Traffic filtering is a method of identifying and prioritizing different traffic types passing through a common router by applying filter rules based on your network requirements. When using MikroTik RouterOS, there are several ways to achieve this. One of the most common techniques is to apply traffic limitations by making use of IP Address Lists. Traffic can either be filtered by source, or destination IP addresses. If you want to filter specific users on your LAN, this can be achieved by using source addresses. Anything leaving the LAN (Internet) will be classified with destination addresses. A combination of these and other settings can also be used to achieve more specific results, but it all depends on your requirements.
Ubiquiti's Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) recovery method is the process followed to recover firmware on Ubiquiti devices. This method is useful when there is an unstable device connection or when the device cannot be accessed. These difficulties are typically due to some form of firmware corruption. Firmware corruption can occur due to a number of reasons, but the most common is by Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), and ESD is mainly caused by using unshielded cable and connectors. Fortunately, Ubiquiti's TFTP recovery method allows the recovery of firmware on most Ubiquiti devices. In this article, we explain how to perform this recovery.
In a year characterised by unprecedented disruption for societies throughout the world, a similar transformation is taking place at the University of Pretoria. The launch of the new Engineering 4.0 facilities at the beginning of 2020 marks the start of “Sustainable, Optimised, Smart, Equitable transportation networks, supporting social & economic development in a disruptive & evolutionary society”.
VoIP is fast becoming the industry standard for office telecommunications and as more people work from home, it makes sense to ensure traffic is prioritised adequately to deliver voice packets smoothly. In this article, we have included a useful configuration guide to assist with Quality of Service best practices using MikroTik. VoIP does not require a large amount of bandwidth but it relies on low latency and jitter as voice communication is happening in real-time. Although QoS will help in many situations, it is not a silver bullet to solve VoIP quality problems on poor connections and is therefore not recommended to be used with high latency bandwidth types such as DSL or satellite.
The demand for the ability to work remotely is the highest it has ever been. A number of solutions are available depending on your requirements. Here are a few ways you can get connected remotely using solutions offered by Scoop.
For anyone installing or managing a MikroTik router or system, knowing how to perform a Netinstall on the device is a valuable bit of knowledge to have, as it allows you to recover the unit should it crash or start failing in some way. When experiencing an issue with a MikroTik router, it is typically due to corruption of its software or failure of the software to perform a certain process. Performing a Netinstall on the affected router will format and re-install the RouterOS onto that device and should fix the issue at hand.
Kids are no strangers to the internet, and interest is growing to find ways of protecting them from some of the content out there. Luckily there are some basic configurations which you can use on Mikrotik to assist you. Though this is not a full-proof way of content blocking, it is quick and easy and will certainly improve the level of control you have over the type of content that can be accessed via your home router.