23 Nov 2017

How to use snooper in Mikrotik to choose the best frequency for wireless links

Wireless connectivity is the cheapest and among the easiest ways to connect sites together. Because of this and the ability to use 5Ghz radios, microwave has becoming the most popular medium for connecting locations together, either through Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint.  But like every good thing that has everyone jumping on it, using the unlicensed 5Ghz frequency spectrum comes with its own issues, among which interference is topmost. In this demonstration, we will see how to use the snooper feature in Mikrotik wireless to carefully select the best frequency to transmit on.

22 Nov 2017

Ten companies battle it out in a bid to acquire 9Mobile.

9 Mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, has been put up for sale and the list of companies interested in its acquisition has just been pruned down to 10 from the initial 16 that showed interest. The move to sell the company has come as no surprise to many given the hugely publicized financial troubles the company ran into when it failed to meet up on a loan deal worth $1.2 billion it entered with a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks.

How to create a Virtual AP interface on a Mikrotik access point

What I want to demonstrate is less technical than the title sounds,believe me. In this demonstration, I want to share with us a simple way to get out of a technical situation without spending additional money. Assuming we have an established Point-to-Point link that connects site B to A. Site A is the AP while B is the station. The link is doing great but just recently, a new site, lets call it C, in the direction of B needs to be connected to site A. C has a clear line of site to A and can be connected to A but the only problem is that A's license level is 3, hence its wireless mode is bridge and such setup can only connect a single client at a time because its Point-to-Point. How do you achieve this requirement without upgrading your license so that router A's wireless mode can be configures as AP to connect more than one client?

Skype calls and messaging now unavailable to iOS and Android users in China.

Microsoft owned instant messaging app, Skype, has been removed from the Google play store and Apple app store in China. According to Apple, the move was made after the government of China complained that the app as well as several others do not comply with the country's local law.

18 Nov 2017

Easy, step-by-step approach to configure port forwarding on Mikrotik for web servers and CCTV cameras

Port-forwarding, a technical term used in placed of the word redirection. Port-forwarding is used to describe a situation where communication request to one address and port number is redirected to another IP address as the packets are passing through the gateway. This is done using the Network Address Translation, popularly referred to as NAT. In this article, I will demonstrate how to configure port-forwarding on a Mikrotik router to redirect all HTTP request to the public IP address on your router to the web server or DVR connected to your local area network. 

17 Nov 2017

How to solve all your Mikrotik Hotspot issues.

One of the selling points of the Mikrotik RouterOS is its hotspot feature that allows you manage users on your network. You can take it a step further by customizing your hotspot login page to advertise your services. This is why Mikrotik is very popular among wireless internet service providers. The hotspot feature can be used with usermanager to provide capped or time-based user management solutions that can effectively allocate network resources to users.

See countries and regions where Apple pay is accepted as well as participating banks and card issuers

Apple Pay is apple's secured payment platform developed exclusively for Apple iOS users on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The service is however not available in all countries and regions of the world. The following countries and regions are where Apple currently have participating banks and card issuers.

16 Nov 2017

Gionee M7 Power debuts with 5000mAh battery

Gionee has introduced the M7 Power. The device which was unveiled in India, is the first Gionee smartphone to offer full view display with unique 3D image rendering feature which allows users to form 3-dimensional dynamic pictures. The Gionee M7 Power is powered by a 5000mAh battery and runs the Android 7.0 Nougat fresh off the box. See table below for specs.