License Management

Document revision 1.3 (28-Apr-2003)
This document applies to the MikroTik RouterOS v2.7

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MikroTik RouterOS software has a licensing system with Software License (Software Key) issued for each individual installation of the RouterOS.


Packages required : system
License required : Any
Home menu level : /system license
Protocols utilized : none
Hardware usage : not significant

Related Documents

Software Package Installation and Upgrading
Basic Setup Guide


The Software License can be obtained through the Account Server at after the MikroTik RouterOS has been installed. The Software ID of the installation is required when obtaining the Software License. Please read the MikroTik RouterOS Basic Setup Guide for detailed explanation of the installation and licensing process.

License Administration

Submenu level : /system license

Property Description

key (string) - software features unlock key
software-id (read-only) - unique identifier of this particular installation
upgradeable-until (read-only) - the date until which the software can be upgraded to a newer version


The following example shows, how to change Software Key:
[admin@MikroTik] system license> set key=PSJ5-FG3-BCD
[admin@MikroTik] system license> /system reboot
Reboot, yes? [y/N]: y
After reboot you will see the new licensing information, for example:
[admin@MikroTik] system license> print
          software-id: M61X-UPT
                  key: PSJ5-FG3-BCD
    upgradeable-until: nov/11/2003
[admin@MikroTik] system license>

Features List

Submenu level : /system license feature

Property Description

AP - enables wireless Access Point feature
synchronous - enables synchronous interface and HotSpot feature as well
radiolan - enables 5.8GHz RadioLAN interface
wireless-2.4gHz - enables wireless client interface and HotSpot feature as well
licensed - basic license for RouterOS


The following example shows how to see the software features that are enabled with the current license:
[admin@MikroTik] system license> feature print
Flags: X - disabled
  0 X AP
  1   synchronous
  2 X radiolan
  3   wireless-2.4gHz
  4   licensed
[admin@MikroTik] system license>
Here we see, that the software has full license (not the demo version), and the 2.4GHz Wireless and Synchronous features are enabled.


To enable additional MikroTik RouterOS software features, or to enable upgrading (if it has expired), a new Software Key should be obtained from the Account Server at The new Software Key must be supplied to the router and the system must be rebooted:
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