IP-->services
by jwcn
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to improve wireless ping time with Nstreme enable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Re: How to improve wireless ping time with Nstreme enable?

Normis,

My suggestion is to formulate something within Nstream to increase the latency but keep it consistant. I understand how Nstream works and why the latency spikes are evident. I would rather see consistantly higher pings then erratic ones.
by jwcn
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to improve wireless ping time with Nstreme enable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Re: How to improve wireless ping time with Nstreme enable?

Personally I would like to see some modifications to modify N-stream to give a more consistent ping albeit higher. I'd rather see 10ms all the time then fluctuation in pings.
by jwcn
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple Bridging Problem!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Simple Bridging Problem!!

Use the Ubiquiti in station mode.
by jwcn
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published
Replies: 47
Views: 14570

Re: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published

Once again Dennis is spamming the forum.
by jwcn
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: URL filtering
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: URL filtering

Use Web Proxy.
by jwcn
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: WAN interface traffic is greater than LAN interface
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: WAN interface traffic is greater than LAN interface

Look at the wiki, basically you need to drop any incoming packets on the WAN interface on the port your proxy is using.
by jwcn
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Tip on how to handle DHCP
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Tip on how to handle DHCP

Use the 'tik to interface directly with the DSL modem/bridge to start.
by jwcn
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: WAN interface traffic is greater than LAN interface
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: WAN interface traffic is greater than LAN interface

Are you possibly using proxy? Sounds like you have some type of security hole on the WAN side.
by jwcn
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5937

Re: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems

Lock your speeds down to 24 megs.
by jwcn
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5937

Re: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems

Interference or lack of signal. Post a screen shot of your associations.
by jwcn
Wed May 13, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can i force all client to use dhcp
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: How can i force all client to use dhcp

Thumbs up for that post. I learned something new today! Thanks.
by jwcn
Wed May 13, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internet Slow - help me plz
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Internet Slow - help me plz

wiki.mikrotik.com
by jwcn
Wed May 13, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2G/4AO15 2.4 GHz 15,4 dBi Omnidirectional Antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: 2G/4AO15 2.4 GHz 15,4 dBi Omnidirectional Antenna

Advice? Read a book on wireless networking.
by jwcn
Wed May 13, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Password Recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Password Recovery

You have to use Netinstall
by jwcn
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstream setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Nstream setup

You need to post your configuration. You have not provided enough information for anyone to help you.
by jwcn
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.27 Problem!
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: RouterOS 2.9.27 Problem!

Sounds like your radio card is blown and you need to upgrade to a legal copy of ROS.
by jwcn
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: no compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 3185

Re: no compatibility

You still haven't provided your configuration before and after. All you have proved is you have some type of configuration error.
by jwcn
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: no compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 3185

Re: no compatibility

You proved nothing.
by jwcn
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Superchannel license
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Superchannel license

by jwcn
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Lost!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Lost!!!

Hire a consultant?
by jwcn
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unstable ping with nstream
Replies: 27
Views: 7111

Re: unstable ping with nstream

What channels are you using?
by jwcn
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unstable ping with nstream
Replies: 27
Views: 7111

Re: unstable ping with nstream

How much load is on that link?
by jwcn
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unstable ping with nstream
Replies: 27
Views: 7111

Re: unstable ping with nstream

These ping times are perfectly normal using Nstream.
by jwcn
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: help mikrotik 2.9.27
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: help mikrotik 2.9.27

To start, upgrade to a legal license.
by jwcn
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: WAN Failover
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: WAN Failover

There is an example of this in the Wiki.
by jwcn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tranzeo Issues HELP PLEASE
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Tranzeo Issues HELP PLEASE

This is not a Tranzeo forum.
by jwcn
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [ask] ubiquity xr1 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: [ask] ubiquity xr1 ?

It isn't in production yet and is probably illegal to use in most if not all countries at this point.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Beginner _ Please help me
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Beginner _ Please help me

There is a manual and there are consultants. If you don't know basics about networking and Linux you should really do some research and come back.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: permit MAC address without any encryption
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: permit MAC address without any encryption

Upload the package for Routerboard500 and reboot. If it doesn't upgrade download the X86 package. One or the other will work.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP
Replies: 13
Views: 4096

Re: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP

I would try another radio card. Personally I wouldn't use the R52H - there have been many failure reports. Either use the R52 or if you need the power an XR2
by jwcn
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP
Replies: 13
Views: 4096

Re: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP

Have you tried changing from antenna a to b or vice versa?
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP
Replies: 13
Views: 4096

Re: RB411AH + R52H AP Power Issue vs. D-LINK DWL-2100AP

"changed tx power configuration"

Bad bad bad. Leave it at default, you probably blew the card.
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Situation Clients on one AP have extra signal but bad ping
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Situation Clients on one AP have extra signal but bad ping

Yeah, I once had this dog and when I hooked an antenna up to him my problems all went away.

That is about the level of usefulness of your post. Without any information of what is going on you just make yourself look foolish spewing information.
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: forgot password RB450 RouterOS 2.9.35
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: forgot password RB450 RouterOS 2.9.35

I believe an RB450 has to run v3??
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: permit MAC address without any encryption
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: permit MAC address without any encryption

Default authentication should be no. Then only the MAC addresses in your ACL will be allowed to connect.

Also, upgrade to at least 2.9.51 or V3
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: URL Redirection (Specific Users)
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: URL Redirection (Specific Users)

You can only dst nat by IP address. You can use proxy to redirect actual URL's.
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: extra channels
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: extra channels

support@mikrotik.com or contact your dealer.
by jwcn
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Situation Clients on one AP have extra signal but bad ping
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Situation Clients on one AP have extra signal but bad ping

You haven't provided enough information. Noise floor, polorization, signal range of all clients, CPE type, etc. etc. etc. Could be a RTS issue, could be lack of QoS, could be noise, could be a hundred things.
by jwcn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: New business area
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: New business area

The target is not home/consumer users but commercial/enterprise users. Even a power user can't open a Cisco router, plug it in, and expect it to work. IMHO having that type of setup will just clutter up the support resources and forum more than they already are.
by jwcn
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 with broken Ethernet port
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: RB532 with broken Ethernet port

Why do you need to reinstall?
by jwcn
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 532 board on 2.9.23
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: 532 board on 2.9.23

You get do a netinstall via IP...
by jwcn
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21674

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Geeze, is it that hard to start a new topic. Resurrecting year old topics is just poor taste.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

Buy a Motorola 900SM, they can be had for sub $300
by jwcn
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

Without spectrum analysis commenting on a cavity filter is a shot in the dark. I'm suspecting you are dealing with in-band interference.

For disable CSMA to work Nstream must be enabled.
by jwcn
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless disconnection messages explained!
Replies: 85
Views: 79642

Re: Wireless disconnection messages explained!

How about "disconnected - too many poll timeouts"
by jwcn
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Exactly what packages are required for a basic AP
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Exactly what packages are required for a basic AP

Not by choice, I needed to disable CSMA and 2.9.51 doesn't work at that point. Been running for 8 hours now with no disconnects so hopefully I'm out of the woods.
by jwcn
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Exactly what packages are required for a basic AP
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Exactly what packages are required for a basic AP

I have an old Routerboard 112 that I need to run Nstream and V3 on. It isn't practical to replace the board with a higher CPU/newer routerboard. What are the packages I need to have installed at a bare minimum? I don't need to route, simple bridge between the wlan and ether1. Most I am familiar with...
by jwcn
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

You have to use Nstream to disable CSMA
by jwcn
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

It's been a while. Someone had the solution which I tried and it did indeed work better. I can't remember the settings though, I pulled that AP a year ago and upgraded it to Canopy...
by jwcn
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

Noise floors are hardly ever reported correctly. If for no other reason than looking at the spectrum I would by Canopy CPE's in the various frequency ranges 5.3 5.4 5.7 2.4 and 900mhz. They have a built in spectrum analyzer. Once you have that data you can provide a screen shot and I can probably he...
by jwcn
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

So maybe it is 802.11 in general that doesn't mix well in high noise environments. I use Canopy in high noise environments without any problems.
by jwcn
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using Nstreme on a multi-sector location
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: Using Nstreme on a multi-sector location

Are you using non-overlapping channels?

Did you increase or decrease the hardware retries?
by jwcn
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2422/902mhz/XR9
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: 2422/902mhz/XR9

VPOL and 900mhz really don't work well together. You pick up loads more interference that way. How high is your AP?
by jwcn
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Prism wireless cards and RouterOS 3.20
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: Prism wireless cards and RouterOS 3.20

I don't believe V3 is compatible with Prism based radios. They are considered antiquated.
by jwcn
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS options in ROS
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: RTS/CTS options in ROS

I enabled it on my busiest AP which only has around 20 clients connected. I didn't see any negative effect so I'm assuming it is working correctly.

If you are using N stream the test package greatly improves performance.
by jwcn
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many Client connected to Mikrotik AP??
Replies: 13
Views: 6328

Re: How many Client connected to Mikrotik AP??

It really depends on their usage...
by jwcn
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS options in ROS
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: RTS/CTS options in ROS

I'm using it in 3.20 - it is a separate download. When you copy it to the RB and restart it automatically begins using it. The implementation of RTS/CTS is by command line only at this time.
by jwcn
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many Client connected to Mikrotik AP??
Replies: 13
Views: 6328

Re: How many Client connected to Mikrotik AP??

The post I was referring to was deleted and I honestly can't remember what it said so I can't comment :-/
by jwcn
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BIG! problems with Router OS 3.19 on RB133 and RB112!
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

Re: BIG! problems with Router OS 3.19 on RB133 and RB112!

I stick to 2.9.51 on the older boards. I've never had much luck running v3 on them at all.
by jwcn
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple IP public - NAT Pb
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Multiple IP public - NAT Pb

You need to use netmap
by jwcn
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless over water
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

Re: Wireless over water

Dump the 8602's and use either a SR5/XR5/R5H - 5ghz has a much tighter (smaller) fresnal than 2.4 and you should have better luck. If you insist on using 2.4 try using the SR2 or XR2 - 8602's are junk.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cant connect to the internet
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: cant connect to the internet

Read the manual and lose the attitude.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3 sectors at one location down at the same time
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: 3 sectors at one location down at the same time

Starting to see a pattern on XR3 radios...
by jwcn
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Upgrade 2.9.51 to 3.19 and signal goes from -79 to -86
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Upgrade 2.9.51 to 3.19 and signal goes from -79 to -86

So I upgraded a couple routers tonight from 2.9.51 to 3.19 Immediately after, without making any changes the signal is -86 instead of -79. Tried changing antenna sides, etc. TX power settings are default. Did a system reset and put the most basic settings back in. Downgraded back to 2.9.51 yet the p...
by jwcn
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: RE routing P2P
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: RE routing P2P

Actually the traditional P2P rules pick up less than 40% of P2P traffic (TCP) and pick up no UDP P2P traffic. Layer 7 is the only way to effectively control P2P.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RE routing P2P
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: RE routing P2P

It is really unchartered waters. There is an article in the wiki about setting traffic priority in the wiki using layer 7. You can start there and see where it takes you.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstream Test Package
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Nstream Test Package

Will it work on 2.9.51???
by jwcn
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: RE routing P2P
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: RE routing P2P

You can do this using layer 7 to mark, mangle, then route.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nstreame2 help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: nstreame2 help?

Get yourself some dipole antennas.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with ethernet Interface using CAT6 on RB433AH
Replies: 14
Views: 4068

Re: Problem with ethernet Interface using CAT6 on RB433AH

THANK YOU. Finally an accurate post. This topic had my head spinning. Geeze.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: very strange network problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: very strange network problem

Are you really using those IP address???
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ambit U10C020 Cable Modem issues....
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Ambit U10C020 Cable Modem issues....

Call your ISP.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Confused about rts/cts
Replies: 64
Views: 28245

Re: Confused about rts/cts

No RTS/CTS in the past and polling was only used when Nstream was enabled.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS options in ROS
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: RTS/CTS options in ROS

They are in the new wireless test package.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Block ip
Replies: 8
Views: 14244

Re: Block ip

If it is happening on the same subnet you can't block it at the router.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Mini PCI slots
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Mikrotik Mini PCI slots

What do you mean by max power?
by jwcn
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Notice: dont use NMP 8602 cards, please
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

Re: Notice: dont use NMP 8602 cards, please

geeze nothing like resurrecting a 2 year old post. The 8602's are garbage. They are probably the lowest end card on the market.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help pleasse
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Help pleasse

You haven't provided enough information for help. What kind of Internet connection are you using? Is it connected via wireless? Can you ping both gateways from the router?

This is basic stuff. You should be able to read the manual and wiki and figure it out.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: 900Mhz Results?

Not possible. You would need perfect spectrum and signal which you'll never see.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to track user activity ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: how to track user activity ?

Maybe it is all UDP traffic?
by jwcn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VoIP over Nstreme PTMP not working good
Replies: 19
Views: 4014

Re: VoIP over Nstreme PTMP not working good

Have you tried installing the new Nstream test package?
by jwcn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I need someone to help me on how to secure my link
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: I need someone to help me on how to secure my link

duplicate post.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.18-3.19 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: 3.18-3.19 problem

Um... Ok...

Define "higher"
by jwcn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I need someone to help me on how to secure my link
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: I need someone to help me on how to secure my link

:shock:

You need to read up on basic wireless concepts then read the manual to learn how to implement those basic concepts.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless client not connecting
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: wireless client not connecting

-85 is not enough signal.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router Bonding
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Router Bonding

This is something that has to happen on both ends. Your best bet is to see if your ISP will let you bond using MLPPP or the likes...
by jwcn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Adaptive noise immunity - Client/AP and client mode
Replies: 9
Views: 14297

Re: Adaptive noise immunity - Client/AP and client mode

It is an Atheros chipset feature.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: replacing r52 with emp-8602
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: replacing r52 with emp-8602

Probably a bad card. The 8602's are crap, literally.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Queue how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Bandwidth Queue how to?

You need to create a simple queue for each IP address. This is detailed in the manual.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: frustrating wireless issues (xr3)
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: frustrating wireless issues (xr3)

Ok. Upward and onward!

Could you be having a temp issue with the cards? There was issues with the SR9's back in the day with cold temps...
by jwcn
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: frustrating wireless issues (xr3)
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: frustrating issues

Tom,

First lets keep things legal. If you are in the US can you confirm you are licensed to use this frequency?
by jwcn
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )

Looks like you need to contact TP Link support - this isn't a Mikrotik problem.
by jwcn
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Queue how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Bandwidth Queue how to?

wiki.mikrotik.com
by jwcn
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )

Maybe your users are spoofing their MAC addresses?
by jwcn
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: all clintes with the same mac address ( rb 433 , XR2 )

You're routing instead of bridging?
by jwcn
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 433AH and 48 volt
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: RB 433AH and 48 volt

24 volts.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCengines + RouterOS 3.17 incl. WiFi. Recommendations ?
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: PCengines + RouterOS 3.17 incl. WiFi. Recommendations ?

If you mean a WRAP board I have several. They seem very stable running the x86 version of ROS
by jwcn
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: A gift to our best forum users
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: A gift to our best forum users

Why were you banned?
by jwcn
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transfer vlan over AP
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Transfer vlan over AP

You don't need VLANs if you are transparently bridging the wireless.
by jwcn
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Parent" With User Manager??
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: "Parent" With User Manager??

Please don't make duplicate threads.
by jwcn
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: A gift to our best forum users
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: A gift to our best forum users

When is the next US MUM?
by jwcn
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Watchdog - possible to cc?
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Watchdog - possible to cc?

Create an email alias that forwards messages to two different locations.
by jwcn
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP

Are you also using the access list? Default forward is enabled by default on ACL entries.
by jwcn
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless 5km p-t-p, why results are horrible?
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

Re: OH..MY.....GOD!!!! what is happening?

How do you figure?
by jwcn
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless 5km p-t-p, why results are horrible?
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

Re: OH..MY.....GOD!!!! what is happening?

Yep, this is why you should never use cards without some type of load or antenna connected to them.
by jwcn
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

Switching from AP to Bridge and configuring WDS should have no effect on throughput.
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with VPN
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Issues with VPN

We resolved it by PM. Turned out he was using the wrong IP info...
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: interferance reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 2852

Re: interferance reduction

Using 5mhz or 10mhz reduces the width of your wireless signal. This in effect creates more usable channels and more room to move around the interference or between it.
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Prioritize Shared Bandwidth - Business and Residential
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Prioritize Shared Bandwidth - Business and Residential

Are you using a simple queue for each customer?
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nanostation with Router OS
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Nanostation with Router OS

No, it is not possible.
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

For your lab application I would lock rates to 54meg on both sides.
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

I don't believe you need to use polling on a PtP link. Also, what is your framing policy settings?
by jwcn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: route config help.
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: route config help.

And you can't use a VLAN because...?
by jwcn
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

Ok. Are you using Nstream?
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

Ok. Not sure why you would contact support over a hardware limitation but ok. You need to buy beefier hardware for your application.
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme ptp help
Replies: 40
Views: 9250

Re: Nstreme ptp help

You can turn connection tracking off in the firewall. Other than that yes, the CPU is the limitation.
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Failover
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Failover

So set the ping check to ping a reliable public IP address...
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with VPN
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Issues with VPN

Ahh. So you are pulling the dynamic IP but need to use the static? Get rid of the dhcp-client. Put in your static IP make sure your /xx netmask are correct. You will need to add the gateway in something like this: ip route dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 gateway=cable gateway. You also need to make sure you h...
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Nat Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Nat Rules

Post your NAT rules
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Most stable version for RB433 ? Having failures after loadi
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Most stable version for RB433 ? Having failures after loadi

I could be wrong but it seems like there was some discussion about the Dude not running correctly on the RB's...
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH - Packet loss on bridge-interface
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: RB433AH - Packet loss on bridge-interface

Can you post your configuration?
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Failover
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Failover

I would use the internal DNS service in 'tik and use multiple DNS servers for it to resolve to. I.e. use AT&T, Verizon and Open DNS. If all three are down you have much larger problems to worry about.
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with VPN
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Issues with VPN

You have two WAN connections?
by jwcn
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: interferance reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 2852

Re: interferance reduction

George,

I'm not familiar with that brand at all. Can you define expensive and slow? I'm intrigued.
by jwcn
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware question
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Hardware question

Along those lines you could you a device like webpowerswitch.com