Connection oriented communication (TCP/IP)

The connection-oriented communication is a data communication mode in which you must first establish a connection with remote host or server before any data can be sent. It is similar with analog telephone network where you had to establish connection before you are able to communicate with a recipient. Connection […]

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Support Output File

What is a supout.rif file? Applies to RouterOS:ALL ‘The support file is used for debugging MikroTik RouterOS and to solve the support questions faster. All MikroTik Router information is saved in a binary file, which is stored on the router and can be downloaded from the router using ftp.’ You […]

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Manual:Troubleshooting tools

Before, we look at the most significant commands for connectivity checking and troubleshooting, here is little reminder on how to check host computer’s network interface parameters on . The Microsoft windows have a whole set of helpful command line tools that helps testing and configuring LAN/WAN interfaces. We will look […]

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Manual:Console login process

There are different ways to log into console: serial port console (screen and keyboard) telnet ssh mac-telnet winbox terminal Input and validation of user name and password is done by login process. Login process can also show different informative screens (license, demo version upgrade reminder, software key information, default configuration). […]

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Manual:Initial Configuration

Connecting wires Router’s initial configuration should be suitable for most of the cases. Description of the configuration is on the back of the box and also described in the online manual. The best way to connect wires as described on the box: Connect ethernet wire from your internet service provider […]

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Manual:First time startup

Overview After you have installed the RouterOS software, or turned on the Router for the first time, there are various ways how to connect to it: Accessing Command Line Interface (CLI) via Telnet, ssh, serial cable or even keyboard and monitor if router has VGA card. Accessing Web based GUI […]

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