yes, it is a mips processor and it is faster than the x86 in many cases. RouterOS 2.9 works on this RouterBOARD 500 and on regular x86 systems and will not be made in different versions. But - it will only work on this RB500 and not on other mips systems (yet).I notice it's a MIPS 4 processor:
Unless I'm being dumb, that's not an x86 family device
Does that mean RouterOS has been re-compiled for this CPU?
when? well ... now? they are available, write to sales for a quote.Looks sweet can't wait to start using these with 2.9!!!
when can i buy them?!
look a few posts above, i wrote this:Does that mean 2.9 will run on other MIPS32 4kc HW platforms also
so, and as for this question -But - it will only work on this RB500 and not on other mips systems
you have to recompile the kernel if for every mips system. we can't make like a few tens of routeros versions. we have one that works on x86 and on RB500or did you do something special on your RB500?
We are having great success with the VIA EPIA M800 motherboard for:D Finally Looks link We can move away from having to use other platforms when dealing small router boards. We have only been able to use the RouterBoard 200 series in about 10% of our applications.
With the design of this new board, it looks like we can move to around 70%
Hope that the 2.9 version moves out of beta soon, so we can order and uses these new boards. Still a few bugs to go in 2.9, we have a few beta's running and check out each release as they arive.
The Expansion board looks very Good also
One suggestion, is the posibility of building a normal PCI slot. Either a mini pci to pci converter or something would be great.
We use a lot of Cyclades 300 boards on point to point T1/E1 setups. We still have to use an ITX motherboard to do what we want.
Would like to investigate using the new Router Board 500 for more of our systems.
Have you been able to use Atheros cards in the 4 port PCI to minipci board, or just Prism and Orinoco?We are having great success with the VIA EPIA M800 motherboard for
small spaces. It has one full size PCI slot that you can put whatever you
need in. We have one that has one of the 4 port ethernet cards, and
another that at one time had one of the 4 port PCI to miniPCI boards in
it. With that and a built in ethernet port we had a great tower router that
had two APs and two backhauls with the ethernet port for management.
Do you have more details on these boards? Where do you get them and what cpu do they have?The only small foot print board that runs all the way to 165 deg F. is the Inter mini ATX boards. 30 out of 30 have never died for 1 year.
What do you guys use to counter act the cold?We're up here in northern Oregon where as long as it's water proof and you can handle a little ice in the winter, you're all set.
So RB500 is also crashing in these conditions?The only small foot print board that runs all the way to 165 deg F. is the Inter mini ATX boards. 30 out of 30 have never died for 1 year. The are all running in Death Valley California. The hotest spot in the United States.
The PCB provides some isolation for the radio signals when the cards on opposite sides of the board. So this might not be as easy to work with but can improve the connection quality some.The new routerboard physical layout design does not appear to be well thought out.
Often folks have radios go out, and often I do not think people will use cf port anyways since it is already built in.
On the new RB they put a radio card on the front and then another on the back.
My experience with this topic: Talking mostly about p2p links, where usually the systems themselves are not outdoors, but inside in an unheated/unisolated attic (partly with open windows etc.), up in the church tower, ...The cold here really isn't that bad. 3 out of 4 years we get a winter storm that drops the temp down to around 16 F for about a week at the most. The cold around here is typically 35-45 F during the coldest part of the winter.
Yup, I see that as one of the bigger problems in such environments, too. It's not uncommon to have 2-4 cm thick ice on exposed panel antennas up on the mast. This really makes things get hairy ...Worst case we had was ice buildiup on the antenna on the tower. It
changes the effective shape of the antenna (not to mention all that
water the signal is trying to push through)
Would like to see that in actionI was lucky enough to clear
that problem with a well placed rock from a sling shot. Wouldn't recommend that for others though. We had to repair a crack in the raydome later.
I don't remember reading that in my network administrator's handbook... I suffer from the other extreme of heat issues, throwing rocks doesn't seem to help.I was lucky enough to clear
that problem with a well placed rock from a sling shot. Wouldn't recommend
that for others though. We had to repair a crack in the raydome later.
I think the two radio idea comes from thinking only about the three non overlapping frequencies in 2.4GHz. You need some 10 or 20MHz of space between the edges of your signal. So for 2.4GHz, only two radios could get close to the maximum speed.why are there more mini slots if everybody i have heard so far doesnt recommend running more then 2 radios per unit (rb500) and would 4 radios in one case cause alot of RF between the radios?