It’s a frequently asked question we get from customers who have deployed an SXT-LTE or LHG-LTE device out on a remote site somewhere and they would now like to know how to get into that device to check on how it’s performing. First, we need to understand a little about …Read More »
Why Bother with WiFi Site Surveys?
A recent phone call got us thinking about the perception of WiFi site surveys – are they really worth it? An IT support company had recently managed to win a contract to install WiFi into a school, based on them supplying a quote using Ubiquiti UAPs. The school had originally …Read More »
MikroTik Dude Functions – Guide to Dude Labelling
Adding devices to the free MikroTik Dude program is straight forward enough and how to configure Dude for a basic setup will not be covered here as that is already well documented elsewhere. What I will examine today is Dude labels. The stock information provided on a device’s label is …Read More »
RouterOS V7 Beta is here!
MikroTik today announced the public release of their long awaited update to the highly successful RouterOS Operating System. The release of “v7 Beta 1” was announced to a resounding applause from the audience gathered at their MikroTik User Meeting being held in Moscow, Russia. Naturally we immediately downloaded a copy …Read More »
How to Create a Folder in MikroTik RouterOS
If you need to create a new folder in MikroTik RouterOS, you have probably navigated to the Files menu and looked for a ‘create new folder’ button. Then not finding one, you’ve Googled to find out what command to use to create a folder. I’ll save you the effort of …Read More »
Securing Your MikroTik RouterOS
There has been an ever growing amount of press similar to this most recent blog about security vulnerabilities being found in RouterOS. What can we do to protect ourselves? Do we need to constantly upgrade all the time and be worried about what is going to be discovered next, while …Read More »
Is There Rain Fade on 60GHz Wireless Signals?
Many new wireless wire and wireless wire dish customers who are unfamiliar with 60GHz have been asking about rain fade and if it’s a major problem on 60GHz. So let’s look at the facts. At 60GHz the biggest problem is actually attenuation from Oxygen. The O2 molecules in the air …Read More »
Can I use MikroTik 60GHz products for PtP or PtMP links in the UK?
The arrival in 2018 of the MikroTik Wireless Wire and shortly after the MikroTik Wireless Wire Dish caused a large amount of excitement in the WISP industry and sales have proven them to be very popular products. The use of 60GHz instead of 5GHz for point to point and point …Read More »
Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 – WPA3
Back in January 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced in their Press Release that a new Wi-Fi Protected Access® (aka WPA) certification program had been launched. First there was WPA™, then there was WPA2™, unsurprisingly therefore the new system was called WPA3™. (Note that WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 are not ‘standards’, nor …Read More »
News: MikroTik and Ubiquiti fix WPA2 Client Vulnerability
For those unfamiliar with this latest WPA2 Security Vulnerability, please bear in mind the problem is on the client device, not the AP. Therefore rushing to patch your APs is not going to solve all the problems in your network from this vulnerability! Of course, if you’re using WPA-TKIP (or using …Read More »