Software update: RouterOS 7.9

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MikroTik recently released version 7.9 of RouterOS. RouterOS is an operating system that focuses on running router tasks. This naturally includes routing network traffic, but also bandwidth management, a firewall, controlling wireless access points, a hotspot gateway and a VPN server. It can be done both on the hardware of MikroTik as well as on x86 or virtual machines. Before use is a license required, which is included with the purchase of MikroTik hardware. The changelog for this release can be found below.

What’s new in 7.9:

  • bgp – improved BGP VPN selection
  • bridge – added warning log when “aging-time” exceeds supported hardware limit for 98DX224S, 98DX226S, and 98DX3236 switch chips
  • bridge – fixed FastPath when setting “use-ip-firewall-for-vlan” or “use-ip-firewall-for-pppoe” without enabled “use-ip-firewall”
  • certificate – fixed bogus log messages
  • chr – fixed public SSH key pulling when running on AWS
  • console – added “/task” submenu (CLI only)
  • console – added option to create new files using “/file add” command (CLI only)
  • console – improved stability when doing “/console inspect” in certain menus
  • console – improved stability when editing long strings
  • console – improved system stability
  • console – removed bogus “reset” command from “/system resource usb” menu
  • console – rename flag “seen reply” to “seen-reply” under “/ipv6 firewall connection” menu
  • console – replaced “fingerprint” with “skid” in “/certificate print”
  • console – show Ethernet advertise, speed and duplex settings depending on configured auto-negotiation
  • container – fixed invoking “container shell” more than once
  • container – improved “container pull” to support OCI manifest format
  • defconf – added CAPs mode script for wifiwave2 devices
  • detnet – fixed interface state detection after reboot
  • dhcp – changed the default lease time for newly created DHCP servers to 30 minutes
  • dhcpv4-server – release lease if “check-status” reveals no conflict
  • disk – improved system stability when removing USB while formatting
  • ethernet – fixed half-duplex forced mode at 10Mbps and 100Mbps on ether1 for RB5009, Chateau 5G ax and hAP ax3 devices
  • filesystem – fixed partition “copy-to” function
  • firewall – added “connection-nat-state” to IPv6 mangle and filter rules
  • health – added limited manual control over fans for CRS3xx, CRS5xx, CCR2xxx devices
  • health – fixed bogus value reporting for CRS510 device
  • ike2 – fixed minor logging typo
  • ipsec – added error log message when peer ID does not match certificate
  • ipsec – fixed packet processing by hardware encryption engine on RB850Gx2 device
  • ipsec – refactor X.509 implementation
  • ipv6 – added “valid” and “lifetime” parameters for SLAAC IPv6 addresses
  • ipv6 – send out RA packet with “preferred-lifetime” set to “0” when IPv6 address is deactivated
  • l3hw – improved route offloading for 98DX224S, 98DX226S, and 98DX3236 switch chips
  • leds – disable LEDs after “/system shutdown”
  • lte – capped maximum lifetime of SLAAC address to 1 hour
  • lte – fixed CA band clearing on RAT mode change
  • lte – fixed duplicate IPv6 route for lte interface when “ipv6-interface” setting is used
  • lte – fixed LTE interface not showing up when resetting RouterOS configuration
  • lte – fixed passthrough mode when used together with another APN for Chateau 5G
  • lte – fixed R11-LTE-US in LTE passthrough mode
  • lte – fixed R11e-LTE-US reporting of RSSI in LTE mode
  • lte – fixed re-attach in some cases where module would stay in not-running state after network detach
  • lte – fixed second modem halt on dual R11e-LTE6 setup
  • lte – improved system stability when changing LTE interface configuration during network scan with MBIM modems (introduced in v7.8 )
  • mpls – fixed LDP “preferred-afi” parameter
  • netinstall-cli – improved device reinstall on failed attempt
  • netwatch – added “startup-delay” setting (CLI only)
  • netwatch – improved ICMP status evaluation when no reply was present
  • netwatch – limit “start-delay” range
  • ospf – fixed processing of fragmented LSAs
  • ovpn – added support for OVPN server configuration export and client configuration import from .ovpn file
  • ovpn – improved system stability for Tile devices
  • quickset – fixed displaying of “SINR” when value is 0
  • rose-storage – added option to nvme-discover with hostname (CLI only)
  • rose-storage – fixed crash on nvme-tcp disable
  • rose-storage – fixed rsync transfer permissions
  • rose-storage – various stability fixes
  • route – fixed “dynamic-id” for VRF tables
  • route – improved system stability when making routing decision
  • route – show SLAAC routes under the “/routing route” menu
  • route-filter – improved stability when matching blackhole routes
  • routerboot – added “preboot-etherboot” and “preboot-etherboot-server” settings (“/system routerboard upgrade” required) (CLI only)
  • sfp – added log warning about failed auto-initialization on RB4011, RB5009, CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS, CCR2004-16G-2S+, CCR2116-12G-4S+, CCR2216-1G-12XS-2XQ devices
  • sfp – allow modules that hold “TX_FAULT” high signal all the time on RB4011, RB5009, CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS, CCR2004-16G-2S+, CCR2116-12G-4S+, CCR2216-1G-12XS-2XQ devices
  • sfp – allow modules with bad or no EEPROM in forced mode on RB4011, RB5009, CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS, CCR2004-16G-2S+, CCR2116-12G-4S+, CCR2216-1G-12XS-2XQ devices
  • sfp – fixed “rate-select” functionality on CCR2004-16G-2S+ and CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS devices (introduced in v7.8 )
  • sfp – fixed combo-ether link monitor for CRS328-4C-20S-4S+ switch
  • sfp – improved module initialization and display more detailed initialization status on RB4011, RB5009, CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS, CCR2004-16G-2S+, CCR2116-12G-4S+, CCR2216-1G-12XS-2XQ devices
  • sfp – improved SFP28 interface stability with some optical modules for CRS518 switch
  • sfp – improved system stability with some SFP GPON modules on RB4011, RB5009, CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS, CCR2004-16G-2S+, CCR2116-12G-4S+, CCR2216-1G-12XS-2XQ devices
  • snmp – fixed SNMPv3 “Reportable” flag behavior
  • snmp – improved outputting of routes
  • socks – added VRF support
  • ssh – added Ed25519 host key support
  • ssh – added support for Ed25519 key export and import in PKCS8 format
  • ssh – do not allow SHA1 usage with strong crypto enabled
  • ssh – improved service responsiveness when changing SSH service settings
  • ssh – improved SSH key import process
  • storage – mount RAM drive for devices with 32MB flash
  • supout – added DHCP server network section
  • switch – fixed ACL rules matching IPv6 packets when using only IPv4 matchers
  • switch – improved system stability during rapid MAC flapping for 98DXxxxx switches
  • switch – improved system stability for 98DX8208, 98DX8216, 98DX8212, 98DX8332, 98DX3257, 98DX4310, 98DX8525, 98DX3255, 98PX1012 switches
  • timezone – updated timezone information from “tzdata2023c” release
  • vrrp – added “self” value for “group-master” setting
  • vxlan – added forwarding table
  • vxlan – fixed packet drops when host moves between remote VTEPs
  • webfig – added inline comments
  • webfig – fixed “Destination” value under “MPLS/Forwarding-Table” menu
  • webfig – fixed issue where “Certificate” value disappears under “IP/Services” menu
  • webfig – fixed issue where entries might be missing under “IP/DHCP-Server” menu
  • webfig – various stability fixes
  • wifiwave2 – added “radio/reg-info” command to show regulatory requirements (currently implemented for 802.11ac interfaces) (CLI only)
  • wifiwave2 – added ability to configure antenna gain
  • wifiwave2 – added ability to configure beacon interval and DTIM period
  • wifiwave2 – added information on additional interface capabilities to radio parameters
  • wifiwave2 – automatically add a VLAN-tagged interface to the appropriate bridge VLAN
  • wifiwave2 – exit sniffer command and return error when trying to sniff on an unsupported channel
  • wifiwave2 – fixed 802.11r roaming for clients that performed initial authentication with an AP which has been restarted since
  • wifiwave2 – fixed issue of some supported channels not being listed in the radio parameters
  • wifiwave2 – fixed issue which lead to VLAN-tagged wireless clients receiving tagged traffic from other VLANs
  • wifiwave2 – fixed key handshake timeout for re-associating client devices on 802.11ac interfaces
  • wifiwave2 – fixed VLAN tagging for unencrypted (open) APs
  • wifiwave2 – improved general interface stability
  • wifiwave2 – improved regulatory compliance for hAP ax^2, hAP ​​ax^3 and Chateau ax
  • wifiwave2 – improved WPS connection speed
  • wifiwave2 – increased maximum value for “channel.frequency” to 7300
  • wifiwave2 – show information on captured packets and added ability to save them locally in a pcap file
  • winbox – added “MTU” and “Hoplimit” properties under “IPv6/Routes” menu
  • winbox – added “Preferred AFI” property under “MPLS/LDP-Instance” menu
  • winbox – added “S” flag under “IPv6/Firewall/Connections” menu
  • winbox – added “Tx Power” property under “Wifiwave2/Status” menu
  • winbox – added “Tx Queue Drops” property under interface settings “Traffic” tab
  • winbox – added “Username” and “Password” properties under “Container/Config” menu
  • winbox – added “Valid” and “Preferred” properties under “IPv6/Address” menu
  • winbox – added missing properties for “Remote ID Type” under “IP/IPsec/Identities” menu
  • winbox – changed route flag name from “invalid” to “inactive”
  • winbox – fixed “TLS” property under “Tools/Email” menu
  • winbox – fixed “Type” property under “System/Disk” menu when “rose-storage” package is installed
  • winbox – fixed changing slot name under “System/Disk” menu
  • winbox – fixed default value for “Allow managed” property under “Zerotier” menu
  • winbox – fixed duplicate “My ID” column under “IP/IPsec/Identities” menu
  • winbox – fixed minor typo in “WifiWave2/Radios” menu
  • winbox – fixed missing “Sector Writes” for certain devices under “System/Resources” menu (introduced in v7.8 )
  • winbox – improved Ethernet advertise, speed and duplex settings
  • winbox – only show permitted countries for wifiwave2 interfaces
  • winbox – show missing “Designated Bridge” and “Designated Port Number” monitoring data under “Bridge/Port menu
  • www – allow unsecure HTTP access to REST API
  • x86 – fixed changing software id (introduced in v7.7)
  • zerotier – upgraded to version 1.10.3

Version number 7.9
Release status Final
Website MikroTik
Download https://mikrotik.com/download
License type Freeware/Paid
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