Add / Edit Router


HardwareRoutersAll, or Edit in the details box of a particular router.

General information

Router name A name of your choice. It will be displayed in the details box of a given router.

Define it in Settings Code lists Locations. Geographical group for routers. You can use it for cities or town districts, counties etc. It helps you with schematic displaying of routers. If you administrate more cities or villages, you can use the names of specific cities and villages. If you administrate only a few cities, you can use names of city districts. If your network is very extensive, it is more suitable to select distribution of locations into districts or regions. With this distribution you will significantly make more clear displaying of routers in individual system screens. It is also possible to filter records and client according to this division. For example: bulk email and SMS.

POP According to the configuration in Settings Code lists POPs
Group According to the configuration in Settings Code lists Router groups
GPS The coordinates of the location of a router. You can type them in or you can use the map at the bottom of the page to insert them (when you move the red pointer, the coordinates are updated automatically).
Address The address where a router is located. It can be entered In any format.
Description A description of a router + your notes This text is displayed when you hover over the name of a given router in the details box.
Internal ID An ID of your choosing. It is used for internal purposes. This ID can also be seen in Hardware Routers Router Status Routers in the Internal ID column.
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Router This item is used to define the logical topology for the Nagios system.
Device This item is used to define the logical topology for the Nagios system. For example, an external device connected to a monitored router. A switch can be connected to this device.
Report outages for Nagios If you check this box, device failures will be monitored for the purposes of Nagios. Also, you can select a group that will receive failure notifications - see Settings Code lists Nagios Contacts).
Router IP address The IP address of the interface through which a given router communicates with ISPadmin. When adding an IP address it is being checked against the database immediately. If already in use in the system a warning message will be displayed with router name which is used with the IP address. You will be able to save the form anyway.
Router type The type of the router used See supported types of routers.
QOS doing on router Here you can specify on which router QoS (shaping) will be done. It can be done either locally (on the very same router) or on a different router (on the router of your choosing).

Queue tree type

The system sets up its own queue tree in most cases. This one is a special client´s queue tree. It must be defined in Mikrotik manually and then loaded into the ISPadmin, and tested. QT can be selected only if 1:1 aggregation is used, otherwise the special QT is not displayed. Set up queue trees in Hardware RoutersAll.

Router is active The activation / deactivation of a router in the system (in the event of a failure or a replacement).
Only router monitoring If a router is in monitoring mode only, the system does not apply any configuration changes to it - it only passively gathers information.

Use API A new way of communication with MikroTik routers. We recommend that you activate this communication interface. ISPadmin is able to retrieve more data through API than through SSH.
Use DHCP If the system knows IP and MAC addresses, it can assign DHCP leases. The activation of the DHCP server and the assignment of addresses are automatically reflected in the configuration of a given MikroTik router (DHCP Relay). On every router update, before uploading the DHCP leases, the system removes dynamicly assigned DHCP leases.
Syslog monitor Here you can activate/deactivate the sending of syslogs from routers to the ISPadmin server.
Apply firewall rules If the box is checked, all clients entered into ISPadmin are added to the configuration of a given router. The whole range is dropped at the end. This ensures that no unauthorised access to this router is allowed. However, if you wish to add clients (step by step) to the router inISPadmin from your old system, you have to temporarily disable this option. Otherwise, the system would "cut off" your original clients.
Ping size Here you can specify the ping size.
SNMP community The password needed for retrieving SNMP data from a device. It can be set in Winbox in the IP->SNMP menu.

SNMP port/SNMP version Fill in only if you use a different port/version from the default one.
SSH user/password The username/password needed to log in to a router through SSH.
SSH port Default: port 22. If you use a different port, change this setting accordingly.
API port Default: port 8729. You can enter a different one.
Web interface port Again, if you use a different port from the default one, enter it here.
MAC filter

It is a firewall rule. An IP-MAC binding is established. Clients in whom this binding cannot be established are allowed to connect to their corresponding APs, but all their packets are dropped there.

More about the MAC filter in the FIREWALL section here.

Use wireless MAC filter The restriction of access to an AP by means of Wireless Access List. API must be functional for this feature to work. Clients whose MAC addresses are not listed among allowed addresses will not be able to connect to their corresponding APs. If this filter is active, clients´ MAC addresses will be stored in Mikrotik in /interface wireless access-list. MAC address of end device from client card is stored in wireless filter. If MAC address is not listed, and client´s MAC address is listed instead, this MAC address is stored in Mikrotik.
List of MAC addresses The system automatically loads MAC addresses from a router once an hour.
Activate radius Activate the RADIUS technology - a wide range of authentication options and comfortable provision of APs to mobile clients. You can use the Radius module only if you acquired a licence for it beforehand. Fill in the Password field.
Login of technicians to Mikrotiks via Radius You can make use of this feature if you want to restrict access to a certain router.

Router restart If a router freezes from time to time, you might want to schedule an automatic restart here (ideally to take place during the night) and its periodicity.



Here you can add your own firewall rules for a given router. More about firewall rules in the FIREWALL section here.

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