Today is Earth Hour 2012.
Most lights in the office are shut off. I’m working the night, I usually do that whenever I work alone, but doing it with a thought today.
Changing the theme to require less energy to display (in theory, on CRT:s anyway 🙂 ).
Before you do anything else with the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD, or any other device running RouterOS with a default configuration I guess, you should configure the device with some bare minumum security features.
Set a password
The first thing to do is changing the password for the default user “admin”. When you are logged in, you can do this two ways (at least), either by setting it directly:
[admin@MikroTik] > user set admin password=somegoodpassword
Or by using the “password” utility to set the password interactively:
[admin@MikroTik] > password
old password: ********
new password: ********
retype new password: ********
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I bought a MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD a little while back. Tonight is the first time I power it up and connect to it, examining what it can do, and how to do it. From the outside it’s a nice looking little box, with a seemingly sturdy enough plastic casing with the size of 113x138x29mm. There are holes for passive cooling, some status LEDs, 5 RJ45 ports, and a USB 2.0 port. On the other side there is an antenna connector for an external MMCX antenna.
The labeling on my case is “RouterBOARD 751G”.
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