802.11ad implementation capable of providing Gigabit Ethernet speeds over wireless network.
Extend your Gigabit network over a transparent AES encrypted wireless 60GHz link without usual wired or wireless network problems.
General interface properties
Devices comes in pre-configured, connected pairs. Manual configuration is optional.
|arp (disabled | enabled | proxy-arp | reply-only; Default: enabled)||
|arp-timeout (auto | integer; Default: auto)||ARP timeout is time how long ARP record is kept in ARP table after no packets are received from IP. Value auto equals to the value of arp-timeout in /ip settings, default is 30s|
|comment (string; Default: )||Short description of the interface|
|disabled (yes | no; Default: yes)||Whether interface is disabled|
|frequency (58320 | 60480 | 62640 | auto; Default: auto)||Frequency used in communication (Only active on master device)|
|l2mtu (integer [0..65536]; Default: 1600)||Layer2 Maximum transmission unit|
|mac-address (MAC; Default: )||MAC address of the radio interface|
|mode (master | slave | sniff; Default: master)||Operation mode|
|mtu (integer [0..65536]; Default: 1500)||Layer3 Maximum transmission unit|
|name (string; Default: wlan60-1)||Name of the interface|
|password (; Default: randomly generated)||Password used for AES encryption|
|isolate-slaves (yes | no; Default: yes)||Don't allow communication between clients (from RouterOS 6.41rc4)|
|put-slaves-in-bridge (; Default: )||Put newly created slave interfaces in this bridge (from RouterOS 6.41rc4)|
|ssid (string (0..32 chars); Default: value of System Identity)||SSID (service set identifier) is a name that identifies wireless network|
Slave interface properties
From RouterOS 6.41rc4 - Point To Multi Point experimental support is added.
There are several important changes and improvements in later versions
Connected clients are treated as individual interfaces, after successful connection new slave interface is created.
After update default configuration still works - newly created slave interface is moved to default bridge.
It is possible to apply different settings for each client: add them in different bridges, provide IP addresses from different subnets.
|parent (string; Default: wlan60-*)||Parent interface name|
|put-in-bridge (none | parent | bridge-name; Default: parent)||Add slave interface to specific bridge|
|remote-address (MAC; Default: matches master interface MAC)||MAC address of master interface, slave is connecting to|
Scan command searches for and displays available AP(s) in the frequency range supported by the W60G interface.
Using scan command the interface operation is disabled (wireless link is disconnected during the scan operation)
Currently it is impossible to do background scans.
/interface w60g monitor wlan60-1
Monitor provides connection status, currently used frequency, remote device MAC address, MCS and signal quality percentage. It's preferable to run monitor for easy device set up and alignment.
Troubleshooting and Recommendations
Atmospheric attenuation for the wireless frequencies used in 802.11ad standard is very high, this should be taken in account before deploying links.
The Wireless Wire kit have been tested in distances up to 200 meters. For stability and full speed availability this kit is recommended for distances up to 100 meters.
Devices are equipped with phase array 60° beamforming antennas, but it's still vital to keep the line of sight clear on higher distances.