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Difference between 100 and 500

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:25 pm

I understand that things vary greatly based upon features used. However, to the uninitiated (read: me) I have a hard tell figuring out positioning differences between RB5xx and RB1xx. The obvious physical differences aside over number of physical interfaces what is the difference? Is there some sort of general guideline? e.g. RB5xx is more suitable for applications that require >100Kpps.

Since RB153 has 5x 10/100 ports and 3x mPCI slots why would I want to buy a RB532 that actually has less 10/100 ports and mPCI slots and cost more?

I understand there's a RB532A with more memory, lets just say you don't really need additional memory.
 
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Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:36 am

rb 532 u can get better perfomance of network.
rb 153 slow - this is for ap max 20 - 30 users , max transfer u get about 10-11 Mbit/s
on 532 is about 30 Mbit/s

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In 153 better use with cooler, cpu is overheating then rb153 reboots !!!
I use radiator on it and all works ok. Mikrotik should supply cooling with that rb.
If u don't belive then try it and u will see.
 
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Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:21 am

Detailed information about RB500 and RB100 is published on http://www.routerboard.com
 
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Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:24 pm

Detailed information about RB500 and RB100 is published on http://www.routerboard.com
Yes, I've been there. If I look at:
http://www.routerboard.com/rb100.html

and

http://www.routerboard.com/rb500.html

I'm told about physical specifications such as CPU type, memory, storage, etc. I'm not really told what type of application the routers are positioned for in general. I also didn't see any page that directly compares the two, of course its not that difficult to flip between a couple browser tabs and compare myself.

I also have the distinct impression that the http://www.routerboard.com website focuses on the hardware specifically. MikroTik adds significant value in my mind because of the integration of software and hardware and I'm interested in the complete software/hardware picture not just the hardware.

The previous poster (Art) gave some very helpful guidelines. e.g. RB1xx is for less than 20-30 users max. I realize that features used etc can widely vary performance but some general guidelines such as this is quite helpful.

If the CPU is the same and the clock speed is only say 100MHz greater doesn't really mean a whole lot to someone especially someone who doesn't have much direct experience with the products.
 
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Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:59 pm

think of them as CPE vs AP. RB100 series have less ports and less power, RB500 is enough to handle multiple APs and many users. we will improve the website, thank you for suggestions.
 
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Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:27 pm

:D I am a bit disappointed in the range of routerboards available! Even the 532 is not powerfull enought The ideal would be to have a layout like the 153 with at least 600Mhz cpu clock, and 256mb ram! now your question will be why! To run 2 x sr5 cards, 1x sr2, both sr5 must run Nstream(this kill the standard 532 cpu (dont even metion nstream dual)). The 600mhz cpu will carry the 2 x nstream interfaces.
The memory is to create all users on routerboard for Hotspot or PPPOE, then you don't need extra Radius servers etc! Think about this for next super routerboard! :D :?:
 
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Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:39 pm

as normis said before - more powerful boards are coming. I am waiting for them as well.
 
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:57 pm

as normis said before - more powerful boards are coming. I am waiting for them as well.
I am like a kid waiting for a toy that was promised to me! When? When? :lol:
 
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Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:31 pm

Christmas was good time for it indeed, but.. didn't found any under my tree :)
 
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Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:16 am

:D I am a bit disappointed in the range of routerboards available! Even the 532 is not powerfull enought The ideal would be to have a layout like the 153 with at least 600Mhz cpu clock, and 256mb ram! now your question will be why! To run 2 x sr5 cards, 1x sr2, both sr5 must run Nstream(this kill the standard 532 cpu (dont even metion nstream dual)). The 600mhz cpu will carry the 2 x nstream interfaces.
The memory is to create all users on routerboard for Hotspot or PPPOE, then you don't need extra Radius servers etc! Think about this for next super routerboard! :D :?:
we can't make a device for every situation. much more power can be gotten from a PC system, that is why RouterOS can be installed on them.
 
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:43 am

Actually, I see the 153 board as a nice SOHO CPE router that would make a good substitute for those nasty Linksys routers. In fact, I've deployed them in Small to Mid-size Business environments and they seem to work well. I definitely view it as a CPE solution and not something for the AP (except maybe a small repeater site).

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