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Apr 28, 2009


Lipstick Apathy

Just how good is their hardware? I've been looking at the RB493G for one location, which claims to be entirely gigabit ports. Will I be able to pull off fully gigabit connections? The locations needs 4-5 uplinks and 2-3 LAN ports (all behind a NAT).

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chmods please
Apr 28, 2009


Lipstick Apathy

R1CH posted:

I've been running an RB750G (same CPU) for a 50/5 connection with a lot of NAT and shaping rules. Can easily max out the downstream with low CPU usage and I've seen full 100MB/sec transfers over the LAN. The switch ports can either be assigned as a switch (all four ports act like one to the software) or individually - if in switch mode, LAN traffic is handled entirely by the hardware, otherwise it passes through the software which can impact CPU usage on the lower end models. You can certainly do full gigabit routing throughput on a single port, multiple gigabit streams through multiple ports might benefit from a higher end model.

Sounds nice! There typically won't be multiple streams, but being able to burst gigabit and not kill the rest of the network at the same time is extremely compelling.

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Apr 28, 2009


Lipstick Apathy

New newsletter, new gear: http://download2.mikrotik.com/news/news_61.pdf

Tiny access points! 802.11ac router! I don't understand why the CRS109 is marketed as a switch if it's running RouterOS, isn't it just a router with a lot of ports?

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Apr 28, 2009


Lipstick Apathy

Oh, interesting. I've only used the switch functionality on the RB1100 and it seemed fine, is this one supposed to perform better?

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