Hello, I recently bought a Hap Lite (Rb941-2nd TC) to replace my old Linksys router because frankly, it was the first inexpensive router I'd seen that seemed up to the task of replacing it. I had been using the WRT for over a decade.
I see this unit similarly lasting me a long time and Ive already recommended them to a number of people. It represents a very good value for the money- definitely.
In keeping with that theme I am wondering if I could use its four ports to do link aggregation with my old managed switch. My net connection currently is 100 Mbit but I think they are offering an upgrade for free. But without bonding two ports together I wouldn't be able to use the extra speed. Can the old 24 port Cisco/Linksys SOHO switch be used to "bond" two ports on the router together to get a faster input pipe - or maybe 200 MBps input and output? (Can I use the remaining two ports to provide another 200 MBps pipe back into the switch?) That way I am thinking I could take maximal advantage of the hardware. I will still have enough gigabit ethernet ports on the old switch for the rest of our LAN?
Our firewalling needs are fairly modest, but getting more speed would be great. I wasnt execting to be able to bond the ports together. Its impressive the capabilities RouterOS, (even in the diminutive Rb941-2nd) brings to the table.
Its the first Mikrotik product I've bought and I am interested in seeing what I can do with it.
I can see that its *quite* a bit faster than the Linksys WRT54 was already.