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This example shows how to configure automatic fail-over (bonding) 5Ghz link in combination with 60Ghz devices in CLI.
When a connection between 60Ghz wireless is lost, it will automatically use the bonded interface.
Example is done from empty configuration state with [WinBox] utility

Connect to the device step by step


  1. After configuration reset - only mac-telnet is possible.
    Connect to device by connecting to it's MAC address or use WinBox New terminal to find device MAC address of the W60G device by issuing command:

    /ip neighbor print
  2. To connect to the W60G device issue a command:

    /tool mac-telnet mac-address
  3. Enter username and password. By default username is admin and password is either blank or printed on the device sticker.

    [admin@KD_GW] > /tool mac-telnet C4:AD:34:84:EE:5D
    Login: admin
    Password:
    Trying C4:AD:34:84:EE:5D...
    Connected to C4:AD:34:84:EE:5D

Configure bridge


  1. Add new bridge and assign bridge members to it by issuing the following command:

    /interface bridge add name=bridge

    To check if the bridge has been created issue a command:

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bridge print
    Flags: X - disabled, R - running
    0 R name="bridge" mtu=auto actual-mtu=1500 l2mtu=65535 arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto mac-address=1A:7F:BB:41:B0:94 protocol-mode=rstp
    fast-forward=yes igmp-snooping=no auto-mac=yes ageing-time=5m priority=0x8000 max-message-age=20s forward-delay=15s transmit-hold-count=6
    vlan-filtering=no dhcp-snooping=no

Set up 60Ghz wireless connection


All previously explained steps are identical to Bridge and Station devices. When configuring wireless interface different modes needs to be used.

For bridge device -

  • Choose SSID, Password, frequency and choose bridge mode option that will act as a bridge for the setup, please see the example.
  • Enable W60G interface after required parameters have been set.

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g set wlan60-1 mode=bridge frequency=auto ssid=MySSID password=choosepassword isolate-stations=yes
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g print
    Flags: X - disabled, R - running 
    0 X name="wlan60-1" mtu=1500 l2mtu=1600 mac-address=C4:AD:34:84:EE:5E arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto region=no-region-set mode=bridge ssid="MySSID"
    frequency=auto default-scan-list=58320,60480,62640,64800 password="choosepassword" tx-sector=auto put-stations-in-bridge=bridge isolate-stations=yes
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g enable wlan60-1

For Station device -

  • Choose the same SSID, Password, frequency as the bridge device and choose station-bridge mode option that will act as a station for the setup, please see the example.
  • Enable W60G interface after required parameters have been set.

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g set wlan60-1 mode=station-bridge frequency=auto ssid=MySSID password=choosepassword                              
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g print
    Flags: X - disabled, R - running 
    0 X name="wlan60-1" mtu=1500 l2mtu=1600 mac-address=C4:AD:34:84:EE:5E arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto region=no-region-set mode=station-bridge ssid="MySSID"
    frequency=auto default-scan-list=58320,60480,62640,64800password="choosepassword" tx-sector=auto put-stations-in-bridge=bridge isolate-stations=yes
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g enable wlan60-1

Set up 5Ghz wireless connection


For bridge device -

  • Choose SSID, Password, frequency and choose bridge mode option that will act as a bridge for the setup, please see the example.
  • Enable 5Ghz interface after required parameters have been set.

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] supplicant-identity=MikroTik authentication-types=wpa2-psk mode=dynamic-keys wpa2-pre-shared-key=choosepassword
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless set wlan1 frequency=auto scan-list=default installation=outdoor mode=bridge ssid=MikroTik1 channel-width=20/40/80mhz-Ceee wireless-protocol=any security-profile=default band=5ghz-a/n/ac
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless enable wlan1

For Station device -

  • Choose the same SSID, Password, frequency as the bridge device and choose station-bridge mode option that will act as a station for the setup, please see the example.
  • Enable W60G interface after required parameters have been set.

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] supplicant-identity=MikroTik authentication-types=wpa2-psk mode=dynamic-keys wpa2-pre-shared-key=choosepassword
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless set wlan1 frequency=auto scan-list=default installation=outdoor mode=station-bridge ssid=MikroTik1 channel-width=20/40/80mhz-Ceee wireless-protocol=any security-profile=default band=5ghz-a/n/ac
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface wireless enable wlan1

Configure bridge and bonding


  1. Configure bonding and assign slave interfaces in this setup it is selected as built in wlan1 interface, but it can be also ether interface in other kind of setups.

    For bridge device please set bonding as:

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bonding add comment=bondingbackup mode=active-backup name=bond1 primary=wlan60-station-1 slaves=wlan60-station-1,wlan1

    For station-bridge device please set bonding as:

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bonding add comment=defconf mode=active-backup name=bond1 primary=wlan60-1 slaves=wlan60-1,wlan1
  2. Add interface members (ether1 and bond1) to newly created bridge. 

    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bridge port add interface=ether1 bridge=bridge 
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bridge port add interface=bond1 bridge=bridge
    [admin@MikroTik] > /interface bridge port print
    Flags: X - disabled, I - inactive, D - dynamic, H - hw-offload 
    #     INTERFACE                              BRIDGE                              HW   PVID PRIORITY  PATH-COST INTERNAL-PATH-COST    HORIZON
    0     ether1                                 bridge                             yes     1     0x80         10                 10       none
    1   bond1                               bridge                             yes     1     0x80         10                 10       none

Additional configuration


Link should be established after all previously explained steps are done. It's recommended to set up administrator password on both devices.

Troubleshooting


Ensure connection is established to the correct device by checking the device settings like serial number and model name by issuing a command:

[admin@MikroTik] > /system routerboard print


If bridge wlan60-1 interface in bridge settings is inactive and configuration is done properly  to enable the interface on a device - issue a command:

[admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g enable wlan60-1


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