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MikroTik provides wireless ISP systems for Internet connectivity.

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MikroTik provides wireless ISP systems for Internet connectivity.


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MikroTik
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Year Founded
1996
HQ Location
Riga, Latvia
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotiks routers are exceptional well built, always on and always working as expected. Great community behind them, great Wiki and knowledge base. Their routers are ideal for MSPs that are trying to implement good SLA networks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Is hard to find something to dislike about it, it might be useful to have all critical updates installed automatically as we are quite busy and cannot always read the latest security news. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a good router with all the features a SMB and also not spend a fortune on it then the Mikrotik products are what you are looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helped us built a redundant managed network for a business estate at a low cost while not compromising on reliability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Systems Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

MikroTik is a is a Latvian network equipment manufacturer. The company develops and sells wired and wireless network routers, network switches, access points, as well as operating systems and auxiliary software. They are very well prices for the SMB market and can be custom configured for many types of networking without the overhead of the larger players in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The downside is the initial navigation of the interface. Although the product(s) have a wealth of configuration possibilities, the learning curve can be high, particularly for a novice networking engineer. The best advice I could give would be to get your hands on whatever product you plan on implementing and start playing around with it in a lab. Get use to the interface, how to configure the basics, how to update the OS firmware and routerboard firmware, review each option and have a general understanding of what each function does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best advice I could give would be to get your hands on whatever product you plan on implementing and start playing around with it in a lab. Get use to the interface, how to configure the basics, how to update the OS firmware and routerboard firmware, review each option and have a general understanding of what each function does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Given out team is well versed with the switch and router product line for the SMB and mid size market, the benefits are clearly apparent to the client base in terms of budget and uptime. Rarely is there a time when a client is down with the implementation of MikroTik infrastructure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultor de Operaciones TIC- Centro de Datos
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best about Mikrotik is routeros system, that provide all of you will be need about networking, you have an router, switch, firewall and more in only one device. Also is an complete platform in all related to wireless networks and radio links,in the other hand the GUI provided by Winbox is very simply and easy to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes in sectorials wireless(ap) the clients loss the ip address and is needed an reboot to restore the functionality. Is complicated when we have not acces to mac-telnet to the device to offer support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mikrotik is a powerful brand to start an bussiness for some reasons, relation benefits and cost, easy management, scalability, all in one. When an bussiness is starting no need to spend money in an device for each function in the network. In the other hand mikrotik have an complete academy for learing about all related with the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now we are using mikrotik networks for manage all in an small ISP, users queue, firewall and ospf routing and all is working perfectly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

layer 3 device which works as a router help to connect the client and grow up the Network. With the help Of Winbox graphical interface we can configured and make changes in the configuration. easy to implement and understandings of routing and terminology of network protocols gives better way to reliable network. lots of options are available. troubleshooting traffic analysis bandwidth monitoring is more effortless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to update firmware. some bugs are not fixed yet. takes time to disconnect the user or sometimes shows connected where user is not even accessible to services. understanding of terminal logs are difficult need different interactive layer application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

need to learn lots of things before implementing it. Be aware of All protocol functioning then its easy to troubleshoot issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic thing which we are checking at first is whether user is connected or not. Monitoring users logs. torching IP request assigning a IP's to users with Natting function. configuring firewall settings with Winbox interface. taking live updates of bandwidth utilization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik is a system which work very well as a router which can be handle through a graphical interface. This graphic interface is build by Winbox. can configured everything which makes secured and provide services so we can grow up with more clients and network. Implementation of every protocols is easy. filtering of packets with help of firewall NAT functioning makes network more efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Using Winbox as GUI most of the options are little bit difficult to understand as if u don't know about the basic understanding of network protocols. Sometimes users are disconnected, but on Mikrotik it shows connected, need administrator access for that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a ISP we are connected to our clients through Mikrotik where we can grow our network. easily add-up new line. monitoring of clients bandwidth and speed consistency. checking utilization of memory and cpu.

handling every function related to network with the help of Winbox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As a IT service Engineers we are Checking our L3 devices by accessing NAS IP in Mikrotik with secured Port number. adding and deleting of entry with advanced Mode is easy.no need to remember specific Ip as we can make note corresponding to that Ip so finding of servers with name is helpful with this option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Most of the Features are helpful on which we are working, But its quiet difficult to analyse logs.we can't predict the issue of specific user with those logs. required different application which supports & sync with Mikrotik Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Really useful if you are a service provider and want to monitor the user access logs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Checking UP time, packetloss reliability of NAS servers, monitroing the ppp and queues section where it shows no of user are connected with that. checking firewall settings. configuring & updating NAT translating as per requirement. monitoring Bandwidth Of users is most interesting as can analyse the exact usage of users. maintaining the reliability as per cpu usage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik brings the best networking quality/price products on the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Security issues as been common recently on the OS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep the firmware up to date Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mikrotiks routers are not expensive and allow us to use them in many scenarios Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

mikro tik is best monitoring device,it is layer 3 device and mostly user monitoring regarding,suppose any user facing connectivity issue this time mikro tik through showing actually issue,many time user connected showing our side but user told i am not getting proper connectivity,this time issue has been find out ,this time user facing browsing issue,after follow the troubleshoot process,above all things micro tik is the best monitoring device Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

mikro tik only suggestion for troubleshooting regarding,sometimes mikro tik through not has been refresh the proper account ,many times account is stuck.the configuration page for mikro tik is very complicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

this device fills with current need and has very good wifi and will support an optical connection in the future Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

multiple issue solving mikro tik device through,suppose any one user facing speed issue ,so mikro tik through open specific user account details and check details in speed regarding after take a decision for troubleshoot regarding.main benefit of mikro tik is easy to find out specific user account details,this is best benefit of mikro tik . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

First Of All, the Addresses!! Easiest way to input address of every particular zone our ISP has given, we basically look after every user for a particular instance whoever is facing issues in connectivity, its easy to check the speed how much user is getting on uploads and downloads. it shows every user who is connected and who is facing issues in speed. Graphs that show on PPP section allows to monitor the speed of every user. You can ping a server which shows every data about how much packets are being transferred and how much there is packet loss. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No Cons Till now, Just a suggestion That sometimes when you try to disconnect a user for troubleshooting problems at that time it takes too much time to get disconnected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On Mikrotik we basically monitor user's data, according to the particular IP which is allocated for a particular zone, we monitor user's speed , user's activeness up time, a zone which is facing problem we troubleshoot it on this application itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Web Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it makes it easy to solve problems that are related to layer 2 and 3 protocols as well as making it easy to deploy to the cloud. The graphical user interface is interactive both in the web and using the Mikrotik client, winbox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The is a bit of learning curve involved and the router sometimes is prone to frequent crashes that require restarts which is quite annoying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend it as I have seen the benefits associated with it such as managing LAN and WAN at a scale, powerful builtin security and it can be used with equipment from other vendors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use mikrotik to manage load balance our clients connections using simple ques and this has seen our internet bill become manageable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista de Redes Nível 3
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik is an equipment with several routing functions, with a very broad technical content available. Its implementation is simple and its graphic interface via Winbox is very intuitive. It allows to implement the most diverse types of service and some MPLS functions. It is a very didactic equipment, ideal for beginners in the world of computer networks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The equipment for the most part is limited in relation to the throughput. The number of physical interfaces could be larger. In older versions, locking routes was also a problem. Its hardware is sensitive to failures, where a simple electrical failure can lead to system startup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mikrotik is an easy-to-implement component, with various materials available on the Internet that help with your settings. It has several functions of routing, L2, some functions of MPLS, hotspot, etc. The cost is low, compared to other vendors and for those who are starting in computer networks it is quite didactic and simple. The cost-benefit is valid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Mikrotik is an excellent access equipment. Today we deliver services to our customers through it. Its versatility allows several types of configuration, for the most diverse cases, which allows us for example, use it both in our backbone and to provide access to customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

this is a best and easy device to handle the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is very costly but as compare to other device it is cheap. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mikrotik is one of the best device it is work as a router. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this device for auto swtching. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chief Executive Officer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the simple way to implement, through the graphical interface of mikrotik, I managed to upload OSPF and segment in several areas in no time. That way I was able to implement more clients and grow my network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I did not like some inconsistencies that occurred in my network, in which the protocol took an unnecessary action. But after updating the firmware, I did not have that kind of problem anymore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Check the best firmware before putting the equipment into production, in order to avoid problems in the network. Another important detail is to design the network according to the future, to avoid having to buy equipment from time to time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the implementation of mikrotik in my network, I managed to make my affiliates communicate more easily. Sometimes the problem appears, because it has a good graphical interface, we can solve it quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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It is an accessible, robust and reliable firewall solution with high security.
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik is a system that I have used lately, has some excellent features, works very well as router, switch, AP and firewall, all this has it included and can perform these functions without any kind of problem, I like its versatility, I learned A lot of this software and I liked to use it, has an excellent security, features functions such as web filtering, I really like its graphical interface with Winbox, it is quite intuitive and you can learn through it many things. It is a fairly fluid and fast system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Until now the only displeasure that I could find is that your information is not complete and specific on the network, I also need to perform more tests with VLANS to be able to judge well although with what I have seen it is not very easy to configure this feature, Like the fate of Portsecurity at the Switch level, this is a great disadvantage compared to other systems that are very remarkable, but can be plugged off by the interfaces that are not being used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I fully recommend mikrotik for any type of network that needs either a firewall, router, siwtch or AP, mikrotik has a wide range of these devices which I recommend, it is also quite important to recommend studying it to understand it. Basic to configure the most optimal way possible and take advantage of all its virtues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Mikrotik lately for many tests, I have acquired 2 products with this system to perform tests and thus be able to offer it to my distinctive clients as a less expensive option and with good characteristics that can cover the needs that it has in its networks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Operations
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that the router in our office is reliable and has always worked perfectly. That is important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The configuration page for MikroTik is very complicated if you are not familiar with networking. I would like to see an alternative page that is friendly for consumer users, then perhaps MikroTik would get more customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will need to be at least familiar with networking to get a MikroTik working. Or just have someone set it up for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a Mikrotik router in our office that routes our internet connection from our cable modem, to our office computers. It also provides wireless access, and we have a wireless printer connected to it. We benefit by being able to share our internet connection, and it goes as fast as our internet provider gives us (200/10). We're very happy with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista de Operações de Redes
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ease of usability throughout the proposed environment, where we can carry out all the delivery of routed services, Dedicated IP and MPLS, and we can still apply QoS filters and limitations, using them both in client access and in the border of Internet service providers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To correct failures are released many versions of updates, ends up being a problem because of these version instabilities, which we can often solve after the reboot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good products for delivery of routed services, whether Dedicated IP or MPLS, to configure in customer accesses, as well as configure as edge router. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy use and configuration for delivery of routed services, currently used for Dedicated IP and MPLS service delivery services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik undoubtedly has a prominent place in the market for computer networks, with its innovative products, from network hardware and also with RouterOS with several packages of services and solutions for the most diversified types and businesses, from a super and powerful Firewall, Hotspot Server, MPLS-VPN Concentrator, L2VPN, L2VPN, can be used with a Router and Edge, CPE, all on the same hardware with a specific RouterOS and licenses etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far I have implemented several types of services and solutions for the different types of clients and their needs and we have nothing to complain about, on the contrary, I just have to thank for having such a good solution and a very acceptable cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have a great solution and with great cost and benefit, interoperability with other manufacturers, you can have a powerful Firewall, a high-capacity edge router, an MPLS hub for your network, all of that and much more on the same device. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Implantation as edge router, access equipment CPEs, implementation of an MPLS network, with its derived services, L2VPN, L3VPN, Lan to Lan, dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, MPBGP), etc ... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can make MikroTik devices do absolutely anything I can think of, and every piece of hardware has the same software and can route, filter and mangle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to learn how to use a MikroTik router/access point at first, but you can quickly learn and pick up tips. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are a number of MikroTik books that are very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MikroTiks to share our cable modem internet connection, and it was the only piece of hardware we could find that could effectively integrate a LTE/4G backup that automatically failed over. It was complicated to set up, but it has saved us countless hours of downtime when our main internet provider goes down, which it does on a regular basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mikrotik has a powerful operating system, capable of hitting the mark with renowned brands, MikroTik appliances are robust and have a low cost, related to other brands more popular. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has been verified that some processes crash and sometimes it is necessary to restart the system to return. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I advise you to use Mikrotik because RouterOS allows you to implement security, management and reliability in the LAN and WAN of your company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With MikroTik RouterOS you can limit bandwidth usage, band reservation and QoS for specific applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The facility to implement and find problems. With just a few clicks we can find the problems and we can also implement services Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It should have routers with greater capacity of ports and with more availability of interface with optical fiber Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Always search for all the troubleshooting tools that Mikrotik provides, such as traffic analysis, band testing, and more. It will be essential to solve problems on the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had some problems related to MPLS transport, but after updating the software, the problem was solved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Content Author
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can access anything that is in the office (file server, printers, VOIP) using a VPN, and it also has better wireless signal range. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any problems with my Mikrotik router box. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had a Mikrotik installed at home by our network lady. It replaced the router that my ISP gave me, and has an always-on connection to the office called a VPN. I am able to access everything that is in the office (file server, printer, VOIP) just like I am there, so I am able to work at home. It really helps when you have kids. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of deploying and solving problems related to layer 2 and layer 3 protocols. It also has the best and most interactive graphical interface on the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the need to update firmware with a certain frequency Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Investigate the correct firmware before deploying the equipment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to attend projects very quickly and efficiently. Deploying L3VPN clients very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Low cost and very dependable hardware. Lots of versions to choose from and they are constantly innovating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a bit of a learning curve. Where Cisco does a lot of the work behind a single command, Mikrotik shows you how the sausage is made. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You need to attend their training and give yourself time to learn it before implementing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fiber Ring, Wireless neighborhoods. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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