[Mikrotik] Combining 3 APs PPPoE servers

Michael Baird mike at tc3net.com
Thu Aug 27 11:58:17 CDT 2009

We use a Redback 10000 to terminate all our PPP, from DSL/Wireless/T1. 
You can pick up 500's/1000 which will handle what you want on ebay for 
almost nothing.

Michael Baird
> I have three APs on 120 sectors.  Each are the same wireless config, short
> of different SSIDs.  Each AP has its own PPPoE server and hence database.  I
> would like to combine these for simplicity in creating users and redundancy
> should a customer see two APs.  The three APs go into my bridged backbone
> through a 493ah "switch".  Note the hpol Pac antennas up there seem awfully
> wide as most if not all stations off these APs not only see a second AP, but
> see it at near the same RSSI.
> I was thinking about creating a new bridge on the 493ah for those 3 ports
> (for the 3 APs) and putting the PPPoE server on there or add another
> routerboard at the base but I wanted to see if there was a clever idea about
> combining the three before making these changes.
> I believe with my idea I just need to simply add ether1 to the bridge
> interface (as the wlan1 is in bridge1 for WDS capability) then do the work
> at the switch level making it a painless transition - maybe seemingly
> instant.
> Josh Luthman
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