Posts Tagged ‘mikrotik’

Finally Get My RB133

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Yesterday I finally found my Routerboard RB133 🙂

I received mail from Landatel support with my tracking code on 10-th January. It says that package is send on 28-th December and they tryed to deliver 3 times on the address. Interesting is that I beg for tracking code for a whole week! I send 5 or more mails to the support! On last tree of them I do not have response until this last one!

Whatever I GOT it! 3 days before leaving Spain and Barcelona 🙂 ! Right on time!

And here some picks :

RB unpacked , RB133 and CM9 car, and card installed.

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It was interesting will it have RouterOS installed? It must have level 4 license for RouterOS.

I found some 12V adapter and plugged it on. It light up and beeped /it have a beeper/, there is one blue LED continuously powered and a green one which flashes wile booting.


I downloaded some software – NeighborViewer shows an IP address of the bard.

My board came with IP maybe this is default address, I’m not sure.

And winbox – windows interface to the mikrotik.

It connected flawlessly – so it came with RouterOS preinstalled !

So this is for now, some test when I have time.

And here last picture from unpacking 😉 Salute !


304km WIFI Link with 1.2m Dishes and pictures of the feeders.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008


This one is old news but I found this now.

Link : sticked in mikrotik wireless forums and

304km is very good result. Congratulations!

304km wifi link

While I aiming stable links of about 1 to 3 km this looks impossible to reach for me.

Interesting is – home made antennas – they used 1.2 meter dishes and homemade feeders for reflectors.

Here is hardware used : “a pair of Ubiquiti XR5, and a pair of handmade antenna (120cm satellite dish for the surface, and a bronze ball-bearing extracted from a bus).” After connection cards power is lowered to 10mW !

The link is possible due some of the features of the Mikrotik software.

304km WIFI Link with 1.2m Dishes and pictures of the feeders.304km WIFI Link with 1.2m Dishes and pictures of the feeders.

As constructor of the antennas is mentioned Paolo IK0PCJ – You can find a link to his site in my previous post.

Look like that the smaller feeder is used. There are NO dimensions on the forum so I do not put links to it.

This look simple enough so if You know the frequency – You will be able to calculate and build one of these.