What is MikroTik RouterOS?

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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.

Configuration

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.

RouterOS features a…

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