We received two RB112's for test and today configured and put them on soak in the lab.
Configured as 5GHz, WDS-station, bridged, Nstreme and both acting as clients to an RB532 set up as an AP. Just for extra fun we put an RB511 as a third client on the same AP. Radio cards are all CM9. No antennas, boards just parked adjacent and signal levels sitting around -60 to -70dBm
No security setting on the tests other than use of Nstreme itself.
We are sustaining >12Mbps using bandwidth test from office PCs **to the boards** (i.e. not through them, which is what you're supposed to do, and gives better results) to both RB112 clients simultaneously, i.e. 24Mbps through the RB532 AP and 12Mbps terminated on each RB112.
(note: doing bandwidth test to just one gave exactly the same, i.e. the >12Mbps, so the AP CPU or air interface is not limiting).
Very nice bit of kit, well done Mikrotik.
But use them as CPEs, not P2P links, unless you don't mind slow backhaul speeds.
I'd ask next if we can have some CE certification, and some long-term and extreme-climate (hot/cold) test reports.
Answering Jober, I've wondered the same. I think the answer is that Linksys firmware is doing a **lot** less to the data on the way through than RouterOS - more CPU cycles are being spent on all the "packet in to packet out" processes by MT.
Some commercial APs now use VXworks not Linux, which I gather can make for more efficient code. But why complain? We love RouterOS