Mikrotik - is it worth the price?
July 13, 2017

Mikrotik - is it worth the price?

Marcin Chabowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MikroTik Routers and Switches

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.
  • 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.
I used Cisco routers 2900 series, TPlink routers and switches, Planet routers, Draytek routers, Ubiqity routers, Pentagram routers and modems.
Mikrotik is more flexible per cost. It has more functions.
Ubiquiti Networks
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.