Modified on Thu, 17 Nov 2022 at 11:20 AM

Basic Quickstart

(source: help.mikrotik.com, translated: Google & Deepl)

Please follow these quick steps to set up your device:

  1. Connect your computer to one of the Ethernet ports, usually its first Ethernet port;
  2. Connect any antennas or accessories that are needed;
  3. Insert the SIM card if required;
  4. Connect your device to the power source, mostly power adapter comes with the package. For outdoor devices, we recommend using power over Ethernet;
  5. When the device is powered on you will be able to connect to it with your web browser, there are several ways to configure the device, the Winbox configuration tool, WebFig configuration, and Mobile application;
  6. Factory configurations are different for each model, keep in mind that there are devices where all access is blocked by a firewall through Ethernet port, and you have to connect to the wireless network to access your router;
  7. We recommend clicking the “Check for updates” button on the right side and updating your RouterOS software to the latest version to ensure the best performance and stability;
  8. To personalize your wireless network, SSID can be changed in the fields “Network Name”;
  9. Choose your country on the left side of the screen in the field “Country”, to apply country regulation settings;
  10. Set up your wireless network password in the field “WiFi Password” the password must be at least eight symbols;
  11. Set up your router password in the bottom field “Password” to the right and repeat it in the field “Confirm Password”, it will be used to login next time;
  12. Click on the “Apply Configuration” to save changes.

 More detailed information on configuration here.

Troubleshooting MikroTik-Router:



Device does not power on

Try a different compatible power supply and/or PoE injector.

Device does not boot up

Try loading backup RouterBOOT:

  • hold the reset button;
  • power on the device;
  • keep holding the reset button for 2-3 seconds after you have powered on the device. If the device boots up, then upgrade the RouterBOOT by /system routerboard upgrade

If the device fails to boot up, try the Netinstall tool to reinstall the device.

Cannot connect to the device

Try using a different port to ensure that you are not using the Default configuration’s WAN port. Make sure that the port/ethernet cable is not physically damaged.

Unable to Netinstall the device

Make sure that your setup is correct. Try putting a router or a switch between your computer and the device. More information is here.

Device reboots under load

Try a different power supply. Upgrade RouterOS to the latest Stable version. Reset RouterOS configuration to defaults /system reset-configuration.

Device reboots without any load

Upgrade device’s RouterOS to the latest Stable version. Reset RouterOS configuration to defaults /system reset-configuration.

One of Ethernet port is not linking

Try using a new Ethernet cable and PoE injector if PoE IN is used.

One of SFP/SFP+/QSFP port is not linking/low throughput

Make sure both ends of your setup are compatible.

SFP module not working

Make sure that the correct optical cable is used (single-mode/multimode).

SIM card is not recognized

Try a different SIM card and make sure that its orientation is correct. Depending on the slot type, make sure the card has clicked and fixed in place or fully inserted.

LTE does not connect

If the SIM card is recognized, make sure that you have set the correct APN. 

Digital Republic APN: APN

LTE connects, but does not let data through

Make sure that you have set the correct APN. Digital Republic APN: APN 

Missing LTE interface

Make sure your device is a LTE Kit version and the modem is inserted.

LTE modem is not recognized

Install the latest RouterOS Stable version.

LED is not working

Install the latest RouterOS Stable version, applying the default configuration.

 Contact MikroTik support


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