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We performed a comparison between Huawei Enterprise Routers and MikroTik Routers and Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Routers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"When we started, the connection was amazing for the 100G between the switches and the co-switch. What the students typically use for school is a maximum is 40 so they now have faster technology.""The solution offers good customer support and good performance.""The initial setup is easy.""The product is very reasonably priced.""Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory.""The scalability is good.""The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed.""There is a lot of information available about routers and how to configure Huawei Routers right now."

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"MikroTik Routers and Switches are good and easy to use.""The MikroTik Hotspot is great.""We've enjoyed the fact that it has very good performance.""It's pretty stable.""The stability is good.""I like MikroTik's GUI. It's completely handy and easy to handle because of its GUI. Despite other brands like Cisco urging me to switch, I didn't because they don't have a GUI. This is the most comfortable thing in my project that anyone can use easily. It's effortless to maintain MikroTik routers because both screens make it very easy in GUI mode. You can easily interact with your hardware.""I've never had any issues with the solution.""They have amazing speed and reliability, and they also provide value for money. They are pretty powerful."

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Cons
"We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable.""Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it.""Lacks sufficient market availability.""Huawei Enterprise Routers can improve by enhancing their security. The software architecture and the operating system that runs on their router and the security capability are not as strong when compared to Cisco.""There is not much of a technical team for Huawei available in Pakistan as compared to Cisco with respect to very complex networks.""It would be better if local storage management was more flexible, so that unused data could be easily removed.""The only problem I see is configuration loss.""The configuration is complex and should be simplified."

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"They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that.""Technical support could be better. They don't have good support like Cisco. It can also be more stable and scalable.""I would like to have the option of having multiple logins.""They should improve technical support and make direct access available to the customers.""The solution needs to offer better documentation.""It could be more scalable. Product awareness could also be better. There's a lack of awareness when it comes to MikroTik. People only know about Cisco and others, and they won't rely on MikroTik. This is primarily because of hardware limitations. While this product is good economically, it's unsuitable for high-end projects. In the next release, I want this product to be more compatible.""It would be very good if these products are accessible via different kinds of shells and GUI. It will make these solutions very usable.""Sometimes, when I need to reboot or change software, MikroTik crashes."

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  • "These routers are not too expensive."
  • "There is no licence for this solution, but the solution could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There are additional licensing costs. I am aware of additional licenses and which services are added to the router."
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  • "The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."
  • "Pricing is not an issue."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable and is one of the main selling points for MikroTik devices."
  • "When you buy a license, it is for life and you don't need to buy another one every year."
  • "MikroTik's equipment is very cheap compared to Cisco and Huawei."
  • "When I compare the price of this solution to competitors it is priced a little high. There is not a license required for this solution."
  • "They are very cheap and not at all expensive."
  • "There is a one-time license fee for the use of this solution and it is less expensive than Cisco products."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This product uses a non-proprietary command line, which makes it compatible across many different systems.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs for Huawei are generally around five times cheaper than for Cisco.
    Top Answer:The integration process of the solution could be improved, to reduce the amount of reconfiguration needed. Also, it would be better if local storage management was more flexible, so that unused data… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They also have a very good, long lifespan. We feel the command configuration is very… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfigure an AP or… more »
    Top Answer:I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
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    Overview
    Huawei Enterprise Routers AR G3 Series Routers, the AR G3 all-in-one router series integrates multiple services including; routing, switching, 3G, WLAN, voice, and security functions in one device.

    MikroTik Routers and Switches provide all the features necessary for network administrators to secure and monitor their networks and are suitable for companies of any size. The solution is ideal for creating Wi-Fi hotspots, connecting multiple servers, setting up firewalls and VPNs, and distributing bandwidth. MikroTik's user-friendly dashboard helps you interact easily with your hardware. With MikroTik's user interface, you can obtain real statistics by user or IP address and monitor bandwidth consumption.

    Benefits and Key Features of MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Affordability: MikroTik routers and switches are very reasonably priced and offer features comparable to those of other higher priced solutions.

    • Highly customizable: Flexible scripting policies and configuration options enable users to enhance the functionality of MikroTik's various products. MikroTik routers also offer hotspot profiles, which allows admins to create different customizable guest user authentication profiles.

    • Consistency: All MikroTik routers have the same operating system and features, making it simple to migrate between different products.

    • Routing protocols: MikroTik provides several dynamic routing protocols that can be deployed to build robust and secure networks.

    • Built-in firewall: MikroTik offers a very powerful firewall implementation with multiple features, including state inspection, layer-7 protocol detection, and peer-to-peer protocols filtering.

    • Stability and robust performance: MikroTik routers and switches are long-lasting, resilient, and perform well.

    Reviews from Real Users

    MikroTik stands out among competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its reasonably priced products and its user-friendly user interface, which makes it easy to work and communicate with its hardware.

    Parameshwar P., a director at Navyug Networks, writes, "I like MikroTik's GUI. It's completely handy and easy to handle because of its GUI. Despite other brands like Cisco urging me to switch, I didn't because they don't have a GUI. This is the most comfortable thing in my project that anyone can use easily. It’s effortless to maintain MikroTik routers because both screens make it very easy in GUI mode. You can easily interact with your hardware.”

    Rodney T., the chief solutions architect at Tech2go Strategic IT Solutions, says, "They are very good at providing the bandwidth for multi-tenants and multi-dwelling units. We're managing Wi-Fi hotspots for hundreds of locations, and the speed and performance are quite there. They also have very cheap 10G products that come with really good and flexible software. They are way cheaper than the top brands, and they're able to deliver the same performance and capabilities."

    A principal consultant at a tech services company notes, "The most valuable aspect of this solution is the combination of value for money. They're extremely cost effective, yet they provide you with an extensive feature set of things you can do across the board. Also, they're pretty reliable, as far as equipment goes."

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    Sample Customers
    Bus Online, VisionChina Media Inc. (VisionChina), China Network Television (CNTV), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, ABC, BovenIJ hospital
    ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Media Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    University19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Legal Firm5%
    Construction Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 3rd in Routers with 11 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 25 reviews. Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 7.4, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Huawei Enterprise Routers writes "Easy to configure and troubleshoot, but they need more visibility in the licensing model". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Works well, is easy to set up, and has a great user community". Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and VMware SD-WAN, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and NETGEAR Switches. See our Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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