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"The Perfect Home Lab Router"

A Router Born out of MUMs

If you ever needed a testimony that customer feedback works, MikroTik's new-generation Ethernet router is it!

Meet the RB5009UG+S+IN: MikroTik's pioneer 5xxx series router with a compact sleek design, a variety of ports, and efficient passive cooling to provide you with a silent heavy-duty home router!


The RB5009UG+S+IN combines looks with practicality and efficient performance, resulting in a chic all-around home router that will fit effortlessly within any small to medium network.


Watch the video below by MikroTik to find more!

MikroTik's Head of Hardware Testing explains below!

What's New, You Ask? Hold this Beer...

For starters, this first device of the RB5009 series is equipped with 9 ports: 7 1G Ethernet ports, a 2.5G Ethernet port, as well as a 10G SFP+ cage, all of which run through a powerful switch-chip and connect to the CPU via a 10 Gbps full-duplex line.


The RB5009UG+S+IN utilizes the advanced ARM 64bit CPU architecture for its QuadCore 1.4 GHz processing unit. It has a 1GB RAM and 1GB of local storage. On top of that, it comes with a Type A USB port to rid you of any storage limitation concerns.


Furthermore, thanks to the novel rear-design of its case and the location of the CPU and the switch-chip of the RB5009 at the bottom of the board, this hardware's case acts a massive heat-sink and provides a highly effective passive cooling!

More importantly, though, the RB5009UG+S+IN has three 24-57 V powering options! 1) Active PoE-In on Ether #1, 2) a DC jack, and 3) a small 2-pin terminal that can be found on its side.


Moreover, the max power consumption of this Ethernet router at 20 watts (even with attachments) makes it as green as such devices go.

And if all that weren't enough, the compact design and lesser number of ports on the RB5009 means you can mount up to four of these devices in a singe 1U rackmount space! Yeah, four devices in a single 1U rack and whole lot of space saved!

Where are the Test Numbers?

Where else but up?! Given the fact that this Ethernet router is the first of a new series, we didn't expect any less.


The table below shows the test results of the RB5009UG+S+IN, and the percentages in green show the performance increase of this device compared to the already well-established RB4011.


The numbers say it all...

The Takeaway? You'll Love It!

Priced at 281.42 CAD, the RB5009UG+S+IN is a welcome addition to MikroTik's Ethernet routers and can indeed bring about a significant upgrade to any small to medium residental or business project, especially home lab networks.


This device has been comprehensively upgraded: Better performance, reliable noiseless cooling, colorful port arrangement, USB port, compact design, and a unique rack installation.


To find out how this device can fit into your particular network or connectivity project, feel free to get in touch with our hardware experts!