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# 260261 18-Nov-2019 11:18
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Hi guys,

 

Thanks to @michaelmurphy's Edgerouter guide, I have an ER-X set up to run 200/200 UFB.

 

Got given one of these Mikrotik router over the weekend and was wondering if anyone is running this on Gigabit fibre (which I am looking to upgrade to later on VF) or if it is even capable of handling it?

 

If it is capable, then I plan to replace the ER-X with it to save some space in my comms cabinet by getting rid of the 8-port TP link switch and just use the spare ports on the RB2011.

 

On a slightly different note, which is the more capable router, ER-X or RB2011?

 

 


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  # 2355623 18-Nov-2019 12:18
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Yes and no.

 

With fast track enabled it can route Gigabit with 1500 byte packets (https://mikrotik.com/product/RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN#fndtn-testresults) but in the real world with firewall or filter rules and smaller packets the simple answer is no.

 

 


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  # 2355667 18-Nov-2019 12:24
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The more capable device is the Mikrotik in terms of features etc and in my experience more stable as well.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2355672 18-Nov-2019 12:31
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It will JUST manage on your 200/200 assuming a basic firewall.

But certainly not 1Gbps.

You want a RB750Gr3 or RB4011



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  # 2355696 18-Nov-2019 13:11
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Thanks for the response.

 

By the sounds of it, I won't waste my time on it then, will keep the ER-X running and downgrade its firmware to the previous version to get as close to gigabit speed as I can on it when the upgrade happens


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