[Mikrotik] The no ping if no association "feature" of v6 mikrotik

Mike Hammett butch-mikrotik at ics-il.net
Wed Dec 17 10:07:39 CST 2014

Wouldn't extra bridges decrease performance? 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

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From: "Butch Evans" <butche at butchevans.com> 
To: mikrotik at mail.butchevans.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:56:55 AM 
Subject: Re: [Mikrotik] The no ping if no association "feature" of v6 mikrotik 

On 11/24/2014 03:30 PM, Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: 
> We have been doing some firmware upgrades on Mikrotiks from 5.26 to 
> 6.22, and alarms start going off on a few of our locations. If we have 
> an AP that has no associations on it, you cannot ping the ip address of 
> the wireless card after upgrading to 6.22. 
> Is there a workaround for this? I have a few places where the alarms 
> are driving me crazy. 

Create a bridge, add the wireless card to the bridge, put IP space on 
the bridge. I, also, put an administrative MAC on the bridge interface. 
By doing it this way, you could change the wlan card and no arp issues 
for customers, plus, the interface is always running, so IP space is 
always shared via ospf (it is likely this is the issue you are seeing 

Butch Evans 
Network Support and Engineering 
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Mikrotik at mail.butchevans.com 

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