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"The most valuable feature is that you can do anything on all platforms.""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."

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"The solution's most valuable feature is its reliability.""The GUI interface is very easy to use and the Linux-based command-line interface is also good.""I like the control one has with this solution.""The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN."

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Cons
"Wireless throughput has not kept up with the competition.""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."

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"We've had issues with the power supply. I've had to change the power supply twice. I'm not sure what the issue is. We're still trying to work out why we're having problems with the switches and the cutting of the power supply. The solution should look into this to see if there is something wrong with the product.""The technical support for this solution could be improved.""Some of the features needed to set up the solution are too complex. There's a lot of technical information that is required.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""The management of this product needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches.""The price is reasonable.""The price of this product is cheap."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We make use of a script that will automatically re-route traffic when connections are slow.
Top Answer: This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.
Top Answer: The manageability of the web-based UI needs to be improved. I still prefer to use the Winbox application. It would be great if they included some next-generation features in the future.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature for us is the VPN.
Top Answer: I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others. Once you buy the equipment, there are no additional fees.
Top Answer: I would like to see the security features improved. It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network. In particular, I would like to have more control over… more »
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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
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASAStaypineapple
Top Industries
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University22%
Engineering Company11%
Maritime Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Manufacturing Company57%
Comms Service Provider29%
Individual & Family Service14%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise14%
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise27%
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MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 18 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 13 reviews. MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Aruba Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Juniper Enterprise Routers, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Luxul Switches, Aruba Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our MikroTik Routers and Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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