5 Basic MikroTik Configurations You Must Know

5 Basic MikroTik Configurations You Must Know

5 Basic MikroTik Configurations You Must Know

 As we know, MikroTik has features that are not inferior to other routers. There are many features that can be used in the MikroTik router. Users can perform various kinds of configurations or settings. But many of us still don't know the basic configuration of MikroTik. Then what are the basic MikroTik configurations or settings that must be done before proceeding to more advanced MikroTik settings?

MikroTIk Basic Configuration

Delete MikroTik Configuration

When you are just starting to make settings on the router, it's a good idea to delete all the configurations in it, this is so that errors don't occur when making other settings. To do this, you can go to the System > Reset Configuration menu, then click the Reset Configuration button, then click the Yes button to delete all configurations.

Delete MikroTik Configuration

Give Router Identity

Many of us still ignore these basic MikroTik settings. Giving an identity for the router is useful so that we don't get confused when we have many routers that we have configured, so it's a good idea to name each one to make it easier. To give your router an identity, you can go to the System > Identity menu, then change your router name. Or you can use the CLI using the command system identity set name = Router-to-1

Gives MIkroTik Router Identity

Doing Time Setting

Setting the time (hour/date/month/year) on the Mikrotik Router is very necessary when you have implemented rules based on time parameters, where the rule is configured to run at a certain time. For example schedulers. Setting the time on the Mikrotik Router can be done on the menu System> Clock. By default the time on the Mikrotik Router shows 00:00:00 on Jan/02/1970. Time adjustments must be made on the router.

Doing MikroTik Timing

Another alternative is to use the NTP (Network Time Protocol) service which allows the router to synchronize time with other devices on the network. Mikrotik can function as a NTP server or NTP client or both simultaneously. To use the NTP Client, you can go to the System > SNTP Client menu, then check the enable parameter and select unicast mode, then to fill in the NTP Server parameters, you can search the internet, for example: id.pool.ntp.org, ntp.nasa.gov, etc. . If you have filled it out, then click apply.

SNTP Client

Changing Password And Username

This is a very important MikroTik setting, because many people already know the default MikroTik username and password, for that we have to change it. You can go to the System > Users menu, then double-click your admin user, then change the name parameter to change the username and click the password button. to change or add a new password.

Changing Password and Username MikroTik

Disable Unused MikroTik Service

This is the basic configuration of MikroTik which is very important to keep MikroTik secure. When you don't need some services on MikroTik, it's better for you to disable them to keep them from being used by other people who try to enter your MikroTik. To disable it, you can go to the IP menu > Services then click the disable icon to turn off services that are not used. Or you can change the default service port.

Disable Unused MikroTik Service

Also, read the article about 5 Benefits of Using a Dynamic IP Address. And see you in another article. Bye
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