Cloud Router Switch is our new member of our Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, but if you want, ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes. The CRS226 uses a new class of switch chips, which allows us to have two SFP+ ports for 10G connectivity.

Product specifications

Product codeCRS226-24G-2S+IN
CPU nominal frequency (per core)400 MHz
CPU core count1
Size of RAM64 MB
Storage typeNAND
Storage size128 MB
10/100/1000 Ethernet ports24
Power Jack1
Supported input voltage8 V - 30 V
PoE inYes
Operating SystemRouterOS
License level4
Tested ambient temperature-35C to +65C
Max Power consumption21W
Voltage MonitorYes
PCB temperature monitorYes
SFP+ ports2
Serial portRJ45

Included parts

Switching results

ModeConfiguration64 byte512 byte1518 byte
SwitchingNon blocking Layer 2 throughput65,476.233,523.810,338.342,345.93,576.143,427.8
SwitchingNon blocking Layer 2 capacity65,476.267,047.610,338.384,691.73,576.186,855.7
SwitchingNon blocking Layer 1 throughput65,476.244,000.010,338.344,000.03,576.144,000.0
SwitchingNon blocking Layer 1 capacity65,476.288,000.010,338.388,000.03,576.188,000.0

Ethernet test results

CRS226-24G-2S+INQCA8519 Max possible throughput test
ModeConfiguration1518 byte512 byte64 byte
Bridgingnone (fast path)26.7324.228.6117.124.512.5
Bridging25 bridge filter rules21.4259.922.491.822.211.4
Routingnone (fast path)23.0279.323.596.324.512.5
Routing25 simple queues19.6238.022.491.821.010.8
Routing25 ip filter rules7.995.910.442.610.85.5
  • All tests are done with Xena Networks specialized test equipment (XenaBay),and done according to RFC2544 (Xena2544)
  • Max throughput is determined with 30+ second attempts with 0,1% packet loss tolerance in 64, 512, 1518 byte packet sizes
  • Values in Italic indicate that max throughput was reached without maxing out CPU, but because board interface configuration was maxed out
  • Test results show device maximum performance, and are reached using mentioned hardware and software configuration, different configurations most likely will result in lower results