How my day ended, I really don't mean to slight Mikrotik or it's dealers. People who route their networks will have a fraction of the problems I have but I have to admit the excuse of "must be your employees" or " that never happens" got old about 20 outages ago. Today I had 8 major outages, 4 of them we found a bridge or ports erased and the IP displaying 0.0.0.0. This was an easy fix, log in and add the bridge and ports then click on the IP and it came back legitimate again. Shame we had to make the trip to the towers to do that. The other 4 not so easy, they showed the IP correctly but not in Winbox and they had the MAC address as 00.00.00.00.00, well 12 times, you get it. Those we had to pull the backhaul and reset it then reprogram it. A hellish day but we didn't miss the fact that the UBNT units never crashed no matter what this crazy bridging issue was. It was just a real bad day to be in this business but I appreciate the help that I got from Mikrotik dealers who really care to help resolve this but are as equally frustrated as I was, while aging about 3 years in one day. Like watching a baby sleep the night is uneventful after a 15 hour work day and my with my added worry about taking 4 vacation days this weekend. I wish I could trust the equipment from overreacting to every damn bit of unfriendly traffic by shutting down the LAN port or resetting the radio but I can't, it's my employees problem now but it will certainly take away from the joy of my time off since I know their attitude is more like, 'let them wait' then my feeling of 'people down is lost income', employees....

Forbes

On 9/16/2010 7:44 PM, RickG wrote:
For me, the StarOS/WRAP combo performed very well since 2004. The only issues I had were coax related. Otherwise, I agree, I dont like equipment you have to put together. I save my tinkering around for personal stuff but much rather have a fully designed radio for commercial purposes.

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Mark Nash - Lists <markl...@uwol.net <mailto:markl...@uwol.net>> wrote:

    There's something to be said for "losing faith" in a technology.
     For me,
    it's the "build-it-yourself" radios.  All of them.  Mikrotik &
    StarOS.  For
    me, I see such a high service call rate for repairs, the need to
    put in
    redundant backhauls sooner than later because we can almost guarantee
    something's going to malfunction.

    Ubiquiti has brought to us good enough pricing to have us make the
    "leap of
    faith" and hopefully their product is more stable over time,
    keeping much of
    the success or failure of a unit out of the hands of the installer.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Forbes Mercy" <forbes.me...@wabroadband.com
    <mailto:forbes.me...@wabroadband.com>>
    To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org
    <mailto:wireless@wispa.org>>
    Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:04 AM
    Subject: [WISPA] I'm pulling Mikrotik


    >  I have about 30 seconds to leave this, I'm going to pull every
    > Mikrotik I have, that's about 30 radios and replace them with UBNIT.
    > I'm sick and tired of spending all last night because two radios
    just
    > dropped their IP setting to 0.0.0.0 and the other MAC to
    0.0.0.0, today
    > another system storm crash, what stayed up, my two Ubiquiti
    towers.  You
    > can say what you want but I have daily outages, we never find
    the cause
    > and I'm sick of it... flame away I don't care I'm just sick of
    Mikrotik.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
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