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RB2011: Ethernet Routers of a Decade

Ten Years and Counting!

Manufactured in 2011, the RB2011 family of MikroTik ethernet routers have played a long-standing role as realiable small to medium network routers. Given their basic 10-port build, as in the RB2011iL-IN, with four upgraded variations, the RB2011 series have served countless various industries and clients over the years.


Watch the video below and learn about this decade-old family of ethernet routers.

RB2011 Series in Brief

All RB2011 ethernet routers have five gigabit and five 10/100 ethernet ports. You can check the basic RB2011iL-IN block diagram to find out how each port group connects to the CPU.


The three top IN versions are used as desktop hardware, and the two bottom RM versions can be installed on rackmounts.


The two iLS and UiAS versions come with an SFP port, while the latter also enjoys a double RAM size of 128 Mb, IP20 (International Protection Code), a Level 5 RotuerOS license, as well as the added upgrade of a Type A USB port both in its IN and RM versions.

RB2011iL-IN Ethernet Router
RB2011iLS-IN Ethernet Router
RB2011UiAS-IN Ethernet Router
RB2011iL-RM Ethernet Router
RB2011UiAS-RM Ethernet Router

Who Uses the RB2011 routers?

The veteran RB2011 family have been used in a myriad of network types over their ten-year-long service period. Nonetheless, the industries below have gotten the most use out of these products:

  • The education sector;
  • IT service providers;
  • VoIP service providers;
  • ISPs & WISPs
  • Manufacturers;
  • System integratos;
  • Event organizers;
  • Camping sites;.

What Options RB2011 Routers Have?

As this series of five indoor ethernet routers is complete with megabit, gigabit, SFP, and USB ports, they can be used for all sorts of small to medium home and business networks.


Creating internet hotspots, setting up firewall security measures, and filtering unwanted content and DNSs are three of the most common solutions that can be implemented with these routers.


It should be noted, however, that given their lack of encryption features, we do not recommend using these ethernet routers for VPN configurations or when traffic encryption is vital.