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2019-10-20T10:33:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering MikroTik Routers and Switches?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering MikroTik Routers and Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I would recommend this solution to others for a hotspot network. I rate MikroTik Routers and Switches eight out of ten.

2021-05-22T18:17:28Z
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Top 5Real User

The routers are very good, and they are very cheap. We can buy a lot of these routers for backup. On a scale from one to ten, I would give MikroTik Routers and Switches a six.

2021-04-27T13:42:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, this is a good product but everything can improve a little bit. The product is not perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-02-03T16:22:31Z
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Top 5Real User

Compared to Cisco, I don't think MikroTik is very good. MikroTik is good for start-ups and small businesses with small budgets. If you have a big budget, I would recommend using UniFi, or Cisco. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give MikroTic a rating of seven.

2021-01-26T18:56:09Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing MikroTik Routers is to make sure that they have the requisite toolsets onboard to manage the devices so that they don't run into problems. Otherwise, it is a good and inexpensive product to use. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-11T13:34:12Z
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Top 10Real User

For a small business, MikroTik is good but if you grow, then MikroTik cannot support it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-16T19:00:24Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate MikroTik Routers an eight out of ten.

2020-12-02T13:21:09Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. Originally, we had little MikroTik routers installed at first. Afterward, we bought a cloud core router and we've had that at this point for six or seven years. We use the solution both at our company and for our clients. I'd advise new users to take some time and learn about the configurations. They need to be prepared for a bit of a learning curve when it comes to implementation. However, after that, it's not a problem to use it. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-11-05T11:17:53Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who prefer price. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of five.

2020-10-30T15:08:15Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten for the reliability and the performance that you get out of it. I wouldn't rate it a ten because of the warranty limitation. There is also a learning curve to be able to successfully manage it, but once you do that, it's going to work wonders. It's also not that expensive.

2020-09-16T08:18:27Z
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Top 20Real User

MikroTik Routers and Switches are great. If you are having issues understanding how to properly use them, study materials and video lessons are available for a low-cost. On a scale from one to ten, I would give MikroTik Routers and Switches a rating of eight. The price-performance is great. I am sure there is a better solution out there (maybe Cisco ISR), but it would be more expensive.

2020-09-03T07:49:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My main advice to people considering this solution based on my experience is that I would suggest looking for other robust solutions. I know they are out there because I have used them. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best. I would rate MikroTik routers and switches as a six-out-of-ten. It seems to be working by its own devices but there is just too much old, slow, and unfriendly about them.

2020-08-27T10:31:45Z
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Top 10Real User

We have not had any issues with our MikroTik routers and I would definitely recommend them. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-02-13T07:50:56Z
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Top 10Real User

I'd warn others that a tutorial or a bit of learning is required before beginning. It helps if a user has a bit of understanding about the solution. There's some complexity in the terminologies and surrounding the initial implementation process. Overall, it's a good product, but it requires a bit of improvement, especially in relation to UTM and security. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2020-02-13T07:50:55Z
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Top 10Reseller

We use the solution and we provide services to clients as well. It's much cheaper than when we used Cisco and other devices. We're a reseller and solutions provider. I do advise people to use the solution, because of the price and features. The more you learn is the more you realize how valuable MikroTik devices are. One thing I would mention to others is that MikroTik is on Linux, but there's nothing like WinBox for Linux, or what you might call a Linux box. You need to do something that looks like WinBox, because if you're using Ubuntu, you will need to use WinBox and there isn't one for Linux. Not everybody uses Windows and many people, especially technical people, are moving away from Windows. The solution is a good product and it has improved since the first time we used it. It's just support that is really lacking. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if technical support was better.

2020-01-29T11:22:34Z
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Top 10Real User

The technical features in MikroTik are not mentionable because it is a low-cost solution. There is no service, support, or proper training. We are using them because our competitors are using them, and we have to stay competitive. The only real value of MikroTik is the price and I would not recommend this solution for any other reason. If you can get another device from a bigger company at a similar price then I would do that because the support is going to be better. Proper support is important. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution for those who don't need a very stable solution. You will not have zero-downtime provided by MikroTik. Also, if you need clustered routers then this solution will not work. However, if you are willing to update several times a month with several minutes of downtime while upgrading and rebooting, then it will be fine. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is to write the network plan out before implementing changes. Then, go only by the steps of the plan, and do not deviate. Overall, it is a very good solution with a lot of features. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
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Real User

My advice is that this is a small package with huge features and you should try it on your own. The biggest lesson that I learned from this solution is that we underestimated the power and value of MikroTik. We primarily implemented Cisco and Aruba solutions, but since then, we have found that MikroTik can be used in place of these bigger brands. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

We buy from wholesalers, but we don't have a special selling agreement with anyone. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten when it fits. It's useless if it doesn't fit. If it fits, I don't think there's a better product when you are looking at price-performance. Overall, I'd rate them nine out of ten. Any requirement would be fulfilled from Aruba or from Cisco, but not necessarily from Mikrotik, which is why I don't give them a perfect score.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If they made it a bit easier for new users to implement, I would rate it higher.

2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
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