MikroTik Cloud Router Switch Overview

MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Routers. It is most often compared to MikroTik Routers and Switches: MikroTik Cloud Router Switch vs MikroTik Routers and Switches

What is MikroTik Cloud Router Switch?
MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.

MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is also known as MikroTik CRS Series.

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What users are saying about MikroTik Cloud Router Switch pricing:
  • "MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors."
  • "This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee."
  • "The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."

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CZ
Network Operations Specialists at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability

What is our primary use case?

We use this product as part of our network solution, but we also have customers in Cameroon that we have implemented it for. We design their systems at a low cost, implement them, and then provide training.

Pros and Cons

  • "The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good."
  • "Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco."

What other advice do I have?

This solution has improved a great deal over time and in many domains. They have hired experts from around the world, from vendors such as Cisco, to help improve the product. Some examples are scripting has improved, along with advanced routing techniques, and wireless device support. However, the biggest improvements are in cloud routers. Normally, every two months at the maximum, new updates and firmware is released for the devices. It is really amazing. It is like the developers do not sleep at all. I am consistently impressed with how their technology is advancing. Overall, this is a…
MN
Owner at it logic
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to configure, scalable, and the GUI makes it easy to use

What is our primary use case?

We are a reseller and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. It is a GUI-based router used as part of a corporate-level network infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "The GUI is easy to use."
  • "If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Mahmood Abdollahi
Senior Network Engineer at Dejpaad
Real User
Top 20
Good firewall capability, and the mangle feature is useful

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network."
  • "Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future."

What other advice do I have?

I think that Mikrotik is the best solution for SOHO and small businesses because the price is very good and it includes a lot of features. For larger companies, I would recommend a different product, perhaps by Cisco. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
MULTILINK COMPUTERS LTD
Project Manager at MULTILINK COMPUTERS PVT LTD
Real User
Top 20
Has better throughput than its competitors and good stability

What is our primary use case?

We bought it for our office to distribute internet. I am also a service provider. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors. I also like the "routerless" feature. 

What needs improvement?

There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik. I would like to see more integration abilities with NetGear.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't…
RafatJuneidi
Firewall Engineer at Golden Tech
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, easy to install, and priced fair

What is our primary use case?

I have been using the solution as a network switch.

What is most valuable?

This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

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

The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate MikroTik Cloud Router Switch an eight out of ten.

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