joeboo are you still pretty happy with this thing? I may recommend it to a coworker after reading up on it more. Almost tempted to get one myself too just for shits and giggles.Gotta say, I'm impressed with the Mikrotik
Right out of the box, this tiny little box(about the size of a paperback book) with zero external antennas has probably 1/3 more range than my old Asust RT-N66U, and faster as well.
I haven't jacked with upping the power at all, I may not bother, their documentation recommends against it multiple times, saying it could shorten the life of the product. Seems plenty powerful as-is.
Boggles my mind that a tiny box with no antennas that is half the price of my Asus runs circles around it in performance. Definitely liking the purchase.
Well I ended up having my coworker get theRB951G-2HnD. I literally did zero research into the router prior to having him buy it and simply went off of what I'd read in this thread on it. I figured if it wasn't what I was hoping, I'd keep it and give him one of my ASUS routers.Yep, a couple weeks in and it's still working great, no complaints at all and the thing is tiny enough to easily hide just about anywhere. It's actually so small and light that I just mounted it to my wall behind my computer with one of those velcro picture hanging 3M tabs. Between that, and my new Google Fiber service, I'm loving life. Everything is blazing fast, no outages, no resets/reboots, etc. I feel like I'm finally in the 21st century, lol.
My Plex server worked immediately without having to even jack with any port forwarding, and all of the wireless devices in my home re-connected seamlessly to the new router just using the same SSID and password that I used before on my old ASUS one (I was afraid there would be settings or connection issues connecting to a new device, but everything worked flawlessly). My TVs, Chromecasts, Amazon Fire stick, Android phones, Android tablets, Dropcam, etc) I have 13 wireless devices in my home and not a single one had any problems in switching over.
Well it WAS in bridge mode but that's a good idea to check again.Traceroutes/mtrs from inside your lan shouldn't show anything for the modem at all, it's something else. The address right after it is IANA shared address space and everything past that is pretty run of the mill.
Do you have anything else on your network that could be running a dhcp server? That MTR looks like something local isn't responding before you get outside your lan. A second dhcp source fits your reservation bandaid idea as well. Check your modem, some of them are dhcp capable and it could be enabled by default.