Firstly, I picked up a CCNA in the US Army and I became intimately familiar with routing working on custom networks (wans/lans) there. This box has me plucking more grey hairs than I'd like and I've become very aggravated with the box.
First of all, I'm using Time Warner Cable (Spectrum) and it is a residential account (no static IP) using a Technicolor Cable Modem.
The first problem I have is it seems mundane configuration updates seems to cause the device to completely forget it's IP address, meaning I either reset or go to the console.
Secondly, as I tried connecting this device to the Technicolor Cable Modem (bridged) acting as a router for my LAN, I couldn't, for the life of me, get the Mikrotik router to pick up a new IP through the DHCP client. I followed all the guides, I was very careful that I did clone the MAC on eth1 and even tried both the manual setup and the scripted setup.
I finally gave up with that and set the router to a 10.0.0.0/24 network and DMZ'ed 10.0.0.2 (MikroTik WAN). Working fine, all nodes respond well to ping, I can access the internet, all that good jazz. The only problem: When I run a speed test, I can only get 30Mbps, however, if I plug directly into the cable modem I get 360Mbps.
So, firstly, if someone could give me a hint to what in the world is causing the router to forget it's IP on config updates (even when you just power-cycle a port), I would be indebted to you.
Secondly, if someone could tell me what the super-secret combination is to get this thing to work with a TWC bridged modem, I'd also be indebted to you.
But if all of that fails, could someone please tell me what, in this device is limiting my IP traffic to just 30mbps?