I have bad experience
Routeros seems great SW but after many tryes I have only problems
I decided to buy routeros and build routers from old PCs but that is not working to me and i cant decid what to do.
Pacific wireless omni 12db for outdoor or tiny dlink antena for indoor
SW Routeros 2.8.21 24 hours trial version
HW celeron 466
Wireless D-link DWL-G520, PCI card, atheros AR5213A rev. B2 (2.4 GHz B,G)
3com ethernet card
Wireless interface - Ping between routeros and any client is very unstable on B and G mode. (from 1ms to timeouts)
Throughput is very bad, maximum is 5Mbits and is not stable.
1) Planet AP in client mode (atheros chipset)
2) Canyon (Zydas USB B/G)
3) trust PCI wireless sharespeed (atheros AR5213a)
4) planet PCI card (atheros AR5213a)
When is mikrotik routeros in station mode and canyon zydas in AP mode, routeros work much faster but there is also problem with poor and unstable ping between mikrotik and AP. Between other clients throught canyon AP link work perfect.
I changed everything
3 other PCs for routeros
other CF cards
other wireless interfaces
other and older versions of mikrotik routeros with wireless legacy
There is no pigtails beacuse everything is in living room few meters in radius. I tyied and outdoor range between pacific wireless omni 12db (mikrotik) and parabolic 24db pacific wireless (AP in client mode)
Distance is 6.2km, LOS and speed is same like in living room on tiny antenas.
Is there any idea or suggestion ?
Somebody use wireless interface similar or same to mine ?