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How do I connect to the router?

Winbox is the crucial tool that require for managing your MikroTik router.  Without the MikroTik router, the Fusion WiFi login system will not operate, so it’s important to know how to access the device should you need to change anything.

Most the guides in the Fusion Knowledgebase require you to log into the MikroTik router, so here we will explain how you log in to your device.

Downloading Winbox

You will first need to download and install Winbox on your PC.

Visit http://www.mikrotik.com/download and search for Winbox.  It is usually at the bottom of the page in the ‘Useful Tools and Utilities’ section.

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Logging into a device connected to your network

If you’re in the location that has the router you need to access, you can connect to the router by searching for the listed devices on Winbox.

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Here on the ‘Neighbours’ tab, you can see that there is a device named ‘Winbox Demo’ which is the device we are looking to connect to today.  If you have more than one device, these will be listed here.

To select the device you wish to connect to, you click on the MAC Address that you wish to connect to.  You must then put in the Login and Password at the top of the screen.

To find the password for the device, you must go to your Fusion WiFi dashboard online at http://dashboard.fusionwifi.com

Go to the Accounts Tab and search for the Account that the router pertains to.  Once you have found the account, click on the ‘Locations’ button.

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On the Locations tab, find the row that pertains to the locations router you are accessing and the password is in the column named ‘VPN Password’.

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Go back to Winbox and insert the following Login and Password information,

Login = fusionadmin
Password = *Copy from Fusion WiFi dashboard*

Once all the details are populated, click Connect and you will have access to the routers configuration.

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