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Got it Working on Ziply Fiber!
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2020
I tried plugging this into Ziply Fiber, the story goes that Ziply/Frontier/Verizon Fiber only allow 2 devices per 20 minutes to ask for a DHCP ip address. I got this working. I downloaded winbox (it doesn't say this ANYWHERE on the instructions), and after a few literal days. I was able to reconnect eth0 to the internet, and get provisioned a ip address.
The instructions are not for the light hearted, I would recommend working with a network engineer to install this thing properly. I have a associates degree in computer networking systems. The terms used for RouterOS are not user friendly.
-Configured HEX S and updated firmware by connecting HEX S to old router, Waited 1 week, turned on HEX S, unplugged old router, turned off ONT for fiber connection OFF for 20 seconds, connected ONT to HEX S. IP address successfully provisioned.
Note: Bandwidth tests is with no firewall rules other than basic NAT. For 10x less than the 10gb router, I got results 100 mbps slower than my old router. I'm rated for 1gbps up/down. So take that, as you will. I'm going to use my really old router for wifi, then upgrade to a ruckus R710 access point with Unleashed.
Note2: I found this on the internet... why wasn't this included???
-1 Star for NO DOCUMENTATION.. literally tiny piece of paper with a URL to outdated instructions. What really irked me, is it made "chirping" noises on startup, and there is a reset and mode button on the side.. but no explanation on what these are or what they do... It becomes apparent why most people have never heard of MikroTik.. they're not user friendly.
-1/2 Star for making firmware updates nearly impossible without being connected to the internet. (Mine had outdated firmware, as far as I know, you HAVE to be connected to the internet to update the firmware..)
-1/2 Star for no official support channels... I went to a discord channel. I googled their forums, and found alot of jerks who are very rude, the unofficial channels where polite, but suggested I probably needed proprietary vlans... when I brought this up with the Ziply Tech Support guy, he tried to sell me on a $10/month ziply router... no thanks.