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olivier2831
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Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:24 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for a Mikrotik device with:
- equipped two 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet (either native or through a SFP+ slot)
- able to route a 1 or 2 Gb/s flow applying NAT or firewall rules.

I've looked at several product but:
- RB4011 is fine but only host a single SFP+ slot,
- hEX PoE has no SFP+ slot at all,
- CRS305 seems under-powered for routing (is L3 hardware offloading changing this ?)
- CCR1009 also host a single a single SFP+ slot,

1. How many packets per second should a box be able to process to keep up with a 1 or 2 Gb/s link, usage being "simple Internet access" (web surfing, watching videos, ...) ?
2. Which existing box could match ?

Best regards
3. Are you aware a soon-to-be-released Mikrotik
 
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:29 pm

You could combine a CRS305 and a RB4011 and get great routing with multiple SFP+ ports, and that's the next cheapest option after getting a CCR1036 with only 2 SFP+ ports.
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:43 pm

The CRS305 will not do NAT in L3 HW offload, just standard routing. The CRS309 will, if you want to go the L3 HW offload route.
 
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:14 pm

...my best bet, but without own experience, is the CCR2004.
 
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:14 am

What are you too friggen lazy to look up the routers yourself.
It took me 30 seconds to find a 1036 model that has two SFP+ ports......

or the CCR2004

Take your pick...........
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:32 am

My ideal pick would be a 2 (or 4 ports) 2.5Gb ports with RB4011 processing power.
You can build one using SBCs like Hardkernel's H2+ but that is a very path ...

Thanks for all input
 
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Re: Hardware recommendation for routing up to 2Gb/s

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:47 pm

The CCR1036 is going to be the most stable option. As much as I love the idea of the CCR2004, it's still going through some growing pains.
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