We have NOT tried this, but it looks VERY interesting, particularly as a high power wireless router.Those cases are cool.
Now what to put in them? I saw some mini motherboards listed next to the case, but couldn't tell how fast they were.
To do past 100Mbps on the GigE port I need something decent, but not outragous and that MT supports.
It is a border router so there would be a few policies on it for shaping and filtering traffic.I've seen some RB or WRAP type boards that have 533 MHz cpus..might be enough for what u need. some of the major distributors had them.
how much traffic and policy - ing do you plan on having through this machine?
There are decent boxes, we have 2 of them.I'm experimenting with the 1U 14" rack mount CSE-513L from supermicro. The motherboard faces backwards so your ethernet ports are forward. I'm pretty sure I can get a working MT prototype for under $500.
http://www.supermicro.com/products/chas ... 3L-260.cfm
If anyone is interested, I can send more detail.
The 513L-160's come with 3.5, I'd have to purchase the optional 2.5 bracket. But I'll be using the IDE Flash from MT. Easier for field maintenance I would suspect.I use 3 of the super micro boxes..
Keep in mind they use 2.5" HDAs...
They are ROCK solid..
They produce a HUGE amount of fan noise... (For data center use only !!)
The GIG ports are flakey in some earlyer RouterOS releases, so only use later versions of RouterOS...