To my knowledge there shouldn't be any difference, at least theoretically.I haven't had a chance to play with SwitchOS yet is there any performance change if you use it and aren't using any of the L2/L3 routing features?
Yeah I do love all the features in routerOS I was just curious if for a basic data only switch if there might be less overhead in SwitchOS or something. Getting a 24 port POE switch that can act as your router and firewall at the same time is huge(the CRS328-24p)To my knowledge there shouldn't be any difference, at least theoretically.
In the past, there was a difference in feature set, I believe LACP bonding was added first to SwitchOS (I may be mistaking here)
However, RouterOS is updated MUCH more frequently, and it seems that new (even switching features like 802.1x, that was added in RouterOS 6.45) is added to RouterOS first nowadays. From my perspective RouterOS is the better choice, now if they would just start shipping devices with a more secure default configuration I would be happy.... there is so much stuff you need to disable.
I just received this switch yesterday and I found that the fans spin down significantly to around 4000 RPM (and thus produce a lot less noise) if I log onto Webfig and go to the Health page after bootup. Otherwise, they pretty much stay at 6000+ RPM with the associated loud noise. This is despite upgrading RouterOS to the latest available immediately after first boot. Last I checked, the CPU temps were sitting around mid-40s Celsius, so good thus far.The MikroTik CRS312-4C+8XG-RM arrived. At idle, even with no active ports, it is too loud to sit in an office. In an equipment cabinet, no problem. I am not sure why they use fans this loud.
Excellent, detailed post, thanks a lot for that. A lot more info than Mikrotik has been willing to give me on this switch (exactly nothing, they simply didn't reply to my mails).I just received this switch yesterday and I found that the fans spin down significantly to around 4000 RPM (and thus produce a lot less noise) if I log onto Webfig and go to the Health page after bootup. Otherwise, they pretty much stay at 6000+ RPM with the associated loud noise. This is despite upgrading RouterOS to the latest available immediately after first boot. Last I checked, the CPU temps were sitting around mid-40s Celsius, so good thus far.
That said, I did open the case and get the model number of the fans it's using (Chiefly CC4028B12M; datasheet here).
Depends on the home environment. I don't foresee replacing the fans on mine any time soon thanks to the FW update and its positioning, but I can see the fans still being an issue if you have to keep the switch near a work area or something. I do agree that it's not a switch intended for home use though (nor are many of the other options mentioned in this thread).Excellent, detailed post, thanks a lot for that. A lot more info than Mikrotik has been willing to give me on this switch (exactly nothing, they simply didn't reply to my mails).
Looks like for a home environment at least, an additional investment in Noctuas is a necessity.
Just tested power consumption. 24W with no Ethernet ports plugged in/active, going up to 28W with the current setup (4 ports active: 2 1Gbps, 1 100Mbps, 1 10Gbps). It didn't seem to make much of a difference whether one or both of the power supplies were plugged in, either, so they're probably wired in a failover configuration.So the new firmware did make that much of a difference in terms of noise?
Have you tested how energy consumption of the switch is, especially when idle? That would be really interesting to know.
There's a few factors at play here, outside of the name(rucks vs tplink) the ruckus switch is offering more advanced management(L3 vs L2+) which typically impacts price. It's also offering PoE(power over ethernet) to run various endpoint devices(phones, cameras, other switches ect.) even with it's low port count both of those things typically raise the price of a switch and you can see the effect of that looking even within the same vendor.I'm most probably going to grab TP-Link T1700G-28TQ, but there's something weird I couldn't figure out (not being a network guy). I was previously looking at Ruckus 7150-C12P, which has half the ports and is significantly slower, yet it cost like 50% more.
Could anyone tell me why is that?
You would think that this information would be more clearly stated by mikrotik.Looks like Mikrotik just released a new firmware update that makes the fans behave a bit better. Besides not needing to go to the Health page for them to spin down, they also turn off entirely until CPU temps hit low-mid 60s Celsius (after which they spin up to 4K RPM until temps drop by 5 or so degrees).
Anyway, it'd be nice if there was a way to make the fans always be on at, say, 1,000-1,500 RPM to keep the temperature swings as infrequent as possible. Maybe a future firmware update.
How many ports do you need?Hi,
im looking for switch for my gear and lab, that will probably run 24/7. Curretnly Im not using 10Gb, but you newer know.
Price limit is 150$, and I can buy new CSS326-24G-2S+RM or used Dell PowerConnect 6224.
Mikrotik have lower power consumption (20w max) but only 2 10g sfp ports. Dell have 2+2shared 10gb ports but uses about 40w of power (69max). Although, used Dell is about 100$ with shipping.
Any other alternatives? Keep in mind that Im in Europe, and cant buy all switches, like Aruba S2500-24P.