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by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Auto channel selection - how does it decide?
Replies: 24
Views: 9539

Re: Auto channel selection - how does it decide?

I disagree enormously. 1. Mikrotik's hardware already supports everything that it needs to offer a considerably better product. Have a look at frequency monitor and wireless snooper - in relation to frequencies, noise floors, signal strength, channel usage etc. 2. There is no need to monitor the si...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Auto channel selection - how does it decide?
Replies: 24
Views: 9539

Re: Auto channel selection - how does it decide?

Expecting relative cheap Wifi devices like Mikrotik's indoor units, Ubiquity, TP-Link and name many other economic wifi routers for domestic use is the same as asking Formula 1 performances from a Hyundai I10 car..... The problems with Wifi enviroments is that to find the best channel for the AP to ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

properly configure RTS/CTS the 'hidden node' issue doesn't exist anymore. cxan you explain it more ? :) If you read up a bit on the specifics of the RTS/CTS scheme and how it works then you'll know what I mean. Use google and find loads of info that better explain how the system works then I can do...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

properly configure RTS/CTS the 'hidden node' issue doesn't exist anymore. cxan you explain it more ? :) If you read up a bit on the specifics of the RTS/CTS scheme and how it works then you'll know what I mean. Use google and find loads of info that better explain how the system works then I can do.
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

I deployed 3 sets in my network. First, very good (the shortest) The second bit longer, it can break unexpectedly, although it works on 6.42.5 (maybe the latest version will fix the problem) for now 24 days uptime, 40x link down. The third, the longest 852 meters, the weakest. In good weather signa...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 versus NV2 and 6.42.6
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: 802.11 versus NV2 and 6.42.6

I have to mention that indeed NV2 in 6.42.6 has been improved. On AP's still running NV2 we see an improvement in overall capacity after the upgrade from <6.42.4 to 6.42.6. So in that respect MT has been right in their claim that NV2 was improved in the several 6.42.x versions. But it doesn't let al...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

802.11 versus NV2; viewtopic.php?f=7&t=137133
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 versus NV2 and 6.42.6
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

802.11 versus NV2 and 6.42.6

We have been updating now some 8 AP's and their P2MP network clients and the overall outcome is that 802.11 plain protocol with properly configured RTS/CTS ( adaptive-noise-immunity=client-mode band=5ghz-n/ac basic-rates-a/g=6Mbps channel-width=20/40/80mhz-eCee disconnect-timeout=3s distance=dynamic...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

802.11 suffers from hidden node problems, network stalls, at least if trying it in some distribution network. Here counts nv2, and in old days nstreme. We have around 100Mbit/s P2MP using "modern devices" and current firmware and in legacy device environment (RN52 radio boards) we have 20-30Mbit/s ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192358

Re: Feature requests

When testing P2MP networks for best throughput and latency you need to run a test from several CPE's (in a 'all MT' network) and then switch between the different protocols and setting to see what gives best result. Each time though the connection with AP is lost due a config change, the CPE needs t...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

We have updates some 8 AP's with anything between 8 and 30 Mikrotik CPE's connected, either a full 'ac' P2MP network or still'n'. In all networks the 802.11 mode outperforms NV2 a lot! Overal througput on the AP is some 50 to 100% better and individual clients get much more speed. One P2MP network w...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

We have now rolled back all our 60Ghz devices (AP's and CPE's) to 6.42.3 just to get them stable again. Also rolled back the firmwares. Several CPE's couldn't connect anymore in 6.42.6 due weak signal or variation in the signals. We noticed differences from 50 going back to 20 and then disconnects.....
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192358

Re: Feature requests

A WiFi TDMA mode that is compatible with UBNT airMAX. We usually have a mix of MikroTik/UBNT access points and clients in our network so we can only use bare 802.11 even when TDMA would perform much better. Alternative: an IEEE standard for this mode that is implemented by both companies. Now you'd...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

Just send a support request to Mikrotik. After upgrade from 6.42.3 to 6.42.6 we have weaker signals to/from clients and some don't even connect anymore. Signals from connected clients (4 x wAP 60G) are weaker then before and variate between 65 and 30 at times. One of the clients almost never connect...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

What's new in 6.42.6 (2018-Jul-06 11:56): *) w60g - fixed random disconnects; *) w60g - general stability and performance improvements; Disconnects (a few times per hour, started in 6.42.5, not a single one in 6.42.4) still not fixed for me, supout files sent again [Ticket#2018062622003837]. Never ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

After the upgrade to .6 winbox started to behave strange. Normally while router reboots the connection is lost and has to be made again. Now windows sometimes stay open (like in the 'old' days) and when closed and opened again some sub windows don't show all info or have to be move to get the info s...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.6 [current]
Replies: 102
Views: 27969

Re: v6.42.6 [current]

Don't know if this is 6.42.6 related but it struck my eye after the upgrade: We have now CCQ rates better then 100%!!! That is good! But impossible imho. Also, on a 2,4Ghz AP most CPE's (mikrotik and 3rd party) connect with 1 chain only where there is ample difference in signal over the both chains....
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15530

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

The VLAN configuration is the same for all models. MikroTik completely changed (improved) the VLAN configuration in 6.41 for all devices. It is not MikroTik's fault if you have some routers running versions before 6.41 and some running later versions. This is pertinent NOT true! arm models with 6.4...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15530

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

buenas tardes este firmware lo instale en 3 equipos rb750gl pero los mismos dejaron de funcionar, se reinicia constantemnete y los leds encienden y apagan a cada momento no los puedo recuperar ni con netinstall, tienen alguna solucion para este problema me quedaron 3 equipos como pisapapeles. I don...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192358

Re: New type of APs - BaseStation - long range - PhassedArray

I would like Mikrotik to consider a new type of BaseStation AP - Something that is possibly modular (where antennas can be mounted to other antennas to form an array of small spot-beam sectors. - Something that falls under FCC point-to-point higher power rules - Something that functions simular to ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15530

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

Don't do that! It can result in a boot loop! Well, I am not of yesterday. I have to try it first. I made some scripts myself in the past but just as script that I'd copy and paste in a terminal window when we upgrade units. But sometimes on the new cpu's the scripts are processed so fast some setti...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15530

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

*) wireless - improved Nv2 reliability on ARM devices;

I'm sorry to indicate that the nv2 protocol on arm devices continues to fail. It is unstable and has packet loss. Nstreme is still the best option
OH! So I'll sit and wait again.... Getting a bit frustrated over arm devices and NV2.....
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15530

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

The firmware has gotten in sync with RouterOS versions....even if nothing has changed in the firmware. I hope one time it will be separated again and as extra information a second version number stating minimal RouterOS version. Can anybody make me a solution / script so after the ROS upgrade the u...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

There is definitive a need for 5GHz Backup. The weather is getting more problematic these days. We had 2 hard rains the last 10 days which even brought our 18GHz licensed links over it's limits (>30db attenuation) which have a big margin calculated. But backups have to take over very fast as the ra...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

@jainge: Yes, much smaller. On the 2,4 and 5Ghz these are about 6 x 4 mm where your picture shows 1 x 1 mm roughly.
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

@jainge: Thanks for all that. So you where in fact 'the lucky guy'. Good! And more good news, extended range to 2000km! That gives me a couple of more links I can use them for (Although I think at this distance heavy rain will bring it down so a 5Ghz backup should still be running.) If I take a look...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

@jainge; Thanks for that info. Interesting tourist info too! Anyway, it gives me the 'feeling' you actually had some early test versions / versions for test purposes only. How come? All the way in Hawaii? Did the Mikrotik guys happen to be there on holiday and had 2 of these units in their suitcase?...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

signal: 80
rssi: -61
tx-sector: 15
tx-sector-info: right 1.4 degrees, down 1 degrees
rx-sector: 96
Would be nice to get some better explanation on these data (I am not talking the values!)
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

Please keep in mind that stated 1.5km range is with including weather factors. We have a Wap 60G client connected to a Wap 60G basestation since last week. Distance 204 meters. (Only one other client to this AO at 50 meters). mcs 4 phy-rate:1155.0Mbps signal : 40 rssi :-69 tx-sector : 28 tx-sector-...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 21968

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

Hello Folks! Unfortunately the WIFI (802.11N in this case) problems remains in this version. Connecting to WiFI and Loading the router with some wifi traffic causes CPU go sky high 100% at all time, and traffic goes down from normal 20-30Mbit/s to 0.5Mbit/s and starts to interrupt all the time. Ult...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 21968

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

Any idea why sometimes WLAN drop my connection by this reason: Unicast key exchange timeout
viewtopic.php?t=116480#p577004
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

E-Band like Siklu ETH v1200 works at 2500meters at 76GHz!!!.. 16GHz difference and only 500MHz width! That's another band and also not a free one. There are plenty of solutions on the market to bridge 2500 meters. But mostly licensed of very, very expensive.... let's stick to the topic. WirelessRud...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

The rain affects the attenuation and polarization of millimeter waves, shielding will not lessen the impact of rain. "At the millimeter wave frequency of 60GHz, the atmospheric absorption is very high, with 98 percent of the transmitted energy absorbed by atmospheric oxygen. While oxygen absorption...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

Rock stable at 1200m on the rain. The new antenna model has a box with a connector Keysotne or Krone at the back of the antenna, the front is completely enclosed with a draft radom shield :P ?? Photo's of the antenna and the type of shield? Would the shield make any difference in respect of the rain?
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 21968

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

RouterOS version 6.42.3 has been released in public "current" channel!
*) wireless - improved Nv2 PtMP performance;
Does this improvement need an upgrade of AP only or all CPE's need to have the upgrade? Or if not, what minimal version do CPE's need to have to work with this improvement?
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 21968

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

RouterOS version 6.42.3 has been released in public "current" channel! *) wireless - improved client "channel-width" detection; Can we have an explanation on this one. How is it improved? What did not happen before? If client is set at 20Mhz where AP is at 40Mhz or higher client simply can't commun...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

WHAT? "LEDS show you"?? Meaning they tell me to; "go left", or "go right"? "Go up", or "go down"?? Exactly, depending on used beam-forming pattern LHG can tell you where to turn it. LED sticker comes with small arrows and device "blinks you to the right direction" Ok, that would be nice. But then I...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #82 (May 2018)
Replies: 38
Views: 10771

Re: Newsletter #82 (May 2018)

I'm just saying that mikrotik distributors are not making much effort to make the new products available. This is not MK's fault but we can not import from other countries that have the product in stock. p.s. New estimated Availability: Third week of June I agree on the first line. In my experience...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49926

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

When i did tests with 6.43rc fixes the possibility of one client to overload the AP but overall throughput of the AP is low in 6.43rc. One client can go to 100mbps in 6.42 but in 6.43rc hardly going to 60mbps What rc version did you actually test? If this is the latest then MT needs to go back to t...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

wAP60 has a specially designed and calibrated beamforming antenna with pre-configured patterns. you can't use it with custom antennas and I am surprised it works for you at all. OK, and how is this with LHG 60? On bigger distances 'non' beamforming 60Ghz devices are very hard to align. How is this ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49926

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

So we now have several users that confirm indeed NV2 has issues and in several occasions 802.11 or nstreme actually works better.... Last night spend two hours to read the 6.43.rc changelog and related forum tread and after several version it seems some changes (they call it 'improvements') are made...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

I am worried about LHG in snowy weather and with jirous with radom it should be better... You could be right here. Somewhere on the forum a guy says the 5Ghz LHG's don't work in snow. The snow sticks to the disk and completely destroys the elips needed to reflect the radio waves. And due the design...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

I am worried about LHG in snowy weather and with jirous with radom it should be better... You could be right here. Somewhere on the forum a guy says the 5Ghz LHG's don't work in snow. The snow sticks to the disk and completely destroys the elips needed to reflect the radio waves. And due the design...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192358

Re: Feature requests

Those units that have multiple PoE out ports under 'Health' menu the option to read the amps - watts of the input. Thus we can see what the total consumption is for attached devices AND this unit itself. For many battery/solar operated units it's quit handy to see what the 'real' average power consu...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

wAP60 has a specially designed and calibrated beamforming antenna with pre-configured patterns. you can't use it with custom antennas and I am surprised it works for you at all. OK, and how is this with LHG 60? On bigger distances 'non' beamforming 60Ghz devices are very hard to align. How is this ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

Antonsb I hope you are true ;-) And I hope to see a version with integrated 5 Ghz backup And I hope they don't make the same mistake then as Ignitenet. Most of us will use 60Ghz to escape from the 5Ghz overloaded spectrum. But if the backup solution now is that it still needs to run this advantage ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LHG 60 project in Hawaii
Replies: 98
Views: 19368

Re: LHG 60 project in Hawaii

Very nice indeed. But suppliers in Europe still can't deliver them. "Mid June" is best answer I get......
by WirelessRudy
Mon May 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Client authentication, where? And how?
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Client authentication, where? And how?

The fact is that large providers have historically been able to provide services via the PPPoE protocol and vendors that sold them hardware should support it. In fact: vendors got money, providers don't need to change something in their network. Over time, it has not become worse, and cold patches ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 14599

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

I think these guys ever developed the 'radio mobile' or similar programs should do the next; These programs give nice theoretical spectral scenery based upon standard atmospheric conditions, the geographical location and elevation of terrain combined with a database of some antena characteristics an...
by WirelessRudy
Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Only 3 x 60Ghz bands for 60G devices?
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: Only 3 x 60Ghz bands for 60G devices?

Forgot to mention that if we would be able to 'split' the bandwidth of each channel 'in halve' or quarters, it would give us still even more flexibility. Given speeds at the present bandwidth are excessively more than what we now or the near future need.... (Can anybody show me a realistic example w...
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