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by rgroothuis
Mon May 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12x wAP & controlling frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: 12x wAP & controlling frequency

configure them in such a way that the wAP's with the same channel are as far as possible apart from each other. Have you verified that this has been effective? That is what I'm testing right now. And it is not working yet so it doesn't seem to be effective. What is outstanding is maybe to reduce th...
by rgroothuis
Sun May 28, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12x wAP & controlling frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: 12x wAP & controlling frequency

This is an example config of the 2,4Ghz WIFI wAP. Any comments?
Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 22.27.35.png
by rgroothuis
Sun May 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12x wAP & controlling frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: 12x wAP & controlling frequency

Thanks for the feedback. I've change the wAP config to manual channels and tried to configure them in such a way that the wAP's with the same channel are as far as possible apart from each other. Also 5Ghz has been enabled. This setup is in a harbour, outside on the boot I've good WIFI connection, b...
by rgroothuis
Tue May 23, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Re: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz

Thanks, I know he was referring to Window. Just checking if I could find the same option on Mac. But if 5Ghz is the preferred option by default it is logical I couldn't find it :-)

Thanks for the support. I'm learning every minute :-)
by rgroothuis
Tue May 23, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Re: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz

Just checked on my Apply Mac Book Pro and I don't have such an option as preferred band etc. Or at least I couldn't find in it in the WIFI configuration screens.
by rgroothuis
Tue May 23, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Re: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz

Excellent, thanks for the feedback. Now you have explained it, it actually make sense. Thanks.

Cheers.
by rgroothuis
Tue May 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Same SSID for 2,4 and 5 Ghz

Is it a good idea to give the 2,4 and 5 Ghz AP's the same SSID? How will the client device handle this situation? Will it always try to connect on 5 Ghz first?
by rgroothuis
Mon May 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12x wAP & controlling frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: 12x wAP & controlling frequency

Thanks for your feedback. Good hint about the SNR, indeed what I've read about it, 3 is really pour. Is this pure because of frequency overlap and maybe to many other AP's around? Assuming the neighbourhood is constantly changing from a WIFI point of view, how do you keep track of that and how to pi...
by rgroothuis
Mon May 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 12x wAP & controlling frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 923

12x wAP & controlling frequency

In a harbour location I've installed 12 wAP WIFI antenna's. To all of them I've ethernet cables to connect them to the internet. All wAP's (except one) have only the 2,4Ghz frequency enabled. When connecting to the wAP's I'm experience a slow performance and of course I was not expecting this. For t...
by rgroothuis
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall

Excellent, thanks for the suggestions. The probe tip, the example above and the SNMPWALK tip I found on the internet I was able to add 3 Probes, one for each ADSL line. Perfect. Now I should get a Telegram message when one of the lines are down. I will do a test when at the premises again. Thanks.
by rgroothuis
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall

I'm setting up a Dude server to monitor all the Mikrotik devices in the network, it works really great and I even get Telegram notifications. Next challenge, if possible, is that I want The Dude to monitor my three outgoing ADSL lines. The dude is installed on a local Mikrotik device within the net...
by rgroothuis
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall
Replies: 6
Views: 816

The Dude monitoring 3 ADSL lines on Sonicwall

I'm setting up a Dude server to monitor all the Mikrotik devices in the network, it works really great and I even get Telegram notifications. Next challenge, if possible, is that I want The Dude to monitor my three outgoing ADSL lines. The dude is installed on a local Mikrotik device within the netw...
by rgroothuis
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude on ARM
Replies: 5
Views: 5130

Re: The Dude on ARM

Thanks for the feedback. No problem that The latest Dude SW runs on ROS. What would be a good, stable and cheap device to monitor about 12 Mikrotik devices? It was suggested that the RB 750r3 is a good device but there are some issues that it is not keeping the log file after a reboot. Any other goo...
by rgroothuis
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]
Replies: 86
Views: 14386

Re: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]

Ok, thanks for the useful feedback. As the device is about 60/70 euro in NL I will give it a try to purchase one and try to install The Dude on it. I hope it is working and sufficient to monitor my 12 Mikrotik devices. Once I've some experience and results I will post it in this thread.
by rgroothuis
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]
Replies: 86
Views: 14386

Re: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]

That's great.
What do you mean with this comment?
by rgroothuis
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]
Replies: 86
Views: 14386

Re: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]

Ok. Understood. Any other Mikrotik device that is recommended to run The Dude on?
by rgroothuis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]
Replies: 86
Views: 14386

Re: New device that supports The Dude server package: RB750r3 hEX [SOLVED]

Can somebody confirm if The Dude is now running fine without any problems on the RB750r3 hEX?

I want to purchase this device to purely running The Dude application to monitor about 11 to 12 Mikrotik WIFI devices. Would this be a good device to do so?

Comments more than welcome.
by rgroothuis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude on ARM
Replies: 5
Views: 5130

Re: The Dude on ARM

This topic is from 2013, we are in 2017 now. Is The Dude already running on a Raspberry Pi?

Indeed I'm looking for a easy, simple device to add to my network to monitor about 11 to 12 Mikrotik devices. A Raspberry Pi would be a good option.

Any thought, feedback?
by rgroothuis
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Best Device to run Dude
Replies: 23
Views: 5463

Re: Best Device to run Dude

Yes. You can use it on a normal desktop to be always connected or install it on a laptop and use to connect when u want (not recommended). Ofcourse always connected is perfect sense The server Dude should always be up and running in the network so that automatically failures can be detected and rep...
by rgroothuis
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Best Device to run Dude
Replies: 23
Views: 5463

Re: Best Device to run Dude

Ok, thanks. So there is no Mikrotik device by itself that can run The Dude server software by itself. I always need PC (Windows) HW in my network to run the server Dude, is that my correct understanding?
by rgroothuis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Best Device to run Dude
Replies: 23
Views: 5463

Re: Best Device to run Dude

I'm also interested in a HW solution for running The Dude software. I've no existing HW available, what is the best way, on which HW, to install and run The Dude application for monitoring the Mikrotik devices? The USB drives etc being discussed in which HW are you using them? Because a USB by itsel...
by rgroothuis
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP AC (General questions and experience)
Replies: 118
Views: 44101

Re: wAP AC (General questions and experience)

Thanks for the feedback. It is not as simple as I was hoping for. Interesting thing is that at the beginning of the jetty I've a Mikrotik SXT2 and at the end of the jetty (about 100 meters) I still have wifi signal on an Apple Mac Book Pro. I was impressed by this. Instead of selecting wAP's is isn'...
by rgroothuis
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP AC (General questions and experience)
Replies: 118
Views: 44101

Re: wAP AC (General questions and experience)

A Google maps screenshot is included in this post Screen Shot 2016-11-01 at 13.59.52.png-2.pdf harbour2.jpg The red stars are 4 locations at which I've the Unifi Ubiquiti AP Outdoor AP's and I want to replace them with wAP's The blue circles are 3 locations at which I want to add additional wAP's to...
by rgroothuis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP AC (General questions and experience)
Replies: 118
Views: 44101

Re: wAP AC (General questions and experience)

How many wAPs have you deployed? What's the distance between them and the boats? hundreds of meters is not suitable for wAPs, nor is it Omni antennas either. Only 1 wAP at the moment for testing purposes. This one is positioned on the jetty in the harbour. I've three other mounting points on the je...
by rgroothuis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP AC (General questions and experience)
Replies: 118
Views: 44101

Re: wAP AC (General questions and experience)

Thanks for your feedback, that is really appreciated. The area I need to cover is a harbour of about 120 x 260 meters. In the harbour their are a lot of boats (obviously) with masts (sailboats) as wel as metal boats. The requirement is that there is good WIFI reception inside the boat. Cabling is no...
by rgroothuis
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP AC (General questions and experience)
Replies: 118
Views: 44101

Re: wAP AC (General questions and experience)

Is anybody aware of a different mounting solution for the wAP. My understanding is that the wAP is a broadcasting in a circle. If the wAP is mounted on a iron pipe (this is the only way in my situation to mount an AP on the jetties in our harbour) it (can) influence the broadcasting. If I can mount ...
by rgroothuis
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411UAHR 0.0.0.0 IP address
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Re: RB411UAHR 0.0.0.0 IP address

To my understanding a Mikrotik device after reset has 192.168.88.1 IP address. Make sure your WinBox machine as an IP address in the same range, 192.168.88.x. When you change the the IP address of you WinBox machine give it a chance to have the new address activated on your machine. Then try to conn...
by rgroothuis
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAP Lite in Repeater mode
Replies: 17
Views: 10348

Re: mAP Lite in Repeater mode

Anybody an idea why my Last IP is flipping all the time? And is this the reason why I cannot ping my main WIFI AP and thus not browse the Internet?
by rgroothuis
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAP Lite in Repeater mode
Replies: 17
Views: 10348

Re: mAP Lite in Repeater mode

Finally made some progress on this subject. I found the "Setup Repeater" button in the Wireless Interface configuration. With this button I was able to setup a repeater. The mAP Lite is connecting to my WIFI AP, I'm getting an IP address. I can connect with my laptop to the mAP Lite. But I cannot br...
by rgroothuis
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAP Lite in Repeater mode
Replies: 17
Views: 10348

Re: mAP Lite in Repeater mode

That is indeed what I tried to do. But for some reason I cannot get the connection to the mAP via the cable. Will give it another try and communicate the results.

Many time connecting Winbox to the mAP via the MAC address doesn't work, I really don't understand why.
by rgroothuis
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAP Lite in Repeater mode
Replies: 17
Views: 10348

mAP Lite in Repeater mode

This is driving me crazy!! I need some help. I want to configure a mAP Lite in repeater mode so that I can use the device as a WIFI extender. Is there a good guideline available that I can follow to do the configuration? I tried already many different things. For example: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wi...
by rgroothuis
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?

Looks like my problem is solved. The HP port on which the Mikrotik was connected was set in Trunc mode (if I'm correct), in other words it was not configured correctly and that is why the Mikrotik didn't got an IP address from my management network. It is all sorted out now and it is working perfect...
by rgroothuis
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?

What speed will you serve to the customers (your uplink total bandwidth)? Unfortunately my uplink bandwidth is not so high, we are to far away from the telecom providers infrastructure so there is not much bandwidth. 2 ADSL lines 8Mb down, 1,5 MB up. Will you provide public ip addresses to the cust...
by rgroothuis
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the SXT 2's all have level 4 license. I've learned something again :-)

What about the DCHP server? Do I have one central DHCP server or have each SXT its own DHCP server? And what is the effect when clients are moving from different SXT's, am I not running out of IP's?
by rgroothuis
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Best setup for multiple SXT2 Wifi's?

For a big harbour place a good WIFI reception is required. For a test I've 3 SXT2 WIFI devices. I'm building a test environment to get familiar with Mikrotik as well as to test stability etc. Once these 3 SXT2's prove they can do the job and we have a stable WIFI signal in the harbour I want to buy ...
by rgroothuis
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude

Again thanks for your feedback. Of course I went through that manual. I will not ask questions if they are explained in the manual. What I'm missing is some explanation on how/where to install that CHR solution. The name suggests it is a Cloud Based solution, this brings up a whole lot of other ques...
by rgroothuis
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude

Thanks for your feedback, I'm relatively new to the entire Mikrotik product line. Same for the CHR solution. I understand I can run this for free if I accept the 1mbit per interface limitation. But where do I install this CHR solution? Really in the cloud? Or on a VM located in my own network? And i...
by rgroothuis
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude

Thanks for your feedback. Does the Windows version still do the job and can monitor the different newest Mikortik devices? I was not able to find the Windows version of the Dude on the Mikrotek web-site. So do you recommend to download it from another site? For example from: http://downloads.tomsgui...
by rgroothuis
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Most simple / cheapest HW for the Dude

Hi All, Which Mikrotik HW model is the best, cheapest to run The Dude server package? I want to add such a device so that I can connect to it from a Windows machine in the network and monitor the status of all the Mikrotik devices (only 4 for now but will add more in the near future) in my network. ...