Review Mikrotik RB450Gx4 mini hotspot gateway , Best proformance

//Review Mikrotik RB450Gx4 mini hotspot gateway , Best proformance

Introduction

As we all know, that the developing world is going wireless. The convenience of being able to link up to the Internet almost anywhere means Router is the inaugural pick for anyone who is looking to survive online.

Does that imply it’s entirely over for Ethernet? Or does the good old-fashioned cable connection still have a place in the modern technological world? No, it doesn’t make sense because as the technology is developing more and more devices are introduced to make the lives easier.

Features

Below are some of the features of Router RB450Gx4PoE :

A. Power Over Ethernet

This router supports full 10 V-57 V input by two power jacks or PoE (802.3af/ at or passive PoE) and can provide PoE output to  Ethernet port #5.

B. Firewall

It implements packet filtering and thereby provides security functions, that are applied to handle data flow to, from and through the router. Along with the Network Address Translation, it serves for preventing unauthorized access to directly attached networks and as a filter for outgoing traffic. As the Router RB450Gx4 is powered by RouterOS it performs packet inspection and keeps track of the state of network connections travelling across it and also supports NAT (Network Address Translation), helper for popular applications and UPnP and used to make the internal connection, routing and packet marks. It has also qualified to filter by IP address, address range, port, port range, IP protocol, DSCP and other parameters.

C. Routing Protocol

It supports Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Policy-based routing, Interface based routing and ECMP routing which, means that the Firewall filter can use to make specific connections with Routing marks, and then make the marked traffic to use a different ISP. A virtual routing and forwarding is a technology that allows multiple instances of a routing table to co-exist within the same router at the same time or overlapping IP addresses without conflicting each other. It also increases network security often used in, but not limited to MPLS networks.

D. Forwarding

It supports Layer2 forwarding-including Bridging, Mesh and WDS, which allows to create several wireless coverage using multiple Aps. All this is impossible to do only with one AP (indoor, railroad installations) and allow the packets to pass from one AP to another, just as if the APs were ports on a wired Ethernet switch to optimize and performance on large-scale networks. Special layer-2 forwarding interface type – Mesh. (R) STP which eliminates the possibility for the same MAC addresses to be seen on multiple bridge ports by disabling secondary ports to that MAC address. This helps avoid loops and improves network reliability.

E. MPLS

Multi-Protocol Label Switching is used to replace IP routing–packets. The forwarding decision is no longer based on fields in the IP header and routing table, but on labels that are attached to the packet, which speeds up forwarding process. The main benefit of MPLS is the efficiency of the forwarding process. It helps to create “virtual links” between nodes on the network, regardless of the protocol of their encapsulated data. It is a highly measurable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. In an MPLS network, information packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made for entirely on the contents of this label, without the need to test the packet itself, which allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium, using any protocol.

F. VPN

To establish secure connections over open networks or the Internet, or connect remote locations with encrypted links different VPN methods and tunnel protocols are used that you can securely interconnect banking networks, use your workplace resources while travelling, connect to your home local network, or increase the security of your wireless backbone link. You can even interconnect two branch office networks and they would be able to utilize each other’s resources, equally if the computers would be in the same location – all secure and encrypted.

G. Hotspot

Hotspot Gateway enables providing of public network access for customers using wireless or wired network connections. The user will be given a login screen when first opening his web browser. After the login and password are provided, the user will be allowed internet access. This is ideal for hotel, school, airport, internet cafe or any other public place where the administration doesn’t command over the user’s computer. No software installation or web configuration is needed, the hotspot will direct any connection request to the login form.

H. Tools

To help administrating your network, it also provides a great number of small network tools to optimize your everyday tasks E-mail and SMS send/receive tools, Ping, Automated script execution tools, TFTP server, SNMP for providing graphs and stats, SNMP write to launch scripts or update config, RADIUS client and server (User Manager) and much more.

I. Monitor by an application

The Dude network monitor is an application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your web environment and will scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you if service has problem and capable to make traffic and availability graphs, outage reports.

Pros

  • Firewall implements packet filtering to provide security functions
  • Supports Layer2 forwarding WDS allows to create custom wireless coverage using multiple Aps.
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding is being used that allows multiple instances of a routing table to co-exist within the same router at the same time
  • Avoid loops and improves network reliability.
  • MPLS approach is used to replace IP routing, which speeds up the forwarding process.
  • No software installation or web configuration is needed.

Cons

As the RB450Gx4 Router is supported by RouterOS it supports a multitude of routing protocols and different approaches like VRF, MPLS, VPN and different kind of tools to speed up the networking security and to make this router efficient. There is as such no problem occurs. But if any kind of issue will occur, it can be solved through professional help.

Conclusion

RB450Gx4 is powered by RouterOS featuring firewall, which implements packet filtering, provides security functions, manage data flow to, from and through the router. Virtual Routing and Forwarding are being used to allow multiple instances of a routing table to co-exist within the same router at the same time to avoid the loops and improves network reliability. MPLS approach is used to replace IP routing, which speeds up the forwarding process.

Specifications
Product code RB450Gx4
Architecture ARM 32bit
CPU IPQ-4019
CPU core count 4
CPU nominal frequency 716 MHz
Dimensions 90 x 115 mm
License level 5
Operating System RouterOS
Size of RAM 1 GB
Storage size 512 MB
Storage type NAND
Tested ambient temperature -40°C to 70°C
Powering
PoE in 802.3af/at
PoE out Passive PoE
PoE in input Voltage 12-57 V
Number of DC inputs 3 (DC jack, PoE-IN)
DC jack input Voltage 10-57 V
Max out per port output (input > 30 V)      500 mA
Max out per port output (input < 30 V) 500 mA
Max total out (A)       500 mA
Max power consumption 16 W
Max power consumption without attachments 4 W
Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 5
Peripherals
Memory card type microSD
Serial port RS232

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