MikroTik


Explanation of MikroTik Layer 2 Firewall Pattern Matchers

      Ethernet Frame MAC Addresses Logical Link Control (802.2) ARP Wikipedia Page   EtherType Table EtherType Protocol 0x0004 802.2 Frames 0x0800 Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) 0x0806 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) 0x0842 Wake-on-LAN 0x22F3 IETF TRILL Protocol 0x22EA Stream Reservation Protocol 0x6003 DECnet Phase IV 0x8035 Reverse Address Resolution Protocol 0x809B […]

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MikroTik Ethernet Error Detection

########################################################################################################## MikroTik Ethernet Error Detection ########################################################################################################### Author: Rick Frey ## email: support@rickfreyconsulting.com ## Username in MikroTik Forum is rickfrey ########################################################################################################## ########################################################################################################### Features # ## -Runs script every 6 hours to look for 21 Ethernet conditions that may help identify problems. # # -Sends an email when problems are detected. You […]


MikroTik Ethernet Error Detection

########################################################################################################## MikroTik Ethernet Error Detection ########################################################################################################### Author: Rick Frey ## email: support@rickfreyconsulting.com ## Username in MikroTik Forum is rickfrey ########################################################################################################## ########################################################################################################### Features # ## -Runs script every 6 hours to look for 21 Ethernet conditions that may help identify problems. # # -Sends an email when problems are detected. You […]


MikroTik Bad Block Detection

########################################################################################################## MikroTik Bad Blocks Detection ########################################################################################################### Author: Rick Frey ## email: support@rickfreyconsulting.com ## Username in MikroTik Forum is rickfrey ########################################################################################################## ########################################################################################################### Features # ## -Runs script every 6 hours to look for bad blocks. Positive and negative conditions are logged. # # -Sends an email when bad blocks are detected. […]


ISP Gross Revenue Chart

     Here is a chart showing how much money each customer is worth over time based on the national average of $50 per Internet subscriber. Take note on how much a single customer is worth after 5 years or how many customers it takes to gross 1 million dollars! […]

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WLAN Scanner

The WLAN Scanner is probably the most well recognized wireless tool for any product. Almost all wireless products have a tool which is similar, although the implementation in RouterOS is a little more advanced than what most products offer. In addition to reporting the SSID (Service Set Identifier) and RSSI […]


Profiler

RouterOS includes a tool to show CPU usage that is similar to CPU information displayed by Window’s Task Manager. The processes can be viewed here, but they have to stopped under their normal settings. For example, if I saw that the firewall was consuming most of my CPU, I would […]

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Packet Sniffer

Packet Captures are one of the best and primary troubleshooting tools in networking. RouterOS includes three different ways ( 4 if you include CALEA) that you can capture packets. There is the Packet Sniffer tool that is used for everything except wireless packets. There is the Wireless Sniffer specifically for […]


Netwatch

RouterOS includes an extremely useful tool call Netwatch to help automate tasks. Netwatch Pings a defined hosts and then takes a scripted action when the host is reachable and/ or not reachable. There are many reasons to use Netwatch. Here are just a few: To solve static routing limitations Change […]

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