This feature allows to suppress all output from RouterBOARD over serial port and suppress beeping on RouterOS boot. Very useful if you have some custom devices attached to it and they get confused from output when router boots up or is operational.
To completely suppress output you will have to have RouterOS 4.4 or newer and RouterBOOT 2.25 or newer installed on the board, other way, only console output can be suppressed.
Supported RouterBOARD devices does not include mipsle architecture boards (RB500 series ,RB100 series and Crossroads)
Suppress console boot output
To disable console output you have disable console on serial output, that is enabled on all RouterBOARD devices by default. That can be achieved this menu:
by default you will see this output in the menu:
[email@example.com] /system console> print detail Flags: X - disabled, U - used, F - free 0 F port=serial0 term="vt102"
Then just disable that entry there.
Other part of configuration that will work only on RouterOS 4.4+ and RouterBOOT 2.25+ To suppress boot messages, you have two different ways to do same thing:
From running RouterOS if routerboard package is installed
/system routerboard settings set baud-rate=off
- When RouterBOARD starts to boot press key as specified by message
Default message looks like that:
Press any key within 2 seconds to enter setup
- Select option:
s - serial console
- Select option 9 (value: off) in serial console baud rate menu
Select baud rate for serial console: * 1 - 115200 2 - 57600 3 - 38400 4 - 19200 5 - 9600 6 - 4800 7 - 2400 8 - 1200 9 - off your choice:
To disable this configuration
- boot with reset button pressed, that will load backup bios with different settings
- enable console output from running RouterOS
Suppress boot sounds
These settings can be changed in two different ways that result in same result and settings are changed in both places if changes in either of them.
To enable boot sound suppression user have to change setting as follows:
To disable boot sounds use
/system routerboard settings set silent-boot=yes
To enable boot sounds use
/system routerboard settings set silent-boot=no
When RouterBOARD is booting up, enter in RouterBOOT settings and choose option n - silent boot
What do you want to configure? d - boot delay k - boot key s - serial console n - silent boot o - boot device u - cpu mode f - cpu frequency r - reset booter configuration e - format nand g - upgrade firmware i - board info p - boot protocol b - booter options t - call debug code l - erase license x - exit setup
your choice: n - silent boot
turn silent boot on or off by choosing corresponding value.
Silent boot: 0 - off * 1 - on your choice: