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by WirelessRudy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results
Replies: 64
Views: 19265

Re: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results

The good choice could be mANT30 instead of Rocket Dish. Cetalfio It's the true, I have both, and mANT is more better made and have better performance. Now this is interesting... I am not a fan of ubnt, so would indeed cheer if it can be proven that mANT30 is better than Rocket Dish. But can we see ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Advice needed

I just tried EnGenius ENS202EXT, its really powerfull PtMP outdoor AP, I can still surf and watch Youtube from 450m without lag Well, first of all this is a MikrtoTik site. Not a promotion site for other vendors... Secondly, many brands haver very powerfull outdoor AP's for PtMP. And almost every p...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Testing New MikroTik Hardware on Production Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 7829

Re: Testing New MikroTik Hardware on Production Environment

Hi, I've read the first post and seem to understand that you intend to power all the equipment via RB750UP unit(s). Have you actually tried this method on a long term basis? The reason I ask is that I have had some problems with excessive power draw and subsequent port resets on a small relay point...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction

The only time the link drops is when a bird sits on the enclosure in front of the antenna (the small **it pile under the antenna suggests they do). What I usually do is to put some long tieraps (rapties, bridas, plastic tensioners, whatever people call them) on the pole or any other point to preven...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction

well, typical 5GHz link behaviour in NLOS situation when hitting trees.
2GHz or even 900MHz would yield better results in this environment.
Yeah, 900Mhz would be nice in the forest.... but very not allowed in Europe.
by WirelessRudy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction

Still heard nothing from you Rudy??
Send you a mail right now....
by WirelessRudy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93824

Re: v6.19 released

Maybe if he would give us a printout of the firewall mangle, nat and route tables and rules we can see or repeat the issue ourselves..?
by WirelessRudy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4756

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

for me wireless-fp and new v6.19 gave every mk wireless device much more stability, better throughoutput....so I recommnend it... I'm a bit hesitating in upgrading to 6.19. It wouldn't be the first time that while halfway the upgrading of my entire network some reports surface on this forum still s...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction

Ok, more info; But you client site says; mode=ap-bridge. That can't be true, because it is a client. It should be 'station' or 'station-bridge'. (Probably a 'copy and paste' error?) Also; in wireless section, is 'frequency mode' set to "regulatory domain"? I presume so but it looks better to print t...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nicrease bandwidth in mikrotik ap
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: nicrease bandwidth in mikrotik ap

Still not a lot of info; But I can already distill you are using 802.11 legacy mode (because different make devices) in a very congested spectrum (like 2,4Ghz usually is). Meaning your AP's network will suffer highly from interferences coming from all directions. Having all 3 sectors connected to ra...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4756

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

wireless fp; "fp" means "fastpath", this ONLY works if on both end of the link (ether, wireless) the interface have "only-hardware-queue" enabled. see http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Fast_Path If any of the conditions is not met, it doesn't work.... Besides that, some minor changes (improvement...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal

Just to add to jarda's question; 18dBi Omni? That's a very narrow (V-pane) antenna. Omni's usually are maximal 12dBi. So I really don't think this is a good antenna. This would be a typical antenna to reach far on a beach, desert or plains where there are hardly obstructions (buildings, trees, hills...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal

More higher are the omnidirectional antenna and more worst are on distance the signal. English explanation: To get the higher gain of an antenna you need to focus the radio energy in a smaller bundle. Since Omni means 360 degrees around, the only bundle we still have to play with is the vertical pa...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: 300 meter linktest with trees as obstruction

Interesting, but no more than informative. We could do with more info on the link parameters. I have a 130 meter link from SXT towards OmniTik shooting through dense leaf tree and around a building; SXT-5nD r2 power set to 27dBm and directed towards Omnitik (=AP) power set to 26dBm; signals at aroun...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking Duplicate IP address from hitting my router
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Blocking Duplicate IP address from hitting my router

Your story is a bit misty on how happens what and when... But to make some rule to block some IP (the double one) you have to know which one is original and which one is double? You can only find out by the mac address.... so you have to work with mac address. I think first you need to investigate w...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Poor Output from Mikrotik Metal

Wifi works both ways; You can put a very powerful radio like the metal to a high power omni like your 8dBi mentioned and it will carry the signal probably way over a kilometer. (I pick up 2,4Ghz signals from my normal power units miles away.) But the 'client' end also needs to be able to send some s...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Advice needed

2000 users in a 300-600mtr range? That sounds like a market place or festival or congress centre. I see you are aiming at mobile users with 2,4Ghz radio's (smart phones, tablets, laptops etc.) Since 2,4Ghz is the standard here this is where you have to go for. But since 200 devices in reach of AP (N...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT servers down?
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: MT servers down?

:D :D
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT servers down?
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: MT servers down?

But I must say it happens quit regularly the last week? I'm obviously a fan for your website, forum and wiki so yes, I notice when they are down. And yes, in the last 3 weeks I've had at least 4 times they all, or some, were in-accessible.... Obviously some were maintenance related in upgrading the ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT servers down?
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: MT servers down?

How did you post the message then :) ?
We had system maintenance for a few minutes, sorry about that.
Well, I was talking in the past sentence, isn't it?
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT servers down?
Replies: 6
Views: 830

MT servers down?

Is it my provider or have the Mikrotik server just been down? I could not login to any of the servers. wiki, main, forum....

I hope this has nothing to do with the international geopolitical situation?
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: firmware upgrade needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

firmware upgrade needed?

Maybe a stupid question from someone that is ranked "guru" in this forum, but; Why is it needed to upgrade the firmware everytime the ROS is upgraded? I only use Mikrotik products, I only upgrade with the winbox manual upgrade tool. But I always need to do both. First upgrade ROS, reboot, log in aga...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT lite 5nd r2
Replies: 13
Views: 8107

Re: SXT lite 5nd r2

2 fixes;
1. Supplier should swap unit under guarantee
2. Some smart person can repair your unit.

I always go for no. 1
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93824

Re: v6.19 released

*) CCR - improved performance; *) simple queue performance optimisation/improvement for multi-core RouterOS devices (especially CCR) I'm dying to hear results or comments from the field of users. My CCR is the only device not running 6.18 yet (its on 6.13) and I dare not to change it before I am co...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93824

Re: v6.19 released

What's new in 6.19 (2014-Aug-26 14:05): *) wireless - improvements for nv2 and 802.11ac Does the "and" means the improvements are for NV2 working on a 'ac' radio? Or does it mean improvements are for nv2 systems (a/b/c/g/n/ac) AND also for 802.11ac working radio link? In other words, do these impro...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low cost WISP system
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Low cost WISP system

As you know, enabling Nstream will hide the network from normail Wi-Fi devices. But it wouldnt remove frequency interference... Exactly! Interference happens at the physical level of the radio waves. So no matter what protocol or modulation etc. you put on the wave, if its in the same radio band. T...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nicrease bandwidth in mikrotik ap
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: nicrease bandwidth in mikrotik ap

More info needed. 3000ms is wayyy too high! RU sure? Because normally 1000ms gives already time out? So are we talking 300ms? Antenna's, are they physically separated at least one meter? Are they frequencies spread over the band? i.e. Channel 1, 6 and 11? I don't know the card, is this a single chai...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low cost WISP system
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Low cost WISP system

You have to answer some questions before more can be said; 1. What is the bandwidth available to offer to your clients? 2. How much, and how (all share all, or each has a portion) is the bandwidth assigned to your clients? 3. What are the distances from AP to clients. 4. In wat spread 'seen' from th...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC withouth line of site
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: SXT AC withouth line of site

I have one SXT-r2 connected over 130 meters to a Omnitik. There is a building covering the line of sight. The SXT is almost touching a big tree it has to penetrate. Signals in the-55 range, +90% CCQ with 130Mbps tx/rx connection rates. Perfect connection. It could be that part of the signal is bounc...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT lite 5nd r2
Replies: 13
Views: 8107

Re: SXT lite 5nd r2

I have one old SXT, one new SXT r2 and two Grooves doing exactly the same. They all worked fine and just after the upgrade from 6.15 or 6.13 toward 6.18 they lost their ethernet. I have an RMA request with my provider for these units and basically the old SXT is denied because of its age..... but th...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300+ users on mikrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: 300+ users on mikrotik

SXT2G are way to powerful to cover such a small area with so many users. If you want to use 2,4Ghz with single (or even duo) spatial stream g/n antennas your cells need to be as small as possible to avoid interferences. And than it will still be a heck of a job to get it all working..... I think you...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS
Replies: 22
Views: 5757

Re: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS

the 912 board has problems with timing i believe.
"I believe"? Explain yourself better. Why do think timing is an issue? What does MT say about that? Is this just a problem on some 912 series boards or does it effect the whole production line?
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24602

Re: Newsletter 61

Go google on: "802.11ac co-channel interference" and gets tons of info about 802.11ac and how to deploy and what to guard for. Very interesting reading, before you buy!
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24602

Re: Newsletter 61

http://www.revolutionwifi.net/2013/03/s ... -with.html

Its not the article I'd remember but it comes pretty much in the direction. Its worth reading for everybody that is thinking of deploying 'ac' in an already used spectrum. Like many of us WISP i'd presume.....
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: indoor case for the new RB922UAGS-5HPACD
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Re: indoor case for the new RB922UAGS-5HPACD

But for SOHO users or house owners with heavy multimedia demands, or gamers with increasingly popular mini itx plus good wifi adapter builds etc. 802.11ac provides finally realistic wifi solutions. Of course smartphones/tablets are normally crap 1x1 designs, but these are not the only wifi clients....
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS
Replies: 22
Views: 5757

Re: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS

Only MCS 12 has ccq 100/100. Sot that's the highest you can get in present configuration. If you want more you do have to change some of the variable you can change. There is not a lot, power output of radio, gain of antenna (both on both ends), other frequency. And make sure fresnel is free. One o...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24602

Re: Newsletter 61

ac is a new protocol that not only is capable of gaining more speeds by the use of the extra channel bandwidth, it also has interference avoiding technology build in and by making use of the 256QAM rate that even on a 20Mhz channel should give you more throughput. So, even in congested spectrum sit...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24602

Re: Newsletter 61

What we really need now is a manufacturer that comes with a good, all in one, 3 chain high gain (+28dBi) antenna. Than we are in wifi walhalla! :D (Well, at least for a while.....) As far as I understand it, 3rd chain is only really beneficial in PTMP situations (home/office wifi, sector antenna's)...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS
Replies: 22
Views: 5757

Re: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS

No, although you don't want it any stronger. But I have several (client) units connected even at -30 and one or two even at -25. They still work fine....
But yeah, I always try to get somewhere between -45 and -60.
by WirelessRudy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS
Replies: 22
Views: 5757

Re: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS

signal to noise is 54 Ok. MCS12 is 16-QAM, where MCS13 & 14 are 64-QAM. To have 13 & 14 working stable you are looking to achieve signal levels in the range of -35 to -45. With an average general background noise level of -105 you are looking for 60 to 70dB S/N. Actually I have a 9km link with two ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Testing New MikroTik Hardware on Production Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 7829

Re: Testing New MikroTik Hardware on Production Environment

Nice clean install. Personally I would try to either separate the antennas a bit more or put some extra shielding around the SXT's, even although they might already have internal shield. More important, I put some wires on the upper ring for extra support. The tower will not easily blown over in hig...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS
Replies: 22
Views: 5757

Re: RB 912 UAG-5hpnd+ Rocket Dish problem with MCS

Look at the rx signal levels at both end. The higher MCS rates the higher signal or SN they need to work stable. Maybe you just don't have enough signal to noise ratio to get a stable MCS 13 or 14 rate... Compare the real signals received for each level with the sensitivity needed for each of these ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24602

Re: Newsletter 61

Nice. Unfortunately I will never be able to use it. I struggle to find 20mhz clear space let alone 80 :-( ac is a new protocol that not only is capable of gaining more speeds by the use of the extra channel bandwidth, it also has interference avoiding technology build in and by making use of the 25...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v6.15 only-hardware-queue causes degradation of link
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: v6.15 only-hardware-queue causes degradation of link

try to set the tdma-period-size to 2 and check if the speed got stable. Also please upgrade the RouterOS to v6.18 Can you explain why tdma-period-size should be 2? Not so much the number but the explanation why interests my. I have 95% of my network (+30 routers in either backhaul or AP (wireless) ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: eC or Ce meaning for station mode in relation to AP?
Replies: 0
Views: 623

eC or Ce meaning for station mode in relation to AP?

If ap is set to use eC (or Ce) does client has to be set the same? Or will it follow the AP?

(I understand that if station is set to 20Mhz (or smaller) only that bandwidth is used.
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: vlan's and fastpath and NV2 degrading network
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

vlan's and fastpath and NV2 degrading network

A long post, needed to give some explanation :( : All routers run v6.18 with latest firmware. All routers have interface queue set to 'hardware-only' ALL wireless routers have wireless fp package enabled. All bridges have rtsp protocol enabled and 'Allow Fast Path" is enabled everywhere. No further ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Very weird wireless fp behaviour

BUT you're also saying channel-width setting is irrelevant for stations in that if AP is set to eC and CPE is set to Ce then CPE uses AP's (eC) regardless? I must test this! Interesting though... Well yes, some settings in station or station-bridge mode are irrelevant. Like frequency setting. (Only...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Very weird wireless fp behaviour

How do setup a CPE that has a choice of APs to connect to but on various frequencies with different 20/40MHz extension channel positions? An example: CPE can connect to either AP 1 at 5740-Ce or AP 2 at 5840-eC. I guess from Rudy's post above that the channel configuration (eC or Ce) isn't sent by ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Very weird wireless fp behaviour

We solved the symptoms, not the issue; we found that these 'old' CPE (old= running for a while with older software versions) were set to allow 40Mhz wide channels. Both the AP are actually set to 20Mhz channels. The new CPE's we configure are nowadays also set to 20mHz channels, and they have no iss...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Very weird wireless fp behaviour

One location, two AP's. Both Omnitik U-5HnD, both running v6.18 and firmware 3.17 Both have wireless fp package installed and enabled. Apart from their SSID and mac address and IP and access-list all other configs are the same. All clients (mixture of old SXT, new SXT-L and rb411+R52HnP o R52nM and ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP temeperature problem
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: RB750UP temeperature problem

What about ventilation? If these boxes are in a space where there is no ventilation and outside temperatures are going up, where does the CPU leaves its heat production? Worse if is the box is in direct sunlight... Imagine putting a nice thick blanket around the box and make it work a little. Temper...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless-fp question; bridge use
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: wireless-fp question; bridge use

Well, if all conditions are met, it should be 'on'. But 'on' merely means "all conditions to have data pass-through without further processing" are met. Now you understand that data that already is passed relative fast over a router because its little data, or the router is powerfull or has not so m...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless-fp question; bridge use
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: wireless-fp question; bridge use

Well, by studying and reading the manual several times I concluded that the interface on a wireless-fp package running board that is part of a bridge, and bridge has no firewall set and 'use fast path' is enabled, should make the fast path perform if; also the other interface on the other end of the...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Forum Question

"You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below." Started to appear every time I try to log in to this forum. Is this intentional forum config change, or just someone constantly tries to log into my a...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless-fp question; bridge use
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

wireless-fp question; bridge use

Manual says; "source interface is not bridge port" amongst other conditions that has to be met.

Does this also means even if bridge setting is "Allow Fast Path"? (No firewall rules apply)

And fast path only works if on both end of the wireless link the interface queue is set to "only-hw.queue"?
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4756

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

In enabling and using the wireless-fp package, do you guys also change the wireless-default queue on the wlan interface into 'only-hardware' queue? I've seen this somewhere on the forum it should (can't find it anymore though..) And I presume the wireless-fp package have to be enabled on both statio...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BE AWARE! BUG; wireless-fp package fail on rb411
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: BE AWARE! BUG; wireless-fp package fail on rb411

The devil plays with it. Just done an upgrade on another rb411 that was easy to replace in case off.... updated fine. Can switch between packages and both work?
Config is almost the same (mac and IP differ...) and hardware is exactly the same. Same board, same radio.... weird..... no prob....
by WirelessRudy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BE AWARE! BUG; wireless-fp package fail on rb411
Replies: 2
Views: 796

BE AWARE! BUG; wireless-fp package fail on rb411

We have had now 3 instances where the enabling, or just the update to, v.6.18 and wireless-fp renders the MT-radio card in a rb411 board not functioning. Just to enable the normal package and disable the wireless-fp makes radio to connect to assigned AP again. Tried this several times and the issue ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal/2SHPn Wireless Stops Responding
Replies: 12
Views: 5054

Re: Metal/2SHPn Wireless Stops Responding

It looks like their RC builds are attempting to fix the issue. routeros-mipsbe-6.18rc4.npk have fixed the 50% wireless issue but there are some issues left. Try the updates from here and report back if it solves your issue. http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/routeros-mipsbe-6latest.npk Where do...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Throughoutput using v6.15 and wireless-fp
Replies: 16
Views: 2599

Re: Throughoutput using v6.15 and wireless-fp

@ste, @rado3105;

Did you guys solve your issues now? Did v6.15 give salvation? How is the situation now? Speeds ok? Or went for other solution?
by WirelessRudy
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v6.15 only-hardware-queue causes degradation of link
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: v6.15 only-hardware-queue causes degradation of link

2 weeks down the road and still no answer? pfff. not very informative this way..... maybe this post reminds uldis....
(Or did you figure it already out yourself?)
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.18
Replies: 109
Views: 29942

Re: v6.18

7 hours after the 6.18 was made available still only a hand full of small issues surfaced amongst us users??? What is this, do we finally see a very reliable version or is everybody already having his friday afternoon party before going on holidays.... :D All I notice so far is the package upgrade i...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.18
Replies: 109
Views: 29942

Re: v6.18

Ok, if I install this version, the wireless package; is it the 'legacy' one, or the new -fp one? Or do I still install the wireless CAPsMAN package to get the new wireless package? Or, when a radio already has wireless-fp installed, an upgrade (with the auto process in sys/package/upgrade sequence) ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

If a pre 6.14 or a 6.15 unit without installed wireless-fp package is updated to 6.17 via the winbox ; "system / packages / Check For Updates / Download & Upgrade" process, is now indeed the new wireless package installed? I thought so, but since I now see that the Wireless CAPsMAN is still a separa...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

>>>...It is just not able to reach by any telnet or winbox session...<<< And by MAC telnet on winbox -> AP -> ip/neighbors list? I tried from AP side; mac-ping... no reply, ping.... no reply, mac telnet... disconnected, telnet ... no reply, Then we tried with laptop from ethernet end. (By technicia...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

When you update/upgrade the board, can you add watchdog? Yes, I can. Or; yes I have. Watchdog is enabled but without IP for test. That's what I am thinking of to set, a IP that can be tested and if not reachable (due malfunction of the wireless or the radio link, but than again it also works if the...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

Well, if you call that simple, what do I have? It's even more simple... wlan1 connected to AP by nv2 and security active only 5ghz-only-n and wireless protocol "nv2" active. mode "station", no WDS used, freq. set in scan list, default data rates, client mode ANP, AP with both mac and SSID in separat...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

I still upgrade all my devices with last 3.17/3.18 BIOS and RouterOS 6.17, I'm doing that from the day is out, NO ONE SINGLE PROBLEM , I'm a WISP and I have updated/upgraded almost 400 mipsbe devices and 10 ppc (RB1xxx) without any problem. I have near all models on production environment, from RB4...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

We have found some issue in mips-be that could fix your issue, Rudy. Please wait until tomorrow until we have something to test. Well, let's see. But for the 'dead' units it will be too late. They have to be send back I'm afraid. There is no way I can login to these. Winbox nor Telnet 'sees' the un...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

We have found some issue in mips-be that could fix your issue, Rudy. Please wait until tomorrow until we have something to test. Well, let's see. But for the 'dead' units it will be too late. They have to be send back I'm afraid. There is no way I can login to these. Winbox nor Telnet 'sees' the un...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

Just tried to netinstall some of the units that ceased to work after upgrade to 6.17. Impossible. Although the network adapter in the laptop tells me it is connected, and the led light of the ethernet also shows their is connection, winbox or the netinstall program are not able to talk to the units....
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

In addition to my last post; IN 6.15 we had some units loosing their config. They were reset. But still able to reach by a mac winbox session. So we could than ren-instate the backup config and it solved the problem. I've in 6.17 had 2 units that just lost part of their config. No more access to the...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

Cool, on some routers disapeared configuration after update. Firmwares more and more worse from version to version. I've now updated some 150 units. Most from 6.15 to 6.17, some from 6.13 or even 6.10. Out of these 150 some 5-7 lost their config. One particular groove had 6.15 running. It had some ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?

So basically I should abandon my vlans and thus go back to a fully routed network in regard of all nodes (backhauls, servers and AP's) so at least in AP a route exists to border router and in border router the AP can be reached. (Now I use several bridges to allow transparant passing of vlan's and l...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?

@rextended; Let me see if I understand you well and at the same time add question/remarks: "Create one VirtualAP on AP"; That's the first problem, my network runs with NV2 and virtual AP's are not possible in this case. It is no option to go to 802.11 because it will see my networks go bananas. So w...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

@wispwest; What outdoor housing do you use for these rb800's? I'd like to use them more too, but due their size I have to buy a complete cabinet just to house these. The rb4xx extended board series has plenty of outdoor boxes available. But just too small for rb800...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

simple question (maybe?); how to reach server?

My network was routed. Meaning client antenna connects to AP and from there sometime through several hops and even more routers/antennas (BH links) towards my border router. I used to setup dhcp-server in AP, so client antenna would get IP and with a srce-nat rule client could go online by using his...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

AC products starting to appear on Bulgarian distributors. Still they are 'coming soon' but getting closer now with expected dates to be available. https://www.interprojekt.com.pl/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=RBSXTG-5HPacD-SA+RBSXTG-5HPacD-SA+or+RBSXTG-5HPacD+or+netbox&?utm_source=mailing&utm...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?

HT- prefix is 802.11n specific WHT- prefix is 802.ac specific so neither is used since chains cannot be configured separately. it should be tx-chains and rx-chains. not sure why tdma-period-size does not work as that was not changed. Its not such a big thing, you can omit the 'tdma-period' part and...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?

yeah.. more work for tonight.... :(
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?

Ok, just found another one: /interface wireless set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] tdma-period-size=auto creates an error in a groove where it is accepted by an SXT without any problems. Both are already running 6.15 so both have fx package installed and enabled. For the groove I have to erase the "tdm...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3502

Re: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...

well, keep up with requesting this. Maybe in the end something will happen. So far nothing, and Venice is quit some time ago... :(
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

SXT ac does not have galvanic isolation and it supports only positive 48V. May be later we will add -48V support to some new products. As it is unnecessary in SXT -48V power supply is used only in bigger base point Also, this functionality has been greatly appreciated by 2-3 products: CRS with more...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help needed on line througput measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Help needed on line througput measurement

you didn't mention the hardware, but, having a 2011 I am able to get it to show 100mbps usage on ISP port with NAT and pppoe. I guess a massive donwload (ftp/http/bt) from ISP server could show your realistic maximum. is your CPU maxed out when you see the 85% load? does your traffic consist of sma...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Is there anything in the works for an NV2 equivalent of 802.11ac? hmm, Is it not? I don't know, haven seen an ac unit yet in real. But ROS 6.17 should be 'ac'-compatible. 6.17 on any other radio has NV2. Does your post mean the NV2 options are not available? Or do they just not work? Or is it inher...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Actually this whole "-" or "+" earth issue brings a whole line of weird issues to the surface now.. I am having one installation were my tower is actually at the same building as telcons mobile phone antenna systems. It's there for years now, and I have even longer my tower at the same site with all...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

SXT ac does not have galvanic isolation and it supports only positive 48V. May be later we will add -48V support to some new products. oeps, my post just crossed yours... But anyway, shouldn't it be mentioned now that these units can't be used in earthed situations together with -12 or -24V situati...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Seems you were not with cars for the time long enough to see the cars with positive pole on chassis. Anyway you are right. It is better to have all devices with the same grounding. galvanic isolation solves all problems If device has it then does not matter whether grounded is + or - Ok, but do we ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?

ros code

/interface wireless
set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] ht-rxchains=0,1 ht-txchains=0,1
Doesn't work. But you gave me a kick in the right direction..

the code for 6.15 is;
set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] tx-chains=0,1 rx-chains=0,1
I agree, the script language changes all the time..... :(
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

So, this IS IMPORTANT! Actually you are saying that in the case if MT routerboards and devices are not galvanic isolated from earth, and when with the new line of products with positive to ground becomes mixed with 'old' units that have negative to ground we are asking for problems in our installati...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help needed on line througput measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Help needed on line througput measurement

Ok, I have an issue with my fibre provider. Contract says "100Mb guaranteed" Max. speed I can produce, or when all clients are demanding much more traffic than the line can deliver (I see loads of packages been dropped in the Queue tree and I run long downloads to make sure line gets saturated for p...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HT Guard Interval
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

HT Guard Interval

If this is set to "auto"; how, or when, is ROS going for 'long' or the 'short' interval? I noticed that on some links manually setting to "long" drastically improved my CCQ on bad links. (at the cost of connection rate and thus raw throughput). Should "any" not be "auto" as in "ROS decides"? And if ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

setting of HT data in v.6.15 and higher?

Can anybody tell me how to set settings that in winbox are found under the "HT" tab but now in telnet?
I am making a script to set antennas in preparation mode for my networks, but can't find a script command that enable both (in future "three") chains enabled....
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Don't forget to look at these wishes; http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 78#p408078 :D
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Yes, the new 'SXT ac' still accepts (24V) PoE from Omnitik and RB750UP well, the question was more; "Do we see Omnitik and rb750up's coming that can actually work with 48V? I understood the new 'ac' units are backwards compatible with 24V. That's what the specs tell.... But now these new units are ...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

And yes, the ultimate box would have the output voltage selectable, PER port. Only than it could supply both old as new units (and camera's etc) so we don't have to replace the whole powersetup and hardware lines.... The old voltage range (9-30V) and the new one (15-60V) overlap. It should be possi...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

The new voltage range brings me also a new issue; What about rb750UP and Omnitiks? Do they support this new power? So here we still fall back on 24V usage? Are their any new rb750UP successors planned that can handle the 48V? And if MT is planning these, can we see any rb780UP's (8 ports, or even mo...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Maybe this will make us closer to 802.3af, 802.3at common support? :) SXT ac supports real 802.3af/at standard. In 2008 I accidentally ordered a box of 48v adapters. There collecting dust since..... now I can make use for them! :D On the other hand, I presume nowadays most CPE's come with their pow...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

15-60V is a better solution. If the RB will have galvanic isolation. Allowing you to connect the power-48V DC "-" +24 and -48V DC input is the ideal solution Can you explain this a bit better? "galvanic" isolation? "+"24 and "-"48 DC input ...etc? What do you mean. Each DC has + and - ? I don't und...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.16/v6.17
Replies: 187
Views: 46853

Re: v6.16/v6.17

Wow, after all my excitement abt the newsletter this puts me right back on earth.... ample hours after release of 6.16 it already has to be replaced by 6.17........ :( :( Lucky I just did upgrade may CCR to 6.15 so didn't immediately plan to go for .16... saved by the bell I guess.... A new employee...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac
Replies: 104
Views: 55039

Re: Newsletter 60: 802.11ac

Aaarrrggghhhh, I ditched my playboy to read this newsletter..... Finally, walhalla is getting closer... aaahhh, shit, where´s the tissue box.... :D :D :D oempfff, better than sex... what great news.... "winbox 3" That I ever would live to get my wishes heard... aaaahhhhhhhh
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 802.11ac product line is out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: New 802.11ac product line is out?

Now there is the first generation of .ac coming. The second will be much better ;-)).
What a wisdom! :) You must be around here for a while, like me! Haha. (But what a shame actually)

But yeah, it'll never stop I'll guess....
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 802.11ac product line is out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: New 802.11ac product line is out?

well, 'nice', depends..... I just ordered and paid (got shipping confirmation too!) for 3 months worth of installations the normal SXT line. If I would have known......... pfffff. I'd prefer to know what's ahead, as longs as its coming and not too far away. We operators in the field also need to pla...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 802.11ac product line is out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: New 802.11ac product line is out?

Really? I put the types in the search box of the forum and got nothing back. Searching on "802.11ac" brings me topics, only one of them relates to the same supplier that has a netbox with ac available. But the website has no trace, there is no newsletter relating to them, so I am surprised anyway to...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New 802.11ac product line is out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

New 802.11ac product line is out?

rbSXTG-5HPacD and SXTG-5HPacD-SA and NetBox5 - 802.11ac!!!

Why is there not a single trace in this forum and on the website, while my provider is awaiting orders??

Anybody with more info?
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless registration details
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: New wireless registration details - explanations please!

Ok, can anybody explain me why some CPE's show the 1S or 2S alternating? Even with good signal levels for both chains? I can understand that it means only 1 or two chains are connected. But with signal levels of around -55's for some, why should antenna work only with 1 chain at times, to go to 2 ch...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless registration details
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: New wireless registration details

I would like to know "1S" or "2S" (probably 1 or 2 chains. But I see 1S on SXT's that are are connected to a dual chain AP?)
"SGI" Could this be "Short Guard Interval" as opposed to the "Long-" or "Any Guard Interval"?

Always nice if new features are also mentioned in the manuals.... :(
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless registration details
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

New wireless registration details

Is there already some manual of explanation what these new wireless readings are in the new .fp package?
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 59
Replies: 35
Views: 14589

Re: Newsletter 59

I was not trying to make a statement, just sharing my experience. Yes I know, I wasn't criticising you. I should have used different wordings, like; "making remarks". I merely used your remark as example. But yes, you gave more info now which gives me more confidence indeed somethings improved. If ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Automatic disabling of radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Automatic disabling of radio

[please change the topic title with "wlan1 are automatically disabled after reboot"] I know this bug. And I'm able to duplicate it. This bug happen when power source is fluctuating near the bottom of voltage required to stay on the board, sometime when the voltage is very low the board is on but th...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Automatic disabling of radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Automatic disabling of radio

Hi there Wondering is someone else have had this issue. We have seen that at random, the radio will get disabled. I sent the tech out there, they can still login, and just enabled the board. It has happened intermittently about 20 times out of 2000 clients. Unfortunately, the techs normally first r...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short power cuts make routers reset!
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Re: Short power cuts make routers reset!

We never have problems with reset, we always use 24V UPS powersupply's
Good for you. But too expensive for home solutions... too complicated as well...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 59
Replies: 35
Views: 14589

Re: Newsletter 59

These last posts exactly show how statements on this forum should be taken. One says it improves, where the other (MT) states it can't be in that specific situation, and then another uses wordings like 'it seems'.. The only way to make a statement if something is really improved (or worsened) is by ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short power cuts make routers reset!
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Re: Short power cuts make routers reset!

Maybe just an correction of some bug in the OS would do the trick.... I mean, I never had such issues before, where the power cuts are an issue here for years already. It's only on the v.6.?? version, especial the last version 6.10 and higher, where I seem to have the problem developed. Just today h...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short power cuts make routers reset!
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Re: Short power cuts make routers reset!

I would make more sense for Mikrotik to give a option to install a tiny on board battery on routerboard, so when power cuts out the board shuts down gracefully, and this would be handy also for retaining logs and date + time settings? Yes! That would be an great idea! Just a cmos battery like in PC...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short power cuts make routers reset!
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Re: Short power cuts make routers reset!

UPS, hmmmm why did I not think about that... (now I'm sarcastic, sorry, bad day today.) No, even the cheapest UPS costs about the same as a lowest price CPE antenna. Meaning I am suddenly having to double the cost of install.... PER client. Nowaday with the low rates it already takes 6-8 months to e...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short power cuts make routers reset!
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Short power cuts make routers reset!

Since v6.xx but lately more with 6.13 we have several routers (usually SXT's or rb411's) that reset the wireless back to basic default after power cuts.... ONLY the wireless config. Everything else stays ok.... These power cuts are cuts that come-in in a very un-regular pattern, usually during rain/...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Wireless package
Replies: 53
Views: 27814

Re: New Wireless package

One other 'gothcha!' I found; If you made yourself a script to set units to a default setting, the wireless is indeed changed. So the wireless part of the script is full with errors and therefore not accepted. The wireless interface does not even get enabled. So if your routine was to load the scipt...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 59
Replies: 35
Views: 14589

Re: Newsletter 59

Due the lack of plain wording info; If you don't want CAPsMAN, but yes you do want the new wireless improvements; It is enough to just upload and/or enable the wireless-fp package? You can leave all your pre-wireless-fp radio settings as they are? Is it already working if loaded on the AP only? Is i...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Wireless package
Replies: 53
Views: 27814

Re: New Wireless package

Guys; you've been drifting a bit off topic with the bandwidth test. (Interesting though :) ) But, we are now at v6.15; how about sharing some real experiences of the new wireless-fp package? I am running NV2 everywhere, but indeed, some links could use some improvements in throughputs. I am at 6.13 ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6863

Re: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

Does anyone know of any proven 3x3 MIMO 5GHz antennas? Ideally for PtP links hit your search engine and find some on the market. But "proven", I presume that is to find out by yourself. Because the performance of any antenna system is a product of the used technology, spectrum, spectral circumstanc...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6863

Re: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

SFP to tower, no losses, no interference. High speed CPU for fast 3 chain links, the only other high power device for wireless is the RB800, and that is big and expensive. Or setup on tower with 3 single chain sector antennas in full sync! I've done so with dual chain, now you got one chain more, a...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6863

RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

Wauw! Finally! When can I order? :D

Waiting for this for long time.... Can't wait to test use it....


So, how long do we now have to wait for similar but a/c?
by WirelessRudy
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16268

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

@Basdno I still don't understand the plus of having virtual AP's? Well, one of the most obvius uses of VirtualAP is if you use a main ssid for all APs in your network for CPEs to connect to and need to connect a Repeater to a main AP(AP1) somewhere for better coverage in a particular area. With a la...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.14 released
Replies: 115
Views: 24827

Re: v6.14 released

Well, nice. But I'd rather wait a bit longer with updating my network to 6.14... I was just in the process of updating my network to 6.13, that seems to be pretty stable. I have some 85% done. But now with the new 6.14 I can't use the winbox /sys packages 'check For Updates' Download & Upgrade seque...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16268

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

Good idea "connect list" but what happens when you add extra AP's have you to login to each CPE and update the connect list? Well, if I setup new AP's usually that is for new CPE's. If there is to be an existing CPE that can can reach a new, better signal, AP, yes, I log in and change its setting. ...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16268

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

@basdno; Thanks for your message. Its well written. It's obvious everybody has its own approach in setting up a network. Many networks are also setup years ago while nowadays technology improvements (or 'off-track-developments' like some proprietary protocols might work out for some... :? ) would ac...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16268

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

@basdno; Explain me why VAP is so important to you? If you work with an all MT 802.11a/n network, I see no reason why to use VAP. If you work with a mixed brand (3rd party CPE's) 802.11a/n network, well, than NV2 can't be used anyway since its proprietary technology. If you work with an all MT 802.1...
by WirelessRudy
Thu May 22, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: The use of mac addresses?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: The use of mac addresses?

Well, you "wouldn't recommend to bridge together interfaces, and than apply VLANs on the bridge interface". Now I'm a bit confused. I have a router (rb1100AH but same happens somewhere else in a CCR) where several backhaul links are connected to an ethernet interface of this 1100AH. Previous my whol...
by WirelessRudy
Wed May 21, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The use of mac addresses?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

The use of mac addresses?

Bridges clone a mac address of a underlying interface. vlan interface get mac address similar to the real interface. virtual AP's get mac address similar to the real AP interface and sometimes last digit one higher. What is actually the best practise? I set often an admin mac in the bridge that is s...
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 09, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: G-bit port issues, MT not compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: G-bit port issues, MT not compatible?

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by WirelessRudy
Thu May 08, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: G-bit port issues, MT not compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

G-bit port issues, MT not compatible?

I seem to have problems to get Gigabit connections running. I am referring several routerboards that with gigabit interfaces (rb1000, rb1100AG, CCR, some SXT's with G-interfaces) Usually I crimp the cables myself, shielded, with shielded connectors. (I tend to buy the best the market can sell me bec...
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 02, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!

E2, E3 and E4 are in the bridge. Traffic from clients is transparently passed towards dhcp-server. Each vlan 'ends' in the dhcp-server where actually each independent vlan interface (all residing on the physicall interface connected to the 'big' box) has a .2 IP address and its own dhcp-server for t...
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!

attached drawing
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 02, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 515

vlan exit on bridge question - help needed!

One CCR with 3 interfaces in bridge. This bridge has rstp enabled and gets mac address of interface with the lowest mac. This bridge now actually transparently passes several vlan's from AP's towards concentrator (rb1000) that performs dhcp-server (and later PPoE server) Since the CCR has one other ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 02, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN "Default Client Tx Rate" not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN "Default Client Tx Rate" not working

ah.... eh yeah, true, partially I believe. AP can only steer client's TX if that client is MT client. But AP tx rate is MT AP itself, so that should be no problem?
by WirelessRudy
Fri May 02, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN "Default Client Tx Rate" not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN "Default Client Tx Rate" not working

Well, the option Default AP Tx Rate and Default Client Tx Rate is there. But not working. Not for main and not for virtual AP.
Why not?

I don't want to setup Queues ets in simple router that is located at low paying client. I just want to have a simple bandwidth limiting on the interface.
by WirelessRudy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: firewall filter 'drop' rule not working?
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

firewall filter 'drop' rule not working?

I have one CCR where traffic from client with local IP 172.25.10.5 enters router on interface that is part of a bridge. (Traffic comes in with vlan. This vlan has the def. gateway IP for the client's network. This vlan sits on a bridge interface. Bridge interface has several incoming physical (ether...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web server on mikrotik
Replies: 40
Views: 40304

Re: Web server on mikrotik

I was astonished for the harsh reply the initiator of this tread triggered (some years ago..) but found more recent others didn't find it such a weird question after all. Yes, if hotspot can serve a simple html page for login etc (=webserver functionality) why should that not possible by just storin...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: External web proxy setting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

Re: External web proxy setting?

To help return tcp traffic resolved, passed or cached to leave rb1000 from ether3 (the incoming port, so outgoing for return=internet traffic) I setup a route: /ip route add distance=1 gateway=10.50.50.1 add distance=1 dst-address=172.25.55.0/25 gateway=10.30.30.1 but the route becomes invalid.... S...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: External web proxy setting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

External web proxy setting?

I am trying to use an absolete rb1000 box with a 40Mb memory card in its slot. I have followed the several step to initiate the disk and force the port 80 traffic towards port 8080 etc. I have the box with two ports connected to a router 1100AH that serves as traffic collector for 80% of my network ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange DHCP server behaviour... v6.x
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Strange DHCP server behaviour... v6.x

routers running v6.10 One dhcp-client and the other router that is dhcp-server hands out an fixed IP address to the client. Existing situation for weeks, months or even year. Both routers have seen several updates of software or occurred power cycles before. Server-client situations have been normal...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??

Well, apart from the fact Dude slows my PC's down too much, you're still having a long list. My idea is that if I am to work on a segment of my network, instead of looking up the routers somewhere in a long list of winbox I'd like to group them in folders. And I can keep my main winbox list shorter....
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??

Thanks, that helped! And so easy... I could have found it myself... if I only new where to start. Thanks!
by WirelessRudy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Windows shortcut for winbox that opens routerboard??

I want to make shortcuts on my windows desktop to open certain routerboards. I know I can save IP's in winbox, but my list of network routers only (not the clients!) is growing too long. I want to make separate folders for separate parts of the network. So all router in that network are grouped in o...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: fcs error?????
Replies: 13
Views: 46867

Re: fcs error?????

well, checked that. Both ends are the same setting. So I don't know. Didn't happen anymore today. Lets see what happens tonight....
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fcs error?????
Replies: 13
Views: 46867

fcs error?????

fcs error scrndump.docx
What is this? My log shows "fcs error" on link attached to an interface... what the hell does it mean and where is it coming from?
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio card RX bandwidth?
Replies: 69
Views: 20233

Re: Radio card RX bandwidth?

hmm, I see now the QRT5 are not even on the website (anymore?).
So why are they proposing the antenna while its not even available yet?

(Maybe they are implementing the extra wishes n21roadie mentioned! :D )
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio card RX bandwidth?
Replies: 69
Views: 20233

Re: Radio card RX bandwidth?

There is a metal plate covering the backside of the unit, which works better than paint. I will keep adding to my wish list :) How about microwave foam absorber placed on the radio card side of metal plate to reduce internal signal reflections back onto the radiating elements, and option to mount i...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio card RX bandwidth?
Replies: 69
Views: 20233

Re: Radio card RX bandwidth?

And ...shielding paint... on the QRT5, if yes then a very good product. There is a metal plate covering the backside of the unit, which works better than paint. Well, the SXT is already; how long, 3 years? on the market. So us, MT die-hards had to do with the SXT to survive in a budget war with nan...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1km link no Line Of Sight
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: 1km link no Line Of Sight

Sorry; http://en.jirous.com/passive-relay/ Very interesting. Has anybody ever tried something like it? Not sure about the use as PTP but maybe for signal to a few customers Well, why not? It just depends on the signal strengths at both end points. If the signals are good enough, conn. rates are hig...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1km link no Line Of Sight
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: 1km link no Line Of Sight

Sorry; http://en.jirous.com/passive-relay/

Very interesting. Has anybody ever tried something like it?
by WirelessRudy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1km link no Line Of Sight
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: 1km link no Line Of Sight

Hi ... A cheap & fun test is a "passive refletor", if you have free access to the middle of the path. A pair of 25dBi grids, back to back by a short piece of cable at a small mast may be do the job. I did't took a look at the numbers but calculation goes more or less like this: AP = 23dBm AP Antenn...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLAN config help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: VLAN config help needed

What is now exactly your question? Your scheme looks ok and what you want done seems to be possible. I don't see the specific question though.... I'm running several vlans just to transport traffic to different AP's over a mixed bridged/routed network. Setting them right and 'tapping' them at differ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.11 released
Replies: 260
Views: 80409

Re: v6.11 released

After reading this lengthily tread several times I'll guess we can consider 6.10 to be the last stable version for now.... :? Glad I didn't use the auto upgrade function. My whole network (with almost every type of rb's, vlan's, dhcp servers (over vlan), bridged and static routes) runs .10 now, some...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

Unless I am totally incorrect, fiber ran along with the overhead electricity HT cables on pylons has been very successful. Well, that kind of fiber is nice for backhaul. Yes you can get it here in Spain. A bit pricy though. They don't follow market prices, but yes, I have had some qoutes... The iss...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

Rural not a market for big cable/fiber companies YES but there is a bigger problem on the horizon for all WISPS that is when Electricity companies cable in fiber which is attached to the AC power cables - then life of a WISP is over as every household has (well 99.9999999999999999% have!) electrici...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

Is that 8Mb for 12Euro50cent?, Is that unlimited, is there a fair usage policy, is streaming TV unlimited also. Basically that doesn't matter. Customers look only at two things; price and highest speed. And we all have the catch that the offered speeds are maximums.... On the other hand, no WISP ha...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

......................................... Mobile G4 is just been rolled out in Europe big scale, and comes with the promise like you can use it like you have cable/fibre.... so its running short within a year.... .... Can you explain ..."running short within a year..." Congestion. Its like a new mo...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

UBNT claims to reach this with better near channel rejection in the future, Cambium has the promise of GPS working now and MT has ... not been throwing sand in your eys with gimmicks that aren't what they promise.... Near channel rejection would be nice, I agree. More spectrum should be made availa...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

As our own aps are next to each other and our cpes are directed to our towers it is much more likely we suffer from selfinterference than from other parties radios. And gps is the solution to reduce selfinterference. Don't know. Self interference on your own tower should be avoided by carefull pick...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

Ubnt GPS sync is only good for auto act timing :) - when first come out idea was good and theoretically it should work but it doesn't - maybe it is UBnt fault they cant sort it out on loaded towers best ting to do is to invest in RF shields Long time ago I already argued on this forum that gps sync...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik
Replies: 75
Views: 60773

Re: Ubiquiti vs Mikrotik

I dont like UBNT due to the big difference between marketing and reality. They promise stuff they never get running. You cant give a cent on their words. That's the best line in this tread! I fully support this. Airfibre is a hoax. With any good antenna and routerboards I make better perfoming link...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

dfs needs some advanced radar detection and atpc has a wider regulation range. So using it with MT and correct setting it reduces power to a minimum. Well, put it this way; If tomorrow all Spanish Wisps would be forced to use their radios according regulations I'll bet 80% ceased by the end of the ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

RequisitosTecnicosLegalesAslan2013.pdf That's the whole document. Its done by an engineer of the official IT engineers college. They refer to some of the relative Spanish decrees. I think they know what they put down in a document to publish... I heard it before it was going to happen, but it looks...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

yep, new band extension and up to 4W! This is Spanish document, but I'll think it counts for the whole of Europe... Regarding the ac cards. The wisper was not about the power. The wisper was about some testing..... But yes, high power ac card, possibly even triple chain, would give you the option to...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

No word on 802.11ac :( If there would be shares I would sell it immediately. At the MUM I heard some, off the record.... We have to be patient, as usual.... Hopefully not too long. I could really use some of these. Now trying to get them somewhere else. But that´s hard to find. I won't settle for l...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vlan termination
Replies: 0
Views: 586

vlan termination

I have somewhere in my network a dhcp server. From that dhcp-server router runs a vlan over several nodes towards two units. These units now connect to different type of clients.... rbA is router somewhere down the line, vlan comes out of trunk (trunk vlan and its trunked vlans become visible on the...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

Found the problem. I always used "card rates" to set different power mode. If I'd use it... probably during the days I used routerboards with radio cards in them... But now I am using more and more the 9 series card with embedded radios. And hardly ever set an off set power mode. But I'll gues ROS i...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

No, you can do a scan, but a short one. Depending on the setting in the wireless config "Hw. Retries" part it takes some seconds before winbox considers a link is gone and shuts down. So, you can disconnect the link for some seconds and still have the winbox (or telnet, or telnet in the winbox) sess...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

You cant set country and antenna gain to reduce power to a sane level? I guess the signal is to hot. 〵 ? I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean? If my quest is answered by your question, you're right. I can't reduce antenna power. I have never experianced something like that in any router of m...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

Ok, today made a 2km P2P link between two SXT-G-5HPnd r2's. Well, I hope this is not a bad sign but the link has several problems. - signal is good, -47 to both ends - They have been ligned out very well - CCQ is around 20%! At best! - Tried to set the HT MCS value low to see if the ccq would improv...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward

Is big enough my WISP to be considered "mayor"? No. Sorry, big enough to be called mayor is at least 100K clients I would say. Many countries have big ISP's serving millions of clients. They serve a group of clients that might have an interest in buying a new wifi router in the shop. And this is th...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward

hmm, it would actually be interesting to know who buys these desktop routers. I have so far not seen any mayor big ISP seen putting MT anywere. Maybe some now try the high-end CCR's etc. but if it comes to big scale deployment of wifi routers thrown at the client all you see is Netgear, lynksys and ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correction
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correctio

"WirelessRudy" It's most important know what one are doing (implicit: ALSO with forum support) than to find all default value, right for one or any person. Another example: MRRU in 6.7 an previous version default value is disabled (NOT 512) but if you try to set the value, the system suggest 512. N...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correction
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correctio

In what version of RouterOS???? hw-fragmentation-threshold default value is disabled hw-protection-threshold default value is 0 If anyone touch advanced settings, be supposed to knows what he is doing, right? Yeah yeah. Well, news for you; first thing probably most first time buyers will do is see ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward

Too many question, one simple logical answer: 951Ui is simply 951U with "i". If you want personalize configuration, do it yourself. The default configuration, standard for all RB951 version, and other models, is only for a start. The WISP that seriously use any RB product, never are using default c...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

Beautifull towns for the wifes and good (and cheap!) If this should be the main point related to the circumstances where the next MuM will be made or organized, I will be sure that next one will be in Thailand, Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket. Not bad, not bad Rudy, you will not only think on o...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

Thanks for feedback, Rudy!
Another one; Sevilla, Madrid or Barcelona are nice too! Beuatifull towns for the wifes and good (and cheap!) transport at relative short traveltimes for Europe members.
When do we see a MUM in our region? :D
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21
Replies: 146
Views: 59414

Re: MUM Europe 2014 - Italy, Venice, February 20-21

Nick, nobody stops you from entering and leaving the conference room. The agenda plan is updated all the time, and is located next to the door. It would be impolite to stop the presenter mid-sentence, they are not professional speakers, they are regular users with no special presenting skills. Nobo...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Default setting of some routerboard series ackward
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Default setting of some routerboard series ackward

This remark refers to other routers as well but in particular the 951Ui has this setting which is very ackward imho. The default setting is ether1 = gateway port and ether2-master and 3-5 are slaves in the switch. But the PoE-out port is ether5! Why! What is the idea behind this? What is the expecta...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correction
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Wireless default protocol setting in ROS needs correction

In default ROS setting, wireless menu "advanced"; (In the 802.11 mode) there is still a default suggestion that is not right; The "Hw. Fragmentation Threshold" comes up with default value 256. This is wrong. It means that all packages bigger than 256bytes are broken down in such small packages. This...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

I learned gps sync is not good to use in some environments. If you have bad weather it actually hurts your network more than helping. I found that using full duplex links that use seperate frequencies work the best. Now I am talking about backhauls. I am not talking about PTMP. Interesting. Apart f...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 82734

Re: v6.10 released

WirelessRudy , as far as I know this console behaviour is present in all RouterOS version. CTRL+Backspace erases wrong symbol at login/password prompt. Well, not true imho. It started about half a year ago. Don't know what version I actually was using then, probalby 6.3 or 6.4 (that was a disaster ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 82734

Re: v6.10 released

WirelessRudy , as far as I know this console behaviour is present in all RouterOS version. CTRL+Backspace erases wrong symbol at login/password prompt. Well, not true imho. It started about half a year ago. Don't know what version I actually was using then, probalby 6.3 or 6.4 (that was a disaster ...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 82734

Re: v6.10 released

ahum, version 6.10 now already.... they must be speeding up their new release in front of a new season of mum's.... I actually noticed a small, only irritation causing, error in the latest 6.xx versions... I was hoping it would go away itself in newer releases but no... (well, I didn't test 6.10 yet...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

I learned gps sync is not good to use in some environments. If you have bad weather it actually hurts your network more than helping. I found that using full duplex links that use seperate frequencies work the best. Now I am talking about backhauls. I am not talking about PTMP. Interesting. Apart f...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PoE-out issue at rb750UP and OmniTik
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: PoE-out issue at rb750UP and OmniTik

Well, the power source imho does not have anything to do with it. I used either same type of psu or the standard supplied adapter. In both instances the issue happens... But apart for the rare occasion of rebooting all PoE ports or th erouter I use several of the 750's to satisfaction. Although I do...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

But you already see in the posts above, that this SXT HG does perform much better. So there are other improvements that work Well, by all means, and with all respect to 'ste', but his remark is the only that would point to some better performances. I'll guess I have to try myself to see if the impr...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

Well, he ho, if MT would come out with something like a rb750sync I wouldn't mind. But with some other improvements and wishes I vent on this forum re upgrade of the rb750UP and now putting sync also in it would probably outprice these boxes. Let alone that if we would have something like MT-only sy...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

Hard to bend physics. To have more than 20dbi, bigger size is needed, ... True. But a 'tube' shaped antenna would give the option to have a more tubular shield around the antenna print which if it is good designed could improve the gain more than a lousy 1dBi we see now. At the same time the sheild...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 7503

Re: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol

Look at this, is with other device but is still the same In dutch but follow the printscreens that i made http://www.wirelessinfo.be/index.php/mikrotik/pages/omnitikpp So, is there any market for MT in Belgium and Holland? I am Dutch from origin and know that both our countries are basically 100% c...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

So. although other methods might be available. In cost/quality nothing beats the time signal of a GPS sattelite. If only doing a local tower sync it would be a smarter Installation doing it together with Ethernet cabling. So you dont need GPS-Antenna. In most cases a local tower sync is enough for ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

Rudy, In addition to the different antenna, the HG also has Gigabit and the new CPU. There isn't another SXT with these features. You can either have SXT Lite with the new CPU but no Gigabit, or the now discontinued SXT G with the old CPU and Gigabit. Even ignoring the antenna, this SXT is better a...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 7503

Re: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol

Thank you for your reply can I ask you what is the highest throughput with nv2 that You have obtained and with which configuration? thanks Every link has needs its own settings. So it is hard to give examples. A good rule of thumb is the following; Take the highest stable connection rate the link c...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

maybe it is stupid question... why do we need a gps sync? What about some kind of sync over ethernet on the same place? What about sync over time (NTP) Is it really so hard to make it work? Lets say that it will be necesary just to set up place A, or place B on RB and common ntp server.... GPS work...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

I actually found another tread with a link to an open unit; http://www.cdr.pl/p2008,mikrotik-router%20...%20tdoor.html So, I see just 3 antenna micro prints one after the other. This creates only 1dBi extra gain? Very dissapointing. It explains imho why the beam is the same as the other SXT's. In fa...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT HG
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: SXT HG

Tested the new HG and found it quite useful. Noticed the improved antenna. Has a L4 license and GB/Ether. So it's a real upgrade to the SXT Lite5 and can be used as sector for small spots further away. @MikroTik What about the "special shielding" you did with the SXT SA? Not an issue with CPEs but ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 7503

Re: Best settings for NV2 wireless protocol

Good Day I configured my RB435g with RouterOs 6.9 and wireless NV2 protocol in my laboratory. The goal is obtain the highest Throughput. So I ask what are the best settings in NV2 protocol and what is the maximun Throughput can i get? currently i obtain 110 Mb/s in full duplex thank you Depending o...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3502

Re: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...

rb750up versus rb2011; cpu 400mHz vs 600mHz 0 - 1 chipset AR7241 vs AR9344-BC2A 0 - 1 ram 32Mb vs 64Mb 0 - 1 Ether 5x vs 5x 1 - 1 GigaE - vs 5x 0 - 1 PoE-out 4x vs 1x 2 - 1 Volt Mon yes vs no (?) 1 - 0 Price usd 60,- vs usd 99,- 2 - 1 So, 6 points for the 750 versus 7 for the 2011. Off course, some ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues
Replies: 67
Views: 21833

Re: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues

Small improvements are always necessary (if possible). And soldering poe-out is one of them. I wonder, why are there such rumours about poe-out devices when every device can be poe-out right from manufacturing. The ability to distribute power to other devices is good; the abilities to: turn power o...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3502

Re: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...

I would like to see poe ports on ccr and redundant power on ccr. One big router per site would make installations very clean. I agree on this. My central which connects to my backbone supplier has a CCR. But it is the only unit with 220V supply (through an UPS which sucks and is unreliable and very...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PoE-out issue at rb750UP and OmniTik
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

PoE-out issue at rb750UP and OmniTik

I have some instances where I needed to power cycle an attached unit to a PoE-out port (with power either on 'forced' or 'auto' mode) and in doing so the whole 750 or omnitik rebooted itself, or crashed (more rare). I even had a crash once when I just set the 'forced' mode into 'auto' and the unit r...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2 poe-in port SXT and other outdoor CPE units
Replies: 1
Views: 920

2 poe-in port SXT and other outdoor CPE units

Do we like the SXT's? Yeah, very much. But in the old days we could use two power inputs (for failover use when two power sources are used, one on the powerplug, one on the PoE-in port) on most CPE setups. Now we can't anymore. And about 50% of failures are power failures of power adapters. More adv...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3502

rb780UP! - Total power consumption, and more wishes...

Yes, thats what we want, a 750UP but with more ports. Most of my towers have more than 4 units so almost everywhere I have to use at least 2 rb750UPs. Would it not be nice to have an 8 PoE-out port unit as well? Off course the input port must be able to supply them all but that can't be a problem. I...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power metering?
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: Power metering?

I think the question is a good one. When using rb750UP in a tower running on batteries its nice to find out the total power usage of all attached units INCLUDING the 750 itsself. It would even better to have an avarage meter readin (say last 10 secs, like in the bandwitdh speedtest) or a graph. Now ...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB-912 outdoor
Replies: 55
Views: 15451

Re: RB-912 outdoor

Finally I've just received my RB-912 outdoor....... Ok, not bad for outdoor, but I'm very disappointed using it indoor: there would be a smaller case in the future for indoor use? So, if I understand well, you buy a unit in an outdoor casing, made for use outdoor, and than complain about its use in...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.9 released!
Replies: 223
Views: 79958

Re: 6.9 released!

What's new in 6.9 (2014-Jan-31 11:18): *) wireless - improved 11n and nv2 stability; So, what were these changes? Did many have problems with previous versions? I mean, wireless is very dynamic. Links are at times not as stable as other times and basically can always be improved. So its hard to tel...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: PoE-out long cable mode=short crashes winbox
Replies: 0
Views: 1459

PoE-out long cable mode=short crashes winbox

I have now 3 instances where either a omnitik-up or a rb750UPA is used to power some radio's (usually 1, 2 or 3 SXT units) and where either the power out started flapping on and off..... or a winbox sessing to the box made it crash..... Setting 'ether1-poe-in-long-cable=yes' mode made it work. But t...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?

Yes, I just extended the life of these last to ubnt remantents in my network. And only because I don't want to change these two into two SXT's in a hurry. I increased the mtu on the nanostation-loco's and the clients inmediately could browse back again. I also set one of the mt-cpe's back to 1500 (I...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?

hmm, very helpfull. So, I have one client that has a MT wifi router, and he has no problems to pass his traffic over the link. But other clients, all behind TP-link wifi routers, can't browse. I, from my end (central) can reach each of the MT devices without problem now after setting mtu on the MT's...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

mtu 1500 issue in mixed network?

I have several links running over all mt devices where vlan's are transporting the traffic from A to Z (With B,C etc. in between) All interfaces have mtu set at 1500 and all wireless links are nv2 802.11n I have only one link where one radio link is made by two ubnt nanostation-loco's. (Yeah well, t...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 102669

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

I'm shooting thru a high voltage powerline about 0.5 miles away, is it possible thats affecting it? Maybe the power on that line was turned off that time it got better? I wouldn't think so, but just a long shot. I'v links running straight through low, medium and high voltage power lines. Some at di...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: remote network access problem, pptp
Replies: 0
Views: 436

remote network access problem, pptp

I have a gw router connected to the internet. This gw router has at least 2 ethernet interfaces in a bridge. These interfaces connect to the rest of my client network(s). Like some unit with IP 10.10.10.4/24 IP on this gw router's LAN-bridge= 10.10.10.1/24 (example) I have a PPP secret setup for my ...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Out of memory condition was detected"???
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: "Out of memory condition was detected"???

Well, it just happened again. Meaning I was out of total internet connectivity! It took 20mins for the board to recover by itsefl (reboot). I now first setup a watchdog on this antenna so it should reboot faster in case it happens again. My backup link also was down, accidents never come alone.... A...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Out of memory condition was detected"???
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

"Out of memory condition was detected"???

rb912UAG-5HPnD just rebooted itself after this message? What is going on? This router is only performing as a bridge with the wireless and the ethernet interface. Not a single firewall rule, simple routing table. Not any other exotic protocol/configs around.... The router has an uptime of 37 days an...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions

I tried that. No result. I tried several different 'valid' ntp servers. We removed all 'drop' firewalls rules so ALL traffic should pass or leave router. But no matter what we tried, we don't see to be able to reach any ntp server anymore.... Clients using the sntp package show their ntp servers as ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions

What am I doing wrong? CCR = my internet gateway. /system ntp client> pr enabled: yes mode: unicast primary-ntp: 217.127.2.161 secondary-ntp: 94.125.129.7 dynamic-servers: status: started /system ntp server> pr enabled: yes broadcast: yes multicast: no manycast: yes broadcast-addresses: 10.10.xx.1 #...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

NTP drives me nuts again, now in 6.x versions

Had it all set up fine and working. First had one rb1000 with sntp that was syncd. Installed sntp package so it could be ntp server and it worked. Next day did an upgrade to a 6.x version, no more sync. removed ntp packate and after reboot the rb1000 got syncd with the same time servers. reboot agai...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: snooper tool - manual please!
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

snooper tool - manual please!

Has anybody any idea on what the 'snooper' tool in winbox is actually telling us? And what the different pictograms mean? If I snoop against my own network I see that snooper gives the same picto to either a cpe or an AP. But other units get another sign. Than I see some trapped level units. Does th...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100ah bypass ports - POE as backup power
Replies: 11
Views: 7343

Re: RB1100ah bypass ports - POE as backup power

This is amazing! Never knew this... This is a tread last used 2,5yrs ago and still this very, VERY usefull feature is still knowhere mentioned... 've been looking (and I'm not the only one) for all kind of external duplicate power sources to prevent downtime in case of grid failure (not so rare unde...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can´t reach bridged unit while I should?
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Can´t reach bridged unit while I should?

One link; Router A, connects via ether to router B, connects via wireless to router C that connects via ether to router D that connects to router E. From here more routers can be reached throug routing. A-E is mac level bridge. A=router; Ether = IP=10.50.51.1/29 B=bridge; Ether1+wlan1 in bridge, IP=...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 82941

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

WEll, I agree on the temp issue. Already noticed that both during a hot summer day in the sun (metal felt really warm-/hot in the hand) and running or in the middle of the cool night the temp always is around 35 degree celsius..... And yes, heating of the chip would explain why this so cold "industr...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reboot same as power cycle? Graphs lost after pwr cycle..
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: reboot same as power cycle? Graphs lost after pwr cycle.

/tool graphing interface
add interface=ether1-WAN
add interface=HS-vlan2000
/tool graphing queue
add
/tool graphing resource
add allow-address=10.10.10.0/24
And they all are gone after the reboot.... (CCR1016-12G running ROSv6.5 with firmware update.)
by WirelessRudy
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reboot same as power cycle? Graphs lost after pwr cycle..
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

reboot same as power cycle? Graphs lost after pwr cycle..

According changlog 6.4 the graphing is supposed to survive a reboot. Does this mean a 'warm' reboot (software) or also a 'hard' reboot (power cycle)? How and where is the graph info stored? Because a power cycle does not erase the config. Why does the graphs get lost? Any way of storing the graphs e...
by WirelessRudy
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 82941

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

it works great even when signal is about 100db. What is 100db? Anyway, they work great without traffic. The more traffic you put on, the sooner they loose the link. 20Mb of traffic runs for about half an hour and than the link collaps. 50Mb takes about 5 mins to make it collapse. Max. speed was abo...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why firmware + software upgrade not combined?
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Why firmware + software upgrade not combined?

Why can't we just upgrade the OS and at the same time the firmware in one go? Everytime when I upgrade I have to reboot the rb twice. First to install the new software package, 2nd for the firmware upgrade.. Why? Is there any reason? Everytime when people post issues on this forum or sent support re...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 82941

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Well, mine's are send back via my dealer to MT upon MT's own request: "probably hardware failure".

So I'll wait until I got something back and try again...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ros v6.2 - 6.4 errors/bugs need to be fixed
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: ros v6.2 - 6.4 errors/bugs need to be fixed

One other irritating bug introduced in v.6.x; When opening a telnet session in winbox, if you make an typo backspace can't be used to correct. Any key stroke after the first backspace keystroke creates weird caracters so in the end the session needs to be closed and started a new one (and than hope ...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ARP register entry changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: ARP register entry changed?

There are no bridges or wds involved. I know al these effects you prescribe in relation to bridges/wds etc. But that was not the case here. ONly the AP has 2 wlan interfaces in a bridge. But it was the mac of the CPE in the AP's arp table that was changed. ARP option is set to 'enabled' in all my ro...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ARP register entry changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: ARP register entry changed?

The mac entry in the ARP of the AP was changed in the last bit only. It was supposed to be the real mac address of the radio of the client. But like said, one digit changed. Not the same mac as one of the clients ethernet ports nor was there any bridge involved. By erasing the mac address entry in t...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ros v6.2 - 6.4 errors/bugs need to be fixed
Replies: 3
Views: 957

ros v6.2 - 6.4 errors/bugs need to be fixed

- winbox windows repeatedly need to open several times to get an editable window. (Full user rights). Sometimes it is needed to close the winbox session to open it again to get full edit option. Sometimes only some meny settings are not able to edit where others are. This counts for all routerboards...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ARP register entry changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

ARP register entry changed?

CPE associated to AP. Working for weeks. This morning suddenly no more IP-level contact (client called) Everything looked fine. But upon investigation why no more IP traffic, found the ARP list entry for this client has a different last digit than the wireless interface of client. (No bridge involve...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS cache issue surfacing again in V6.4?
Replies: 0
Views: 540

DNS cache issue surfacing again in V6.4?

Abandoned dns redirect to gateway to use my router as dns-cache years ago after many problems with google and memory. Now am using new CCR with v6.4 and upgraded firmware and decided to give dns cache a go again. Since all clients are basically given two 'open dns' dns server's address as primary an...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Torch' tool strange behavior.....?
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

'Torch' tool strange behavior.....?

Have one border router (CCR running v6.4 updated firmware) connected to the provider's internet router with ether1. If I run a torch tool on this ether1 interface I see all traffic passing this interface. If I now start a ping tool to a server on the internet, than this should be visible in the torc...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: POE upgrade for rb951Ui-2HnD?
Replies: 1
Views: 529

POE upgrade for rb951Ui-2HnD?

I have done several poe upgrades of Omnitiks and 750UI's etc. but this one seems to be different.
Or is it because it is running v.64 and already has latest poe firmware?

But I still can't see the power output, voltage, amps etc. on the ether5 port (The only poe-out.)

Any ideas?
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v5.25 or higher for TILE?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: ROS v5.25 or higher for TILE?

So I found out.

I had to do it this way:
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?p=387356#p387356
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to migrate simple queues v5.24 to v6.x???
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Re: How to migrate simple queues v5.24 to v6.x???

OK, Internet gateway 'old' = rb1000 v5.24 with 545 queues and passing traffic of clients... Queues exported to a file, loaded in text editor, stripped all interfaces. Disabled all general network queues suppose to 'catch' traffic from non-registered (they have no queue) and and loaded this bit by bi...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v5.25 or higher for TILE?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

ROS v5.25 or higher for TILE?

I have a CCR that I want to use. I have one rb1000 with 500 simple queues that runs 5.24. To translate these into v6.x I have to upgrade rb1000 to v.6.x. Simple queues than stop working. I have to export, load in text program, change or remove interface target, load the rules again, see if they work...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to migrate simple queues v5.24 to v6.x???
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Re: How to migrate simple queues v5.24 to v6.x???

Anybody have a v5.24 (or 5.25/5.26) TILE version of ROS?
I can't find it on the website...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN, how to pass through ethernet bridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: VLAN, how to pass through ethernet bridge?

Well, I've been reading that before. Still some questions I have: Using vlans would make traffic separation possible and limit broadcast of clients spread all over the network. Presently I have a routed network. Meaning that each (I have 28 in a small region) AP has its own /24, /25, /26, /27 or /28...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Several bugs in Winbox on ROS6.4
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Several bugs in Winbox on ROS6.4

Apart from serveral that windows have the need to open - close and reopen to make it editable I also see some windows were I cannot past information not even several openings. In the mail tool window I cannot paste new info. In the system watchdog I cannot edit fields. reverting back to 6.3 solves p...
by WirelessRudy
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN, how to pass through ethernet bridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

VLAN, how to pass through ethernet bridge?

Manual is not completely clear to me so here's some questions for any vlan expert... "VLAN successflly passes through regular Ethernet bridges." So, if a router has an ethernet bridge enabled over ether1 & ether2, and the vlan travels over this bridge, it doesn't need a vlan interface to be mentione...
by WirelessRudy
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?

The Router eats up two publics... One on WAN and Another on LAN... Then the remainder go to the clients with the LAN side IP as gateway. MAKE SURE Masquerade is OFF for these. Now due to the loss of two address on the router and the forced subnet division, this is the downside of this method. Now i...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?

Okay you have three options. 1. 1 to 1 Nat : Assign ALL public addresses being used to the WAN interface. Then use NAT to control what privates use those public. OR 2. Directly assign the Public Addresses : Assign one public to the WAN interface and subnet out the rest of your /24 to your devices. ...
by WirelessRudy
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan: (Dis-)advantage Q-in-Q?
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Vlan: (Dis-)advantage Q-in-Q?

3 routers, A-B-C. A is internet gateway, B is some link, C is distributing router to many AP's B has its interfaces bridged I want to separate several data streams depening on source AP (somewhere behind router D,E or even further away.) I was setting up vlan100 (ID=100) on both the connected interf...
by WirelessRudy
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?

I'm only not sure how option 2 relates to security (public IP's on my LAN!) and how to set up the internet gateway router. Does I have to make it a bridged gateway router? And set up all firewall rules on the bridge? Since the rest was answered I will try to answer this question. Firewall Filter (I...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?

Longer answer : you can NAT to any IP address, and to multiple address on the same router. The only case where the public IP has to be explicitly assigned to the "outside" interface is if you use the action "masquerade", but there's no law says you have to do that. I think you are confusing some re...
by WirelessRudy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: srce-nat local to public, IP on WAN interface?

Ok, thanks for the answers Indeed we are building now our PPoE server. And with vlan's I make sure all AP networks are in the same /24 domain. (In the concentrator where all vlans to AP's start I will bridge these together and set the PPoE server on this bridge? The other end of the vlan is on the w...
by WirelessRudy
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber
Replies: 124
Views: 30067

Re: Mikrotik GPS Sync just like Airfiber

I had some time I thought I'd like ubnt products. But the more you work with it, the more you find it is limited and not performing to it`s promises. Just a simple example; All ubnt devices have http access built in or some 'nobody really knows how it works' telnet. But if you have to work on a netw...