Creating Hotspot Server with Mikrotik Router
In this documentation you will learn how to create a Mikrotik hotspot server. This is the most important stage for us to cater a hotspot service, where we also connect our PPPoE clients via our hotspot access points. Binding our PPPoE and Hotspot server into one network interface. Later in this documentation series we will cover them all to have it working.
Moving forward, considering you have a brand new mikrotik router. Now, mikrotik comes with a factory default configuration and we don't that! because, we are going to configure it on our own preference that will serve its purpose. We recommend resetting the device to remove its pre-installed configuration first.
Wiring your Devices
Study the illustration carefully it shows you how your devices are connected.
1. Download Winbox from mikrotik official website download page https://www.mikrotik.com/download
2. Select either 32bit or 64bit version of the winbox installer. This will depends on the operating system that you are running in your computer.
3. Install Winbox into your computer by double clicking the installer that you have just downloaded and wait for the installation to finish.
When creating an IP Address make sure your last digit number is greater than zero (0).
The next time you login to Winbox you should provide the password that you have created in this step.