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
|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 (ap-bridge | bridge | sniff | station-bridge; Default: ap-bridge)||Operation mode|
|mtu (integer [0..65536]; Default: 1500)||Layer3 Maximum transmission unit|
|name (string; Default: wlan60-1)||Name of the interface|
|password (string; Default: randomly generated)||Password used for AES encryption|
|isolate-stations (yes | no; Default: yes)||Don't allow communication between connected clients (from RouterOS 6.41)|
|put-stations-in-bridge (; Default: )||Put newly created slave interfaces in this bridge (from RouterOS 6.41)|
|ssid (string (0..32 chars); Default: value of System Identity)||SSID (service set identifier) is a name that identifies wireless network|
Station interface properties
From RouterOS 6.41 - Point To Multi Point support is added.
There are several important changes and improvements in later versions. Please upgrade to latest version!
Connected clients are treated as individual interfaces, after successful connection new station interface is created.
After update default configuration still works - newly created station 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.
/interface w60g station
|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, station 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.
Point to Multi Point setup example
There are three different versions of wAP60G devices currently available:
- Wireless Wire kit
- wAP 60G
- wAP 60G AP
Hardware wise devices are identical, but there are some limitations -
wAP 60G AP is designed for Access Point usage in PtMP (Point to Multi Point) setups, but can be also used as PtP (Point to Point) or as Station device. It's already equipped with level4 license for more than one connected client support More about Licenses
Wireless Wire kit and wAP60G devices comes with level3 license - license upgrade is needed to unlock more than one connected client in Access Point mode, but devices can connect to Access Points as regular Station devices.
Minimal configuration for transparent wireless link is matching SSID, and bridge containing Wireless and Ethernet interfaces.
In current example we will look at usage case where wAP60G AP is used as Access Point, wAP60G and Wireless Wire kit devices are used as Station devices, forming 4 unit network.
wAP60G AP units come pre-configured with WISP Bridge default configuration
SSID and bridge between Wireless and Ethernet interfaces is already configured. It's recommended to set up Wireless password and change SSID. If device has been reset, You can also set correct mode and enable interface.
One liner that does all previously mentioned steps:
/interface w60g set wlan60-1 password="put_your_safe_password_here" ssid="put_your_new_ssid_here" disabled=no mode=ap-bridge
Wireless Wire and wAP60G units come pre-configured with PTP Bridge default configuration. Wireless Wire devices have already randomly generated matching SSID and Wireless password. Bridge device (Master or Access point device with one connected client support) needs Wireless mode change to station-bridge.
One liner that can be used to set devices in client mode:
/interface w60g set wlan60-1 password="put_your_safe_password_here" ssid="put_your_new_ssid_here" disabled=no mode=station-bridge
After successful connection for each Client device new entry will appear on Access Point device under:
/interface w60g station print Flags: X - disabled, R - running 0 name="wlan60-station-1" parent=wlan60-1 remote-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA mtu=1500 mac-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AB arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto put-in-bridge=parent 0 name="wlan60-station-2" parent=wlan60-1 remote-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AB:AA mtu=1500 mac-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AC arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto put-in-bridge=parent 0 name="wlan60-station-3" parent=wlan60-1 remote-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AC:AA mtu=1500 mac-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AD arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto put-in-bridge=parent 0 name="wlan60-station-4" parent=wlan60-1 remote-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AD:AA mtu=1500 mac-address=AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AE arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto put-in-bridge=parent
For each client separate settings can be applied (queues, VLANS, Firewall rules, etc) providing more flexibility in configuration.
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, that can help signal find the way around objects in short distances but it's still vital to keep the line of sight clear on higher distances.
SNMP OIDs for monitoring
From RouterOS>=6.42rc6 SNMP support for W60G interface monitoring is added
For main interfaces: 188.8.131.52.4.1.149184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 integer Frequency 18.104.22.168.4.1.14922.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 integer MCS 188.8.131.52.4.1.149184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 integer Signal quality 18.104.22.168.4.1.14922.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 integer tx-sector 188.8.131.52.4.1.149184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 integer rx-sector station interfaces will be numbered forward starting from this point 18.104.22.168(+1).1.6.1 integer Frequency ... etc
Configuration Reset For Wireless Wire
Reset button has same functionality as on other devices, explained in detail here
5 second button hold on startup (USR LED light starts flashing) - resets to password protected state.
10 second button hold on startup (USR LED turns solid after flashing) - completely removes configuration.