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by risk
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prometheus metrics
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Prometheus metrics

You could probably run bbrazil's Prometheus snmp exporter as well, which does the same thing more or less?
by risk
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prometheus metrics
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Prometheus metrics

I just looked at the sources for 30s, it seems like it's a piece of go code that you can grab from GitHub and build, that when run periodically queries a Mikrotik server on one side, and exports whatever it collects on http for Prometheus to pull. Armhf might indicate it's meant to run on a raspberr...
by risk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: /tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: /tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.

I asked support. They confirmed there's no way for the router to verify the TLS cert when sending email - maybe in the future.
by risk
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: /tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: /tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.

I was really hoping to check the config as text into my git, and maybe use it as a foundation for a restore script, maybe reuse parts across similar devices also, this would mean I can't effectively secure the server side ; because the client will send the credentials to anyone/anything it connects ...
by risk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: /tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 459

/tool e-mail send start-tls seems insecurable, need advice.

I'd like to be able to email a config backup securely without using a vpn. I was hoping to use TLS but I'm not sure how it's intended to be used. It seems like there's no way to have routeros require the email smtp server to use `STARTTLS` /tool e-mail send from=some_sender to=some_receiver start-tl...
by risk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 557
Views: 107807

Re: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!

I can't change the name of the admin user:

[admin@MikroTik] > /user set 0 name=test
failure: user name can't be changed


nor any other user.
same here.

rc56 was fine.
by risk
Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird terminal behaviour using Chrome's Secure Shell extension
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Weird terminal behaviour using Chrome's Secure Shell extension

It's still an issue, not sure why it happens,

if you change the window size after logging in by e.g. resizing the secureshell window, or changing the font size (ctrl + / ctrl -) .. it works fine.
by risk
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 281
Views: 53191

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

I'm not able to get 300Mbps with hAP ac^2 , (more like 200 with a 2x2 client).

An old tplink Archer c7 running LEDE gets me about 430Mbps with a 2x2 client.
by risk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 281
Views: 53191

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

Has anyone managed to get OpenWRT booted on it to compare wifi performance?
by risk
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac 5GHz max speed
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: hAP ac 5GHz max speed

Capsman without local forwarding requires the CPU to wrap data and send it to the capsman manager, not good fit high speeds considering the CPU inside... (Mikrotik could maybe work to optimize this wrapping to make it less CPU intensive, but it's always more overhead than local forwarding).
by risk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 13478

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

Its useless to have 3x3 AC when there's pretty much no client devices with 3 antennas.
by risk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 13478

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

Currently have a pair of hAP ac, looking forward to upgrade to a pair of hAP ac 2 for their faster CPUs.

I'm not using poe and SFP, and 3x3 in hAP ac.
by risk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 28282

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Just today tested for 120 metres: https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AAD3E4qMUgoY4_tjJz5eaLX0vbXuNjcbMzn0mxwEHuc_WQ/12/45757085/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/2017-12-26%20at%2014.44.05.jpeg/ENuehiMYlZkBIAIoAg/8SsyYti0ecYWJWDIUmzUWDjkQZBZJbCrbqFDmcONwnQ?size=2048x1536&size_mode=3 Any chance you could share your ...
by risk
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT (hAP ac) + UAP-AC-LR: PoE??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT (hAP ac) + UAP-AC-LR: PoE??? [SOLVED]

As of couple of months ago, the unifi ap ac lite and lr are 802.3af poe (and ship with 802.3af injectors) They won't work with RB260GS/RB260GSP/HEX/hAP ac/... unless you use injectors in-between. Their higher end access points "pro" (3x3) and "hd" (4x4 mu-mimo), need 802.3at and have never worked of...
by risk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik's GPL compliance regarding RouterOS
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

Re: MikroTik's GPL compliance regarding RouterOS

It's a long way between accusation of copyright infringement to an injunction preventing the sales of a product in the US or in another country to preventing sales of all future Mikrotik products in those countries until further. In the meantime Mikrotik is free to pass on the expense of legal fees ...
by risk
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Zero handoff - Wifi roaming possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2512

Re: Zero handoff - Wifi roaming possible?

Ubiquiti had that, but no longer...

define disconnect/reconnect, most apps shouldn't really notice disassociating/reassociating any more than they'd notice some noise in the ether
by risk
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Bridge hAP AC
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Wireless Bridge hAP AC

I haven't tried bridge in a while, but I was able to get around 450Mbps between two hAP ac about a year ago, just using regular 802.11 / no nv2 or nstreme
by risk
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Speed test
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Speed test

Are you running with nv2?
Is this with latest RouterOS versions?
What signal strength is being reported?
by risk
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Limits of Level 4, Hotspot and Usermanager
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Limits of Level 4, Hotspot and Usermanager

Ooor, you could also just start with pcq; or if they're using a ubiquiti router, they have this thing called "smartqueue" which is basically htb+fq_codel.

It would help with latency.
by risk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What is exactly direct attach cable?... Does it contain SFP+ interface?
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: What is exactly direct attach cable?... Does it contain SFP+ interface?

There's also a product called "active optical cable" which is a cable, usually uniaxial single mode fiber with a permanently attached pair of transceivers. It's hard for me to see the appeal of such a product over just getting a pair of SFP/SFP+/QSFP+ transceivers, and a pre-terminated lc-upc/lc-upc...
by risk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+ Poor routing performance
Replies: 35
Views: 25448

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+ Poor routing performance

How would you call a switch you attach to a router? Just a switch? Me too.
by risk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OpenWRT + RB962 hAP ac
Replies: 4
Views: 2789

Re: OpenWRT + RB962 hAP ac

The only thing that I'm not sure if it has drivers or how it's connected it's the SFP port (e.g. does it use i2c? Which driver? Which register base address) For other stuff, you can try booting an initramfs kernel while looking at a 3v3 serial port. If I were you I'd start with a .dts from an archer...
by risk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need router with wifi
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Need router with wifi

No such thing.

RB750Gr3 is the cheapest thing that will do 100Mbps IPsec for you, but has no WiFi.

You could then get a second box (eg. wap ac) for WiFi.
by risk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor quality of bundled manuals
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Poor quality of bundled manuals

Hmm, my CSR did come configured with an IP, but lost it after factory reset and I had to use winbox / mactelnet.

Factory reset config != Out of the box config

"Factory" might be a misnomer
by risk
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC throughput
Replies: 32
Views: 6111

Re: hAP AC throughput

The reduced throughput looks like a Mikrotik bug, even if it might not be. That's because the TP-Link Archer c7 that's based on the same chipset gets 500 Mbps with 2x2 with some versions of the firmware and driver, and gets the same 340 with other versions, which seems to indicate that the hardware ...
by risk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 21448

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

... Will you also start offering your own 10GBASE-T SFP+ module to support Cat-6a copper runs? Cheapest 10GBASE-T module I've found is about $370, with many wanting $500+. The ones I found were limited to 30m length, apparently 10GBase-T requires 4-8W of power which SFP+ can't provide. Maybe a comb...
by risk
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Airtime Fairness
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Airtime Fairness

Various access point vendors have started to enable the "Airtime Fairness" feature on their accesspoints that works with regular 802.11 The idea is that if there's multiple clients competing for airtime, the amount of traffic a client will be allowed to send (or that will be sent to the client) will...
by risk
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Gibabit ethernet router with bandwidth control and load balancing
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Gibabit ethernet router with bandwidth control and load balancing

... customer I have (it is a hotel) ... no queues / mangle... 50/20mbit ...17 UniFi APs .. 200 guests were the max.
:shock: no pcq and you have nobody complaining it sucks?
by risk
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT-RP upgrading or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: RB953GS-5HnT-RP upgrading or not?

I actually have one of the turris omnia devices pictured above, a Mikrotik equivalent would have been a cross between an RB3011 and a hAP ac (for the wifi).
by risk
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New hardware - mAP
Replies: 153
Views: 49517

Re: New hardware - mAP

Yes, type-c would be optimal, but could port be more "compatible" with possibility of use micro-USB type-B compatible (depends from controller).
+1 - Everyone has a handful of old micro-b chargers at home they're not using that can be given a second life.
by risk
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Two hAP ac connected to German Telekom router: Guest WiFi
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Two hAP ac connected to German Telekom router: Guest WiFi

So the advantage of that is to have just one dhcp pool, isn't it? In my latest test environment I now have two ranges...
I will give that a try! Thanks a lot!
You'd have one extended vlan/dhcp pool/guest network for guest stuff, and one extended vlan/dhcp pool/private network for your stuff.
by risk
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 65501

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

very interesting revision
I Live in Abu Dhabi UAE and I was trying to get the new revisions of Hex and MAP since first of October ...
Maybe eurodk will ship it.
by risk
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wired WDS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Wired WDS?

Ubiquiti and I think Meru at some point had this. Ubiquiti has called theirs zero-handoff but have given up on it - it used to require all APs running on the same frequency, which is just bad. Clients can now background scan and reconnect as they see fit + there's some helpers for 802.1x/eap to make...
by risk
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Two hAP ac connected to German Telekom router: Guest WiFi
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Two hAP ac connected to German Telekom router: Guest WiFi

You could have one hAP ac, route, nat, firewall, DHCP on the guest vap, and the other one just have a vap. Two vaps would then be connected to(via) their own VLAN on the managed switch, either by wireless vaps having a VLAN id, or by having them live on a same bridge as a VLAN interface. If this is ...
by risk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New hardware - mAP
Replies: 153
Views: 49517

Re: New hardware - mAP

What about a mAP AC lite with AF/AT power and 2-3 10/100/1000 ports This would rock in a dorm room. If the price point could be around the hAP AC Lite hAP ac lite with gigabit ports and in a smaller package for the price of hAP ac lite sure, I'd buy that! Would be great to add USB-NIC mode - mAP ga...
by risk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 65501

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

How much throughput can you get with SFQ and 1500 packets? (on RB750Gr3)
by risk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP AC lite - TC
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: hAP AC lite - TC

mine old mAP2n had some connection issues and reboots if I'll move USB-cable because of time I used it. type-c design is way more durable (even compared to Apple's lightning) and connectors are simpler physically and require lower tolerances in tooling compared to micro-b, they should be easier to ...
by risk
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP AC lite - TC
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: hAP AC lite - TC

Dislike. Also, it looks bigger. I find the dice idea cute, but the device could have just as easily had Arabic number shaped cutouts. I wish Mikrotik devices had usb type-c usb-pd compatible power input. Cell phone chargers are 3A / 15W these days and usb-pd can do more than that. I understand that ...
by risk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik OLT ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Mikrotik OLT ?

... none the less, SFPs still will be
pretty expensive, as you'd need single mode (1000BaseLX/LH or BX) ones...
Not that expensive, how did you do your math in this case?
http://www.fs.com/products/29849.html
by risk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: sluggish behaviour of MT as NAS part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: sluggish behaviour of MT as NAS part 2

Could it be a fastpath bug?

What happens if you add firewall rules to accept the supposedly lost packets? Do they still get lost?
by risk
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 31637

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

My only disappointment is the 16MB flash. I'm a huge proponent of partitions. There have been times where I have had to revert back after upgrading, due to a bug. Nothing like being able to just boot the other partition! I would be willing to pay the extra $2 to have 32 or 64MB flash. ;-) Amen .. +...
by risk
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 65501

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

Understand whether RB750Gr3 inserted into the USB port wi-fi module?
And if I can through the USB wi-fi customers to distribute wi-fi network?
You should look into wAP ac/hAP ac/hAP ac lite/... Checkout http://routerboard.com
by risk
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 65501

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

re: flash technologies, I don't think cell density (slc,mlc,tlc,...) matters as much for low capacity router flash, I think what matters more is the interface (whether the chip talk nor, or nand), and how you boot off of the chip, which filesystem you choose to put on top of the chip, and what you c...
by risk
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router 4 Port
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Router 4 Port

Peli: RB750Gr3 has either one or two internal Gigabit links to the built in switch (that has 5 external ports). Unless you need more than 1Gbps combined up+down, a single 1Gbps internal should be enough.
by risk
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 31637

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

I've been suspicious about VLANs, since Ubiquiti Edgerouter-x doesn't support them either, Mediatek seems to have screwed the pooch on delivering well documented switch drivers to their customers. Thank you for confirming. Meanwhile I can confirm VLANs are working fine on that chipset with OpenWRT o...
by risk
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 65501

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

Can someone confirm that it supports the usual VLAN switching in hardware? Reason why I'm asking, is that Ubiquiti edgerouter-x only does it in software, while openwrt supports VLANs on same chipset just fine. Also, I don't see it in stock on European Amazon sites or with e.g. eurodk or senetic, but...
by risk
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Super High End/Overkill Home Router Build
Replies: 13
Views: 3313

Re: Super High End/Overkill Home Router Build

hAP ac will only do about 290Mbps w/ 1500bytes packets with sfq, and you need (350+290 == 640Mbps) Usually people would use fasttrack with hAP ac, but if you're maxing out your upload/download all the time, it makes sense to enable some kind of queueing which means no fasttrack. I think RB3011 might...
by risk
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: fasttrack downloads, queue uploads, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: fasttrack downloads, queue uploads, possible?

I know that's what gives fasttrack the performance, I just wasn't expecting it to be both directions or none.

Queues and filters can certainly work in one direction only, not sure why fasttrack would be both or none.
by risk
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: fasttrack downloads, queue uploads, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: fasttrack downloads, queue uploads, possible?

@IntrusDave: not what I was asking:
  1. I want fasttrack for more performance
  2. sfq+limit for upload works fine.
The problem is that both don't work at the same time, i.e. fasttrack for downloads, sfq for uploads.
by risk
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Do I need to import a RouterOS image into metarouter?
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Do I need to import a RouterOS image into metarouter?

I `add` an `enable` a new metarouter, and it's stuck in booting, with no output on the console? Do I also need to upload a RouterOS image? Despite that RouterOS is already there ? Which image file should I use, the base packages archive from mikrotik.com/downloads ? How does metarouter know when a g...
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