MikroTik Firmware

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Last updated February 21, 2022 by Brian

MikroTik routerOS 6 firmware is generally stable. We are using 6.47.8

Do not use version 7 or version 6.48

routerOS 6

Download 6.47.8 OmniTik (mipsbe) here and SXTsq (arm) here

Remember that OmniTiks use the “mipsbe” firmware and SXT’s use the “arm” firmware due to different processors.

We have had many crashes with 6.48 so don’t use it.

We are testing some omnitiks with 6.49.2 but this is also not recommended

routerOS 7

Don’t use! It doesn’t work!

This has finally been released but it doesn’t work with our configuration yet. We keep testing it as we are eager to use the newly added WireGuard.

If you need to downgrade, read the instructions here

Mikrotik devices come in a variety of architectures and form-factors. Fortunately the firmware versioning and built levels are the same across all platforms. The main variant is the architecture, which might be a different chip for each device model.

We use the stable version of RouterOS 6 (6.47.8)

Below is a table of the 6.47.8 firmware for Mikrotik devices that are in the mesh:

Model Architecture Firmware link
OmniTik 5ac MIPSBE Download
SXTsq ac ARM Download
hAP ac^2 ARM Download
CCR Series TILE Download
hAP mini SMIPS Download
hAP lite SMIPS Download

Installing firmware

  • Login to your Mikrotik box Web UI ( CLI if you know how )
  • Go to WebFig > Files section, upload the firmware file
  • Reboot the router
  • The firmware version is visible at the top of the Web UI, watch for the new version