Mikrotik!! The Best Tool to Learn Networking

why you should choose Mikrotik Products?
Here is what other People say about mikrotik around the Globe.
I’ve used Cisco for years and when we came across Mikrotik it really was a no-brainer for us. The tools available in the interface alone made it worth switching and we’ve found that deployments are quicker too thanks to the simplicity of the interface. Just because Cisco is a big name doesn’t mean that they’re still the best.
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We are a big Cisco user, but we decided to try the MikroTik CCR1036-12G-4S-EM routers and are really impressed with them.
They are knocking spots off the cisco kit in terms of performance and features.We have written a script that you can use for BGP to get the neighbor information out in the same way as you can do on the Cisco kit.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=79861We have also written some graphs for Cacti so you can monitor the CPU, BGP Routes an Memory on the devices.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79863
The MikroTik routers we are using have been really good and they are great value for money.
We still use Cisco in our core, but that is mainly because the big chassis switches and routers have enough ports for our requirements.Kind regards,
Marc
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Filip Suste, Network architect and System administrator

The answer is certainly not simple. The main reason I use Mikrotik is because of the “open minded” advantage: You can solve a problem in at least 3 ways, any of which is good. Cisco philosophy is: there is the Cisco way, or no way at all. MikroTik RouterBoards are much much cheaper, but still very efficient. Still, Cisco has been in the business from the start and that means something to people. The entire networking world is based on Cisco equipment and Cisco protocols. That doesn’t mean it’s the best there is, but it’s a factor to think about when discussing this topic.