Tag Archives: setup

Quick Set Preview

Just a couple of quick screen shots of the new “Quick Set” mode available in some of the newest releases.

As you can see the dropdown box top left lets you select the mode for the device and puts all the basic configuration options in one place.

AP mode:


And CPE mode:

The addition of a signal strength graph over time is nice and handy for keeping track of the nearby networks you’re going to borrow internet from  check connections for when testing this out.


We mentioned this earlier in thebrotherswisp podcast if you missed it, looks like it’s going to make the entry level setup a whole lot easier for those new to MikroTik.

Bridging ESX Virtual Switch Networks using MikroTik and EoIP/Vlan/VPLS

This is a bit of a different post based on some configuration I did just recently to enable the bridging of a Virtual Switch between 2 ESX hosts.

There is an VMWare option for this called a “VMware vSphere Distributed Switch” however this requires one of the higher end licencing packages so isn’t available on the free or basic packages, but there are many different uses you might have for this,  from simply creating a temporary bridge while you migrate servers to a remote host, or in my case, creating a bridge network across 2 hosts that use a RouterOS vm as the gateway/firewall for the servers. Continue reading Bridging ESX Virtual Switch Networks using MikroTik and EoIP/Vlan/VPLS

IPv6 and Mikrotik – Using 6to4

Please note this guide assumes some basic knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 address space.

Many of you may know of the impending doom that surrounds the IPv4 network and lack of remaining IP ranges.

The question is, how many people are actually doing anything about it? Given the slow take up worldwide I thought it worthwhile I do a post here to explain how you can get IPv6 on your network now.
No support required from your upstream ISP and without having to send your traffic half way around the world to a Hurricane Electric tunnel (hopefully).

So, what is 6to4?

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6to4

6to4 is an Internet transition mechanism for migrating from IPv4 to IPv6, a system that allows IPv6 packets to be transmitted over an IPv4 network (generally the IPv4 internet) without the need to configure explicit tunnels. Special relay servers are also in place that allow 6to4 networks to communicate with native IPv6 networks.
6to4 is especially relevant during the initial phases of deployment to full, native IPv6 connectivity, since IPv6 is not required on nodes between the host and the destination. However, it is intended only as transition mechanism and is not meant to be used permanently.

Continue reading IPv6 and Mikrotik – Using 6to4

Consultant for hire

I am the user known as omega-00 on the mikrotik forums (see here) and as always am happy to be of assistance in all mikrotik related matters.

I can be contacted via the email address listed in my forum profile or alternatively send an email to: admin at this domain dot com

(if you can’t work that out then you’re probably going to need a highly paid consultant sorry :-P)

I will eventually be putting up some useful information on this site, as soon as I figure out what isn’t already covered by other sites or mikrotik themselves 🙂