Friday, May 31, 2013

Mikrotik SXT 5nD r2 setup in bridge mode

How to connect two Mikrotik RouterBoard SXT 5nD r2 devices together in Bridge Mode
Doing a Bandwidth Test between two RouterBoard SXT-5nD's

Mikrotik routerboard default IP is

You can connect with routerboard by WinBox through IP and MAC address. You need to download WinBox from mikrotik website.

By default routerboard have Admin as username and blank password.

If you want to connect with device through IP then don't forget to add same network address into your pc NIC, otherwise connection isn't established. Else you can connect through MAC so choose MAC address from Elipsis next to "connect" field.

When you login, "RouterOS Default configuration" screen is popup. click okay.

Do same for other device to login to routerOS
If you followed the process then you already open both device.

Now you can set a HostName for those devices.

  • Click on the system button on the left then Identity
  • Change the name to something useful.
  • Make the change to both radios

Connecting Wireless radio

Steps to followed

  • Click the wireless button on the top left
  • "Wlan1" interface is grayed or dimmed, this means its currently disabled.
  • Right click "wlan1" interface and click Enable from dorpdown menu or just Blue Check button on top of menu bar. Now you can see the interface is enabled.

Its time to change radios device to Accesspoint and "Client"

Step to followed to make AccessPoint.
Access Point Configuration
  • Double click on Wlan1
  • Click the wireless tab at the top, next to General tab
  • Click the Mode drop-down menu and choose "Bridge"
  • Click the Band drop-down menu and choose "5Ghz-only-N"
  • On Channel Width  drop-down choose "20/40MHz HT Above
  • Choose "nv2" on Wireless Portocol
  • Click the HT tab at the top, next to wireless tab
  • From HT Guard Interval drop-down menu choose "long"
  • Select all 4 HT chain options and also select  all HT AMPDU priorities 
  • Click on WDS tab, on WDS mode drop-down menu choose dynamic.
  • And WDS Default  Bridge "bridge1"
  • On Nstreme tab select "Disable CSMA" and Framer policy "dynamic size"
  • Now select Apply button on the top right.

Client Configuration

Step to follow for client
  • Double click on wlan1
  • Click on Scan button on the right
  • The AP must show up, if it isn't, follow above steps again, if its does, then click on the SSID shown in the list and click the "connect" button then 'close'
After doing so you have connect client to AP. Wait we need change something more here .

Go to back to the wireless tab.
  • Click the Mode drop-down menu and choose "Station Bridge"
  • Click the Band drop-down menu and choose "5Ghz-only-N"
  • On Channel Width  drop-down choose "20/40MHz HT Above
  • Click the wireless protocol drop-down and choose "Any"
  • ON HT tab next to wireless tab select 4 HT chain options
  • From HT Guard Interval drop-down menu choose "long"
  • Then select all HT AMPDU priorities
  • Now click Apply button on right side.

On the wireless tables window you can see "R" next to the Wlan Interface. This indicate the cleint is register and connected to the AP.

Bandwidth test Between two SXT

  • Click the Tools button on the left then choose Bandwidth Test
  • Change the "Test To:" field to the address of the client -
  • From Protocol either choose "udp" or "tcp"
  • On Direction drop-down menu either choose of your choice 
  • Click the "user" field and enter admin for the username.
  • Now click Start button top right of the menu.
Here is my bidirectional TCP test.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this tutorial, it really helped me a lot:)