My experience with Mikrotik RouterBoard line of products is relatively new (as in got my first unit ever back in mid April). Anyways enough background, let’s get straight into it.
I purchased the following two units as I was wishing to evaluate them, while I have plans to use the Mikrotik RouterBoard RB260GS switch in my new house when its finished being built. I heard the best place to purchase this gear is from Duxtel (as mentioned by a friend who is crazy mad about Mikrotik hardware). So I ordered them and they arrived 11 days ago and I immediately set up the hAP Lite (RB941-2n) as my Home Internet Router with an ADSL modem in bridged mode. It’s been running as this since that time.
The hAP Lite (RB941-2n) is an awesome device, it has completely impressed me. So much so it has handled everything I use my Home Internet for and still keeps on running. I’ll post a few graphs from the routers monitoring graphs, which shows CPU usage and other metrics towards the end of this post.
I personally love the winbox interface, however, if you like you can use the webfig (web) method to configure it or you can use pure terminal. I actually use a combination of terminal and winbox to configure mine.
I’ve noticed when you do a export of the configuration from terminal prompt, this will use 100% CPU, however upon export being completed CPU usage returns back to what it was. While this happens, I haven’t noticed any hiccup in my connection. But I guess I am not stressing link at the time to notice it.
The Mikrotik RouterBoard RB260GS is a nice little smart switch. Web interface is quite clean. I had mine configured to split out a VLAN trunk that was being passed to it from my Mikrotik RouterBoard RB450G within an hour (since I am pretty new to this gear). My plan is to use this and some other hardware to allow me to VLAN trunk down to a few key rooms (will post more about this in the next 12-18months). I’ve ordered an RB951G-2HnD which is the exact same case size/design to be my Router, so that I have nice matching units to mount in the future Hills Home Hub at the new house.
Highly recommend this hardware, I love how you can take ports out of the switch and turn them into routing ports etc.
The hAP Lite (RB941-2n) monitoring graphs, as generated every 5mins by the router itself.