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How to Block IP address in MikroTik Router

How to Block IP or Network in MikroTik, How to Block IP address in MikroTik Router

28 Sep, 21 by Oliver K 2 min Read

to Block IP address in MikroTik Router, follow below steps:

Step 1: At first, we should log in to the MikroTik router OS. Open router login page (use winbox or web access), enter IP address, username, and password, and click connect. ( as shown below )

How to Block IP address in MikroTik Router

Step 2: In opened windows, click on “IP” menu and select firewall in submenu. Select the first tab named as “Filter Rules”.

How to Block IP address in MikroTik Router

Note: when list is empty, all IP and networks can access the router. If you add only one rule, all traffic will be re-arranged based on this rule.

Step 3: Click on add (blue plus item) to insert a new rule. In the opened window, you can identify the properties of the rule. Click on the General tab to define the general specification of the rule. In “chain” drop-down list you can select the type of traffic. It is input or output or even forwarded. Then enter the source address or destination address of traffic packets. These two steps are enough to define a basic rule and you can select other properties like protocol or source port and destination port.
Block IP address MikroTik Router

Step 4: Then go to “action” tab to select what the router will do with this traffic.  Select the options which are available in the action drop-down list. Select 'drop' to deny the traffic or select 'accept' to allow the traffic.

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Conclusion

MikroTik Router has many utilities to configure and manage the network, in this article you have found how to block IP address in MikroTik router to block access of that IP address to your network. for example with this tutorial, you can block all unwanted network access to your company network with the MikroTik server.

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Oliver K

I’m Oliver k. I have MS degree in Computer Engineering. For nearly 5 years that I have been working on web programing and also in last 2 years I have worked on windows and Linux VPS. This is my honor to share my experiences with a new community.