Though I'm afraid nobody except MikroTik makes managed powerline adapters. I'm tunneling 3 VLANs using PWR-Line with IPSec EoIP over pwr-line interface for additional security.
will be nice to see how much throughput can you achieve with so small cpu and IPSEC EoIP
Like I said 20 mbps over wifi from powerline but it seems that CPU is not bottlenecking since it's almost idling. I actually downclocked it to 500mhz. CPU it has included is insanely overkill for this kind of device (it's full MIPSBE, not some SMIPS). I'll try to make some measurements directly eth-eth over powerline (no wifi) later. I used to use IPSec EoIP with hAP lite before which is SMIPS and it still was quite fine though CPU load was high during heavier traffic. 10/100 is not that much traffic tbh. Even with IPSec. PWR-Line should be around as fast as RB2011 so it should be able to reach almost gigabit with fasttrack if it wasn't for 10/100 ports so this CPU is probably bored as hell.
Some stats for those who are interested:
- I have around 20 mbps throughput over wifi, over powerline single phase with IPSec EoIP.
- With varying load around 2kW on average in circuit from various servers, PCs and other stuff.
- CPU doesn't seem to sweat too much.
- around 3-5ms ping between powerlines. Around 0.5ms ping over ethernet to uplink CCR1009.
- for comparison at my home 2.4 wifi achieves 13-40ms pings with 8ms being absolute top 5% so worst case powerline is much better than best case wifi (that's mostly why I use powerlines, as my load is in some cases quite latency sensitive (eg. low latency audio streaming and NAS access))
- I'm NOT using fasttrack and I DO use full firewall with several hundred rules and bridge-ip-firewall (since effectively those powerlines are creating 3 bridges for 3 VLANs) so in general config is quite heavy.