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MacroTik 1.69

(1/29/2023) Posted in: MacroTik

Another update today which contains the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Fixed operating system metrics charts not showing if health metrics are not supported by the device
  • Fixed a possible crash when evaluating beta RouterOS version strings
  • Updated the SSL configuration section of the help book to include api-ssl setup information
  • Add new RAM, CPU and disk metrics in each charts axis label
  • Make the operating system metrics charts optional in settings
  • Add the ability to cancel device refreshes
  • Numerous minor user interface improvements and fixes

Here is a preview of the new look:

As usual, you can find the latest update to MacroTik on our MacroTik page.

MacroTik 1.68

(1/27/2023) Posted in: MacroTik

This release contains new features and numerous reliability fixes and an update is highly recommended!

MacroTik has had various bugs squashed after testing on RouterOS 6 which is now more well supported, as well as a few crash-causing bugs fixed affecting all versions.

Individual device account information that was previously visible in the main window has been removed in this release and replaced with static device specification information, including various new data points.

A brief list of all the changes:

  • Device account details have been removed from the main view with the exception of the host name.
  • Account details were replaced with static device information such as the model number and CPU architecture. It also includes new information including the number of CPU cores, total RAM and total disk space.
  • The SFTP framework was updated to support the insecure SFTP ciphers required to allow older versions of RouterOS to function.
  • Fixed a bug in how we compare different RouterOS versions that causes crashes under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a possible crash when unwrapping health data from core data when it contains an empty dictionary.
  • Add device icons for the various MikroTik devices that report as an SXT R
  • Fixed detecting RouterOS version correctly when a device is running RouterOS 6

Download the latest update from our MacroTik page!

MikroTik SXT LTE6 Unboxing

(1/27/2023) Posted in: MikroTik

It’s not a brand new model or the fastest thing in the world. However it is cheap, outdoor rated, pole mountable and with great range and reliability.

The SXT LTE6 is a good solution for rural areas. The unit contains an antenna which helps reduce cost and improve signal. With the modem in the same unit as the antenna the signal loss you would normally get with an antenna cable run to an internal modem does not occur.

Today we are unboxing the MikroTik SXT LTE6, which will soon be living out life helping to providing internet access at a rural garden center in Sweden!

The SXT LTE6 was well packaged in the standard MikroTik style easy to open and recycle cardboard box.
In the top of the box there is a thin booklet with instructions and regulatory information as well as a thin protective foam layer.
From the top of the box we can see the main unit. The SXT LTE6 is a MikroTik SXT R with a category 6 LTE modem fitted. We can see the pole mount adapter and the power adapter on the right.
The contents of the box excluding the power adapter. The pole mount adapter is to be used with the included clamp as pictured. There is also a POE injector which works with the included power supply. It supports 802.3af/at for POE in.
The back of the device. The device is seen on its side here. You can see some LEDs that indicate the LTE signal level, the pole adapter mount point and the rear cover.
Inside the rear cover. eth1 on the left is the POE in port, and eth2 on the right supports passive POE out. You can also see tiny reset button and a micro-SIM card slot.

That’s it for this time!

MacroTik 1.67

(1/26/2023) Posted in: MacroTik

MacroTik 1.67 is here and adds one new visible feature – a chart of CPU utilisation! As well as this new feature this version also contains various other internal optimisations.

Here is the new CPU chart, which sits nicely on top of the RAM and CPU graphs:

Head over to our MacroTik page to grab the latest version!

MacroTik 1.66

(1/24/2023) Posted in: MacroTik

Oops, we found a bug! When deleting devices from MacroTik in earlier versions it is possible and likely the application will crash. This release fixes this and a few other things:

  • Added the device icon for the Chateau AX 5G
  • Make progress indicators slightly smaller on macOS
  • Minor layout changes in the information view
  • Fix probable crash when deleting devices

Head over to the MacroTik home page to get it now.