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"This solution is stable it runs without any interruptions.""The stability of the program is excellent.""The most important feature related to this solution is that most of the time, it covers all of what we need for our projects.""it's a stable solution. We have not experienced any bugs or issues. Many data centers and enterprise data centers prefer Cisco to any other product because they are very stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.""The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust.""The pricing of the solution is very good. It works well within our network.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic routing."

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"The radius and wireless features are the most valuable aspects of the solution.""The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available.""The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth.""We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device.""The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services.""The best part about MikroTik Routers is the price.""We're very happy with what we are getting out of the solution in general. The features are good. They're comparable to other brands such as Cisco and HP.""The solution offers very good multi-routing."

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"Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses.""In the next release I would really love to see a list option.""In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions.""The drawbacks come from support. The tools are rare, but to find someone knowledgeable with Cisco, is a problem.""The pricing for this solution needs to be improved.""Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI.""If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran.""The installation could be simplified."

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"The queuing functionality needs improvement. The initial setup could be simplified.""They could improve their product if they set, for instance, a controller for wireless LAN. That would allow them to really have something more than an access point.""The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly.""In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support.""I would like to see a cluster feature added, where multiple devices can be configured and managed as one. One is in a standby state while the other is active, and if one fails then the other takes over.""The biggest thing that needs improvement is the support.""The solution's website isn't that good. When I go to it, I can't find what I'm looking for. However, if I go to a third party's website, I can easily find the information.""The solution needs to improve its security firewalls and mirror that of, for example, Sophos, or FortiGate."

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"It's an affordable price for small companies using on-premises networks where cloud services are too expensive for them.""If you look at the product portfolio from Cisco, it's quite expensive.""The price of this solution is high, but it depends on the number of units that you want to order.""I think that pricing should be more competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not competitive. People will end up going with other cheaper solutions such as Arista.""Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price.""The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable.""The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category.""Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."

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"This product is a one-time purchase.""In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD).""There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support.""This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.""There are not any external or hidden costs.""The price-performance is great.""MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal.""The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.
Top Answer: There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with… more »
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.
Top Answer: I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
Top Answer: When I compare the price of this solution to competitors it is priced a little high. There is not a license required for this solution.
Top Answer: They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks. We need to purchase a firewall inside of this solution in order to make their networks secure from spam… more »
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Overview
Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.
The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.
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ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
Top Industries
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Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Training & Coaching Company7%
Computer Software Company7%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company16%
Media Company4%
Educational Organization4%
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University29%
Retailer7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Educational Organization7%
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Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company13%
Media Company5%
Government4%
Company Size
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise11%
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Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 23 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Aruba Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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