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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

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

CloudCoreRouter and RouterOS v6.x (linked post)

Janis M. from MikroTik was kind enough to point me to a copy of his presentation from the Russian MUM which I feel is an incredible helpful document and well worth a read by all of the current CCR users out there.

I would highly encourage anyone running (or thinking of running) CCR’s on their network to review this document, which both explains both the current workings and limitations of the CCR series and v6 or RouterOS as well as discussing what changes will be made in v7

The Tiktube video for the presentation isn’t up just yet but I’ll come back and add it when it has been uploaded by MikroTik.

Some of the most useful points cover:

  • multi-core packet processing (how packets coming into the router are handled across the 16 or 36 cores available)
  • best-practise for queue tree setups
  • pptp/lt2p/pppoe changes for packet handling
  • best-practise for processing packets on the firewall (this is reiterating old instructions, but still holds true for v6)
  • why layer-7 is the last thing you should be using when tagging packets
  • how bgp is currently single-core in v6 and how routing protocols are changing in v7

Hopefully this is enough to catch your attention, now go get reading!

CloudCoreRouter and RouterOS v6.x – Tips and Tricks (Moscow MUM Russia 2014)

TheBrothersWISP – Podcast #1


Greg and I have started a new podcast series. The idea is to include chats about pretty much whatever seems interesting at the time.

This one was quickly after the PL MUM so Greg and I talked about some of the hardware that was announced, along with future predictions for MikroTik gear.

Topics include:

Anyway, click through and watch the video or grab the audio.

MikroTik new product announcements – October 2011

Live here at Las Vegas, Normis has just finished announcing the new products; some new and exciting info about the RB2011 as well as more details on known models.



– Low cost series
– Rackmount or Desktop
– 5xGigabit, 5x100Mbit
– SFP/USB/WiFi models
– Available December

Model Table

Type Board Board Desktop Board
SFP + + +
USB + +
Wireless +
Serial + +
LCD + +
New product descriptor lettering:
RM – 1U Rackmount models
IN – Indoor/Desktop models
For example RB2011-US-2HnD-IN (Red labeled box up the top) or this RB2011L-RM
Currently 7 variants planned to release gradually from December to February

Greg has some more details on other offerings (SXT 6 Pack, RB751, RB1100AH, Groove 2.4) over on his post here.