MikroTik was founded in 1996 to develop routers and wireless ISP systems. MikroTik now provides hardware and software for Internet connectivity in most of the countries around the world. The company’s experience in using industry standard PC hardware and complete routing systems allowed it in 1997 to create the RouterOS software system that provides extensive stability, controls, and flexibility for all kinds of data interfaces and routing. In 2002 the company decided to make its own hardware, and the RouterBOARD brand was born.