[Mikrotik] RB493AH performance

Simon Westlake simon at powercode.com
Mon Jun 18 08:52:15 CDT 2012


Well no, when I say 'on the tower' I meant in an enclosure at the base. 
I guess I should've said 'at the tower' :)

On 6/16/2012 7:30 AM, Troy Settle wrote:
> Wow, you actually put the x86 or RB1100 units ON the tower?  Why not in a
> cabinet or shelter at ground level?
>
> -Troy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com
> [mailto:mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com] On Behalf Of Simon Westlake
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 4:31 PM
> To: mikrotik at mail.butchevans.com
> Subject: Re: [Mikrotik] RB493AH performance
>
> I have a mix of RB1100 x2AH in towers along with some x86 boxes for larger
> towers. The big benefit of the RB1100 x2AH is that it has a much better
> operating temperature range than any x86 box you're going to be able to
> affordably put together.
>
> So far, I only have three RB1100 x2AH deployed but they are working very
> well (they replaced RB493s with similar issues, couldn't process the needed
> amount of packets.) I have about 35 RB450/493 deployed and 5 x86 boxes in
> towers. We'll be using the RB1100x2AH for the future, I think..
> until they get squashed and we need something bigger. Some of the locations
> they are at are sitting at 100f+ inside the box and they are still rocking
> along.
>
> On 6/15/2012 11:40 AM, Troy Settle wrote:
>> Curious as to other people's experiences with the 493AH.  I have a
>> site that needs to push up to about 20Mbit/s and run 150-200 simple
>> queues.  It's been working fine until we added the queues, then it
>> started dropping packets all over the place.  I guess we just overwhelmed
> it?
>>
>>
>> Looking at the RB1100AH as a replacement, but should we consider going
>> up to an x86 based router?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
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