Mikrotik RouterBOARD 750 GL review - throughput and latency examined

Written by Gionatan Danti on . Posted in Hardware analysis

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Connections creation and management

Sometime overall network speed can be hampered by connections creation and management speed. While this is rarely a problem for home and small office, it can be the case when you have some high-load, high-access web servers behind you firewall and / or you are using some client software that use lots of connections (eg: Microsoft Outlook clients connecting to an Exchange server for push notifications).

For testing connection creation and management speed I used the trusted Apache Benchmark, with Apache itself showing the default RHEL test page:

RB750GL Apache Benchmark

Mmm... this was an interesting run. Note how our RB750GL has at best 1/3 of the switch-only connections speed. As expected, regular expression matching and VPN are some very processing intensive things.

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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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