Previously I undermined my credibility by admitting that I sometimes find a cheap-and-cheerful Mikrotik router to be the right technology to deploy. Why not complete the deed with the cheat sheet of useful-but-potentially-hard-to-find commands for same?
/queue tree print rate interval=5
prints queues at 5 second interval, just showing bits/second in each queue
/queue tree print stats interval=5
more detailed info, again updated every 5 seconds
/interface pppoe-client monitor 0
info about the PPTP concentrator (mac address, name, uptime, etc)
/ip arp print
prints out the ARP table
/interface ethernet switch host print
prints SOC switch CAM table
/ip dhcp-server lease print
DHCP leases with hostnames from the built-in DHCP server
/tool torch Verizon-PPPOE
show interface utilization in real time. can also be used to isolate a particular ip address, etc.
/interface monitor-traffic Verizon-PPPOE
show interface utilization with more detail in real time.
/tool torch src-address=0.0.0.0/0 interface=Verizon-PPPOE freeze-frame-interval=5
find out who’s bogarting the b/w.