MikroTik RouterOS & WinBox Installation
MikroTik RouterOS is a router operating system and software which turns a regular Intel PC or MikroTik RouterBOARD™ hardware into a dedicated router. MikroTik is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, known as the MikroTik RouterOS. Installed on the companys proprietary hardware (RouterBOARD series), or on standard x86-based computers, it turns a computer into a network router and implements various additional features, such as firewalling, virtual private network (VPN) service and client, bandwidth shaping and quality of service, wireless access point functions and other commonly used features when interconnecting networks. The system is also able to serve as a captive-portal-based hotspot system.
When connecting to the MikroTik router via http (TCP port 80 by default), the router’s Welcome Page is displayed in the web browser. By clicking on the Winbox Console link you can start the winbox.exe download. Choose Open to start the Winbox loader program you can also save this program to your local disk, and run it from there. The winbox.exe program opens the Winbox login window. Login to the router by specifying the IP address and the port number if you have changed it from the default value of 80.