1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice

Welcome To SNBForums

SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.

If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!

While you're at it, please check out SmallNetBuilder for product reviews and our famous Router Charts, Ranker and plenty more!

MicroTik RouterBoard Routers - any good?

Discussion in 'Routers' started by Kevin1911, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Kevin1911

    Kevin1911 Occasional Visitor

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    With Merlin support for my Asus RT-N66U coming to an end, I've been thinking about what next. I was thinking the obvious candidate would be an AC88U, but I've seen MicroTik routers mentioned a few times on the forums, so had a look at their range.

    I'm astonished at how good value they seem to be on paper - £115 for the RB3011UiAS-RM with 10 GigE ports. I've had a look at the RouterOS demo on their website and it looks pretty good - lots and lots of configurability. I'm a network designer by trade, so know enough to get by.

    For those of you who are running these routers, how have you found them in terms of reliability, security, configurability and supportability.

    For what it's worth, we have a VDSL modem doing the VDSL-Ethernet WAN job, and some BT Whole Home WiFi discs doing WiFi, as well as a QNAP NAS.

    Is it as good a bargain as it seems?
     
  2. Kevin1911

    Kevin1911 Occasional Visitor

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    No one?
     
  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    3,978
    mikrotik routers are very good, i get A+ bufferbloat score in DSLreports for instance even on wifi but thats not the point. No matter how good mikrotik routers are it is highly dependent on how you configure it. So if you know what you're doing thats great, if not you may want to consider another router.

    See demo.mt.lv to how a routerboard configuration looks like.
     
  4. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,279
    Location:
    texas
    I also get A+ bufferbloat scores on DSLreports from a Cisco RV320 router and a pfsense router. It is easy to get A+ bufferbloat scores. On a 300meg connection I was getting 342 and 362 down.
     
  5. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    3,978
    you must have a good ISP but my point is that with mikrotik you can achieve amazing results but it requires knowing what you're doing.
     
  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    13,506
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
  7. paraplu

    paraplu Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    124