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Dec 22 / Greg

Mikrotik Newsletter 74

You can find the PDF Here.

A new design on the hAP ac lite called “the tower”.

• Dual chain wireless 802.11n 2.4GHz
• Single chain wireless 802.11ac 5GHz
• 650MHz CPU
• 64MB of RAM
• Five x 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports
• Passive PoE output on port 5
• USB port for 3G/4G modem or USB drive

Slick new spin on the ac lite. The PoE pass through is cute, but I really just see powering them via PoE.
I wonder if there are plans for this new case design to show up for the full AC models…

Then there’s the new LDF5.

This is a 5Ghz feed horn designed to attach to old(or new I suppose) satellite dishes. Looks like it might come with an adapter for attaching it also.

Looks like the marketing says a 100cm dish gives 30dBi of gain.

The far more interesting thing is the CRS317-1G-16S+RM. This is a 16 port 10Gb switch!

Ain’t it perdy?

• 16 SFP+ ports
• Hardware based spanning tree
• Will load SwOS or RouterOS on boot. Honestly, who would use SwOS…unless there are going to be some features they don’t make available in ROS.
So much speculation at this point. Is this the same chipset the UBNT Edgeswitch is using…what kind of proc will this dude have…?

A new Omnitik, the AC 5 is out.

There’s also an AC 5 PoE version that passes through .at power.

The CCR1009 has had an upgrade(which we spoke about on

The switch chip has been dumped so you get full 1Gb pipes to each port.
The chassis also sees a 12-30% performance increase.
I like the idea of having an SFP+ and an SFP port chassis that can do at least a couple gigs of throughput for around $500. Let’s see if they can tighten up the software to take advantage of what the Tile procs can provide.

Router OS 6.38.
This introduces TR-069. This is a protocol usually seen in DSL type equipment. It allows bulk provisioning and administration via an ACS server.
They also introduce IKEv2 and some sort of STP functionality for the CRS line…no real info on this.

Thoughts guys?

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