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Graphing

     RouterOS includes the ability to graph utilization of interfaces, queues, and resources such as CPU and memory. These are standard SNMP graphs and the router will store up to 1 year’s worth of information. After that, the old data is replaced with new data. The highest resolution for […]

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Email

     The Email Tool allows you to configure the router to send emails. Although, the tool itself does have a compose email option, the tool is usually referenced by other tools/ processes in the router to alert the network administrator to potential problems, thresholds that have been crossed, or […]


Ping Speed

     Ping Speed is a tool used to approximate the throughput of a link using ICMP Echo Request and Reply messages. Two different packet sizes are used. The small packet is sent first and then a large packet. It continues to alternate between small and large packets for the […]

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IP Scan

     IP Scan is a tool used to collect IP addresses, MAC addresses, DNS names, SNMP host names, and Netbios information on a network. This tool is extremely useful for inventory of currently connected devices or used IP address. This tool is also useful for discovering IP conflicts on […]


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Btest Server & Bandwidth Test Tools

     RouterOS provides the BTest Server (Bandwidth Test Server) and the Bandwidth Test tool for preforming a variety of network tests. The server works in combination with the Bandwidth Test tool in RouterOS or in Windows. The focus will be on the RouterOS version of this, but a Windows […]


RoMON – Possibly The Most Valuable Tool In Your Network!

     Starting in RouterOS version 6.28, MikroTik has included a new tool, which is arguably the most valuable to you can have in your toolbox. RoMON stands for Router Management Overlay Network. The basic idea is, as long as RoMON is turned on and you can access one router […]

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Ping tool in RouterOS

RouterOS provides one of the best ping tools ever included in a product! Here are some the ways that this tool can be used: Testing connectivity and latency Testing for packet loss Testing routing Identifing IP conflicts Testing MTU Generating “Interesting Traffic” for IPSEC Testing routing tables Testing for packet […]


Basic VLANs with SwitchOS – Part 2

Indroduction      MikroTik has produced 3 different products which run SwithOS instead of RouterOS, the RB250GS (End of Life), the RB260GS, and the RB260GSP. This tutorial will show you how to do basic VLAN management using the RB260 series switches. This tutorial is based upon SwtichOS version 1.17. The phone […]

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Basic VLANs with SwitchOS

Indroduction      MikroTik has produced 3 different products which run SwithOS instead of RouterOS, the RB250GS (End of Life), the RB260GS, and the RB260GSP. This tutorial will show you how to do basic VLAN management using the RB260 series switches. This tutorial is based upon SwtichOS version 1.17. 1st Example […]