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pzelenka00
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Home network

Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:56 pm

Hi,

I'm building home 1Gbit network and I would appreciate any suggestions with router and switch selection. My network schema is depicted on attached picture.
My first thought is to use:

Router: hEX (RB750Gr2)
Switch: CRS112-8G-4S-IN

Since the 8 LAN ports is enough for my needs I'm wondering if CRS112 could be used as a router and switch simultaneously?

What are yours suggestions?

Thanks

Pavel
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Re: Home network

Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:03 pm

What speed limit on your internet channel?
What protocol used by you ISP(PPPOE,L2TP.... or maybe without tunnels) ?
I use right now:
-=CCR1009+8G-1S-1S+RM=- -=CRS226-24G-2S+RM=- -=DXS-1210-12SC=- for little home network.
We... Russian "crazy" sysadmins, loving much CPU power and throughput in reserve.
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Re: Home network

Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi,

the Internet connection is 100Mbit without tunnel. However I plan to use VPN, probably PPTP

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Pavel
 
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Re: Home network

Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:27 pm

Depending on your ISP connection speed, you could just use the CRS as a router also, and avoid buying/managing/powering a second device :D

To be more specific, if you have something like <= 50 Mbits bandwidth, the CRS should be able to handle the routing+NAT of your network without any issue.
cf: the performance test at the end of this page : http://routerboard.com/CRS112-8G-4S-IN
 
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AW: Home network

Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:19 pm

You could, but I can not recommend Mikrotik switches.
Better use the router and a separate switch. Tp-link builds nice cheap ones (the Jetstream series) .
 
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Re: Home network

Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:00 am

100Mbit without tunnel. However I plan to use VPN, probably PPTP
CRS112 could be used as a router and switch simultaneously?
I recomend RB850Gx2 for this. I think RB750Gr2 also be fine.
CRS is too slow for that.
My CRS utilize 20-35% CPU right now, for nothing! No internet, no tunnels, no data transmission, just empty config. I use only switch features.
But switch features on it works great!
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I use right now:
-=CCR1009+8G-1S-1S+RM=- -=CRS226-24G-2S+RM=- -=DXS-1210-12SC=- for little home network.
We... Russian "crazy" sysadmins, loving much CPU power and throughput in reserve.
По русски говоря: Задрот по микротику :)
 
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Re: Home network

Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:28 am

CRS125 might be a better option as it runs the same processor as the RB2011 and works pretty well with fast-track (I've gotten ~850mbps with NAT via iperf3). The other CRS's run at 400mhz and seem to eat cpu faster.

Seems like switch statistics management takes a quite toll on cpu, with the LCD taking ~10% and Winbox with the interface window up taking another 10% or more.

If you plan on running vpn client on the router itself, you'll probably need something a bit bigger.

Edit: If you really need only 10 ports look for the new RB3011 too.
 
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Re: Home network

Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:02 am

i think rb3011 its a good option assuming is available in your country

i think you have to discard routing using any CRS is not recommended

i think for 100mbit hEX is a little short of CPU power if you enable some features the CPU will be at 100% limiting your throughput

the hEX its the most powerful of small routerboards but i will recommend hEX only for 30-50 mbit of bandwidth max
 
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Re: Home network

Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:33 am

for IPoE/DHCP "plain setup" 750Gr2/Hex is Fine.
its bang nearly 150Mbps in very complex(many pps) load and usually 250-400 or even more in more relaxed invironment.
for any kind of VPN usage, however its obviously too weak. aswell as 850's and 3011 suggested above.
so i think CCR1009(silenced w/o fans :) would be starting point if you intend to use VPN in near future
(or even CCR1016 if you plan bigger uplink, than 100Mbps. its also had less "compromised" design in general. more consistent, no gaps, weak spots in).


p.s.
HEX and HAP (not "Lite" versions) use 5.x versions of "MIPS-BE" cores, which are Notably faster not only in mikrotik devices but in other brands, so apparently both MIPS and Qualcomm - do Lot of homework and engineering/improvements.

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