Mikrotik Configuration with RouterAdmin

This article describes installation and configuration steps for Mikrotik routers using our Windows based tool RouterAdmin. It will help you configure most settings automatically but you'll have to enable API access in the webfig to allow the tool to communicate with the router. Configuration applies to Mikrotik routers with RouterOS L4 and beyond


Configuring Mikrotik router with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions

Connecting

Please reset Mikrotik router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your computer using network cable to the Mikrotik router LAN port. Go to browser and from URL browser files access to WebFig using 192.168.88.1 address. From the menu select IP - Services and Enable API. Make sure that DHCP Server is enabled.
Mikrotik IP services
Download Antamedia RouterAdmin.exe
Unzip archive and run RouterAdmin as Administrator (right click on exe file and run as Administrator). This is important in order to allow RouterAdmin to perform required settings. Select Mikrotik in the left menu.
RouterAdmin Panel
Press Get Router Data to load your router configuration. Change IP address and port if it is different.
Mikrotik Setup 1

Configuring parameters

When loading completes, you should see MAC address configured as the NAS-Identity which is identifying your router in our system. It is very important to specify the same MAC as the Hotspot address in the cloud portal, as it allows the system to serve splash pages, contol users and store statistics.
Another very important step is to select bridged interface. If it is named different way, you need to determine which one will be used as a bridged one, as it will control end user traffic through it. Default secret is secret and can be changed later once you start deployment when we will create your unique password.
Mikrotik Setup 2

Configuring whitelist - Walled Garden

Please specify a default list in the Walled Garden page. Add your domain(s) that a user can access without login.

*.starthotspot.com
www.starthotspot.com
cloud.starthotspot.com
23.99.80.107
*.paypalobjects.
*.paypal.*
www.paypalobjects.com
*.akamaitechnologies.com
*.akamaiedge.net
*.akamaitechnologies.com

Once you finish, go to Router Setup page, where you will save all settings at once.
Mikrotik Setup 2
Save changes Settings from RouterAdmin will be saved on Mikrotik router.

You won’t be able to access to Mikrotik router anymore as it will start redirecting all requests to the Cloud captive portal. A quick workaround would be to login as the end user and that will open access to the router ports, and allow connecting to WebFig and WinBox.

All connected devices to Mikrotik router will be redirected to the splash page which you configured in the cloud.starthotspot.com portal. You may configure free access, user/pass or code based, social login, advertisements etc.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://cloud.starthotspot.com”
Username : admin
Password : admin
Setup
Press Login button to access to Status tab.
Setup
On Status page you will see a MAC address of your Mikrotik router which will be used in the SignUp process.
After selecting your HotSpot name, select as HotSpot model Mikrotik, and add your MAC address from Status tab.
Setup
From Setup page configure your Mikrotik router.
Be sure that you set Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
When you finish with the settings press Save button on bottom of the page.
Setup