The Making of a Router

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Thu Dec 26 19:45:51 UTC 2013

On 12/26/13, 11:28, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:
> Ahh.. so you are the one who bought those two from Ebay !
> I was watching, but got to them rather late.
> If you are the one who got them.. you got a great deal.
> These have Mikrotik ROS license with them, you can do BGP/ OSPF etc. with them
> If you want to reload them with other OS, all you got to do is pull out the FlashCard, and install anything else you want.
> The Core2 Duo Model with Mikrotik ROS ver 5 will handle about 1G to 1.5G of traffic with much trouble.
> With ROS ver 6 .. they will do about 25-30% more.
> The i5 & i7 versions will handle 3-5Gig of traffic easily... and these do support 10G SFP+ Intel nic's with ROS 6.x

Nope, that wasn't me. I got mine probably a year ago. I pulled the flash 
and tried Vyatta on it, but Vyatta turned out to be a buggy unpleasant 
experience. RouterOS had an IPv6 OSPF bug where it ignores some LSAs 
that made it a showstopper.


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