Manual:Upgrading RouterOS

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In this article we assume the following:

  1. that you have installed some archive utility that can extract *.zip files
  2. that you have installed an FTP program that can transfer files to your router

upgrade process

  • First step - visit and head to the download page, there choose the latest version for your system. If you have a RouterBOARD 500 series device, choose the appropriate link, if not, choose the first link:


  • Download the file called 'all-packages':


  • In this image we use the program WinRAR, but your extraction process may be a little different:


  • Open your favourite FTP program (in this case it is Filezilla), select the packages that you want to install, and upload them to your router ( is the address of my router in this example). Note that the most important is the system package, and if you use wireless, then also the wireless package:


  • if you wish, you can check if the files are successfully transfered onto the router (optional):
[normis@Demo_v2.9] > file print
 # NAME                   TYPE                  SIZE       CREATION-TIME
 0 supout.rif             .rif file             285942     nov/24/2005 15:21:54
 1 dhcp-2.9.8.npk         package               138846     nov/29/2005 09:55:42
 2 ppp-2.9.8.npk          package               328636     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 3 advanced-tools-2.9.... package               142820     nov/29/2005 09:55:42
 4 web-proxy-2.9.8.npk    package               377837     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 5 wireless-2.9.8.npk     package               534052     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 6 routerboard-2.9.8.npk  package               192628     nov/29/2005 09:55:45
 7 system-2.9.8.npk       package               5826498    nov/29/2005 09:55:54
  • and reboot it:
[normis@Demo_v2.9] > system reboot
Reboot, yes? [y/N]: y
  • after the reboot, your router will be up to date, you can check it in this menu:
/system package print
  • if your router did not upgrade correctly, make sure you check the log
/log print without-paging