Securing the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD (or any RouterOS device) – the bare minimum

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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Examining, configuring and playing with the MikroTik RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnD for the first time

RouterBOARD RB751G-2HnDI 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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