Apparently, the CRS series has two operating systems. The default OS is called RouterOS (ROS) and the other is called SwOS. The default IP address to access the CRS328 is 192.168.88.1. The management can be accessed via SSH, web UI (
The default login credentials for SSH, web UI and probably the Winbox is admin and no password. Yep, the password is blank, so if it
I do not have a Windows machine to test the Winbox desktop client, so that is that. I am going to do all CLI which is what I preferred method anyways. The Mikrotik community seems to prefer the RouterOS even as a switch, so we are sticking with RouterOS. However, if you prefer to use the SwOS, you can switch to SwOS via the CLI on ROS or the web UI (System > Routerboard > Settings > Boot OS > SwOS)
system routerboard settings set boot-os=swos
Now, that switching from
Navigating through RouterOS
Just like your typical network OS, you can use
ls command in Linux.
If you are familiar with Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto,
For what I can tell, Mikrotik does not have either operational or configuration modes. It is a
The way I look at Mikrotik RouterOS CLI is very similar to Linux. You can navigate to the file system. And if you need to execute a command that doesn’t belong to the current location, you can use the absolute path as shown below in Figure 1.
Just like Juniper or Palo Alto, you can enter configuration in a single line command. You can drill down to the option as shown in Figure 1. You can also go one directory up by entering double dots
..“. You can jump back to the root config by just entering the
To show the configuration, you would need to use
For now, this is it. I really don’t want to make this a really long post.