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Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:41 pm

Hi,

I wonder if anyone on the forum offers consultancy/help for home users trying to get to grips with their RouterOS device? Kind of like a ride-share scheme - quick help to get where you want to go without a big fee.

I love routeros but I don't have the time or patience to learn everything about it. If you can help I would like to do some or all of the following:
  • Setup an end-point VPN for my iPhone, Android and PCs to connect to my network externally. Optionally, allowing VPN but not for internal access - only to dial back into the UK internet. I've tried this several times and never got it to work properly.
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    General setup and housekeeping check
    Sending certain traffic down selected VPN routes, e.g., directing Hulu traffic to a US VPN.
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:15 pm

I'd rather manage rats than software. Follow my advice at your own risk! (Sob & mkx forced me to write that!)
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:21 pm

Anav, that's the list of professional taxi drivers which charge starting fee, by minute, by mile and by coffee. OP is after friendly uber drivers who will do everything for a beer. Yup, that's you.
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:44 pm

Anav, that's the list of professional taxi drivers which charge starting fee, by minute, by mile and by coffee. OP is after friendly uber drivers who will do everything for a beer. Yup, that's you.
Yes, but if he wants to get to his destination before a vaccine for covid is released the OP should really get your advice - price: A bottle of good Canadian Rye Whiskey.
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:35 am

In other words, OP is asking for a normal help, which all 3 of us provide here on regular basis for free.. (at least I didn't get paid yet)

@dazzaling69: don't make a big deal out of it. Just ask for specific things because nobody will give you a full-blown lecture on all networking stuff. If you have a clearly defined target and you tried to get there using online manuals and you failed... just describe it the best way possible, explain what you want to do, what you did, what did not work etc... and someone may offer an advice. It is kinda common around here :)
 
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:27 pm

(at least I didn't get paid yet)
I almost got paid once ... a spanish guy was so thankfull for my advice he wanted to pay me. He was mentioning paypal which I don't use, so instead he made a donation to MSF.
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:22 pm

Thank you for the replies to my question.

The problem I find with written advice is that, no matter how clear, it always seems to fall down in a way that I can't troubleshoot or fix. VPN access frustrates the hell out of me! I was wondering whether I could allow someone access to my network (through windows remote help, for example) to dive into the router and a) get it working and b) teach me what you've done.

That was my thought. If there is anyone who could help in that way let me know.

Alternatively, if there is some written advice about how to do any of the things I'm trying to do can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:14 pm

I could allow someone access to my network (through windows remote help, for example) to dive into the router and a) get it working and b) teach me what you've done.
Don't do that ever!!! Please...

You have quit heavy/varying needs and what you need is not a UBER driver but a personal chauffeur :-) (aka: full time admin)
Your requirements...:
Setup an end-point VPN for my iPhone, Android and PCs to connect to my network externally.
indeed this is not the simplest thing to do, but also not impossible. I would say if you don't be able to set this up, you won;t understand
what I guy is doing to your router and home PC, and that is REALLY dangerous...
Optionally, allowing VPN but not for internal access - only to dial back into the UK internet. I've tried this several times and never got it to work properly.
This can be achieved with any VPN provider and no Mtik device needed. Just intall Cyberghost or NordVPN on your phone and select country you want...
Enable ipv6
Most people don't want IPV6 at home (my case), why do you need/want this?
General setup and housekeeping check

This is simple and forum can help you. If you use default Firewall most things are good!
Sending certain traffic down selected VPN routes, e.g., directing Hulu traffic to a US VPN.
This again is nothing simple. traffic changes, IP addresses, DNS names do change as well (its all the cloud).
You can have this set up once by a person and it might work, but you might find soon it won;t work anymore.
or the method you use is no more the right solution. (example: sent all traffic from that PC to the US, but now you want to print to your local network printer)
So for sure soon you will need to change something...
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If you really need all this maybe best is you do a training like MTCNA. Then you know what you do, and you can in the future admin your network.
In your above lines, there are tons of decisions to be taken and various approaches can make this happen.

If you are serious about this, there is no way around paying a "real driver" or learning it yourself.
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Re: Home User RouterOS Consultancy - Uber for MikroTik

Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:40 pm

I get the security issue. I understand enough to know how things basically work, but I'd like some live tuition while helping me fix things. By giving access via, .e.g., zoom, I'd be able to make the changes myself whilst someone is watching. This is therefore safe - no direct access needed - and would really help with the tricky business of setting up VPNs.

Anyone able to help?

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