after testing RB4011iGS+ I ended up buying some for ourself and our customers. Really a nice piece of h/w and a mighty OS.
I've been able to test several VPN scenarios with different h/w vendors, speedtests, advanced routing features, netflow monitoring etc. all of that is working like a charm at speeds that I didn't expect in that price range.
But when it comes to the term "bridge" I'm not sure how this has to be handled:
if I've just 3 segments, e.g. DMZ, WAN, LAN in different networks, so none of them is bridged, why is there always a "bridge" involved? Or can I simply switch off that bridge doing just the routing with simple interfaces bound to dedicated port (no WLAN or other non Ethernet medium used, no VLAN).
the RB4011 has 2 switches. Is there any advice regarding speed increase or decrease when seperating ethernet segments assigning specific ports to each of them?
thx for any reply,