Mikrotik cable-test

New in current RouterOS v6.xx is a quick way to test cables plugged into Ethernet ports on your device.  It’s a little odd how it works, but it can show you cable length, open pairs, and cable distance to where the problem is. From a Terminal, to test ether3 you would enter: /interface ethernet cable-test […]

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Winbox for OSX

I’ve been using a copy of Winbox that works on OSX for some time now, but I just ran across this one and the text in the Terminal window is much better. It also seems to load faster than the ‘old’ version I was using. It’s a rather large download at about 377MB, but I […]

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[Quick Steps] – Hairpin NAT

Down & dirty hairpin NAT example: Here is the setup for an IP camera located at http://192.168.0.200:80. It can be reached locally or remotely at http://jims.ddns.address:8090. [jim@Jims_Mikrotik] /ip firewall nat> print Flags: X – disabled, I – invalid, D – dynamic 0 ;;; default configuration chain=srcnat action=masquerade to-addresses=0.0.0.0 out-interface=ether1-gateway 1 ;;; loopback chain=srcnat action=masquerade src-address-list=LocalNet […]

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Mikrotik + Fios router

How to use a Mikrotik as your router, but still leave the Verizon Fios router in place… (sorry, no screen shots on this one just yet…) Here are the basic steps you’ll want to do to leave the Fios router in place but be able to use the Mikrotik as “the router.” Change the DHCP […]

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Mikrotik – Basic VLAN example

Super-basic example of a VLAN setup.  We have a WAP in our office that is dedicated as our ‘guest’ network.  Our current setup is clunky right now, but just imagine that it’s a UniFi or Ruckus WAP that is tagging all incoming traffic (in = from wireless clients TO the router) with a vlan10 tag. […]

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Interface List

“R” and “S” in the Interface List

Ever wonder what the left column of R’s and S’s in the Interface List meant? R = Running “Running” means that the interface is running.  In simple terms this means that there is a device plugged into that port.  In this screenshot there are devices plugged into ether1, ether2, and ether5. S = Slave “Slave” […]

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