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Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Hello,

Where did the CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear from the routerboard.com website, and also from mikrotik.com/products/ ?

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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:05 pm

 
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:48 pm

I thought so, but why would you replace that switch with something that has the exact same performance, but without an LCD screen?
 
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Because it has newer generation switch CPU and faster Management CPU. On CRS326 all SFP+ interfaces can be used in 1G mode if required. CRS226 supports SFP only in port SFP+1.
 
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:33 am

But CRS326:
  • Doesn't have LCD
  • Has only 16 mb storage (my experience with hAP lite tells me that sometimes it's too few to even store few previous configuration versions and some scripts, and ROS behavior when you're out of storage is HIGHLY ambiguos. I got something like "unknown error")
  • Higher power consumption (page says 24W, quick start guide says 18W... wut)
  • Isn't even white so won't match CCR routers in rack lol...
It looks like downgrade... I know price is lower and considering price drop vs features difference I'd say LCD and config storage may not be really worth additional 50% to price (199$ vs 299$ iirc) but idk... It doesn't feel as nice as old one did :C I don't like color and lack of LCD. It's like

CRS226:
Image

CRS326:
Image

I know grey one is cheaper and functionally the same but fuck this, I want white toilet paper with LCD even if I have to pay premium! Bc it's nice touch
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:07 am

Yes. Disappointing 16MByte Flash in $200 RouterOS device with 512MByte RAM. Such small amount of Flash were in ten year old RB133c rev B. :) Yes I know that CRS326 is a smart switch under control of SwOS or RouterOS system, but for upgrading 10MByte RouterOS file at least so many free MBytes necessary. I've made screenshot from one of hAP lite. Current size of routeros-smips-6.39.2.npk is 7,382,015 bytes.
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:13 am

But CRS326
the 800mhz cpu suppose to be faster if you choose routeros and do routing.
i know CRS series are meant for switching. and there's no coincidence in why mikrotik posted switching scalability numbers to routerboard.com.
i use crs125 often as a scaled-up replacement for RB2011: same cpu, same performance + more ports
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:48 pm

It is still white, Lapsio, don't worry :)
I don't know where you got grey color from. Maybe the picture has a different shadow.
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 pm

It is still white, Lapsio, don't worry :)
Now I'm 100% convinced to get one
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Besides - why 16mb flash? I mean it's understandable in those 19.99 routers like hAP lite,mini,mAP etc. But why CRS326? Why hEX, why PowerBox or OmniTik. Why all new devices that are not RB2011/RB3011/RB1100/CCR have 16mb flash? Is cost reduction really THAT high? You could at least give microSD slots to all of them if you really NEED to reduce costs that badly. Not that buying dozen of 1gb microSD 2$ each is awesome solution... (bc it's quite hard to get smaller ones nowadays and even if they are available they're not cheaper than 1gb)

And microSD is hassle with ROS bc I'm using one in CCR and support is not nice. Formatting is unresponsive, card is randomly not detected or takes ages to appear under ROS. It sucks. And iirc ROS doesn't allow booting MetaRouter from microSD. It's just fuckup after fuckup.
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Re: Where did CRS226-24G-2S+RM disappear ?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:34 pm

It looks like the page https://cloudcorerouter.com/ has not been updated for a long time. There are many models missing ... Can you please add them?
I add to the query. Is the 16Mb flash really good for new models? It looks like all the new models are "low cost"
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