MikroTik RouterOS supports a variety of Network Interface Cards as well as some virtual interfaces (like Bonding, Bridge, VLAN etc.). Each of them has its own submenu, but there is also a list of all interfaces where some common properties can be configured.
The Manual describes general settings of MikroTik RouterOS interfaces.
Submenu level: /interface
mtu (integer) - maximum transmission unit for the interface (in bytes)name (text) - the name of the interfacetype (read-only: arlan | bonding | bridge | cyclades | eoip | ethernet | farsync | ipip | isdn-client | isdn-server | l2tp-client | l2tp-server | moxa-c101 | moxa-c502 | mtsync | pc | ppp-client | ppp-server | pppoe-client | pppoe-server | pptp-client | pptp-server | pvc | radiolan | sbe | vlan | wavelan | wireless | xpeed) - interface type
To see the list of all available interfaces:
[admin@MikroTik] interface> print
Flags: X - disabled, D - dynamic, R - running
# NAME TYPE MTU
0 R ether1 ether 1500
1 R bridge1 bridge 1500
2 R ether2 ether 1500
3 R wlan1 wlan 1500
Command name: /interface monitor-traffic
The traffic passing through any interface can be monitored.
received-bits-per-second (read-only: integer) - number of bits that interface has received in one secondreceived-packets-per-second (read-only: integer) - number of packets that interface has received in one secondsent-bits-per-second (read-only: integer) - number of bits that interface has sent in one secondsent-packets-per-second (read-only: integer) - number of packets that interface has sent in one second
One or more interfaces can be monitored at the same time.
To see overall traffic passing through all interfaces at time, use aggregate instead of interface name.
Multiple interface monitoring:
/interface monitor-traffic ether1,aggregate
received-packets-per-second: 9 11
received-bits-per-second: 4.39kbps 6.19kbps
sent-packets-per-second: 16 17
sent-bits-per-second: 101kbps 101kbps
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