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  #1704752 17-Jan-2017 16:06
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Having a proper router would likely give me a prompt to upgrade to a faster internet plan as well (as I've seen conflicting reports on whether the HG659 can handle gigabit speeds).  



Slightly OT but the HG659b is one of the best performing routers for a Gigabit connection and is easily capable of routing 1Gbps/1Gbps. Performance is vastly superior to many routers that are vastly more expensive, as many people on here have found spending hundreds on a few router only to find it isn't capable of routing anywhere near Gigabit.



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  #1705060 18-Jan-2017 10:03
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What have you used to attach things to the wall?




And to turn this question into an entry


I have an ERL and interested in if/how this will increase general performance of internet

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  #1705090 18-Jan-2017 10:34
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What have you used to attach things to the wall?



Initially I had a previous router sitting on a couple of screws on the hooks on the back of the router.  Even with plasterboard screwplugs it didn't last long before moving.



With the RB2011 I got the wallmount kit.  This is well worth it.  Attached it with screw plugs and its mounted really well



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  #1705121 18-Jan-2017 11:11
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Currently using a Mikrotik Cloud Router which is having difficulty performing switching functionality.  When switching packets, it tends to use up 100% cpu usage.


This will be a good replacement.



Do you mean Cloud Router Switch? are you switching directly on the switch chip? Or have you got a bridge configured for the required ports? Switching it shouldn't struggle much at all. Or do you mean it has trouble routing/NATing stuff?

The CPU's on these are no better than the small RB9xx routers so not surprising.






Anyway, I will enter the comp. No photos of current set up as its a mess after moving house. At home I have an RB2011 on a UFB 100/100.


IPsec tunnel to my auckland office which has a UFB 100/100 with a CCR1009 - absolute beast of a router for the price.


So the RB3011 would be great to get a bit more power at home to get traffic flowing over that VPN.

  #1705209 18-Jan-2017 13:27
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Frizbox 7490 at our current place, but we are building our first home. This would be perfect. 

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  #1705370 18-Jan-2017 17:18
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This would be a welcome upgrade to my RB2011UiAS-RM which has done me proud, but is starting to hit CPU limits with all the capabilities I'm using from it, and all the extra gear I've installed over the past few years consuming the bandwidth.

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  #1705372 18-Jan-2017 17:29
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  #1705734 19-Jan-2017 12:47
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Ooooh!  I love the Mikrotik routers and would be super happy to have one of these.


I'm currently running an RB750GL at home on Voda 100 Mbps fibre and it copes.... just.






We have provider supplied CCR's at work to run a 500 Mbps WAN circuit and I need the routes sent to me as OSPF Type 2.


The CCR's are configured to send Type 2 LSA's but there appears to be a bug where if the link drops, when it comes back up it sends Type 1 LSA's which messes with my equal cost load balancing against another circuit.








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  #1706249 20-Jan-2017 09:43
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Got a ton of these in production. Such a good model.

Hmm, what to write...
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  #1706331 20-Jan-2017 11:20
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I have had one of those since November... I love it




crashes ...none


looking cool in my rack... yep







speed ... well it works better using DCHP (not PPPoE). Mikrotik say that the Fastforward (basically related and established packets bypass the firewall) is now working on PPPoE but im not entirely convinced.







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  #1706336 20-Jan-2017 11:37
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Im just using the Voyager supplied Zyxel unit, whilst it does the job, it leaves a lot to be desired for a geek to play with. Was considering going the RB route (no pun intended), but being made redundant put a halt to those plans....  


I would mount it in the garage where my "server" resides with a mess of network cabling and switches..... 

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#1706350 20-Jan-2017 11:48
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I'm currently using the Spark Provided HG65b, which is super buggy. I have to restart the Router every 4 days, as it keeps crashing. Also it won't let me port forward ports I use VPN server ;(.


Currently I have my router located in a rack hidden away in the house, with a media server and a few raspberry pis for TVheadend. 


I've recently completed the Microtik Certified Network Associate Course, so I'd love to have a speedy Mikrotik Router to play with and get running at home. 

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  #1706385 20-Jan-2017 13:14
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I would really love to upgrade my Netgear DGN2000, especially with Fibre becoming available in April, its definitely going to need an upgrade. Although the DGN2000 hasn't had any real issues, its certainly feeling very dated.

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  #1706889 21-Jan-2017 12:59
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I'm currently using a HG659b connected to a D-Link DGS1216T web smart switch. It would be nice to have one with a PoE port.

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  #1706985 21-Jan-2017 14:27
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Looks like a very nice piece of kit.


This is a photo of my current humble setup - a Linksys E4200 running Tomato firmware - bought from TradeMe for not much.



The biggest "bug" has been getting my telephone to work with this newfangled fibre. I mean, I haven't had it that long, and it's already unsupported...


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