My first example, configuring RB750GL router to replace D-Link router supplied by TM with its UNIFI package.
RB750GL is a 5 ports, low cost SOHO router produced by MikroTik. It’s rich in functionality includes advanced routing and networking features,comparable to that of enterprise class router at a fraction of the cost.
RB750GL is powered by Mikrotik RouterOS software, it’s features includes: VLAN, routing, firewall, bandwidth management, hotspot gateway, VPN and many more. We will explore the advance functionality as we move along. That’s one of the reason I am replacing the D-Link router.
My configuration for Unifi setup.
First thing first
We need to download the remote GUI configuration tool, WinBox, to configure our router. Alternatively you can also used the web based configuration tools or command line but in this article we’ll used the gui tools instead, which provide a quicker access to setting. The web interface/command line are organized very similar to the winbox menu.
Mikrotik dowload page is where we can download RouterOS latest software upgrades, and other free tools.
Configuration using WinBox
1. Plug your computer/laptop into the Ethernet adapter 2 of the router.
2. Configure your computer’s network card with a static IP that’s within the same subnet as the router.
3. I am using 192.168.88.2 for my desktop, my default router IP on ether2 is 192.168.88.1.
4. Open WinBox, type in Connect To: the IP of the RouterOS, , by default the router username: Admin, no password and hit Connect button.
You should see this, meaning you are now connected to the router
TM Unifi is using VLAN 500 for Internet service and VLAN 600 for IPTV service.
We’ll now create our VLAN interface for the service