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by quackyo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended hotel hotspot management software?
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Recommended hotel hotspot management software?

This is not the right place to make recommendations out of mikrotiks environment.
...Ofcourse it is, the OP is asking for a radius system that he can use WITH his mikrotik devices. That is a perfectly good question.
by quackyo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5SHP & mANT30: High Packet Loss
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: 5SHP & mANT30: High Packet Loss

You do not mention doing any kind of survey for other 5GHz stuff in the air. This should be done from both sides to find a clean channel.
Also, the video says 80MHz channel... You should try to get a stable 20MHz link first, and then try to get 40MHz stable if needed.
by quackyo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?

Bridge itself (without HW) will do several hundred megabits, the problem the problem is that I try to bridge a bit of IPTV multicast traffic together with NATTING (without fasttrack) a few hundre megabits between WAN and Internal internet VLAN. My theory is something along the line of the fastpath t...
by quackyo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?

As I explained, because I couldn't get a stable IPTV over separate VLAN with switch (HW accelerated) setup. Every 10 minutes or so I would experience distortion in signal. Don't know why. But that is beside the point and my question still remains - do anybody have some input on the "no fasttrack" qu...
by quackyo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: improving a wireless "street" connection
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: improving a wireless "street" connection

Use a directional (Important) outdoor AP (SXT 5 something something (if they support 5GHz).) to get internet from outdoor service . Place this high on your house so you have a clear line of sight. Cable from this to an indoor AP with separate WLAN for your client machines. This will make a heap of d...
by quackyo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?

Well, issue with 100% cpu is because of lack of fasttrack... Because of 100% CPU and doing bridge VLAN (without HW acceleration), this affects my HDTV.

Posting a 36 minute long video doesn't help me.
by quackyo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Fasttrack doesn't work (with VLAN) ?

Hi. Just finished converting a setup with 2x HAP AC with latest stable firmware from Switch VLAN setup to new bridge VLAN setup. This sounds just stupid, but I could never get stable IPTV through the old setup. With bridge VLAN setup I can.. I know I loose HW switching this way, but...it works. Only...
by quackyo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help me increase quality of this 3km link
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Help me increase quality of this 3km link

Try 40MHz (or 20Mhz) channels.
A stable 40Mhz or 20Mhz link is better than a flaky 80MHz.
by quackyo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: cAP ac: no capsman [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: cAP ac: no capsman [SOLVED]

Someone in another thread mentioned that capsman in v7 worked, but CAP's had to be v7 as well...
by quackyo
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBLHGG-60ad Link Down
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: RBLHGG-60ad Link Down

If possible, i would
check/replace PSU's first if not powered by active POE.
check cable/plugs.
before new dishes.
by quackyo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP AC as CAP managed by CAPsMAN ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: wAP AC as CAP managed by CAPsMAN ?

You will need to post an export of your CAPsMAN as well. And also it would be helpful if you post an export of a working CAP.
by quackyo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best Practise / multi SSID multi AP Network
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Best Practise / multi SSID multi AP Network

Different channels. On 2,4Ghz - reduce TX power. a lot. That helps to get clients to use 5GHz, which works a lot better in crowded environment. Do a proper coverage test. I would think you need more 5GHz AP than three to cover a 3 story building with 12 rooms, but that ofcourse depends on size and b...
by quackyo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: improve LTE signal (LHG LTE with LHG XL antenna ?)
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: improve LTE signal (LHG LTE with LHG XL antenna ?)

If your problem is not that you have clear line of sight but just are too far away from the sender, get a bigger pole to mount your equipment higher. Almost always the only possibility.
by quackyo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 (WiFi model) stability/reliability poll
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: RB4011 stability/reliability poll

Your poll is flawed - you ask of RB4011 with WIFI, but there is also a model without WIFI.
Most reports I have seen about stability has been with WIFI.
Personally I manage 3 RB4011's, all without WIFI. They are rock stable.
by quackyo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Installed new SXT LTE kit - Whatsapp images can't send or receive
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Installed new SXT LTE kit - Whatsapp images can't send or receive

I guess that you by have gotten the news that facebook and whatsapp have /have had problem with their images.. :)
by quackyo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS109-8G Crashes/reboots often
Replies: 19
Views: 1555

Re: CRS109-8G Crashes/reboots often

If the old 19V adapter works fine and you don't need it for anything else, I don't see why you need to change that.
by quackyo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Managed CAPs don't broadcast SSID if CAPsMAN is offline.
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Re: Managed CAPs don't broadcast SSID if CAPsMAN is offline.

I would like a "TTL" of some sort, so that a CAP could be set to work for example 24 hours after last connecting to it's CAPSMAN.
by quackyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MultiSSID AccessPoint with tagged VLAN problem
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: MultiSSID AccessPoint with tagged VLAN problem

add bridge tagged to the vlans to get the router CPU to see the VLANs... like this: /interface bridge vlan add bridge=bridge1 tagged=ether5,bridge1 untagged=ether4,VLAN100 vlan-ids=100 add bridge=bridge1 tagged=ether5,bridge1 vlan-ids=101 add bridge=bridge1 tagged=ether5,bridge1 vlan-ids=102 add bri...
by quackyo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remote management of SXT LTE router possible through MikroTik's IP cloud?
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Remote management of SXT LTE router possible through MikroTik's IP cloud?

Only if your mobile provider gives you a public IP. Most does not (and should not) do this as default, but most also have another APN that does for users that knows what they do.
by quackyo
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN issue's
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: CAPsMAN issue's

1 - Do not use both WPA and WPA2.
2 - reduce TX power on 2,4GHz interfaces.
by quackyo
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself
Replies: 258
Views: 33324

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself

Steveocee: The solution to this is to reduse the 2,4GHz transmit power a bit so that clients sees the 5GHz net as the strongest when close.
This would reduce the 2,4GHz theoretical coverage, but normally not the actual/usable coverage, since coverage is normally limited by tx power on client.
by quackyo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x PTP
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: 2x PTP

Speed is not the issue, but if 2xPTP will give lower latency than 1xPTMP that's a very good point.
Thanx!
by quackyo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x PTP
Replies: 2
Views: 471

2x PTP

Hi. I'm am planning a WIFI-link to a hut. I have internet access at place 1, and have free LoS (2,5KM) to a mast where I am allowed to put equipment. From the same mast I have free LoS (1KM) to the hut. It is about a 80-90 degrees from the mast to the two points. Whats is the best approach here - tw...
by quackyo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik and LTE cat6
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Mikrotik and LTE cat6

Hi. Is there anyone successfully running mini-PCIe LTE Cat6 modems in mikrotik products, and getting acceptable speed and stability? Wap LTE kit works great but lacks speed because of LTE cat4. From what I can see on wiki it might be possible to use a LTE cat6 mini-PCI, but probably have to use PPP ...
by quackyo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R11e-LTE wap LTE kit not running
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: R11e-LTE wap LTE kit not running

it seems from the log that it is using APN "internet.sierrawireless.com" which must be some default settings in Sierra card.
by quackyo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Replace 2011UiAS-2HnD with Hex S
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Replace 2011UiAS-2HnD with Hex S

Export config from 2011, read through and copy only needed config. Safest way.
You can try import the whole config from 2011, but you might get trouble with port numbers, different switches and so on.
by quackyo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN very bad performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: CAPsMAN very bad performance

Try a different channel.
BTW, normally only channel 1, 6 and 11 should be used as they are the only non-overlapping channels.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels
by quackyo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR neighbour discovery problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: CHR neighbour discovery problem

0 ether1 2.2.2.2 08:00:27:8B:66:7F MikroTik 7.0beta...
3 ether1 10.155.101.233 08:00:27:A6:62:3E MikroTik 7.0alph...
...
You tease.... :)
by quackyo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Suggested CAPsMAN Hardware
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Suggested CAPsMAN Hardware

2011 won't be nearly enough for this, at least not with QOS. You might get away with the 2011 if you can live without QOS; because you can fast-track most of the internet traffic.

I second RB1100x4 as previously suggested , or you could maybe use RB3011.
by quackyo
Sun May 06, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: To Give Vlans to APs With CAPsMAN
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: To Give Vlans to APs With CAPsMAN

But without local forwarding this doesnt work, the virtual interfaces on router running as capsman has default VLAN ID 1..
by quackyo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routed point-to-point?
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Routed point-to-point?

Do you have routes on Router A pointing to the other subnets? If not all hosts on subnet A will go to default gateway (internet) trying to connect to subnet B.
by quackyo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi LAG
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: WiFi LAG

OK, maybe they do some sort of jamming when communicating then.
Maybe you should get someone with a scope to document interference for a while then and report to your government, ?
A guy with a scope is a good idea anyway :)
by quackyo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi LAG
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: WiFi LAG

This sounds like interference. X-ray will definetively be able to "kill" wifi-signals if the room with the machine is not 100% shielded (which it should be.).

Try getting the dentist to tell you when they use the x-ray next time and do some tests?
by quackyo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.41 new bridge/VLAN trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: v6.41 new bridge/VLAN trouble

You are totally correct, I misread this and ignored to add the bridge itself to vlan. I guess the logic is that bridge and bridge vlan filtering is two different things. "/interface bridge vlan add bridge=bridge1 tagged=bridge1 untagged=ether6 vlan-ids=200 add bridge=bridge1 tagged=bridge1 untagged=...
by quackyo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.41 new bridge/VLAN trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

v6.41 new bridge/VLAN trouble

Hi. I have worked with VLAN setups on Mikrotik a lot in the past, both configured in SW mode and in HW (switch) mode. Today I tried to get a pretty simple VLAN setup to work config to work with the new 6.41 way of doing things. It seems the VLAN part works fine, but I cannot for get the router to "t...
by quackyo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP ac - 2GHz / 5GHz roaming
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: wAP ac - 2GHz / 5GHz roaming

On the same SSID/password you cannot force this.

BTW - if you need high performance link, you should really go for a dedicated outdoor PtP link, and separate AP's inside.
by quackyo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: poe power to 16 rbwap2nd
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: poe power to 16 rbwap2nd

use another brand POE switch, this device supports "normal POE.
PoE in 802.3af/at
PoE in input Voltage 11-57 V
by quackyo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik HAP AC vs. CRS109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN for home Router / AP
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: MikroTik HAP AC vs. CRS109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN for home Router / AP

The HAP AC is an excellent home AP, the alternative is HEX + a WAP AC as AP if you need to place the AP other place than router.
by quackyo
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions regarding an specific crs124 setup (Vlans/Bandwithsharing/dhcp)
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Questions regarding an specific crs124 setup (Vlans/Bandwithsharing/dhcp)

it's not the VLANs that are slowing you down, its the queues. You won't get better performance from a switch. (CRS is short for CLoudRouter Switch).
Buy a router if you want queues. HEX is a a cheap and good router that will be able to handle that load.
by quackyo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Office WiFi 6 AP, CAPSMAN, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Problem with Office WiFi 6 AP, CAPSMAN, etc.

Which APs do you use? It looks like you use 40MHz channels on 2,4GHz (20Mhz + extension Ce), that's not smart since it will give you only two channels not interfering with each other. Go 20Mhz, use channel 1,6 and 11 and set up with the least amount of interference. A good tool is "WIFI Analyzer" ap...
by quackyo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: cranky POE
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: cranky POE

24V input is best, but if existing charging system is 12V i would prefer a DC DC.
by quackyo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: cranky POE
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: cranky POE

use 24V.
If you need to power from 12v battery, use a 12V->24V DC DC adapter.
by quackyo
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does this violate RFC?
Replies: 17
Views: 2039

Re: Does this violate RFC?

OK thanx anyway. It actually seems that giving 8.8.8.8 to my Doorbird solved my problem, so it seems that wifi doorlocks care about case. :)
by quackyo
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does this violate RFC?
Replies: 17
Views: 2039

Re: Does this violate RFC?

ZeroByte - can you confirm if the IoT clock is a Doorbird? (www.doorbird.com)
by quackyo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does this violate RFC?
Replies: 17
Views: 2039

Re: Does this violate RFC?

Hi. Was the IoT Door lock a Doorbird by any chance?
I have one of those in my home network, and experience very long "first connect" times from outside my network. Might be a related issue, as I have Mikrotik DNS as first resolver, and google as second resolver if I remember correctly.
by quackyo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very poor wifi performance with mAP : how can I replace it ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Re: Very poor wifi performance with mAP : how can I replace it ?

Try channel 1,6 or 11 - no extension channel (20MHz only).
by quackyo
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB260GSP with QRT5ac on a 12V Batterie, QRT reboots every few minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: RB260GSP with QRT5ac on a 12V Batterie, QRT reboots every few minutes

Try using a 12v to 24v step-up. 12v POE will cause to high amperage and therefore maybe low voltage - at least when powering multiple devices. Use something like this (I cannot vouch for this particular unit..) http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-12V-Step-Up-to-24V-3A-72W-Car-Power-Converter-Regulator-ED-...
by quackyo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Central CAPsMAN with multiple sites with LOCAL networks
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Central CAPsMAN with multiple sites with LOCAL networks

Have you tried the VLAN settings on each SSID configuration?
by quackyo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Central CAPsMAN with multiple sites with LOCAL networks
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Central CAPsMAN with multiple sites with LOCAL networks

That should be as simple as checking "Local forwarding" on the capsman configurations that should be local (Local-LAN and Local_Guest).
by quackyo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: (VOWIFI) cap lite with WIFI tether to android phone and VPN
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: (VOWIFI) cap lite with WIFI tether to android phone and VPN

It will work. But probably not well because of latency.
by quackyo
Mon May 22, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: [solved] Power connector problem in RB2011-RM and RB3011-RM
Replies: 14
Views: 3037

Re: Power connector problem in RB2011-RM and RB3011-RM

Correct, the "new" PSUs from mikrotiks (the one with sharper edges) does not fit the 2011 and 3011 properly - the hole in the casing is a tad to little.
The old PSU (with rounder edges) fits fine.
by quackyo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What is the reason of hardware damage in SXT lite5
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: What is the reason of hardware damage in SXT lite5

Looks like a water/moisture damage to me..
by quackyo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Limited transfer rate on 5GHz - wAP ac
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Limited transfer rate on 5GHz - wAP ac

"band=5ghz-a".
should be AC .
by quackyo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.

I know, but you have already helped me . The rest will be trial and error :)
Thanx!
by quackyo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.

I don't know the exact parameters, the customer should be able to connect two nearby work sites, and when they are done working on one site they move the stuff to new location.
by quackyo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.

Aha, hadn't though about signal level. So Connect list from SXT 1 to SXT 2 and SXT 4 with signal threshold set to something viable so it will always take the nearest one, and a connect list from sxt 3 to sxt 4 and that should be enough? might be easier than I anticipated then! Good tips about ac/n. ...
by quackyo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Plan a portable P2P system with "repeater" site.

Hi. I'm planning a portable P2P system for a customer. The point is to make a connection between some customer hardware. The customer hardware will be moved monthly. They do not need high bandwidth, just stable and low latency. Some times there will we LOS directly between the customer hardware. Tha...
by quackyo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wireless Bridging
Replies: 14
Views: 2825

Re: Wireless Bridging

Sounds like all you need is a static route on the Ubiquiti side of the network, pointing 192.168.88.0/24 to the 192.168.0.x-IP assigned to the dhcp client on mikrotik. This should ofcourse be made static.
by quackyo
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Newbie with a motorhome needs a clue.
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Newbie with a motorhome needs a clue.

I can top this - I need a similar solution, but also with a LTE USB stick as fallback.
I also would like to be able to make a list of SSIDs with corresponding encryption codes so that when I return to a known place the mikrotik automatically connects to the network I used there last time.
by quackyo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1009 local link performance - what sorcery is this???
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: CCR1009 local link performance - what sorcery is this???

it's a completely different CPU on those.
A new Intel i7 CPU does more work per Hz than an old Pentium.. :)
by quackyo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS "repeater bridge" with non-RouterOS AP?
Replies: 31
Views: 4604

Re: RouterOS "repeater bridge" with non-RouterOS AP?

The repeater function will not work with other vendors - you will only be able to have 1 client behind your Mikrotik this way. (It needs mikrotik in both ends..)

WDS MIGHT be possible, but that I have never tried.
by quackyo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very poor transfer rates on WAPac & 5GHz channel selection
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Very poor transfer rates on WAPac & 5GHz channel selection

would be very interesting if you could compare the two different settings to pinpoint the performance difference between only bridge fastpath, only hw-queue and both.
by quackyo
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Access List Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Access List Issue

I think a client will always try to connect to the AP with highest signal, as long as both APs have same SSID/WPA.
To lock a client to one specific AP you should make spesific SSID's for each AP.
by quackyo
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman - how to add config to existing network
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Capsman - how to add config to existing network

No one?
There must be a way to add a new SSID "on the fly" ?
by quackyo
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman - how to add config to existing network
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Capsman - how to add config to existing network

Hi. I am managing a mikrotik network with 8 WAP AC's controlled by a RB3011 as capsman. When I originally configured it I had 1 master config and x slave configs for different SSID's (to different bridges/VLANs). Now I need 1 more. I've made the config, and added it to the provisioning as a (fourth)...
by quackyo
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?

You're mixing mW(att) and mA(mp). the Dynadish 5 have a max power usage of 9W. The hap AC have a max poe output of 500mA . That means that with a 24V PSU on the hap AC you have a max poe output of 24V x 0,5A = 12W. Which means that this should work perfectly as long as you have a 24V or higher PSU (...
by quackyo
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Software and hardware VLAN at the same time?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Software and hardware VLAN at the same time?

Hi. I'm trying to set up a small Mikrotik network with some VLANS. The hardware is two HAP AC's, linked with a trunk from ETH5 to ETH1. On Main HAP AC i get VLAN 101 (IPTV) and 102 (WAN) in on the SFP interface from ISP. I also need an internal VLAN (250) for NATing to internet. VLAN101 (IPTV) shoul...
by quackyo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Route between 2 interfaces with 2 subnets (without a bridge)
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: Route between 2 interfaces with 2 subnets (without a bridge)

If I understand correctly you do the routing outside of this mikrotik. If so , those routers need to have static routes for 192.168.50.0/24 and 192.168.49.0/24 to this mikrotik.
by quackyo
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi continually disconnects and reconnects (flapping?)
Replies: 6
Views: 3597

Re: WiFi continually disconnects and reconnects (flapping?)

Emotiv8IT - have you tried different channels? There might be other non-WLAN traffic on the same frequencies. I have experienced noise from burglar alarms multiple times.
by quackyo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What hardware to cover island?
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: What hardware to cover island?

You can run the mANT in "AP mode" , not using the the "router" in it, and just keep the RB493G as a router only. :)
I would use CAPSMAN on main router to manage the AP's.
by quackyo
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VoIP call causes extreme lag
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: VoIP call causes extreme lag (wtf?)

Post firewall on HEX, and if you have any queues - post them too.
by quackyo
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Facebook WIFI check-in HOTSPOT
Replies: 0
Views: 1841

Feature Request: Facebook WIFI check-in HOTSPOT

Integrate Hotspot with Facebook WIFI. "Facebook Wi-Fi lets customers check in to participating businesses on Facebook for free Wi-Fi access. When people check in to your Page, you can share offers and other announcements with them." Meraki,Cisco,Netgear,D-Link, Open-Mesh, Arua, Intelbras, Ruckus and...
by quackyo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

Re: CHR and RoMon problem

I think it should be a "ethernet-like" interface. Try EOIP tunnel over the PPTP link and it should work.
by quackyo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP / MAC / different LAN difficulties?
Replies: 0
Views: 249

DHCP / MAC / different LAN difficulties?

Is there any logical explanation for this? I have set up a RB3011 as CAPSMAN, with three different SSID's that points to three different bridges/VLAN's. There is a DHCP server with separate pool on each bridge. Everything works fine when connecting something to either of the SSID's. But when I conne...
by quackyo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 1 Gbit/s connection, need router upgrade?
Replies: 21
Views: 4981

Re: 1 Gbit/s connection, need router upgrade?

RB3011 should do the trick. With Fasttrack enabled and no queues at least.
by quackyo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: vlan - via bridge or switch, about differences
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: vlan - via bridge or switch, about differences

You can also go switch vlan only by using a cable between switch 1 and switch 2. You will lose two ports though.
by quackyo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP AC 2.4GHz issue
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: WAP AC 2.4GHz issue

Have you tried other 2,4GHz AP's on the same spot? If not, I suggest you try to pinpoint the problem to the AP or the radioband itself. There might be other "noise" on the 2,4GHz band not from WIFI . For example I have experienced a number of places that burglary alarm detectors from a specific vend...
by quackyo
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB3011 sfp-port not in switch menu
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: RB3011 sfp-port not in switch menu

Any news here? I started configuring a pair of 3011s today, cannot find SFP in switch menu.
It is of course possible to VLAN it in software / CPU mode but that is stupid...
by quackyo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

Tried a hAP AC at the first location again today.
Link at first try with SFP in hAP AC. moved the SFP to the RB2011 : No link.
Strange. have asked support@mikrotik about it.
by quackyo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

I continue this thread with an update.. At the location I have tried to get the 2011UiAS-2HnD to work with SFP I have now tried 4 different 1310/1550 SFP's with no luck. (10km,20km and 40km) I had given this up... But today I helped another friend connecting his newly installed fiber from the same I...
by quackyo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some question about CAPSMAN features (DFS, VLANs)
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Some question about CAPSMAN features (DFS, VLANs)

3 - Yep. You set this on the CAP interfaces on the CAPSMAN .
by quackyo
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: A wireless router for 50 concurrent users
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: A wireless router for 50 concurrent users

If it is a problem to get power to the second AP you could use other Mikrotik equipment that could Power the second AP through Power Over Ethernet. But first I would have tried with only one unit with dual radio unit first, and get about half of the users to use the 2,4GHz network and half of the us...
by quackyo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP ac Mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: wAP ac Mesh

Hi, have you gone through with this?
I have a project where I will have to do something similar. I am also thinking of doing this with Wap AC and do the backhaul on 5GHz.
I thought of using Capsman on the 2,4GHz interfaces to manage the user access WLAN.
by quackyo
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mark DHCP-clients gateway ?
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Mark DHCP-clients gateway ?

Hi. I'm setting up a Mikrotik/Capsman setup for someone. My plan is:  Bridge-LAN: bridged with "uplink" to unknown router. I do not know the IP range. Wifi for users will go to this bridge, and users will get address from external (unknown) router. DHCP client on this bridge to get a gateway on the ...
by quackyo
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2G vs 5G wifi in hAP AC
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: 2G vs 5G wifi in hAP AC

Try different channels first.
Note : on 2,4GHz there are only 3 channels that are truly separated - Channel 1, 6 and 11.
channel 2-5 and 7-10 should not be used, as they would interfer with two of the 3 separate channels.
by quackyo
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-rep and non-Routerboards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Wireless-rep and non-Routerboards?

Normis: You sure about this?  I tried to get this to work some months ago, but could never get it to work with more than one client connected through the repeater. (The old D-link repeater I was replacing worked fine...until it died ofcourse :)) If I remember correctly I made a thread about it on th...
by quackyo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP + xClaim POE problem
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: RB260GSP + xClaim POE problem

No - the unit you try to power most likely wants "real" POE (802.11af/ad), not "passive POE".
Mikrotik can only POE power units that can be powered by "passive POE".

You will need to use the POE adapter or a normal POE switch that supports 802.11af/ad.
by quackyo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP + xClaim POE problem
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: RB260GSP + xClaim POE problem

RB260GSP and most other Mikrotik devices does only support "Passive POE" (usually 12-30V), not 802.11af/at which is 48v.
by quackyo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: possibly copper-wall-related wireless issues
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: possibly copper-wall-related wireless issues

If your device has 2,4GHz and 5GHz, try both. In general, if there is a lot of noise, try (in 2,4GHz) chan1,6 and 11, no extension channels. There might also be noise from other sources in your house, I have experienced that alarm detectors destroy channel 1-3 (2,4GHz) multiple times. The problem wi...
by quackyo
Wed May 25, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple AP with same SSID
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Multiple AP with same SSID

Use Capsman.
You cant move a client from one AP to another, but you can use access-list to kick users with low signal . This will trigger the users equipment to search for the SSID again and will (hopefully) connect to the best one.
by quackyo
Wed May 11, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik Hex PoE Lite wattage?
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Mikrotik Hex PoE Lite wattage?

its rated to 1Amp max per port, 2 amp max total. So if you power the Hex POE Lite with the included PSU that is 24V, your device will pull 15,4W/24W=0,64A which should be fine. Be sure that the device you should power supports the Mikrotik passive POE way - devices that requires standard POE (48V, 8...
by quackyo
Wed May 04, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

Yea, ofcourse that is a possibility. Butr a lot of other users of this ISP reports that it works. Some of them use TP-Link or Netgear equipment, some use Cisco. I have not seen anyone else try this with Mikrotik, but there shouldn't be a difference as long as the SFP's have the same specs and are re...
by quackyo
Wed May 04, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2011UiAS-2HnD strange high CPU usage
Replies: 14
Views: 2722

Re: 2011UiAS-2HnD strange high CPU usage

100% (or almost) CPU is easy to reach with a RB2011 with just torrent traffic @50-80mbit for example... Or any other high bandwith service that uses a lot of connections.

If you add fast track firewall-rules it should be a lot better.
by quackyo
Tue May 03, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLAN multicast strangeness
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Switch VLAN multicast strangeness

Feel like I'm talking to myself here... Still, I post my findings. I got a hold of another RB2011 and set this up exactly the same. This works fine. WTH?? I then did a full reset on the RB951G and then copied the config. No go... So...my conclusion is that there must be something different in the sw...
by quackyo
Tue May 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless CAP
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Wireless CAP

Yes, I am running wireless-rep on all my capsman setups.
by quackyo
Tue May 03, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLAN multicast strangeness
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Switch VLAN multicast strangeness

Just to add some more info -
when I Torch the master interface on the problem switch (RB951) (with filter on VLAN 101)
I see the exact same traffic as I see on the main swtitch.

Link to screenshot here..
https://imgur.com/ll6vURB
by quackyo
Mon May 02, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLAN multicast strangeness
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Switch VLAN multicast strangeness

I am helping a friend set up his IPTV, and have some problems. His main router is a RB2011UiAS-2HnD, and there is also a RB951G-2HnD. From the ISP router/modem one cable gives us Internet (ETH1 untagged, VLAN102, VLAN102 is gateway), and one cable gives us IPTV (ETH9 untagged, VLAN101). So no VLAN i...
by quackyo
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rb2011uias-2hnd not 1gb
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: rb2011uias-2hnd not 1gb

Sounds like a bad cable. (OR a bad port on your mikrotik).
Try putting the ISP cable directly in your computer and see if you get Gbit link.
by quackyo
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

No, it should be 1310/1550 (1550/1310 in the other end).
I have ordered a few other SFP's, some said it could be the Mikrotik SFP that have too low TX value so the other end can't see us.
by quackyo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

Tried another RB2011(-2hnd), this one recognizes the SFP module. But still only TX, no RX.... I've even tried to clone mac address from ISP router. . here's /int eth mon sfp1 [admin@MT2011-loft] > /int eth mon sfp1 name: sfp1 status: link-ok auto-negotiation: disabled rate: 1Gbps full-duplex: yes tx...
by quackyo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 SFP module not recognized?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

RB2011 SFP module not recognized?

Hi. Im trying to remove a ISP-provided fiber router with a mikrotik rb2011ls-in. I have bought the correct MIkrotik SFP for this connection (it should be 1310/1550nm BIDI in my end.) "S-35/53LC20D, Pair of SFP BiDi Transceivers 20km, mini-GBIC, single mode, MIKROTIK". With the 1310/1550 one plugged ...
by quackyo
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS to make a mesh of 5 wireless AP's ?
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: WDS to make a mesh of 5 wireless AP's ?

The point is i need Mesh-functionality, as some of the 4 non-cable-connected AP's will need to have multiple ways in to the main AP, as the power can go away for a short time on some of them.

Anyone have actual experience doing something like this with MT?
by quackyo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS to make a mesh of 5 wireless AP's ?
Replies: 3
Views: 859

WDS to make a mesh of 5 wireless AP's ?

Hi. Several years ago I helped a small organisation to set up a Openmesh-based network several years ago, controlled by cloudtrax.com . It consists of 5 single radio 2,4GHz 802.11n AP's, where only one of them have internet connection (by cable), the other ones has a mesh connection through the othe...
by quackyo
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: repeater - station modes
Replies: 1
Views: 699

repeater - station modes

Hi. Today I have tried to switch a 7 year old D-link repeater with a MT mAP2n. I have failed. At least doing it the default wireless-rep way. First, my setup and story is: Mikrotik router (RB750). Every port on the box has its own separate bridge, dhcp pool and server except for Ether1(WAN). every p...
by quackyo
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature suggestion: Repeater + CAP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Feature suggestion: Repeater + CAP?

The new Repeater-mode seems to work fine, You can set one interface in client mode and one or more virtual interfaces in station mode, either on the same SSID or on a separate SSID. I am missing one feature though - WIFI client + CAP client. I want to configure a couple of HaP Lite's as clients on o...
by quackyo
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: map2n Question
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: map2n Question

the mAP2n support 10-57V input. In *theory* it should work to power the first unit with a psu with 48V and over 500mW. You will then have a total of 500mW power to use through POE. 500mw x 48v = 24W. a mAP2n is rated with a max power usage of 2W. That means , again in *theory*, that you should be ab...
by quackyo
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB260GSP POE max output?
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

RB260GSP POE max output?

Hi. Is there a max AMP rating per port for the RB260GSP POE switch? The reason I ask is that I'm setting up a solution with 1x CRS125-24G-1S-RM 3x RBcap2N 1x RB260GSP POE switch. The POE switch was supposed to power the 3 access points only , but I see that the CRS125 is also POE capable - and the t...
by quackyo
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fast Track only one way?
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Fast Track only one way?

Hi. Is it possible to fast track "one way" of the connection (download) but exclude the other way (upload) so it can be queued? I am trying fast track download but keep queues for upload on a DSL line. But any rule i try either fast tracks all or nothing - I have tried to limit the fast track forwar...
by quackyo
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic Firewall script from mikrotik WIKI - DNS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: Basic Firewall script from mikrotik WIKI - DNS?

I Agree. So who will change the Wiki? :)
by quackyo
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic Firewall script from mikrotik WIKI - DNS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Basic Firewall script from mikrotik WIKI - DNS?

Hi. When googling Mikrotik Firewall you will find the "Basic Universal Firewall Script" from wiki.mikrotik.com . http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Basic_universal_firewall_script This seems to be a good place to start, but I wonder if it really should default open up for DNS from outside - This can't be...