For my home network I have an RB-450G and I like it. It's running for almost 3 years already without problems. A friend of mine running a small ISP service in the town. His actual server it's an old PC and it seems to fail. I make him proposal to replace it with a Mikrotik Routerboard.
We need a router able to support a external bandwidth of ~150 mbs and ~ 200 clients, each one with shaping (simple queues) and basic global firewall.
Ok, for future-proof let's say 300 megabits per second and 300 clients. No wireless required, no need for sfp port, 2-3 gigabit port it's enought. Of course, if there is wireless, more gigabits ports or sfp port I won't reject the proposal - just saying the requirements.
If it is cheaper than an small PC based on Athlon XP 5350 (~250€ top) it would be great.
What would you recommand ? It's ok 2 recomandations - one for 150 mbs and one for 300 mbs.
Thank you and please forgive my bad English.