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by JanezFord
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 6.1 released
Replies: 198
Views: 53332

Re: RouterOS 6.1 released

ipsec (transport mode) between linux openswan and mikrotik stopped working after upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1 ... ipsec between mikrotik and mikrotik works OK ...

after downgrading to 6.0 everything works OK ...
by JanezFord
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: signnal jammers
Replies: 8
Views: 3895

Re: signnal jammers

A friend of mine who is a teacher was once annoyed by his students texting short messages during class, and later he bought a portable cell phone jammer , then all the students were confused that their cell phones cannot receive any signals even if it was the most advanced one.My friend said he bou...
by JanezFord
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Re: wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming

bump! ... I've given up on seamless roaming with mikrotik equipment ... apparently it's not possible (yet) ... I would still like to hear about your recommendations on any advanced wireless settings change to improve wireless network stability, availability, response and throughput in conditions whe...
by JanezFord
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-RM Enough for 50 Mbps FIOS and VPN?
Replies: 15
Views: 5328

Re: RB2011UAS-RM Enough for 50 Mbps FIOS and VPN?

Thank you for this tests joshaven and conformation that 2011UAS can't do 50mbit/s with encryption over VPN ... but 40 mbit/s is still quite OK for normal use not to mention the price ... I use ipsec with aes-128 and I estimate perfomance would be a bit lower but quite close ... I used it on 20mbit/s...
by JanezFord
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-RM Enough for 50 Mbps FIOS and VPN?
Replies: 15
Views: 5328

Re: RB2011UAS-RM Enough for 50 Mbps FIOS and VPN?

Hey,

Does the RB2011UAS-RM have enough power to act as a NAT/Firewall for FIOS running at 50Mbps and also to run a VPN?

-Eric
It will run OK except I don't think it can manage full 50Mbps through the VPN ... I've tested it on 20mbit link ad cpu usage during VPN transfer was quite high ...

JF
by JanezFord
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: assign static ip adress to customers
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: assign static ip adrress to customers

but how can I do it in the router? Is there an option to type down the mac address associated to the customer? Do you use DHCP? You can make static entries for mac addresses your users use ... connect to your router via winbox, go to IP / DHCP Server / Leases tab / select an active lease and click ...
by JanezFord
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Re: wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming

Place some mikrotik router that will act as central one. Create EOIP tunnels between central router and devices that will be used to connect users. Create bridge on central router and add all of the EOIP tunnels to that bridge. Create DHCP server on central router bridge. Create bridge on periphera...
by JanezFord
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

wlan with multiple AP + seamless roaming

Hello, my plan is to cover a building with wireless signal the way that users would not loose connection when they switch between access points. I plan to do this with Mikrotik equipment as well as with equipment from other vendors if possible in combination with MT. Total number of access points wi...
by JanezFord
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware of RouterBoard vs PC
Replies: 7
Views: 4505

Re: Hardware of RouterBoard vs PC

Hi, I have an RB450G and find it works perfectly. I was just wondering why people build machines with dual core processors and 2GB of RAM, as opposed to 680mhz processor and 256meg of RAM. Is there a need for that sort of hardware in a router? Thanks in addition to jp's post: have you tried IPSEC w...
by JanezFord
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Croatia NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 42
Views: 17096

Re: MUM Croatia NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

CRS looks nice ... will it support jumbo frames? Is it fanless design? Price range? SFP+ version of CRS would be even nicer ... Why the microUSB port ? There is plenty of space for a normal sized USB port .... hopefully RB912 price will be as attractive as specifications ... although there is no inf...
by JanezFord
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB951-2n V5.24 CPU 100% Reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Re: RB951-2n V5.24 CPU 100% Reboot

I know the issue may be the memory is too small. Because I have set up 3600 route rules and about 40 firewall policies. When I use p2p software to download, the memory will become lower than 9MB, and than the process 'FLASH' casue 100% CPU usage. I think I need to replace with another model such as...
by JanezFord
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: IPSEC compression
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

IPSEC compression

Any plans for IPSEC compression support in ROS v6 ?
by JanezFord
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: OpenVPN - UDP, LZ0?
Replies: 16
Views: 7228

Re: OpenVPN - UDP, LZ0?

It is possible that they do not want to touch OpenVPN because of licensing issues. They do not want to wake-up the dragon as they know he will eat (sue) them. OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. owns all of the rights to the OpenVPN core and maintains a dual license for the use of the technology. We support...
by JanezFord
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replacement for RB1000
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Replacement for RB1000

So in my point of view your only choice can be: RB800 - if your current load on rb1000 is not too high and you expect the same load in the future RB1200 - if you don't need ipsec RB1100AHx2 - obvious choice for a stable product and an upgrade to your rb1000 CCR 1016 - currently under development CC...
by JanezFord
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replacement for RB1000
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Replacement for RB1000

Buying an expensive equipment and using 1% of it is not a trick. The trick is to buy the most appropriate device for appropriate price. What about RB800? 256 MB of RAM should be enough as we have 476 MB free on RB1000. Can it hold this amount of load? :? Depends .... How high is CPU load on your RB...
by JanezFord
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: RouterOS v6rc10 pre-released
Replies: 79
Views: 15287

Re: RouterOS v6rc10 pre-released

to MT: Just wondering ... how many rc versions can we expect before final 6.0 comes out? 10? 20? 30? ... is there any timeline by when final version should be released or will this rcXX go on and on and on and on and on and on and on .... yes, I could be described as impatient but anyway... keep up ...
by JanezFord
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 493G Software Reset?
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: 493G Software Reset?

So I'm experimenting with my new 493G board and discovered the null modem cable I have doesn't happen to be in my office today. I was setting things up and made a mistake, and now can't hit the eth1 192.168.88.1 address to fix my stupidity. The quick start mentions a reset jumper but it's not label...
by JanezFord
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Water Sxt
Replies: 74
Views: 12266

Re: Water Sxt

Maybe it is not a problem with sxt at all ... In the past I had problems with water and some antennas on a mountain tower and it turned out to be a problem with the cable itself. Temperatures on that tower ranged from -30 in the winter to +30 in the summer and since the altitude was above 1000m also...
by JanezFord
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R52h
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: R52h

can transmit as V , H in same time with R52 H Polarization is not determined using software but a physical position (vertical (V) or horizontal (H)) of antenna. If you have dual polarization antenna this means that it uses two antenna as one to achieve both horizontal and vertical polarization at t...
by JanezFord
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which router board to use
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Which router board to use

I need suggestions on which RB will best suit our environment. These are some of our considerations: 1. VPN capability 2. Higher processor speed and RAM (RB192 runs at 300MHz with 32MB RAM) 3. Enough space for web cache 4. Support for VLAN and Wireless 5. etc Thanks in advance for your recommendati...
by JanezFord
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: IPSec best performance between two RB1100AH
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: IPSec best performance between two RB1100AH

Hello pyramid, I don't know if this helps but .. anyway .. I have also experienced some performance issues using smb protocol over ipsec tunnels too but with linux samba server and windows client ... my link was not as good as yours but I managed to fine tune throughput to maximum link capability us...
by JanezFord
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...
Replies: 61
Views: 19347

Re: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...

Still not getting why ovpn is better than a gre tunnel... what am I missing here? It seems it's being used in niche type situations... Im guessing encrytion. And yes OpenVPN is a niche technology. I have never seen an enterprise router with support for OpenVPN, and have never seen it being used out...
by JanezFord
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 IPsec latency
Replies: 17
Views: 4172

Re: RB1200 IPsec latency

The problems you describe only happen on upper ports (eth 9 and 10)
Dont use those 2 ports and it will all be fine :)
Read again... he used port 1

JF
by JanezFord
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 IPsec latency
Replies: 17
Views: 4172

Re: RB1200 IPsec latency

Dobby! Read again ... 5nik wonders why there is latency on rb1200 and not on rb2011 ... I have also tested my setup full with some rb2011(uas), rb450g, rb751g and some linux boxes and can also confirm that there is no noticable latency (defintely not 10ms) using this boxes ... so, the question from ...
by JanezFord
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware Encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Re: Hardware Encryption

Just like the link says, there are two. No reason to doubt the manual.
What about CCR ? ... I was under the impression that CPU supports it ...

JF
by JanezFord
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM 2013 - The British Contingent
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

Re: MUM 2013 - The British Contingent

OK. I'm all booked up now. Flying with Croatian Airlines from Heathrow. Out on the 13th at 1050 (OU491) and back on the 16th at 1435 (OU492). I'll be driving from Warwick to Heathrow following this route , so if anybody wants a lift, just shout. Easyjet flights are also available on 14th and 15th f...
by JanezFord
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPSEC + Openswan
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

Re: IPSEC + Openswan

Having some issues getting our mikrotik to pass traffic through to the remote LAN. LAN1 (10.4.4.0/24)- OpenSwan (10.4.4.103) - Firewall (Public) ------------- (Public) Mikrotik - (192.168.52.0/24) LAN2 I can ping devices on the LAN2 side from the LAN1 side but not from LAN2 to LAN1 except the vpn e...
by JanezFord
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6rc3 released
Replies: 92
Views: 27494

Re: v6rc3 released

I have noticed that there is ~8% of CPU usage while router is in IDLE. If I turn off LCD on RB2011UAS it goes back to ~5%. With only one network connection to connect from computer to the router using WinBox. Other production router running ROS 5.x has average 2-3% CPU utilization while there is a ...
by JanezFord
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.21 released
Replies: 78
Views: 18809

Re: 5.21 released

On RB751G-2HnD I'm having problems with the stability of PPPoE. It takes many attempts before the link goes up. It does not stay up for long. <stuff deleted> I have two RB751G-2HnD and also did an upgrade from 5.20 to 5.21 on both. I use PPPoE for internet access and did not notice any problems at ...
by JanezFord
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels
Replies: 250
Views: 87636

Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

I just hope they support OpenVPN UDP. I just don't get it why MTK refusest to implement this feature. Their passive-agressive answers on this forum are at least weird. They are inviting you to look someplace else. Too bad, it is a great product, flawed by some really bad choices. Too much "russian"...
by JanezFord
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic
Replies: 215
Views: 91800

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic

It does not work at gigabit speeds... it does not negotiate at gigabit but at 100mbit, if I try to force it to gigabit it does not work. Comp has intel gigabit card (Intel 82566MM) which works ok at gigabit speeds with Dell, Cisco, also mikrotik RB450G and RB493G but not with RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN. JF ...
by JanezFord
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.21 released
Replies: 78
Views: 18809

Re: 5.21 released


our download servers only host new versions. also hosting old versions would futher kill our bandwidth, but we may think about it.
Host it as torrents only and bandwith should not be an issue any more ...

JF.
by JanezFord
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?
Replies: 23
Views: 8335

Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Stopping support of one of the best vpn solutions out there is a bad move! And dont tell me how superior sstp is or it will be, because it wont. I just can not understand Mikrotiks policy on this ... there are numerous posts on this forum regarding OpenVPN functionality to be improved in routeros b...
by JanezFord
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware recommendations for 45Mbps IPSEC throughput
Replies: 9
Views: 7472

Re: Hardware recommendations for 45Mbps IPSEC throughput

Thanks for all the feedback. What would be the optimal combination of encryption and hashing that people would recommend for optimal through-put whilst still being secure. Cheers I would say that ipsec security is as far as regarding encryption and hashing, beyond scope of this forum. True md5 is c...
by JanezFord
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic
Replies: 215
Views: 91800

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic

could you report what kind of problems you are getting with gigabit ports? It does not work at gigabit speeds... it does not negotiate at gigabit but at 100mbit, if I try to force it to gigabit it does not work. Comp has intel gigabit card (Intel 82566MM) which works ok at gigabit speeds with Dell,...
by JanezFord
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multi AP Same SSID
Replies: 15
Views: 31373

Re: Multi AP Same SSID

You can have seamless roaming without WDS. As a matter of fact I've had better results without WDS. WDS isn't for roaming and you can't have WDS connections going over different frequencies. I have done quite a bit of testing on the subject on my own time as well as on the time clock. So what would...
by JanezFord
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic
Replies: 215
Views: 91800

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic

One question I remember being asked is how big the internal flash storage is. Sadly it's only 64MB. It comes half full with about 30MB left of free space. Of course you can expand it using the USB port. Khm ... just got mine and it has 128MB internal memory.... about 90MB free (for now :D ) .... ha...
by JanezFord
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: problem of gigabit port between cisco and mikrotik
Replies: 41
Views: 23238

Re: problem of gigabit port between cisco and mikrotik

Hello: My experience is the same: a Cat. 4500, module WS-X4424-GB-RJ45 and a RB 1100 AH X2. Nothing to negotiate. The only way is cisco at 100 Mb. Full duplex, No auto. Cable length is 2m. Regards. strange .. today I've got my brand new RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN and can not get gigabit ports working at gig...
by JanezFord
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bad Blocks in new RB493G
Replies: 16
Views: 4127

Re: Bad Blocks in new RB493G

some bad blocks are OK, if the number doesn't increase quickly, there will be no problems, but over 10% is not OK, and you should replace this one for warranty I believe I have the same problem ... brand new RB493G running for 12 days now, bad blocks count steadily increases from 0.0 % to 6.5 % ......
by JanezFord
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware recommendations for 45Mbps IPSEC throughput
Replies: 9
Views: 7472

Re: Hardware recommendations for 45Mbps IPSEC throughput

Hi, Currently running RB450G's and are maxing out around 10Mbps IPSEC throughput, I am looking for something that can do up to around the 45Mbps mark. What would people recommend, both interms of routerboards and alternatives like cisco etc. Thanks Stephen What encryption and hashing are you using?...
by JanezFord
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tha most stable and fast tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Re: Tha most stable and fast tunnel?

Have any one tested VPN with RB2011 series or MT RB75xx routers can someone share results cos I have small project like this but I want to make it with MT hardware (I have no intension to use x86) can 100mbit traffic be achieved? I am also looking for some IPSEC performance results with RB2011 seri...
by JanezFord
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 37855

Re: v5.20 released

Did you know what happend to my rb450g after one year awesome performace in hotspot 5.14 , after upgraded to 5.20 then reboot ! Boom ,no dhcp, no static dhcp leases , no 100 hotspot users . Happend like someone deleted them. :shock: What a catastrofe ..... I've been running my RB450G for weeks with...
by JanezFord
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wanted - New hardware from MikroTik
Replies: 46
Views: 10385

Re: New hardware from MikroTik

Hello Dobby, For the Soekris vpn1411 are linux drivers out there but, I´m not sure if MikroTik will support those cards!!! But for having higher vpn throughput with the smaller Routers, not the 19" rack mount versions they are powerful enough, it can be a fine extension board, only in my opinion I m...
by JanezFord
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wanted - New hardware from MikroTik
Replies: 46
Views: 10385

Re: New hardware from MikroTik


- Supported mini PCI vpn acceleration cards like skoekris and Cavium cards
I welcome this option ... any more info on this (when?) ...
by JanezFord
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751G-2HnD and RB751U-2HnD
Replies: 21
Views: 7080

Re: RB751G-2HnD and RB751U-2HnD

Sorry Normis, Maybe with one client who's close to the AP, and even then... With multiple users on multiple distances it ain't great at all. (softly spoken!) We deployed +/- 60 of them in hotspot setups. Tried all ROS versions from 5.6 to 5.16 and posted tons of support tickets. We eventually ended...
by JanezFord
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic
Replies: 215
Views: 91800

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN Questions Topic

Anyone tested RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN or any RB2011 board compared to RB450G when it comes to IPSEC ?
by JanezFord
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD
Replies: 36
Views: 5786

Re: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD

My unit works ok but I have trouble getting completely fast and reliable performance out of the wireless interface especially using channel 11 up right next to the noise I'm seeing. I can get better performance from a Ubiquiti AirRouter on it's wireless. I bought these unit because I couldn't get m...
by JanezFord
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD
Replies: 36
Views: 5786

Re: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD

Sounds like there is a problem with some of the later 751U hardware since we have a few people all seeing the exact same thing. Unfortunately, that just means to me that I will not be using this Mikrotik device and will thoroughly test the wireless of any future hardware before putting it into prod...
by JanezFord
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD
Replies: 36
Views: 5786

Re: Spectrum Noise on RB751U-2HnD

I guess my suggestion to anyone wanting to try one of these units would be to just go with something else since we can't seem to get rid of this crazy noise inside these boxes.
Has anyone tested the new RB2011UAS-2HnD for this issue?
by JanezFord
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 Announcement ?
Replies: 135
Views: 23649

Re: RB2011 Announcement ?

Does anyone know if there will be a wireless rackmount version of the RB2011 ?
Or any RB2011 with minipci slot(s)?