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Aug 16 / Greg

Mikrotik Newsletter 41

THIS…is a news letter. This one is jam packed with delicious cookies…or at least it has some new product.


Stolen straight from the newsletter

  • 600MHz CPU
  • two 4dbi antennas
  • Dual chain 2.4 B/G/N wireless
  • 128MB RAM
  • 5 copper gig
  • 5 fastethernet
  • 1 SFP port (which I believe has DDMI?)
  • RJ45 serial port which appears to be on the back
  • Micro USB port w/ adapter for 3G cards
  • ROS level 5 license
  • Touch screen LCD!
  • Voltage/Temp monitoring
  • The indoor model (RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN) is the first MikroTik product to be equipped with a touchscreen LCD panel. Not only does it show interface statistics, graphs, and resource usage – you can also perform simple configuration tasks. You don’t have to worry about security, because the screen is password protected. As it’s a touchscreen, entering your password is very simple.

    So that’s an interesting addition…an LCD. I suppose it seems like something that may be useful, but I can’t foresee myself every using it. The first thing that popped into my head is “Can I play pong on it?” But seriously, I wonder if we will have the ability to display custom information on screen…I somewhat doubt it.

    I do love the power in this box plus the integrated wireless.


  • 600MHz CPU
  • 64MB RAM
  • 5 gig ports
  • 5 fastethernet ports
  • Rackmount enclosure
  • Level 4 license
  • This seems to be your basic 2011 sans wireless with a nice black rackmount case. This would look quite nice in a wallmount rack in a small office.


  • 4 10/100/1000 copper gig ports
  • PCIe 4X
  • Chipset Atheros AR8131/M
  • Supports RouterOS, Windows, Linux
  • To this I say boom shaka laka, unless you prefer boom goes the dynamite. There is no such thing as a reasonably priced 4 port gig NIC…until now!

    I love to see new hardware and I really like the new NIC. It seems I use just as many x86 MTKs as I do routerboards at this point πŸ™‚ What say you?


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    1. Rob / Aug 17 2012

      I’ve got one of the old 44G’s on my desk right now with a port out of it. Nice to see they’re bringing back the 4x NIC with improvements!

    2. Greg / Aug 17 2012

      I know right! I was sad to see them go. I just wish it was also PCI-X…All of the nice older machines still sport the extended instead of the express.

    3. tom / Sep 2 2012

      I dont personally see a point in the LCD on the 2011, but hey, with mikrotik pricing, why not.

      The 44GE im looking forward to however, our ESXi boxes will get some more ports πŸ™‚

    4. Greg / Sep 2 2012

      Agreed. Ha, at these prices they could put a bottle opener and I wouldn’t care.

    5. tom / Sep 2 2012

      Totally not on topic, but: any chance you got some of the rbnyan shirts left from last mum? I wasnt able to go last year, but this year Im all there.

    6. Greg / Sep 2 2012

      Ha, I’m all out of Nyan shirts, though I’ll have a whole new shirt this year. So far the guys I’ve shown like this shirt far more. So if you make it to the US MUM, look for the new ones! I’m planning on keeping them under wraps until the show. πŸ™‚

    7. tom / Sep 2 2012

      Aw man, 10 years from now I wont have the whole series πŸ™
      I’ll make sure to stop by this year πŸ™‚

    8. Greg / Sep 2 2012

      …I somehow doubt I’ll be doing this in 10 years time…or perhaps they will just bar me from the events. Either way.

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