I have a CRS326-24G-2S+, and since I only use switching functionality, I installed SwOS, assuming that it has more switching functions than routerOS.
However, I recently found that SwOS does not support LLDP, while RouterOS does. So this questions my assumption.
So my question is: Are there any features in SwOS that are not in RouterOS? In particular, I'm interested in support for 802.1q, link aggregration, hardware offloading, IGMP snooping, and possibly 802.1x. And given my interest in these features (and not in routing features), should I run SwOS or RouterOS?
While searching this forum for this topic, in a post someone claimed that "RouterOS has all functionality of SwOS". However, if that's true, why would Mikrotik make the CRS dual bootable? Perhaps I simply don't understand the difference between RouterOS and SwOS. I read that SwOS is an newer product than RouterOS, but that does not clarify if SwOS is either better, more stripped down, written for other hardware, or simply for a different functionality.