TheBrothersWISP 20 – 2014 Wispapalooza

Mike and Wilson went to Wispapalooza and did a quick live event talking about everything new they saw. Joining in on the call was myself(Greg), Miller, Tom and JJ.

Some of the things discussed:
RF Elements Antennas
New Unifi Controlling everything
Ubiquiti Rocket X5
Lots-o-random things inbetween.

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Scriptlet: Find Default Route Interface Names (and a free licence!)

Today I’m giving you the task of reviewing and improving a small script I’ve written, and one of you will win a free Level 4 RouterOS licence. 

Background: I had need of a script to find the interfaces associated with any default routes in order to create matching firewall entries, and it had to work with RouterOS v6.

This script searches through any default route (dst-address=0.0.0.0/0) and adds it to an array so long as the interface can’t already be found in the array. I don’t often use arrays in MikroTik so the first version has a search function that doesn’t loop through the array, but instead just converts it to a string again to run the find command (Line 8)

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Queue Tree Mikrotik to limit total bandwidth

Hi Guys,
today i’ll show you how to manage the Mikrotik Queue Tree to limit the total bandwidth (for. example you can split a 20Mbps DSL to 4Mbps per 5 users)
In my example i’ll limit upload+download=20Mbps

First of all we need to mark the packets to be traced in the queue:

/ip firewall mangle
add action=mark-packet chain=prerouting in-interface=ether3 new-packet-mark=upload
add action=mark-packet chain=postrouting new-packet-mark=download out-interface=ether3

Then we’ll set up the queue tree:

/queue tree
add max-limit=20M name=total-traffic parent=global queue=default
add name=upload packet-mark=upload parent=total-traffic queue=default
add name=download packet-mark=download parent=total-traffic queue=default

In this case the upload and download mark will be added and when this sum reach the limit it is possibile to send an email as alert (You can find the script for checking the queue tree limit here.)

Enjoy!

TheBrothersWISP 19 – US MUM 2014, New Gear, Impressions

So juuuust after the 2014 US MUM, Greg Sowell, Justin Wilson, Mike Hammett, Tom Smyth, JJ Boyd, and special guests Thomas, Wayne, Gabe, Drew, and Brian join us.

Thomas is a genius engineer/instructor from Slovakia who currently works for RF Elements.

The audio is a little wacky since we recorded from Tom’s phone, but hopefully I’ve cleaned it up enough to be tolerable…if not, suffer in silence ;)

Some of the things discussed:
Mimosa gear
CCR 1072
CCR Status Update
New Gear – FTC media converter, New CRS, cAP, mAP
The Dude
NetXMS monitoring system – Latvian monitoring system
CAPsMAN – centralized management
Mikrotik Partitions

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TheBrothersWISP 18 – GPON, GAON, AirFiber, New Mikrotik, New Ubiquiti, Mimosa

It’s been ages since we’ve gotten together, but we had a pretty good showing. Greg Sowell, Tom Smyth, Justin Miller, Mike Hammet, and JJ Boyd talk shop.

Some of the things discussed:
GPON
airFiber/New Ubiquiti Gear
New Mikrotik gear – Thanks for assembling everything Andrew Cox!
New Mimosa gear
Observium monitoring tools
Cacti monitoring tools
A little about IPTV and content rights.

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