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    By the end of this training session, the student will be able to understand major RouterOS Enterprise WiFi features, how WiFi works and implement CAPsMAN into real life WiFi setups.

    Target Audience:

    Network engineers and technicians wanting to deploy and support:

    Corporate WiFi networks based on MikroTik Controlled Access Point system Manager (CAPsMAN)

    Simple Layer 2 wireless bridges using MikroTik 60GHz

    Wireless Wire Technology

    Course prerequisites:

    MTCNA certificate




    Module 1

    Wireless Introduction

    Wireless routers

    RouterBOARD hardware with integrated wireless

    MikroTik wireless cards


    Module 1 laboratory

    Module 2

    RF Wireless


    The RF Radio Spectrum and Electromagnetic Energy


    Antenna theory and examples of use





    Antenna polarization


    Initial class setup


    Attenuation/absorption and reflective properties of building materials and how they affect radio signals


    2.4/5GHz indoor/outdoor cell sizes and transmitter powers


    Client roaming


    RouterOS station roaming setting


    Co-channel and Adjacent-channel interference


    Choosing correct access point placement


    Physical network infrastructure


    Understanding 'Airtime'


    Module 2 laboratory

    Module 3

    Wireless Standards


    a/b/g/n/ac wireless protocol

    802.11 standards features overview

    Bands, channels (frequencies) and channel widths



    Scan list



    Modulation schemes and MCS data rates



    Channel bonding



    Frame aggregation overview



    Chains (SISO, MIMO and MU-MIMO)



    CSMA/CA overview



    HW protection (RTS/CTS)



    QoS priorities / WMM®


    Future standards (802.11ax)


    Module 3 laboratory

    Module 4

    Country / Regulatory

    Domain Settings in


    Antenna gain and control of maximum EIRP

    Setting antenna gain on CAP

    Selecting the country code and purpose of 'installation' setting


    Dynamic frequency selection (DFS radar detect)


    Module 4 laboratory

    Module 5

    Non CAPsMAN

    Wireless Modes

    Extending coverage with repeaters and extenders

    Bridging with MikroTik 60GHz Wireless Wire products

    Module 5 laboratory

    Module 6

    Wireless Security

    Authentication (Open / Shared)

    Encryption (WEP, WPA™ TKIP, WPA2™ AES)


    Weaknesses of older encryption (WEP / WPA™ TKIP)


    Overview of 802.11X (RADIUS and EAP)


    Performance difference of TKIP vs. AES


    Basic access list (ACL) management


    Mitigating against most common known vulnerabilities of



    Module 6 laboratory

    Module 7



    Troubleshooting wireless clients

    Registration table analysis

    TX/RX signal strength


    Signal to noise ratio


    CCQ, frames and HW frames, hardware retries


    Data rates


    Analysing the System log for wireless problems


    Scan, background scan


    Frequency usage


    Wireless snooper


    Wireless sniffer


    Module 7 laboratory

    Module 8

    Wireless Surveys

    Pre-install site surveys

    Spectrum analysis overview


    Prediction software overview


    Post-install validation surveys


    Module 8 laboratory

    Module 9 CAPsMAN v2

    MikroTik CAPsMAN version 2 features

    CAP hardware/software requirements


    L2 (broadcast/multicast) vs L3 (via UDP) CAPs communication methods


    Using DHCP option 138


    Configuration of a CAP

    CAPsMAN discovery and selection by CAP

    Authentication and locking by SSL certificates

    Auto certificate & locking

    Auto upgrading feature

    Securing the CAP configuration


    CAPsMAN configuration settings (channels, datapaths, security configurations, data rates)


    Provisioning CAP Interfaces (single and dual band APs)


    Datapath / local forwarding


    Dynamic vs static CAP interfaces on CAPsMAN


    Virtual AP (additional SSIDs)


    Static interfaces on CAPs (slave virtual interfaces with



    Access list features


    Module 9 laboratory