Mikrotik RouterOS routers and switches

Mikrotik VoIP friendly routers and switches with RouterOS

VoiceHost is always trialling new hardware and Mikrotik is a brand that we can fully support and recommend for VoIP deployments of all sizes.

The range of RouterOS products starts with the MikroTik RouterBoard RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN. This feature-rich, great value wireless broadband router now available to order alongside a range of VoiceHost data broadband connections. Aside from being powered by RouterOS the Mikrotik offers a huge range of networking features for its price and a LCD touch screen for real time configuration and monitoring.

The debate on performance, stability, cost and ease of use features greatly in the professional router arena. Products such as Vyatta (Brocade), PfSense, Cisco offer products for every budget and use type. VoiceHost thinks Mikrotik have the edge when it comes to adding up the scores and although they are highly configurable; we are here to help, guide, provision and even manage the deployment of these exceptional products.

Mikrotik products are available now https://store.voicehost.co.uk/mikrotik

Here are some of the features that RouterOS products are capable of:

RouterOS features

RouterOS is MikroTik's stand-alone operating system based on linux v3.3.5 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, except on Cloud Core devices and CHR installations, where there is no maximum)
  • IDE, SATA, USB and flash storage medium with minimum of 64MB space
  • Network cards supported by linux v3.3.5 kernel (PCI, PCI-X)
  • Partial hardware compatibility list (user maintained)
  • Switch chip configuration support

Installation

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

Configuration

  • MAC based access for initial configuration
  • WinBox – standalone Windows GUI configuration tool
  • M:Webfig - advanced web based configuration interface
  • 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

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

MPLS

VPN

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
  • SOCKS protocol support
  • DNS static 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

  • Samba support
  • OpenFlow support
  • 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

Mikrotik products are available now https://store.voicehost.co.uk/mikrotik

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