RouterOS is the operating system of RouterBOARD.
It can also be installed on a PC and will turn it into a router with all the necessary features - routing, firewall, bandwidth management, wireless access point, backhaul link, hotspot gateway, VPN server and more.
Click on Icons below to find out how to try, learn and purchase RouterOS,
You can compare the different license Level features on this page in our manual.
Try RouterOS now by using our online demo routers.
Connect via Telnet or download our graphical application Winbox. When connecting in either way, use the address demo.mt.lv or demo2.mt.lv. Username is "demo" and there is no password.
You can also open the web configuration interface in your web browser
Installing RouterOS on an x86 machine is very simple.
PC: Download the ISO image, burn it to CD and boot from it. Your new router will run for 24 hours without a license (turn it off to stop the timer). During this time you can try all the features of RouterOS.
Other x86: Netinstall will write RouterOS to any secondary drive you have attached to your Windows PC. Move the drive to your Router PC and boot it.
Both installation methods, plus upgrade files and more -
Learning more about our software
Purchasing a license for RouterOS
To use RouterOS after the free trial, a license key is required. You can obtain license keys in the MikroTik Account server. If you don't have an account yet, click on "New Account" there in the top-right corner of this page.
When purchasing the license, a SoftID number will be asked - this can be copied from the router's License menu
To view license key level differences, see the comparison table