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Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:28 am

Hi all,

Please could you advise the most efficient method to layer 2 bridge a Wireless and Wired network using all Mikrotik equipment in terms of CPU, Radio time, max MTU etc?

From the wiki-
If L2 bridging over wireless link is not necessary - as in case of routed or MPLS switched network, basic mode=station setup is suggested and will provide highest efficiency.
So one might assume that 'mode=station' is the most efficient, however with the additional overheads of an MPLS or EoIP tunnel, is that still the case? or is station-bridge or station-wds more efficient?

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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:58 am

You cannot bridge mode-station. If mikrotik to mikrotik wireless use mode=station-bridge to connect to mode=bridge or mode=Ap/bridge



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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:00 am

Station-wds is not optimal in an 802.11n environment as it does not work well with packet aggregation ampdu etc which gives the higher speeds


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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:22 pm

You cannot bridge mode-station.
You can't, but you can bridge an EoIP tunnel layered over it.
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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:29 pm

I believe that using mikrotik native bridging modes is more efficient than running eoip over routed link. And much easier to manage.
 
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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:06 pm

Hi all,

Please could you advise the most efficient method to layer 2 bridge a Wireless and Wired network using all Mikrotik equipment in terms of CPU, Radio time, max MTU etc?

From the wiki-
If L2 bridging over wireless link is not necessary - as in case of routed or MPLS switched network, basic mode=station setup is suggested and will provide highest efficiency.
So one might assume that 'mode=station' is the most efficient, however with the additional overheads of an MPLS or EoIP tunnel, is that still the case? or is station-bridge or station-wds more efficient?

Thanks
If you are trying to bridge a network from one location to another location - the easiest method is to :
- Make a WDS link. WDS links will pass vlans and MAC addresses
- I would suggest using N only or AC only
- I would suggest using NV2.

I have many wireless point to point WDS NV2 links that are able to pass a sustained 400 to 500 meg throughput load.
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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:21 pm

You cannot bridge mode-station.
You can't, but you can bridge an EoIP tunnel layered over it.
You can, true, but it is not as efficient as a simple bridge.

If you really wanted to layer a tunnel over that type of link vpls offers a 60% faster solution than eoip and full unfragmented Mtu of 1500 or better.


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Re: Efficient Wireless Bridging

Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:26 am

Here is a presntation from one of the MUM's - check out page 11 onwards -it describes most of the limitations and benefits of the different methods :D

http://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/P ... 012-PL.pdf
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