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General Information


IP pools are used to define range of IP addresses that is used for DHCP server and Point-to-Point servers


Packages required: system
License required: Level1
Submenu level: /ip pool
Standards and Technologies: none
Hardware usage: Not significant


IP pools simply group IP addresses for further usage. It is a single configuration point for all features that assign IP addresses to clients.


Whenever possible, the same ip address is given out to each client (OWNER/INFO pair).


Submenu level: /ip pool

Property Description

name (name) - the name of the poolnext-pool (name) - when address is acquired from pool that has no free addresses, and next-pool property is set to another pool, then next IP address will be acquired from next-poolranges (IP address) - IP address list of non-overlapping IP address ranges in form of: from1-to1,from2-to2,...,fromN-toN. For example,,


To define a pool named ip-pool with the address range excluding gateway's address and server's address, and the other pool dhcp-pool, with the address range:

[admin@MikroTik] ip pool> add name=ip-pool ranges=,
[admin@MikroTik] ip pool> add name=dhcp-pool ranges=
[admin@MikroTik] ip pool> print
  # NAME                                        RANGES
  0 ip-pool                           
  1 dhcp-pool                         

[admin@MikroTik] ip pool>

Used Addresses from Pool

Submenu level: /ip pool used


Here you can see all used IP addresses from IP pools.

Property Description

address (read-only: IP address) - IP address that is assigned to client form the poolinfo (read-only: name) - name of the interface to which the client is connected toowner (read-only: MAC address) - MAC address of the clientpool (read-only: name) - name of the IP pool


See used addresses from pool:

[admin@MikroTik] ip pool used> print
POOL  ADDRESS         OWNER                        INFO
local   00:0C:42:03:1F:60            test
local    00:0C:42:03:21:0F            test
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