I'm thinking of buying RB751G-2HnD for home use, but not sure whether its performance is enough. Please, advise.
Target internet connection is 100 Mbps L2TP without encryption over 100 Mbps ethernet. Moreover, ISP has IPTV and interesting traffic-generating resources in local network, so router will be routing my requests both to internet and to local network.
In addition to wan port I need at least 2 gigabit lan ports to transfer big amounts of data from time to time between my home computers.
Usually router will be servicing one desktop via ethernet link and 2-3 notebooks via 802.11n. Speed is vital only for desktop and MacBook Air late 2011, which both will frequently download torrents. So 500-1000 torrent client connections mustn't be a problem for router.
It will be a big plus to have an ability to prioritize traffic without losing much performance in order torrents not to prevent all of my home computers from using internet.
So the questions are.
1. Is RB751G-2HnD performance enough?
2. If not, what about RB433GL (it has better CPU and more RAM) + wifi minipci module? Is RB433GL + wifi minipci module performance enough?
3. RB435G has 800 Mhz tests enlisted on its page, however its CPU frequency is told to be 680 Mhz. What's this? Is RB435G @ 800 Mhz + wifi minipci module performance enough?
4. And one support question. I've heard some our local mikrotik resellers sell current models with old routeros preinstalled, i. e. 4 when 5 is available. Does this mean I won't be able to upgrade to routeros 6 when it is available for free?
Thanks in advance.
P. S. It is much better for me to buy an integrated solution than to assemble routerboard + wifi module + case myself. It's a pity mikrotik doesn't have ready-to-use RB751G-2HnD analogue with better CPU and RAM. By the way, are there any plans to provide such in the nearest future? I'm ok to spend no more than 200 $, the lesser the better of course.