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In this article, we will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Dude on MikroTik OS.


Apr, 19

How to Install Dude on MikroTik

If you are an admin of a network, you should always monitor the network and know what goes on in it. Monitoring is the responsibility for each network admin. To do so, MikroTik provides an application named Dude that allows you to monitor your network. Here is a short tutorial on how to install Dude on MikroTik.

At first download the dude package (.npk) and the dude client (.exe) from MikroTik software download page (https://www.mikrotik.com/download).


Connect to the MikroTik OS via Winbox. Open files upload the .npk file to the host. Reboot the device to complete the installation of Dude server. Open system and packages. If the installation is successful, you will see Dude package here.


Open terminal and write below code enable the Dude server:

/dude set enable=yes

Also, with the below code you can check the Dude status:

/dude print


After this step, you should install .exe file on your pc


Connect to MikroTik VPS server to monitor the network. After installation enter the IP, username and password. Now you can ctart scaning and monitoring the network.


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.

user monovm


2020, Jan, 20

Hi Oliver, Thank you for the tutorial. I have been searching the web for such a tutorial. However I havent found completely what i am looking for. What if the dude is running and you want to upgrade Mikrotik OS and the dude version. How does this work? It might be a nice add to this tutorial. Can you help me?

user monovm


2020, Jan, 20

Will this thing work over the Internet? or only on the local LAN?

user monovm


2021, Jan, 21

hello sir, thank you for the tutorial, i have been trying to do the steps mentioned. i have tried all the packages of dude server, non of them were installed in the packages. i am using RB750 with 6.48 also firmware updated for last version 6.48, and the dude server i am installing is 6.48 also please can you assist. thank you very much.