MikroTik is the operating system created by MikroTik RouterBOARD hardware that users can install on the PC. Users can turn it into the router with essential features such as wireless access point, routing, bandwidth management, VPN server, backhaul link, firewall, hotspot gateway, and so on. In this guide, we want to learn about How to Traceroute on MikroTik. It is a command-line program that assists in troubleshooting network connectivity issues using echo packets to trace the route.
Traceroute on MikroTik [Mikrotik Traceroute Command]
This tool is used to check hops (i.e., the way...
At first, maybe we think the time and date is not important but after we get more experience we know that the time and date is the most important thing in every system. With a correct date and time, we will have a correct log file and even have the possibility to trade between other servers or devices. Follow the steps below to set time and date in MikroTik:
At first log in to your MikroTik via Winbox.
Choose “Clock” from “system” menu.
In the first tab, you can set the time. Available options are defined below:
Time: the current time of the device.
Date: the current date of...
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 of 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 server on MikroTik.
At first download the dude package (.npk) and the dude client (.exe) from MikroTik software download page (https://www.mikrotik.com/download).
Step 1: Connect to the MikroTik OS via Winbox.
Step 2: Click on files from the left side menu
Step 3: Upload the .npk file to...
As we know, every device requires updates to work correctly and fix bugs. Updates are released in order to fix system bugs or even make the system more powerful through optimization. MikroTik routers like every device can receive updates. If you have a MikroTik router, please follow the below steps to update your operating system.
What is Mikrotik?
MikroTik itself is a Latvian network equipment manufacturing company. They develop and sell wired and wireless network routers, network switches, access points, as well as operating systems and auxiliary software for their...
In order to reach maximum productivity, you want to have the time on all the machines in your network synced. If you are using MikroTik router hardware, it is most efficient to set up an NTP server on the MikroTik router which will automatically update its time using the internet and share it with the other devices connected to the router. Today, we will show you how to do exactly that.
Before getting to the tutorial, however, let us briefly explain what NTP is and why you should use it within your network.
What is NTP?
NTP stands for the Network Time Protocol and is a protocol that is...
The SSH command offers a complete secured and encrypted connection between multiple hosts on the insecure network. This SSH connection is also beneficial for file transfer, terminal access, and for different tunneling applications. Now let’s have a little information about Winbox; it is a small utility that provides Mikrotik RouterOS administration by a simple GUI(graphical user interface). In simple words, Winbox works as a native Win32 binary, but it can be run on different OS like Linux and Mac OSX by Wine. Suppose that you use Mikrotik and wish to connect via SSH to another Linux...
Your network’s bandwidth is crucial to connection speed and quality. Today we will provide you with everything you need to know about the MikroTik Bandwidth test and a small comparison between it and other network measurements such as the MikroTik speed test and latency. Following it is a short tutorial on how to perform a bandwidth test in Mikrotik RouterOS.
What is Bandwidth?
In technical terms, bandwidth is the transmission capacity of a network connection. It plays an important role in determining the quality and speed of a network or internet connection. In layman’s terms, it is...
Some applications or sites can scan your MikroTik operating system and gain detailed reports about the ports in use (or free). In order to avoid these reports, we should know those IPs and block them. Follow the steps below to add specific regulations to drop these connections.
At first, we should know what type of connections are used for scanning. For this, we add a rule to detect the IPs. Open IP> firewall and select the “filter rules” tab and click on “+”. In the opened window select chain as “input” and for protocol type, set on “6(TCP)”. Switch to the action tab...
In order to have unauthorized access, hackers need to have basic information in order to penetrate a system. Including but not limited to the operating system, username, different accesses to the system.The operating system can hardly be hidden from the point of view of the hacker. But things such as username and ports which by default have values can be changed which makes entering MikroTik (or other systems) complicated.By default, MikroTik uses the admin's name, and this makes it easy for the hacker to start the brute force password in the simplest case. So changing your username and...
To add and get acquainted with setting up the DNS to all MikroTik Router: select IP > DNS. A window will be opened as shown below:
Servers: you can add DNS servers IP
Dynamic servers: if you use a dynamic server for DNS, enter the IP in this field.
Allow remote requests: enabling this check box will enable MikroTik to work as a DNS server.
Note that the DNS setting in MikroTik is a cache DNS and resolves all DNS requests to external servers.
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