Manual:System/LCD

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Applies to RouterOS: v3, v4, v5+

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Summary

Sub-menu: /system lcd
Package: lcd


LCDs are used to display system information.

The MikroTik RouterOS supports the following LCD hardware.

  • 16x2 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • 16x4 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • 20x2 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • 20x4 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • 24x2 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • 24x4 characters (Baud Rate:9600)
  • ax89063 (Baud Rate:9600)
  • ax93304 (Baud Rate:9600)
  • ax93304n (Baud Rate:9600)
  • cfa-631 (Baud Rate:115200)
  • cfa-633 (Baud Rate:19200)
  • cfa-635 (Baud Rate:115200)
  • mtb-134 (Baud Rate:2400)
  • nexcom (Baud Rate:9600)
  • tw-rc (Baud Rate:9600)
  • vitek-vc2025-1 (Baud Rate:9600)
  • vitek-vc2025-2 (Baud Rate:9600)

Properties

Property Description
contrast (integer [0..255]; Default: 0) Contrast setting, sent to the LCD, if it contrast regulation is supported
enabled (yes | no; Default: no) Turn the LCD on/off
port (string | parallel; Default: parallel) Name of the port where the LCD is connected. May be either one of the serial ports, or the first parallel port
type (16x2 | 16x4 | 20x2 | 20x4 | 24x2 | 24x4 | ax89063 | ax93304 | ax93304n | cfa-631 | cfa-633 | cfa-635 | mtb-134 | tw-rc | vitek-vc2025-1 | vitek-vc2025-2; Default: 24x4) Sets the type of the LCD
  • cfa-631/633/635 - Crystalfontz
  • mtb-134 - Portwell EZIO-100
  • tw-rc - TowNet TW-RC
  • vitek-vc2025-1/2 - Vitek parallel port LCDs
  • ax89063/ax93304/ax93304n - Axiomtek LCDs


Example

To enable Powertip parallel port LCD:

[admin@MikroTik] system lcd> print
   enabled: no
      type: 24x4
      port: parallel
  contrast: 0
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd> set enabled=yes
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd> print
   enabled: yes
      type: 24x4
      port: parallel
  contrast: 0
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd>

To enable Crystalfontz serial LCD on serial1:

[admin@MikroTik] system lcd> set port=serial1
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd> print
   enabled: yes
      type: 24x4
      port: serial1
  contrast: 0
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd>

LCD Information Display Configuration

Sub-menu: /system lcd page


The submenu is used to configure LCD information display: what pages and how long they will be shown. You cannot neither add your own pages (they are created dynamically depending on the configuration) nor change pages' description.

Pages will be displayed for specified amount of time starting from the first one.


Example

To display all the pages:

[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page> print
Flags: X - disabled
  #   DISPLAY-TIME	   DESCRIPTION
  0 X 5s		   System date and time
  1 X 5s		   System resources - cpu and memory load
  2 X 5s		   System uptime
  3 X 5s		   Aggregate traffic in packets/sec
  4 X 5s		   Aggregate traffic in bits/sec
  5 X 5s		   Software version and build info
  6 X 5s		   ether1
  7 X 5s		   prism1
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page> enable [find]
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page> print
Flags: X - disabled
  #   DISPLAY-TIME	   DESCRIPTION
  0   5s		   System date and time
  1   5s		   System resources - cpu and memory load
  2   5s		   System uptime
  3   5s		   Aggregate traffic in packets/sec
  4   5s		   Aggregate traffic in bits/sec
  5   5s		   Software version and build info
  6   5s		   ether1
  7   5s		   prism1
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page>

To set "System date and time" page to be displayed for 10 seconds:

[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page> set 0 display-time=10s
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page> print
Flags: X - disabled
  #   DISPLAY-TIME	   DESCRIPTION
  0   10s		   System date and time
  1   5s		   System resources - cpu and memory load
  2   5s		   System uptime
  3   5s		   Aggregate traffic in packets/sec
  4   5s		   Aggregate traffic in bits/sec
  5   5s		   Software version and build info
  6   5s		   ether1
  7   5s		   prism1
[admin@MikroTik] system lcd page>

Troubleshooting

LCD doesn't work, cannot be enabled by the '/system lcd set enabled=yes' command.
Probably the selected serial port is used by PPP client or server, or by the serial console. Check the availability and use of the ports by examining the output of the /port print command. Alternatively, select another port for connecting the LCD, or free up the desired port by disabling the related resource
LCD doesn't work, does not show any information.
Probably none of the information display items have been enabled. Use the /system lcd page set command to enable the display.


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