Many of you are getting familiar with The Internet of Everything (IoT). This naturally leads to the question “What can I do with it?”.
More Wireless Internet and Ham Radio photos from the archives. WISP installs.
Tomas Kirnak has a great presentation on load balancing and Mikrotik. The PDF is available for direct download here: https://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/US12/tomas.pdf
If you are looking for a way to bandwidth test from a PC through to a Mikrotik, here is your solution.
It supports RouterOS version 6.43 and newer. Advice from Mikrotik:
Please remember that Bandwidth Test uses a lot of resources. If you want to test real throughput of a router, you should run Bandwidth Test through the tested router not from or to it. To do this you need at least 3 devices connected in chain: the Bandwidth Test server, the router being tested and the Bandwidth Test client.
What’s new in 7.1beta4 (2021-Feb-03 09:39):
*) api – added support for REST API;
*) crs3xx – fixed Layer3 hardware offloading;
*) route – routing rules improvements;
*) winbox – added support for wifiwave2;
*) winbox – updated User Manager, OSPF and BGP menus;
*) wifiwave2 – authentication and functionality improvements;
*) other fixes and improvements;
I have been working on this list for a while. The following are vendors, manufacturers, and various companies I have dealt with in my career as an ISP owner and consultant. This is not a complete list by any means. These are companies I have dealt with personally and/or are sponsors of this site. Companies with the are ones that support this blog and I personally recommend. I don’t recommend them just because they support this blog, but because they provide a good product or service. If you would like to be included on this list please contact me as I am working on more detailed lists per category. This is a starting point for those looking to narrow down some focus of their research.
Texas-based distributor carrying a big number of product lines such as Cambium, Mikrotik, Airspan, and many others
Chicagoland based distributor carrying product lines such as Mikrotik, Cambium, and others.
Distributor of fixed wireless and telecommunications infrastructure for Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Cable Operators, Telephone Companies
Mature billing solution which can
manage all aspects of your ISP.
Modern Billing software with many backend automation
Automation and control of your WISP customers
More Billing providers can be found at xISP billing platforms
LTE and CBRS based solutions
Manufacturer of fixed wireless products such as EMP, 450, and cnPilot wireless.
Manufacturer of Mikrotik routers and RouterOS routing and switching products
Manufacturer of WISP and WIFI products. Product lines include AirFiber and Unifi.
Training and equipment to keep climbers and companies compliant and safe. Large selection of needed items such as Harnesses and rope related items for tower work.
True IP Solutions
Unified communications solutions integrated
with access and camera solutions.
mikrotik training and certification as well
as consulting and integrations solutions
Training on Mikrotik and distributor of related products
More info on training for the xISP
RF Mapping and Modeling for tower sites and customer pre-qualification
Radio Mapping, two-way radio, mark study information, and Municipal broadband.
Microwave and Millimeter Wavechannel procurement.
Organizations, web-sites, and groups
Trade Organization supporting Wireless Internet Service Providers=
Networking, ISP, and related topics
Did I forget you? Would you like to sponsor this blog and your name listed? Contact me for more information.
Mikrotik CCR1072 for an ISP network running BGP.
If you have a Baicells eNodeB you wish to restrict access to these Mikrotik rules will help. There are some assumptions made. The following rules are meant to be a base for incorporating into your network.
/ip firewall filter
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=443 protocol=tcp \
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=8082 protocol=\
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=48080 protocol=\
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=4500,500 \
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 dst-port=80,443 \
/ip firewall address-list
add address=baiomc.cloudapp.net list=baicells_cloud
add address=baicells-westepc-03.cloudapp.net list=baicells_cloud
add address=baicells-eastepc04.eastus.cloudapp.azure.com list=baicells_cloud
add address=220.127.116.11/24 list=baicells_cloud
add address=18.104.22.168/24 list=WHITELIST
10.0.0.2 is your eNodeB
The 22.214.171.124 above is your management Subnet.
You can tighten these rules up by combining them, or create a new chain. This is quick and easy and anyone can understand. What it does is allows the eNodeb to only communicate with the Baicells cloud and your management network. It also only allows you to access your eNodeB from your management network. These are not a complete ruleset but something to build upon.