[Mikrotik] RBxxx switch or hub?

Scott Reed sreed at nwwnet.net
Wed Mar 2 05:40:14 CST 2011


Good idea, but don't setup a bridge, turn on the switch function.  This 
is done by setting a master interface on the interface.

On 3/1/2011 9:49 PM, Mike Lyon wrote:
> 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...
>
> -mike
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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.
>>
>> --
>> bp
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