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To establish secure connections over open networks or the Internet, or connect remote locations with encrypted links, RouterOS supports various VPN methods and tunnel protocols:


• Ipsec – tunnel and transport mode, certificate or PSK, AH and ESP security protocols

• Point to point tunneling (OpenVPN, PPTP, PPPoE, L2TP)

• Advanced PPP features (MLPPP, BCP)

• Simple tunnels (IPIP, EoIP)

• 6to4 tunnel support (IPv6 over IPv4 network)

• VLAN – IEEE802.1q Virtual LAN support, Q-in-Q support

• MPLS based VPNs


This means that you can securely interconnect banking networks, use your workplace resources while travelling, connect to your home local network, or increase security of your wireless backbone link. You can even interconnect two branch office networks and they would be able to use each other’s resources, as if the computers would be in the same location - all secure and encrypted. We also provides several proprietary functions that are not found elsewhere, for example EoIP which is a Ethernet tunnel between two routers on top of an IP connection. 

The EoIP interface appears as an Ethernet interface. When the bridging function of the router is enabled, all Ethernet traffic will be bridged just as if there where a physical Ethernet interface and cable between the two routers (with bridging enabled). This protocol makes multiple network schemes possible, for example the possibility to bridge LANs over the Internet.