Upgrading the RouterOS

Now that we have learned how to downgrade the RouterOS, it is time to learn how to upgrade it.

There are 3 different ways to upgrade the RouterOS:

  • Upgrade online
  • Upgrade manually by uploading the new RouterOS to the router
  • Upgrade using Auto Upgrade (not yet possible on RouterOS v7 as for now. I have already email MikroTik support asking to add Auto Upgrade on RouterOS v7)

There are also 2 different ways to upgrade the RouterOS which are not listed here. It can be done via:

  • The dude

Those 2 ways will not be explained in this course because they are not part of the MTCNA track.

Let’s start speaking about upgrade the RouterOS online. I will do a LAB for this.

LAB: Upgrade the RouterOS Online       

I am still on the same LAB scenario. R1, from the last LAB, has the RouterOS version 7.1.1 installed on it. I have decided that I want to upgrade it to 7.1.2 which is the latest stable version now.

As R1 is connected to the internet, I can simply do the upgrade online. Let me show you how to do it.

You have here 2 options:

  • Download
  • Download & Install

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If you click on Download, then the upgraded RouterOS version 7.1.2 file will be downloaded to the router on the file list and then you need to reboot the router manually so the upgrade can happen.

If you click on Download & install, then the RouterOS version 7.1.2 will be downloaded and installed directly on the router without that you do manual reboot (it will be rebooted by itself).

I will go to Download & install and see if the RouterOS will be upgraded.

The router has been rebooted now. Let’s check the installed RouterOS version on R1 now:

Excellent. The RouterOS has been upgraded successfully.

Now I will downgrade it offline because I want to show you how you can upgrade the RouterOS manually by uploading the new RouterOS version to the router.

LAB: Manual RouterOS upgrade

We are still with the same LAB scenario, and R1 has the RouterOS downgraded to version 7.1.1

I want to show you how you can upgrade it by just copying the new RouterOS file to the router.

All you need to do is to go to MikroTik website, download the newest RouterOS version for your router architecture name, then paste it into the router. Afterword, all you need to do is rebooting the router then the new RouterOS version will be installed.

Let’s do that step by step.

I will get the latest stable version of the RouterOS from MikroTik website.

The file has been downloaded to my PC.

Let me upload it to the router by just drag and drop the file inside Winbox.

The file has been fully uploaded to the router.

All I need to know is to reboot the router and wait until the newest version is being installed. Let’s do that.

Now the router has been rebooted successfully and I see that the RouterOS version 7.1.2 has been successfully installed on the router.



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