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Basic MikroTik RouterOS Configuration using winbox
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This article ex"plains' ho\"w to c\'onfigure a Mikrotik device straight out of the box. It goes through the Winbox configuratoin utility and some of the basic setup procedures to turn your MikroTik device into a home or office wireless and wired router. In this tutorial we will go through a step by step guide to make it as simple as possible to learn and implement these setting s on your own routers.


  • Downloading and running winbox
  • Winbox in more detail including configuration files
  • Setting an identity on the router
  • Setting an IP address on the router
  • Setting a password

Coming soon...

  • Setting up dhcp client
  • Setting up a dhcp server on a bridge
  • Setting up a nat (Network Address Translation)
  • Securing services on the router
  • Setting up the wireless Access Point
  • Implementing a basic firewall for security


Downloading and running Winbox

Winbox is the graphical configuration utility for MikroTik RouterOS. It is a small application that can be downloaded from the MikroTik website at htttp://www.mikrotik.com Once you download winbox it can be run straight away, as no installation is required. It does however when running, setup a number of folders in your application data folder in order to save login data and plugins. This is transparent to the user but worthwhile to be aware, in order to diagnose problems and also understand the security implications of saving sensitive login information in the utility.

Winbox in more detail - including configuration files

Setting an identy on the router

1. Go to http://www.mikrotik.com/download.html and download the latest Winbox Configuration Tool under the Tools and Utilities section to you desktop.

2. Double click on the Winbox icon on your desktop.

3. Click on System menu item then on the Identy sub menu as in the image below.


4. The Identity dialog will open as in image below. Remove the default "Mikrotik" value and replace it with something meaning full. Usually the location of the router combiened with its purpose acts as a suitable Identity for your router.

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