January 22

BullsEye: How to Create Profiles

click on the profile button;
click on the add button;
select logged in user, press next;
put your profile’s awesome name, press next;
it will now appear on the profiles list, click on the newly created profile and click the edit (pencil) icon;
type in the vendor name in the vendor field, in this example we use MikroTik;
to impose a speed limit to the user, select MikroTik-Rate-Limit and click the add button;
in this example, we will provide 100Mbps to the client. To do this, click on the “value” field (boxed with red) and put the desired bandwidth. Then set the “type” to reply instead of check (as pointed by the arrow);
January 14

How to Configure MikroTik as a PPtP Client

In this simple guide, we will show you how setup PPtP client on your MikroTik RouterBoard via winbox.

Click Interfaces (pointed by red arrow) then click the add button (pointed by green arrow);
Choose PPtP Client (pointed by red arrow) and a New Interface dialog will open (yellow box);

Now, you are set. All you need is reques for the PPtP Server address (it can be an IP address or a hostname) from your PPtP VPN Provider, the Username and the Password. Don’t forget to click “Apply” button.

Note: depending on your purpose of the VPN, it will work as is. However, if you want to use the PPtP VPN as your transport for internet traffic, you can also check the “Add Default Route” option. Always refer to your VPN Provider for advise on this particular matter.

If you are connecting to a PPtP server in the cloud, make sure your router has internet access OR access to the particular PPtP server at least.