HowTo: MikroTik Secure VPN Part 1.5 MikroTik to MikroTik with IPSec

This is a short HowTo which will cover the set-up of Mikrotik to Mikrotik VPN but secured with IPsec. The use of IPsec can be very CPU intensive and it is recommended that the VPN server be set up on a Mikrotik which supports hardware based AES/IPsec encryption such as the Mikrotik RB850Gx2RB3011 or any CCR series router.

I will be using a RB850Gx2 as my VPN server and a Mikrotik mAP as my VPN clients, all the heavy IPsec processing will be done on the RB850Gx2 which has AES hardware for offloading IPsec calculations. ROS 6.33.3 or higher on the client side is required in order to make use of the ‘easy IPsec connect’ feature.
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HowTo: Significantly improve slow throughput on EdgeRouter Lite PPPoE

When you add some rules into the firewall, it can be the case that Hardware Offloading is disabled without your knowledge! Before we re-enabled Hardware Offloading on the PPPoE client it was only able to handle about 140-150Mbps of throughput. After we re-enabled it, the throughput went up to 296Mbps on a 300Mbps BT Openreach FTTP circuit.

Try this from within the CLI to enable Hardware Offloading for the PPPoE Interface :
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HowTo: Load Balancing multiple Internet connections

A frequent request we receive is how to use a MikroTik Router to get more bandwidth by ‘joining’ multiple internet feeds together. There are a number of different methods, however it’s a good moment to clarify that the term ‘line bonding’ is not the same as ‘Load balancing’. With line bonding we are actually sending each packet in a ’round robin’ fashion up multiple lines and at the ISP end they are joined back together again into a single circuit.  This is a service that can only be carried out at a data centre or ISP and all lines must be all connected to a common interface sharing the same IP address.  Any Public IP Addresses used at the remote site must all be routable over any one of the multiple lines.  Not so easy when all the lines are possibly from completely different service providers.
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HowTo: MikroTik Secure VPN Part 1 MikroTik to MikroTik

This is part 1 of a VPN HowTo to aid in the set up of secure VPN services on Mikrotik Devices, in part 1 I will focus on basic set-up and MikroTik to MikroTik secure VPN. Part 1.5 can be found here which focuses on Mikrotik to Mikrotik IPsec VPN. Part 2 will focus on setting up a secure VPN with IPSec to a MikroTik from a mobile IOS or Android and a computer with Windows/OSX/Ubuntu based operating systems.
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New Product: MikroTik Cloud Router Switch 109-8G

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MikroTik have taken the Cloud Router Switch series of past and shrunk them to create this. The CRS 109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN is the perfect all in one solution for the home office, supporting built in wireless and full UK FTTC/P support along with 8 gigabit ports and a SFP Port to match. The new CRS 109 maybe smaller than the rest but it still packs a punch supporting the same 600MHZ processor and 128mb RAM as the CRS 125 series but with the added bonus of POE in on port 1 for easy power up.
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New Product: MikroTik mAP 2n

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MikroTik’s new mAP 2n is now in and ready to go!

The tiny innovation is ideal for WISP’s (Wireless Internet Service Providers) and even home business users. This smart ‘mAP‘ is a fully Router OS capable device and comes equipped with POE Pass through on port 2, this is ideal for WISP’s as an all in one solution can now be made using the ‘mAP‘ to providing wireless to the house whilst simultaneously powering your Wireless internet link (typically a MikroTik SXT). The reverse can also be applied here with the ‘mAP‘ powering a second AP whilst serving reliable internet from your Cabled ISP.
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Ubiquiti announce Training course updates

linitx product Ubiquiti airMAX Certified Admin Course main image.Ubiquiti have renamed the existing UACA (Ubiquiti AirMAX-Certified Admin) and UUCA (Ubiquiti UniFi-Certified Admin) training courses. But this is not just about a simple re-branding.  Ubiquiti have announced that instead of the training being equipment specific, it will be more orientated towards the typical roles encountered in ‘Enterprises’ and ‘Carriers’.  Therefore with immediate effect the UACA becomes the UCWA (Ubiquiti Carrier Wireless Admin) and the UUCA becomes the UEWA (Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Admin). Enterprise training will therefore be based upon UniFi, AirVision etc. Carrier will be for example, more on AirMAX and AirFiber etc.
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MikroTik Announces the RB951Ui-2HnD with PoE output!

RB951Ui-2HnDMikroTik announced today “The RB951Ui-2HnD is a wireless SOHO AP with a new generation Atheros CPU and more processing power. It has five  Ethernet ports, one USB 2.0 port and a high power 2.4GHz 1000mW 802.11b/g/n wireless AP with antennas built in.

It has a 600MHz CPU,128MB of RAM and PoE output function for port #5 – it can power other PoE capable devices with the same voltage as applied to the unit. Maximum load on the port is 580mA.
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HowTo: IPv6 over PPPoE on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port EdgeMAX Router

The new 1.2.0beta2 version of the EdgeMAX software on the EdgeRouter Lite has the following entry in its changelog:

[PPPoE] Add IPv6 settings for PPPoE client interfaces, which allows a PPPoE client interface to work with IPv6 address

So how does that work and how can we use it ?
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Our ISP, Andrews & Arnold, provides native IPv6 over PPPoE, so we thought we would test it.
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MikroTik MTCRE – April 2013

LinITX.com product MikroTik MTCNA Training Course - Sep 2011 main image.We’ve still got a few places left on the MTCRE (MikroTik Certified Routing Engineer) Training course. Come along to the Best Western Conference Hotel in Claydon (nr Ipswich) on Monday 29th April 2013 and over the three days learn about how to do the following list of topics and more, with a mix of theory, practical labs and documentation designed to help you with deploying RouterOS efficiently back in the workplace:
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