I wanted to setup a dual WAN / failover connection between wireless and fiber for a site, but couldn’t use a simple gateway-check due to the gateways being reachable even if the internet was down. I thought it would be simple, and ultimately was very simple, but it took way too long sifting through convoluted and confusing, mostly-unrelated config dumps, dead mikrotik wiki pages and countless forum posts to find the super-simple solution.
I’ve been using Private Internet Access for many years. Speeds are generally good on multiple servers, support for Linux is good and you can even setup and run a VPN from different routers, including Mikrotik.
If you have a slower internet package, or too many users for your available internet speed, it could be very beneficial to be able to split up your internet speed based on the number of simultaneous users. The ability to do this is well-beyond any consumer-grade router with QOS settings that I’ve seen, but it’s pretty simple if you’re using a Mikrotik router.
At my job I work with a mix of old and new wireless equipment. Some of the old stuff, such as Ubiquiti Nanostation2s, may not automatically let you ssh into them from newer workstations due these old devices using old / weak / outdated encryption algorithms, which newer operating systems tend to disable by default. If you’ve run into this, you’ll probably see a message along these lines:
We have three servers running LibreNMS where I work to monitor our various network devices. By and large, the software is fantastic, and we’ve built up over two years of data for hundreds of devices, which is exceptionally useful for troubleshooting. There are some quirks monitoring some of our hardware, but overall it’s been pretty good. Continue reading “LibreNMS Permissions Resetting”