Ok, I may have over-emphasised the "never" bit. I can give it internet during the setup and configuration, but once it goes live it's offline.There is no point purchasing a licence as you will never be able to activate it without internet access.
You might as well use the free one.
Ok thanks.You won't be able to upgrade, but otherwise everything should work as before.
New to CHR, do you mean after trial period CHR still works at full speed and full capabilities but no more way to upgrade ??Once the 60 days runs out there is no detriment to the OS, it carries on working fine apart from you cannot upgrade the software package any further.
Yes, it will keep working with full functionality, but will not allow upgrades. At least for now. Further restrictions could be added in time.
Good pointYes, it will keep working with full functionality, but will not allow upgrades. At least for now. Further restrictions could be added in time.
@normis: Just as an idea wouldn't it be possible to integrate some kind of license generation tool over at mikrotik.com based on some sort of HW identifier which allows for manually importing the license file on the CHR? or is the case of "offline" routers too rare?