RouterOS Upgrade Process

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
The process of upgrading RouterOS is very simple and, yet, is still somewhat confusing for some folks.  I will attempt to detail some of the methods as well as some of the finer nuances here. (more…)

QOS Implementation details with RouterOS

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
About 2 months ago, I began experimenting with an approach to QOS that mimics much of the functionality of the NetEqualizer (http://www.netequalizer.com) product line.  As I was experimenting with some various techniques for limiting bandwidth utilization, I realized that the scope of the project I had undertaken was WAY more than I had initially bargained for.  I dedicated more and more time to this project, however, because I was seeing some real results from my tests.  While most of my articles here have been tutorial in nature, this one is a little different.  I have a lot of time invested in my approach to handling QOS on a network and have made this a commercial offering.  I will attempt to describe some of the functionality in this short article. (more…)

How to configure a Mikrotik Router to replace CPE router

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
This is my first post about the Mikrotik Product.  I will be putting up several examples in the coming weeks and months, so if you don't see what you are looking for, be sure to contact me directly.  Leaving a comment is fine, but not likely to be "answered" unless it is a clarification for the specific article. This article is intended to be a short guide to help you configure a Mikrotik router to behave in a way that is similar to a soho router with a wireless connection upstream.  This configuration is perfect for a WISP that is using devices like the RouterBoard 411 (priced at about $59), along with a CM9 or similar radio (about $40), associated power supply, outdoor enclosure/antenna, etc.  The total cost of a flexible device like this is about $150-160, including everything needed to install at a customer's house or business. (more…)