News: MikroTik RouterOS 6.16/6.17 Released

MikroTik have announced the availability of RouterOS v6.16.

This has now been upgraded to 6.17 to fix a bug in the CCR1009 switch chip on ether ports 1-4

This is the first release to include support for 802.11ac, using the QCA9880/9882 rev2 (-BR4A) wireless chipsets.

Another new feature is the ability to easily configure a routerboard as an L2TP-Server with IPSec, allowing simple roadwarrior setups, see the wiki for more details:

Here is the changelog:

  • 802.11ac support added in wireless-fp package;
  • winbox – fixed random disconnection over encrypted tunnels;
  • l2tp, pptp, pppoe – fixed possible packet corruption when encryption was enabled;
  • ovpn – fixed ethernet mode;
  • certificates – use SHA256 for fingerprinting;
  • ipsec – fix AH proposal and problem when sometimes policy was not generated;
  • snmp – support AES encryption (rfc3826);
  • l2tp server: added option to enable IPsec automatically;
  • poe-out: added power-cycle-ping and power-cycle-interval settings;
  • gps – increased retry duration to 30 seconds;
  • time – on routerboards, current time is saved in configuration on reboot
    and on clock adjustment, and is used to set initial time after reboot;
  • sntp – disabling/enabling client was causing dynamic-servers to be ignored
    (bug introduced in 6.14);
  • CCR – fixed rare file system corruption when none
    of configuration could be changed or some of it disappeared;
  • ipsec – allow multiple encryption algorithms per peer;
  • email – support tls only connections;
  • smb – fixed usb share issues after reboot
  • snmp – fix v3 protocol time window checks;
    updated timezone information;
  • quickset – added VPN settings for HomeAP mode;
  • latency improvements on CCR devices;

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