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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Mikrotik – port forwarding example

Down and dirty version.  The command line version is below the Winbox instructions. Let’s say you have a DVR that has a static IP of 192.168.1.200 and you need to forward port 7000 so that a customer’s iPhone app can connect to it remotely. In Winbox: Go to IP / Firewall / NAT Click the […]

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DHCP Reservations

How to set up static DHCP reservations in WinBox Go to IP, then DHCP-Server Click on Leases Click the line that shows the IP address of the device you would like to make a DHCP Reservation for At this point you will be looking in the Active Address column, near the middle Click Make Static at […]

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Navigating Terminal and WinBox

What am I supposed to do with CODE? Command Line scares a lot of people.  It shouldn’t.  Most instructions for MikroTik are posted online in a format similar to this: /ip dns set allow-remote-requests=yes cache-max-ttl=1w cache-size=2048KiB \ max-udp-packet-size=512 servers=75.75.75.75,75.75.76.76 /ip dns static add address=192.168.0.1 disabled=no name=router ttl=1d add address=192.168.0.190 disabled=no name=vortexbox ttl=1d What you’re seeing […]

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My First MikroTik

The new phonebooks are here!! So you finally dropped a couple bucks to try out a MikroTik, probably an RB750GL, and you’re not sure where to start.  Well guess what?  Depending on how complex your setup is, you probably just have to plug it in.  Plug a cable from your ISP’s modem to port 1 […]

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