Prepare Your MikroTik Router

The steps in this first section will walk through getting your MikroTik device:

  • Reset and cleared of any earlier configurations and settings
  • Establish Internet access
  • Upgraded the latest firmware

Verify That Your MikroTik Is Working

Plug in your MikroTik and wait for it to boot up. It should take a few seconds, but soon it should provide some indication on the front LCD panel that it is up and running without showing any errors.

Physically Connect the MikroTik

Connect your MikroTik to the upstream device with an ethernet cable by plugging one end of the cable into the MikroTik's ETH1 port on the front panel, and the other end into the upstream device.

Reset MikroTik Device To Factory Settings

There are several ways this can be accomplished. Use whichever works best for you.

Reset Using the LCD Panel

Using the LCD panel on the front of the MikroTik, find and use the option to reset the device to factory settings. A 4 digit PIN is required for this method. The default PIN is 1234 so try that if you don't know it.

The device will reboot. After 10-20 seconds, it should display a message indicating that its local IP address is It may or may show an additional IP address which you can ignore for now.

Reset With the Winbox Utility

MikroTik provides a utility program called Winbox that can be used to find the devices on your network, connect to them, and administor or configure them.
Information about downloading and using Winbox can be found at

Reset With the WebFig Interface

There is a built-in web interface on your MikroTik device that you can access with a browser called Webfig.

To use Webfig, first connect your computer to the MikroTik with another ethernet cable. Connect the cable from the ETH2 port on the front panel of the MikroTik to your computer's ethernet port/adapter.

Open a browser on the computer and enter the web address to access the RouterOS admin page of the MikroTik. You should see a login page.

Ensure that the Login: field contains "admin" and the Password: field is blank. Click Login.

The main working page should appear, and ask you to enter a new password. Leave the Old Password field blank, and enter your new admin password. Click Change Now.

Establish Internet Access

Before proceeding further, the MikroTik itself will need to be able to reach the Internet.

Check For An IP Number

Using Winbox or Webfig, click IP on the left-side, main menu. From the sub menu, click DHCP Client.

If you see an entry that shows ether1 in the Interface column, and an IP address that is not all 0's in the IP Address column, then you can skip to the next step and proceed to Confirm Internet Access.

Get an IP address with DHCP

  1. Click on the Add New button
  2. Type defconf in the comment field
  3. select ether1 in the Interface drop-down menu
  4. ensure that Use Peer DNS is ticked
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK

You should now see an entry and there should be a valid IP address in the IP Address column.

Confirm Internet Access

Using either Winbox or Webfig, open a terminal by clicking on the Terminal button You may need to enter the user and password you set on the device.

When you have logged in and see a command prompt, type the command


and then Enter.

If you see a continuous stream of pings, then you have Internet access and you can continue.

Update Firmware On the MikroTik

If using Webfig, return to the Quick Set page of the web interface. If using Winbox, use the left-side menu and choose System and then Packages.

  1. Click on Check for Updates
  2. Select stable from Channel drop down menu
  3. Click the Check For Updates button
  4. Note the Installed Version and Latest Version numbers

Update Current Major Version of the Firmware

If the version numbers don't match, Download & Install the latest version. The device will reset after the new firmware is installed. Once that's done, login and return to th the Check for Updates page.

Upgrade To the Latest Major Version

If the Channel drop-down menu includes an "upgrade" option, select that and then Download and Install the most recent major version.

Return to Check for Updates page one last time to ensure that you have the latest version of the most recent upgrade.

More detailed information on upgrading can be found at


Congratulations, your MikroTik router is now ready to add to MikroCloud. click the Next button.

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