I'm using Mikrotik live for the first time tommorrow and in a crunch for an
1> We flashed Mikrotik to WRAP boards. However, it will not shut down, and
their for prevents soft reboot. This is a known issue with WRAP boards
listed in their docs, and can be fixed with a kernal bit change or something
like that. But not sure how to do that when using Mikrotik a closed OS.
Does any one know how to fix that? Is there a patch or different version of
Mikrotik image to deal with this?
2> Our plan is to use WDS, because it allows bridging over the WiFi, so we
can pass large packet VLAN traffic successfully. WDS in some methods of
deployment has a bad wrap because of double use of bandwdith to perform its
common use. However in our case, it doesn't have that draw back. Basically
we are using 4 units like a CPE each located on a building within the
complex, to interconnect to the 5th unit acting like an AP, where the
Ethernet gets plugged into our backhaul radio. WDS should make it jsut look
like a big switch. Does anyone know something about WDS that I don't, that
would make it disadvantageous to use for my intended purpose?
3> Lastly, some of the existing residential buildings in the complex have
Station-server CPEs. I want to avoid replacing these, because they do not
need VLAN support. I had some difficulty geting the Mikrotik to communicate
with the Station server CPEs if I tried to use WPA encryption. Using WEP
worked fine. USing WPA Mikrotik to Mikrotik worked fine. Is there anything
I need to do to make Sation server work with Mikrotik both using WPA? Has
anyone else made it work, or is it just incompatible. I'm wondering if its
a Station Server issue. I also had problems with Station Server connecting
to the new Teletronic CPEs with WPA.
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