I am looking at purchasing an RB3011. I have gigabit symmetrical internet and I just want to confirm that this device should be able to reach max throughput given the configuration I expect to have.
My config should be fairly basic including NAT, basic firewall rules to allow LAN to WAN but blocking WAN to LAN traffic. I will also have a few port forwards in place and potentially running l2tp for remote clients to connect from various locations. I don't think there would ever be more than 5 remote clients connected at any point.
Lastly is the bridge between the two switch chips hardware or cpu bound? My understanding is later version of Router OS support hardware bridging but I'm not sure if I understand this feature correctly.
I am hoping someone could advise whether or not this device would be a good fit. Thanks for your time in advance.