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by Bergante
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 44
Views: 14498

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

I'm kinda keen to see some more helpful SNMP OIDs soon - as it would be really useful to see how the link behaves in bad weather. e.g. coding scheme, and RX and Tx sig strength? The coding scheme is available through : MCS Look at the published MIB variables: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:I...
by Bergante
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 44
Views: 14498

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

Just a heads up, I had an issue with 6.42rc56 on a multipoint (ap-bridge) AP. Interfaces weren't showing up and the station wasn't connecting. I switched to bridge mode and everything worked again. Really digging the rssi and tx-sector-info, but I don't think it's ready for ap-bridge mode yet. Conf...
by Bergante
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 44
Views: 14498

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

In simple words, you can get ~900Mbits not only at 100 meters, but now even at 200 meters. But we are curious souls who would like to Know some details! ;) Now seriously, I have spammed support with some tests I have done in my link, which is a short one. Stability has gone down with rc49. With rc3...
by Bergante
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 44
Views: 14498

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

I have tried with my 20 - 30 m short link.

With 6.43rc49 I see it hitting MCS 10. With the previous versions the maximum it reached was MCS8.
by Bergante
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 279
Views: 34604

Re: wAP 60G experience

A suggestion.

I see that the standard MIB for the 60 GHz interface includes both discards and errors statistics. Are those variables actually updated? It would be helpful to know it for sure.
A note in the documentation would help.
by Bergante
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]

I got a pair three weeks ago. The distance is short (20 - 30 m) and I am just crossing a street. The result is amazing so far. Roughly equivalent to digging a trench and laying a fiber from building to building. In order to test I kept it running two simultanoeus unidirectional bandwidth tests (one ...
by Bergante
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question about W60 AP security
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Question about W60 AP security

Hi,

Happy W60 AP user here. I have a question about the security measures, however.

An AES encryption key is generated from the link password configured. Is this key static or does it include some periodic rekeying
mechanism?
by Bergante
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 279
Views: 34604

Re: wAP 60G experience

Does anyone have any clarity about UK requirements for these? From my reading that whilst 60Ghz is license exempt OFCOM require a minimum 30dB antenna to give narrow beams. Reading above it seems the antenna is about 12-14dB so this would make the product unusable in the UK? European regulators hav...
by Bergante
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 279
Views: 34604

Re: wAP 60G experience

Just received mine, I'm impressed :) I have just tried them inside the office. The link length was about 5 metres. In order to generate more bandidth with bandwidth-test I have ran two tests in transmit mode, one from each unit. Using UDP it sustained around 900 Mbps in full duplex. One problem, tho...
by Bergante
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?
Replies: 15
Views: 1952

Re: Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?

For many years I was routinely using nv2 in my layer 2 (bridge/station-bridge) point-to-point links. I assumed that given its proprietary nature, it would offer enhanced thruput, and it allowed me to avoid exposing multiple SSIDs in public that were useless to end-users. That's not the point of NV2...
by Bergante
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 28273

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Spain just published the most recent frequency allocation map and, at least for now, fixed outdoor installations are explicitly excluded. (UN-164). http://www.minetad.gob.es/telecomunicaciones/Espectro/CNAF/notas_UN2017_vf2.pdf They have followed the ETSI EN 302 567 standard which explicitly says "E...
by Bergante
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS (v6.39.3, v6.40.4, v6.41rc) NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities
Replies: 58
Views: 102165

Re: RouterOS NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities

In the statement, we included a line, maybe it was not clearly phrased. One of the biggest issues that was mentioned, never applied to RouterOS at all ("nonce reuse"). We did include other general suggestions from CERT for key exchange improvement. Oh alright, then I misunderstood. Sorry! I assumed...
by Bergante
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS (v6.39.3, v6.40.4, v6.41rc) NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities
Replies: 58
Views: 102165

Re: RouterOS NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities

Hi :) First, congratulations (and a big thank you!) on the quick response. One more reason to stick to Mikrotik. Now, a suggestion. RouterOS has been affected by the WPA2 vulnerability but you have released a fix. I would certainly rephrase that announcement. I guess some people will just read the s...
by Bergante
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 28273

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Any news on the LHG 60? We really need those in our network :) Wireless Wire is our first 60GHz product, LHG series will follow. Please give this kit a chance - performance will pleasantly surprise You. I want one kit! Where can I order it now? :D I don't see it on Spain's Landashop nor EuroDK. Wan...
by Bergante
Mon May 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 44254

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

Currently SNMP is broken for those devices which has no IPv6 package enabled. We hope to include fix in next rc release.
Confirmed. Enabling IPv6 fixed it for me.
by Bergante
Fri May 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 44254

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

6.40rc8, SNMP still broken.

From a RB2011 I've just updated:

SNMP, warning, cannot bind to requested src-address
by Bergante
Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 44254

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

I am seeing this error as well. (My Dude server is the device running 6.40rc6 and it can no longer monitor itself due to SNMP not working. It can monitor other devices just fine, but SNMP no longer responds on it.)
Same here. I have updated three devices, two of them have lost SNMP.
by Bergante
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 331
Views: 73326

Re: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released

Just sent one report. I tried upgrading from rc48 to rc52 on a point to point link using two SXT-ac units. The wlan interface associated correctly to the AP but it stopped moving packets.

Downgrading the station SXT-AC to rc48 made it work again.
by Bergante
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS problem: cannot operate VLANs correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 685

SwOS problem: cannot operate VLANs correctly

Hello, I am trying to install a RB250GS to solve a problem and it's driving me mad. The configuration should be trivial: Ports 1 and 2 have VLAN 1 as native, and members (tagged) of 100, 110 and 1003. Port 5: default VLAN (no tags) to VLAN100, what would be known in other brands as "access". First q...
by Bergante
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 537
Views: 129094

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

They are switching to FreeBSD, it takes time! ;)
Is this true??
Just kidding!

Whatever they use, I am really itching to see what they're up to!
by Bergante
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 537
Views: 129094

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

They are switching to FreeBSD, it takes time! ;)
by Bergante
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: IGMP Snooping
Replies: 137
Views: 58784

Re: IGMP Snooping

I would have understood that point if CRS series didn't exist. Indeed. I need some switches and I've immediately discarded Mikrotik's CRS because it's little more than a glorified bridge of the 1980's featuring multiple ports and Gigabit Ethernet. But it's a really incomplete product, I'm afraid. I...
by Bergante
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: wireless-rep bug
Replies: 0
Views: 832

wireless-rep bug

Hello Been testing the 6.35 RC versions, I think I have found a bug. I have two OmniTIKs setting up a simple link across the street. I am using NV2. Since switching to wireless-rep I have noticed a problem affecting the client side: after several chages made to the "AP" unit (which means the wireles...
by Bergante
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP ECMP (multipathing)
Replies: 35
Views: 10724

Re: BGP ECMP (multipathing)

It would be really useful. BGP multipathing can be used, for example, to turn a router into a load balancer for a cluster of servers (web, DNS, etc) and it's a technique used in many large installations. This article describes it very well. http://bits.shutterstock.com/2014/05/22/stop-buying-load-ba...
by Bergante
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: 6.34 release candidate version topic!
Replies: 201
Views: 42032

Re: 6.34 release candidate version topic!

Curious about the 10 G ports in 1 G mode correction.

Actually there is a problem with 1G SFPs in SFP+ ports, it doesn´t work with autonegotiation enabled. Is it related? A friend has a problem with such a setup.
by Bergante
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682

I didn't realize that. Thank you very much indeed!
by Bergante
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682

I have been doing some tests with BGP and I have found that the Mikrotik routers are unable to use the RFC 3682 TTL security option. The classical TTL security is based on using a low TTL, generally 1, for single-hop BGP connections. The measure is effective preventing a BGP connection from being es...
by Bergante
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: protection at DDOS attack based on a bug in MikroTik routers
Replies: 18
Views: 2602

Re: protection at DDOS attack based on a bug in MikroTik routers

TCP access to your resolver has some potential security issues (like a possibility of cache pollution or privacy issues) but at least it's not useful for a DDoS attack.
by Bergante
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with router with new ISP bandwith Movistar in Spain to 300 Mb for download fasttrack work wosrst
Replies: 71
Views: 11607

Re: Problem with router with new ISP bandwith Movistar in Spain to 300 Mb for download fasttrack work wosrst

I would begin with a thorough cleanup of rules, especially expensive rules that add processing overhead.

Why are you adjusting the MSS? Do you _really_ have a problem with that?
by Bergante
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Comments about RouterOS release schedule
Replies: 35
Views: 10799

Re: Comments about RouterOS release schedule

It's a very good policy that works very well for other projects, for example FreeBSD. It is especially important for critical security updates that should be rolled out almost immediately. If it's too risky to install an update it won't be installed. Also, this is good for Mikrotik, you can be more ...
by Bergante
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 5586

Re: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...

¿Son equipos 802.11ac nuevos? En ese caso NO puedes fijar las velocidades. Era posible en los 802.11n. Limitaciones del chipset.
by Bergante
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 5586

Re: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...

Please notice that I have set the "mcs-2" ...and if I run a Bandwitdh-test and monitor at both sides I get: tx-rate: 216Mbps-40MHz/2S rx-rate: 130Mbps-20MHz/2S/SGI and even more.... What I'm doing wrong with configuration? New 802.11ac units? I think that due to a limitation in the chipset you can'...
by Bergante
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 5586

Re: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...

As far as I know, (correct me if I am wrong) the decision to choose a MCS relies mainly on the S/N ratio. The problem is, in non optimal situations maybe there is a good S/N ratio but the actual CCQ is low because, for example, multipath reflections are causing retransmissions. In that case you may ...
by Bergante
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Serious interference betwen satellite antenna and omnitik
Replies: 18
Views: 3308

Re: Serious interference betwen satellite antenna and omnitik

I wonder if you are using a high TX power which would probably cause distortion, making it transmit spurious signals in harmonic frequencies.

Try lowering the transmission power (if possible).
by Bergante
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

I managed to go back to 6.27 and it begun working with the same configuration. The symptom: Unless I stopped OSPF propagating routes (which wouldn't allow BGP, hence BGP-VPLS to work) the router experienced some kind of freeze that made many commmands failt such as a "print" froze. I have a couple o...
by Bergante
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

Whatever, the configuration was somewhat corrupted when doing the update. I think it happened some time ago with another version and I had to rebuild. Alas, as it was something I was doing while paying attention to something else, I didn't end up reporting it. My fault. I will try to rebuild and pay...
by Bergante
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

(Sorry I wasn't more explicit, notice the 65535 MTU for the "guest" and "local" bridges which are obviously wrong)
by Bergante
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

Update made from 6.27. The port connects to an OmniTIK running 6.27. I am using MPLS, OSPF and BGP-VPLS. Some time ago I suffered a similar problems, somehow my MTUs got crazy. Yes, I have been able to do a mac telnet. A reboot made ospf come back temporarily but something went wrong again. I have p...
by Bergante
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

Interesting. Lost IP access to it, but it responds to ARP. So not completely crashed.

I'll try to revive it when I can get physical access.
by Bergante
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 final RC testing
Replies: 92
Views: 30934

Re: v6.28 final RC testing

Updated a rb2011. [admin@rb2011-despa] /interface> set 5 l2mtu=1600 mtu=1540 action timed out - try again, if error continues contact MikroTik support and send a supout file (13) [admin@rb2011-despa] /interface> [admin@rb2011-despa] /interface> [admin@rb2011-despa] /interface> [admin@rb2011-despa] /...
by Bergante
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Where is the v6.25?
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Re: Where is the v6.25?

Maybe they will skip 6.25 because 5+2 = 7 and 7 are the angels, 7 the trumpets in the book of the Apocalypse.

Just a theory.
by Bergante
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 6.23 released!
Replies: 143
Views: 53085

Re: 6.23 released!

This is really curious. I updated a rb2011 from 6.23rc11 to 6.23 and it corrupted my configuration. The bridge configuration was all destroyed, some bridges would get the wrong name and IP addresses assigned to bridges would be assigned to different interfaces. Really curious. Wondering about updati...
by Bergante
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.23 almost ready for FULL RELEASE - please check latest RC
Replies: 56
Views: 11606

Re: v6.23 almost ready for FULL RELEASE - please check lates

No regression troubles here, it seems.

Two Omnitiks establishing a ptp link across a street, using BGP/VPLS to carry several L2 networks.
by Bergante
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: iPad vs Mikrotik
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: iPad vs Mikrotik

Try preamble-mode both? I think there was some trouble with selecting either long or short. And you don't need to capitalize SSIDs. The test network I am using has a lower case SSID. export verbose posted so that you can compare. I didn't do anything special, just set a channel, SSID, security profi...
by Bergante
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: iPad vs Mikrotik
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: iPad vs Mikrotik

I use iThings connected to a Mikrotik access point as a matter of routine. I don't know what type of iThings are "advertising based, non-standard" but certainly not mine.

That said, what's the problem? Begin with a straightforward configuration.
by Bergante
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24399

Re: Odp: Newsletter 61

I don't agree. Phones and small laptops have weak output power and small antennas. It is better to have multiple devices that are close to the clients, than one unit with big antenna somewhere. In such case, the clients that are further away, will see the AP, but will not be able to talk back to it...
by Bergante
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: So, .11ac does it do beamforming?
Replies: 13
Views: 4128

Re: So, .11ac does it do beamforming?

yet


Interesting.
by Bergante
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC withouth line of site
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: SXT AC withouth line of site

You could try bouncing the signal on the building at the bottom of your drawing, but forget high data rates.
by Bergante
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTG-5HP ac D - mcs rates under AC ??
Replies: 34
Views: 11152

Re: SXTG-5HP ac D - mcs rates under AC ??

Should we keep the signal levels higher with these new -AC units? Won't we have overload problems? In this case, which is the optimum range of signal levels? Sensivity for a 20MHz Channel MCS-9 is -72 (SXT AC). For 40MHz -69. So I guess -60 is the sweet spot. With -70 you will not get 256-QAM 5/6. ...
by Bergante
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTG-5HP ac D - mcs rates under AC ??
Replies: 34
Views: 11152

Re: SXTG-5HP ac D - mcs rates under AC ??

The signal levels are really high. Should we apply a different doctrine to the new -AC units? I mean, with the "classic" -N ones it's recommended to aim for a signal level between -60 and -70 dBm in order to avoid overload. Should we keep the signal levels higher with these new -AC units? Won't we h...