Configure your MikroTik router as a Wireless Access Point
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Configure your MikroTik router as a Wireless Access Point

This course guides you to learn how to configure the MikroTik router to share the internet using the wireless technology
4.3 (554 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
6,265 students enrolled
Created by Maher Haddad
Last updated 2/2018
English
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Configure DHCP Client on the MikroTik Router
  • Configure DHCP server on the MikroTik Router

  • Configure the wireless on the MikroTik Router

  • Configure Network Address Translation on the MikroTik Router
  • Test if the MikroTik router acts as a Wireless Access point router
Requirements
  • You should have basic computer knowledge
  • You should have basic networking knowledge
  • You should have basic knowledge of IP addressing
  • You should have a MikroTik Routerboard supporting the wireless package
Description

If you have a MikroTik router at home or at work which you don't know how to configure it to become a Wireless Access Point Router, this course can help you to achieve this.

During this course, I am going to show you step-by-step how to configure your MikroTik router to become a wireless Access Point. We will pass through many different topics such as: DHCP client configuration, DHCP server configuration, IP address assignment on interfaces, NAT configuration and much more.

This course will help you to feel more familiar with the MikroTik router by using the Winbox tool that I am going to use it during this course.

If you have any question during the course, you can always write me and I will answer your question ASAP.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students and employees who would like to know how to configure the MikroTik Router to act as a Wireless Access Point
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 42:15
+ Steps needed to configure the MikroTik Router as a Wireless Access Point
6 lectures 40:30
Powering on the MikroTik Router and connect it to the ISP cable
01:59

In this lecture, the Eth1 interface on the MikroTik router will be connected to the cable provided from the ISP, and we will configure DHCP client on Eth1 interface to receive an IP address, subnet mask, DNS addresses and Defalut gateway from the ISP. 

We will do a test to check if the configuration of the DHCP is done correctly.

Configure DHCP client on the interface connected to the ISP
09:21

In this lecture, we are going to configure the wireless part on the MikroTik router. This will include:

  • Enable the wireless interface on the router
  • Setting up a password on the wireless
  • Choosing 802.11 b/g/n band
  • Setting a name on the SSID
Configure the Wireless on the MikroTik Router
08:40

In this lecture and after the wireless has been enabled in the previous lecture, we are going to configure the MikroTik router to become a DHCP server in order to be able to provide private IP addresses to network devices that are connected to the wireless that we have just configure it.

Configure the MikroTik router as a DHCP server and assign IP address on WLAN
10:56

After configuring the DHCP server, the devices that are connected wirelessly to the router are now getting a private IP address. For this reason, it is needed to have a NAT process on the router enabled to allow the private IP address to be translated to public IP addresses in order to go to the internet.

In this lecture, I will show you the steps needed to configure NAT on the MikroTik router.

Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on the MikroTik Router
04:59

In the previous lecture, we have finished the whole configuration on the MikroTik router to become a Wireless Access Point router and share the internet service wirelessly to other devices.

In this lecture, we are going to check if we can be connected to the internet in case my computer is connected to the wireless on the MikroTik router that we have created. This will justify also whether our whole configuration was done correctly.

Test if the MikroTik router is now acting as a Wireless Access Point correctly
04:35