It is difficult to imagine how people lived before the router Mikrotik RB751U-2HnD appeared, how much time was spent waiting for reboot devices from other manufacturers to apply the settings, remember how many times you wanted to swear about the beautiful boxes and where you wanted to shove enormous size antennas, protruding helplessly behind router when the laptop could not connect to a wireless network through the wall, it is better to be silent, after all it’s the technical resource =)
Operating System RouterOS has broad capabilities and easy usage, but recently they released "iron” routers under RouterOS control that can handle large amounts of traffic. The way out of this situation was simple - it was installed on a normal server, however there were compatibility issues with network cards and disk controllers, and the price is very high, especially if a large number of ports is required, not even dreaming about the optical slots.
Things have changed with the release of high-performance router Mikrotik CCR1036-12G-4S, there is no longer a need to assemble server yourself, to buy a license RouterOS or to worry about compatibility – it is now enough to just get the equipment out of the box and it is ready to work. Of course there is one drawback - stable version ROS 6th is not out yet, so some functionality may not work correctly.
While Ubiquiti is trying to get at least a little bit closer to the routers from Mikrotik, releasing it’s EdgeRouter, that probably looks nice in the advertisements, and the price is so low that owners of other telecom brands start buying shares of companies that produce bakery equipment, Mikrotik company introduces base stations for street performance, new boards and radio cards, as well as high-performance multi-port router with a touch screen, which can easily cast aside EdgeRouter PRO processors.Manufacturers of aluminum case will soon have to develop a new compact model - the company has finally released Mikrotik board with modern integrated wireless adapter and miniPCI-e connector for installation as modern wireless radios in a compact design.