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by mkx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to add missing firmware for devices in RouterOS?
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Is it possible to add missing firmware for devices in RouterOS?

Mikrotik seemingly decided at some point that they don't want to play whack-a-mole with users throwing together random pieces of hardware and stopped development of x86 ... in favour of CHR. Indeed VM layer takes a toll (some CPU cycles and some features), but provides hardware abstraction layer mak...
by mkx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting two Hex POE or S via fiber
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Connecting two Hex POE or S via fiber

In one of your previous posts you mentioned that you didn't add static routes to the main routers yet. Traceroute shows that the static route exists on your side, what about the neighbours side? If neighbours main router doesn't have static route yet, it is logical that traceroute can't work beyond ...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP reservation in or out of Pool/Scope?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: DHCP reservation in or out of Pool/Scope?

On most sites I run internal DNS (on separate small server) ... so when I set static DHCP lease, I also add (by hand) that device to DNS system.
This you can do on the MT Router itself. No need for an external server.
I know ... and that's not the point.
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Mangle situation - Download fighting Upload [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Strange Mangle situation - Download fighting Upload [SOLVED]

Isn't connection considered one as a whole regardless the direction of packet flow? Meaning that any connection initiated from LAN will be marked as upload because initial packet will be flowing from LAN towards WAN. Likewise connections initiated by some internet hosts will be marked as downlink. T...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting two Hex POE or S via fiber
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Connecting two Hex POE or S via fiber

You should not add sfp interfaces to bridges ... traffic between LAN and neighbour's hEX should be routed, not bridged. Be careful about firewalls and connection tracking on main routers. After you add static routes towards neighbour's LAN to your main router (using hEX as gateway) you'll have a rou...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Compatibility with existing system
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Compatibility with existing system

which means simultaneous use of two different LTE cells operating in different frequency bands A technical artifice, waiting for the 5G as it seems! Not waiting for the 5G at all. Most newer LTE device chipsets support CA with at least 3 bands (even 5 is not extraordinary). Some devices support 4x4...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: magic box for join camcorders network
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: magic box for join camcorders network

You're right, for your use case mAP lite is just as good as mAP. Looking at specifications, mAP lite should have wireless signal better by 0.3 dB (neglectable). I guess that mAP is more expensive because it's got one more ethernet port with PoE pass-through. It also features barrel-type power input ...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cAP lite - POE (passive or 802.3af/at)
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: cAP lite - POE (passive or 802.3af/at)

From the wikipedia article:
A PD indicates that it is standards-compliant by placing a 25 kΩ resistor between the powered pairs.

Resistors, being symmetrical passive elements, don't care about cross-over cables ... power polarity, however, does.
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Compatibility with existing system
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Compatibility with existing system

This model (even if discontinued) could it be working fine with 4G/4G+?. This device is a 4G device, although it only supports 2 LTE bands - B3 1800 MHz and B7 2600 MHz FDD. I wouldn't buy this device unless your MNO of choice only uses these two bands to provide LTE in your area. Note: none Mikrot...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless problems with Android and iOS phones
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Wireless problems with Android and iOS phones

One setting that might cause troubles: on RB3011 move LAN IP from "ether2 empty" to bridge1 ...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: magic box for join camcorders network
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: magic box for join camcorders network

This could work if the main problem is really lack of WiFi signal from camcorders. You just have to check if the wireless connection between AP and camcorder is stable when they are "glued together" ... it could happen that one (or both) gets upset because of too high signal from the other party. mA...
by mkx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP reservation in or out of Pool/Scope?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: DHCP reservation in or out of Pool/Scope?

My SOP is to move static leases out of pool range, which then effectively acts as address pool for (yet) unknown devices. Additional benefit is that I can tell if device is known to me from its IP address. On most sites I run internal DNS (on separate small server) ... so when I set static DHCP leas...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: magic box for join camcorders network
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: magic box for join camcorders network

I don't think there's a simple device that can simultaneously connect to more than one WiFi network (that's more than one AP). The solution would be to construct a device with 3 wireless devices that can each connect to own AP/camcorder and then use device's CPU to allow you to connect to all camcor...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Compatibility with existing system
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Compatibility with existing system

There are two current LHG LTE variants available (LHG LTE kit and LHG 4G kit), they are mostly different in the list of LTE bands supported. Both are standard 802.3af/at PoE compliant. They both support the "proprietary passive PoE", such PoE injector is included ... hence no need for PoE switch if ...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBLHGR success story
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: RBLHGR success story

Very incredible speed! I'm thinking that if LHG could has gigabit ethernet, you can get a little bit more. Ping times (and specially ping jitter) indicate that there's other activity on the same LTE cell and it's questionable if OP could really get higher speed ... at least not during same day time...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cAP lite - POE (passive or 802.3af/at)
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: cAP lite - POE (passive or 802.3af/at)

Indeed support for 802.3af/at seems like a small magic in Routerboard devices. Even official compatibility matrix shows need for crossed cables with some RB devices, including cAP lite. The table actually suggests (based on columns 2 and 3) that some RB devices are picky about polarity (and not all ...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to create PPPoE server
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: How to create PPPoE server

I guess the same way as PPPoE client with dynamic IP address ... ISP should assign same IP address every time this particular client connects. Similar to static DHCP lease (from clients point of view it's dynamic but gets same setup every time making it effectively static).
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Join domain problem between two bridges [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Join domain problem between two bridges [SOLVED]

There are two things which look suspicious to me: On RB4011, you have /interface bridge settings set use-ip-firewall=yes . That isn't necessarily wrong, but you want to check the /ip firewall settings if there are some rules which might interfere with intra-LAN traffic. While there are good reasons ...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS not working
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: DNS not working

Post output of /export hide-sensitive so we can check ...
by mkx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]

@jmginer: topic outcomes like this make contributing to this forum specially worthwhile.
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic routing between isolated bridges/subnets
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Traffic routing between isolated bridges/subnets

What is concept to have routing between isolated subnets? Routing? Advanced FW rules? The concept is that RB (and most of other routers as well) basically does two distinct tasks: forwarding packets between its L3 interfaces (i.e. the ones with IP address configured) preventing packets from passing...
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hard wire extender/coud router switch to increase wireless coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Hard wire extender/coud router switch to increase wireless coverage

I guess some of it could be done by selecting correct QuickSet profile. I'm not acquainted to those, so I'll describe a bit harder way: Download and install utility called winbox on your computer. It's a windows app, but works fine on linux and OS-X under wine as well connect to your AP through one ...
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]

No PM on this forum. So kindly pass the offered gift to a charity of your choice, thank you.
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with Netinstall
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Problems with Netinstall

This is user forum. Support is at support@mikrotik.com ...
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN low net speed
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN low net speed

Post output of command /export hide-sensitive inside [ code] environment ... redact public IP address if any. I have run the command what you suggested. I got a log0.txt file. That's a very weird outcome of running the command I wrote. So far it every time (even for other members of this forum) pro...
by mkx
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]

Your firewall filter list is a huge haystack and, honestly, I don't have a will to look for the pin in it. If PCs can receive IP settings from CCR's DHCP server, then basic VLAN is done correctly. One check to perform: can you ping router from any of those VLANed PCs? I'm not sure if the outcome rea...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hard wire extender/coud router switch to increase wireless coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Hard wire extender/coud router switch to increase wireless coverage

Hard-wire another access point (any wireless routerboard will do, just configure it as AP bridging wireless with ethernet ... without routing/firewalling/nating) and configure it with identical security profile. Devices will then more or less seamlessly roam between both APs. You can even choose a d...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik ppoe without nat /24 block
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: mikrotik ppoe without nat /24 block

I have no experience running PPPoE server, so some conceptual mumbling below ... What you could probably do is something like this: Assign 45.x.y.2 to ether1 in a point to point manner: /ip address add address=42.x.y.2/32 network=42.x.y.1 interface=ether1 (network address is address of your gateway)...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]

Manual says that only single bridge can be HW offloaded ... so you better stick to single bridge and use whatever means available to partition switch (either use VLANs with access ports or port isolation ... the later being switch chip feature which brings you back to a mix of bridge and HW setup)
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Fix my mess please.
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Fix my mess please.

Never use an interface as gateway, always an IP address. What's wrong with using interface as gateway if interface is a point-to-point type of interface? Works for non broadcast technologies like x.25, Frame relay. Works for any PtP link, such as IPIP or PPPoE: /ip address print Flags: X - disabled...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN low net speed
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN low net speed

Post output of command /export hide-sensitive inside [ code] environment ... redact public IP address if any.
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAPlite as wifi to ethernet adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: mAPlite as wifi to ethernet adapter

Wifi is not made for bridging wired parts of LAN transparent in L2 sense. Vendors introduced incompatible solutions and later came WDS (which itself is a small mess). So it is important to know how both wireless devices are configured - you mentioned mAP lite, but not the other end of wireless conne...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

Good to know mkx, are the automatic fuses common in apartment building and the like? In vicinity of where I live (like 1000 km radius) automatic fuses somehow became standard for new wirings (either new buildings or adapted old flats/buildings). Only old people (like my parents who actually need po...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Fix my mess please.
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Fix my mess please.

For some reason, i cant ping from my PC which is connected to router A either 2 to anything, It gets the IP adress which is 10.10.11.200 and gateway is 10.10.11.1 but from CMD i cant ping neither its own gateway ... This problem most probably doesn't have anything to do with ipip. Look for misconfi...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Fix my mess please.
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Fix my mess please.

Never use an interface as gateway, always an IP address.

What's wrong with using interface as gateway if interface is a point-to-point type of interface?
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Switch VLANs Very High CPU [SOLVED]

Your latest config mixes bridge vlan concept and HW based concept. The last setting (/interface ethernet switch rule) can probably be replaced by
/interface bridge port
set [ find name=sfp-sfpplus1-DECIX-IN ] pvid=10
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Join domain problem between two bridges [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Join domain problem between two bridges [SOLVED]

Post output of /interface export from both devices.
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

2. Mesh WiFi - works well. Mesh WiFi works well when wireless signal can spread quite freely. Which is not the case inside buildings with concrete (inner) walls. In that case the only solution is wires ... either (preferably) UTP or power line. Or fibre optics :wink: Power line has problem passing ...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is CCR CPUs Physical Cores or threads?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Is CCR CPUs Physical Cores or threads?

And one of the CPU cores are 95% usage all the time, while the others are around 0 to 20% used. Use /tool profile cpu=N (replace "N" with index of loaded CPU) to check what kind of process is hogging that CPU. Usual traffic should load all CPUs more or less evenly, it shouldn't persistently hog one...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Guest network no internet access
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Guest network no internet access

For starters, post export of /export hide-sensitive (redact any public IP address) inside code environment (the [] icon above editing window) from Mikrotik router and describe in detail the setup on R8500 ... is it running as router/AP or ...? Post some configuration screenshots (LAN/WAN sections) i...
by mkx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Providing Internet access to VLANs
Replies: 21
Views: 927

Re: Providing Internet access to VLANs

Firewall rules are very restrictive for the traffic originating from VLAN networks. I'd allow the following (in addition to what you already have): /ip firewall filter # put next few rules before current rule "add action=drop chain=input comment="defconf: drop all not coming from LAN" in-interface-l...
by mkx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: More info about mUPS
Replies: 53
Views: 8314

Re: More info about mUPS

I have another question related to the brochure: it says 1A out on PoE. It says nothing about charging the battery. The brochure has "Specifications" table on the top of second page. Pennultimate row reads "Battery charging current 1 A max" (and ultimate row mentions PoE out max current). Does it d...
by mkx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]

Actually ... the basic bridge functionality did not change with ROS 6.41 ... previously it was not needed for pure ethernet switching (if device had switch chip) and did not have any VLAN awareness. On CCRs one had to use bridge to create an L2 domain just the way it can be done with modern ROS. So ...
by mkx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with VLAN in my network
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Need help with VLAN in my network

There are a few places to check: Is the procurve configured properly? The access ports for PC1 and PC2 and trunk port towards Mikrotik. if the router1 configured properly to route between VLANs? In linux it's fairly easy to configure VLANs. If physical port is eth0, you configure VLAN=10 on it simpl...
by mkx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Inter Vlan communication and inter network communication issue [SOLVED]

Upgrade from 6.24 to 6.44 shouldn't break your config ... major changes were on bridge implementation and you're not using bridge ... at least not in the config code shown. In general communication between VLANs should go via L3 (IP routing). It could go via L2 (ethernet switching) but this defeats ...
by mkx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLAN Trunk and Access Ports on Same Device
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: VLAN Trunk and Access Ports on Same Device

I recommend you to read through this tutorial. Then come back with some concrete questions.
by mkx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance
Replies: 46
Views: 4273

Re: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance

You understand right. The missing puzzle is that the cap datapath is a tunnel (never checked, but might even be encrypted one) which multiplies amount of CPU cycles spent to pass it further. Even if a device doesn't pump up CPU usage to 100%, this does add some delay which almost always translates t...
by mkx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance
Replies: 46
Views: 4273

Re: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance

does this count if we have a heavy duty ros hardware?
I never tested the difference myself ... but from other people's observations it hits cAPs as well. Beefy capsman HW makes things a tad easier, at least in DL direction.
by mkx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: More info about mUPS
Replies: 53
Views: 8314

Re: More info about mUPS

Brochure says max battery charging current is 1A ... so it'll take ages to charge that "massive" 18Ah battery when fully discharged even if power adapter used is powerful enough.
Other than that, 18Ah battery should be fine.
by mkx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

@anav: we're on Mikrotik forum and @ingdaka was suggesting Mikrotik's state-of-art gear. Indeed he could have mentioned that other devices exist which might perform better.
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