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by WirelessRudy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync works but destroys performance
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: NV2 sync works but destroys performance

We have had very good result with this https://www.interprojekt.it/anti-noise-anti-interference-shield-routerboards-sxtg-5hpnd-p-1752.html https://www.interprojekt.it/anti-noise-anti-interference-shield-routerboards-p-1753.html I have a couple of these. Not connected to the specific AP's for the te...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync works but destroys performance
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: NV2 sync works but destroys performance

I forgot to mention my extended post for the same matter; https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=124499 Here it is explained what the setup and performance test was. All the CPEs from one AP simply MUST have very good isolation from other AP(s) and vice versa. Well, imho the whole Idea of ru...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync works but destroys performance
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

NV2 sync works but destroys performance

Maybe on a short post I'll get some replies... :( 2 SXT-SA's side by side (1 mtr. vert. distance) covering both their sector. Both work fine. One with 8 clients, the other with 24. (All SXT) When the NV2 sync is setup according Wiki the sync works, but CCQ collapse and download to clients falls from...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync issues and solutions
Replies: 91
Views: 8623

Re: NV2 sync issues and solutions

Other question I have in regard of the sync. but more the download ratio settings: 1. Does it indeed work on the AP only? No need to have the CPE's upgraded? It looks like not but I'd always like the confirmation from some higher ranked MT technician! 2. Is there a minimal signal strenght or s/n rat...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 sync issues and solutions
Replies: 91
Views: 8623

NV2 sync issues and solutions

Just recently found out the new NV2 developments in sync and up/download ratio distribution. So decided to do some tests in the field since this is what we have been waiting for! Well, don't work well. Setup: One tower, two SXT SA5 (SXT G-5HPnD r2) as AP some meter separated on same mast. Both looki...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Avoiding Double NAT with multiple routers
Replies: 25
Views: 9947

Re: Avoiding Double NAT with multiple routers

You need to setup the dst-nat rule (or also called "port-forwarding") in each router that functions as NAT-router and is not bridging networks. If your network has a gateway router functioning to masquerade all your users behind one IP (the public IP of your gateway) then it needs a dst-nat rule in ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Avoiding Double NAT with multiple routers
Replies: 25
Views: 9947

Re: Avoiding Double NAT with multiple routers

Use dst-nat in IP / firewall / nat

Setup a rule for traffic (udp/tcp/icmp) that has the destination (IP) of the router and mention de port number (dst-port) and then under 'action' setup where you want that traffic to leave to (dst-to). Hence the IP of the host behind that firewall. that's it.
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 76
Replies: 50
Views: 15128

Re: Newsletter 76

Is there already any news on the availability of the 60Ghz devices? I have seen it working fine in the MUM Milan in March/April. We have usage for such devices. I believe they can give high capacity backhaul up to 150mtrs. We already use other 60Ghz solution much to our satisfaction. We have links o...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to clear log
Replies: 37
Views: 80891

Re: How to clear log

I'm with pe1chi and the log clearing camp on this one. Basic on-box log management functionality should be brought up to par with equivalent products. Typical IT guy's reply. Mikrotik is sold for a great deal to small time self educated operators, like me. I build my 700+ client network over 15 yea...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to clear log
Replies: 37
Views: 80891

Re: How to clear log

With so many routers it is even more apparent that you need to install a syslog server! You do not need a separate server for every router, they can all log to the same server. And all these logs to be send to a remote server that needs a big data capacity. Logs sometimes are running in many lines ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to clear log
Replies: 37
Views: 80891

Re: How to clear log

Don't agree. I am a small operator and still have almost 800 Mikrotik routers. To setup and use syslog to a remote server for all these is ridiculous. Imagine a 10K of bigger operator... The log is a great troubleshooting tool, even for CPE's.... And indeed, usually the logs are also needed just to ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to clear log
Replies: 37
Views: 80891

Re: How to clear log

A nice feature request for ages that would help debugging a lot: The option to highlight words or rules in the log. Helps keeping visual track of what where happened when. The option to then copy the highlighted parts from the log to paste in a txt doc or else. And last but not least, the option to ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager general problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

User Manager general problems

We have User Manager running in a virtual server environment on a real hardware server. We occur regular problems: - Multiple session on different workstation do collide with eachother. - User Manager is sometime slow in opening - User Manager is sometimes not accepting changes in users (clients) Se...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any edit in wireless breaks connections
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Any edit in wireless breaks connections

In Winbox In the old days we could change most parameters in either the access or the connect-to list without affecting the real associated stations. Since many versions back it started that when some settings was change in access list on apply (or OK) all associated stations disconnected from AP. T...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rts/cts hw-protection threshold needs revision
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

rts/cts hw-protection threshold needs revision

The station working in rts/cts (Request to send/Clear to send) basic 802.11abcg mode has some extra feature embedded to battle the 'hidden node' effect. Years ago I already pointed MT about an small error in their preconfig state but more recently found the config is even changed and the manual is n...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happens with the LHG-5?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

What happens with the LHG-5?

These units are not available anymore? Most of the main stream providers in Europe don't have these in stock now for more weeks or months....... Can Mikrotik inform about the reason for this? Has this to do with the bankrupcy of Hyunday shipping line? Some containers with the devices not beeing able...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: script challenge....
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: script challenge....

Does your radios have the ability to run the spectrum scan? I know you are looking for a dump of the wireless scan, but a spectrum scan will give you a more complete picture. I assume the challenge is reading the spectrum files generated by i.e.: /interface wireless spectral-scan 0 duration=20 rang...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?

The changelog is updated, thanks.
No, its not.
changelog 6.37.2.PNG
by WirelessRudy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?

Who is such a selfkiller to be willing to make an update over all network devices without prior reading of change log, observing forum and appropriate testing? Especially when he doesn't know why he needs to update? Maybe it is some kind of fool but definitely not an administrator. I don't know if ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?

As I understand it, Dude doesn't work only(*) in 6.37.2. If 6.37.1 works fine for you, then keep it, stay calm and wait for 6.37.3, which should come out soon. The changelog for 37.2 actually only says that the dude doesn't work. Nothing else. Nothing else to update for.... but it is enlisted now a...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News November 2016 (Issue #73)
Replies: 27
Views: 11051

Re: MikroTik News November 2016 (Issue #73)

But im still wait for new LGH5 with 802.11ac, gigabit ethernet and industrial grade aluminium. That will make it more expensive, but the whole point of this LHG5 device is that it's cheap . For those willing to pay more there's a DynaDish 5 available already. The LGH5 is preliminary a client unit w...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

6.37.2 Warning Dude doesn't work! Wait for 37.3?

What the heck is this? We have been updating our complete network over the last weeks to 6.37.1 and since it's 'current' now for an amazingly long time for MT standards we last week finally decided to update our Dude Program to 6.37.1. After soo many weeks "current" it must be safe to do so...... we...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: timeout while waiting for program 20
Replies: 10
Views: 4364

Re: timeout while waiting for program 20

We also experience these problems.

Are you using OSPF?

Do you have a full BGP feed?
Yes, we do use OSPF. BGP feed I am not fully aware of what that means..
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO
Replies: 19
Views: 4376

Re: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO

@ste That's my feeling towards Mikrotik; They don't spend too much time/resources on wifi since they aim at a low-medium segment WISP market. Like in Asia, Africa and the South America's. On the more heavier used and higher profiled Europe and North America together with the Far East (China, Taiwan,...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO
Replies: 19
Views: 4376

Re: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO

@WirelessRudy I don't believe Mimosa will do it on the long run. They don't fulfill their promises for long now. Where is their sector, where is TDMA, where is mumimo, where is gps sync in ptmp ? They never will make this product's work as promised. Instead of using their A5 I installed 3 Mantbox 1...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO
Replies: 19
Views: 4376

Re: Mimosa and first PtM with MU-MIMO

We installed our first Mimosa A5 last week and hooked now some 35 SXT's on it. Last night I finally could do some test with several clients each capable of 25mbs (limit by simple queue in central) Allthough compared to the Omnitik previously running 25 clients that could not produce more than some 3...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: timeout while waiting for program 20
Replies: 10
Views: 4364

Re: timeout while waiting for program 20

Similar happened to us last night. Lost all access to our Dude running on CHR and also all access to our main gateway CCR. From different network segments we were not able to login to the CCR. We'd happen to have one old vlan not in use between a MT switch and this CCR that gave us mac-winbox access...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Possible bug in CCR1016-12G v6.37.1
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Possible bug in CCR1016-12G v6.37.1

We are running this CCR with some 650 PPPoE tunnels and up to 320Mbps aggregated traffic as our main gateway to the internet. The machine runs fine for months and 3 weeks ago updated to 6.37.1 Tonight, while just looking at my Dude (that runs on a virtual CHR device only connecte by ether to this CC...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: N-Devices (QRT5) perform better than AC-Devices (QRT5ac) in noisy environments
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: N-Devices (QRT5) perform better than AC-Devices (QRT5ac) in noisy environments

The physic is the problem and there is no way around. For higher modulation rates you must have higher SNR (more cleaner channel). So in noisy environment it is actually better to use lower (manually set) rates/modulations which are almost the same in both 802.11ac and 802.11n radios. And because t...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: fcs error?????
Replies: 13
Views: 46903

Re: fcs error?????

well, might be but the MT software is either too sensitive or has bug. We use latest stable softwares and firmwares and have at several places fcs errors coming up at times. Sometimes for months nothing and than suddenly one, some or many ports on a router show fcs errors. Sometimes only 2,3 a day, ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 102693

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

Isn't it all about the money in the end?  If we see here in Europe people are getting used to € 30,-/month for 10, 20 or up to 100megs nowadays, the earning model becomes more and more difficult. I'll bet these Vivato CPE's weren't cheap neither...if they already had beamforming. I've been testing s...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 102693

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

have you ever saw some new SOHO Wi-Fi routers ? 6x antennas !! 8x antennas !! and announced development of router with 10x and 12x !!!(but 4x and 6x of them advertised as "internal", Godness :) thats crazy ! (and crazy-looking IMHO :) and eventually become mainstream so routers/AP become AFAR-alike...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput
Replies: 47
Views: 11053

Re: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput

I have over 1,500 subs and  was going to update each sub to a dual chain board probably a QRT as it is the cheapest dual chain solution that is not Ubiquity (sorry hate Ubiquity) but if I can only get 10 clients per AP I will have to spend my $225,000 on a different solution. I really love Mikrotik...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput
Replies: 47
Views: 11053

Re: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput

+2 I am about to order a new system (not ubnt, hate it!) because indeed we cannot even get close to speeds that other systems are claiming possible. I can't even get the numbers #resotat# is talking about. And that's with duo stream antennas! I'd love MT for a long time, and complained about their p...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Re: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data

It is clearly written in the manual too:
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:In ... eless#Scan
Oeps, your right. Seldom read the manual anymore. Habit from the past I guess when the manual was about century behind developments.... Sorry. 8)
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35.4 [current] is released!
Replies: 51
Views: 22344

Re: v6.35.4 [current] is released!

We run v6.35.1 in a virtual environment (CH) and it only has usermanager running (this virtual CH).
Would there already be any differences between v6.35.4 and v6.35.1? 
In the changelog I don't see any changes that have anything to do with usermanager?
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Re: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data

Congratulations to your re-invented ability to read. It is very useful... :-) Never mind, I have sometimes the same problem - overlooking obvious things. Enjoy the background scan! If I would follow all posts in this forum not to miss anything I would'n make no more sense since I wouldn't have any ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput
Replies: 47
Views: 11053

Re: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput

Well i had been facing exactly same issues with Mikrotik NV2,performance degrades after 25-30 clients,latency keeps between 15-20 ms. I have made following changes to my network and now everything has returned to normal. You can try these changes and check if it helps you. 1) all client's are kept ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Re: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data

Can you try again with 6.35.4? I did the test with this version using wireless-rep package while you are using 6.35.2, as shown on your picture... This topic is from year 2010, so it was not about ac at all for sure. You have just brought it here. Nothing against you, you are right, the ac should h...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput
Replies: 47
Views: 11053

Re: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput

wireless is not good option in point to multi point wireless is good only for point to point i think this way may b i m wrong Your post doesn't make sense a lot... I don't understand. But your last remarks are hilarious. Indeed, we should all stop in what we are doing and deploy cables to our clien...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Re: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data

1) Not true. Just tested on such station (actually station-bridge mode): station scanned while there was uninterrupted traffic flowing both ways and the winbox was connected over the scanning wlan. 2) Not true. Really funny idea to have a client without working scan. How could it connect to ap with...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Re: Help with retrieving /interface/wireless > scan data

Have you noticed the background scan function? What use is the background scan function? 1. It is not possible on a 'station-mode' unit. 2. ac units don't support scan function. 3. The scan function itself doesn't 'see' all. For instance it doesn't see ubnt equipment with frequency shift. 3b The sc...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

The Metrolinq's are very good but still with some defects. We have two complete links running; 1 x 348 and 1 x 655 meters. It's a new product and manufacturer is still working on the firmware, Landatel actually warns for that.  :) We have some issues with signal strengths were we should get more for...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Apple devices won't connect
Replies: 49
Views: 32683

Re: Apple devices won't connect

yes djape, Please send to support and see what MT is going to do with it. I am dying to see what they'll say...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Random client disconnects in NV2 ROSv6.35.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: Random client disconnects in NV2 ROSv6.35.2

Guys; very welcoming these suggestion. We'll look at the solutions (we already started to use Dude, but still a bit in a learning curve) and see how and if it can benefit us. But the main problem of the disassociate unit not coming back is not really cured with it. But I am in contact with support a...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.4 released!
Replies: 54
Views: 19560

Re: Winbox3.4 released!

In the 'old' day a client listing in an AP in winbox could be edited in the 'comment' field, or even the 'access list' or 'connect to' list could be altered or add or deleted where the applying of the new text or setting did not make the subject interface disconnect. Since the latest versions of win...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.4 released!
Replies: 54
Views: 19560

Re: Winbox3.4 released!

I've seen the same error many times lately. Don't know if this is winbox related or Window10 related.  We mainly use windows winbox sessions and at times we get this error messages presented. Sometimes the message repeats its self at such a speed the screen gets filled rapidly with the message until...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Random client disconnects in NV2 ROSv6.35.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Random client disconnects in NV2 ROSv6.35.2

We finished some 700+ routers upgrading to v6.35.2. Amongst them some 40 AP's and 650 clients connected to these. All AP use NV2. We now find that whenever an AP is disconnecting clients because some text field has to be changed in the AP's wireless access-list 'comment' field, or because the AP jus...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

[quote] Hardware Yes but for our centralized PPPoE server we have set a custom buffer /queue> type print detail 5 name="PPPoE-Customers" kind=pfifo pfifo-limit=10 These are the queues we'd use; CCR queues.JPG These are the queue type as used by the simple queues; CCR simple queues used queue.JPG And...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 39058

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

Your ptmp numbers are ok but not good. With this signals >100MBit/s should be doable. Under ideal conditions >130MBit/s should be seen. I see this with another product with only 4 connected CPEs to one Test-CPE. Well, to be honest I am convinced there must be people out there that can have 20-40 CP...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 39058

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

Hello! Yes, we are still going strong, all works to satisfaction. We also have introduced several SXT 5 ac, QRT 5 and SEXTANT to get higher speeds in ptmp. We achieve easily sustainable speeds of 80-90Mbit/s in such networks and yet everything is stable, peaks up to 150Mbit/s has been observed. We ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

2) In fact we don't have nowhere cable links with on one end gig and the other end fast. If we go deeper in the network it just changes to fast. What for example on one port of CCR is GB to start with but along the way it changes to fast - well my opinion is that section maybe needs to be set fast ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 39058

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

One year plus later report! All is still very stable! We now got gigabit internet at basastations, our rb411 cpe:s devices is pumping data up to 20-25Mbit/s without any hassle, cpu 40%-45% and sxt goes up to 35Mbit/s and basastation with standard mt r52 radioboards. Pingtimes is less than 16ms all ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 21, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

@WirelessRudy Have you noticed any improvements ? For me I am spending some time on (1) Flow control - OFF (2) Set to 100Mb sections of the network that have a mix of gigabit and 100Mb.. ( and test ) (3) Queue buffers (4) Correctly set Ethernet/MPLS/VPLS/ VLAN MTU and L2MTU (5) The effects of bridg...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 19, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

That means 60dBm EIRP.
What country are you from ?
One that doesn't pursue the rules.... some 60% of the worlds countries?
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 19, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 39058

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

One year plus later report! All is still very stable! We now got gigabit internet at basastations, our rb411 cpe:s devices is pumping data up to 20-25Mbit/s without any hassle, cpu 40%-45% and sxt goes up to 35Mbit/s and basastation with standard mt r52 radioboards. Pingtimes is less than 16ms all ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 579
Views: 428389

Re: 3.5 GIG - Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server

So, maybe we have a provider that is having saturation issues or we are not having a 100% contented to us pipe. But how to proof? We've had something similar in the past and than the provider comes up with some ftp servers we can download from with ftp and off course, always we reach top speed accor...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 18, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 579
Views: 428389

Re: 3.5 GIG - Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server

Peplink multi stream download from some servers; peplink multi tcp download test from some servers.JPG http://www.speedtest.net; http://www.speedtest to and from local provider's server.JPG Both up as download on the main pipe reached 185mbps (roughly 100-140mbps client running) I tried to do some h...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 18, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 579
Views: 428389

Re: 3.5 GIG - Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server

I tried your server from Spain now several times and best I ever got download was some 100Mbps. This is done directly from a CCR as our gateway router. We are on a 300/300 symmetric line and with other programs can easy push over 250Mbps. Doing same Mikrotik speedtest with its Window bandwidth test...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 18, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 579
Views: 428389

Re: 3.5 GIG - Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server

I tried your server from Spain now several times and best I ever got download was some 100Mbps. This is done directly from a CCR as our gateway router. We are on a 300/300 symmetric line and with other programs can easy push over 250Mbps. Doing same Mikrotik speedtest with its Window bandwidth teste...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 17, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

In regard to the Netonix switch with PoE inserter; I did some tests between the two CCR1016-12G's I have. And in fact there is hardly any difference in the traffic just over a cat6 cable between the two or with a Netonix Mini in between as switch. What struck me though is that max speed one way is o...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

I have now almost everywhere L2 MTU set to 1600 and some port here and there still read 1580 The Netonix switches and one IgniNet Metrolinq 60Ghz link are also set to 1600. I only see that vlan's get automatically 14 bytes lower to 1586 The VPLS interfaces are still 1500 since I am not sure if they ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon May 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput
Replies: 47
Views: 11053

Re: Low NV2 802.11ac PTMP Thoughput

Well i had been facing exactly same issues with Mikrotik NV2,performance degrades after 25-30 clients,latency keeps between 15-20 ms. I have made following changes to my network and now everything has returned to normal. You can try these changes and check if it helps you. 1) all client's are kept ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon May 16, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 QoS
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: Nv2 QoS

Rather old topic, but better ask here instead of making a new one. As other have asked - what exactly is the 'default' value for NV2 QoS. And please don't send me to the wiki. All that is written there is 'based on size and type'. Ok but what exactly does that mean. I guess smaller packets get high...
by WirelessRudy
Sun May 15, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 39058

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

@steen Where are you today with your PtMP deployment? Still MT based and NV2? Would be interesting to know since capacity demand and supply have gone up (supply gone cheaper) since last posts in this tread. Lately I see many of us in the forum run into this limit of MT AP's. Hard to get more then 50...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 14, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

"Orange M": https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfQ7GYuoCRPyl2Il-sZxQlz4_-tgIcjc3dbUgrloVDz9PrU3t-LA Don't forget this is a manufacturer official forum. In most of manufacturer forums, is strictly forbidden mention or write about competitors brands Yes, but this is Mikrotik forum....
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 14, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

"U brand", "Orange M" brand, "Mim brand"; What are you guys talking about? :? I'm guessing there's a reason why they arn't using the manufacturers names..... dont know why though.. and can't think of "Orange M" hmm "U-brand" = Ubiquity, "Mim brand" = Mimosa, "Orange brand" = ??? (Orange, mobile pho...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 14, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

"U brand", "Orange M" brand, "Mim brand"; What are you guys talking about? :?
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 13, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

:shock: @WirelessRudy: just wanted you to conduct the test in order to realize you could be having issues with the netonix switches. In my tests, didn't matter with or without flow control, duplex, MTU settings or whatever, pure gigabit throughput across the netonix switch was cut in more than half...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 12, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

If you're running tagged VPLS, I wouldn't have an L2 MTU lower than 1530 anywhere in the network for simplicity. In the WISP world, I've been burned a number of times with "Jumbo" frames set on PtP radios (from more than one manufacturer) where we actually weren't passing an L2 MTU that would suppo...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 12, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

ehh, you suspect the Netonix mtu setting might be an issue? I couldn't know, but for a clean start, you should do that test first: measure bandwidth between two directly connected routers for a reference point, then repeat the test with each router connected to the netonix, so that traffic crosses ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 11, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Nice wireless ASCII art. :) 8) Worst case, try setting the interfaces to 100M (if the wireless link is at or below 100M) - otherwise, I don't think there's a lot on the physical link that you can/must do. Any tweaking you investigate should come in the form of queues/traffic shaping. Ok, conclusion...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 11, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: QoS, where? And then, how?
Replies: 0
Views: 562

QoS, where? And then, how?

Complicated network; Xmas tree structure with at some stages 7 to 8 legs down to the client. Mixed where some legs consist out of wireless. Capacity from uplink provider 300/300Mbps simmetric. Average max utilisation (at the moment) is 200Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Clients authenticated with PPPoE ser...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

In general, no, if you have a 100M device going through a switch which forwards along a 1G interface, there's no way for your device to overflow the capacity of the 1G interface so it doesn't hurt to go from smaller to larger, even with "dumb" devices like workgroup switches, media converters, etc....
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS dns cache has its limits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: ROS dns cache has its limits?

Wow @ZeroByte! Good stuff and reasonable good explanations! :D The only thing acadabra to me is the last paragraph.... Anyway, on my network with some 700 clients and with some 20 AP locations (some of them just some OmniTik on a roof with a back haul antenna connecting it to an uplink node and upwa...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS dns cache has its limits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: ROS dns cache has its limits?

You should set up your own cacheing DNS servers. A good strategy for a larger deployment would be to set up a pair of anycast IP addresses, and deploy lightweight forwarding-only caches around your network, all pointed to your real cacheing resolver hosts. Configure all clients to use your anycaste...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

@zerobyte; Any input on the mixed 100M/1000M theme? Is it indeed a better idea that once the route from gateway to client has seen the first 100M cable it is not wise to use 1000M in the network further down to the client? But what is the client itself installs gigabit in his LAN? Or it the 'mixtur...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

Hook a spare CCR (:D or 2011 at least) to the already deployed CCR, and measure speeds from / to each RB to have a reference or "calibration test". Then repeat the same test, this time across the Netonix (CCR --> Netonix <-- CCR/2011) Do you get similar results? ehh, you suspect the Netonix mtu set...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

Re: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

Was going to ask you before if you were using netonix... where are those switches located? Are they connected to a CCR?
Yes. Why?
We have one WS-8-250-AC that has a CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+ directly behind it. We actually use it as a gigabit power inserter for 3 antenna links.
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Flow Control, should I use it? IMHO: NO . Now we have VoIP and great and more modern QoS systems thath can hadle this type of traffic the right way. extract from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_flow_control It is an old mechanism, it was the FIRST mechanism! : "The first flow control m...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Also opened another tread in relation to our issue but off tread of this one; http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=108202
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?
Replies: 25
Views: 4299

mtu in a mpls/vpls ospf vlan and routed mixed MikroTik network?

We'd use to have a simple routed network. (And bridged or switches in some places.) Central dhcp-servers assigned clients of IP's and each AP had its own network and was routed towards from the gateway. To upgrade our service level and improve the quality of the network (redundancy!) we started to w...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

@zerobyte; Any input on the mixed 100M/1000M theme? Is it indeed a better idea that once the route from gateway to client has seen the first 100M cable it is not wise to use 1000M in the network further down to the client? But what is the client itself installs gigabit in his LAN? Or it the 'mixture...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Just opened a new tread on the dns discussion; http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 01#p537093
We were drifting off topic.

Here I'd like to talk more about the 'flow control' and or mtu settings and or mixed 100M/1000M ethernet in our network
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS dns cache has its limits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

ROS dns cache has its limits?

/ip dns set allow-remote-requests=yes cache-max-ttl=1d cache-size=2048KiB max-udp-packet-size=4096 query-server-timeout=2s query-total-timeout=10s servers=8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4,208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220 /ip firewall nat add action=redirect chain=dstnat comment="re-route dns requests to Google DNS" dst...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Well, I switched the 'redirect to my own' rule on yesterday to be woken up this morning with several clients complaining their internet is down. After some checks found their resolving stopped working. (Google presenting the 'unvalid certificate' message???, other pages simply didn't open. Even when...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Regarding your network, pointing out possible enhancements is just one part while tuning a production network... then comes actual enhancements deployment, measurements, testing and reasoning out results towards further improvements or pointing out bottlenecks and "weak rings in the chain"... it's ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue May 10, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Great discussion going on here. So keep it going! :D One tidbit I'd like to add is that if you're going back and forth between 100Mbps and 1Gbps several times in a path, this can cause issues if the equipment isn't well aware of it - suppose a router can transmit across a gigabit interface to some ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun May 08, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

@WirelessRudy: Yes, Earthing in Spain or any other country with very hot weather can be a challenge... The best is not trusting anything already installed (unless you measure it and tests ok on a dry, hot summer day), and to install you own grounding, you can source everything needed from a Electri...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 07, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

@pukkita: We don't have an issue with errors. We see an occasional fcs error but usually that has something to do with poor cabling indeed and lately we found our installers tied an ftp cable to a 'cattle wire' sending thousands of volts (low amp) that induced into our network cable!!!! But new to m...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 07, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control in ROS
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Flow Control in ROS

Best would be to eliminate this 100M devices out of your network. Second best is to enable flow control. There it depends on the devices how they do flow control to make a smooth slow down of traffic at the overflowed interface. Hmm, but what do you refer to as "network"? Does that include the clie...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 07, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

More bandwidth? Without knowing all the details of your network, links, load, traffic, etc - there is really no way to answer that. If you have over-sold your bandwidth, you don't have a lot of choice. You can try traffic shaping, throttling, etc.. Flow Control is going going to help with the physi...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 07, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control in ROS
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Flow Control in ROS

So, is the flow control a good thing or not? I've found this negative old article: http://virtualthreads.blogspot.sk/2006/02/beware-ethernet-flow-control.html What do you think? It depends. We use it at links where speed changes. E.g. 100M to 1G or Ethernet to wireless. There it helps to reduce the...
by WirelessRudy
Sat May 07, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flow Control, should I use it?
Replies: 35
Views: 11882

Re: Flow Control, should I use it?

Honestly, the only time that you **REALLY** need it off, is with VoIP. it really screws with the packets and makes tons of jitter. So nobody can really switch it on? I'd presume every traffic nowadays has VoIP packages in it as well (if you are a internet provider)? We have tcp throughput issues an...
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 06, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

Maybe not entirely related, but spectral scan missing on AC makes the units very unappealing to us. We have high noise areas (shared among other WISPs) and we have to stick with normal a/n for our back haul, as we cannot get to see where is open space for 80mhz. We have recently started implementin...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 05, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 579
Views: 428389

Re: 3.5 GIG - Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server

Hi, great work done. We used to use a Mikrotik router from a friend's network to do 'real' internet traffic test from our network towards his server. But his business is sold.... Anyway, I can use your's now to test again. We have a 300/300Mb simmetric line delivered to us over a dual hop microwave ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ethernet ports overrunning - default interface queue (only-hardware-queue) not working well
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: ethernet ports overrunning - default interface queue (only-hardware-queue) not working well

Any news to this tread? We seem to have same sort of issue. Even between two CCR's (CCR1016-12G) with a 30cm Cat-6 cable we can't stransport more than 250-300Mbps tcp from one side to the other. cpu's on both end are not reaching 100%. (although their is a big difference. One bandwith test on 'send'...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New OmniTik!
Replies: 0
Views: 608

New OmniTik!

Is Mikrotik considering replacement for the Omnitiks? Just the upgrade to 'ac' and faster cpu would already be a big bonus. (PA models!) Advantage of OmniTik that so far not seen in any other AP soluction: 1- Light weight 2- 4 poe-out ports! 3- Cheap Improvement needed in order of importance due cha...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Antenna diagrams

Anybody has seen some antenna diagrams de SXT-HG's? ('n' y 'ac' models).

And the normal SXT diagrams are also not very usable. The Vertical axis of the gain has no figures which makes the diagram almost useless.
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Feature Request - Name Ports
Replies: 24
Views: 6834

Re: Feature Request - Name Ports

1.15 from today can add port name :) .
Indeed! At last! :D :D
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios

Generally what are you using for links? On the links > 2km I use Jirious 25dBi dishes, > same but 29dBi. Now we also fit some ubnt dishes. On the short to medium we use either dynadish, QRT (with metal shield), Sextant (with metal shield). On the real short ones (20mtr to 500mtrs) we use some SXT's...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios

Generally what are you using for links? On the links > 2km I use Jirious 25dBi dishes, > same but 29dBi. Now we also fit some ubnt dishes. On the short to medium we use either dynadish, QRT (with metal shield), Sextant (with metal shield). On the real short ones (20mtr to 500mtrs) we use some SXT's...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Re:

I do understand. As I said, my links work good nearby the zero. If you have too much selective antenna, you need to attenuate the signal somehow or change the antenna because overheating the input of the receiver makes the link problems. Strange I always thought in reception mode a low-noise amplif...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Re:

another part solution long overdue is when when antenna manufacturers design a channelized antennas (that is a very narrow bandwidth) The tendency is the other way round. Since 5ghz is being stretched up a bit on the upper end antenna manufacturers are looking to cover this range as well in one ant...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re:

You probably don't know how it works. Try it and see what happens if you put there 0, 6, 12, or higher positive value... I am running links close to 0 dbm in this way without any problems. Maybe you don't understand my question; are radios becoming unstable when their power settings are set very lo...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re:

Just use regulatory domain and set the antenna gain value higher to lower the radiated power. That is not an answer to my question. 1. In regulatory domain I can't put negative number on antenna gain. "0" is the minimum so in that case a dBm of 17 will be set, which in my case is still way too high...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re:

Other option could be to tilt the antennas slightly upwards. hmm, not such a bad idea...... but no applicable. We have hundreds of SXT's and a lots Sextants out there all are fit with their normal standard fitting bracket to a pole. To lift these up we need to fit these all with special brackets th...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Minimum power settings for Mikrotik radios

We have some very short links that have high signal levels on both end. Even when output power set to 10dBm we have -35dB signal on the other end. I am a bit reluctant to go even lower in power because in the past I have been told (by MT) that setting radio's power too low is not good. It would make...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2-qos=default
Replies: 0
Views: 362

NV2-qos=default

From the Wiki: Nv2-qos=default In this mode outgoing frame at first is inspected by built-in QoS policy algorithm that selects queue based on packet type and size. What does it exactly mean in 'dummy's' world? I understand AP has some queues set in "Nv2-queue-count". But the algorithm in use, based ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

Nice post! It will help folks who are choosing adequate equipment for their links. One question regarding Dyna Dishes..arent they License 3 devices? Can they act as AP? Or i can just switch conf to PTP server/client? Any routerboard that has level 3 can be used in PtP. Just set radio to bridge func...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.35 [current] is released!
Replies: 103
Views: 25050

Re: v6.35 [current] is released!

A note for users who want to upgrade to v6.35 from 6.35rcXX: We have found the issue randomly causing boards to fail on upgrade during the rc testing, this fix is included in 6.35 (current), To successfully upgrade to 6.35 from 6.35rc29-rc49, please do a /system reboot, and then on bootup make an u...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

6.35rc49 NV2 qos works very good, ping in low, ap control capacity of the client well. Could u add a second Wieless Protocol nv2 (ex nv2-ptp, old named nv2-ptmp) for ptp only, with some special features to improove it? Ex lower the ping and more overhead control to stable the links? It could be the...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

6.35rc49 NV2 qos works very good, ping in low, ap control capacity of the client well. Could u add a second Wieless Protocol nv2 (ex nv2-ptp, old named nv2-ptmp) for ptp only, with some special features to improove it? Ex lower the ping and more overhead control to stable the links? It could be the...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: parameter (MCS-rate, NV2-period size) setting wireless discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 580

parameter (MCS-rate, NV2-period size) setting wireless discussion

Let discuss experiences, knowledge and theoretical settings of wireless in Mikrotik products (and general) First we have to make a difference between PtP and PtMP. Then frequency band Last, but not least, protocol. NV2, nstreame or plain 802.11a/b/g/n/c Where in PtP throughput is important against l...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?

Re the firewall we actually have:
chain=input dst-port=53 in-interface=!ether1-WAN300 protocol=tcp action=accept

Is this worse then your proposal;
protocol=udp dst-port=53 connection-state=new in-interface=WAN1 action=drop?
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?

There's no OUTPUT chain in the nat table.... In general, you should only need these two rules in the dstnat chain: protocol=udp dst-port=53 in-interface=ether9 action=redirect protocol=udp dst-port=53 in-interface=ether10 action=redirect the NAT state table will know the difference between new requ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

Of course it is easy to make an antenna that has low gain and narrow beam width: just take a high-gain antenna and fit it with a wide band attenuator. You can easily obtain attenuators of e.g. 10dB or 20dB with N or SMA connectors, and connect these inbetween your antenna and radio unit. (make sure...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

Why would you want larger? Smaller is one of the advantages for 60Ghz..... http://www.ignitenet.com/products/metrolinq/ I need to cover 1.8Kms and the max for 35cm dish is 1.5kms! Ah, ok. I was reflecting too much to myself only... sorry. :? But the attenuation of the signal of 60Ghz in free air is...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

dns cache resolving leaving router through wrong port?

We have one router connected to the internet and other port to the clients. Ether 9 and ether 10 are in a OSPF / BGP setup so forward (=internet) traffic come in (requests) through port 9 and should come back to client though ether10 (response traffic). Before we just had all traffic (in/out) flowin...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

@pe1chl; Very good explanation! :D Still some questions though; What happens if you for instance would make a metal tube the size of an SXT that is lets say 20, or 40 cm long (or unlimited length?) Lets say you wan't to cross a street of 40 meters with on both end a SXT. Put a metal tube of the dia ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

Re: QRT vs Dynadish, in my experience, a dish works best with a clean shot, panels work best when shooting through obstructions. The QRT will likely outperform the DD as a CPE. On a tower the DD will be a cheaper solution. I do wish the DD had better shielding. The dish is plastic, correct? Yes its...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chock treatment..., life saver.....
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Chock treatment..., life saver.....

so what happened we don't know, but the unit is back reday for production! I am happy I am not your customer! And why is that? This unit is now working normally for 3 days in a test site and works fine. I see no defects... If I had to ditch everything that sometimes shows some weird symptoms or eff...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

You just can not compare a 2 degree parabolic antenna with a 10 degree flat panel, even if the gains are similar. But you normally will not find those, because gain is the inverse of beamwidth. When the sidelobes are reasonably down relative to the main lobe, and when the manufacturer is honest (th...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

................................ So I am going to gamble no on a new line of 60Ghz units hitting the market. 3-4 times more expensive as a Netmetal based links, but at least not thousands of euros anymore for other alternatives.... I have only seen a 35cm dish 60Ghz unit is there larger available? ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

The statement that microstrip antennes will receive anything that can hit the front surface is wrong. The phasing of the microstrip interlink will cancel out or significantly attenuate signals coming from directions greater than a certain angle form the antenna axis, those 5 degrees cited in the fi...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

The Antenna has to match the usage case. For small distances micro-strip is ok. At higher distances the metal dishes work better. With licensed links you never use micro-strip. There are only dishes as it does not make sense to combine an expensive radio with a cheap antenna. Off course. But it was...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chock treatment..., life saver.....
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Chock treatment..., life saver.....

Client with a SEXTANT had no more internet, antenna was not connected to AP. Send technician; antenna was dead. Nor with power adapter, nor pocket 18V batter unit would start.... bad news.. :( In the office prepared new one and told tech to bring in the old one. First thing we always do is check if ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

A dish antenna is better, but a metal one. Look at antenna patterns. http://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/mANT30-140526124123.pdf http://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/qrt5-patterns-140513125548.pdf http://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/DynaDish_5-160405104141.pdf I wouldn't install anything but mANT30 in base. ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 4709

Re: Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?

The hardware watchdog timer which is set by using the check-mark and the ping watchdog which is set by the 'watch address' are two different things. The hardware watchdog is an internal function. Simply said a low level hardware sends a signal to the operating system and asks for a reply. If there ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

I mean a single unit from the distributor to your home. They don't charge by weight/size? Then you are lucky and there is no difference Every shipper is pricing by size/weight staffels (steps). But I made a virtual order with my supplier in Poland. His shipping rates are similar to many others sinc...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Microstrip (flat panel) versus eliptical (disk) antenas?

I raised similar sort of question years ago but with new insights (maybe) and more experiences and wider availability of both types maybe some more conclusive statements can be made? If given a same gain in dBi, which antenna is better? A microstrip one, or a eliptical (dish) one? And now also; unde...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 4709

Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?

I have a NetMetal as AP running and watchdog time was set to 'yes' = enabled. But no IP to watch for. Still unit disconnects at times (every day or so). Why? What makes watchdog timer to reboot the unit when it doesn't ping an IP address and further more to me it looks all runs fine....? Any clues? ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

Yes, DynaDish is a fine product. I was just pointing out the good things about QRT. A single unit can be shipped cheaper to long distances when the package is smaller, total cost is lower. So, where are they coming from? I refer to prices from both my Spanish as Polish provider and I checked some o...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

QRT packs much tighter, DynaDish is big and more expensive for shipping. Also has grounding and better build quality IMO Imho packing size is not an issue with any serious network operator. Ever bought a 32dBi ubnt dish?.... "grounding and better build quality"???? So no grounding on the DynaDish. ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Earth grounding of rb922
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Earth grounding of rb922

Not a bad idea at all! I never use the usb ports anyway.
Where to get such cables? You'd probably made them yourselves?
I hate soldering and also need to find and order the plugs.
Maybe you are considering selling me some?
by WirelessRudy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Earth grounding of rb922
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Earth grounding of rb922

have a rb922UAGS-5HPacD fit into a RF-elements http://www.rfelements.com/products/integration-platforms/stationbox-s-carrier-class/overview/ and it connects to an ubnt omni antenna. I have quit some problems with the board loosing connectivity over ethernet and/or even rebooting by watchdog. Tried a...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless product max distance
Replies: 60
Views: 43647

Re: Wireless product max distance

Nice graphs! One conclusion to make is that the QRTac 5 has now priced itselve out of the business.... The Dynadish performs better AND is cheaper. And although in other discussion we already mentioned Dynadish is too expensive compared to the new LHG product line (price difference is too big for on...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

Calibration can't be corrected by distributors or users. Calibration data is loaded into the chip, so device knows allowed power and such things.
Ok, thanks. Definitely RMA......
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

All SXT units are dual chain. If RouterOS shows 3 chains on an SXT, it is a calibration issue. The unit should work normally though. If you are having some problems, you can send it to RMA for replacement. Ok, is this some error made in the production process? Can we correct it ourselves? We contac...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

Oeps, forgot to add the pictures.
SXT-HGac screendump.JPG
Link Calculation.JPG
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

Ok, there is obviously something wrong here.... I bought 2 exactly the same SXT-HG ac units. One has 3 chains, the other only 2! One is Model name "SXT G-5HPacD" (=3 Chain) and is located at site 1 The the other has "SXT G-5HPacD r2" (=2Chain) and is located at site 2 On the top bar both show the sa...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

:shock: Does it persist a Wireless interface reset? or reset to no defaults? Have you tried the current channel version (not RC) to rule out a soft bug? Wireless reset, full reset, downgrade to 3.34.3, 3 chains, each time again.... So this must be a 3 chains unit. However no documentation stating t...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Triple chain SXT HG5 ac or software bug?

Triple chain SXT-HG ac.JPG
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

Fanstastic news. no more bolting sxt's to satellite dishes. Can't wait to get some here in Spain
Where in Spain RU?
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac spectral scan discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: 802.11ac spectral scan discussion

Also something else with the ac equipment, you cannot see the current tx power levels. I don't want to say this but at the moment it seems like ubnt is miles ahead of MT with the ac equipment and its features. Hopefully the spectral scan can be implemented with the same hardware with a future ROS s...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

LGH 5 maybe very cheap but is really of no use to us when you cannot adjust vertical axis and I cannot believe its held onto a mast with 2 jubilee clips? To be honest, LHG is made as simple and lightweight as possible, to keep the cost affordable for everyone. We also have DynaDish and QRT that hav...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

Hopefully Mikrotik will give us the option of purchasing "better fixing/ vertical adjusting" .......... Or we can just wait for RF Elements to do it, like they have for everything else. Currently testing RF Elements horn antenna and while almost everything is well built, using a snap on cover simil...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac spectral scan discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 966

802.11ac spectral scan discussion

Why is it exactly that Mikrotik cannot perform the spectral scan on 'ac' chipset/radio's? I've been told other manufacturers with same chipset can.... Not being able to do a spectral scan (direct on antenna or through Dude) is really holding us down to use 'ac' on our backhauls. Without a proper spe...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

LGH 5 maybe very cheap but is really of no use to us when you cannot adjust vertical axis and I cannot believe its held onto a mast with 2 jubilee clips? Well, that's a bit looking for irrealistic negatives. The SXT and SEXTANT range come with the same fixed (and plastic) vertical axis. Although th...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

AC would be more important than gigabit, so the access-points can be set to only-AC, and not A/N/AC. Indeed. Gigabit is nice (but cheap) but as CPE I don't see a lot of usage for it... ac is more interesting, not only can AP set as you say, ac under same conditions just performs better then 'n'. An...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude very slow
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re:

Run chr in virtual and try the new dude. I am keeping the old 4b3 running on windows server so far as the new dude still behaves somewhat unexpectedly for me. But today I am sure I will move it to virtual chr or to ccr for sure one day. Not in close future. Well, we run the latest rc version pointe...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude very slow
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re: Dude very slow

You know that the last dude running on windows was 4b3. Dude 6 runs only in Ros on ccr, chr or x86. Unfortunately. Meaning we need to install ROS first, and then the Dude. My assistent was thinking of putting it on a virtual disk because to be honest I still need that PC as Windows workstation. On ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Re:

Pretty nice news. But LHG should be ac and with gigabit ethernet. i don't think its make much sense. because both AC and gigabit - mean Much more powerful and expensive SoC/Processor and trancievers(many chains of. and 2 or even 3 band of) 1Gbps imply more than 2x core SoC(and/or more powerful core...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Invalid file. Can't upload any file to dude.
Replies: 8
Views: 4380

Re: Invalid file. Can't upload any file to dude.

Ok, some experiences to share... First I tried to save my running dude setup (map, devices etc). With ftp I could log into the CCR and found some Dude related files on the nand, but all small. And I found some much bigger files in the \disk1 (A usb stick installed by my assitent). Anyway, I transfer...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

It has a 10/100 port, so 802.11ac has no big benefit. The cost is lower than some SXT models. This is for super low cost rural installations where speed is not a requirement, but cost. I don't understand why people think a ac radio is no use when the ethernet connection is only 100/100Mbps. ac radi...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.3 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 9675

Re: Winbox3.3 released!

Very sad to see somebody using 1024x600 sceens. I think most phones have more. That's unfair to say. There are still a lot of 12" netbooks around that are in fact ideal to bring with you to a client or a tower to trouble shoot. But then indeed, in advanced mode part of the info cannot be displayed....
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Cannot upload mib file
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Cannot upload mib file

Just trying to give out ideas... could it be the line termination character in the .mib file? Have you inspected it? dunno if your PC is windows, notepad usually converts to dos newline format, wordpad doesn't. You could use http://newline.nadav.org/ to change it... I am not sure what you mean by t...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Invalid file. Can't upload any file to dude.
Replies: 8
Views: 4380

Re: Invalid file. Can't upload any file to dude.

Reinstalled the CCR with netinstall to the latest RC of RouterOS and Dude before enabling The dude package.. Works now :D We have exactly the same issue on that same device but running 6.34.2.. I am a bit afraid in uploading the latest 6.35rc?? version. Which one do you run? So you upload the packa...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Cannot upload mib file
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Cannot upload mib file

We are pretty new to Dude but think its a great tool But it doesn't work very well (yet) to us. But I found out that a mib database file is needed to load into the Mib Nodes section. Under "Tree" wa only find 3 node: ccitt - 0 iso - 1 joint-iso-ccit - 2 We don't know what that means or what it does....
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

-- LHG 5 What would be the maximum distance in ptp? http://www.mikrotik.com/test_link.php But by all means. Spectrum is important. Interferences? FLOS is imporant. Several factors come in respect. And also what capacity would you be looking for? The bigger the distance, the weaker the signal, the s...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

[quote="Spirch]and also when is it normally available after the newsletter? already, days, weeks, months?[/quote]Well, that is up to two parties: Mikrotik and your dealer. We have seen items in the past that in the end never made it to the street... But here in Europe I usually count on 2 to 4 month...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.3 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 9675

Re: Winbox3.3 released!

Hi Когда появится возможность изменять размеры полей в логе? When there is an opportunity to change the sizes of fields in the log? It seems, promised to return in release. http://s011.radikal.ru/i315/1603/20/1ae794c55133.png Not only that. We've been asking to select, copy and drag text from log t...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

I can sure see use for the LHG -- in fact, I will probably want some well before they are being shipped by distributors here. But the device appears to be a Sextant-killer -- I no longer see anything the Sextant can do that the LHG can't do at half the price. Or am I missing something? (Note: snow ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Newsletter 71

For us the LHG could be a nice add-on for low priced, but high gain (for distant clients) CPE antennas. Up to now we deployed some QRT's or Dynadish to reach some distant client that still needed high signals to stay out of the spectrum clutter. I can now buy 2 o 3 LHG's for the price of one Dyna or...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 71
Replies: 66
Views: 22434

Re: Re:

Pretty nice news. But LHG should be ac and with gigabit ethernet. If you need AC and gigabit Ethernet, just choose DynaDish. LHG Cost only $59. It's Low End Device DynaDish is $179,- list price. That is almost 3,5 times as expensive. That doesn't justify the chipset..... DynaDish is a nice device, ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude very slow
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re: Dude very slow

Yes, but we are thinking the platform (CCR) might not be the right one? We also have a Intel Core i7 3,2Ghz CPU Gigabyte Brix. Wouldn't that be a much better choice? Can we install the Dude on a windows8 Pro system? Or do we need to install ROS first and run it on that OS? (So many questions, but th...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.3 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 9675

Re: Winbox3.3 released!

ok, now it seems MT is working on the winbox platform again ince years without.... I have one other, very annoying item, I'd like to discuss and see if it is open for improvement. I seem to remember in the 'early' days, when I changed anything in the 'connect to' list, or the 'access' list of a wire...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude very slow
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re: Dude very slow

as I have mentioned in another thread routers do not make a monitoring system and vice versa. Leon Can you explain or point to that tread? I have dude 6.34.2 installed on CCR1009 which I thought would be a nice fast beast for dude. But its slooooowww. We only ping probe some 60 devices and monitor ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.2 released!
Replies: 59
Views: 11854

Re: Winbox3.2 released!

Please add possibility to change default data folder "D:\Winbox" instead of "C:\Users\....\AppData\Roaming\Mikrotik\Winbox". It`s useful for real-time syncing What is wrong with it? I have all winbox versions exe files together with all saved data in my own documents / mikrotik / winbox folder and ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.2 released!
Replies: 59
Views: 11854

Re: Winbox3.2 released!

Please add possibility to change default data folder "D:\Winbox" instead of "C:\Users\....\AppData\Roaming\Mikrotik\Winbox". It`s useful for real-time syncing
+1
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.2 released!
Replies: 59
Views: 11854

Re: Winbox3.2 released!

does not work with v6.34.2 and 6.34.3
Works for me in all versions I'd use: 6.33.2, 6.34.2, 6.34.3, 6.35rc9 rc10, rc12,rc19
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.34.3 [current] is released!
Replies: 58
Views: 16065

Re: v6.34.3 [current] is released!

Don't know about this version but yesterday played with a ROS v.6.33.2 running rb1100AHx2's ventilator setting and found I could set temp treshold setting and something else that after an upgrade to 6.34.2 (so presumably also 6.34.3) is not possible anymore.... Since I see the winbox fix in regardin...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Well, if they are not, we all might be better start looking for replacement. The wifi industry is ever advancing, if they don't move in not too long they will loose the wifi market. Which would be a pity. I'll guess we should just keep on complaining and hopefully they hear us. The more complaints,...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.2 released!
Replies: 59
Views: 11854

Re: Winbox3.2 released!

Rest of you who want to give ideas to MikroTik - please send them to support@mikrotik.com
Done, hope to get an answer.... :)
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

The main question is mikrotik developing this features? Maybe we are speaking about hot air.... :( Can't be more agree Priority should be like: no. 1: Spectral scan / history on ac units. no. 2: Spectral scan / history in background for ANY wireless unit. no. 3: Sync no. 4; SSID (and other) identif...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Authentication error on 20% of pppoe clients after mass power cut
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Authentication error on 20% of pppoe clients after mass power cut

We found out that the units denied the authentication still had 'active' connections in the usermanager. By setting 'shared users' in the "constraint" section of user manager from 1 to 2 the client connected. But by now we have a second 'active' connection. This is no good. Another power cut and we ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Authentication error on 20% of pppoe clients after mass power cut
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Authentication error on 20% of pppoe clients after mass power cut

We have a CCR1016-12G as pppoe server and for authentication we have a second CCR1016.12G running usermanager. We have about 190 pppoe clients that authenticate by a username only (no password required) This morning we had a power cut that brought 95% of our client down. Our CCR's and AP's etc all r...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.2 released!
Replies: 59
Views: 11854

Re: Winbox3.2 released!

What's new in v3.2: *) added Close All Windows to Session menu; *) added New Session command to reset all session info; *) move Exit command to Session menu and make it exit winbox; *) added Disconnect command under Session menu that returns to connect window; *) fixed problem where firewall rule n...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.1 released!
Replies: 50
Views: 27067

Re: Winbox3.1 released!

Hello, I find it horribly annoying that winbox doesn't fully close after breaking hitting the x when connected to a device. I configure hundreds of devices everyday that completly breaks my workflow. Could please, pretty please revert to fully closing the application on hitting the x? Best regards ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Spectral scan is usefull and we need it but I think the priority are: 1) sync 2) NV3 without this features it's hard to stay on the matket. I hope to ear soon news from mikrotik guys Priority no. 1: Spectral scan / history on ac units. no. 2: Spectral scan / history in background for ANY wireless u...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless spectral scan tool add on feature
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Wireless spectral scan tool add on feature

How often do you have to conduct these scans? Weekly? We have regurlarly links that worked before nice and in relative 'clean' spectrum just to find out weeks to months later same link is really molested by some tool (could well be the competition) decides to use same or close frequency. Spectrum u...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: maximum number of users for a AP..
Replies: 14
Views: 2163

Re: maximum number of users for a AP..

Its all about balancing the variables: 1. The amount of users 2. The average usage of users. 3. The average peak usage of users. 4. The probability of users using the infrastructure at the same time. 5. The capacity you can share between users. 6. The capacity you are willing to share between users....
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless spectral scan tool add on feature
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Wireless spectral scan tool add on feature

Apart from the lacking of the scan tool in ac devices (which need urgent repair!) we are depending on the tool to battle against interferences in our network. Scan tool doesn't give all the info we need though in one hand. You still need to run a ordinary scan to identify SSID's of the channel usage...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.1 released!
Replies: 50
Views: 27067

Re: Winbox3.1 released!

Hello, I find it horribly annoying that winbox doesn't fully close after breaking hitting the x when connected to a device. I configure hundreds of devices everyday that completly breaks my workflow. Could please, pretty please revert to fully closing the application on hitting the x? Best regards ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Priority
no. 1: Spectral scan / history on ac units.
no. 2: Spectral scan / history in background for ANY wireless unit.
no. 3: Power output reading in ac units. (Needed tool in adjusting actual power levels in heavy congested spectrum and/or troubleshooting on poor looking/performing links.)
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

On RC16 if capsman is enable it make the cap to loop boot kernel error
This problem is fixed in the latest RouterOS v6.35rc19
rc16 ==> rc19??
Too many failures in between? :?
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users
Replies: 38
Views: 25627

Re: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users

So, what is the status of any solutions now? We started to implement user manager in our network (up to now all was manual queues, dhcp server etc) but we do have in fact some clients that have two antennas fit on their two houses and been given a discount contract under the stipulation they have a ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Version 6.35rc14 has been released.
What happened with rc13?
by WirelessRudy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox v3.1
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Winbox v3.1

Or when some routers become unreachable after a while they loader window also jumps up (complaint about that long time ago....) This is not the same. I guess the idea was that when router suddenly disconnects, you don't want the window to just go away. A quick and easy reconnect option is the most ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

I don't think it has to do with a software VERSION. It probably has more to do with a batch of boards (=hardware) that has been pre-fabricated and loaded with a default OS that includes some bug. Because it ONLY happens on the two lite boards (the RB911-5HnD and the RBSXT5HacD2n) I have several othe...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox v3.1
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Winbox v3.1

Can we PLEASE revert back the ") made Exit to go back to Connect window if it wasn't in "open-in-new-window" mode;" This is sooo inconvenient if you are working with many routers at the same time. Now either I have to open a session in "new window" mode which leaves me with two windows. 1 of the rou...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re:

This is really bad. Look like you did everything right, the same like I do (just in difference I put the individual packages in immediately after removing the config without updating the combined package from the mikrotik server). Have you sent this to support? What did they say? They told me I sho...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard lite failure, again!

After working all day to get the 3 boards and 2 SXT's working I was hopeful in trying a 3rd SXTac from the box.... Connected by winbox ==> fine Did not accept the standard config ==> fine Reboot the unit ==> fine Looked at the firmware; runs on 2.27 but shows update is available; 2.24 (??) Tried to ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

Ok, I've got the 2 SXTac lites working now. One of the problems is that these units come by default with a bridge installed to bridge the ether1 and wlan1 together. Apart it messes up with all my scripts (plus the fact that wlan1 now suddenly is a radio that I don't want to configure. All my scripts...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

Ok, just managed to get 1 board and 1 SXT (one board still failing, one left to try, one SXT failing again.... 8 more to test) back on the rails again. How? Well, it seems the recommended 3+5=7 or 8 seconds wait (or untill leds die) for the netinstall is not a proper procedure. Even if netinstall 's...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox v3.1
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Winbox v3.1

What's new in v3.1: ) made Exit to go back to Connect window if it wasn't in "open-in-new-window" mode; So now when I have many windows open because I am multitasking and I want to close some they just pop back up in my face again! So now I have to click each window away twice.......Not happy with t...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

did you also check that you are using the correct firmware? There are different MIPS packages. If you have to use them and updating doesnt work yet i suggest you hold off on updating them. I hardly have any mipse boards anymore. 99% we use is now mipsbe. I still regurlarly update Sextants, QRT's, N...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

Just tried to load the backup RouterBOOT loader on the 3 rb911 lite5 boards already packed for RMA... no backup routerBoot loader activity.
The board leds shows activity like the boards are running but there is no way I can reach the board....

But am going to try netinstall again (10th+ time!)
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

All newer RouterBOARDs have the same procedure. Devices from more than 6-7 years ago could have slight differences. Start the device while holding the reset button (before applying power), this will use the Backup RouterBOOT loader. More info: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Reset_button Sorry...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

I found these boards with 6.30.2 come with firmware 3.27 But in the firmware upgrade its stated that the upgrade available is 3.24 ????? I now took my 2nd SXTac lite and just did the full package upgrade to 6.34.2 over the internet (winbox \system \package\check For Updates\Download and reboot The b...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: routerboard light failure, again!

There is a backup OS inside.
How to enable that?
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard light failure, again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

routerboard light failure, again!

After a series of rb911-5HnD (lite) that failed an upgrade from 6.30.2 to separate packages we just received first batch of new SXT Lit5 ac (rbSXT5HacD2n) that develops same problem. Board run fine out the box with the standar 6.30.2 full package. Our standard procedure is to boot the board, winbox ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

While working this pacakge, is there any way the power output reading can be restored on ac models? Or is this limit coming from the chipset?
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBSXT LTE
Replies: 59
Views: 20829

Re: RBSXT LTE

Unfortunately not - you cannot make you own network like using WiFi. Did you try it? Why not? Does this has to do with the protocol? Or radio simply can't work in AP mode? Or simm is needed to get connected to AP and without simm radio is not working? As you see, I'm not satisfied with a simple anw...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBSXT LTE
Replies: 59
Views: 20829

Re: RBSXT LTE

You don't need L4 for bridge, so it might be the sim.
hmm, good remark.
I ordered one of these but will only arrive next week so I'll guess can find out how they work myself.
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBSXT LTE
Replies: 59
Views: 20829

Re: RBSXT LTE

Unfortunately not - you cannot make you own network like using WiFi.
Is that because the SXT-LTE has no L4 or because it always needs a simm inside?
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBSXT LTE
Replies: 59
Views: 20829

Re: RBSXT LTE

Maybe a stupid question; Can these SXT LTE's work 1 on 1 as a transparent ethernet bridge (1x AP-bridge, other in station-bridge)? Can they just work without a providers' sim in it? Might be an idea to create small wireless bridge in a frequency nobody uses here and stay out of the crowded wifi spec...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Version 6.35rc4 has been released. Changes since previous version: *) dude - (changes discussed here: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104395) *) certificate - allow manual crl url addition; *) ipsec - fix console peer aes enc algorithm display; *) ipsec - fix fast ph2 SA addition; *) ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Background scan does not work via Webfig. When I try it from Webfig it disconnects clients but when I try the same thing from winbox then it works. Latest rep package on 951g. Like InoX and Cha0s wrote, it also doesn't work on my SXT's. That's in winbox, the ultimate tool we still prefer to use. Wh...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Ive been looking at the dynadish and it seems decent and inbetween the qrt and sxt pricewise. For me antenna design is important (why all our sector antennas and dishs are ubnt with mikrotik radios) but I also enjoy the high output radios. At 256 quam the mikrotik radios do 500mw where as the ubnt ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

hmmm, Just getting an mail from my national provider; the new ubnt lite beam (5Ghz) is available for less then half the price of an ac SXT! :? It has 7dB more gain. It lacks a gigabit port but who wants that on a client... So MT, please a price drop soon on the SXT-ac and improvements on the AP's. ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

hmmm, Just getting an mail from my national provider; the new ubnt lite beam (5Ghz) is available for less then half the price of an ac SXT! :? It has 7dB more gain. It lacks a gigabit port but who wants that on a client... So MT, please a price drop soon on the SXT-ac and improvements on the AP's. I...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

We have now installed some Mimosa links, with quite decent results, but its just a dumb bridge. Mikrotik can do so much more. The spectral scan will be a major improvement already. I've been look at them and was very enthiousiastic about them. Until I found their introduction of their AP's was dela...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Any word on the default authentication tickbox in station mode?
I should be there I think....
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 27083

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Its good that this tread is blown into new live again. It looks MT has started to work on wireless again so maybe by crying for it they might consider putting ac spectral scan, ac power output reading, nv2 background scan (or units with 2nd radio for scan) etc. Wireless is at the moment the bottlene...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Is the default authenticate option gone? Is client now always to connect to units mentioned in the 'Connect List'?
Def-auth missing.PNG
Maybe the question is missed... There is no 'default authenticate' option tickbox anymore......
by WirelessRudy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Is the default authenticate option gone? Is client now always to connect to units mentioned in the 'Connect List'?
Def-auth missing.PNG
Can someone also explain when, and what, the Multicast Helper options do and the two new tickboxes might bring me for use....?
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 106690

Re: Re:

ok, mikrotik thinks it will rise sales on consumer market, so that is it. I know what would not as much rise but prevent from falling: improvement of current and future WiFi software or hardware. It becomes uncompetitive with todays user demand and trends :( and there's already a list of inventions...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

I think in this tread we have some confusion amongst some of us. Let me explain. In fact, we have different timings happening on radio network to what is our objective: 1. Ordinary time. Useful for log registers and schedulers, scripts etc. As long as there is a clock in a device it is nice it would...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

UBNT hired a crew of radio experts from Motorola to do this radio. It is far superior to standard WiFi based radios. You get most out of small channels and it performs very good with other radios near by as it has better neighboring channel rejection. To what are you actually referring? A specific ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

can we're strip emotions or personan offences and talk bout topic and facts: 1588v2: no need for extra-silicon, simpler code, no IP and political issues, less "blackboxed" things in solution gps sync: "simplicity" (ony When/IF someone invest TREMENDOUS efforts into implementing support of it) same ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

What legal and political issues? Most equipment can use GPS and GLONASS. you must be new to Telco(outside NA), then. in many installations - both having Navstar enabled or even having GPS-enabled devices in infrastructure - is crime. same ~ about GLONASS in NATO-controlled countries/regions. its al...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 102693

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

re: (About the Radar, wouldn't it melt the snow away for you? I can't help but wonder how 2,000,000 plus watts will effect a bird flying through the radar beam. I have only seen a bird explode one time - and that was when an eagle landed on a very very very high voltage transformer. Everything on t...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 102693

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

i would mount the equipment on a rubber pipe on the top so its isolated from the mask and run this cable http://www.assemblymag.com/ext/resources/Issues/2015/April/wire/asb0415Insulation1.jpg to the bottom and ground as far away from the mask(reactor) generating the noice so its a insulated groundi...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

Local only is a waste of time. Syncing multiple towers is critical. I do not completely agree on that. I have one tower that has 5 backhauls and 5 AP's. Its amidst a valley with many more towers from me and others. This tower of myself needs 5 x 40Mhz channel and 5 x 20Mhz channel. Each available c...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

so, basically GPS had no (real)advantages over PTP, right ? same feature, more overhead(both silicon and software), more troubles(technical, legal, others) without any kind of benefits. marketing/PR bs you used in, wrapped - didn't counts for. "widely used". oh yeah. tell that to someone in places ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30081

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

eactly and thats Why PTP called "gap-filler" for most applications, thus. GPS may work in some conditions, but may cause more troubles than help in really many others. and not always only technical, but legal troubles aswell. and no, second version of IEEE1588 is Much more accurate and easy to use....
by WirelessRudy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station

@solelunauno: Your statements in your previous post were incorrect. The way you use the available devices in the actuall situation is what I do myself. I also use high gain narrow beam P2P antenna's just to reach some distant clients (or 2-5 client + one backhaul). Sometimes you have to find inventi...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station

SXT 5HPnD-HG is simply the AP version of SXT 5HPn. It's better than SXT 5HPnD-SA r2 in some cases, and it's a bit cheaper (why?). That makes no sense and is not true. The HG version is mend to be a P2P unit. It has a small beam, slightly smaller even than a normal SXT-5HPnD so that means its a back...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: Sextant G, SXT 5HPnD, SXT 5HPnD-SA r2, SXT 5HPnD-HG comparison when used as station

Would be interesting what Mikrotik has for comments. I doubt they will...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bad batch of 911 Lite5's??
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Bad batch of 911 Lite5's??

Purchased end of October 14 x 911 Lite5 dual boards. Tried now 10, all fail after upgrade. 7 boards became unresponsive but could netinstall new software and after that problem disappeared. 3 boards became unresponsive and netinstall sees them but offered the software but nothing happens. Boards doe...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?

If AP's IP is used as gateway by something, it explains why packets go to forward chain. You're routing between bridge1 and bridge1 (yes, the same interface). Even though you have an address assigned to ether1, router will treat packets to 10.50.52.1 as going out via bridge1. Once the interface is ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?

I'm not sure about fast path, as I didn't use that yet, but I think it should not change anything (I might be wrong here). The main question is, how can it be routing? Is there any other interface, so that it can route your WinBox connection between that and the bridge? The only other way I can thi...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?

Bridge has 'Use IP Firewall' NOT enabled. And also Fast Path is enabled and active. So in fact the firewall filter would not even work on the bridge. Still connection tracker (which is part of the firewall process?) is tracking all connections and still all traffic in the 'forward' chain is counted....
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?

According my firewall rule ALL traffic passing router/bridge is jumped to the forward-allow chain After that new connections are accepted, as well as established and related connections. That should therefore basically allow winbox sessions behind the firewall. After the connections are allowed all ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Dropping 'invalid' state connections or not?

Some adviced me to set a firewall rule that drops and log packages with connections state "invalid". It seems logic to me to drop invalid traffic as close as possible to the source which in my case is at the CPE. Its done at the forward chain. But now I set same rule in an AP and suddenly I can't re...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot reset NetBox 5
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Cannot reset NetBox 5

I had a NetBox 5 configured for use as AP. All tested and all fine. Still on my desk. Since yesterday no more contact with the board. (Radio was still disabled so no entrance through radio) Neigbour doesn't see the board. Netinstall doesn't see the board nor will it format and re-install Try to rese...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Batch of poor equipped router boards

What is wrong with 6.30.4? It is a pretty good version. I thought it was the disaster version. But anyway, if it was or not, this batch has 6.30.4 and it give me problems I never had. Only after format and re-install I can get the board to work again. Maybe in the production process some sector err...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Batch of poor equipped router boards

Our normal procedure performed on about 1000+ units: 1 Connect to board with ethernet to an office network switch 2 When unit pops up on a PC in winbox neigbour we click on the mac address and enter the unit 3 When the 'default config' option question is asked, we click it away (remove) and set dhcp...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Batch of poor equipped router boards

No matter in which order I try, after an install of any package the board stays without response. The only way to get it back is to do a netinstall. Recovered 6 boards now. This morning started with no. 7, can't even do a netinstall anymore..... :( The board is visible, the package of choice are off...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No netinstall on new rb911-5HnD
Replies: 0
Views: 750

No netinstall on new rb911-5HnD

Board came new with 3.30.4 After installing 3.27 via winbox board won't boot. Installed netinstall 3.33 on laptop and netinstalled new 3.27 on board. This worked 6 times now on purchased batch. But now I have one board in netinstall saying "sending offer" after hitting the 'install' button. After 4-...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Batch of poor equipped router boards

Sorry, it is actually 6.30.4 they come with.
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Batch of wrong software equipped router boards

i suggest you tho change the topic name for some related to problem, im sure many people can help

i dont have any rb911 to test
Need no help. The post shows I found a work around. It's more a critic I post.... :shock:
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.32.3 version released!
Replies: 47
Views: 14955

Re: 6.32.3 version released!

I'm thinking you are overreacting. Using a lot of text doesn't mean I am overreacting. I am trying to explain why the confusion is still there. Some say there is not, but some other in fact are..... so I try to explain why I can understand the confusion is there. Not overreacting. :) We have reache...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Batch of poor equipped router boards
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Batch of poor equipped router boards

I just purchased 20 x rb911Lite5 dual's and they came equipped with ROSv3.30.2. (We all know this was the disaster version...) Our normal procedure is at first connection we do a mac-winbox version; disable the default config, upload the latest ROS version packages I need and reboot. Normally it giv...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.32.3 version released!
Replies: 47
Views: 14955

Re: 6.32.3 version released!

Bugfix doesn't mean that there are bugs to be fixed. Bugfix means that only bug fixes can be expected, not features. It is actually the most stable of the release chains. And therefore should be called "current". That is the only word understood by any new user or less experienced MT users. If some...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.32.3 version released!
Replies: 47
Views: 14955

Re:

It is necessary to admit that mikrotik is putting these labels according to their point of view. But we all are looking on it from the opposite side. We, who have some experience with these things can easily understand. So it is not so much important for me what version has what label because I am ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.32.3 version released!
Replies: 47
Views: 14955

Re: 6.32.3 version released!

And there it got confirmed by Mikrotik! 6.32.3 is new BUGFIX release! :) Nice! Then I can start using it in production envirnoment! Mikrotik: MEGA KUDOS on the new release system and your VERY nice release notes on latest 6.33 CURRENT version! 8) Keep up the good work! :D PS: BTW maybe an idea to s...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edit in winbox makes wireless disconnect
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Edit in winbox makes wireless disconnect

Why is it that since some version everytime I change or just open and save some settings in winbox the radio link actually disconnects? This never happened on 'old' versions (v4.xx, v5.xx?). I learned to live with it but this morning I noticed that even when I just enable or disable the wlan interfa...
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