MikroTik Routers and Switches Review

Good load balancing capabilities and features for the cost point


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for normal routing, as well as load balancing for internet traffic. I have a dual internet load balancing setup.

This is an on-premises solution.

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement is that we can have two different internet service providers offering 2Mbps each, and you can combine the bandwidth to make it 4Mbps. You can also achieve multiple failovers.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth. This is helpful because the users' bandwidth requirements keep changing, and we have three connections to handle the data.

The wireless switches are good.

What needs improvement?

Configuring load balancing requires a very ground-level configuration that is not easy for normal users.

The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Right now, I am not using it for VPN.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support for this solution. If there is a problem then I try to find solutions for the problem online.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

How was the initial setup?

When I first starting working with this solution I found the initial setup to be complex, but now I think that it's easy. It takes approximately ten minutes to deploy, although if you want to set up more advanced features like load balancing then it might take thirty minutes.

One person is suitable for both deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

I performed the deployment myself.

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

This product is a one-time purchase.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great product that gives you a lot of good features at that price.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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