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"The simplicity of the commands is most valuable. The commands are the same for several devices.""It is a scalable solution.""The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""The main features of the solution I have found to be the interface and unique features other solutions do not have. Additionally, they have a lifetime warranty on the hardware.""These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective.""The solution is very, very stable.""We have scaled it without any issues."

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"We've enjoyed the fact that it has very good performance.""They are very good at providing the bandwidth for multi-tenants and multi-dwelling units. We're managing WiFi hotspots for hundreds of locations, and the speed and performance are quite there. They also have very cheap 10G products that come with really good and flexible software. They are way cheaper than the top brands, and they're able to deliver the same performance and capabilities.""This equipment is resilient and available at a good price.""They are stable.""I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.""MikroTik Routers and Switches are stable""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."

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"The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HP and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna.""VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN.""It is not very stable.""The solution is a bit expensive.""They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth."

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"Technical support could be better. They don't have good support like Cisco. It can also be more stable and scalable.""They lack the extended warranty for the equipment. They only provide a warranty for one year as compared to the other vendors who offer a warranty for three years, five years, and lifetime, etc.""It could be more scalable. Product awareness could also be better. There's a lack of awareness when it comes to MikroTik. People only know about Cisco and others, and they won't rely on MikroTik. This is primarily because of hardware limitations. While this product is good economically, it's unsuitable for high-end projects. In the next release, I want this product to be more compatible.""Troubleshooting can be complex.""They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks.""They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that.""The batch management could be improved.""The solution needs to offer better documentation."

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"This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed.""We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required.""It is a more expensive solution.""The price is fair.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.""The pricing is very good."

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"There are not any external or hidden costs.""When you buy a license, it is for life and you don't need to buy another one every year.""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.""In terms of the economic side, we're completely satisfied. The price is affordable for both SMEs and enterprises.""The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap.""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.""MikroTik's equipment is very cheap compared to Cisco and Huawei.""There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.
Top Answer: There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
Top Answer: In general, the web GUI, or web interface, requires improvement. Interface, and the ability to do things that are only possible through the command line, which seems pointless because there is no… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They also have a very good, long lifespan. We feel the command configuration is very… more »
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.
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HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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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Sample Customers
Emirates Palace Hotel
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company14%
Educational Organization5%
Comms Service Provider17%
Maritime Company6%
Engineering Company6%
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company4%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise9%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 24 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Meraki MS Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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