Maybe because you're missing some networking basics? i think the MT wiki is usually quite helpful when it comes to routerOS specific things. but you need to know the networking principles. MT wiki is not the right place to learn how for example ospf or bgp works in principle that is something you need to learn somewhere else.Do you have any good guides you would recommend that pertain to MT? The MT wikis have never been easy to follow for me.
Are you using public IP segments for your internal network? First thing I'd do would be recovering those, use private ips for private transit...My network is subnetted pretty heavily with 17 different routers via OSPF that all go out to the internet via 1 central router . Each client gets their own public IP, but subnetting has cost me a lot of IP space
A pppoe concentrator is also something you can do at a central place. but you have some overhead.In such cases many providers use PPPoE to bring the traffic to the customer, so they don't need to waste IPs
on small subnets. When using PPPoE to connect 250 customers to a /24 network, each customer needs only
a single IP in that network (and the router on your side obviously needs one).
I would not do that as you would have lots of stars in your traceroutesIt is also possible to use private addresses inside your network and route the customer subnets over that, so
you don't waste public IPs for the router on customers that want a /29 or /28 to be routed to them.
Not exactly..The only issue is at that point many customers become triple natted, once by the 1 to 1 nat, second from their subscriber module, and a third at their wireless router which most people have these days.
PPPoE over VPLSSo I'm wondering this, would it be possible to assign all my customers private IP's and when they hit the Internet facing router NAT them to a public address? This would allow me to keep all my public IP's in 1 place without losing anything to a subnet.
That would be also my preferred setup up. You have some bytes overhead on the on hand but with VPLS/MPLS you need less cpu power on your other devices. MPLS was always fastpath.