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CCR2004: Delving into the Future

The 2xxx Ethernet Router Pioneer

The CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS is MikroTik's pioneer second-generation Ethernet router, and breaks away from older CPU architectures with its ARM 64bit design.


Take a look at the video below to find out more:

CCR2004 at a Glance

For the time being, the CCR2004 is the only MikroTik Ethernet router that is equipped with 25G SFP28 ports, which enable this device to deliver throughputs of 1, 10, and 25 Gbps!


Dubbed by MikroTik as the Connectivity Router, this Ethernet router is capable of providing a maximum throughput of just under 40 Gbps.


With 12 SFP+ ports as well as single 1-gigabit Ethernet port, the CCR2004 is also able to pair with other multiport MikroTik devices (e.g. CRS317-1G-16S+RM, CRS312-4C+8XG-RM, CRS326-24S+2Q+RM) to offer limitless network expansion in a variety of different scenarios.


Moreover, the CCR2004 comes with a dual power supply to minimize any unforeseen downtimes, and it has shown  notable performance concerning BGP feed processing that enables the device to be used in an extensive range of network plans and connectivity projects.

Who Uses This Pioneer Device?

The CCR2004 is ideal for networks that serve a large number of simultaneously active users. Moreover, its near-40 Gbps throughput is more than capable of fulfilling online activities that tackle large or ongoing traffic. Also, its support of hardware acceleration and traffic encryption, backed by its 4-core 1.7 GHz CPU, makes it able to establish reliable secure connections.


As a result, the industries that have found this device useful within their network designs include:

  • College and universtiy campuses;
  • Managed IT services;
  • ISPs & WISPs;
  • Data centers;
  • Government buildings;
  • Agriculture;
  • Manufacturers;
  • System integrators;
  • Hotels;
  • Health & medical centers;
  • Surveillance systems;
  • Transportation.

Where to Use the CCR2004?

Unlike a number of other MikroTik Cloud Core Routers, the CCR2004 Ethernet router does not come with a varied range of peripherals, such as MicroSD memory card slots or USB ports. As a result, the networking solutions that this device can fulfill may be limited in number, which is indeed compensated by the performance speeds of the CCR2004 in those areas.


The networking solutions that can be easily and effortlessly performed by this device include:

  • Centralized & site-to-site VPNs;
  • Wireless controller
  • Firewall configurations;
  • Dynamic routing protocols.

Routing in v7 RouterOS

Speaking of dynamic routing, RouterOS's v7 comes packing with a number of developments concerning routing, BGP, and OSPF. You can watch the video below to know more: