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by estar
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 542
Views: 58680

Re: LHG 60G experience

Testing a point to multipoint setup. 4 clients all under 240 meters. Speed is great but disconnections are very often. In my experience if one link has poor signal -70dbm and it disconnects it caused all the other stations to disconnect just after the poor signal station disconnects. This behaviour ...
by estar
Fri May 04, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photos of towers and masts
Replies: 53
Views: 14557

Re: Photos of towers and masts

One I made earlier :-)
by estar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience
Replies: 33
Views: 11298

Re: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience

wAP have 3 channels: 58, 60 nd 62 GHz so is possible to make 3 PtP links that will not interfere with other.

Also is possible to make PtP link and this same channel but the links must be parallel and can not cross


Thanks. That's exactly the info I was looking for :-)
by estar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience
Replies: 33
Views: 11298

Re: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience

Anybody know if it's possible to make two separate p2p link with 4 wAP60G with two of them in close proximity?Or do they interfere with each other? Is there more than one channel to work with?
by estar
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik used by Amazon in their cloud datacenters
Replies: 34
Views: 17652

Re: MikroTik used by Amazon in their cloud datacenters

I'm working at a Uk cable company and we have a whole data center core network including 2 x 10 gbps edge fibers with CCRs running multihomed BGP and OSPF core network all Mikrotik. Working away nicely.
by estar
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help me: Ptmp Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Help me: Ptmp Problem

The beam from the antenna has a width and height imagine like the light beam from a torch.

Those UBNT sectors have a narrow vertical beam and a wide horizontal beam.

Also the antenna has a downtilt of 3 degrees built in so the beam will always be going down by 3 degrees even if mounted flat.
by estar
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disconnecting unauthorized hotspot users
Replies: 23
Views: 15637

Re: Disconnecting unauthorized hotspot users

You can solve this problem by having a login button on your login page.
by estar
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help me: Ptmp Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Help me: Ptmp Problem

Possibly the tilt is wrong. The ubiquity sectors may have built in down tilt of 3 degrees. So you might want to check that. If the antenna tilt is too high or low the beam might be missing your clients.
by estar
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 6.5km 1000mbps full duplex design
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: 6.5km 1000mbps full duplex design

I would reccomended to go with a licenced dual polarity 112 mhz channel. You can get 866mbps full duplex and you will have it guarenteed. Save the 5ghz for last mile and dont bother trying to do so much with unlicenced channels. I think you will never see the capacity you wish with unlicenced. It's ...
by estar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot 2.0 News
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Hotspot 2.0 News

Did you see the linked PDF? https://mum.mikrotik.com//presentations ... 849522.pdf

Which step is not working for you ?
With this example who is the operator? How would a company get revenues from allowing passpoint on their network?
by estar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 20
Views: 7087

Re: MU-MIMO?

I watched the video and it looks pretty impressive. I can't help thinking though that the secret is more down to the antenna being able to isolate the signals rather than an increase in bandwidth/mhz for mumimo. If you think they have 8x8 mimo with 4 clients each client is getting about the normal r...
by estar
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There are days I consider MT as lame
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: There are days I consider MT as lame

Actually I've had the same problem with ubiquiti devices connecting to ubiquiti ap's too. Think it's more of a general 802.11 issue than a specific Mt one?
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying Mikrotik for Unifi hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Buying Mikrotik for Unifi hotel

If the unifi has two ssid it more depends how the unifi is seperating the two ssid. It might be just putting both bridged onto the same lan port which would explain what your seeing. What you need to do is place each ssid on a vlan perhaps then on a mikrotik router you can route each vlan to a diffe...
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 20
Views: 7087

Re: MU-MIMO?

I think that MU-MIMO hype is overrated, you can find lots of information about this on the net,
I am not able to replicate this

http://community.cambiumnetworks.com/t5 ... td-p/67561

in my lab with using mikrotik :-(
How are you trying and what happens?
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 70kms P2P link drop signal strength at day time
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: 70kms P2P link drop signal strength at day time

Is the link passing over water?
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot 2.0 News
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Hotspot 2.0 News

Yeah I want to know more too. As far as I know though 802.11u is supposed to be a way of integrating access with your phone provider to make moving from lte to wifi seamless. Presumably there would need to be some connectiom to the billing systems and I would imagine it needs cooperation between dif...
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 20
Views: 7087

Re: MU-MIMO?

It's all about reusing the same frequency. So it can make use of frequency slightly more efficient but it's not a one stop fix for the problems wisps experience. You still need to plan your frequencies. But also the total capacity is shared accross the chains and each user only sees one chain. Where...
by estar
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 20
Views: 7087

Re: MU-MIMO?

This is just theory and I've never tried it so dont flame me :) but from reading up on mu mimo I cant help thinking that if you had a 4x4 mimo card and you had a mast with 4x45 degree single polarity sectors and you connected each sector to each mimo output since its built into the 802 standard woul...
by estar
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE Over L2TP
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: PPPoE Over L2TP

If you control the customers routers you can lower the mtu or change tcpmss on the firewall so the customer outputs a lower mtu size.
by estar
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: multiple RADIUS sessions from hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: multiple RADIUS sessions from hotspot

Yeah it happens like that if for example the client disconnects and reconnect before the session time out. Or logs I twice. I never ran a radius server when you didn't have that happening in certain circumstances. It's a slight problem with that way of the charging for the radius service your using....
by estar
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless radius server auth problem
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Wireless radius server auth problem

It might be also because the windows notepad is using different character set and adds the extra invisible characters in when you copy and paste into a terminal window. You can use different notepad like notpad++ for windows which is free.
by estar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signal levels from "remote" wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Signal levels from "remote" wireless

On the main access point registration you can see both tx and rx signals.
by estar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot advice
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: hotspot advice

There is cloud billing providers where you can change splash page :) or hire an expert to help you.

Or like the other guys say you can modify the mikrotik pages but that obviously takes skill and time. Also the Mt system may not have the features you need.
by estar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: User logins
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: User logins

Yes it's possible. You will need to use a third party service or code your own setup.
by estar
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Hotspot

Use html redirects. I think it's all in the manual.
by estar
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: make network for moving clint
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: make network for moving clint

I did a project like this once. It was tricky as the ships signal needed 3 directional antenna on the ship to get good signal from shore as an omni was not quite good enough signal so I had to write software using php and the api to select best signal from the antennas . Got it working well after a ...
by estar
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Hotspot

You would most likely need more than one ap to handle that many users simaltaniously. Wi fi is not perfectly suited to doing that but can work quite well if setup correctly but does require quite a lot of knowledge to do it right.
by estar
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL browsing fails post hotspot login with RB750Gr3 hEX
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: SSL browsing fails post hotspot login with RB750Gr3 hEX

Try disabling the hotspot and check if the problem still occurs with normal browsing. Could be a separate issue to hotspot?
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High CPU load due to "www" process
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: High CPU load due to "www" process

Are you using ssl hotspot? If so its just the cpu load in preparing the encryption. The only way to solve is to increase cpu with better hardware or separate the wireless and hotspt with a different router. For example you can use like rb450g or a wired router for the hotspot service and a separate ...
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why ping some IP addresses of the other side of EoIP tunnels response timeout?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Why ping some IP addresses of the other side of EoIP tunnels response timeout?

Yeah you can ignore my first answer I think I misunderstood your question. I think the problem is that you don't want to masquerade the tunnel traffic as both are on different subnets so should work without the masquerade. Just masquerade the main Internet connection.
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Move from public to private addressing
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Move from public to private addressing

Won't the clients prefer a public ip? Most public Internet services offer a public ip so it's not unusual? I would have though better than having a nat private ip as long as client devices are setup correctly there should be no problem? Also by using prIvate ip its much harder to log and check traf...
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDD on mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: TDD on mikrotik

Yeah I would love to see a ratio setting on nv2 I never ran a wisp that used 50/50 it's more like 5/95 in real life these days up/down estar kinda related to this topic and kinda not If you limit somebodys UP bandwidth to about 5 percent of what their DOWN bandwidth is configured for - then TCP/IP ...
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help for 2 Wan Connections
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Help for 2 Wan Connections

Do you need redundancy or both working together? There's many different ways including scripting fail over route using netwatch. Bonding. Policy routing?
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and Google Analytics
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Hotspot and Google Analytics

Often these sites use more urls than you think like with paypal. You may need to look at the traffic and check if it's trying to access more urls than you have allowed in walled garden?
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High CPU load due to "www" process
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: High CPU load due to "www" process

Are you using hotspot service?
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL browsing fails post hotspot login with RB750Gr3 hEX
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: SSL browsing fails post hotspot login with RB750Gr3 hEX

Is it trying the redirect? For example when you goto the page before logging in. Or is it not loading ssl sites after user is fully logged in?
by estar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why ping some IP addresses of the other side of EoIP tunnels response timeout?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Why ping some IP addresses of the other side of EoIP tunnels response timeout?

Once i was doing mpls and vpls tunnels and had to enabe multicast helper if using wireless as the tunnel protocol uses multicast which can have trouble on 802. Not sure if that's related to your problem but might be worth trying.
by estar
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDD on mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: TDD on mikrotik

Yeah I would love to see a ratio setting on nv2 I never ran a wisp that used 50/50 it's more like 5/95 in real life these days up/down
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Tests for R11e-2HPnD & Mikrotik Metal
Replies: 39
Views: 3136

Re: RF Tests for R11e-2HPnD & Mikrotik Metal

Using serial console you can access serial devices connected to the router using telnet. I've doe that before with a custom ups system. I lost the old configuration so can't post a configuration but deffinately works.
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDD on mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: TDD on mikrotik

Isn't tdma (nv2) basicly the same thing? Except yes last time I checked you can't specify a ratio. That would be very useful though cos you do lose a bit of downstream with nv2 but with more stable link in nv2 for multiple clients.
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RadiusManager does not update users after making changes to it
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: RadiusManager does not update users after making changes to it

There are other 3rd party services available that can help with this :-)
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 4G SXT LTE Alternative (non band 3 /7)
Replies: 22
Views: 4134

Re: 4G SXT LTE Alternative (non band 3 /7)

Sierra cards work well if you need high gain antenna and also just USB huwai works well if you don't need high gain antenna.
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Airtime Fairness
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Airtime Fairness

Or... can you use a PCQ queue and set the rate just below the maximum rate of the AP wireless capability also use lower HW retries to limit poor signal hogs? I know it's not quite the same as airtime fairness would probably work in the actual radio but I have not looked up the details and maybe the ...
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless hotspot with access points
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Wireless hotspot with access points

If all the access points are on the same layer3 network then it's probably not anything to do with whether the AP's have DHCP. Even if they didn't have any IP as long as they are bridges and connected to the network then they should work. My guess is that the AP's are crashing and need a reboot and ...
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 100878

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

That link looks normal to me without full line of sight I doubt you would do better. It's easy to get carried away with the fact that once the signal appeared to go to -60 in logs but that may have been an error or even that somebody setup a ap with same ssid and it had connected for a min giving fa...
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot redirect ignored by Apple devices
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: Hotspot redirect ignored by Apple devices

Maybe as it's only intranet with no internet access is not routing to a web site. Do you have a dhcp server using a gateway or no gateway ip setup?
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Move from public to private addressing
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Move from public to private addressing

Won't the clients prefer a public ip? Most public Internet services offer a public ip so it's not unusual? I would have though better than having a nat private ip as long as client devices are setup correctly there should be no problem? Also by using prIvate ip its much harder to log and check traff...
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple WPA keys per SSID
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Multiple WPA keys per SSID

Seamless roaming is not exactly possible with 802.11 for that matter even with hspda and lte it's not usually seamless in real life. But as long as dhcp server and all acesspoints are on same layer 3 segment it's fairly seamless unless you doing voiP call or something. The problem you will find is t...
by estar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot connect from LAN to WAN IP
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Cannot connect from LAN to WAN IP

If your connecting via a wireless ap connection you may have default forward not ticked which blocks client to client connections to the ap. That would explain if that's how it's setup. Or if it's not setup like that you need to do some tests like ping the server from the router to check if it can c...
by estar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: input drop all rule - moved by accident!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: input drop all rule - moved by accident!!

I've got out of sticky situations before by using the MAC telnet if your connected via layer 3. If not working fromm winbox try using a teminal from a neighbour router that you can access on the same layer3 network. Often you can access because it bypasses the IP side of the firewall just using mac ...