MikroTik Routers and Switches Review

Suited for small business, stable and easy to setup, but there are limitations to scalability


What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for multiple things.

It provides a hotspot gateway, triple PoE, login ID, authentication, and login tapes.

We use it to provide a connection for our clients.

What is most valuable?

This is a good solution.

What needs improvement?

This solution is good, but my network is growing and it is no longer sufficient for us. We are considering a Hybrid model or we will replace MikroTik with another good OEM, such as Cisco, or Juniper.

There are limitations to how many users you have simultaneously. It's a max of 300 users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MikroTik Routers and Switches for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any issues with stability, but we experience some issues later as the box capacity is limited to 300  users. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable but it has its limitations. The box has a capacity of 300 using it simultaneously.

If my users keep growing, then we have to replace this solution.

Now currently one of our clients has 200 to 250 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is handled by another team.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is not an issue.

What other advice do I have?

For a small business, MikroTik is good but if you grow, then MikroTik cannot support it. 

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

3011
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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