First time startup
After you have installed the RouterOS software, or turned on the Router for the first time, there are various ways how to connect to it:
- Accessing Command Line Interface (CLI) via Telnet, SSH, serial cable or even keyboard and monitor if your router has a VGA card.
- Accessing Web based GUI (WebFig)
- Using the WinBox configuration utility (Windows app, compatible with Wine)
Every router is factory pre-configured with the IP address 192.168.88.1/24 on the ether1 port. The default username is admin with no password. After you log in for the first time, please create a new user with a password in the «full» group, re-login and delete the default admin user. We highly recommend you to follow the general guidelines of the article Securing your router to protect the device from any unauthorised access.
Additional configuration may be set depending on RouterBOARD model. Most models have the ether1 configured as a WAN port and any communication with the router through that port is not possible, since it is firewalled to protect from any outside access. List of RouterBOARD models and their default configurations can be found in this article.