MikroTik enables user to utilize static and dynamic IP. Although to increase security protection dynamic IP is more popular these days, it is not difficult to see that static one is easier to manage. It gives fixed address to each computer. As long as there is reliable and frequently update security layer, using Mikrotik static IP is not a problem. In fact, it might be easier for clients to perform certain tasks with such IP
This passage will discuss two ways to configure Mikrotik static IP. The first one is using web interface while the other is utilizing Winbox.
1. Web-based interface
Before proceeding with the setup, it is important that router is arrange as instructed by the package. Once that is done, user can access web browser then type 10.10.10.100. After that, user can select Webfig menu. To login and create the IP, ID “admin/2n” is used. DHCP client should be disabled before setting up the IP on Ethernet port number 1. Default getaway is then add before finishing it by IP address to DNS server.
2. Winbox Interface
This interface is slightly more complicated than the web-based one. First of all, client should request for IP from internet provider because this information will be entered in the information box. Client needs to route the IP to provider’s cable first before setting up the DNS. DHCP setup must be done so that the device will be connected to Mikrotik.
Network masquerade must be done as well. Clients are also requested to perform ping and traceroute before getting the connection going. Of course, there are other methods to setup Mikrotik static IP in your personal computer. However the two mentioned above are definitely the most basic ones. For basic setup, the web-based interface is sufficient. However, to be able to customize network better, using external program such as Winbox might be more beneficial