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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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News: Latest Ubiquiti vulnerability info

As many of you are probably aware, a lot of Ubiquiti devices running old firmware are under a new wave of attack taking advantage of an old vulnerability that was fixed a year ago. In response to this latest wave of problems for some WISPs, Ubiquiti have thoughtfully emailed everyone on their …

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HowTo: Optimising MikroTik Firewall rules

When creating complex firewall rules on MikroTik routers, especially those with high levels of packet throughput, it is important that any rules are processed in an efficient manner. Firewall rules are processed top down. Every new packet is tested against each rule until a match is found. For high packet count traffic, …

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News: Netonix range of intelligent PoE switches now in stock

We’ve recently received a delivery of Netonix switches. We thought we would blog about how amazing these things are, except one of our customers, Wessex Internet beat us to it! If like those guys, you’re running your own WISP and need to power Ubiquiti or MikroTik radios, we have always advocated using …

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