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t84a
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Newbie Questions

Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:01 am

I'll try again. First post must be in lala land.

I just returned a defective Cisco RV180-dead LAN ports again.

I'm looking for a router that has atleast 4 ports and supports port based VLANs. I will have 3 VLANs: Private Network; IP Cams/NVR; Public Wifi. They need to share 1 internet connection so I'm assuming I need inter VLAN routing. I also need to be able to connect remotely. Does Routerboard offer such a product? Thanks
 
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Re: Newbie Questions

Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 pm

All routerboards have the same RouterOS so they all have the same features, you can take 750/751/951/450, they all have 5 eth ports + wlan interface (except 450 which doesnt have WLAN)...
 
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Re: Newbie Questions

Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks. Will they do what I need? What's the difference in the models if they all have the same number of ports and use the same OS? Thanks again?
 
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Re: Newbie Questions

Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:35 pm

Actually you don't need a Routerboard to run RouterOS. You can run it on regular PC hardware.

http://www.mikrotik.com/pdf/what_is_routeros.pdf

Page 16 of that PDF explains the different levels of ROS you can purchase. Many of the routerboards come with certain levels of licenses.

In terms of model numbers the rule of thumb is the first number generally speaks to processing power - a 4 series has less juice than say a 9 series. The second number is how many ethernet ports (a G model has gig ports everything else fast). The last number is how many PCI slots aka how many wireless cards you can put into the device.

Before you spend any money - gasp - you might want to grab a junker PC and install a demo license and play around a little.

-Mac
 
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Re: Newbie Questions

Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:15 pm

Thanks. Is a license included when you buy a router? They're cheap enough that I may just buy one to experiment.

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