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Latvian company MikroTik offers routers and switches.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/pn/17/9ATOU6GSNCV8.pngMikroTik is my first optionAs a Managed Service Provider, Mikrotik is our first choice when we need to build a new network, upgrade existing networks, or replace faulty routers and switches. Since using Mikrotik, we have not had any downtime across our infrastructure and we have been very happy with the capabilities of the routers and switches. It allows us to monitor the bandwidth on any ports and implement traffic shaping.,When you are creating a firewall filter rule on a router, the amount of options you have is incredible. For example, most other firewalls or routers will not give you the option to select a connection state, a packet size, specify the packet content etc. You can use the routers in transparent mode, when your router is placed in front of a customer firewall or customer router, allowing only the allocated public IP address to communicate with the Internet and allowing you to allocate a certain bandwidth or speed. The lowest end model routers have the same operating system, features as the more expensive ones making simple for us to test configuration on cheap equipment before commit to buy the more expensive one. The licensing model is very simple as well and easy to understand. The cheapest routers also come with one SFP port, which is great as it is allowing us to connect fiber straight into it. No extra PoE injectors and converter are needed, reducing the number of points of failure.,Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.,10,We have managed to implement our own network infrastructure to service a small business center at a very low price, and our investment has been returned in less than 6 months.,Sophos SG Firewall Appliances, NetGear ProSafe Managed Switches, Cisco ASA and Cisco Ethernet Switches,Solarwinds Take Control (formerly SolarWinds MSP Anywhere), NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationAn elegant solution for the administration of business networksWe arrived at MikroTik by means of an analyst hired in the company who, faced with the problem of networks that we presented, offered us the solution of the MikroTik router boards, allowed us to know the robustness of the SOOS routerOS, initially it was a solution-oriented to the systems department, then extended to the entire company, thus solving all the network requirements that we had pending.,It allowed to establish a distribution by areas of the bandwidth allowing to prioritize the access to it to the departments that most needed it It allows to obtain real statistics by user, IP, fragment of network, department and unit of the consumption of bandwidth of the company. Different DSL connections were added to obtain a larger bandwidth and thus be able to efficiently cover the needs of the company.,The configuration of the operating system routerOS is not intuitive, it requires advanced knowledge in computer science and free operating systems for its maintenance. To make the load balancing is necessary to have more than one MikroTik device so its implementation in case of that being the solution sought is more expensive. The cost of the devices for solutions at the macro business level is very high, it is a solution whose initial investment requires an important budget,9,There is currently a suitable consumption of the data network and each department feels satisfied with the obtained. Some analysts felt annoyed or generated a negative impact because when establishing navigation rules, access to non-corporate pages was restricted. The investment made allows the use of equipment that is used as servers for services now covered by MikroTik and used in other required areas.,Cisco Catalyst Switches,PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL ServerMikrotik - is it worth the price?We currently use 24 routers from Mikrotik, typically for education. Routers are used only by my department. They are used for enhanced education in teleinformatica. Users/students learn thanks to them, about DHCP, MPLS, OSPF, RIP, VLAN, VPN, IP addressing, WLAN, and many others functions of network configuration. We specialize in routing protocols, and Mikrotik routers are very useful in this kind of teaching.,Routing protocols. Configuring it is simple and intuitive. IP addressing, and VLAN creation. Multi protocol usage. Mikrotik routers are full of protocols that can be enabled and configured in a quick and simple way. WLAN and hotspot configuration is simple.,Not every aspect of functionality is well described and that would be a point for improvement. There could be a tool for firewall testing. Open VPN should be more intuitive.,10,First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers. It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more. It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.,,Ubiquiti Networks
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February 23, 2019

MikroTik Routers and Switches Review: "MikroTik is my first option"

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As a Managed Service Provider, Mikrotik is our first choice when we need to build a new network, upgrade existing networks, or replace faulty routers and switches. Since using Mikrotik, we have not had any downtime across our infrastructure and we have been very happy with the capabilities of the routers and switches. It allows us to monitor the bandwidth on any ports and implement traffic shaping.
  • When you are creating a firewall filter rule on a router, the amount of options you have is incredible. For example, most other firewalls or routers will not give you the option to select a connection state, a packet size, specify the packet content etc.
  • You can use the routers in transparent mode, when your router is placed in front of a customer firewall or customer router, allowing only the allocated public IP address to communicate with the Internet and allowing you to allocate a certain bandwidth or speed.
  • The lowest end model routers have the same operating system, features as the more expensive ones making simple for us to test configuration on cheap equipment before commit to buy the more expensive one. The licensing model is very simple as well and easy to understand.
  • The cheapest routers also come with one SFP port, which is great as it is allowing us to connect fiber straight into it. No extra PoE injectors and converter are needed, reducing the number of points of failure.
  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
MikroTik routers are well suited for any size customers that require a router which is inexpensive and provides all the features their network administrators need to secure and monitor their network.
I have not found a model that comes with an ADSL model, and I would not consider them for such network connections.
The MikroTik switches' advantage over all competitors is that they are inexpensive with lots of SFP ports, making them ideal for a server room and connecting your storage. Layer 3 is capable as a standard.
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August 02, 2018

MikroTik Routers and Switches Review: "An elegant solution for the administration of business networks"

Score 9 out of 10
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We arrived at MikroTik by means of an analyst hired in the company who, faced with the problem of networks that we presented, offered us the solution of the MikroTik router boards, allowed us to know the robustness of the SOOS routerOS, initially it was a solution-oriented to the systems department, then extended to the entire company, thus solving all the network requirements that we had pending.
  • It allowed to establish a distribution by areas of the bandwidth allowing to prioritize the access to it to the departments that most needed it
  • It allows to obtain real statistics by user, IP, fragment of network, department and unit of the consumption of bandwidth of the company.
  • Different DSL connections were added to obtain a larger bandwidth and thus be able to efficiently cover the needs of the company.
  • The configuration of the operating system routerOS is not intuitive, it requires advanced knowledge in computer science and free operating systems for its maintenance.
  • To make the load balancing is necessary to have more than one MikroTik device so its implementation in case of that being the solution sought is more expensive.
  • The cost of the devices for solutions at the macro business level is very high, it is a solution whose initial investment requires an important budget
MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
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July 13, 2017

MikroTik Routers and Switches Review: "Mikrotik - is it worth the price?"

Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use 24 routers from Mikrotik, typically for education. Routers are used only by my department. They are used for enhanced education in teleinformatica. Users/students learn thanks to them, about DHCP, MPLS, OSPF, RIP, VLAN, VPN, IP addressing, WLAN, and many others functions of network configuration. We specialize in routing protocols, and Mikrotik routers are very useful in this kind of teaching.
  • Routing protocols.
  • Configuring it is simple and intuitive.
  • IP addressing, and VLAN creation.
  • Multi protocol usage.
  • Mikrotik routers are full of protocols that can be enabled and configured in a quick and simple way.
  • WLAN and hotspot configuration is simple.
  • Not every aspect of functionality is well described and that would be a point for improvement.
  • There could be a tool for firewall testing.
  • Open VPN should be more intuitive.
It's ideal for teaching - education on second level and for engineers' studies. As I mentioned before it's perfect or learning about routing protocols - from static, through dynamic RIP and OSPF, and on MPLS ending. For SOHO it's perfect, WLAN configuration and the possibility of HotSpot configuration for clients is a blessing.
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Latvian company MikroTik offers routers and switches.
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