RUTX50 - IEEE 802.3ad (LACP, Link Aggregation) support?


Is it possible to arrange IEEE 802.3ad (LACP, Link Aggregation) on this router?

This is especially useful when speeds of more than 1 Gbps are obtained via a 5G network.



I regret to inform you that Teltonika devices do not offer support for LACP or Link Aggregation functionality.

Regarding the speed of a 5G network, it is theoretically capable of reaching up to 1G but achieving this speed relies on optimal conditions and the quality of the cell service. It’s important to note that the average download and upload speeds can vary based on the specific service provider. However, the typical speed range hovers around 400 - 500 Mbps.

Furthermore, could you kindly provide details about your intention to implement LACP with the RUTX50? Typically, the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which adheres to the IEEE802.3ad standard, is commonly utilized in wired Layer 2 Switch configuration and plays a crucial role in facilitating connections between switches, network backbones, and other components.

However, from our perspective, when considering Teltonika devices functioning as last-mile routers, responsible for linking up with end-user devices, a speed of 1Gbps is deemed more than sufficient. This assessment is particularly relevant due to the prevalent network interface capabilities of most end-user devices – laptops, PCs, and the like – which are equipped with 1Gbps Network Interface Cards (NICs).

Thanks and regards,

I thank you.

We are in an area where there is no wired infrastructure and we have our own SaaS hosting exclusively via 4G/5G mobile network.

We use 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps network switches that support LACP.

5G speeds here reach up to 2.2 Gbps:

It’s not hard to think that the gigabit ethernet port on the RUTX50 will become a bottleneck :slight_smile:

It would be nice if you would consider introducing at least one 2.5 Gbps ethernet port and/or LACP protocol on the RUTX series :slight_smile:

Thanks and regards

5G interface and any Ethernet interface (1G, 2.5G, LACP) will be CPU routed. So, even if some router has LACP/Static Link agg capabilities on L2 level in hardware switch chip, main question is: are CPU powerful enough to provide routing, NAT, firewall functions for such speeds.

I guess for Teltonika RUT’s / RUTX processing of LACP IEEE 802.3ad frames is too much power consuming, because it lacks of acceleration through built-in hardware ASICS and single/dual/quad Core internal CPU would not be enough to handle it and create LAG at L2 or L3 to operate with established full speed (at least 2 Gbps, as 2x1Gb).

RUT’s are consumer-grade devices not Enterprise-dedicated, like Cisco or Juniper, or any other big brands (like powerfull firewall Companies), so its not designed to do this, as sitting at the Border of the network, and provide redundancy/HA or load-balancing.

However, RUT’s / X’s sitting at the border of your network set up for only routing public IP traffic between interfaces WAN<>LAN (with processing IP packets IMIX as 128/256 and 512Bytes) without any active NAT processing (only routing) and turned off Firewall, might be effective and capable to route the traffic with full speed 1Gbps or up to 90% to it
(NAT is always consuming, slowing down and decreasing overall speeds down sometimes even by 50-60% the smaller packets it gets and process to your network).

Kind Regards,

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