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Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:46 pm

Finally out? Is this the RB1000 replacement?
 
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Re: RB1100

Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:36 am

Not out yet, but they have leaked a bit of information to get us talking. The announcement will be at MUM next week.

- RB1100 13-port gigabit rackmount router

So all we know is that the model is RB1100, it is a rack mount router, and has 13 ports which include gigabit ports. It could be more than 1U.

I am looking forward to the announcement.

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Re: RB1100

Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:29 am

A redundant power supply would be great.

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Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:51 am

Normis is a TEASE!!! :lol:
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Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:26 pm

I actually wish I could have held off a month on my latest RB1000 purchase...

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Re: RB1100

Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:27 am

I actually wish I could have held off a month on my latest RB1000 purchase...

Hey Tom!!!
Tom didn't know about it, the product will be revealed at the MUM. All anyone knows is the name. How do you even know it will be comparable with RB1000 in any way?
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Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:51 pm

I actually wish I could have held off a month on my latest RB1000 purchase...

Hey Tom!!!
Tom didn't know about it, the product will be revealed at the MUM. All anyone knows is the name. How do you even know it will be comparable with RB1000 in any way?
I think you mis-understood the tone of my message... It wasn't to express anger... And the hey Tom ... Wasn't anything but a shout out...
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Me and Tom were neighbors in the MTCTCE class in dallas...
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Re: RB1100

Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:38 am

Hey neighbor,

I checked out your web site. You have a really nice niche market down there in LA.

Like Normis said... We distributors are left in the dark just like everyone else.

I'm looking forward to the MUM news.

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Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:25 am

Waiting for the 12:00 AM webcast...

Nap time !!!
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Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:58 am

Waiting for the 12:00 AM webcast...

Nap time !!!
Are you sure about the time? I was thinking 3am Monday morning for Chicago which would be 1am for Pacific Time Zone.

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Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:59 am

Even better ..... :?

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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:59 am

So 13 ports, 1U, PPC CPU.

Still wondering about CPU speed and whether any of the ports are SFP. I couldn't see the interfaces clearly in the video.
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:06 pm

Summary:

- Same CPU as RB800
- 13 x Gigabit port
- 2 x Attansic switch chips (2 x 5port switches)
- 1x POE capable port
- 1U Form factor
- Front/Rear air vents

It has some nice improvements, but I am a bit disappointed about it not having a multi-core processor, and from what I heard during the questions and after-discussion quite a few people were disappointed about the lack of SFP's
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Price?
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:59 pm

Price?
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In a other thread they did say about $500 (but it was unclear).
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm

- Same CPU as RB800
So a considerable downgrade in grunt over the RB1000???
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:38 pm

Maybe Normis said that meaning it was PPC. Wait for the official spec sheets to get the speed I guess.
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:40 pm

the CPU of RB800 and RB1000 is the same performance wise. The test is different because it has one less ports. So RB1100 has the same power CPU as RB1000 essentially.
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:47 pm

Any plans on releasing anything more powerful? I like buying an appliance so I don't have to worry about compatibility.
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:53 pm

the CPU of RB800 and RB1000 is the same performance wise. The test is different because it has one less ports. So RB1100 has the same power CPU as RB1000 essentially.
Despite the RB800 being 800MHz and the RB1000 being 1.33GHz? (assuming the RB800 uses a lower clocked variation of the PPC8547 processor in the RB1000).
The RB800 looks substantially slower at 64-byte and 512-byte packets where the speed/number of interfaces isn't a limit judging by http://www.routerboard.com/pdf/routerbo ... _tests.pdf

Will the RB1100 have the same hardware encryption/decryption for IPSec VPNs etc? (I'm unaware as to whether or not the RB800 has this)

When will the specs for the RB1100 be online? When will the unit be orderable/when will deliveries commence? We kind of need them urgently... ;)
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:38 pm

the CPU can be set to the same frequency as RB1000 so performance will be similar. We will post specs and other stuff this week. Release date is in April. Price is targeted to be 499$
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:44 pm

Some photos? Or brochure?
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:51 pm

Sweeeeeeeeeet!, any hw spec ????
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:25 pm

:( Great, a revamped RB1000 with more ports which the CPU can't even saturate... and no SFP support either.
What good are 13 GigE Ports if the CPU is not powerful enough to max them out?
Who needs a 450€ 13-port GigE Routerboard to do switching dutys? there are way better alternatives for that.

The RB1100 would have been great if it either had enough power to actually push 13 Gigabit/s or at least had SFP support.
As I see it, Mikrotik could just as well have continued producing the RB1000, I don't see how this is an improvement over the RB1000.

Well, hoping for a RB2000 then :)
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:38 pm

Power is AC or DC?
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:28 pm

Not what i expected. i would like to know why Mikrotik went back as opposed to enhancing the features on the RB1000.
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:16 pm

Maybe if everyone nicely posts what they were hoping for, Mikrotik can try and implement these in the next product.

I was personally looking for that was not delivered:

- Multi-Core PPC processor


I would also like to see:

- More professional case design, e.g. better fitting ports, consistent colouring
- Externally accessible compact flash or SD slots
- Move from DB9 to RJ45 console port
- Addition of USB to the device with front mount ports
- Change to two product lines, RouterBoard (OEM/DIY) and RouterBOX (Mikrotik pre-assembled solutions)


Also, for the record the price point is not too much of a concern on a product that is potentially going to be used as the "core" router for ISP's and small enterprises. I just want a professional looking box, that is pre-assembled, tested and supported by the vendor.
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:21 pm

Maybe if everyone nicely posts what they were hoping for, Mikrotik can try and implement these in the next product.

I was personally looking for that was not delivered:

- Multi-Core PPC processor


I would also like to see:

- More professional case design, e.g. better fitting ports, consistent colouring
- Externally accessible compact flash or SD slots
- Move from DB9 to RJ45 console port
- Addition of USB to the device with front mount ports
- Change to two product lines, RouterBoard (OEM/DIY) and RouterBOX (Mikrotik pre-assembled solutions)


Also, for the record the price point is not too much of a concern on a product that is potentially going to be used as the "core" router for ISP's and small enterprises.
Pretty much just that, stressing "multi-core PPC processor". Something more powerful than the RB1000 that comes as an appliance from Mikrotik, and is guaranteed to work well with RouterOS and is fully supported in the OS upgrade path.
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:36 pm

A week ago i had to purchase a core 2 duo machine, RB44GV just because Mikrotik did not have a multi-core Router board Mikrotik, The internet Traffic gets complex and is dynamic lets have more power. Multi core is the solution especially as Edge Routers for ISP's like me
 
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Re: RB1100

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:33 pm

I'm sure MT will come out with multicore board as soon as OS supports it, ie V5. What would be the point of multicore RB1xxx that OS does not support.
 
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Re: RB1100

Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:40 am

Maybe if everyone nicely posts what they were hoping for, Mikrotik can try and implement these in the next product.

I was personally looking for that was not delivered:

- Multi-Core PPC processor


I would also like to see:

- More professional case design, e.g. better fitting ports, consistent colouring
- Externally accessible compact flash or SD slots
- Move from DB9 to RJ45 console port
- Addition of USB to the device with front mount ports
- Change to two product lines, RouterBoard (OEM/DIY) and RouterBOX (Mikrotik pre-assembled solutions)


Also, for the record the price point is not too much of a concern on a product that is potentially going to be used as the "core" router for ISP's and small enterprises. I just want a professional looking box, that is pre-assembled, tested and supported by the vendor.
Just making sure you know there are already supported solutions like this. Most of these are already accomplished though existing Made for MikroTik Products. You an visit the hardware comparability list for those. Ours is at http://www.mikrotikrouter.com These include up to 22 GigE Fibers and Up to dual Quad Core Xeon Processors!
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:17 am

Power is AC or DC?
I'll guess the same as the RB1000. Universal AC in and 12vdc to the board.

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Re: RB1100

Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:52 pm

We need powerful router than RB1000 also need SFP ports.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:10 pm

In such case right now only option is x86 box.
 
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:18 pm

Just making sure you know there are already supported solutions like this. Most of these are already accomplished though existing Made for MikroTik Products. You an visit the hardware comparability list for those. Ours is at http://www.mikrotikrouter.com These include up to 22 GigE Fibers and Up to dual Quad Core Xeon Processors!
There's a difference between embedded hardware and industrial x86.
Like power consumption, reliability, size, vendorsupport, etc.
If you're going for x86, you might as well just grab a proper server system.
In the same formfactor (2U) you could easily get a single or dual quadcore server with redundant PSUs and a few quad-port GigE or dual-port 10GE ports.

I actually ordered a few RB1000s, but they were cancelled before I could get them.
I'm not sure if I should get the RB1100.

499EUR for the RB1100 is a decent price, but I wouldn't mind paying 1000EUR for a proper routerboard that could forward at least 1000Mbps linerate (minimum size packets) with MPLS and a full BGP routingtable.
 
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Re: RB1100

Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:28 pm

This was not the good news I was hoping for. My network setup needs RB1000 power or more.
I truly hoped that the RB1100 would be a better RB1000 but I can conclude that it is not the case. The RB1100 looks more like a downgrade to me. :(

So my day today was to contact my distributor to try to allocate 2 more RB1000 while I still can.
Let's hope my distributor can hold/find 2 RB1000 for me.

I sincerely hope the new RB2000? have the DualCore PowerPC processor and also SFP and the same amount of ports that the RB1100 has. We need more speed MikroTik please take this under consideration. I understand that the RB1000 is not your biggest sales product in your portfolio but here in Sweden we have large scale networks and also the amount of bandwidth and traffic that requires large routers.

The x86 is not an option due to the limits in RouterOS to handle dual core x86 and the fact that I among may want a complete product from one vendor. Not one for the OS and one for the hardware.

Please do not concentrate your product portfolio to only small/medium scale networks and countries with low bandwidth.
We are pretty much getting our legs cut off here. :(
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:12 pm

Normis says that performance is about the same, plus RB1100 has twice as many ports, plus it is most likely going to be significantly cheaper. But if you'd rather pay a few hundred dollars more for the RB1000, go ahead I guess. Also I would imagine the processor in the RB1100 is newer than the one in the RB1000 for whatever that's worth.
 
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:32 pm

TKITFrank, RouterOS 5 has much improved SMP support and the beta should be out once the Mikrotik team have recovered from PL MUM.

This will allow you to use x86.
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:40 pm

Hopefully they will also release some RouterBOARDS with multiple processors at that point.
 
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:48 pm

am not seeing any Mikrotik routerboard with multiple proccessors coming out any earlier than the second quarter. The best option they have currently and quickest is to have the OS support multi core machines. And am sure that is the next step they will be taking
 
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Normis says that performance is about the same, plus RB1100 has twice as many ports, plus it is most likely going to be significantly cheaper. But if you'd rather pay a few hundred dollars more for the RB1000, go ahead I guess. Also I would imagine the processor in the RB1100 is newer than the one in the RB1000 for whatever that's worth.
Hmmm, I don't think so. Both have the same CPU core and are the same generation. The RB1000 has 2 times the L2 cache. The RB1000 CPU is running 33% faster.

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Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:13 pm

Hmmm, I don't think so. Both have the same CPU core and are the same generation. The RB1000 has 2 times the L2 cache. The RB1000 CPU is running 33% faster.

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Hmm ok you have a point with the L2 cache but Normis did say it will be able to run at the same speed as the RB1000. I assume that's because it's meant to be used indoors whereas the RB800 is meant to be used outdoors where there can be very high temperatures.
 
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:07 am

In my opinion all multi-Ethernet Routerboards should be required to include a USB port. Without the USB port there isn't a way to monitor the APC UPS status. Send power outage alarms etc.

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Hmmm, I don't think so. Both have the same CPU core and are the same generation. The RB1000 has 2 times the L2 cache. The RB1000 CPU is running 33% faster.

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Hmm ok you have a point with the L2 cache but Normis did say it will be able to run at the same speed as the RB1000. I assume that's because it's meant to be used indoors whereas the RB800 is meant to be used outdoors where there can be very high temperatures.
To be clear, I am comparing the RB1100 (not RB800) to the RB1000. Normis might have said that because you can probably over-clock the RB1100 to match the clock speed of the RB1000.

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Hmmm, I don't think so. Both have the same CPU core and are the same generation. The RB1000 has 2 times the L2 cache. The RB1000 CPU is running 33% faster.

Tom

Hmm ok you have a point with the L2 cache but Normis did say it will be able to run at the same speed as the RB1000. I assume that's because it's meant to be used indoors whereas the RB800 is meant to be used outdoors where there can be very high temperatures.
To be clear, I am comparing the RB1100 (not RB800) to the RB1000. Normis might have said that because you can probably over-clock the RB1100 to match the clock speed of the RB1000.

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It looks like the micro-sd slots may be externally accessible !
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Re: RB1100

Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:59 am

no they can't, because the board edge is too far from the case edge, so there are no slots for them. it's several centimeters away.

also, the board doesn't have a cooler itself, but the case has a cooling system.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:02 am

I'm not particularly well-versed in hardware, so forgive me if this is a stupid and obvious question.

MT claims the processor in the RB1100 (MPC8544) is as good as the RB1000 (MPC8548). That chip, according to the manufacturer, is indeed the successor ("The predecessors of the MPC8544/E—the MPC8548/E family—were one of the first generation of PowerQUICC III processors to use this core set of technology.").

Still, processing power seems down: 2,240 MIPS at 1.0 GHz (estimated Dhrystone 2.1) (http://www.freescale.com/files/netcomm/ ... 8544FS.pdf) vs 3065 MIPS at 1333 MHz
(estimated Dhrystone 2.1) (http://www.freescale.com/files/netcomm/ ... 8544FS.pdf)

What am I missing here?
 
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:08 am

those are only numbers. actual throughput testing from-to different ports doesn't show real difference.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:15 am

What about firewall ruleset processing? IPsec? Running services like the Hotspot servlet?
 
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:17 am

Can't say exact numbers, but It's still in the same league as RB800 and RB1000. The RB1100 doesn't have IPsec acceleration, that's the only missing feature. The price is much better though.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:37 am

Okay that is interesting but the fact remains that the new CPU is not as fast as the old one en definitely not faster. When you test port to port I can understand that the throughput is the same but what about then you use other system resources like complex firewall filtering(Mangel, L7), Queues, MPLS, Hotspot, DNS, BGP and so on.

When you put all of these things together then the CPU becomes important. To just bridge or route simple traffic from port to port it's not a big deal.

I'm also not a where of the full facts but the "old" RB1000 had VPN acceleration and a IP port accelerator as well? I can't seem to find this on the new one as well. Or am I mistaken?

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Re: RB1100

Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:41 am

yes, what you wrote is true, but difference is small.

RB1000 had only IPSec acceleration, nothing else.

SFP? Send request to support with example implementation (ie. where you would use it) :)
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:36 am

Definitely feels like a downgrade to me. It's slightly slower than the RB1000 in terms of total CPU power for layer 7 stuff etc. and is missing IPSec acceleration.
Should have been the RB900 with the RB1000U kept on as the higher end rackmount stuff, but with a re-designed case using the same cooling as the RB1100 IMHO.
 
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:39 am

Mikrotik would need to add VTI to their IPSEC implementation for me to need the hardware crypto.

Hopefully my regular posts and emails to support will convince them to add it ;)
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:46 am

But you will definitely like the price ;)

We are also working on a more powerful device, but it's not ready yet. Send your SFP suggestions with usage examples and requirements.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:03 am

I was initially pretty skeptical of the SFP idea, but recently had the requirement to terminate a DWDM circuit and talk MPLS. A Juniper J4350 + JXE-1GE-SFP-S PIM did the job, but it would have been nice to use a Miktotik device.

Normis, I have an idea that would be very flexible. Introduce hot pluggable expansion slots based on the ExpressCard 2.0 standard.

By this, I mean use the ExpressCard connector and chipsets, and use your own design that allows the module to screw into the front of the chassis. This will keep the cost of the base appliance low, and allow easy expansion for the power users.

Oh, and using this format should physically and electrically allow an expansion card with 4x 1gbit SFP's on it.

If the RB2000 had for example two of these slots, it would allow a further 8 SFP's to be added, and with the SMP PPC processor and hardware crypto would keep everyone happy.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:20 am

You've only got 2.5Gbps raw bandwidth available on a ExpressCard slot (although it's 5Gbps on ExpressCard 2.0). I'd prefer to see a full PCI-Express based module (something like with the PCI-E based Juniper PIMs) so that you can do 10Gbps ports with 82599 based NICs.
There have been some really impressive papers recently on the routing performance of Linux with these NICs due to their advanced hardware and some of the recent work on the Linux TCP/IP stack.
 
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:30 am

Hrmm, I think going to 10gigabit interfaces is a bit ambitious for the already very busy Mikrotik devs. I think you may be referring to the NZNOG presentation on 10gig routing on linux I linked to in one of my other posts.

On a side note, the new Allied Telesis x600 and x900 switches run Linux and manage to route up to 160gigabit. I am guessing with some sort of hardware offload.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:43 am

So... I've been brainstorming use cases for this product. No doubt it will be a nice replacement for the RB1000 when the requirement is that of more ports and rackmount. However, I have a question:
Considering a customer who wants to use all ports as a flat switch, I would have to software bridge the two bridge-groups together. How fast is the link from ethernet switch chip to the cpu? Are we talking gigabit? More? What kind of oversubscription factor does this imply?
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Hrmm, I think going to 10gigabit interfaces is a bit ambitious for the already very busy Mikrotik devs. I think you may be referring to the NZNOG presentation on 10gig routing on linux I linked to in one of my other posts.

On a side note, the new Allied Telesis x600 and x900 switches run Linux and manage to route up to 160gigabit. I am guessing with some sort of hardware offload.
Yeah, I've seen the NZNOG presentation (probably via your link) as well as the papers by Vyatta/Intel and Jesper Dangaard and whilst there may still be some work to do to get more performance out of the Intel drivers, you are already getting up to 3.5Mpps on a modern Intel quad core chip and 10Gbps bi-direction full duplex at 1k packets.

I'm not expecting a RouterBOARD to have that kind of CPU power any time soon (unless they do one based on an Intel SuperMicro motherboard - they've already got the x86 version of RouterOS of course), but I think that any custom modules/slots should take future bandwidth requirements into account from day one.
It seems a bit silly to back yourself into a corner by using 5Gbps ExpressCard based slots when you know that you'll have to do 10Gbps at some point.
 
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:52 am

but I think that any custom modules/slots should take future bandwidth requirements into account from day one.
Very true, case in point would be the three different PIM slots used by Juniper
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:57 am

but I think that any custom modules/slots should take future bandwidth requirements into account from day one.
Very true, case in point would be the three different PIM slots used by Juniper
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Re: RB1100

Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:51 pm

But you will definitely like the price ;)
I'm sorry but who cares about the price if the box is just not powerful enough?
It's not like i can stack three of those boxes so they have enough throughput and processing power.

I think nobody would have had a problem with a RB1100 that costs 600 USD but has appropriate cpu power on board.

As for SFP applications:
If you have your hardware in large network centers like interxion, many of the patches you order will have to be fiber patches simply because the distances to cover are more than 100 meters. Now we would have to either put a cisco switch in between or use media converters.

Well, Looking forward to a more powerful, SFP enabled Routerboard :)
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:57 pm

But you will definitely like the price ;)

We are also working on a more powerful device, but it's not ready yet. Send your SFP suggestions with usage examples and requirements.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:01 pm

I'm sorry but who cares about the price if the box is just not powerful enough?
It's not like i can stack three of those boxes so they have enough throughput and processing power.

I think nobody would have had a problem with a RB1100 that costs 600 USD but has appropriate cpu power on board.
this product was created based on demand. apparently in this regard, your opinion is different from most. but, as I said, we will also try to make something for you.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:42 pm

Does each switch group have 1 gigabit "uplink" to the CPU or more?
 
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yes, one
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:15 am

Hmm, so each switch group is oversubscribed 5:1, which means if you were to do a non-oversubscribed setup, you will have only four ports usable? For example Ether1, Ether6, Ether11 and Ether13...
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:24 pm

RB1100 CPU will max out at .25-1Gb anyway so design is not oversubscribed. If anything, one could say its underpowered - but that depends on the price :)
 
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What is the purpose of the bypass switch on RB1100?
 
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What is the purpose of the bypass switch on RB1100?

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We need powerful router than RB1000 also need SFP ports.[2]
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We need powerful router than RB1000 also need SFP ports.[2]
Can you give example of where you would use such product? What would be your basic requirements if we made such router? Can you list a few features you personally need?
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What is the purpose of the bypass switch on RB1100?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&clie ... =&aql=&oq=
Thanks. I could use this feature on all traffic shaping bridges. Will this feature will be available on lower end models?

EDIT: or maybe MT can make addon module similar to this:
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We need powerful router than RB1000 also need SFP ports.[2]
Can you give example of where you would use such product? What would be your basic requirements if we made such router? Can you list a few features you personally need?
I just say this cause I listen much about about this. About need a powerful router than RB1000.

I particularly don't need.
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Why ask for SFP if you don't need it ? :shock: :?
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:00 pm

sorry sorry, I'm lost in this forum "/

I'm trying to understand but is hard.

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Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:04 pm

We need SFP too. If you connect to other TELCO, Exchange center, ISP you have to use SFP. We use 3 gigabit media converter now with the RB1000 to connect to our partners at a large data center.
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm

+1 for SFPs. Fiber is perfect for outdoor cabling. I have three use cases:

- FSOs. These are usually supplied with fiber connectors, and in general work better with fiber since it makes the ODU simpler (ie. less to go wrong). A high-end router like the RB1K series is necessary for routing FSO speeds (short-range backhauls and PtP links). For now we're sticking to bridging FSOs using the switch chip, but routing is always better.

- Switch uplinks. Fiber is cleaner and not prone to datacenter interference (tech holding a mobile phone close to a cable while working in a rack and speaking to his colleague).

- Any form of outdoor cabling - fiber = no lightning!


As for the price, I don't think price is an issue on a core/datacenter router, and this is where the RB1K series is positioned.
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:47 pm

Actually, I think the RB1100 is perfect for what I need. Good price point, speed, and I don't have to buy a managed gigabit switch. I'm almost ready to replace a x86 machine, external drive, and a 16 port unmanaged switch. Should be considerably lower power overall too. While SFP's can be a necessity for power users, in my opinion this was not the market for this product.

Hey, just my opinion though...not trying to start a ruckus :-)

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Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:43 pm

Agreed, for what it does, the price is good, but most of the moaning and groaning here stems from the fact that the RB1000 is now EOL and the RB1100 is supposedly its replacement.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:37 am

also +1 for SFP

we use fiber for connecting hundreds apartment buildings to our backbone. On every building there is gigabit network interface + x86 PC + vlan Switches. RB1100 will be more simple and compact replacement, but adds that damn converter with it's highly unreliable 5v power supply. It is clear, that time of long copper cables will be (or already is) ended. Even big telco's eventually give up with ADSL technology and replace it with fiber. Normis, how many "good reasons" do you need. Please add SFP.
 
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Do you have any exact hardware requirements? Is there a similar device out there that you like?
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Do you have any exact hardware requirements?
do you asking that from me?
no, not really, bigger is better I think. RB1100 in any other way is reasonable compromise between power and price and is well suitable for our setup. Only SFP or two is missing. If we talking about my dream-device, there might be two gigabit ethernet / SFP combo ports, and for example 16x100M or 1G ethernet interfaces. Some low voltage power option (12-24v) would be nice too, because then we can use small DC-UPS'es to power them and most of our problems will be gone forever.
Is there a similar device out there that you like?
no, and that's a reason I build them for last 10 years myself from SFF PC's and switches. Cisco and probably others big brands have suitable products, but these is usually not for that market and is way too expensive. I think that this is another point for MT for making those. You will have 100% market share instantly. :)
 
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$400 sounds like a great price point for a 1U RouterBOARD and RouterOS Level 6 License.
 
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$400 sounds like a great price point for a 1U RouterBOARD and RouterOS Level 6 License.
Yes, I have seen some distributors with 390$ price. A very good deal!
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Do you have any exact hardware requirements? Is there a similar device out there that you like?
There is the CPE side with something like the Cisco ME3400-2CS (2 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 and SFP) and 2 SFP uplinks) or even better more like the Juniper SRX210, which has 2xgigabit and 6x100 megabit ports with an optional SFP slot, i am comparing this model with RB750G/RB450G/RB1100 right now for business CPE deployments as they both have VPLS and comparable performance.
And i would like to see a a Core router with 8 SFP ports (perhaps 2 dual personality ports) with a throughput of 6-8 Gigabit/sec put i understand that this is a marked where you might not could sell that many boxes and it would not be commercial viable for you.
 
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Yah.. Ive got a nice little 20U, 19" cavity set aside under my stairs w/ about 50 network cables. Gonna work nice at my house. :D:D:D:D
 
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Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:52 am

Well in terms of hardware requirements -
It would certainly be nice to have a 1U Routerboard which can push upwards of one million packets per second and about 4-8 Gbit/s throughput, for the sole reason of being robust enough to endure DDoS attacks. It's not unusual to receive ~300-500k packets DDoS sometimes, and that amount brutally murders the RB1000 - also the RB1100 would probably not stand a chance since it's CPU is even slower. Hell, if it has to be 2U I wouldn't care either.

Also, I would look for about 8 GigE Interfaces, four of them could be SFP or dual personality - but personally I don't see dual personality as required, it's not like SFPs cost a lot of money anymore.

I think you could probably price that kind of a box at around 600 to 800$, depending on the exact amount of ram, flash and interfaces included.
 
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What is the rationale to put so many GigE ports (13) on device which is has routing capacity only of 1-2Gbps ? This adds extra price but I see no use of it.
 
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Laurinkus, the throughput is from one port to other port, not total!
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Laurinkus, the throughput is from one port to other port, not total!
hm..it's my understanding that traffic from ports 1-5 to ports 6-10 11 12 13 and is limited to .25-1GB as it has to be CPU switched. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

What switch chip is in RB1100? I read it's Attansic/Atheros variety?
 
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RB1100 uses Atheros switch chips.
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Hi all,

For all those asking for SFPs (including myself), I just bumped into this platform, looks ideal for RouterOS...
http://www.advantech.com/products/FWA-6 ... SQLLN.aspx

I have access to a couple of these boxes, I'll try to build a test RouterOS setup with it and see how it goes.
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Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:16 pm

hm..it's my understanding that traffic from ports 1-5 to ports 6-10 11 12 13 and is limited to .25-1GB as it has to be CPU switched. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Routers are for routing and switches are for swithing. RB1100 is a router and according to benchmark it has routing capacity of ~2Gbps. Hence, 2xGigE bonded interfaces should be enough for this purpose.
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Hi all,

For all those asking for SFPs (including myself), I just bumped into this platform, looks ideal for RouterOS...
http://www.advantech.com/products/FWA-6 ... SQLLN.aspx

I have access to a couple of these boxes, I'll try to build a test RouterOS setup with it and see how it goes.
My first impression is that this device should be quite expensive ($4k and more) while RB1100 expected price is something around $400-$500. Why to pay more when you can pay less ?
 
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Why to pay more when you can pay less ?
Because you get
- hot swap HDDs (will try to check if there's hardware RAID and if it's supported inside MT)
- internal CF for RouterOS, so you can dedicate the HDDs to cache or userman
- 4x SFPs + 4x Gigabit
- redundant PSUs
- PCI slots for expansion
- dual xeon CPUs

You don't get anything of that on the RB1k/RB1100, and $4K is not too much when you see what it's competing against. Cisco or Juniper will sell you a unit with almost the same functionality and half the performance at that price.

It's quite obvious that this is not something which you would put at your customer's end or use as an AP, there are RBs which can do that job very well. This -like the RB1K series- was made to sit in your datacenter and munch at your core traffic with ease.
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hm..it's my understanding that traffic from ports 1-5 to ports 6-10 11 12 13 and is limited to .25-1GB as it has to be CPU switched. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Routers are for routing and switches are for swithing. RB1100 is a router and according to benchmark it has routing capacity of ~2Gbps. Hence, 2xGigE bonded interfaces should be enough for this purpose.

I think you're wrong on bonded interface. The design is most likely based on 6 port switch chip - not enough ports to spare for bonded interface. Most likely it is 1GB (FDX) to each switch chip.
 
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Hi all,

For all those asking for SFPs (including myself), I just bumped into this platform, looks ideal for RouterOS...
http://www.advantech.com/products/FWA-6 ... SQLLN.aspx

I have access to a couple of these boxes, I'll try to build a test RouterOS setup with it and see how it goes.
That is an interesting box. How much is it?

We have built several MikroTik boxes using Intel motherboards & CPUs and for the past year or two have been using the Silicom PCIx & PCIe NICs with 2, 4 and 6 SFP slots. Pretty slick and they work great with RouterOS.

It's handy to be able to swap out a Multi-Mode SFP module with a Single-Mode SFP module without so much as a reboot. All hot swap...we've even used the Copper GigE SFPs in our Silicom NICs loaded into a MikroTik box. The MAC is tied to the SFP port and not the SFP module you have plugged into it. We have been purchasing our Silicom SFP NICs direct from Silicom, so after you're done finding your best price on a 6 port SFP NIC feel free to shoot me an email. We've got a few extra that we're willing to part with.

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Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:48 am

and is limited to .25-1GB as it has to be CPU switched
and how did you come up with these numbers ? :shock:
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and is limited to .25-1GB as it has to be CPU switched
and how did you come up with these numbers ? :shock:

sorry- I meant to write .25-1Gb... :) ...numbers are of RB1000 which you said is comparable to RB1100
 
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Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:28 am

RB1100 has 13 ports

Switch GROUP1 is connected to the CPU via one line, these 5 ports share 1Gbit full duplex.
Switch GROUP2 is connected to the CPU via one line, these 5 ports share 1Gbit full duplex.

If you use switch feature within one of these groups, between the ports inside group, you will get wire speed throghput (maximum possible). This is because connection from eth1 to eth2 will go not through CPU but through Switch chip.

The 3 other ports have each a dedicated PCI-e line to the CPU.

So you have several options to connect higher priority connections to faster ports.
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It would be pretty awesome if Mikrotik built a new "enterprise/telco" grade router around the new LSI Axxia processors. Up to 4 PowerPC cores, and PCI-Express v1/2 and support for 2x 10gbit PHY's with up to 20gbit wirespeed packet processing:

http://www.lsi.com/networking_home/netw ... index.html

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On april 1st, anything is possible :)
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On april 1st, anything is possible :)
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Hi everyone!

is there anything about the release date of the RB1100?

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There was a slight delay in the production, but it's coming. Within one month I believe.
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We need more processing of SFP and also, we expected more from RB in 1100, the way and hope they hear our requests and everything is resolved in a later model =)
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Thu May 20, 2010 5:31 am

Our first RB1100 stock arrived last night and we started shipping our pre-orders today.

Not much time to play but a few observations:

Really nice enclosure. Slightly deeper than the RB1000U. Heavier feel.

The CPU is factory set to 800MHz. OC to 1000MHz. I guess they are using the same version CPU as in the RB800 and not the 1GHz version.

Although the SODIMM slot and memory options are the same as the RB1000, not all of my SODIMMs worked for RAM expansion. Some 2GB modules that worked fine with the RB1000 prevent the RB1100 from posting.

2 small case fans, a big CPU heatsink, and a shroud should keep this really cool.

Only one microSD slot has a socket. The other PCB location is not populated.

I guess it's time to update the data sheet Normis.

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What version ROS is preinstalled on rb1100 ?
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v4.x is installed on all RouterBOARD 1000, first boards may come with 4.6/4.7/4.8, then they will come with 4.9.
 
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Mine came with 4.8. I upgraded to 4.9 on the units I bench tested.

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to Sergejs:

please add rb1100 to http://www.routerboard.com/pricelist.php
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Although the SODIMM slot and memory options are the same as the RB1000, not all of my SODIMMs worked for RAM expansion. Some 2GB modules that worked fine with the RB1000 prevent the RB1100 from posting.
Which appears to be in direct contradiction to http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41533...
I guess it's time to update the data sheet Normis.
With correct data please!

P.S. Tom, is there any chance of you disclosing which DIMMs worked in the RB1100 and which didn't ?

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Although the SODIMM slot and memory options are the same as the RB1000, not all of my SODIMMs worked for RAM expansion. Some 2GB modules that worked fine with the RB1000 prevent the RB1100 from posting.
Which appears to be in direct contradiction to http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41533...
I guess it's time to update the data sheet Normis.
With correct data please!

P.S. Tom, is there any chance of you disclosing which DIMMs worked in the RB1100 and which didn't ?

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It is not a pretty picture. At this point I don't have confidence in any RAM other than the stock 512MB modules.

Answered in more detail in the RB1100 RAM topic http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41533

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FWIW I had to reinstall the OS on one the RB1100s today. I quickly discovered that you need to plug into port 13 to run Netinstall on the RB1100.

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+1 to SFPs as we normally use them in larger lan networks, edge switches all ethernet backing onto a fibre core network, then we have to convert back to ethernet again from the core switch to connect to the Mikrotik.

In that sense, something similar to the RB1100 with 2 x SFP slots would be nice as it allows you to connect into a fully redundant fibre network and leaves some local ethernet available for other servers in the rack.
 
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honzam, we are working on it, it will be available today or Monday.

roc-noc.com what was the reason for the reinstall?
 
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honzam, we are working on it, it will be available today or Monday.

roc-noc.com what was the reason for the reinstall?
I bumped it during the 4.9 upgrade and the loose power cord caused a reboot.

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Re: RB1100

Wed May 26, 2010 5:29 am

Hello,

Have question about this unit. The switch port groups kinda confuse me on this product. I want to be sure that every port can be setup as routed interfaces with different IPs on each... This is possible like every other routerboard right? Hopefully the switch ports do not prohibit this usage and are there for wire speed if you indeed use them in switch configuration....

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Wed May 26, 2010 7:38 am

You can use every port in the switch groups as routed interface (therefore having 13 routed ethernet interfaces),
but every switch group is only connected with 1 gbit to the cpu.
So full wire speed on every port is not possible, if all ports in a switch group are fully loaded (and the traffic has to go through cpu) they will share the 1 gbit connection, resulting in ~200 megabits per port.
 
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Well those ~200Mbps per port is only in case all ports suddenly requires that about of traffic.

Switch group ports have 1Gpbs upload and 1Gbps download at their disposal, if one of the ports uses only 50Mbps up/down, other 4 ports will have 950Mbps more to divide.

And i do not see any problem with this limitation, cause it is corresponding to CPU/memory throughput - less than 3Gbps
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Right now RouterBOARD 1100 brochure and short information are available at www.routerboard.com
 
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You should contact distributors and ask them about it.
 
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Awesome, I received 3 Routerboard 1100's today! I wish they had SFP ports
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maxrate, great that you received new RouterBOARDs. SFP port would not allow the price, RB1100 has sold currently.
 
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maxrate, great that you received new RouterBOARDs. SFP port would not allow the price, RB1100 has sold currently.
So why not make a second version that includes the SFP ports a lot of forum members are asking for and sell it at a higher price, just as the tranditional router and switch companies like Cisco, Juniper, Foundry/Brocade, Extreme and Dell do?
 
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Currently there is no such product, we are researching it for the future.
 
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Awesome, I received 3 Routerboard 1100's today! I wish they had SFP ports
Ethernet to fiber converters doesn't cost much today.
 
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Awesome, I received 3 Routerboard 1100's today! I wish they had SFP ports
Ethernet to fiber converters doesn't cost much today.
But they are bulky and external. It's easy to knock them if you are using the little standalone ones that take a 5v DC power supply brick or whatever so you end up accidentally disconnecting the fibre/copper/power from them. They are also another potential point of failure.

Chassis based converts solve this, but are more expensive and take up much more space - not great if you only need a few fibre ports and the rest as copper.
With SFP ports on the router, you can always put a 1000baseT module in and terminate copper directly on the router for the ports you don't need as fibre. Yes it costs more, but I haven't seen anyone here saying that they want SFP ports at RB1100 prices.
 
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Awesome, I received 3 Routerboard 1100's today! I wish they had SFP ports
Ethernet to fiber converters doesn't cost much today.
But they are bulky and external. It's easy to knock them if you are using the little standalone ones that take a 5v DC power supply brick or whatever so you end up accidentally disconnecting the fibre/copper/power from them. They are also another potential point of failure.

Chassis based converts solve this, but are more expensive and take up much more space - not great if you only need a few fibre ports and the rest as copper.
With SFP ports on the router, you can always put a 1000baseT module in and terminate copper directly on the router for the ports you don't need as fibre. Yes it costs more, but I haven't seen anyone here saying that they want SFP ports at RB1100 prices.
And we need these converters with extended Temperature Range and Gigabit
for our Tower installations.
These aren't cheap at all and need extra space and cabling.
We're happy avoiding every additional piece of hardware.

We would pay the offset for SFP-Ports.

What we would like to see also is a RB1100 which is able to feed power
to the Ethernet compatible with Routerboards.

If you look into our tower installations you see a lot of cable and poe-injectors
and converters and Powersupplies flying around. You need to be very carefully
to not accidently pull a powerplug out of a injector. I would like to see one RB1100
with one cablerun to each Sector/PTP-Link.
 
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maxrate, great that you received new RouterBOARDs. SFP port would not allow the price, RB1100 has sold currently.
Maybe GBIC would be cheaper? :D
 
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It was just a suggestion to use a media converter since it's the only option right now. Can't you use a switch, why do you need SFP in your router? I've done thousands of installations, and I've never seen a server room without a switch with SFP ports. For some installations, I use cheap $500 D-Link DGS-1224TP switches. This switch has 24 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE, and four SFP ports. It's also manageable and has many features like QoS VLAN etc.
 
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It was just a suggestion to use a media converter since it's the only option right now. Can't you use a switch, why do you need SFP in your router? I've done thousands of installations, and I've never seen a server room without a switch with SFP ports. For some installations, I use cheap $500 D-Link DGS-1224TP switches. This switch has 24 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE, and four SFP ports. It's also manageable and has many features like QoS VLAN etc.
You can use a switch, but then you either have to LACP multiple ports or put up with having a single gigabit port as a bottleneck. You also still have another single point of failure - the switch.
 
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You can use a switch, but then you either have to LACP multiple ports or put up with having a single gigabit port as a bottleneck.
Really? I think the bottleneck is the RB1100, not the switch. You can bond several ports, and I doubt RB1100 can handle this traffic.
You also still have another single point of failure - the switch.

Okey, but if your network is so important, then you should have a redundance system. I've never seen a such system without a bunch of network gears.
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You can use a switch, but then you either have to LACP multiple ports or put up with having a single gigabit port as a bottleneck.
Really? I think the bottleneck is the RB1100, not the switch. You can bond several ports, and I doubt RB1100 can handle this traffic.

Well if I have 2x1Gbps fibre ports that need to talk to each via the router (routed VLANs etc) than they are sharing a single 1Gbps link from the router to the switch. Apparently the RB1100 can do about 2-3Gbps.
You also still have another single point of failure - the switch.
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Have you heard the definition "single point of failure"? If one unit fail, the entire network will fail.
If you have two devices, either of which is a single point of failure, then the probability of the failure of either (which will cause a complete outage and thus a failure of the "system") is greatly increased compared to if you have a single device which is a single point of failure. Basic statistics.

You are also still increasing space, power usage and the time/effort needed for management.
 
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A single unit is worse than as a system with many units, the failure of one unit will disable the entire system. If a single unit fail, then you also need to reconfigure everything.

Of experience, I prefere to have several units than one single unit, even the efforts of more units to manage. If you have a serious business, then you should have redundance in your network, and that involves several units.
 
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A single unit is worse than as a system with many units, the failure of one unit will disable the entire system. If a single unit fail, then you also need to reconfigure everything.

Of experience, I prefere to have several units than one single unit, even the efforts of more units to manage. If you have a serious business, then you should have redundance in your network, and that involves several units.
But you aren't talking about redundancy in this case, you are talking about using a switch as a fibre converter. That means you now have two units doing the same overall job (terminating fibre connections and routing the traffic on them) rather than a single unit in the case of having a RouterBOARD with SFP ports. Now the failure of either the switch or the RouterBOARD will cause a failure, which is statistically more likely than the failure of just one integrated device doing a job.

This has nothing to do with redundancy (which you should of course always build in - hence why we use multiple devices in VRRP pairs or with iBGP sessions to each) but it about the likelihood of the failure of a single logical system through the loss of one physical part of that logical system.
Even if you have two switches and two RouterBOARDs set up in a high availability pair, then you are still more likely to suffer the failure of any one physical part of each logical system (either the switch or the RouterBOARD) than if you have a single integrated unit performing both functions. In turn, this means that you are statistically more likely to have a failure affecting both logical parts of the system at the same time (e.g. the loss of one part of both devices in a VRRP pair)!
 
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Thu May 27, 2010 3:09 pm

A fiber module is also a single point of failure. If you talk about probability, a fiber module is the first thing to fail. It doesn't matter if it's in the router, or outside in a box.

If it's so important with a single unit, just buy a firewall appliance from Lanner or Acrosser and install RouterOS.

If I were you, I would buy a media converter and modify my RB1100.
 
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A fiber module is also a single point of failure. If you talk about probability, a fiber module is the first thing to fail. It doesn't matter if it's in the router, or outside in a box.
That's not going to change between an SFP in the switch or in the router though.
If it's so important with a single unit, just buy a firewall appliance from Lanner or Acrosser and install RouterOS.
Kind of missing the point, the whole reason we were discussing it was because lots of people want Mikrotik to build one so you get the single vendor support of an embedded system. There are plenty of work around, but the question was why aren't Mikrotik making the option available to their customers that clearly want it.
If I were you, I would buy a media converter and modify my RB1100.
Actually, I don't have a need for SFP ports in the RB1100 at the moment, I was just replying to Mikrotik who in turn were replying to someone that did.
 
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Kind of missing the point, the whole reason we were discussing it was because lots of people want Mikrotik to build one so you get the single vendor support of an embedded system. There are plenty of work around, but the question was why aren't Mikrotik making the option available to their customers that clearly want it.
Like you, arguing with me when like I'm toatal against the idea. I just wanted to inform of alternatives, since there is no MikroTik routers with SFP ports at the moment (probably not for many years). I also searched the forum, and it's basicly the same person whining and moaning that he need to connect his router to STM-1 and SFP lines.
Actually, I don't have a need for SFP ports in the RB1100 at the moment, I was just replying to Mikrotik who in turn were replying to someone that did.
I think most people don't want it due to the increased price tag. I remember one guy in this forum asked if there is an Interface Card that he could use with MikroTik to be able to use his new OC-3 Line. I offered him a cheap solution to his issue, but he completely rejected it and shout out "OFF TO CISCO".

A RAD media converter from Giga Ethernet to STM-1/OC-3 cost around €500, and one Axiom SFP-OC3-SR-AX module to a switch cost around €150.

A Cisco 1-Port Channelized STM-1/OC-3 line card adapter cost around €32,400.00 (List Price). Then you need a Cisco router to plug in this line card adapter.

But the guy wasn't satisfied, with my answer, because he replied with "OFF TO CISCO".
 
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Kind of missing the point, the whole reason we were discussing it was because lots of people want Mikrotik to build one so you get the single vendor support of an embedded system. There are plenty of work around, but the question was why aren't Mikrotik making the option available to their customers that clearly want it.
Like you, arguing with me when like I'm toatal against the idea. I just wanted to inform of alternatives, since there is no MikroTik routers with SFP ports at the moment (probably not for many years). I also searched the forum, and it's basicly the same person whining and moaning that he need to connect his router to STM-1 and SFP lines.
Actually, I don't have a need for SFP ports in the RB1100 at the moment, I was just replying to Mikrotik who in turn were replying to someone that did.
I think most people don't want it due to the increased price tag. I remember one guy in this forum asked if there is an Interface Card that he could use with MikroTik to be able to use his new OC-3 Line. I offered him a cheap solution to his issue, but he completely rejected it and shout out "OFF TO CISCO".

A RAD media converter from Giga Ethernet to STM-1/OC-3 cost around €500, and one Axiom SFP-OC3-SR-AX module to a switch cost around €150.

A Cisco 1-Port Channelized STM-1/OC-3 line card adapter cost around €32,400.00 (List Price). Then you need a Cisco router to plug in this line card adapter.

But the guy wasn't satisfied, with my answer, because he replied with "OFF TO CISCO".
There are 16 people in this thread alone that have said they want something like the RB1000 or RB1100 but with SFP ports... several of them have explicitly said that they do not mind paying more for a product that supports SFP modules.
 
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There are 16 people in this thread alone that have said they want something like the RB1000 or RB1100 but with SFP ports... several of them have explicitly said that they do not mind paying more for a product that supports SFP modules.
As I said before, I'm not against the idea of SFP ports in Routerboard, but It's not that important that I will pay 20 times more just for one single SFP port. You can buy similar router/firewall appliances with SFP ports for around $10 000. I rather buy a bunch of other things, like several units I can quickly switch if any of them fail. Believe me, it will pay of in the long run.

By the way, are you sure that those request isn't the same guy with 16 difference accounts? I'm a moderator on a site, and I've seem this behaviour very often. Someone request for a feature, and suddenly hundreds of people want exactly the same thing. Most of the time, all those posts came from the same IP address, but from different nick names.
 
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I used to have a similar opinion, why would you want SFP ports on a Mikrotik router?

Well, now I too want them. We are doing a number of CWDM projects at the moment, and having a Mikrotik router with high throughput, multiple "full speed" SFP's and a multicore CPU would be perfect for us.

By full speed, I mean each SFP/port can communicate at the full 1000mbit speed, unlike the RB1100 which is technically two switches, each one with a single uplink.
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I used to have a similar opinion, why would you want SFP ports on a Mikrotik router?

Well, now I too want them. We are doing a number of CWDM projects at the moment, and having a Mikrotik router with high throughput, multiple "full speed" SFP's and a multicore CPU would be perfect for us.

By full speed, I mean each SFP/port can communicate at the full 1000mbit speed, unlike the RB1100 which is technically two switches, each one with a single uplink.
Ah, so now you're twisting my own words around, I was never talking about that. Since SFP ports doesn't exist yet on Routerboard, I was talking about alternatives. If it's true that RB1100 can't handle the traffic, then why not buy a VLAN aware switch with SFP ports and PoE? That would be the ultimate solution, and that is also what I always have done, and it's the omly option right now. Well, you can OFF TO CISCO if you prefer that.

It is something I don't get, people buy a rack mounted router, but don't have place for a switch, or a tiny little media convertet. I have a feeling that it is for home use (in their living room).
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haha, well we could buy vlan aware switches. But the fewer devices we can get away with, the more reliable, and cost effective the solution is. We would prefer to have the Mikrotik acting as the "CPE" and terminate two sets of fibre into it, then output to a VLAN aware switch on the other side.

To be honest, the price is not the issue, as long as the performance is there and it has SFP's we would happily pay more than the "cheap" RB1000. RouterOS is much nicer to use than either JunOS or IOS, provide easier visibility into what is happening, and has significantly better SNMP.
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I've been working in the field of networing since the end of 1980, and what I've seen is that every server room is half empty. We have never had so many servers that we have today, but still all server rooms is half empty (i don't mind to have extra units). :)

That's due to smaller servers, and virtualization.
 
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I've been working in the field of networing since the end of 1980, and what I've seen is that every server room is half empty. We have never had so many servers that we have today, but still all server rooms is half empty (i don't mind to have extra units). :)

That's due to smaller servers, and virtualization.
But you still can't get away from the performance and reliability problems that adding an extra physical device to a logical system brings.

Lots of our racks are half empty because we haven't got the power/cooling to put more equipment in them, so the space isn't a great deal of use :(
 
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Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:22 pm

MT does not have today any product with ability to connect it directly to the fiber. That's a shame...

So, how much empty miniGBIC or SFP slot will costs? $10-20? Today, even $100 switches come with one or two of these, so they can not be more expensive than that. Well, ok, if MT will add that price to the RB1100, we all can live with that. Even better would be add-on module (PCIe) for RB800 and some other higher end models. Right now, I connect even RB750G's to backbone via converters, which is almost same size like router, require extra power outlet, and have 5V supply, what will die on every 10th power surge.

Btw, I, personally hate media converters. They are most unreliable things I have ever seen. And I have hundreds of them ...

PS: SFP can easily be converted to Ethernet.
 
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+1 vote for sfp
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Just got one for home yesterday... Played with it for 10 mins... Cant access the switch chips on 5.0b2... :(
 
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Do you mean access by Winbox? The support for Winbox is added at 5.0beta3.
 
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Do you mean access by Winbox? The support for Winbox is added at 5.0beta3.
I really didnt mess with it that long. Just long enough to see that there was no switch option in Winbox. Maybe you can from the CLI. Just didnt get that far yet.
 
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Yes, you can do it from CLI. 5.0beta3 will provide you with support for Winbox.
 
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Do you mean access by Winbox? The support for Winbox is added at 5.0beta3.
When will we see beta3?

When it's ready won't cut it, so an estimation will do.. :-)

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5.0beta3 should be available very soon.
 
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I have problem with RB1100,

when I put the cable from other modem/router/switch to RB1100 port 11, 12 or 13, router always stuck / every 5-10 minutes interface/ether always disconnect/down. anyone have a same problem with me?

but port 1-10 is normal!..

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I have problem with RB1100,

when I put the cable from other modem/router/switch to RB1100 port 11, 12 or 13, router always stuck / every 5-10 minutes interface/ether always disconnect/down. anyone have a same problem with me?

but port 1-10 is normal!..

bug or something??
What is your RouterOS version and RouterBOOT version?

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I have problem with RB1100,

when I put the cable from other modem/router/switch to RB1100 port 11, 12 or 13, router always stuck / every 5-10 minutes interface/ether always disconnect/down. anyone have a same problem with me?

but port 1-10 is normal!..

bug or something??
What is your RouterOS version and RouterBOOT version?

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I have installed a RB1100 as a networks access control, but i have a serious problem, cpu go to 100% usage all time, i have 645 users, i have disabled connection tracking, simple queue, firewall mangle eccept global mss-change, natting, pppoe compression, all queue.... i'll must to disable entire RB1100 for get a reasonable use of cpu ?

I have also overclocked cpu to 1Ghz, can i overload memory bus to 533 Mhz ?

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I have problem with RB1100,

when I put the cable from other modem/router/switch to RB1100 port 11, 12 or 13, router always stuck / every 5-10 minutes interface/ether always disconnect/down. anyone have a same problem with me?

but port 1-10 is normal!..

bug or something??
What is your RouterOS version and RouterBOOT version?

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Oh yeah, I forgot about this place. Anyway...

Same here, 4.10/2.27 and ether11-13 issues. Ticket#2010061066000061 with MT support, waiting since 6/9/10. I can understand the wait since this now looks like a problem not specific to the unit I have.

I wonder if this is auto-MDI/X related? I think I have straight-through cables at my site, maybe x-overs will fix this?

Tom, I sent you an email. I guess this answers the question of others reporting ethernet issues.
 
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I have installed a RB1100 as a networks access control, but i have a serious problem, cpu go to 100% usage all time, i have 645 users, i have disabled connection tracking, simple queue, firewall mangle eccept global mss-change, natting, pppoe compression, all queue.... i'll must to disable entire RB1100 for get a reasonable use of cpu ?

I have also overclocked cpu to 1Ghz, can i overload memory bus to 533 Mhz ?

Thanks
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Mine has the standard 512MB RAM. I set the RAM clock to 533MHz and it automatically scaled up the CPU clock to 1333MHz. Multiple reboots and power-cycles and it's still there. Just running on the bench right now because of the ethernet issues.
 
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Oh yeah, I forgot about this place. Anyway...

Same here, 4.10/2.27 and ether11-13 issues. Ticket#2010061066000061 with MT support, waiting since 6/9/10. I can understand the wait since this now looks like a problem not specific to the unit I have.

I wonder if this is auto-MDI/X related? I think I have straight-through cables at my site, maybe x-overs will fix this?

Tom, I sent you an email. I guess this answers the question of others reporting ethernet issues.
Thanks for the email reply, Tom.

This is related to the RB800 ethernet problems.http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 00#p212336

I hope the next ROS is released soon. I need this 1100 in production.. like yesterday!
 
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Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:33 am

Seeing port issues here too. Set port 11 to autonegotiation off 1000mb fdx and router locked up and i had to drive to tower to reboot it. Something weird with the GB ports not behaving properly. Have not heard from tech support. Hopefully the fix is out soon so the flagship routerboards actually work properly on the ports that have the highest capable bandwidth, 11, 12, 13. Looking forward to 4.11...

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Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:46 pm

for 1Gbit links you have to have auto-negotiation turned on for it to work. Best you can get with that turned off is 100MBps.
 
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Well then I think you would agree if it HAS to be on to work then I should not have the option to change it and lock the router up... Do you agree?

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Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:53 pm

Furthermore... are you telling me that setting the flagship routerboard gig port hard set to 1000fdx is not an option? I've never had that problem with any other GB router or switch ever. Please clarify maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to say. Thanks.

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Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:54 pm

Behind the scenes, a gigabit ethernet connection requires auto-negotiation to properly sync up. That's just how the standard is written. The other units that allow you to turn off auto-negotiation and still force 1Gb and a duplex must have auto-negotiation still enabled in the background and are somehow forcing the connection to pick the speed you've manually set. Mikrotik's just being more literal/honest in their setup.

I do agree that it makes more sense to me to not have that option there at all if you can't actually use it.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:53 pm

can i run 500 hotspot clients in it.
as of now i am useing a asus motherboard with quadcore processor and two gig ports but it cant handle users more than 400 users any solution
please let me know.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:59 pm

Yes, without a problem. It scales to even more than that. 400 users without optimizations and a fairly light firewall ruleset ran at an average of 17% CPU utilization for me with plenty of free RAM when I was testing things on this hardware. I've run close to two thousand concurrent users since without any problems.

However, a quad core x86 should easily be able to handle 400 users, too. If it doesn't you have things seriously misconfigured, or the router is doing a LOT more than just Hotspot traffic. Once you don't dedicate the system to Hotspot traffic of course all bets are off on the number I gave and things depend on what else the router is busy with.
 
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:26 am

4.11 fixed nothing for me. Forced ethers 11-13 to 100FDX and get Rx errors due to duplex mismatch. Even though it says it's hard set to the speed and duplex, those three ports still auto-neg, always. Hardware, drivers or something is broken. A $400 router sitting on the shelf for four months.
 
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Anyone still having problems with Prts 11-13? It was working for about 10-11 days on mine after putting 5.0rc4 dated 11/9/2010 on it, then I upgraded to 5.0RC4 11/22/2010 and it started dropping link every 5 minutes again. PAradyne DSL modem, RB433AH and Dlink DES-3028.

I downgraded to the 5.0rc4 I was running and it still didnt work.. Its like it only worked for that one reboot.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:29 pm

MT does not have today any product with ability to connect it directly to the fiber. That's a shame...

So, how much empty miniGBIC or SFP slot will costs? $10-20? Today, even $100 switches come with one or two of these, so they can not be more expensive than that. Well, ok, if MT will add that price to the RB1100, we all can live with that. Even better would be add-on module (PCIe) for RB800 and some other higher end models. Right now, I connect even RB750G's to backbone via converters, which is almost same size like router, require extra power outlet, and have 5V supply, what will die on every 10th power surge.

Btw, I, personally hate media converters. They are most unreliable things I have ever seen. And I have hundreds of them ...

PS: SFP can easily be converted to Ethernet.
We use PowerRouter 732 with RouterOs and 2 Gbic fiber interfaces, works like a charm.
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We use PowerRouter 732 with RouterOs and 2 Gbic fiber interfaces, works like a charm.
to be exact it is not MirkoTik product ;)
 
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We are also working on a more powerful device, but it's not ready yet. Send your SFP suggestions with usage examples and requirements.

So, how's that more powerful device going???
 
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We are also working on a more powerful device, but it's not ready yet. Send your SFP suggestions with usage examples and requirements.
Suggestions:
* Cavium multi-core processor for crypto acceleration and hardware assisted packet processing
* 8x 1000baseT interfaces on the board, can act as full speed interfaces, or be "bridged" at full speed due to Cavium processor
* Stick on front label like the RB750 allowing Mikrotik to ship different configurations of the same base without having to make new case die's
* Flexible front mount interface module, allowing Mikrotik to ship the unit as just the base, or add:
- 8 x SFP
- 2 x SFP+
- 8 x 1000baseT
(Portwell do exactly this on a number of models)

* Redundant power supplies would be nice, even if there is just an exteral redundant power supply, (ala FortiGate 200B)

Why:
* Mikrotik is fantastic, but there comes a point where we need to use a Juniper/Cisco due to short comings in RouterOS or the hardware, e.g. needing SFP modules has forced us to use Juniper SRX's just recently

* I would much rather buy supported Mikrotik hardware than buy an x86 box and "roll the dice"

* I want to see Mikrotik take on the big guys

* We need more processing power to route/shape faster, connections are getting faster and throughput requirements are growing quickly. Also, not everyone uses Mikrotik for "plain old internet" we use it to bridge small data centres with MPLS/VPLS, and want to move to 10gigabit plus speeds.

* With SFP modules, Mikrotik would have a very good competitor to the Cisco ME3400 for terminating MPLS circuits

* People seem happy to pay more, for more power ! the Mikrotik routers are always the cheapest part of any solution we sell to a client, we and they would be happy to pay more, for a better, faster product.
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How can I connect a APC Smart UPS to RB1100? On serial is not working. :(
 
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How can I connect a APC Smart UPS to RB1100? On serial is not working. :(
Did you disable the console support on the serial port first?
 
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Anyone still having problems with Prts 11-13? It was working for about 10-11 days on mine after putting 5.0rc4 dated 11/9/2010 on it, then I upgraded to 5.0RC4 11/22/2010 and it started dropping link every 5 minutes again. PAradyne DSL modem, RB433AH and Dlink DES-3028.

I downgraded to the 5.0rc4 I was running and it still didnt work.. Its like it only worked for that one reboot.
What's new in 4.17 (2011-Mar-02 10:53):

*) fixed occasional print command stalling when lots of items;
*) fixed RB1100 ether11,12,13 and RB800 ether3 resetting problem;
*) implemented usb power-reset command on RB SXT 5HnD;
*) wireless-nv2 package now includes the same fixes as RouterOS v5rc11;

Just wondering...

Did this ROS upgrade fix the ethernet problems that you were all having? I assume that MT also applied the fix in stable release 5.0 although it is not mentioned in the 5.x change logs.

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Re: RB1100

Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:39 pm

yes, QpoX, i did that but seems like no connection at all.

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