Manual:First time startup
After you have installed the RouterOS software, or turned on the Router for the first time, there are various ways how to connect to it:
If your device is a RouterBOARD then it doesn't have a monitor connector. You will have to find a console cable (or Null modem cable), plug one end into the console port (also known as a serial port or DB9 RS232C asynchronous serial port) of the RouterBOARD and the other end in your PC (which hopefully runs Windows or Linux). Run a terminal program (HyperTerminal on Windows) with the following parameters for RouterBOARD 500:
115200bit/s, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control by default.
or for RouterBOARD 200:
9600bit/s, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control by default.
and you should be conneced to the Router and can start by logging in and issuing the setup command (see top of the page for details).
This method works with any PC or hardware device that has a Serial Port.
Winbox and MAC telnet
You can download the Winbox application from here: demo2.mt.lv. Make sure that your Windows computer is directly connected to the router with an Ethernet cable, or at least that they both are connected to the same switch. Run Winbox, then click the ... button and see if Winbox finds your Router and it's MAC address. If yes, connect to it and the winbox GUI interface will be shown.
Follow the manual about configuring the router
This method works with any device that runs RouterOS
Monitor and Keyboard
Simply attach a monitor to the video card connector of the computer (note: RouterBOARD products don't have this) and see what happens on the screen. You should see a login promt like this:
MikroTik v2.9.12 Login:
Enter admin as the login name, and hit enter twice (because there is no password yet), you will see this screen:
MMM MMM KKK TTTTTTTTTTT KKK MMMM MMMM KKK TTTTTTTTTTT KKK MMM MMMM MMM III KKK KKK RRRRRR OOOOOO TTT III KKK KKK MMM MM MMM III KKKKK RRR RRR OOO OOO TTT III KKKKK MMM MMM III KKK KKK RRRRRR OOO OOO TTT III KKK KKK MMM MMM III KKK KKK RRR RRR OOOOOO TTT III KKK KKK MikroTik RouterOS 2.9.8 (c) 1999-2005 http://www.mikrotik.com/ Terminal ansi detected, using single line input mode [admin@router] >
Now you can start configuring the router, by issuing the setup command.
This method works with any device that has a video card and keyboard connector