What exactly are you trying to do?I just got my first RouterBoard which is 951G-2HnD, did some testing and max sped is 300Mbps; Is this board too slow for 1Gbps connection? or there is some misconfiguration I have done on this board?
In this case, NAT routing speed will be even much lower.Problem is that I am using 1Gbps broadband at home, doesn't make sense to spend 425USD just for a router which could route 1Gbps NAT traffic, I believe I could get something like TP-Link at half of the price (or less)
What does it mean? There are not such dual band devices... (Actually, only Groove52 is dual band, all others are single band only, unfortunatelly). Better than dual band would be double radio with dual band possibilities for both radios.DualBand routerboard like rb951G, rb2011, etc...
HNAT isn't located in CPU InoX. Actually it is located in Atheros switch chip. MikroTIk uses model AR8327 and TP-LINK (and others also) uses AR8327N model. Notice the last letter N in model name. It stands for Hardware NAT feature built-in. I was e-mailing MikroTik support long time ago about this chip but maybe Normis is right about all downsides of this feature.The problem is that mikrotik team don't want to implement hardware NAT since a simple router like TL-WDR3600 that uses AR9344 has hardware NAT but no mikrotik product with the same cpu has this feature. And there are a lot of RB's with this cpu.
Or maybe they lack the know-how.
1 Gbit cost $20/month in Romania? Cool! You must have a highest average internet connection speeds in the world! Or "offers" doesn't mean a lot of customers buy it?Didn't know that but it will be very interesting to implement hardware NAT at least in dual core routers. Indeed tplink routers needs reset from time to time for the hnat to work, a lot of people are complaining on forums. In Romania almost all providers ofers speeds from 200mbps on cable tv to 1Gbps on fiber (for under 20$/month) so there is an real need for HNAT.
Hmm how soon ?Something like this is more suited to get such speed for NAT routing Gigabit speeds http://routerboard.com/CCR1009-8G-1S
The RB1100 also, but they are both rackmountable units. We will soon start shipping CCR1009 core in a smaller, silent case (the -PC model). Maybe this one you will like.
Well, I mean retail ready to run product, not do it yourself.
Still waiting.... Now only home madeWell, I mean retail ready to run product, not do it yourself.