Mikrotik RouterBOARD 750 GL review - throughput and latency examined

Written by Gionatan Danti on . Posted in Hardware analysis

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Today, I am going to review an interesting, small Mikrotik firewall: the RouterBOARD 750 GL, or RB750GL for friends. This little appliance, albeit low-cost, pack a quite high number of features thanks to the use of RouterOS (a Linux-based OS) version 5. Here you can read the full product specifications: http://routerboard.com/RB750GL

In short, we are dealing with a 400 MHz MIPS-based appliance that boost 5 Gigabit Ethernet port and support for some advanced stuff like QoS, packet queues, Layer7 filtering and string / regular expression matching. Its feature list become even more impressive when you think about its suggested price: at about 60$, it can be a real best-seller.

However, official specification, for both features and performance, should be verified on real world test and under realistic workload. For this very reason, I am going to test the performance of our hero in some common, networked-related tasks. So, lets go to next page to describe testing methodologies.

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#1 Pablo Lluviera 2013-06-26 14:46
Thanks for your job.
Very good article.
 
 
#2 baggar11 2013-10-23 18:37
Great review!

Since you wrote this review in 2011, I was wondering if you might have a chance to review the new rb951g-2hnd model?
 
 
#3 Gionatan Danti 2013-10-25 10:00
Hi Baggar11,
if I will be able to get it, I will definitely review it!

Regards.
 

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