Speaking of MikroTik, MikroTik makes great enterprise network equipment, including access points, routers, and switches. Their unmatched affordability makes them an excellent choice for home labs.
These are four products that 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 also great, but they cost much more for similar features, even though they are more aesthetically pleasing.
I’ll post more tutorials and articles on MikroTik hardware and software in the future. Stay alert! 🚨
2023-08-31 Revised language