[Mikrotik] Ring Implementations?
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
> 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.
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