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Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 pm

Hello there, I have just bought a new Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN smart switch. But it comes with RouterOS and I want it to be in SwOS as per my requirement. Could anybody help me which SwOS firmware i must have to reload for this on my CRS switch? Any help on this will be appreciated a lot. Thanks.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:39 pm

CRS1XX/2XX are RoS devices, not SwOS.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:50 pm

CRS1XX/2XX are RoS devices, not SwOS.
Okay! Got it. But i mean to say that can't I upload SwOS instead of RoS on this routerboard? Thanks.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:55 pm

No, you can't.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:01 pm

No, you can't.
Okay! i disappointed to know this as i thought all Mikrotik smart switches come with SwOS operating system. Totally waste my money on this. Thanks.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:13 pm

Okay! i disappointed to know this as i thought all Mikrotik smart switches come with SwOS opeating system. Totally waste my money on this. Thanks.
There are 3 families of Mikrotik switches:
- CSS: that run SwOS
- CRS1XX/2XX: that run RoS
- CRS3XX: that allow dual-boot (you can choose what os to run) - except for CRS354 for which there is no SwOS yet.

Anyway, why is that such a problem?
Everything that can be configured in SwOS can be configured in RoS as well (but not the other way around).
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:30 pm

Okay! i disappointed to know this as i thought all Mikrotik smart switches come with SwOS opeating system. Totally waste my money on this. Thanks.
There are 3 families of Mikrotik switches:
- CSS: that run SwOS
- CRS1XX/2XX: that run RoS
- CRS3XX: that allow dual-boot (you can choose what os to run) - except for CRS354 for which there is no SwOS yet.

Anyway, why is that such a problem?
Everything that can be configured in SwOS can be configured in RoS as well (but not the other way around).
Thanks for keep supporting. I know RoS has more configuration features than SwOS, but some features i didn't get in RoS what i see with SwOS such as port isolation, port forwarding, port locking, port mirroring, bandwidth limit etc. Thanks.
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:42 pm

Thanks for keep supporting. I know RoS has more configuration features than SwOS, but some features i didn't get in RoS what i see with SwOS such as port isolation, port forwarding, port locking, port mirroring, bandwidth limit etc. Thanks.
All is there, in switch menu, with far more possibilities to fine-tune, than in SwOS.
CRS1XX/2XX is even more "powerful" in this field, than CRS3XX that runs RoS.
But that comes at it's own price (literally too) - but mainly it's the complexity of configuration.

Here are some example configurations:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:C ... s_examples
And more info:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:C ... s_switches
 
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Re: Mikrotik SwOS for CRS112-8P-4S-IN

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:51 pm

Thanks for keep supporting. I know RoS has more configuration features than SwOS, but some features i didn't get in RoS what i see with SwOS such as port isolation, port forwarding, port locking, port mirroring, bandwidth limit etc. Thanks.
All is there, in switch menu, with far more possibilities to fine-tune, than in SwOS.
CRS1XX/2XX is even more "powerful" in this field, than CRS3XX that runs RoS.
But that comes at it's own price (literally too) - but mainly it's the complexity of configuration.

Here are some example configurations:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:C ... s_examples
And more info:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:C ... s_switches
Yes! I completely agreed with you. Also, thanks a lot for providing links to know more about CRS1xx series switches and its configurations. I really appreciated your assistance on this to me. Have a great time.

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