MikroTik RouterOS is the operating system of MikroTik RouterBOARD hardware. But it can also be installed on a PC and will turn it into a router with all the necessary features. It has a huge feature set including Routing, Firewall, Bandwidth Management, Wireless Access Point, Backhaul Link, Hotspot Gateway, MPLS, VPLS, VPN , QOS and much more. It is a Linux v2.6 kernel base OS.
RouterOS supports various methods of configuration – local access with keyboard and monitor, serial console with a terminal application, Telnet and secure SSH access over networks, a custom GUI configuration tool called Winbox, a simple Web based configuration interface and an API programming interface for building your own control application. In case there is no local access, and there is a problem with IP level communications, RouterOS also supports a MAC level based connection with the custom made Mac-Telnet and Winbox tools.
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