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Mikrotik Basebox LEDs
Sorry if this question has already been addressed.  I would like to know what the LEDs are programed to do on the Mikrotik Basebox.  I have a new unit with 1080 firmware.  I can see the unit from my other nodes but only have one green LED.
AE6XE's picture
K1DOS,   Looks like we don't
K1DOS,   Looks like we don't have the mikrotik LED lights documented anywhere.   Here's Ubqiuiti and Tplink models as a reference.

For the basebox:

All lights come on at power up diagnostics, then go off.   All lights are color green.

PWR:   Blinks when AREDN linux kernel is starting up.   Solid after AREDN is running.
ETH:    Blinks when the Ethernet port has traffic.
USB:    Not used.
Low Signal Strength LED:   Solid when there is a mesh link (RF or DtDlink)    Blinks during firmware upgrade process.
Signal strength 2, 3, 4, and 5:   Not used

K9CQB's picture
Great - I was stumped until now.
Thanks, Joe.
I was stumped until now. I never really use the lights except to flash the firmware or to see it power up. 

I know a lot of people who might use the original RouterOS firmware who use the signal strength lights to point/aim their nodes. This method wouldn't work very with AREDN anyway. I prefer to use the AREDN's realtime SNR tool on the node's webpage via my smartphone - often with the audio indicator if the sun is really bright. It makes aiming easy and more precise than 4 LEDs.

-Damon K9CQB

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