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Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:54 pm
by O1DMBFan
Hello and thank you for taking the time,

I've got a BaseBox5 running v6.41.1 with 22 clients. Their radio-names vary in length based on client however on the AP each registration's radio-name is only showing 16 characters and cuts the rest of the string off. I have other mipsbe architecture type boards running v6.41.1 that do not have this problem and show 25+ characters for radio-names in the registration table. Anyone have any idea what may be causing this cut-off?

Thanks,

O1DMBFan

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:14 pm
by mrz
If you are talking about terminal then terminal size can influence how wide are columns.

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:32 pm
by O1DMBFan
Thanks for your reply,
I'm using WinBox v3.11 and seeing this issue under Wireless>Registration Table Tab.

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:36 pm
by mrz
Adjust the column size in registration table window.

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:56 pm
by O1DMBFan
Thanks for the reply,
I wish it was that simple. See attached:
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Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:38 pm
by chechito
try ip neighbor

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:42 pm
by chechito
network devices names are meant to be brief

networking devices are not the place to storage all you client information use ms-excel or a software to do that

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:56 pm
by O1DMBFan
network devices names are meant to be brief

networking devices are not the place to storage all you client information use ms-excel or a software to do that
Radio names are meant to store whatever we want. Let's not discuss "what to store in radio-names" but instead discuss what may be causing RouterOS to not display this information.

I have hundreds of AP's that display "long" CPE names properly, we use that information to auto-script many different functions. As stated before, all other routers are capable of displaying 25+ characters. Any insight on why it's not being displayed properly would be very much appreciated. I'm not looking for "tips" on what to store in the radio-name.

FYI - Here's an example of what the CPE Radio Name is set to:
^BCarpenter - RB911-23@V23

Thanks!

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name  [SOLVED]

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:28 am
by honzam
There is a difference when using 802.11 or nv2 wireless protocol. nv2 allows a longer radio name

Re: Wireless Registration Table only shows first 16 characters of radio-name

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:41 am
by O1DMBFan
There is a difference when using 802.11 or nv2 wireless protocol. nv2 allows a longer radio name
Thank you! That makes sense. I appreciate the help.

Thanks folks!