Wednesday 26 February 2014

Setting up a Mikrotik Hotspot with UserManager (Step-By-Step)

15:14 Posted by Jurgens Krause , , , 133 comments
Mikrotik RouterOS provides a very powerful Hotspot Feature. This can be used with the Mikrotik built in Radius server (Userman) or with a remote Radius/Freeradius Server.

You will need:

Mikrotik RouterBOARD:

  • Level 4 or better licence (Lower licences will allow only a single Hotspot client)
  • RouterOS 6.x (5.x will also work, but this tutorial is based on v6.7)
The network will be configured as below. You may need to adjust the IP Addresses to suit your needs

Mikrotik Hotspot Network

The RouterBOARD CPU and RAM will directly affect the performance of your Hotspot, so consider beforehand how many clients you wish to connect.
A RouterBOARD 750 can comfortably run about 25-50 users.
In my example I will use a RouterBOARD 532 with one 2.4ghz WLAN card