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by brwainer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41rc [release candidate] is released! New bridge implementation!
Replies: 561
Views: 125163

Re: v6.41rc [release candidate] is released! New bridge implementation!

stop right there. this stuff above literally translates to wave2, right? I thought 802.11ac Wave2 was MU-MIMO as well as 160MHz / 80+80MHz channels? And to date, I believe all the the wireless chipsets that Mikrotik has shipped in products are Wave1. But maybe this is a little accidental show-of-ha...
by brwainer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39.3 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 47
Views: 18767

Re: v6.39.3 [bugfix] is released!

is there a place where i can see the whole changelog from 6.37.5 (bugfix) to this one? Unfortunately, you will have to read every changelog from the stable channel for 6.38, 6.38.1-6, 6.39, and 6.39.1-2, and then 6.39.3 from the bugfix channel. MIkrotik has been asked before to make changelogs that...
by brwainer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR suggestions for new functionality
Replies: 157
Views: 32854

Re: CHR suggestions for new functionality

Fist - x86 is a 32-bit system I was not aware that the X86 downloads were 32 bit only. Every one of your other points is based on this issue, so it really sounds like what you are asking for is an X86 install that is 64-bit. I understand at this point it may be easier to base this off of the CHR co...
by brwainer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR suggestions for new functionality
Replies: 157
Views: 32854

Re: CHR suggestions for new functionality

I would like to see a CHR ISO image. I would like the ability to directly install a CHR ISO onto a server (skipping & not using a hypervisor). Thus a CHR could have direct access to all hardware devices and eliminate the need for a hypervisor. How is this different from the normal x86 install that ...
by brwainer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.1 [current]
Replies: 74
Views: 23390

Re: v6.40.1 [current]

Has anyone tried running DHCP server on wlan1 interface? mine goes red after running dhcp server wlan1 interface is on ap bridge and has an ip of 192.168.3.1 I used the wizard to run DHCP server on the wlan1 interface If an interface is part of a bridge, then the IP address and the DHCP server need...
by brwainer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released! (New bridge implementation delayed till 6.41rc)
Replies: 207
Views: 36695

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released! (New bridge implementation)

also, 'add bridge=bridge1 tagged=ether2,ether7,ether8 untagged=ether8 vlan-ids=400' should be 'add bridge=bridge1 tagged=ether2,ether6,ether7 untagged=ether8 vlan-ids=400', I believe For Example #2 I believe you are correct. Can any one help my on my senario ? vlan 220 port 20 /interface bridge vla...
by brwainer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 46333

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

Has it been promised? In case it has, can you provide a link, please? 6.39 (Stable) Changelog: !) bridge - reverted bridge BPDU processing back to pre-v6.38 behaviour; (v6.40 will have another separate VLAN-aware bridge implementation) https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=121196 The chan...
by brwainer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Discussion about bugfix, current and rc versions
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: v6.38.7 [bugfix] is released!

Did anyone tested the multicast package? Which version is the most stable that does not lag? The most stable version of any feature is the current bugfix-only version. If you find problems when using the current bugfix-only version, then submit a report to Mikrotik Support detailing the problem you...
by brwainer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 46333

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

I do not say that quoting is not allowed. There is no such rule. Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:17 am: @biatche: Please edit your post and treat this as prewarning. So why would that be a prewarning if it is allowed and there is no rule? I take no offense to what you are trying to do, I agree that it would be ...
by brwainer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 46333

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

Allowed or not, it's annoying. All that endless scrolling over quotes, just to see another "me too" type of reply below, that's just wrong. I can agree, especially on mobile, that full quoting can be annoying if the resulting reply is limited in content. On the other hand, I do agree that multi-top...
by brwainer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 46333

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

That is the problem ... you do not bother.Why should you ? Maybe moderator should edit your posts for your convenience as you do not bother ? Do you think that driver job is just driving a car without necessity to follow traffic rules as police is for obeying them ? Have you checked difference in f...
by brwainer
Mon May 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39.1 [current]
Replies: 158
Views: 37246

Re: v6.39.1 [current]

Very bad message. I am using multiple partitions where possible to prevent such problems during updates. And now it is opposed? Now I must say like others: you are breaking things and not testing enough before public release to current branch. I think the issue here isn't that they are breaking thi...
by brwainer
Fri May 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.2 released
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: SwOS version 2.2 released

Is this supported on an original RB260GS? The release notes don't indicate anything, and the download page says "version 2.2 for new RB260GS(CSS106-5G-1S), new RB260GSP(CSS106-1G-4P-1S)" - so is there a different hardware that is the "new RB260GS" which is different from the "old RB260GS"?
by brwainer
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38.3 [current]
Replies: 63
Views: 14999

Re: v6.38.3 [current]

ErfanDL - available on "station" mode if "Advanced mode" in wireless settings is enabled and "Wireless" tab " is selected Thanks. find it. is it possible to enable this feature in AP mode ? example for smartphone wifi roaming The station roaming setting controls how the Mikrotik device, when connec...
by brwainer
Mon May 09, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.36rc [release candidate] is released, wireless-fp package is discontinued!
Replies: 295
Views: 65976

Re: v6.36rc [release candidate] is released, wireless-fp package is discontinued!

Let´s summarize the feature requests for wireless-rep: + vendor OUI auto naming + custom names for CAP devices + centralized ressource monitoring / statistics ([CPU, RAM, amount of connected clients for each CAP device], total amount of connected devices, frequency band usage, "rogue devices" using...
by brwainer
Fri May 06, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: I need you to improve my home network
Replies: 13
Views: 1609

Re: I need you to improve my home network

Ok. I'm going to buy a CRS for routing and switching with fasttrack enabled. Thanks for your advices.

For Wifi, hAP lite can be managed by Capsman?
Any device running RouterOS with wireless interfaces can be managed by CAPsMAN. That includes the hAP lite.
by brwainer
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CAPSMAN and VLANS
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: CAPSMAN and VLANS

Make a bridge on ether1 of the CAP If the CAP has an IP address or DHCP client on ether1, move it to the bridge (this will cause a very brief management outage as the IP address is set up) In the CAP settings, select that bridge as the one to add wireless interfaces to In CAPsMAN, set up the wirele...
by brwainer
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I hate this F*!@en thing!
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: I hate this F*!@en thing!

Your TP Link router may be functioning in AP mode, meaning that it isn't working as a router anymore and every connected device is actually a part of the network that the TP Link is connected to (which has the Mikrotik router as the gateway). You'll need to either reset it to defaults or find out wh...
by brwainer
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106937

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Requests for CAPsMAN bug fixes and new features, based on my experience with the current RC version: 6. {Annoying} Stop CAPsMAN from creating virtual interfaces on CAPs with name "wlanXXX" where XXX is a number which is incremented every time the interface is disabled and re-enabled. Although I hav...
by brwainer
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Several 802.3af POE ports for CCTV and Mikrotik AP in the same equipment ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Several 802.3af POE ports for CCTV and Mikrotik AP in the same equipment ?

Ubiquiti makes a POE switch that can support both 802.3af and passive 24V POE output, selectable per port - in fact they make 2, the EdgeSwitch and the Unifi switch. Note that I've never used them personally, I just know they exist.
by brwainer
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless VLAN Trunking
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Wireless VLAN Trunking

i have also been reading about using WDS so do you think it will make any difference?
WDS is meant for mesh networking, and really wouldn't be the right solution for a point to point link.
by brwainer
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: CAPsMAN

If you use create-enabled instead of create-dynamic-enabled, or if you copy the dynamic interfaces, you end up with static interfaces. Static interfaces let you make changes to just that single interface after it is provisioned. In the Interface you can set all sorts of radio parameters, especially ...
by brwainer
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: CAPsMAN

In the Interface tab of CAPsMAN you can make changes that will only apply to that radio (and remember slave interfaces ("Virtual APs") take their physical settings from the master interface). If the Interface you want to make changes to is Dynamic, copy it and then you can make your changes. Anythin...
by brwainer
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Access List ????
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: CAPsMAN Access List ????

If you only have one SSID, then using the SSID Regexp field is probably meaningless for you. It's optional.
by brwainer
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Access List ????
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: CAPsMAN Access List ????

Nothing to explain in wiki, SSID Regexp: in Access List Rules Mikrotik always is developing good things for us, but no explain to their Users how to use!!! :? secret.jpg If the SSID that the user connects to matches the Regex in that field, then that Access Rule will apply to that user. So if you h...
by brwainer
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [SOLVED] CAPSMAN + "Manager Forwarding Mode" + Tagged VLANs (=> use case: EDUROAM)
Replies: 14
Views: 4022

Re: CAPSMAN + "Manager Forwarding Mode" + Tagged VLAN

/interface bridge add arp=proxy-arp name=bridge-with-vlan-tags protocol-mode=none /interface vlan add interface=bridge-with-vlan-tags name=interfacevlan743bridge vlan-id=743 /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge-with-vlan-tags interface=ether2 add bridge=bridge-with-vlan-tags interface=interface...
by brwainer
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN make Virtual APs static
Replies: 0
Views: 1005

CAPsMAN make Virtual APs static

I have a CAPsMAN network setup with the following settings: -CAPs talk to CAPsMAN via management VLAN -3 SSIDs for 2.4GHz and 3 SSIDs for 5 GHz, all SSIDs are set on every CAP -all SSIDs/CAPs use local forwarding, and each SSID is tagged to its own VLAN -I did not use the "Provision" functionality, ...
by brwainer
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 135403

Re: HAP AC

How do the first and second chains get signal with no antenna? See the weird shaped bent metal bits in the corners of the PCB? Those are the antennas for the first and second chain. That is very common for devices that have no external antennas, almost all manufacturers are doing that now. I wouldn...
by brwainer
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 135403

Re: HAP AC

Unfortunately US users are out of luck. Availability date for most retailers slipped to end of march :( The official price from my local distributor is $108 for US version: http://www.balticnetworks.com/mikrotik-hap-ac-gigabit-dual-band-indoor-access-point-built-in-antennas.html There's also anothe...
by brwainer
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Beast x86 hardware
Replies: 29
Views: 7400

Re: Beast x86 hardware

If there are free PCIe 2.0 x4 slots you can use SFP+ cards on those. Each PCIe 2.0 x4 slot supports a single SFP+ slot. "1x PCIe 3.0 x8 slot" - it's an mITX motherboard. But I'm sure there is 2x or 4x SFP+ PCIe cards out there. I have no doubt it has the power to route it's 2x SFP+ ports and 6x 1Gb...
by brwainer
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Advice needed in choosing the right Mikrotik device
Replies: 33
Views: 4404

Re: Advice needed in choosing the right Mikrotik device

RB3011 is relatively new and you should ask local Mikrotik distributors about availability. In the US some distributors just got their first stock this week I think. hAP AC is brand new and is pretty much only available in Latvia so far.... still looking at a 2+ week wait here in the US, not sure ab...
by brwainer
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Encryption performance on OpenVPN/IPsec VPN
Replies: 32
Views: 15247

Re: HAP AC

The WRT1900ACS appears to use the same CPU and here they show that it reaches 10-12MB/s: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless ... l=&start=1. I kind of believe that, because this MIPS processors are pretty weak. And here too: https://airvpn.org/topic/11827-routers-with-aes-256-cbc-acceleration/ ...
by brwainer
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware for Fiber based LAN
Replies: 18
Views: 2029

Re: Hardware for Fiber based LAN

Within a building, and especially with cable runs that don't come close to 100meters, it never makes financial sense to go with fiber. Cat 6a is rated for 10Gb ethernet at 100meters. While it is true that a fiber installation could be upgraded to even faster speeds in the future by replacing the ele...
by brwainer
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: No traffic in same VLAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: No traffic in same VLAN

I haven't read your whole message, but you posted this in the SwOS subforum - the CRS line all run RouterOS. You should message a moderator to ask this to be moved.
by brwainer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 135403

Re: HAP AC

I got this information from Baltic Networks in Chicago - http://www.balticnetworks.com. I contacted them via e-mail. Edit: I've got new information from them: We just received these, the order can be placed through our website and you can choose will call – pickup as the option so your order is rea...
by brwainer
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing between two LANs on same Mikrotik
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Routing between two LANs on same Mikrotik

if all devices in each LAN have this central router as their default gateway, and this router has the appropriate routes in place (should come up automatically when setting the IP address as 172.16.16.1/24 and 192.168.1.1/27) then the devices should be able to reach each other.
by brwainer
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Cloud Hosted Router
Replies: 583
Views: 189856

Re: Playing with my first install - time is off..

Just installing my first install CHR and playing with it. Hyper-V host. The time service is off. It seems to take the time from the host. But it ignores the datetime offset. If I configure CHR timezone, the offset gets applied twice ;) Quite obvious for me, as I am in europe, the machine in chicago...
by brwainer
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless VLAN Trunking
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Wireless VLAN Trunking

i did the bridge but it just passes traffic for only one VLAN (probably the one it is plugged in) i am just not understanding how can i go about it. connect both SXTs to trunk ports on their respective switches. The SXTs can only pass traffic that is sent to them, and the switch is what is stopping...
by brwainer
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problem with dual wan failover not moving back to primary.
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Re: Problem with dual wan failover not moving back to primary.

the problem I see with both of these posted replies is that both use "check-gateway = ping" but OP stated that the Uverse (primary gateway) is always up because it can't be bridged.
by brwainer
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I see Several networks, while one should be enough
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: I see Several networks, while one should be enough

someone else can correct me if I'm wrong - but doesn't the DHCP server on RouterOS default to a 10 minute DHCP lease? Maybe that is what is keeping his WDMyBook up - it has to keep renewing it's IP? I always set my DHCP leases to 1day for residential uses.
by brwainer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 135403

Re: HAP AC

Since it's middle of the night in my timezone I didn't counted accurately, but it's gonna be something like 3 channels if you look at the table in Wikipedia. It also bothers me why US version is permanently restricted without any chance to unlock it. ROS supports DFS - http://forum.mikrotik.com/vie...
by brwainer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: QRT 5 ac
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: QRT 5 ac

Have you tested the ethernet line you are trying to use at each location? Could it maybe be miswired, e.g. T568A on one end and T568B on the other?
by brwainer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 135403

Re: HAP AC

I am so glad that this has finally come out.... now just have to wait for shipping... and finding the bugs that need an immediate update post-release. And then I expect good things! the image looks like there is a switch or something right behind the USB port - unless that is part of how the enclosu...
by brwainer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Putting together an hAP AC replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Putting together an hAP AC replacement

Price hAP AC is $120,45 . On stock around tuesday 9th February http://www.cdr.pl/p5001,mikrotik-routerboard-rb962uigs-5hact2hnt-hap-ac.html do you have a source that the hAP AC (not lite) will be available as soon as 8 days from now (like a distributor or employee)? I see all the right specs on tha...
by brwainer
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Putting together an hAP AC replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Putting together an hAP AC replacement

Thanks for the links, I somehow hadn't found them yet! So it sounds like there are power issues with "RB912 + R11e-5HacD" due to the 3x3 AC drawing too much power? that is according to one of the links provided. @djdrastic said in this topic however that 922 builds are having power issues... which i...
by brwainer
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Putting together an hAP AC replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Putting together an hAP AC replacement

I need to move on a project very soon and can't wait for the hAP AC to come out (frankly this project has been put off expecting it to be ready by now). I still want to keep the project in Mikrotik, if possible, but I am at the point of considering other options. Therefore, I've come up with some id...
by brwainer
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC lite is here
Replies: 28
Views: 12930

Re: HAP AC lite is here

Review http://lanmarket.ua/stats/obzor-i-testirovanie-hAP-ac-lite would be interesting to see the datarate link of the client on 5ghz, good review 8) Speed near the device is 400 Mbps. With distance speed falls to 270, etc. But almost always you have real 100 Mbps. Don't worry) I can't read the rev...