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RouterOS Features

RouterOS is MikroTik's stand-alone operating system based on linux v2.6 kernel. The following list shows features found in the latest RouterOS release:

Hardware Support

  • i386 compatible architecture
  • SMP – multi-core and multi-CPU compatible
  • Minimum 32MB of RAM (maximum supported 2GB)
  • IDE, SATA, USB and flash storage medium with minimum of 64MB space
  • Network cards supported by linux v2.6 kernel (PCI, PCI-X)
  • Partial hardware compatibility list (user maintained)
  • Switch chip configuration support

Installation

  • Full network based installation from PXE or EtherBoot enabled network card
  • Installation to a secondary drive mounted in Windows
  • CD based installation

Configuration

  • MAC based access for initial configuration
  • WinBox – standalone Windows GUI configuration tool
  • Webfig - advanced web based configuration interface
  • Basic web interface configuration tool
  • Powerful command-line configuration interface with integrated scripting capabilities, accessible via local terminal, serial console, telnet and ssh
  • API - the way to create your own configuration and monitoring applications.

Backup/Restore

  • Binary configuration backup saving and loading
  • Configuration export and import in human readable text format

Firewall

  • Statefull filtering
  • Source and destination NAT
  • NAT helpers (h323, pptp, quake3, sip, ftp, irc, tftp)
  • Internal connection, routing and packet marks
  • Filtering by IP address and address range, port and port range, IP protocol, DSCP and many more
  • Address lists
  • Custom Layer7 matcher
  • IPv6 support
  • PCC - per connection classifier, used in load balancing configurations

Routing

  • Static routing
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Policy based routing
  • Interface routing
  • ECMP routing
  • IPv4 dynamic routing protocols: RIP v1/v2, OSPFv2, BGP v4
  • IPv6 dynamic routing protocols: RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

MPLS

  • Static Label bindings for IPv4
  • Label Distribution protocol for IPv4
  • RSVP Traffic Engineering tunnels
  • VPLS MP-BGP based autodiscovery and signaling
  • MP-BGP based MPLS IP VPN
  • complete list of MPLS features

VPN

  • Ipsec – tunnel and transport mode, certificate or PSK, AH and ESP security protocols. Hardware encryption support on RouterBOARD 1000.
  • Point to point tunneling (OpenVPN, PPTP, PPPoE, L2TP, SSTP)
  • Advanced PPP features (MLPPP, BCP)
  • Simple tunnels (IPIP, EoIP) IPv4 andIPv6 support
  • 6to4 tunnel support (IPv6 over IPv4 network)
  • VLAN – IEEE802.1q Virtual LAN support, Q-in-Q support
  • MPLS based VPNs

Wireless

  • IEEE802.11a/b/g wireless client and access point
  • Full IEEE802.11n support
  • Nstreme and Nstreme2 proprietary protocols
  • NV2 protocol
  • Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
  • Virtual AP
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Access control list
  • Wireless client roaming
  • WMM
  • HWMP+ Wireless MESH protocol
  • MME wireless routing protocol

DHCP

  • Per interface DHCP server
  • DHCP client and relay
  • Static and dynamic DHCP leases
  • RADIUS support
  • Custom DHCP options
  • DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation (DHCPv6-PD)
  • DHCPv6 Client

Hotspot

  • Plug-n-Play access to the Network
  • Authentication of local Network Clients
  • Users Accounting
  • RADIUS support for Authentication and Accounting

QoS

  • Hierarchical Token Bucket (HTB) QoS system with CIR, MIR, burst and priority support
  • Simple and fast solution for basic QoS implementation - Simple queues
  • Dynamic client rate equalization (PCQ)

Proxy

  • HTTP caching proxy server
  • Transparent HTTP proxy
  • SOCKSprotocol support
  • DNSstatic entries
  • Support for caching on a separate drive
  • Parent proxy support
  • Access control list
  • Caching list

Tools

  • Ping, traceroute
  • Bandwidth test, ping flood
  • Packet sniffer, torch
  • Telnet, ssh
  • E-mail and SMS send tools
  • Automated script execution tools
  • CALEA
  • File Fetch tool
  • Advanced traffic generator

Other Features

  • Bridging – spanning tree protocol (STP, RSTP), bridge firewall and MAC natting.
  • Dynamic DNS update tool
  • NTP client/server and synchronization with GPS system
  • VRRP v2 and v3 support
  • SNMP
  • M3P - MikroTik Packet packer protocol for wireless links and ethernet
  • MNDP - MikroTik neighbor discovery protocol, supports CDP (Cisco discovery protocol)
  • RADIUS authentication and accounting
  • TFTP server
  • Synchronous interface support (Farsync cards only) (Removed in v5.x)
  • Asynchronous – serial PPP dial-in/dial-out, dial on demand
  • ISDN – dial-in/dial-out, 128K bundle support, Cisco HDLC, x75i, x75ui, x75bui line protocols, dial on demand

License Levels




Level number
0 (FREE)
1 (DEMO)
3 (WISP CPE)
4 (WISP)
5 (WISP)
6 (Controller)
EoIP tunnels
24h limit
1
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
HotSpot active users
24h limit
1
1
200
500
unlimited
L2TP tunnels
24h limit
1
200
200
500
unlimited
OVPN tunnels
24h limit
1
200
200
unlimited
unlimited
PPPoE tunnels
24h limit
1
200
200
500
unlimited
PPTP tunnels
24h limit
1
200
200
500
unlimited
Queues
24h limit
1
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
User manager active sessions
24h limit
1
10
20
50
unlimited
VLAN interfaces
24h limit
1
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
RADIUS client
24h limit
-
yes
yes
Yes
yes
RIP, OSPF, BGP protocols
24h limit
-
yes(*)
yes
Yes
yes
Synchronous interfaces
24h limit
-
-
yes
Yes
yes
Web proxy
24h limit
-
yes
yes
Yes
yes
Wireless AP
24h limit
-
-
yes
Yes
yes
Wireless Client and Bridge
24h limit
-
yes
yes
Yes
yes
Upgradable To
-
no upgrades
ROS v6.x
ROS v6.x
ROS v7.x
ROS v7.x
Initial Config Support
-
-
-
15 days
30 days
30 days
Price
no key
Registration Required
volume only
4500.00
8500.00
19000.00