MikroTik is a Latvian manufacturer of computer networking equipment that sells wireless products and routers. Its main product is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, known as the MikroTik RouterOS. MikroTik RouterOS when installed on the company's proprietary hardware (RouterBOARD series), or on standard x86-based computers can turn a computer into a network router. It also provides additional features, such as firewalling, virtual private network (VPN) service and client, bandwidth shaping and quality of service, wireless access point functions and other commonly used features when interconnecting networks. The system is also able to serve as a captive-portal-based hotspot system.