MikroTik Tutorial 1 – Getting Started Basic Configuration

MikroTik Tutorial 1 – Getting Started Basic Configuration


hello welcome to part one of the Mikrotik configuration series and I’m going to show you how to do the initial configuration of your router but before you start configuring it, I’m going to show you how to connect your router to your PC. So on the back of your router there are number of ports you will be connecting your ethernet cable into port any port from two to five to do the initial configuration. The reason why we are not going to use port one is that port one by default is not allowed to configure the router because it’s blocked because of firewall so there’s a firewall rule that is in a router that will prevent the router from being configured on port one. You need to plug your Ethernet cable into any port 2 3,4 or 5 and the other end of your cable you’ll be plugging that into your PC or your laptop and then you connect the your power cable into the power jack and power up your router. Next I’m going to show you how to do the initial configuration of your router so the first thing that you need to do is to open your browser and go to www.Mikrotik.comdownload and we are going to download winbox. Winbox is a tool that is used to configure your Mikrotik router it gives you a graphical user interface for easy configuration. So you’re going to download Winbox, so whatever version is there just download it and save it into a location where you’ll be able to access it easily. By clicking on link it will ask you to download a file just choose a location to save the file and press ok but I already don’t know the file so I’m going to open it and show you what you need to do next. We are going to open winbox and click on the neighbors tab and then click refresh when you click refresh what it does is that it searches the network for your Mikrotik router, at this time your Mikrotik your router should be connected directly to your PC Please remember that you should be using any port between from 2 to 5 to do the ports that you should be using just to do the initial configuration the next thing is that you’re going to click on the MAC address so you’re going to click on this area with the MAC adrees you’re not going to click on the IP address because this more likely will change during the configuration so you’re going to click on the MAC address and the user ID is admin and initially there is no password you’re going to click connect so because it is the first time you’re configuring your router it’s going to ask if you want to use the default configuration but in we’re not going to use that we’re going to configure our own. So we’re going to click remove configuration let me just open this window a bit wider alright so we’re going to use the quick-set feature to do some of the initial configuration it’s going to advise you that you could lose connectivity. We are going to click yes and you’re going to change to Home AP or WISP AP with WISP AP if you are setting up the router to offer Internet service to a number of users but we’ll be setting up the router using the Home AP and again it’s going to prompt you let them know that you may lose connection alright so the first thing that we need to set up is your internet however you’re not connected. Depending on the type of internet connection that you have you will select the appropriate setting but most internet service providers modem usually offered automatic setting so we’re going to use the automatic configuration because it usually work for most modem. If your ISP uses a different features such as pppoe or static IP you can set it to those the next step is to set your router IP address so we’re going to use 192.168.5.1 the reason why were are used 5.1 is that you may have noticed that a lot of routers are using 192.168.0.1 or 1.1 the reason why we’re using an IP address that is outside of that range is to prevent any conflicts with addresses. You could use any IP address that is outside of those range just to be on the safe side and for the network mask we’re going to use a slash 24 for that and we’re going to configure the DHCP service you’re going tick that also and you’re going to select a range so the range that you are going to use is one ninety two dot one sixty eight dot five dot ten and the reason why I am starting at ten instead of just in case you have some devices that you’re going to assign static IP addresses to we can actually put them in that range but you don’t need to worry about just set it to 10 for now and the ending IP address range would be 192.168.5.254 and then you are going to enable NAT then click apply. Then click ok the next thing that you’re going to configure is the wireless so click on wireless and by default you see the name WLAN1 and double click on that and click on the wireless tab ensure that this is set to AP bridge, we’re going to move down to the frequency so we’re going to set the frequency to auto so this will allow the router to change frequency based on the best signal strength and based on what is happening in the in the wireless spectrum so just set it to auto and the SSID is the name of your wireless access point so we you a normally [Music] browse or search for wireless the name that I put here is the name that will come up so we’re going to leave this as Mikrotik but you can also you can use any name that you wish I’m going to click ok we’re going to configure the security profiles so click on the security profile tub and there’s one security profile name default and we are going to edit that and we’re going to change the mode to dynamic keys we’re going to tick wpa2 PSK and the reason why were using this is this is a strong because this wireless authentication type is more secure so we’re going to use that and we’re going to use a key which is the Wi-Fi password whatever password you want to use just make sure that you remember it so I’m going to put a password rhere and then click apply then click OK I’m going to close that close this window and then the next thing is next thing that you’re going to do is reboot the router so what the system [Music] system reboot and it’s going to ask you do you want to reboot your router you’re going to click yes. Your router will no be rebooting or do you know that your router is started completely by looking at it you will see the Wi-Fi light flashing and you’ll also see the port that your Ethernet cable plugged into you will see that port lit you can go ahead and plug your cable from your modem into port one and now you’ll be able to browse the internet through your Mikrotik router. So that’s it for the first tutorial on how to get started with Mikrotik, so stay tuned for more tutorials in this series. So thanks for watching [Music]

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “MikroTik Tutorial 1 – Getting Started Basic Configuration

  1. Hi thank you for this wonderful tutor, please i have a mikrotik router 750rb that have been working on my network as it was config by my friend… but to my surprise it stop generating hotspot web browsing code for client to brows, when i try to generate user it show "operation failed: data base is not yet ready. please what should do to resolve this

  2. Could you please help me. I have followed your steps on a previous occasion and it worked. However I had to reset my router once again and may have changed something. The problem was that my router was not providing a wifi signal. I reset again and followed your steps with success. Now there is wifi…however when I connect it says "Checking the quality of your internet connection" and when its done with that and connected my device says "Internet may not be available". The first error message from my device (cellphone) was the it could not obtain an IP address. I believe I may have changed some IP settings however I am not sure with how to proceed. I can set my device to DCHP but it then cannot obtain the IP address, once a change to static on my device and enter the router IP it says "internet may not be available" after it connects to the wifi, after the IP address change. Internet connection is working through my router. I have a POE cable in port 1 and from port 2 another Ethernet cable to my PC. Internet works through the router. Its just the wifi problem

  3. Hey Big Thank you for making these Mikrotik tutorials. It really helps me understand RouterOS capabilities and learned how to configure Mikrotik routers. I hope you could make a video on How to access DSL Modem (webconfig) in Mikrotik (Ethernet1). thank you again.

  4. Hi, Sir can you teach me how to manage 2 LAN @10Mbps for 20 user pc client,that used for browsing and game,or can you sir,remote for me how to manage it,i will appreciate sir.i will give id pwd,if i get reply from you,sir.

  5. Guys, seriusly asking for help, so i have rb953gs-5hnt, so i want to use my 4g sim card as a internet source, but cant find where in winbox i can add pin code for sim card, or any sim card options. Can u help me? I know basic settings but can find anything about sim card, thats the reason i cant connect to internet.

  6. hi, I have two mikrotik basebox2 routers and they are connected in mesh network. I am taking data from cameras through mikrotik router, but the bandwidth is not more than 20mbps. What should i do to increase the speed?

  7. Hi Mister TKSJa thank for these good video. so i need some help i want to ask your a few question. thank for your reply.

  8. could you do a video that shows users how to add nano station M2 using nano as station, and adding it to the Mikro tik router in which can disable or enable the nano station m2 remotely. I would like to get a direct video from you as well [email protected]

  9. Hi sir your the best.
    Sir I have some little problem
    I am install virtualbox in mikrotik.
    Either1 address put there.and wifi reciver add on but not showing.please make a video how to access wan.thanks.

  10. I was disabled the lan interface in winbox now I can’t able to access the router how to solve this issue

  11. Thanks for this series… I was about to buy some Ubiquiti gear (literally had it all in my cart) when I saw some references to Mikrotik which seemed interesting… After some reading I was sold on Mikrotik but afraid of the set up but watching a few of your videos was more than enough to have it all set up in under an hour… it was in fact so nice and easy I am now watching the rest of the series to start squeezing all I can from my Mikrotik router

  12. I’ve seen the complete series already just for the sake of it, I don’t have any Mikrotik products but I gotta say this guy rocks. The music though…it put me to sleep several times, you have to do it when you just woke up or when you aren’t sleep-deprived (very unlikely for network admins) so you can stand it or you’ll wake up a startled drooling mess like I did. 😴

  13. Learning a lot from your videos. I just started a hotspot service and the clients are unable to access social media images. Everything else loads. Is there a way to increase the speed and range? Please help thank you.

  14. Great videos! Quality content! Very helpful.

    How to set up ISP Subnetmask: 255.255.255.254 (/31) ?

  15. Very helpful! but can I config my mikrotik even its already running in my company? I am afraid that it cause a downtime? Please reply. Thanks in advance

  16. I have 2 mikrotik l need to connect them both to have internet thus making Mikrotik 1 station and Mikrotik 2 AP bridge help please

  17. Ola. Tira me uma duvida.. se compro um mikrotik tenho de ter uma linha telefonica que me forneça acesso a internet ou o mikrotik vai fazer isto?

  18. Hey I just configured my router as shown but when I try to connect my phone it shows that internet may not be available and it isn't. Looking for help

  19. Hi TKSJa, i just want to congratulate you for your work, i'm Mikrotik Certified and i find my self reviewing with your Videos, that i'm planning on starting my own videos on my local language since we dont speak english as native language.

    Big UP and my Jah/God bless you

  20. Hello, i followed all the steps for the initial configuration but wasnt able to connect the lan network to my laptop as well as the wifi from the mikrotik. Is there additional needed to be performed aside from you discussed?

  21. Thank you so much for teaching us…in English.. I am new to networking.

    Your videos are my guide in setting up my Mikrotik. My questions are …
    1) which video is for customizing login page and customizing voucher.
    2) What is the best configuration for the combination of Mantbox 2 12s with RB750GR3 (Hex) – I want to set it up as WISP so probably I will add another two Mantbox 2 12s to have a 360 degree coverage.
    3) Is the bandwidth automatically distributed equally to all users when setting up the TX and RX in the creation of a profile in User Manager or The Userman?

  22. Hi I thank you for the tutorials you made for us. I am a beginner and I would just like to ask you to do a video of how to configure the DHCP range to be able to host more than 1000 peoples. Many people have the same problems. Please help us or if u can do it for me too i'm ready. Thank you

  23. Hi, Thank you so much for great tutorials for beginners.
    Sir i have a request, Please make a video tutorial on PPPOE configuration. How we can configure or use in both wireless or Either ..
    Regards.
    TaRiQ

  24. Cool video! But for wireless you should turn off B and WPS and the lower data rates and chose a channel 1 6 or 11 ( do a scan to find an open channel) Ron Touw did an amazing video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCB4hL0f1VQ

  25. friend. in my case I would like to know if I can also control the bandwidth in a network that does not have access to the internet. think of a small network where there are web services and ftp, etc. I would like to know if I can make an adjustment to limit the bandwidth of the clients. With everything I've seen in your videos I have a better idea of ​​what I can do with a mikrotik team hehe thanks colleague. oh i forgot, amazing videos dude!!! Saludos desde Cuba

  26. Man I just bought a ccr 1036 and it is troubling me to get just basic internet access from cable ISP. Help me please if you can.

  27. Question: under wireless, where did the wlan1 come from? Is it laptop wifi adapter? I connected my outdoor AP via ethernet but i dont see it there.

  28. AoA

    i am watching your videos from few months and learn few things so thanks for you work.and plzz keep doing it and shearing videos.

    i need your help in one problem. i have mikrotik for local users. we have local website for movies shearing but i make 1mb account so from this account also from local shering downloading speed 1mb i need all packages speed from local shearing 5MB. i need your help plzz waiting fro your reply.

  29. topics i am looking out for is how how to add DHCP options in the router eg: option 150 and static routing

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