[Mikrotik] RBxxx switch or hub?

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Wed Mar 2 16:05:38 CST 2011


Software based hub or switch?

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

> 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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>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> bp
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