This new version rc9 is very unstable. Worse than rc6 I tried up to now... Up to an extend I don't even use it anymore... back to old winbox loader (and miss the very useful improvement that ARE made...)
Many times when I want to open a router by its IP it just flash opens to close immediately. Sometimes I have to try several times. Old winbox loader opens without any problems. And if I enable "open winbox in new window" checkbox on a full desktop after a while I have many of these open. Also when you have many sessions running but due some failure connectivity is lost to all they all open a new winbox loader window after reconnecting the closed sessions. I end up with many open winbox loaders on my desktop. Have now to close the ones not in use.
Many times when I click on a setting inside an open winbox session it makes the hole winbox session to close. Open the session again and it works. But this happen so often that is really becomes an irritation.
We have it on several types of routers, on different PC's (all Win8).
One other issue still not solved; When a router disconnects for whatever reason, after a while the 'dead' winbox session also closes. Very inconvenient. Many times when trouble shooting you need to see what the settings in a router were...
Example: When running a wireless scan in a remote (wireless connected) router you can run the scan by running it in the terminal window of the winbox session of that router.
Sometimes links to remote router are very unstable and thus connect regularly or only a 2 or 3 sec scan will make the session survive.
But as long as I can see the result in the terminal I at least can see what the result is.
Now, many times the router closes the session after a second and I loose all the info. It hardly give me enough time to read the outcome. In the old winbox loader this doesn't happen. First is doesn't loose the connection that easy, and when it does at least the window stays open. Move the "winbox session is closed" notification and you can still read all the data.
Now I developed a routine of immediately creating a screendump before the window is lost again. At least I can still read it. And at the end of a day of hard work I have to clean my dropbox screendump archive since its full of screen dumps made that day!
Sorry, but I really can't see the improvement in this......
Another, minor but irritating issue; When you have several winbox sessions open and you are in the process in opening a new one (typing a new IP for instance in the loader) while at that same moment one of the open session is closed, it 'steals' the active window and suddenly you are typing in another loader session than you think you are. But since this is a closed session waiting to be opened again it won't respond you what you typed and you are all getting messed up.
Very irritating behaviour.
This winbox 'tool' is supposed to be a tool to use in troubleshooting networks. Now it seems I am more engaged in troubleshooting the tool itself. ........
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Rudy R. Puister
WISP operator based on MT routerboard & ROS.