[Mikrotik] RBxxx switch or hub?

Scott Reed sreed at nwwnet.net
Wed Mar 2 15:55:15 CST 2011


On the non-250 models, if you assign a Master Port to an interface, it 
should use the switch chip as a switch.
If you put 2 interfaces in a bridge, it will be a software based hub.

On 3/2/2011 8:40 AM, Chupaka wrote:
> 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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>> Good idea, but don't setup a bridge, turn on the switch function.  This is
>> done by setting a master interface on the interface.
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>> 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
>>>
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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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