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by intelfx
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER
Replies: 3
Views: 2932

Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER

As MetaROUTER incurs significant overhead, I propose to supplement or replace it with a possibility to run Linux containers (see e. g. Docker, LXC, systemd-nspawn) inside RouterOS. This is a very easy way to extend RouterOS functionality with no or minimal software overhead.
by intelfx
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.40rc11 — IPsec peers can now be specified with DNS names, but what about policies?
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

6.40rc11 — IPsec peers can now be specified with DNS names, but what about policies?

Hi folks, In the 6.40rc11 changelog we have this entry: ipsec - allow to specify remote peer address as DNS name (CLI only); That is, it is now possible to say: > /ip ipsec peer set <N> address=<DNS name> But if I say a DNS name for sa-dst-address=, the CLI gives me an error: > /ip ipsec policy set ...
by intelfx
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dstnat in output chain?
Replies: 14
Views: 4942

Re: Dstnat in output chain?

I'd +1 this feature as well, need it for conditional DNS forwarding too.
by intelfx
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 unsuccessful overclocking (doesn't boot up) — recovering configuration?
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: RB2011 unsuccessful overclocking (doesn't boot up) — recovering configuration?

OK, I solved this myself by pure luck. For anyone interested: forcing backup bootloader did the trick. According to RB2011 manual, to force the backup bootloader, you need to hold the RESET button while powering up the device (and release it shortly after you see "routerboot configuration" on the LC...
by intelfx
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 unsuccessful overclocking (doesn't boot up) — recovering configuration?
Replies: 1
Views: 887

RB2011 unsuccessful overclocking (doesn't boot up) — recovering configuration?

Hello. I have a RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN unit that is stuck at "starting kernel" after an overclocking attempt. Unfortunately, I do not have the Cisco-style serial console cable to reset CPU speed in the RouterBOOT menu, and I do not have the configuration backups (which would allow me to reformat NAND and...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help configuring Site-to-Site IPsec when one of the peers is behind a NAT
Replies: 1
Views: 4237

Re: Need help configuring Site-to-Site IPsec when one of the peers is behind a NAT

Looks like I solved this. In the "remote" peer, I created a non-template policy with sa-dst-address=<"main" address> and tunnel=yes : [admin@remote] /ip ipsec> /ip ipsec export # jan/22/2017 01:00:48 by RouterOS 6.39rc15 # software id = IDVP-LT14 # /ip ipsec proposal set [ find default=yes ] auth-al...
by intelfx
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help configuring Site-to-Site IPsec when one of the peers is behind a NAT
Replies: 1
Views: 4237

Need help configuring Site-to-Site IPsec when one of the peers is behind a NAT

Hello. (...I'm relatively new to networking, so please bear with me...) I am trying to build an IPsec (no L2TP) tunnel between two networks with Mikrotik routers in NAT mode. One of the routers ("main") has a public IP, while the other one ("remote") is behind a carrier NAT itself. My first problem ...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to execute custom AT commands on a connected modem?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: How to execute custom AT commands on a connected modem?

So, I've been told in a conversation with Mikrotik support that this feature is planned for inclusion.
by intelfx
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement

Multiple APs is the only option. So, I've got that AP and its 5 GHz radio covers the whole flat easily under following conditions: AP being placed on the wall roughly in the center of the flat; 5745/20-Ceee, tx power not limited (that channel is rated for 30 dBm here in Russia); QCA6174, Intel 8260...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac heats up to 60 degrees Celsius in idle (and >70 under load) — is this OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: wAP ac heats up to 60 degrees Celsius in idle (and >70 under load) — is this OK?

Yes, it is fine. The units run quite hot, but work fine even in ambient temperatures 65C+
OK, thanks for clarifying that.
by intelfx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Issue CAPsMAN controlling 5Ghz radios on 6.38 and 6.39rc
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Issue CAPsMAN controlling 5Ghz radios on 6.38 and 6.39rc

Same issue here (RB2011 as controller, wAP ac as AP). Moreover, my QCA6174 card consistently gets a firmware crash when exposed to such AP; it took me over an hour to understand what's going on... Just set them manually. /caps-man interface set YOUR-AP rates.vht-supported-mcs=mcs0-9,mcs0-9,mcs0-9 (r...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac heats up to 60 degrees Celsius in idle (and >70 under load) — is this OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

wAP ac heats up to 60 degrees Celsius in idle (and >70 under load) — is this OK?

So, I got myself a wAP ac. To make its 5 GHz radio cover the whole flat, I did not limit its tx power output and configured it to use the 5745 MHz channel (which is rated for 30 dBm here in Russia). The 2.4 GHz radio is turned off (my pre-existing RB2011 has a a more powerful transmitter) and the CP...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN 5GHz wireless channel problems
Replies: 11
Views: 12972

Re: CAPsMAN 5GHz wireless channel problems

Still not fixed with 6.38, specifying anything above "20" makes it say "unsupported channel" or "no supported band". Any comments? You're not supposed to use a bigger channel. You use 20MHz channels, and use the "extension channel" setting for configuring where you want the extra 20MHz channels to ...
by intelfx
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN 5GHz wireless channel problems
Replies: 11
Views: 12972

Re: CAPsMAN 5GHz wireless channel problems

this problem will be fixed in the next release candidate version. Still not fixed with 6.38, specifying anything above "20" makes it say "unsupported channel" or "no supported band". Any comments? My devices are RB2011 (CAPsMAN + 2.4GHz CAP) and wAP ac (5GHz CAP). The problem is present with both d...
by intelfx
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to execute custom AT commands on a connected modem?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

How to execute custom AT commands on a connected modem?

Hello, it is well-known that RouterOS is able to query a running modem for certain predefined readings and information via the `/interface ppp-client info` command. These readings include "signal-strength" (RSSI) and "frame-error-rate" (BER, I guess, but I do not know of any 3G modem that would real...
by intelfx
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement

The wAP radiates 100% spherical, there is no difference how you mount it.
Understood, thanks.
by intelfx
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement

do a site survey every site and every ap are different The "coverage" is a myth. You are not spreading anything, you are trying to estimate an area where your clients will be able to clearly distinguish the signal of the AP from the noise and from where they can clearly transmit to the AP back. Mul...
by intelfx
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement

Multiple APs is the only option.
If so, then how can I estimate the coverage range of a single AP? (The remaining questions still hold.)
by intelfx
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

wAP ac — antenna pattern & best practices for indoor placement

Hello, I'm going to buy a single wAP ac as an upgrade to my existing RB2011 router. I'm living in a ~150 m^2 flat (4 rooms total); there will be at most two walls between the desired AP placement and the clients. I could not find any antenna pattern plots for this device, except that vague "Antenna ...