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Instructions for Initial Setup of MikroTik Routers

These instructions will provide a basic configuration so that the router is accessible for remote access. This configuration requires a public IP address to be located on the router. If that is not possible for whatever reason then call us and we will help walk you through configuring a VPN.

call us and we will help walk you through configuring a VPN. Step 1 – Connect

Step 1 Connect an Ethernet cable from the router to the Internet modem.

Note: Usually, the Ethernet cable will be connected to Ethernet Port 1 which is always the Ethernet port that is closest to the power jack. The Ethernet ports are number left to right. If the Router Board is powered via a POE then connect the Ethernet cable to the POE.

Step 2 Connect an Ethernet cable from the router to your PC via Ethernet Port 2.

Step 3 Change to PCs IP address to match the subnet of the Router Board.

Note: For most new Router Boards the Routers IP address will usually be 192.168.88.1/24 or

10.10.10.1/24.

Board. Note: For most new Router Boards the Router ’ s IP address will usually be

Step 4 Download WinBox from the Router Board by typing the IP address of the router into a web browser and clicking on the Download ithyperlink.

Note: If the routers IP address is unknown or if there are any problems with connecting to the router then WinBox can be downloaded from MikroTiks website at http://www.mikrotik.com/download.html.

’ s website at http://www.mikrotik.com/download.html . Step 5 – Connect to the router using WinBox Open

Step 5 Connect to the router using WinBox

Open WinBox and click on the radio button with the three dots. The router should automatically be listed in the field that appears. (If not, then you will have to type the router’ s IP address into the “ Connect To: ” Field.) By clicking on the s IP address into the Connect To:Field.) By clicking on the IP address the Connect To:field should be pre-filled with the routers address. Only click on the MAC address if there is not an IP address available. If an IP address has not been assigned then the IP Address field will be filled with 0.0.0.0.

Type in the Login as admin with no password and click “ Connect ” . Connect.

Step 6 – Add a WAN IP address Click on the “ IP ” button

Step 6 Add a WAN IP address

Click on the “ IP ” button and select “ Addresses ” from the sub-menu. IPbutton and select Addressesfrom the sub-menu.

Click on the plus sign and a “ New Address ” box will open. New Addressbox will open.

Type in the address with the proper CIDR notation. (i.e. 10.10.10.1/24)on the plus sign and a “ New Address ” box will open. Be sure to

Be sure to select the proper interface from the drop down menu.Address ” box will open. Type in the address with the proper CIDR notation. (i.e. 10.10.10.1/24)

Click “ OK ” . OK.

CIDR notation. (i.e. 10.10.10.1/24) Be sure to select the proper interface from the drop down menu.

Step 7 Add a LAN IP Address

Repeat Step 5 to add the LAN subnet. This subnet must be completely different than the WAN subnet (i.e. 192.168.1.1/24).Step 7 – Add a LAN IP Address Step 8 – Add a Gateway Close out

Step 8 Add a Gateway

Close out any open windows and then select the “ IP ” button and then select “ Routes ” from submenu. IPbutton and then select Routesfrom submenu.

Click on the plus sign and the “ New Route ” window appears. New Routewindow appears.

The Gateway field will be grayed out by default, but go ahead a click on it and the field will change.on the plus sign and the “ New Route ” window appears. Type in the WAN

Type in the WAN gateway and click ok. If you accidentally click on anything else then close the “ New Route ” window and open a new one. New Routewindow and open a new one.

close the “ New Route ” window and open a new one. Step 9 - Add

Step 9 - Add DNS servers

Close out any open windows and then click on the “ IP ” button. Select “ DNS ” from the submenu. IPbutton. Select DNSfrom the submenu.

Click on the “ Settings ” button and then type in at least one DNS server address in Settingsbutton and then type in at least one DNS server address in the field. Click OK(4.2.2.1 is a DNS server in south Texas).

Click “ OK ” (4.2.2.1 is a DNS server in south Texas). Step 10 – Masquerade

Step 10 Masquerade the LAN network

Close out any open windows and then click on the “ IP ” button and select “Firewall” from the submenu. IPbutton and select “Firewall” from the submenu.

Select the “ NAT ” tab and click on the plus sign. NATtab and click on the plus sign.

Click on the “ Out. Interface ” field and select the interface that is facing the Internet. Out. Interfacefield and select the interface that is facing the Internet.

Select the “ Action ” tab and then select “ masquerade ” from the drop down menu. Actiontab and then select masqueradefrom the drop down menu.

Click “ OK ” . OK.

Step 11 Verify Internet Connectivity

At this point the router and any PCs behind that router should be online. Try to ping the gateway your ISP gave you or some other address.Step 11 – Verify Internet Connectivity Open a web browser and verify that you can access

to ping the gateway your ISP gave you or some other address. Open a web browser

Open a web browser and verify that you can access the Internet from your PC.router and any PCs behind that router should be online. Try to ping the gateway your

your ISP gave you or some other address. Open a web browser and verify that you