[Mikrotik] Ring Implementations?

Scott Reed sreed at nwwnet.net
Fri Mar 25 11:18:58 CDT 2011


What do the VLANs do for you?
Why not just route it all and let OSPF handle the routing?

On 3/25/2011 12:05 PM, Randy Cosby wrote:
> We have a new network we've built out with Mikrotik backhauls and 
> RB450G's at each tower.  The towers are all connected to each other in 
> a ring, as shown below.  Users off each AP are connecting over PPPOE 
> through a PPPOE concentrator (Cisco 2811) at the main tower.  At the 
> Main Tower, we use a cisco 3560 switch instead of a Mikrotik router.
>
>
> Main Tower :  PPPOE concentrator, backhauls to Tower 1 and 3
>
> Tower 1 :  2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc.  BH's to main tower and tower 2.
>
> Tower 2 : 2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc.  BH's to tower 1 and tower 3.
>
> Tower 3 : 2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc.  BH's to tower 3 and main tower
>
> (Internet)
>      \
> Main Tower -----  Tower 3
>    |                |
>    |                |
>   Tower 1---------- Tower 2
>
> We need to have private IP access from the main tower to each of the 
> devices for management, as well as have layer 2 ethernet from each 
> enduser device back to the PPPPOE concentrator.  Currently we have 
> separate vlans from the main tower to tower 1 and tower 3.  We 
> manually (working on scripting) swap the active vlan in case of an 
> outage, but that is not optimal.  We've looked at the Mikrotik mesh, 
> but it didn't seem very reliable - breaks in the ring would take a 
> long time to "heal."  We didn't spend much time on that though, so we 
> could possibly do more optimization to get that working well.  Just 
> curious what others are using to get automatic fail-over and load 
> sharing in this type of scenario.
>
> Thanks!
>

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