Assigning a public static IP to a WAN interface

If in case the ISP has provided a public static IP to be configured on the WAN port on the MikroTik Routerboard, it can be done in the following manner:

  1. Step 1: Log in to the MikroTik Routerboard via Winbox. (Info)

  2. Step 2: Go to IP -> Addresses.
  • 2.1 Click on ‘+’ to add a new entry.

  • 2.2 Enter the address along with subnet mask provided by ISP eg. ‘’

  • 2.3 Follow the Subnet Mask Cheat Sheet to find the corresponding CIDR notation of a subnet mask. Select ‘Interface’ as ‘ether1’. Click ‘Apply’, then OK.

  1. Step 3: Go to IP -> DNS and Set Primary and Secondary servers of your choice. Click ‘Apply’, then OK.
  2. Step 4: Go to IP -> Routes
  • 4.1 Click on ‘+’ to add a new route.
  • 4.2 For Dst. Address i.e ‘’, set gateway provided by ISP eg. ‘’ Enter ‘Distance’ as ‘1’ or as appropriate.   
    Click ‘Apply’, then OK. The router now has internet access.

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