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# 207812 15-Jan-2017 09:23
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Thanks to GoWifi and @michaelmurfy we have a MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM to giveaway this month!

 

The MikroTik RouterBOARD RB3011 is a new multi port device, running an ARM architecture CPU for higher performance. The RB3011 has ten Gigabit ports divided in two switch groups, an SFP cage and a Superspeed full size USB 3.0 port, for adding storage or an external 3G/4G modem. The RB3011 comes in a 1U rackmount enclosure, and includes a touchscreen LCD panel, serial console port and PoE output functionality on the last Ethernet port.

 

Just in case you have not read the specifications - this is a router only, not a WiFi AP.

 

 

How to Enter: reply in this thread with stories about your current setup - router model, location, bugs that annoy you and how the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB3011 will change your life. Double entry points if you post an image of said "bug" (upload the image to Geekzone and use the BBCODE provided). Be creative here folks.

 

General rules: one entry per user only in our competition. One winner will be randomly selected. Winner will receive a MikroTik RouterBOARD RB3011. This giveaway is open to NZ residents and closes 28th February 2017 (New Zealand time). Winner will be selected in a random draw and contacted via PM. After confirmation we will post winner's username in this topic. Once confirmed winner will receive the prize by mail.

 

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  # 1703377 15-Jan-2017 09:27
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Current setup is a Mikrotik 750GL (w/ Draytek 130 and 2x Unifi UAPs). Everything running smoothly but still only on VDSL and will (hopefully) be moving to fibre soon and then I will need an upgrade. I love the current Mikrotik so would be very keen to stick with that brand in an upgrade. Also love the guys are GoWifi - bought all my networking gear from them!


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  # 1703390 15-Jan-2017 09:41
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 This would be a welcome upgrade from the RB2011, and having the extra SFP port wouldn't go amiss.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1703409 15-Jan-2017 10:33
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My current router is a Ubiquiti Edgerouter lite. While I love the performance on my gigabit cable connection, the 'incomplete' GUI and janky firmware can be quite frustrating.





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  # 1703410 15-Jan-2017 10:33
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Would love to win this but not sure I'd know what to do with it!
Might be a great learning experience.

Current setup is microtik rb915g and a UniFi ap.

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  # 1703437 15-Jan-2017 11:09
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Would love to have one of these to play around with in my home lab. Currently got a Windows 2012 HV VM with Sophos UTM connecting through a Draytek Vigor handling my gateway duties. Rack mount size would fit in nicely with my 2 supermicro 5018a servers.





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  # 1703438 15-Jan-2017 11:12
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I currently have a NF8AC delivering my VDSL, and im using the Truenet MikroTik Probe to add extra LAN ports. Only problem is the probe has a faulty LAN port that limits it to Fast Ethernet. So im a little hamstrung on one port :(

 

The MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM router would be a great update for when we get fibre in a year or so.


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  # 1703487 15-Jan-2017 12:45
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My current router is high-speed and multi-bit but makes a loud whining noise. It's irritating and I get hot under the collet.

 

It goes against the grain to say it but I need to upgrade and wood appreciate taking the give-away for a spin.

 


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  # 1703489 15-Jan-2017 12:47
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I have a Zyxel 8324 which is nice for sure, but it would be great to get something with greater capabilities. 

 

 


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  # 1703506 15-Jan-2017 13:11
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Much to the horror of a few of the power users here I'm sure we don't have a separate router and AP, the Fritz!box 7390 is the bread and butter of our home setup. I have this linked to two 8 port gigabyte TPLink switches. Everything is hung on a wall in the hallway closet (fibre ONT, fritz, 1 of the switches and the NAS) which makes wifi coverage a bit dodgy over parts of the house. I'd like to ditch the fritz and get a new AP for the living areas.


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  # 1703618 15-Jan-2017 17:11
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Currently have a Mikrotik RB2011 which I'm pushing to its limit.

 

Currently playing with an offsite NVR with some IP cameras at home. I have the internet capacity but running out of CPU power with IPSec Encryption maxing out the CPU.

 

Something a bit more powerful would help a lot. Going to look at doing a proper network cabinet so this would fit in well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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  # 1703652 15-Jan-2017 18:33
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We're looking to buy our first home and I have permission to have it hard-wired with Category cable for Africa!

 

I will have a hub, I will have a rack and I will have gigabit speed!

 

I currently have an ISP supplied router (the shame) but I'm running a Netgear R8000 as an access point. There's no room in the cabinet to fit the Nighthawk, but at the new house I can make space!!!


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  # 1703658 15-Jan-2017 18:40
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astrae:

 

Currently have a Mikrotik RB2011 which I'm pushing to its limit.

 

Currently playing with an offsite NVR with some IP cameras at home. I have the internet capacity but running out of CPU power with IPSec Encryption maxing out the CPU.

 

Something a bit more powerful would help a lot. Going to look at doing a proper network cabinet so this would fit in well!

 

 

 

 

 

This is so tidy it's a thing of beauty





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  # 1703732 15-Jan-2017 20:09
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I'll recycle a diagram from @michaelmurfy's previous giveaway:

 

 

 

Vodafone Technicolor cable modem (FibreX/Docsis3.1 version) to Netgear Nighthawk that is currently demasted/wifi switched off. Hanging off that are a few megabit devices, a printer, Siemens Gigaset VOIP phone and a RPi that doesn't have a particularly fixed use at the moment. There's also a TP Link POE switch running two Cambium E400 WAPs (hence demasting the Nighthawk). They're the crown jewels of my network. They run two VLANs, one for IOT/home automation stuff - some LIFX bulbs, Chromecast audios and stuff like that. I'm planning to add curtains and HVAC automation to this one. The other wifi VLAN has lots of (far too many) notebooks, phones, tablets, kindles and general miscellania. There's also a WD Mycloud NAS on the gigabit switch. Finally, I have another small megabit switch behind the TV running both the TV and a Roku box - there's only one ethernet cable to the TV unfortunately. There's also a paradox alarm on a separate subnet.

 

Honestly, the Nighthawk + Advanced Tomato firmware basically does everything I need it to. But playing with something new is always super fun, and all those LAN ports just look so convenient. Think of the ethernet web I can spin behind that! Nothing would escape - not dust, insects, nor Jim.

 


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  # 1703769 15-Jan-2017 20:50
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Linksys E2500 N600 Dual-Band Wireless Router - a warranty replacement where I upgraded WiFi but downgraded Gigabit to Fast Ethernet.

 

The gift router would kickstart my project to improve my home network: cabling all bedrooms, living rooms and the study - it could cover the nine rooms; adding a small rack enclosure to include the UPS and the existing alarm system; and hide the equipment that currently sits in the study.


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  # 1703807 15-Jan-2017 21:36
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We're looking to buy our first home and I have permission to have it hard-wired with Category cable for Africa!

 

I will have a hub, I will have a rack and I will have gigabit speed!

 

I currently have an ISP supplied router (the shame) but I'm running a Netgear R8000 as an access point. There's no room in the cabinet to fit the Nighthawk, but at the new house I can make space!!!

 

This is what the installer left behind when they installed their router...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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