[AusNOG] Business Router

Sean K. Finn sean.finn at ozservers.com.au
Thu May 17 14:30:44 EST 2012

I think the rule with Mikrotik devices is, ALWAYS DEPLOY IN PAIRS!

That being said, the http://www.wifiproducts.com.au/wifi-mikrotik-webstore/RB1100AHx2___Best_and_Fastest-details.aspx 
1100 AH x2  (Dual Processor) is fairly beefy at a million packets per second...

That being said, if you don't at least have a couple of these hanging around in your toolkit, theres something wrong. They are the swiss army knife of cheap-end routers.

There's even a $50 entry level device that will do BGP and MPLS (as well as OSPF, if you are so inclined).

Would I run them for something super-critical? Probably not.

Would I use them for complimentary and experimental services / proof of concept / training / learning? Abso-***-lutely!


-----Original Message-----
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Craig Askings
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:19 PM
To: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Business Router

On 17/05/2012 2:01 PM, Richard Stephens wrote:
> I hate to be 'that guy' but on a tight budget you really can't go past the MikroTik RB1100.  I've had great service from Duxtel...
> Double check against your needs though, because it doesn't do the full range of stateful firewalling, anti virus, etc, that you might get from a Cisco or juniper.
One batch of RB750 units I used a while back had a high failure rate for their power supplies. But since they are just plug pack units, just plunk down $20 at your local Jaycar for an equivalent speed unit and keep a spare in stock.

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