maybe you should just look around the forum to see that other users have no problem achieving higher speeds. this one person with the 200KM link had 20Mbits ...
Normis, I read the forum regularly as a cusory check of my user ID would show you. We were one of your first "big" North American early adopters starting over four years ago, and I have something like 400 pieces of MT hardware in the field now.
I would have a LOT more if you got with the program and released current hardware in a timely fashion. Either that, or start supporting manufacturers of high performance/inexpensive outdoor gear that are capable of maintaining a reasonable release schedule.
As far as optimization, when we beta'd the SR9s for you at your request, you had a standing offer to come and play on our systems. I understand engineering wasn't interested however...
We operate in one of the harshest long-haul rural RF areas in the world and the thought of a reliable single-hop 200km link is laughable. We have enough trouble keeping 80km unlicenced links stable, to the point that our busiest three out of six long-haul (80km plus) segments have had their MT gear replaced with protected licensed radios with frequency and spatial diversity. We can now maintain better than 99.9997% on these links and run at 45Mbit full duplex all the time. The ONLY unlicensed radios capable of operating properly under these condtions are Orthogon, and the price tag is so high you might as well go licensed if you have it available at a reaonsable price.
I also sleep better at nights.
You guys make great firmware when you get a release through test properly, but if you can't get your supported hardware released to match or beat your competition you become a boat anchor to your customers.
A lot of people have been dancing around this issue politely on the forum, its past time you started listening. If we do change from MT, it may well will be everything as I HATE supporting multiple platforms.
From MikroTik, I need the equivalent to a 4 radio gateworks board, and the equivalent to a Ubiquiti LS2. Six months ago would have been nice, tomorrow is just about acceptable.
If you can't get these released immediately, the courtesy of a hardware release schedule would be the next best thing. We have businesses to run and the lack of a hardware roadmap is unacceptable.