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Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:03 pm

Greetings,

I'm currently taking a look at these devices :

- hAP ac²
- hAP ac
- hEX S
- Chateau LTE12

Specification says:
10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 5

But I'm confused, is it 5 Ethernet ports sharing the same NIC ? Or is it 5 different NIC ?

I'm looking for a router with at least 4 ether interfaces.

Thanks
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?  [SOLVED]

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:13 pm

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The Chateau is almost identical to the AC2.
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:16 pm

@msatter: Thanks. hAP ac² and hAP ac are shared. But hEX S is unclear to me but I assume it's shared too. I will try to find the schematics for other boards.
 
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 pm

The first two have switch chips so traffic between devices in the network are switched and do not enter the CPU unless it is router traffic to the outside.

The hEX S is ............ I have two but never got it switching directly. I happens all in CPU/Bridge and the SPF reduces the overall speed of the ETH to 1Gbit/s and the SPF takes the other half of the 2Gbit/s. However it is a nice device with an option to have a SPF at a cost of speed.

If you seek also Wifi then the AC2 and Chateau are very nice. The Chateau is a brandnew model.
Two RB760iGS (hEX S) in series. One does PPPoE and both do IKEv2.
Running:
RouterOS 6.47.beta.x / Winbox 3.21 / MikroTik APP 1.3.12
NordVPN viewtopic.php?f=2&t=158439&p=781009 for multiple connections.
 
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:34 pm

The first two have switch chips so traffic between devices in the network are switched and do not enter the CPU unless it is router traffic to the outside.

The hEX S is ............ I have two but never got it switching directly. I happens all in CPU/Bridge and the SPF reduces the overall speed of the ETH to 1Gbit/s and the SPF takes the other half of the 2Gbit/s. However it is a nice device with an option to have a SPF at a cost of speed.

If you seek also Wifi then the AC2 and Chateau are very nice. The Chateau is a brandnew model.
Thanks.

Problem is I need 4 interfaces. The "cheaper" device I've found is the CCR1009-7G-1C-PC (8 interfaces) at $425.

Or I could use VLAN trunking at the cost of a lower bandwith.
 
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 pm

Have also a look at the RB4011 which has 10 ports with five, each on a 2,5Gbit/s connection. Aggregated 5Gbit/s. The SPF has it's own 10Gbit/s connection.

There is also a Wifi version of that router.

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Two RB760iGS (hEX S) in series. One does PPPoE and both do IKEv2.
Running:
RouterOS 6.47.beta.x / Winbox 3.21 / MikroTik APP 1.3.12
NordVPN viewtopic.php?f=2&t=158439&p=781009 for multiple connections.
 
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:35 pm

You can use them as separate interfaces, but some have shared bandwidth to the CPU.
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:14 am

Just found this product matrix page listing all devices and their features in a matrix table:
https://mikrotik.com/products/matrix
 
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Re: Number of ether interfaces ?

Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks everyone, I'll mark this thread as solved.

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