We are deploying around 200-250 routers per week at present with our own config 'netinstalled' on them (so if the customer does a factory reset it does not break the router).
Currently we netinstall them one at a time using the Mikrotik supplied software, so each router has to be plugged in, hold reset pin down, wait for it to appear in software, etc. This is ok at small volumes but now the numbers have increased takes up a lot of time.
Is there any way to speed up this process? For example...
1. Is there a way of automating the process of getting into netinstall mode? For example, is there a command that can be issued 'reboot into boot loader mode' so I can write a script to automate that part (eg tied to a DHCP lease event that would spot the router grabbing an IP)
2. Is the netinstall process itself based on a standard tftp or something like that? If so, is it possible to set up a server that can deal with multiple routers connecting at once?
...or does anyone have any other suggestions/experience/etc that can make the process less time consuming?