Mikrotik Switches

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What is the purpose of an switch?

A switch is a networking device that serves as a central point for connecting multiple devices within a local area network (LAN). Its primary purpose is to manage and direct network traffic between these devices efficiently. Here are some key purposes and benefits of using a switch:

Expand Network Connectivity: switches typically have multiple ports, allowing you to connect more devices to your network than would be possible with just a router or modem alone. This is particularly useful in environments where numerous devices need to communicate with each other.

Improved Performance: switches use packet-switching technology to direct network traffic only to the intended recipient device, unlike older networking devices like hubs which broadcast data to all connected devices. This helps reduce network congestion and improves overall network performance.

Enhanced Bandwidth: switches often support higher data transfer rates (e.g., 1Gbps or 10Gbps) between devices connected to the switch, compared to older networking devices like hubs or older switches with lower speeds. This is essential for applications that require high bandwidth, such as large file transfers, video streaming, or online gaming.

Segmentation and VLAN Support: Switches allow you to segment your network into multiple virtual LANs (VLANs), which can improve security and network management by isolating traffic between different groups of devices. For example, you can separate guest devices from your main network or create separate VLANs for different departments within an organization.

Which Mikrotik switch to choose?

From the simplest for a home network with a few very standard ports to very complex and manageable Ethernet and fibre optic switches with high performance ports, you will have the choice among many models to meet your needs for your home, your office or even in a Datacenter.

Ethernet Switches

MikroTik offers a variety of Ethernet switch models catering to different needs, from small office/home office (SOHO) environments to large enterprise networks. These come with different port configurations, including Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps), and even 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. This allows users to choose switches based on their specific speed requirements.

MikroTik switches often include a wide range of management features, including VLAN support, Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, link aggregation (LACP), spanning tree protocols (STP, RSTP), and more.

PoE switches

A Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch is a network switch that has the capability to provide power to connected devices through Ethernet cables. This eliminates the need for separate power cables and power adapters for devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, wireless access points, and other networked devices, simplifying installation and reducing clutter.

PoE switches offer a convenient and cost-effective solution for powering and connecting networked devices, providing flexibility, scalability, and centralized power management capabilities for various networking applications.

Fibre Switches

Mikrotik fiber switches play a vital role in modern networking by enabling high-speed, long-distance data transmission over fiber optic cables, offering advantages such as increased bandwidth, improved reliability, and enhanced security compared to traditional copper-based Ethernet solutions.

MikroTik fiber switches come equipped with fiber optic ports, typically using SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) or SFP+ (Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable) interfaces. These ports allow for the connection of fiber optic cables, enabling high-speed data transmission over long distances.

MikroTik fiber switches support high-speed data transmission rates, ranging from 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 40Gbps and even 100Gbps, depending on the specific switch model and the capabilities of the connected fiber optic modules.

Cloud Smart Switches (CSS)

MikroTik cloud smart switches are part of MikroTik's lineup of networking products, known for their versatility, affordability, and powerful feature set. These switches are designed to offer cloud-based management capabilities along with traditional switch functionalities. 

They are suitable for various networking scenarios, including small office/home office (SOHO) environments, enterprise networks, service provider networks, and wireless deployments. They provide a balance of performance, features, and affordability, making them a compelling choice for organizations of all sizes.

SWOS stands for "Switch OS," which is the operating system (OS) developed by MikroTik for their line of CSS. SWOS is specifically tailored to manage and control these switches, providing a user-friendly interface for configuring and monitoring network settings.

Cloud Router Switches (CRS)

MikroTik Cloud Router Switches (CRS) are a series of multifunctional devices that combine the functionality of a multi-port switch and a router in a single unit. They are designed to offer advanced networking features and routing capabilities along with flexible switching functionalities.

CRS devices run MikroTik's RouterOS operating system, which provides a wide range of networking features and capabilities, including routing protocols (such as OSPF, BGP, and RIP), firewall and security features, Quality of Service (QoS), VLAN support, and more.

CRS switches offer advanced networking features such as VLAN support, spanning tree protocol (STP) for loop prevention, link aggregation (LACP) for increased bandwidth and redundancy, traffic shaping and bandwidth management, and more.

CRS switches come in various port configurations, including models with Gigabit Ethernet ports, Fast Ethernet ports, and a mix of both. Some models also include SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) or SFP+ (Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable) ports for fiber optic connectivity.

Some CRS switches offer Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing them to power PoE-enabled devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points directly from the switch, eliminating the need for separate power adapters or injectors.
A weatherproof IP55 Fiber-to-Copper converter to transform your 10 Gigabit SFP+ fiber connections into RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It runs SwOS Lite and has its own switch-chip

Brochure: FTC11XG
SwOS powered 24 port Gigabit Ethernet switch with two SFP+ ports in 1U rackmount case
netPower 15FR
An outdoor 18 port switch with 15 reverse PoE ports and SFP. Cut costs, not speed – choose GPEN over GPON! 4
Five-port desktop switch with one Gigabit Ethernet port and four SFP+ 10Gbps ports
24x Gigabit Ethernet layer 3 Smart Switch, 1x SFP cage, LCD, 802.11b/g/n Dual Chain wireless, 600MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, Metal desktop case, RouterOS L5
10 Gigabit fibre connectivity way over a 100 meters – for small offices or ISPs.
Hardware offloaded VLAN-filtering and even some L3 routing

Brochure: CRS310-1G-5S-4S+IN
24 Gigabit ports, 2 SFP+ cages and a desktop case – server room power right by your side
8x Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch with PoE-out, 4x SFP cages, 400MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, desktop case, RouterOS L5
24 Gigabit port switch with 2 x SFP+ cages in 1U rackmount case, Dual boot (RouterOS or SwitchOS)
Take advantage of the blazing fast 2.5/10 Gigabit combo and upgrade your workspaceThis switch can utilize the full potential of RouterOS v7: VLANs, Jumbo frames, link aggregation, ACL rules, ...

Brochure: CRS310_8G_2S_IN.pdf
A compact, affordable PoE powerhouse with 8x Gigabit PoE-out ports and 2x 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports.

Brochure: CSS610-8P-2SIN
FiberBox Plus
The ultimate value pick for 10 Gigabit outdoor networking

Brochure: FiberBox_Plus_(CRS305-1G-4S+OUT).pdf