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by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MAC Hotspot authorization ??
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: MAC Hotspot authorization ??

Hence why you are seeing what you are seeing. has to be WDS. ONly way to properly bridge 802.11x
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: web proxy server use multiple outgoing IP address
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: web proxy server use multiple outgoing IP address

You can do this, but not with the proxy system. You can send out specific IPs out specific public IPs, but again, you can't have Proxy enabled to do this.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using a 750G as a network TAP / multiWAN interfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Using a 750G as a network TAP / multiWAN interfaces

I would hardware switch them with a TAP or Mirror port for your monitoring. No CPU load then since you are not wishing to do much with the ROuterOS. It will just make it a managed switch then.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge Filter MAC + Mask
Replies: 3
Views: 3844

Re: Bridge Filter MAC + Mask

Have you tried a *, don't think that will work either, think it has to be an exact match.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: upgrade to 4.5 broke VNC over PPTP
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: upgrade to 4.5 broke VNC over PPTP

Sounds like a firewall or NAT issue. There are a few changes, disable your firewall rules and double check your NAT if you are using that. I bet you will find something in there. Else a MT consultant should be able to help out.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT PPTP server, pptp connections end after a while...
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: MT PPTP server, pptp connections end after a while...

The type of traffic should not affect this, unless there is something wrong with DD-WRT. I would suggest dropping in a MT at the remote site and seeing if it does this too. I have extensive experience with this in business and corporate environments and I know it does work quite well. Without taking...
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: MAC Hotspot authorization ??
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: MAC Hotspot authorization ??

Don't know what kind of "bridge" you are using. If its not a WDS bridge (the only way to properly bridge a wireless client in 802.11x), then you can see some sort of MAC NATing. If you are using MT, create a WDS bridge and that should fix the issue! This is discussed in the hotspot section of my book.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic Splitting with address lists and transparent proxy
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Re: Traffic Splitting with address lists and transparent proxy

The information I have is that the proxy system will only use the main routing table, so you can't split proxy traffic over a number of connections. You can split everything else though, and just let your port 80 stuff go out your primary connection.
by gmsmstr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing (PCC) & Port forwording
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Load Balancing (PCC) & Port forwording

You need to make sure the IPs that you have forwarded go out the proper interface.
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 220817

Re: Probe Thread

What about connecdtions on a specific port ?
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rolling out RB1000, Multiple Vlans, problems with routing
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Rolling out RB1000, Multiple Vlans, problems with routing

Typically would be the IP needs to be on the VLAN interface as suggested.
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Redirect entire IP traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Redirect entire IP traffic

You may need to havfe a src-nat rule as well for traffic coming from that server to be natted out properly as the old IP. Use a "Private" IP to do the NATing too, this way, you can exclucde traffic going to your new PUblic IP that would be on the server as well.
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Stupid Question 2G-5M and Simple Queues
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Stupid Question 2G-5M and Simple Queues

Other things to note is the connection rate. If the clients all are linked at 54meg then the max possible transmission on a single AP is around 7.5 meg. If clients are linked at lower rates, this will reduce your overall AP thoughput. Assuming that you have ALL of your clents at 54meg only, then fig...
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pptp failover script
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Re: pptp failover script

There are a numbger of ways of doing this, typically though, it would be routing issue, i.e. conect to both IPs, keep them alive, perfer one specific one. If that goes down, then it goes though the second. I have done a number of these setups, and I am sure someone on the MT consultant list can help...
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle Best Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Mangle Best Practice

The end result is having a packet mark, however, marking your connection is less CPU intensive. The PROPER or perferred way is the do the connection mark then the packet mark. This does two things, provides a simpler faster way to mark packets once the connection is identified. Two, depending on the...
by gmsmstr
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mangle...
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: mangle...

Connection marks are MUCH more efficent, not to mention, they capture data both ways, not just to or from depending on the ports and/or in interfaces.
by gmsmstr
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF Redis Default Route prob
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: OSPF Redis Default Route prob

These are commonly documented features of OSPF. It really depends on what kind of Default route you have !
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Phone!
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: IP Phone!

99% of the time this is a configuration issue. Could be the SIP helper service is on. Could be inbound NAT issues, could be lots of things. I would get a consultant to figure it out.
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: src-nat syntax
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: src-nat syntax

If it gets a new IP every so often, you must use interface routing. On the other end, just point it to the static interface.
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Phone!
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: IP Phone!

If one IP phone is not working, then it may be the phone. Hit up http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html and I am sure one of those guys can help you troubleshoot.
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: src-nat syntax
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: src-nat syntax

Using the out interface is fine. .:)
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4 hours daily uptime for users
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: 4 hours daily uptime for users

The trial user feature is what you need. You may wish to run a script at midnight to clear out trial users vs using the trail reset feature. Any MT consulant should be able to do that without an issue. They are listed here at http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html
by gmsmstr
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High CPU usage for "long" time on 'building cache' process
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: High CPU usage for "long" time on 'building cache' process

ON non multi-cpu systems this is normal. After reboot the system rebuilds its cache from the disk contents. Don't konw if this cache goes into RAM (very well may) so its not stored, but larger the cache longer times! :)
by gmsmstr
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP

Eventually we want to do that, select the best path based on AS cost. Right now though, we are only running ospf between the two. ..
by gmsmstr
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP

I don't see them twice, even though they should be. The BGPlay, is kewl btw, but shows all traffic hopping off of provider B to provider A, and then a bunch of lines go away like prefixes or seomthing is not being annouced, what is happening. I also don't see them twice in the annoucments, remember ...
by gmsmstr
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Multihome - nonp-prepended BGP

Intresting action here.. Two ISPs , two MikroTik Routers. Each one is receving one providers full BGP tables. Both routers have 4 differant prefixes listed to advertise (all setup with NO for sync). This works fine, and if you reboot one MT, everything is fine, all traffic hops to second MT, great. ...
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports
Replies: 24
Views: 3335

Re: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports

Certification really don't make it solid. Only testing, knowledgable Mikoritk Engineers, and acutal production usage. WE have been developing on the PowerRouter 732 platform for almost 4 years now! People ask why don't you put a newer processor than a 3.0 gig Dual Core, simple, reliability, the syst...
by gmsmstr
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform

There CF and SSD drives stink! MT does not like them for any reason it seams. and Cisco CF cards, WATCH OUT!!
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UM On Intel Server
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: UM On Intel Server

We have quite a few PowerRouter 732s running 10k users+ in user manager! :)
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform

I can say trenscends DO NOT like MT!
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform

Sorry can't tell ya. But I can tell you that there is an extensive amount of time testing and retesting cards using both acutal production units and simulated read/writes and they are NOT your normal 25 buck cards.
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage
Replies: 19
Views: 5852

Re: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage

I would have to look at it, but I am sure its a NAT rule. You would have to also accept traffic from your web proxy.
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage
Replies: 19
Views: 5852

Re: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage

You are still proxying traffic. Hence tracking it, etc. So, hence, you have the high cpu count. Think of this. What happens is the MT gets the traffic, and then sends it out, as a client to your parent proxy, and then returns that information to the client. So, yes, this will eat up CPU as it should...
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: CF card vs Hard Drive on Intel platform

yes all in stores. You should use a better CF card. Most will only run 100,000 writes if that. The PoweRouters (www.mikrotikrouter.com) use industrial cards designed for over 3million writes.
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik RouterOS on Astaro Security Gateway 220
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Mikrotik RouterOS on Astaro Security Gateway 220

I would doubt it. I would hit the HCL at http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported ... 86_Systems. Penty of systems there that you won't have to worry about.
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports
Replies: 24
Views: 3335

Re: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports

The issue that you have here, is that the needs dont' outweigh the deveopment costs of such of units. MikroTik has said this a numbger of times. I expect to see a many port version of the 1000, but I doubt that you will see a huge CPU unit like the PowerRouters. Also, note that we currently have 224...
by gmsmstr
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS

Yes have not got that to get updated yet :(
by gmsmstr
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage
Replies: 19
Views: 5852

Re: RB1000, web proxy and high CPU usage

What occurs with slow CF cards, and small processors . IN some cases WebProxy will work fine on these, it just depends on the size of the CF etc. With the CF, as soon as you boot, it does a read on all of the files to rebuild the cache etc. SOOO. Thats why it takes a long time on reboot.
by gmsmstr
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems installing RouterOS onto compact flash card
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Problems installing RouterOS onto compact flash card

Keep in mind that many of those cards have less than 100,000 writes on them. I have seen some cards spec out at 10,000, for camera images etc, that maybe fine, but for an OS that could be running for years, might be bad. I would also always recommend products listed in the HCL on mikrotiks site as w...
by gmsmstr
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP experience with router version 4.x
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: BGP experience with router version 4.x

We have BGP peers on v 3 and v4 so far without major issues. v3.30 is rock solid..
by gmsmstr
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router OS x86 switching capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Router OS x86 switching capacity

Sounds like the VM is only giving so much time to RouterOS, if it is seeing 100% cpu.
by gmsmstr
Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router OS x86 switching capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Router OS x86 switching capacity

The switching capability is limited to hardware with switching chips for one. So you are using CPU. Second, you do not allow direct access to the hardware in question since you are runing virtulized, so you are dedicating the system to RouterOS. Overall, there are quite a bit of resources used by th...
by gmsmstr
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Log Ethernet Drop
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Log Ethernet Drop

Is there a way to log Ethernet drops? I.e. I have an Ethernet port that drops maybe 1 ping, but the actual Ethernet goes to "NO LINK" Its SO short though, I would rather have something that logs it ;)
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I access my routerOS from another public address
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: How can I access my routerOS from another public address

Then you just need to connect to it just like you do with Winbox, just use that IP.
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB411 Max Throughput
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: RB411 Max Throughput

the 100s were really underpowered, We get around 30-40meg though most 433s, but really go for the AH versions, much better. It also depends if you are doing connection tracking, firewalling rules etc.
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 4.2 suddenly restarting
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: RouterOS 4.2 suddenly restarting

One of hte reasons to buy a supported and tested RouterOS system :) Regardless, it could be lots of things. I would have to look at it, but remember, just cause linux runs on it, don't mean MikroTik will! Check out the http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html list, and get someone to take a look .. ...
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: At a Vendor expo again... RouterOS running the net.
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: At a Vendor expo again... RouterOS running the net.

What else do you need :)
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik router
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: mikrotik router

by default it would not block them.
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I access my routerOS from another public address
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: How can I access my routerOS from another public address

If it has a public IP, just use winbox, otherwise, you will have to forward the winbox ports in. :)
by gmsmstr
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge performance
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Bridge performance

In bridge swtich mode it will be quite fast..
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