Speaking of MikroTik, MikroTik makes great enterprise network equipment, including access points, routers and switches. Their unmatched affordability make them a great choice for homelabs.
These are four products I think stand out in their respective category:
- MikroTik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN Router with 10x 1GBe Ports, 1x 10GBe SFP+ Port, Quad Core ARM CPU, 1GB RAM, RouterOS, PoE output, WiFi 4 / 5 (also available without WiFi) and Support for Rack Mounting
- MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM Switch with 24x 1GBe Ports, 2x 10GBe SFP+ Ports, SwOS and Support for Rack Mounting
- MikroTik CRS305-1G-4S+IN Switch with 4x 10GBe SFP+ Ports, 1x GBe Port for Management Access, Dual DC Jacks for Power Redundancy in a Compact Metal Case
- MikroTik cAP ac Access Point with Support for WiFi 4 / 5 with a Minimalist Design
These products have served me very well and allow for advanced networking at a low cost. Alternatives such as the Ubiquiti UniFi series are great as well, but cost a great deal more for similar features, even though they are more aesthetically pleaseing.
I’ll be posting more tutorials and articles on MikroTik hardware and software in the future. Stay alert! 🚨