Hey Ron and happy Crimbo to you all,

 

Ah, that old chestnut. I think this question has been asked on every forum and list I have ever been on. In general, StarOS has always come out on top in any point-to-point and point-to-multipoint tests we have done even with Mikrotik running nstreme. Certainly on the WRAP platform StarOS is able to pass almost double the traffic than Mikrotik before the CPU becomes the issue. I believe Mikrotik have significantly improved the wireless driver in the latest test wireless package but haven’t had a chance to test it yet. StarVX running on the new WAR boards is amazingly fast and we have seen wireless throughput tests on the 4 port board that outperforms both Mikrotik and StarOS running on P4 systems. However, there are several bugs in StarVX which has caused Valemount to give up development of StarVX and port there upcoming V3 StarOS to the WAR platform. Unfortunately, there is expected to be a bit of a performance hit with this L

RouterOS does have a lot more features than StarOS and features like vlan support are much better with Mikrotik. The main gripe with Mikrotik is the support and attitude however this seems to be improving too.

Because they both have pro’s and con’s we use StarOS/VX for all wireless links (inc. CPE’s) and Mikrotik for core routers, traffic shapers, etc.

 

Cheers,

 

P.


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ron Wallace
Sent: 22 December 2005 23:11
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Good Backhaul?

 

Paul,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family.

How would you compare StraOS/VX to Mikrotik RouterOS?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Hendry [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 03:52 PM
>To: ''WISPA General List''
>Subject: RE: [WISPA] Good Backhaul?
>
>I get about 25 meg aggregate through StarOS on WRAP boards and have seen at
>least double this on a 2 port WAR board running StarVX. Testing was done
>using 2 Mikrotik routers at each end with random UDP traffic.
>
>Cheers,
>
>P.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>Behalf Of John Scrivner
>Sent: 22 December 2005 18:14
>To: WISPA General List
>Subject: Re: [WISPA] Good Backhaul?
>
>Have you actually seen these speeds? I have never seen a Star OS
>installation do more than about 17 meg aggregate. If you have seen this
>then by all means please share the details of the actual hardware used
>and configuration if you do not mind.
>Thank you,
>Scriv
>
>
>noc.kl.terranova.net wrote:
>
>> VIA with StarOS on 5.2/5.3 will get 100Mb. WAR board might do same. - cw
>>
>>>>>> John Scrivner wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I need some feedback from the collective. I am looking for a
>>>>>>> backhaul radio link for my main tower. 5.8 Ghz is fully utilized
>>>>>>> at this location. It is only a 1500 foot shot. I would like at
>>>>>>> least 50 meg full or 100 meg half duplex. I would like this
>>>>>>> solution to be under $8K or so. 5.3 Ghz is pretty open here. Does
>>>>>>> a solution exist? I can lay fiber for about $12K or so. I am
>>>>>>> considering doing that but I think laying fiber for my main
>>>>>>> connection when I am a fixed broadband wireless provider sends
>>>>>>> the wrong message to my potential customers when Charter is going
>>>>>>> all over town selling fiber connections. I welcome your feedback.
>>>>>>> Scriv
>>>>>>
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