Sure switched is faster than routed, if you have a 100 mbps cat5 or 1
gbps fibre network.  If you have a radio based network then routing or
switching will be about the same speed.  Our routed performance is
actually slightly higher than our bridged performance.

Lonnie

On 6/13/06, Paul Hendry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
The delay in switching a packet at hardware is less than the delay in
routing a packet at software. This is 1 of the reasons that Cisco created
the G"S"R and why an MPL"S" switched network is fast than a plain routed
network.

I'm not too interested in convergence times as we only have very minimal
outages so RSTP should suffice. How fast a packet can traverse our network
on the other hand is important so that we can reliably run VoIP and other
delay/jitter sensitive applications. Anyone compared a routed solution with
a Mikrotik bridged solution for delay/jitter?


-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Matt Liotta
Sent: 13 June 2006 13:26
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] looking for a device

Paul Hendry wrote:

>We too have been looking at moving from routed to a switched Mikrotik for
>the core network but the unknown quantity seems to be if there are any
>latency or speed issues related to the move. A "true" switched network is
>faster than a routed network as the switching is done at a hardware level
>but in Mikrotik I believe both switching and routed is done in software.
>What have you seen?
>
>
>
Faster in what way? Certainly, a routed network is going to beat a
switched network in terms of covergence speed.

-Matt
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