Losing the speed benefits of the switch, and features most other managed switches provide.if you need more then use a bridge instead of a switch
Lol, yep my thought exactly. A lot of that stuff if OEM'd out of Chinese OEM's like Fiberay anyway.And if MikroTik does not do the "we sell you a SFP module worth 40€ for 400€ just beacuse we check the vendor-id of the module that is nevertheless produced by Finisar"-game I'm nearly sold.
The old RB naming convention is broken for switches. I want to see the number of ports at the end of the model number. Maybe they are teasing us and it will be S250G-12 or S250G-24. I really hope it is not just another 5 port device. If it is, it needs to sell for US $29 or less.As far as I am concerned, the question is what features will SwOS have that ROS doesn't have? The way I see it, I can't think of a single one (but maybe I need to think harder).
So if we assume that SwOS is a cut-back version of ROS and further assume that the S250G comes in the same package as a RB750G - Given that a fully featured RB750G retails for about GBP50, a SwOS equivalent would need to be priced at around GBP30 or less I would have thought. That's not a lot of money and not a lot of room for margin.
Assuming that the S250G follows the same naming convention as the RBs, it would have 5 ports. Is there a market for 5 port managed switches?
On the other hand, it could use a new numbering convention and actually be a 25 port device. One could postulate that if it was, port 25 would be SFP. That'd be nice.
The general consensus of opinion from the people I spoke to was that without a console, they couldn't consider it anything more than a toy - we all came up with scenarios where the only viable method of accessing such devices would be via console (ssh or telnet) access.Yeah, never been impressed with web managed switches for that exact reason.
I was up at 3am watching the feed and I still don't know the price nor the ship date.After the MUM announcement you will know everything about the RB250G. ---<cut>---
CPU: Taifatech TF470
Memory: embedded 96K SRAM
Ethernet: Five 10/100/1000 ethernet ports, Atheros switch AR8316
Thanks for the update.The RB250GS is a switch. You shouldn't expect much more than that. SwOS is just a normal switch configuration page, nothing fancy. So far no packages, no command line, only works on switches by mikrotik.
not sure yetsome config by sending http://<page>?var=value
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42956Why not set up to RB250GS mask and gateway, it is the intention or mistake?