MikroTik CHR: Upgrading to RouterOS v7 (+ video)
The new MikroTik RouterOS v7 is now faster. It’s great even for older MikroTik RouterBoards.
-New BGP, now faster and has lower RAM usage.
-New User Manager
-WireGuard and ZeroTier support
-and many more…
In this article, we will show you how to upgrade your Cloud Hosted Router to the new RouterOS v7.
Here's a small video, showing the process:
When you try to upgrade through the package manager, it will be stuck to “calculating download size…”. To fix that issue we will upgrade the router by downloading the package file and sending it to our CHR.
Go to https://mikrotik.com/download and under Cloud Hosted Router, download the latest stable main package for RouterOS v7.
After the download is finished, log in to your router with WinBox and click on “Files”
Then simply drag the downloaded routeros-7.X.X.npk to the files window in WinBox.
After the transfer is done make sure that you’ve backed up your configuration. When you’re ready, reboot your MikroTik router by going to System>Reboot.
Now your router has the latest version of RouterOS v7.
Take a look at our powerful MikroTik VPS servers and choose a suitable plan to get started.