[Mikrotik] RBxxx switch or hub?

Chupaka chupaka at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 07:40:40 CST 2011


I believe, it _can_ be used as hub by placing rules to send packets to
several ports, but in general it acts as switch.

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2011/3/2 Scott Reed <sreed at nwwnet.net>

> 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.
>>>
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