No resolution. I have had to put working on it off due to other projects.Do you have a system ? What was the final resolution of the issue ?
I have 4 TPLink routers, one for each site.You list external and internal IPs. It looks like you are using port forward/dmz to do this from your outside of your router to the repeater.
Have you plugged in a laptop to your master site and used the repeaters IP to simulate being the repeater?
You should be able to ping the internal of the other sites.
Assuming you have one master site going to 3 routers with 3 wan links to 3 remote sites you should have something like this
192.168.1.101 ------10.0.0.1 ------10.0.0.2 ---192.168.2.102
if you have one central site that connects to the other 3 you should have a routing statement in your routers that point 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.2 to access the 192.168.2.102 network etc
you should also make sure your gateway is correct on your repeaters so they can route properly...
or is your network daisy chained where 10.0.0.1 ------10.0.0.2------------10.0.0.3----------10.0.0.4
Could you please provide your models of routers and how your wan is linked so that i can provide you a correct answer?
The TPlinks are not for the field, they are just for bench testing.Does the Motorola system use multicast? Or is it unicast UDP traffic? It should be unicast but it might not be....
Any particular reason you are not using something a little beefier for a router? Id be very hesitant to use a tplink for anything in a professional environment. A small cisco ASA like an 5505 base model would be ideal and you could quickly setup ipsec vpns to secure your traffic. They run about $400 a piece brand new.
I have a friend that has a few tplink routers and he has to reboot them daily at his house...not what i would recommend for a radio install....
From the sounds of it you are using just the 10. addresses to point all your traffic on your wan interface which is then forwarded inside.
Are you dmzing these are just port forwarding? I am a networking guy not a motorola guy so im not sure in the motorola system if you require a special port for management of the system for the main site
your 10. addresses it sounds like youll be using microwave links ?
I did put all 4 repeaters in their respective DMZ. No change.Just for kicks can you reprogram your 4 sites repeaters to have their 10. address and plug them into your hp switch and set aside the tplink routers for now?
I would make sure your sites are talking properly with the 10.0.0.X network first and then add the routers back in.
The site peers are already programmed in with your wan addresses of 10.0.0.X i would just go and reprogram each repeater from the 192.168.X.X to its proper 10.0.0.X wan address...plug in your laptop on 10.0.0.100 and see if all traffic is working across your motorola site first. If it is, then you can put the routers back in. If not, then you can rule it a motorola programming issue
A cisco asa 5505 will work with all traffic including multicast. I use them for a number of radio site links. The only time a cisco asa would not work is if it was multicast traffic inside of an ipsec vpn. To do multicast over ipsec you need to encapsulate it in a gre tunnel which youre better off using a router as it can handle the ipec and gre all in one but its a bit more expensive.
It definitely sounds like a motorola programming thing at this point if you can ping from your local master subnet to your other sites however. The only thing I can think of is try DMZing your 4 sites inwards to the repeaters instead of port forwarding just to see if there are extra ports that are being blocked by you forwarding just the udp ports for the site link traffic. a DMZ test should rule out the network side of things pretty quickly, especially since you have them on a bench and youre just using network cables to simulate your wan link. Can you also check your switch and routers to see if youre getting 100megabit full duplex across all your links. A half duplex connection could cause problems if the autonegotiate is failing.
You might want to also check the TPLink routers to see if there is some sort of filtering on the wan link port as well.
I did put all 4 repeaters in their respective DMZ. No change.
As far as reprogramming them all for the 10.0.0.x network, that was the first way I tried setting it up.
Repeater A 10.0.0.1
Repeater B 10.0.0.2
Repeater C 10.0.0.3
Repeater D 10.0.0.4
Each was plugged directly into the HP switch. B, C and D were pointing to A as the master. The moment I did this, the repeaters went into a constant reboot cycle. They just sat there and kept rebooting. The documentation from M addresses this. Each site MUST be behind its own router. I also tried two other switches to make sure there wasn't a VLAN set up or some other crazy programming in the switch I missed. I tried a simple cheap unmanaged netgear switch I had sitting around.
For this reason, you cannot really create a VPN tunnel between locations and have them all on the same subnet. They'd start rebooting themselves.
IP site connect is very straight forward. Public IP, port forward UDP 50000 (default) to the repeater and it works perfect. I've done it.
Likewise setting up Capacity Plus with multiple repeaters at a single site works perfectly. Did that too.
Linked Capacity Plus is a combo of the two. I did speak to a tech in another state who set up a 6 or 8 site system and was having similar issues. Once he used the HP MSR2020, everything worked.
Can you hook all your sites up to the one procurve master switch and put them all in the same subnet? Then use unique ports for each site. Once its working you can reintroduce the multiple subnets once youve ruled out the network side.
Thanks for the heads up on the MOL weekend update. Will check that later in the week. I'm on another project the next couple days.First -- This showed up over the weekend --
MOTOTRBO CPS 10.7 Build 580 (29 Aug 2014 Zip File 783MB)
Use to program: MTR3000 and XPR8000’s Repeaters - firmware version R02.30.20
CP200d, CM200d, CM300d, XPR2500 - firmware version R01.00.30
XPR3000’s, XPR5000’s, XPR7000’s and SL7000’s - firmware version R02.30.21
XPR4000’s and XPR6000’s – firmware version R01.12.13 Supports Windows 8 and Windows 7,(Home or Professional)
NOTE: MOTOTRBO EID’s purchased after December 23rd 2013 require CPS version 10.0 or later to Register and Activate.
As was pointed out by com501 on another forum the IPs and the Port Numbers need to be unique --
Capacity Plus Trunking Issue