Mikrotik RB5009UG+S+IN | The Ultimate Home Lab Router

The Mikrotik RB5009 Series is one of the most powerful home lab routers which was inspired by the feedback from Mikrotik User Meetings (MUM).

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Mikrotik RB5009UG+S+IN

The RB5009UG+S+IN features a total of 9 ports which are connected to the Marvel 88E6393 Switch chip.

This switch chip has a 10 Gigabit full duplex line to Marvell 88F7040 Quad-Core ARMv8 CPU that runs at 1.4Ghz. Both CPU & Switch chips are located at the bottom of the board so that the metallic case can be used as a massive heat sync.

The Mikrotik 5009 comes with 1GB DDR4 ram & 1GB of NAND storage.

Mikrotik RB5009 Routerboard
Mikrotik RB5009 Router

RB5009 Features

  • 7x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1x 2.5G Ethernet Port
  • 10G SFP+ Port
  • Durable Metallic Case
  • More Powerful Quad-Core CPU
  • 1GB DDR4 Ram
  • 1GB NAND Storage
  • RouterOS v7 only
  • Cpu temperature monitor
  • Passive Cooling
  • Full sized USB-A
  • Can fit Up to 4 devices in 1U
  • Redundant power supply

Redundant Power Options

The Mikrotik Routerboard RB5009UG+S+IN can be powered in 3 different ways:

  • 802.3af/at PoE-in from Ethernet port 1
  • DC Jack
  • A 2-pin terminal on the side

Specifications

Product codeRB5009UG+S+IN
CPU88F7040 1.4 GHz
CPU architectureARM 64bit
CPU core count4
Size of RAM1 GB
RAM typeDDR4
Storage1 GB, NAND
Number of 1G Ethernet ports7
Number of 2.5G Ethernet ports1
Number of 10G SFP+ ports1
USB port1 ( USB 3.0 type A)
Operating systemRouterOS v7 only
Switch chip model88E6393
Dimensions220 x 125 x 22 mm
Operating temperature-40°C to +60°C
RB5009 Specifications

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Performance

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Mikrotik RB5009UG+S+IN Review

The Mikrotik RB5009 is a perfect home lab router that can handle heavy CPU loads. Mikrotik has really taken these router boards to the next level in performance, beating several other brands in the price range.

The Mikrotik Router Board is powered by Router OS which is a very powerful system that provides you with all the facilities like an Internet Service Provider.

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The Router is powered by a Quad Core Processor and has 1 GB of RAM with 1 GB of Storage.

SFP+ Compatibility

  • S-RJ01 – RJ45 SFP 10/100/1000M copper module
  • S-85DLC05D – SFP (1.25G) module, 550m, Multi Mode
  • S-31DLC20D – SFP (1.25G) module, 20KM, Single Mode
  • S-3553LC20D – Two SFP (1.25G) module kits, 20Km, single mode
  • S-55DLC80D – SFP 1.25G module for 80km links with Dual LC-connector
  • S-4554LC80D – Pair of SFP 1.25G modules for 80km links with Single LC connectors
  • SFP CWDM
  • SFP 1m/3m DAC – SFP+ direct attach cable
  • S+AO0005 – SFP+ Active Optics direct attach cable, 5m
  • SFP28 1m/3m DAC – Direct attach cable that supports not only SFP 1G and SFP+ 10G but also the 25G SFP28 standard

Perfect Home Lab Router

are Mikrotik routers good?

The Mikrotik routerboard uses RouterOS which is very powerful and provides you with all functions of an ISP.

Where is Mikrotk Made?

The Mikrotik Routers are manufactured in Latvia, Northern Europe.

How to factory reset Mikrotik routerboard?

To reset a Mikrotik router, press and hold the physical reset button in the router until it resets.

Does Mikrotik RB5009 have WiFi?

The Mikrotik Routerboard RB5009 is an ethernet router and it does not have any wireless radio built into it. Hence it cannot broadcast any WiFi.

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One comment

  1. This looks like a very nice Router. The one thing that puts me off is the lack of a 2nd 10G SFP+ port. With that, you could carry your 10G WAN to your 10G CRS326 for example. But of course, you’d have to be able to route that fast. Maybe an upcoming product with more horsepower?

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