I am a router junkie. 🙃
I use an assortment of Synology, Ubiquiti, and MikroTik routers, on a Voyager 300/100 fibre connection (PPPoE, VLAN 10).
Testing with the Ookla app via ethernet, all of these give maxed-out (300+/100+) speed tests EXCEPT for the MikroTik hEX PoE, which only gives 150+ downstream and 100 upstream speeds.
My other two MikroTik routers - Hex S and hAP ac2 - both give full speeds, using the same router settings.
The hEX PoE has a single-core processor; the Hex S has a two-core processor; the hAP ac2 has a four-core processor. Is this relevant?
All three are using the latest RouterOS firmware.
Settings are as in Michael Murphy's setup guide.
Is PPPoE + NAT + VLAN too much for a single-core CPU?
Is the hEX PoE just old and slow, like me, or can you suggest any tweaks to the settings? 😶