Advanced Networking with MikroTik Routers
MikroTik routers are a disruptive technology. They empower both consumers and businesses to deploy a rock-solid router platform with enterprise-grade features usually only found in devices that are significantly more expensive.
MikroTik routers don’t have the software limitations usually attributed to lower priced routers. With MikroTik, the only limitation is the hardware - so as long as you buy a model that meets your needs from a hardware perspective, you’ll have a full-featured, unrestricted device for easily 1/10th of the price. And they have a lot of hardware to choose from.
Throughout the course of this series, Robbie Ferguson takes you through the initial setup and more advanced tutorials, while keeping it simple enough to follow along.
Note: It is expected that you have at least a rudimentary knowledge of networking terminology and functionality. If you are unfamiliar with terms such as DHCP, IP Address or the difference between static and dynamic IPs, it may be best for you to first learn the fundamentals before following this series.
(2) Initial Setup of a MikroTik Router
Features - May 13, 2020
Welcome to our series on using a MikroTik router! Through the series, we'll learn some exciting and sophisticated network configurations we can create with our affordable MikroTik router. But we've got to start with the basics: We'll begin by bridging our ISP's modem (cable Internet) and connecting to our MikroTik router (default 192.168.88.1) in the web browser. We'll change the IP address (to 10.0.0.1) and the DHCP pool to 10.0.0.100-10.0.0.254, establish Internet connectivity to our network and setup basic 2GHz and 5GHz WiFi connections. We'll also glance around the RouterOS WebFig interface quickly, and talk about the optional MikroTik configuration client, WinBox.
(4) True Guest WiFi with MikroTik Routers
Features - May 27, 2020
When customers, friends, or guests arrive, they often ask for the WiFi password. Thing is, by providing it to them, you make your network susceptible to ransomware attack if their device is infected, plus you grant them limitless access to your network resources, such as private shared files, printers, and IoT devices such as your smart surveillance, thermostat or even smart door locks. Let's set up a separate WiFi network--with no additional hardware--using MikroTik. It will be isolated from our main network so users who are connected to it will be unable to access anything on our private network.
(6) Updating the Firmware on a MikroTik Router
Features - July 1, 2020
We all know that keeping our software up to date is important. Security exploits can be discovered, new features created, and bugs patched. As important as these software updates are, we may neglect our hardware devices since we tend to think of them as appliances whose update processes are onerous and time consuming. By contrast, MikroTik has made the process of updating your router super-simple. With just a few mouse clicks, you'll have the latest and greatest firmware installed and running on your MikroTik device.