1) Start

Go to your VM console and use admin as user name and type the return key at the Password prompt.

2) Choose a new password


3) Set your WAN address

At this point you should have added at least 2 network interface during the Mikrotik virtual router instantiation.  The first network will be the WAN interface referred as ether1 in the Mikrotik interface and second interface to be used for the LAN, referred as ether2.  You can also add other WAN and LAN interface to created more complex setup.

from the [admin@Miktorik] > prompt, type:

/ip address

this command selects the IP section and then the address  section. Add your WAN gateway address of the virtual router using the following command while substituting  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx for your WAN IP and yy for your subnet size.

add address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/yy interface=ether1

As an example,

add address= interface=ether1


3) Set your LAN address

add address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/yy interface=ether2

As an example,

add address= interface=ether2

this will be your gateway address for your LAN.

Verify that all is well using the print command



4) Set the default NAT

/ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat action=masquerade


5) Set the default DNS

/ip dns set servers=


6) Set the default route

/ip route add pst-address= gateway=zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz

while substituting the zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz with the provided upstream gateway

You should now be able to do all the other settings using the web interface at your WAN or LAN gateway address. For more information refer to the Mikrotik.com website.

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