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MikroTik new product announcements – October 2011

Live here at Las Vegas, Normis has just finished announcing the new products; some new and exciting info about the RB2011 as well as more details on known models.

RB2011:

 

– Low cost series
– Rackmount or Desktop
– 5xGigabit, 5x100Mbit
– SFP/USB/WiFi models
– Available December

Model Table

L LS US US2HnD
Type Board Board Desktop Board
SFP + + +
USB + +
Wireless +
Serial + +
LCD + +
New product descriptor lettering:
RM – 1U Rackmount models
IN – Indoor/Desktop models
For example RB2011-US-2HnD-IN (Red labeled box up the top) or this RB2011L-RM
Currently 7 variants planned to release gradually from December to February

Greg has some more details on other offerings (SXT 6 Pack, RB751, RB1100AH, Groove 2.4) over on his post here.

The death and resurrection of an RB450

Recently I’ve had 2 RB450’s come across my desk as “dead” units.

1 was the victim of a power surge, the other had just stopped working at some point.
As these were both going to visit the bin otherwise, I claimed both units in the hope that I might be able to use my limited grasp of electronics to fix them.

As it turns out thou, both had exactly the same problem.. namely busted capacitors.

This iswhat broken capacitors look like! (pop-tops)

So, I checked the specifications on the popped caps and picked up the closest suitable replacments I could find:

Originals: 6.3v 560uF

Replacements: 10v 470uF (20 cents each)

Used soldering iron and some wick to remove the solder on the existing ones, popped em out and swapped in the new.

Hey Presto, working RB450!

Repair job glamour shot!

There’s a thread on the mikrotik forums about other people having similar problems, which seems to have been traced back to a batch of bad caps.

Either way, handy for anyone who has a dead one that’s either out of warranty or you’re too lazy to RMA 🙂

RB1100 review coming soon.

I’ve been offered an RB1100 to review which I’ll be receiving later this week. The RB1100 is the successor to the RB1000 with more than double the ports and some unique features.. more on this later.

Expect a review here sometime over the weekend when I’ve had a bit of a play 🙂

Greg Sowell (a guru who’s blog provides me with many helpful bits of information) has some more of the details here: http://gregsowell.com/?p=1587