Mikrotik LoRaWAN products

Taken directly from Mikrotik newsletter 89.
https://download2.mikrotik.com/news/news_89.pdf

R11e-LoRa8EU – a new LoRaWAN  concentrator Gateway card in miniPCIe form factor

based on Semtech SX1301 chipset. It enables LoRaWAN connectivity for any MikroTik product that has miniPCIe slot with connected USB lines.

With the support of 8 different channels in 868EU band, Listen Before Talk (LBT) and Spectral scan features this product will astound you with its enticing price point – under $100. Max output TX power – 16 dBm, max sensitivity level on SF12 rate – 134 dBm

wAP LoRa8 kit – an out-of-the-box solution to use LoRaWAN gateway. This kit contains

wAP 2nD device with 2.4 GHz WLAN interface and Ethernet port that could be used as a backend connection and pre-installed UDP packet forwarder to any public or private LoRa servers. You can attach an external antenna (see below) or use internal 2.5 dBi antenna. Once again the price is a real bargain – under $200!

LoRa Antenna kit with a 6.5 dBi Omni antenna for 824 – 960 MHz, 1 m long SMA cable and mechanical holder for quick and easy mast attachment – when you need that extra network coverage.

These products are ready to work with ‘The Things Network’ – the famous open-source infrastructure that provides free LoRaWAN network coverage and has tons of apps for your needs. The Things Network helps you get started with the Internet of things in a day. Cattle tracking, smart irrigation and thermostats, smart metering and so on – the possibilities are endless. The setup is so simple, anyone can get started really quickly. With an SLA backed service by ‘The Things Industries’, it has never been easier to deploy secure and scalable LoRaWAN solutions. There is a global community of developers, businesses and enthusiasts – you will never be alone with your questions and ideas regarding LoRaWAN network. No need to reinvent the wheel – join The Things Network to save time and energy with smart solutions!

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Common Questions:difference between Masquerade and SRC-NAT

One of the common questions I get is what is the difference between Masquerade and SRC-NAt? Which should I use?
The quick answer is to use SRC-NAT if your gateway IP is static, and use masquerade if it can change.

The Mikrotik Wiki Entry
Firewall NAT action=masquerade is unique subversion of action=srcnat, it was designed for specific use in situations when public IP can randomly change, for example DHCP-server changes it, or PPPoE tunnel after disconnect gets different IP, in short – when public IP is dynamic.

Every time interface disconnects and/or its IP address changes, router will clear all masqueraded connection tracking entries that send packet out that interface, this way improving system recovery time after public ip address change.

Mikrotik passing multiple subnets across a tunnel with multiple policies

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Mikrotik chains explained

From the Mikrotik Wiki

  • input – used to process packets entering the router through one of the interfaces with the destination IP address which is one of the router’s addresses. Packets passing through the router are not processed against the rules of the input chain (DST address of the router)
  • forward – used to process packets passing through the router (SRC and DST is not on the router)
  • output – used to process packets originated from the router and leaving it through one of the interfaces. Packets passing through the router are not processed against the rules of the output chain

Mikrotik releases some new certifications

Mikrotik has released some new certifications. https://mikrotik.com/training/about

  • MTCNA – MikroTik Certified Network Associate (view outline)
  • MTCRE – MikroTik Certified Routing Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCWE – MikroTik Certified Wireless Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCTCE – MikroTik Certified Traffic Control Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCUME – MikroTik Certified User Management Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCIPv6E – MikroTik Certified IPv6 Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCINE – MikroTik Certified Inter-networking Engineer (view outline)
  • MTCSE – MikroTik Certified Security Engineer (view outline)

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