[Mikrotik] RBxxx switch or hub?

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 20:49:46 CST 2011

Set 3 ports in a bridge, hook up a sniffer to one port, pass traffic
between the two other ports and see if you see traffic? That should
tell you which it is.

Would also be interesting to see the arp table in this situation...


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On Mar 1, 2011, at 17:56, Bill Prince
<part-15 at SkylineBroadbandService.com> wrote:

> This question came up a few weeks ago in the midst of a discussion about the RB493/450 etc.
> Someone (I don't remember who) asserted that when using the built-in switch capabilities of these routerboards, that the actual function is like a hub, not a switch.
> Anybody know for a fact that this is the case?
> What about the RBs that are actually supposed to be a switch (e.g. RB250)?
> Would be a shame if they really are acting as hubs.
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