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Published: 29/10/2020

Connect MikroTik to WiFi network and provide Internet over LAN/WLAN

Connect MikroTik to WiFi network and provide Internet over LAN/WLAN
Read our tutorial to find out how to set up a network, where you can assign and manage your local IP addresses and connect it to public WiFi for internet access over LAN and WLAN. During Diffusion hackathon 2019 in Berlin, we’ve built a project that heavily relied on all devices being in one physical network where we could assign and manage their IPs. The hackathon’s venue had excellent WiFi coverage but — for obvious reasons — we were unable to access the network’s management interface. So we decided to set up our own private LAN/WLAN using a MikroTik Router. Our goal was to go from this: to this: The idea was simple. Why not take one of the wireless interfaces and use it to connect to the on-premise WiFi network? All that we had to do was:
  • De-assign ether1 as WAN interface and assign it to the bridge
  • Turn one of the wireless interfaces into a WAN interface and connect it to an existing wireless network.
Check out our short guide if you are looking for a similar solution for a short-term use case.
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