Import Router Configuration

The Import Command

Command name: /import


The root level command /import [file_name] restores the exported information from the specified file. This is used to restore configuration or part of it after a /system reset event or anything that causes configuration data loss. Continue reading


Export Router Configuration

The Export Command

Command name: /export


The export command prints a script that can be used to restore configuration. The command can be invoked at any menu level, and it acts for that menu level and all menu levels below it. If the argument from is used, then it is possible to export only specified items. In this case export does not descend recursively through the command hierarchy. export also has the argument file, which allows you to save the script in a file on the router to retrieve it later via FTP. Continue reading

Resetting Your Mikrotik RouterOS

Configuration Reset

Command name: /system reset


The command clears all configuration of the router and sets it to the default including the login name and password (‘admin’ and no password), IP addresses and other configuration is erased, interfaces will become disabled. After the reset command router will reboot.

Command Description

reset – erases router’s configuration Continue reading

Transparent Traffic Shaper


This example shows how to configure a transparent traffic shaper. The transparent traffic shaper is essentially a bridge that is able to differentiate and prioritize traffic that passes through it.

Consider the following network layout:


We will configure one queue limiting the total throughput to the client and three sub-queues that limit HTTP, P2P and all other traffic separately. HTTP traffic will have priority above all other traffic types. Continue reading

How to make a HotSpot gateway

The MikroTik HotSpot Gateway enables providing of public network access for clients using wireless or wired network connections. HotSpot Gateway should have at least two network interfaces:

1. HotSpot interface, which is used to connect HotSpot clients

2. LAN/WAN interface, which is used to access network resources.

The following picture shows wireless HotSpot setup

To setup simple HotSpot Gateway follow the steps below:

1. Configure wireless interface on HotSpot Gateway: Continue reading