The MikroTik CRS106-1C-5S is a versatile device that combines the functionality of a router and a switch in a single unit. It offers advanced networking features in a compact form factor, making it suitable for various deployment scenarios, including small office/home office (SOHO) environments and branch offices.
- Compact Design: The MikroTik CRS106-1C-5S features a compact design, making it ideal for installations with limited space.
- Switching Capabilities: It comes with 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing for high-speed connectivity to wired devices.
- Routing Functionality: The device includes routing capabilities, enabling it to efficiently route traffic between different network segments.
- Cloud Management: With support for cloud management, administrators can easily monitor and manage the device remotely, simplifying network management tasks.
- Load Balancing: The MikroTik CRS106-1C-5S supports load balancing, distributing network traffic across multiple links to optimize performance and ensure high availability.
- Layer 3 Features: It offers advanced Layer 3 features such as dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP), VLAN routing, and firewall functionality, enhancing network flexibility and security.
- Wireless Connectivity: While primarily a wired device, it can be integrated with wireless access points to provide wireless connectivity to network clients.
- PoE Support: Some models of the CRS106-1C-5S may come with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing for the powering of PoE-enabled devices such as IP cameras or access points directly from the switch.
- SFP Port: In addition to the Ethernet ports, the MikroTik CRS106-1C-5S also includes an SFP port, providing flexibility for connecting to fiber-optic networks or uplinking to other switches.
- MikroTik RouterOS: The device runs MikroTik’s RouterOS operating system, known for its robust feature set and reliability, offering a wide range of configuration options and customization possibilities.
- QoS (Quality of Service): It supports QoS features, allowing administrators to prioritize certain types of traffic for better performance and user experience.
- Security Features: The CRS106-1C-5S includes various security features such as access control lists (ACLs), port security, and MAC filtering to protect the network from unauthorized access and attacks.