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.
This article will be more networking oriented. We’ll enable an OpenVPN server on MikroTik RouterOS, and we’ll do so on the router with the shortest of names, the MikroTik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN. It should work on other MikroTik routers as well. We’ll be using RouterOS console in this article, but you should be able to do this with Webfig or Winbox too. Generate CA and Certificates To use OpenVPN securely, we’ll need certificates.