MikroTik RouterOS v7 is here!

RouterOS - the beating heart of MikroTik that rewards curiosity and sparks creativity. No matter how many Ethernet ports you have, what CPU you are running.. Even the smallest of routers can achieve greatness with this software. With any MikroTik device, you are getting full features. No paywalls. And now - RouterOS is more powerful than ever, because v7 is finally here!


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Before an upgrade:
1) Remember to make backup/export files before an upgrade and save them on another storage device;
2) Make sure the device will not lose power during upgrade process;
3) Device has enough free storage space for all RouterOS packages to be downloaded.

What's new in 7.1 (2021-Dec-01 16:07):

!) updated Linux Kernel based on version 5.6.3;
!) completely new NTP client and server implementation;
!) completely new User Manager implementation;
!) merged individual packages, only bundle and a few extra packages remain;
!) new Command Line Interface (CLI) style (RouterOS v6 commands are still supported);
!) support for Let's Encrypt certificate generation;
!) support for REST API;
!) support for UEFI boot mode on x86;

!) CHR FastPath support for "vmxnet3" and "virtio-net" drivers;
!) support for "Cake" and "FQ_Codel" type queues;
!) support for IPv6 NAT;
!) support for Layer 3 hardware acceleration on all CRS3xx devices;
!) support for MBIM driver with basic functionality support for all modems with MBIM mode;
!) support for MLAG on CRS3xx devices;
!) support for VRRP grouping and connection tracking data synchronization between nodes;
!) support for Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN);

!) completely new BGP implementation with performance improvements;
!) completely new IPv6 stack;
!) completely new MPLS implementation with interface lists, multipath and LDPv6 support;
!) completely new OSPF implementation with performance improvements;
!) completely new routing filtering with script-like rule syntax, RPKI support and large and extended community filtering;
!) support for IPv6 ECMP and VRF (including VRF-lite);
!) support for IPv6 recursive routing and policy routing;

!) support for L2TPv3;
!) support for OpenVPN UDP transport protocol;
!) support for WireGuard;
!) support for ZeroTier on ARM and ARM64 devices;

!) completely new alternative wireless package "wifiwave2" with 802.11ac Wave2, WPA3 and 802.11w management frame protection support (requires ARM CPU and 256MB RAM);

Full changelog is available here: ... lease-tree