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by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

No. As far as I can tell, they don't have any QoS. The traffic shaping appears to be extremely limited. I figured it was best to let the router handle that kind of stuff.
by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Thank for all your help and suggestions! probably after business hours Not really a business. Small non-profit. That's why there's only me - a non expert - dealing with this :) Just trying my best to make things work and getting help from you guys is greatly appreciated. re: choosing Engenius... I h...
by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

I just ran a bench test to confirm that the WDS bridge should do what you are requiring. Please note it will not pass VLAN tags. I had an issue in the begining as the power was to high on the engenius units and they say they are connected but they will not pass data and further investigation showed...
by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Sounds like something on the switch side of the remote building.
No switch involved.
by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

I don't know what info you need me to share :) Pretty simple setup. BridgeA (local) is plugged into one of the ports on the Mikrotik. No switch, etc, in between. The Mikrotik is mostly out-of-the-box settings. I've setup a simple queue but that should have no bearing on this. Both bridges have "stat...
by bcsteeve
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

This is now off topic... but I tried setting it up in WDS bridge mode, and it didn't exactly go well. I got the WDS Link to go... both devices showed a solid link and no problems were reported. However, the remote device wouldn't pull an address from the DHCP. It actually behaved exactly like it did...
by bcsteeve
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

That does seem like the recommended setup for my situation, thank you.

However, is there any reason to believe that would solve the problem I intermittently experience?
by bcsteeve
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

can confirm are you using the engenius units in wds bridge mode? No. In System->Operation Mode I have 4 choices, which are Access Point, Client Bridge, WDS and Client Router. The "local" side is set to Access Point and the "remote" side is set to Client Bridge. That was the recommended setup for my...
by bcsteeve
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Interesting (maybe?)

When I earlier looked at the ARP list I saw one mac having 6 IP addresses, including (for example) X.15 and X.18. Now in the DHCP pool screen, when I click on "used addresses" I see those IPs, but with unique MAC addresses.

Does that tell us anything?
by bcsteeve
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Well, keep in mind they are only "static" insofar as the router keeps a persistent IP for a given MAC... on the client side, they are all set up to receive a dynamic address.

The pool is 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.254

All ips are in that range.
by bcsteeve
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

nothing in the admin relates to "transparent", however I'll dig through docs and I'll contact Engenius as well. Thanks for your suggestion. In your opinion, is the intermittent nature of this explained by your conclusion? Any idea why rebooting doesn't fix while power cycling does? ps. There is a se...
by bcsteeve
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Look at the ARP table on the router for the bridge and other devices at the other building. Are they the mac addresses all different? There may be several IPs showing as having the same MAC address. BridgeA one IP, one MAC BridgeB (remote) 6 IP, one MAC. Problem? Also look at the log on the router ...
by bcsteeve
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

I also just want to be absolutely clear that this is an intermittent problem. For example, right now it is working just fine. I can log into either Bridge and ping anything. I can ping any of the devices connected to WAP2 (and WAP2 itself, of course). Everything's just fine. And the only things I di...
by bcsteeve
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Your description does not sound like "one-way comm". This sounds like loss of connectivity between the remote bridge and the remote router. There is no "remote router", if by "remote" you mean the equipment at Building B. There is a WAP. DHCP, routing, etc is all on the main router. From your descr...
by bcsteeve
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 2669

Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

I'm really confused so I don't even know how to word this. I have a RB2011 as my main router with 6 devices hardwired to it, one of which is a WAP (which may have around a dozen clients) and another is a point to point wireless bridge to building "B". Building B then has a WAP with another dozen or ...
by bcsteeve
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tool: Realtime per IP traffic monitor for home/office
Replies: 291
Views: 327857

Re: Tool: Realtime per IP traffic monitor for home/office

I was using 6.37 and I don't see anything in the 6.37.1 update that would affect this... but I'll give it a try again.
by bcsteeve
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Monitoring vis Traffic Flow... discern between IPs?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Monitoring vis Traffic Flow... discern between IPs?

Interesting. Thanks.
by bcsteeve
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Monitoring vis Traffic Flow... discern between IPs?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Monitoring vis Traffic Flow... discern between IPs?

So I think I've got this up and running. I enabled SNMP and Traffic flow and set up a Traffic Flow Target and configured PRTG to interpret the data... and it seems to be working, but anytime I do a download to test, what I see is kind of... well, kind of useless. I see a valid source IP from the Int...
by bcsteeve
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tool: Realtime per IP traffic monitor for home/office
Replies: 291
Views: 327857

Re: Tool: Realtime per IP traffic monitor for home/office

I guess this tool doesn't work with latest Router OS?? I installed it and it works except that it is woefully inaccurate. Like, not even close. I can download with a sustained 150Mb/s connection and the graph shows some random traffic hovering around the 32Kb/s mark. Never anywhere near true. Also, ...
by bcsteeve
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue... unfair sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Queue... unfair sharing?

I should be able to do it with a single unit, I think... its the details I'm not quite getting right.
by bcsteeve
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue... unfair sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Queue... unfair sharing?

You're welcome, and it really is not a big deal. I noticed it was your first post, so I wanted to just give you a bit of... guidance. It is all good, my friend.
by bcsteeve
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue... unfair sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Queue... unfair sharing?

Hi... not to be rude, but you're hijacked my thread :) Your question is not my question. I'm still waiting for a complete answer to my question. So you should have posted a new thread, and please consider doing that in the future. Meanwhile, I'll answer because what you want is how I already have mi...
by bcsteeve
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Viewing a file?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Viewing a file?

Well that would be the OBVIOUS thing... but how? That's what I was trying to do, but I saw no way of downloading. That's why I eventually posted. In this case, it was only 2 Bytes, but yeah downloading would be the clear choice. I just didn't see any way of doing it. Right clicking gave me nothing, ...
by bcsteeve
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue... unfair sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Queue... unfair sharing?

Currently, I have a single simple queue to fairly share (I think) the bandwidth among users. Simple... but now no longer what I need. Is it possible for me to partition, for example, 60% of the bandwidth to one subnet and 40% to another, and then within those subnets share their portions equally amo...
by bcsteeve
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Viewing a file?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Viewing a file?

I muddled through and found it:
/file edit [filename] contents
by bcsteeve
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Viewing a file?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Viewing a file?

In Winbox there's a "Files" menu that opens up a "File List" window. I have something in there I want to look at. Clicking it just gives me the files properties. How do I open/download/view/edit a file?
by bcsteeve
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Queue for guaranteeing half bandwidth for 1 port, rest shared?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Queue for guaranteeing half bandwidth for 1 port, rest shared?

I'm still trying to figure RouterOS out and I'm hoping someone can just hold my hand here so I have a jumping off point because the Wiki has my head spinning. What should I use for mangle and/or queue to guarantee half the download and upload to, say, eth_04 while the other ports combined can use th...
by bcsteeve
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with VLAN setup?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Help with VLAN setup?

Groan... I am so lost. Can someone please help me? Maybe VLAN isn't even what I need here. There's building A and building B. Both are separate except two important things: 1) they both should have access to server in building A and 2) they should both have access to Internet. Otherwise entirely sep...
by bcsteeve
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why can't I set up a basic bridge?
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Why can't I set up a basic bridge?

So I have the default config and it has a bridge for interfaces 2 and 6. That default bridge is a bit of a mystery to me. I get, in general, that it is making it so the two switch chips inside the RB2011 are playing nice... but there's really no explanation I've found anyway. Regardless... I set up ...
by bcsteeve
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with VLAN setup?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Help with VLAN setup?

Sadly, I'm poorly versed in both RouterOS and VLAN in general, so I'm a bit foggy about how this works. I have a Mikrotik RB2011 as my router, physically in building A. port 1 is WAN. port 2 is a file server port 3 is a point-to-point WAP (between building A and building B) port 4+ are Building A's ...
by bcsteeve
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to see what a device is trying to connect to?
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Is there a way to see what a device is trying to connect to?

Hi.  I have a Mikrotik router.  I'm a real novice. I have a TV that's doing something annoying and I'm trying to figure out some information... mostly what it is attempting to connect to that's taking a long time (eventually timing out). I was wondering if anyone knows how I can see what it is attem...
by bcsteeve
Tue May 31, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

Are you talking about the "rate" field in the Queue Type dialog? I thought that had to be zero to share available equally. If I do as you suggest... that keeps ONE user from hogging upload... but what happens if a 2nd is also uploading? Aren't they both then trying to take 80% in that scenario? I'm ...
by bcsteeve
Tue May 31, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

I just tried it all three ways (src, dst, both) and in all cases... when PC 1 is saturating upload, PC 2 can't do squat. I have upload of around 1M. So I set max-Limit to 850K. I tried 750, 512, 256... doesn't matter, it always saturates. What am I missing?
by bcsteeve
Tue May 31, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

Upon reflection, you may need to use to-address on the up PCQ The pcq-upload-default queue type has Src. Address checked. You're saying to *change* it to Dst. Address? Or have both checked? Or maybe set the queue parent to be the LAN bridge / interface This doesn't appear to be possible. I can't ar...
by bcsteeve
Tue May 31, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

Oh. Do you think you could give me a sample script so I can see what you mean?
by bcsteeve
Mon May 30, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

I just read your mangle rules and they look wrong. You're con marking for upload or download. Any given connection is both up and download directions. You need one mark for all connections and use different packet marks based on out-interface. Thanks, that makes sense. I just copied those from this...
by bcsteeve
Mon May 30, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Re: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

PCQ max-limit upstream should be just a touch lower than your actual upstream speed. I set it to 85%. When I saw the problem, I dropped it lower, and lower... problem never went away (everything just got slower). That's when I started to wonder of that leftover 15% wasn't being used the way I expec...
by bcsteeve
Mon May 30, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

Got PCQ working, but upload kills my download now. QoS time?

New to all this. I figured I'd ask before random experimenting. Last night I finally got a PCQ queue figured out, and it appeared to be doing its job. If I d/l something on client 1 and then on client 2, they both get 50% of available bandwidth. When one finishes, the other gets 100%. Beautiful. Thi...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: So lost with bridging and DHCP
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: So lost with bridging and DHCP

In no small part, thanks to your posts in the forums :)

The wiki needs a TON of work. I could even help - with my limited knowlege - because a lot of it is simply poor grammar and/or careless typos. But - against the whole point of a wiki - it isn't open to editing.
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: So lost with bridging and DHCP
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: So lost with bridging and DHCP

I was confused, not you. It *was* about multiple DHCP servers, but only because I was under the (mis)understanding that I had to eliminate the bridge to use queuing, and if I eliminated the bridge I'd have to have a DHCP server for each interface. Looking back, I see where the confusion arose. There...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated

Other than updating the wiki... feel free to ignore this thread. I found my answer in this post.
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated

# may/28/2016 22:39:23 by RouterOS 6.35.2 # software id = 48GP-CXP0 # /interface bridge add admin-mac=E4:8D:8C:22:42:40 auto-mac=no comment=defconf name=bridge /interface ethernet set [ find default-name=ether1 ] name=01-WAN set [ find default-name=ether2 ] name=02-OfficePC set [ find default-name=...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Help with PCQ queue... wiki is dated

I was trying to follow the wiki example when I got to this section: /queue tree add parent= global-in queue=PCQ_download packet-mark=client_download /queue tree add parent= global-out queue=PCQ_upload packet-mark=client_upload I'm new to RouterOS, so I'm guessing a little that something's changed si...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Your description of what worked and not sounds a little strange, but maybe it's because it's quite late here and I'm almost asleep. :) It was strange. Either I had something messed up or else browser or DNS caching or something was throwing me off. I now have it set as you advised, and it is workin...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why isn't simple queue limit respected?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Why isn't simple queue limit respected?

I figured it out... and I have to say that it is absolutely stupid that it isn't mentioned in the Wiki Queue pages . The default Fasttrack rule must be disabled in firewall for Simple Queues to be respected. Not only should the wiki mention this on the Queue page, but there should also be some warni...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why isn't simple queue limit respected?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Why isn't simple queue limit respected?

Hmm... more strangeness. When I click "traffic" and watch it while the speedtest is running (fast), it seems to think that not much is happening... I don't see a spike much above 130K (and usually a quarter of that). Certainly never shows the 16M that's actually happening. This has me questioning if...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why isn't simple queue limit respected?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Why isn't simple queue limit respected?

Very basic learning stuff here. I'm following an example and adding this very simple queue: /queue simple add max-limit=128k/128k name=test target=192.168.1.10/32 But when the machine on that IP goes to speedtest, it certainly isn't limited to 128k! It gets full pipe. I don't actually want to limit ...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Does it suffice to add this prior to my forwards? add chain=dstnat dst-address=!192.168.1.0/24 src-address=192.168.1.0/24 My (limited) thinking is that says any traffic that's originating inside the LAN but going outside the LAN should just be accepted. That matches so further entries are ignored, r...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

That was *almost* clear to me :) When I tried it, I included the !192.168.1.1 and it failed (that is, accessing public IP from LAN on that service fails). Then I tried the exact opposite (without the !) and it worked (public IP from LAN) but fails externally (obviously). It seems to work internally ...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Unless someone sees a problem with it, I am satisfied that I have it working now. Thank you VERY much for the assistance. For the record, this is my final working config... tested internally and externally. /ip firewall filter add chain=input comment="defconf: accept ICMP" protocol=icmp add chain=in...
by bcsteeve
Sun May 29, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

OK, so I started over from scratch now that I thought I had it... and I ran into a wall again. Every "how-to" on port forwarding suggests the same thing, that In. Interface needs to be set to WAN. But when you look at the entry for hairpin, it does not. So my forwarding rules are conflicting with th...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

OK, I *finally* got this to work... holy cow. 3 days. Yeesh. You were right, it was the hairpin. The bit I was missing was /ip firewall nat add chain=dstnat dst-address=1.1.1.1 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 \ action=dst-nat to-address=192.168.1.2 I thought they were giving a bit of generic rule there (fo...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

I have no mobile to check with. Can you look above a few posts for my response to sob re: hairpin? I tried it and it didn't help but I wasn't 100% clear on what interface to specify.
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

I already tried SOB's hairpin suggestion... but we can easily prove if that's the problem or not. Can *you* connect? I hesitate publishing my public IP but I don't see a PM feature on here. Is there one?
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

OK, so now I have just this: [admin@MikroTik] > /ip firewall exp # may/28/2016 12:36:54 by RouterOS 6.35.2 # software id = 48GP-CXP0 # /ip firewall filter add chain=input connection-state=established,related add action=drop chain=input /ip firewall nat add action=masquerade chain=srcnat comment="def...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

OK, now logging just DROP rules... I see no drops from my connection attempt.
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Thanks. As to your "shouldn't" and "why" questions... beats me, ask MikroTik as that's the default setup. I made the order changes you suggested (green first, red last) but it still doesn't work. I haven't logged, no... I'm not really sure how to effectively do that. I tried "log" checkmark and gave...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

I gave it a try and it still doesn't work, although perhaps I'm misunderstanding some of the elements. This is the config that page says to use: /ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat src-address=192.168.1.0/24 \ dst-address=192.168.1.2 protocol=tcp dst-port=80 \ out-interface=LAN action=masquerade I'm s...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Hang on... I *can* connect to the router's WebFig interface using the public IP... so what's the difference?
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

A tool such as http://www.canyouseeme.org/ shows the port is open... but I can't connect.
Are trying to connect to your public address from same LAN where 192.168.1.103 is? If so, you need hairpin NAT.
Well, yes... yes I am. That sounds like it might get me somewhere, thanks.
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Yes, definitely tcp. Works with my other router with just a simple tcp port forward. I double-checked to be sure I wasn't forwarding "both" or just udp. LOL @ restart... that's all I've done since getting this Mikrotik. I've spent 2.5 long-hour days GETTING NOWHERE and have probably reset its config...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Incidentally, When I click on "Statistics" for the NAT Rule, it shows zero activity when I attempt to connect, which seems to imply that whatever is preventing the connection is occuring upstream of this NAT Rule. I disabled all the Filter Rules (which were default) and that didn't help either. When...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

Hello, I'm not an expert but could you humour me and add dst-address=your_WAN_IP in the NAT rule. I had a funny case where I had what you had, but it was giving me strange results. Putting in the dst-address worked for me at least. by "your_WAN_IP" do you mean by public IP? If so, that didn't help....
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: [yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

[yet another] simple port forwarding doesn't work?

I know this has been asked a lot, because I see a bunch of threads... none of which ever seem to resolve the issue. The wiki is pretty clear on how to do this: /ip firewall nat add chain=dstnat dst-port=8082 action=dst-nat protocol=tcp to-address=192.168.1.103 to-port=8082 But it just doesn't work! ...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

I think that this and your comments below and in the other thread betray the fact that you don't understand what a bridge is. :) No, I think I pretty much have that concept. Your description matches my understanding of what it is. However, I clearly didn't recognize the nuanced impact of removing i...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 28, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

First, I want to take a moment to thank you Nathan... I really appreciate your time. You nailed exactly how I was seeing it. You're exactly right on what I thought "r" was doing, and I understand now what it actually did. You're also right that I didn't know I could log in via MAC using WinBox. So I...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: So lost with bridging and DHCP
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: So lost with bridging and DHCP

I get that... I'm just saying I don't know what the point of providing a config is when it is just the default. I'm not at the machine at the moment, but I can certainly do that. What am I trying to achieve? Well, first I just want to understand. But ultimately this is what I want: ETH01 - WAN ETH02...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Confused on DHCP... I guess.
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Confused on DHCP... I guess.

OK, thanks... but then am I not going to run into trouble queuing later? I'm sure I read in multiple places that you have less control over bridged ports, and that makes sense.

I know I'm missing some basic understanding here. Something's gotta click soon.
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

I thought that might be the case, but didn't want to presume. Google (yeah, thank's for assuming I'm an idiot jarda :D ) quickly showed me PCC was a relevant term for this discussion, but I couldn't find anything within Mikrotik's documentation.

Thanks for clarifying.
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

but if you read the short 2-page quick start pamphlet that was included in your box, that should clear up their uses. Said pamphlet may have been helpful... if it existed. I promise you there was absolutely no literature included in my box. The only instructions at all were printed on the box itsel...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

I think based on this post and the other one you made to the Beginner Basics forum that you may be operating under some false assumptions, not just when it comes to MikroTik but also general computer networking, and could benefit from doing some reading through the (e.g.) MikroTik wiki. Of course, ...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: So lost with bridging and DHCP
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: So lost with bridging and DHCP

You say in my case, bridges... but why? I don't think I want bridges, do I? I think (from advice I got on a different thread) that I have to eliminate bridges and route each port individually to effectively queue. I'm not sure what you mean by a sample config... I'm starting with default so there's ...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

The queues shouldn't be too bad - look into PCC queueing for your solution, which does what you want - fairly divide bandwidth between <X> clients, while allowing the full pipe if only one of the clients is doing anything at the moment. I finally got my MikroTik... and I can't find anything relatin...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: So lost with bridging and DHCP
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

So lost with bridging and DHCP

I don't get it. I've been reading/experimenting for over 12 hours now and I am still absolutely nowhere. Excuse my frustration. Ultimately, I want to use queues to share bandwidth fairly among several ports on my 2011 while also providing top priority for voip on one port. But I haven't even gotten ...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

OK, so it happened again... completely locked out with no default gateway and no way to connect until after I do that screwdriver reset (what, by the way, is the difference between that reset and the pushbutton one?) This time I see what happened, but I have no idea why. I can access and use all the...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Confused on DHCP... I guess.
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Confused on DHCP... I guess.

2011 starting with default config. I eliminate the bridge-local I change DHCP server so it is attached to Port 2 I change port 3 so that it isn't a slave (master = none). I add a DHCP server to Port 3. Port 2 works, Port 3 doesn't... after some undetermined amount of time, the DHCP server for 3 is f...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

After using the screwdriver reset (as opposed to the pushbutton), it made some weird beeping sound it didn't before (rapid beeps in successively lower pitch) then I could access it again. I hope someone can assure me that's normal.. because it sure sounded strange. It isn't the normal beeps that tak...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 27, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Is my 2011 dead after firmware update and config reset?

I got a new 2011. As per the instructions on the box, I upgraded the OS and then the firmware. It all seemed to go just fine. I rebooted, logged in, checked that it was up to the new version... all was great. Until the next time I did a config reset. After resetting, I couldn't connect to anything. ...
by bcsteeve
Fri May 20, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

Thanks, I appreciate the tip!
by bcsteeve
Fri May 20, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

And as I understand it, I will not be able to use it. The whole value of this router, to me, is its ability to queue in more advanced ways than my current Asus router. In fact, my Asus has huge thoroughput as-is... speed is not my concern (althought, lack of it certainly would be). I've ordered a 20...
by bcsteeve
Thu May 19, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

But are there any queues going on there?
by bcsteeve
Wed May 18, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

Really? It takes FIVE DAYS to approve a reply to my own thread?
by bcsteeve
Tue May 17, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Multiple revisions per model number?

And now I learn something. I don't like it, but it is what it is. Thanks for the explanation.
by bcsteeve
Tue May 17, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Multiple revisions per model number?

That is what vortex mentioned, no? What's the difference between what Vortex said and what you just said? I believe every hardware manufacturer - at least with electronics that have end-user upgradeable firmware - should produce a single model number for any given configuration. Add more ram? Change...
by bcsteeve
Tue May 17, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Multiple revisions per model number?

Yikes.

Well, I ordered the used unit before reading your response. I guess I'll just see what I get.
by bcsteeve
Mon May 16, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Multiple revisions per model number?

Err... what's that mean? That seems to me to suggest they ARE doing what netgear does, but worse (ie. change hardware, keep same model, AND not issue a revision number). Ie. exact opposite of what Cha0s said. ???
by bcsteeve
Mon May 16, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Multiple revisions per model number?

Thanks! That's the way it should be. Either a different model number or the revision number built right into the model number. Netgear is an example of what not to do. You buy a WNDR3700 or whatever and its a complete crap-shoot on what you get. They range from 8 to 128MB Ram and 16 to 128 flash... ...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 14, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple revisions per model number?
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Multiple revisions per model number?

I found a very good deal on a used RB2011UiAS-IN... what I'm wondering is if there have been multiple revisions or anything I should be aware of where I might be buying hardware with, for example, obscolete firmware that I'm not able to upgrade. Or, as another example, would there be any case where ...
by bcsteeve
Sat May 14, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Re: Pre-purchase advise please

Thanks... I was hoping for a little more assurance :) I posted on smallnetworkbuilders and was told the RB2011 was a weak, "old" router that won't keep up. Is that the case? I thought even the little hEX Lite would handle my needs. I get that either probably won't be ideal with gigabit internet, but...
by bcsteeve
Thu May 12, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre-purchase advise please
Replies: 20
Views: 20249

Pre-purchase advise please

Hello. I am new. In fact, before today I never heard of MicroTik. I ran into a problem and someone on SmallNetworkBuilders suggested I look at MicroTik. I'm considering the RB2011 but want to know if it is suitable. Currently my WAN is only 15/1 DSL but they are upgrading to Fibre 100/20 in coming m...