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Hardware for High Speed link

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:00 am
by Equis
Hello

I am needing to create a duel-nstream link (or bonded) and need to get about 50+mbps through it.

Can anyone recomend hardware for this?
I assume it woul dneed to be a pc based system?

Thanks

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:30 am
by jober
I have used thinrouters for wisp-router. They are 533Mhz fanless CPUs. They seems to work fine.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:36 am
by Equis
Thanks

Do that have hardware watchdog?

What speed have you seen via wireless?

The Rb500 will be 400mhz soon so that will be great.

Thanks

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:11 am
by jober
No they don't but I have not had any problems with them. I have 6 on them running and they have never done me wrong.

It will be nice to the RBs run that fast.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:32 am
by Equis
This looks good

http://www.commell.com.tw/product/SBC/LE-565.HTM

(Mod's Please dont delete this as it not a competing product (yet))

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:16 am
by Alex
Thanks

Do that have hardware watchdog?

What speed have you seen via wireless?

The Rb500 will be 400mhz soon so that will be great.

Thanks
They (RB5xx 400 mhz) are already at stock in Latvia... I have two, but havent tested it yet

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:23 pm
by jober
This looks good

http://www.commell.com.tw/product/SBC/LE-565.HTM

(Mod's Please dont delete this as it not a competing product (yet))
Every time I post links to products like this it gets deleted.

That is a nice board, try it and let me know how it works.

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:32 am
by Equis
I got a dealer (who I get all my Mikrotik stuff off in US) looking into that board for me.

When Mikrotik get faster boards I will switch to them as I have very little trouble with them, just need something to get me out of a bind for now.

:)

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:28 am
by GWISA-Kroonstad
When Mikrotik get faster boards I will switch to them as I have very little trouble with them
LOL Good approach not to get banned. ;)

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:34 am
by Equis
That was the idea!

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:35 pm
by ghmorris
Consider this if you really need performance:

Dual radio. http://www.commell.com.tw/product/SBC/LV-675.HTM

Hopefully we aren't going to need these soon. New product is way overdue from MT considering what others have released already.

Otherwise Stephen.Patrick should be along in a minute. <g>

George

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:29 pm
by ldvaden
Otherwise Stephen.Patrick should be along in a minute. <g>
George
You can look while waiting on Stephen:

<http://www.cablefree.co.uk/>

MT Router-OS based.

best regards/ldv

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:50 pm
by believewireless
I heard on this forum there were problems with the Via boards and Atheros chipsets locking up.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:04 am
by stephenpatrick
... well, it's nice to be anticipated .... ;-)

Low power and high performance is a real issue for all compute platforms.
To get non-CPU-constrained wireless performance on current RouterOS you need high speed x86 platforms. AFAIK that's because the "software defined radio" of latest chipsets like Atheros makes the CPU/driver work hard. Most of X86 platforms generate too much heat to be put in an outdoor enclosure unless serious attention is paid to thermal management.
For example, a Pentium M CPU has TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 22W, which is as much heat as a soldering iron - plus the rest of the chipset, RAM and power supply - not too good in an enclosed box. There are other lower power chipsets, which can be passively cooled in outdoor-grade enclosures, including excellent ones that we use in our own platforms.
Separately I gather MT is developing a higher speed, even low power board which will be greatly welcomed by many. Meantime, x86 is the only answer using RouterOS.

The reports on VIA platforms were on CLE266 and CN400 chipsets - "PCI bus lock up" at very high throughput rates - from several users, MT themselves and we also saw that from several vendors/boards. I don't know about latest CN700 but on track record, I'd not rush in there. Via is great for embedded Windows PCs but IMHO not for carrier-class routers.

Our co. decided to become a full MT OEM and we integrate products using the excellent RouterOS, rather than any other OS or writing our own. It's a really great platform and our complete hardware products using ROS have beat all of the major system vendors in several public tenders and are positioned well in many significant new projects.
I hope this thread is left intact is it's not advertising any competition.

Regards

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