It would be _really_ useful if you guys implemented a true TDMA MAC (not polling), hint hint.... :-)GPS is usefull when the router is attached, for example, to a truck/train/car, you can check where the router is currently located :)
It could be useful for mesh kind network or something like that...
And perhaps if you could make some coffee, please? Of course scriptable, so that if more than two wireless interfaces are down, it does make STRONG coffee automatically...
COME ONE, GUYS!
RouterOS is just that - a ROUTER (!) OS. Please let's keep it like that. If you want a printserver, purchase one or use a separate linux box for that.
for what features you want examples for on the wiki? Please name features that need more attention and we will see to improve those.Sounds like a job for MetaRouter! It will be nice when things are better supported and the Wiki is up to date with examples.
-1-1 from me.
Its bad enough that we have smb in a router, let alome print sharing. Strip out all the crap and get ROS back to a lean mean routing machine!
You make no sense at all!With regards to removing wireless, hell yes. The most reliabe routerboards are those without embedded wireless. Our 1100 and 1200s, rb450 etc all have much longer uptimes and less issues than those with wireless.
I know what I can disable. I bothered to sit the mikrotik exams. As a wisp , I can tell you that mikrotik are no longer brilliant at wifi - just look at all the threads regarding wifi issues. I've seen wds bridge loops first hand and HWMP still does not work.You make no sense at all!With regards to removing wireless, hell yes. The most reliabe routerboards are those without embedded wireless. Our 1100 and 1200s, rb450 etc all have much longer uptimes and less issues than those with wireless.
Mikrotik is a WISP product provider. Their biggest customer base is WIRELESS ISP's. Remove Wireless, and you remove all their customers.
If you would read the documentation, then you would know that you can DISABLE and even COMPLETELY REMOVE wireless if you don't use it. There are MANY things that you can enable, disable, and even remove completely.
Developers not thinking about adding new printers, drivers for printer on the end-user machine. With cups end-user thinks about drivers also.Bad idea.
Every USB Print Server has 'printer compatiblity list'.
Not every printer is supported, only mentioned on that list.
It's a endless work for developers adding support for new printers.
Just my two cents.
Yes, you are right. But this feature will be usefull for some peoples, I seen many questions about this option. Plus one reason for buy mikrotik.Network printers are so easy to find now, and very inexpensive... why would anyone still need a usb print server?
If we are talking about drivers, there is also need to provide driver for 'Virtual USB Port' for every operating system.drivers for printer on the end-user machine
Hi, virtual usb not needed, they can use IPP http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Printing_ProtocolIf we are talking about drivers, there is also need to provide driver for 'Virtual USB Port' for every operating system.drivers for printer on the end-user machine
This is another extra work for developers .
Many manufacturers offer USB print servers and every comes with 'Printer compatibility list' and 'Virtual USB Port' driver.
Download user guides for few models and read about necessary printer installation steps.
Some of them suppots only Windows OSes, no 'Virtual USB Port' driver for Linux or Mac.
IMHO, for reasons mentioned above, MT probably will never implement printer server functionality in RouterOS.
OK, but in this case all necessary conversion 'IPP -> USB' must be done by router software,Hi, virtual usb not needed, they can use IPP http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Printing_Protocol
Hi, I think basic printing supports by the generic driver. http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_ ... 021811.pdf If needs supporting for every device(maybe?) they can make directory for drivers where user can put printer specific driver, something like file/printer/Samsung-MLspl.ppd etc.OK, but in this case all necessary conversion 'IPP -> USB' must be done by router software,Hi, virtual usb not needed, they can use IPP http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Printing_Protocol
because we are talking about printers without network interface.
This conversion is printer specific, thus need to be implemented for every supported printer.
And we are back with 'Printer Compatibility List'
I am not against this feature, but IMHO maintenance of 'print server' module and adding support for new printers is time-consuming task
and due to this MT probably will never implement it in RouterOS.
Hi, please add your voice for printer request if you interested in this feature.In some countries it is hard to get a good network MFP at a reasonable price.
And having to keep one computer running for print sharing is not the idea, specially with many people foregoing desktops now.
And home routers suck, even some inexpensive "business" routers do. That's why I went Mikrotik.
But a print server that just prints is basically useless in a home.
And extra box clutter at home is no go.
It should somehow support full multifunction capability, if it's going to be done. Now THAT would be interesting.
Why apple, dlink, asus and others include print server functionality in their devices? I think it is useful for some. First router is network device and this is priority, but when device have possibility to support printing why not add? It's expand functionality and it's extra reason to choose mikrotik.we dont need that feature at all.
New printers have wi-fi and google cloud print. Just buy them. It's the future. They are allready cheap.
No need in print server functionality in RouterOS