RouterOS 7 goes RC

What’s new in 7.1rc1 (2021-Aug-19 13:06):

!) added support for IPv6 NAT (CLI only);
!) added support for L2TPv3 (CLI only);
*) added “expired” user status with suggestion to change password (WinBox v3.29 required);
*) added bridge HW offload support for vlan-filtering on RTL8367 switch chip (RB4011, RB1100AHx4);
*) added password strength requirement settings;
*) added skin support for WinBox (WinBox v3.29 required);
*) fixed support for RIP (Routing Information Protocol);
*) improved general stability and performance;
*) other minor fixes and improvements;

Mikrotik adds btest.exe back

If you are looking for a way to bandwidth test from a PC through to a Mikrotik, here is your solution.

https://mt.lv/btest

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.

Mikrotik 7.1beta4 is out

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;

Justin’s List of xISP vendors and resources

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.

Distributors
ISP Supplies
Texas-based distributor carrying a big number of product lines such as Cambium, Mikrotik, Airspan, and many others

Baltic Networks
Chicagoland based distributor carrying product lines such as Mikrotik, Cambium, and others.

CTIconnect
Distributor of fixed wireless and telecommunications infrastructure for Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Cable Operators, Telephone Companies

Double Radius


Billing
Azotel
Mature billing solution which can
manage all aspects of your ISP.

Sonar
Modern Billing software with many backend automation

VISP
Automation and control of your WISP customers

More Billing providers can be found at xISP billing platforms


Manufacturers
Baicells
LTE and CBRS based solutions

Cambium Networks
Manufacturer of fixed wireless products such as EMP, 450, and cnPilot wireless.

Mikrotik
Manufacturer of Mikrotik routers and RouterOS routing and switching products

Ubiquiti
Manufacturer of WISP and WIFI products. Product lines include AirFiber and Unifi.


Tower Related
TowerOne
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.


Voice
Atheral
Unified communications with experts to help you migrate and stay compliant. Here is a link to a podcast I did with Ateral.

True IP Solutions
Unified communications solutions integrated
with access and camera solutions.


Training
Rick Frey
mikrotik training and certification as well
as consulting and integrations solutions

LinkTechs
Training on Mikrotik and distributor of related products

More info on training for the xISP 


Supporting Services
TowerCoverage
RF Mapping and Modeling for tower sites and customer pre-qualification

Wireless Mapping
Radio Mapping, two-way radio, mark study information, and Municipal broadband.

IntelPath
Microwave and Millimeter Wavechannel procurement.


Organizations, web-sites, and groups
WISPA
Trade Organization supporting Wireless Internet Service Providers=

WISP Talk on Facebook

Cambium Users group on Facebook


YouTube Channels 
TheBrothersWISP
Networking, ISP, and related topics

MSFixit


Did I forget you? Would you like to sponsor this blog and your name listed? Contact me for more information.

Quick and Dirty Baicells eNODEB Mikrotik Rules

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 \
   dst-address-list=!baicells_cloud
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=8082 protocol=\
   tcp dst-address-list=!baicells_cloud
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=48080 protocol=\
   tcp dst-address-list=!baicells_cloud
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 src-port=4500,500 \
   protocol=udp dst-address-list=!baicells_cloud
add action=drop chain=forward src-address=10.0.0.2 dst-port=80,443 \
   protocol=tcp dst-address-list=!WHITELIST


/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=1.2.3.4/24 list=baicells_cloud
add address=1.2.3.4/24 list=WHITELIST

10.0.0.2 is your eNodeB

The 1.2.3.4 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.