How to Install Packages on Mikrotik Router

How to Install Packages on Mikrotik Router

Mikrotik RouterOS comes with a number of built-in packages that provide various networking and security features. In addition to these built-in packages, you can also install additional packages to extend the functionality of your Mikrotik router. This article will teach you How to Install Packages on Mikrotik Router. Eldernode offers an economically Mikrotik VPS Server, which you can check out the offered package to purchase it.

Tutorial Install Packages on Mikrotik Router

You can install additional packages to extend the functionality of your Mikrotik router. To install a package, follow the steps below. Keep in mind that installing packages may consume additional resources, so make sure your router has enough resources available to handle the additional load.

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Installing Packages on Mikrotik Router

In the first step, update your RouterOS to the latest version. To do this, navigate to the System menu from the Winbox, choose Packages, and click on Check for Updates:




If an update is available, click on the Download & Install button to start the update process. Once the update is finished, the router will prompt you to reboot the device. Click on Reboot to restart the router.

Now it’s time to install packages. To do this, you should download the packages. So, navigate to the Mikrotik official website and go to the Software section:




Make sure your Mikrotik operating system and Packages are the same versions. To do this, navigate to the System >> Resources path from the Winbox and check the version section:




Then navigate to the System >> Packages section again and check the version of the package:




If you ensure that the Mikrotik operating system and packages have the same versions, click on the download option to start the download:




Once the download is completed, choose the packages you want to install. To do this, go to the Files section from the Winbox and click on Upload to choose the desired packages:




Now you should go to the System >> Reboot path and restart your Mikrotik Router to install the packages:




Lastly, if you log in to the Mikrotik Router again, you can see the downloaded Packages in the System >> Packages list.

That’s it!

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In this article, we taught you how to install packages on Mikrotik Router. I hope this tutorial was useful for you and that it helps you to find out how to install packages on your Mikrotik router. If you have any questions or problems during the installation process, you can contact us in the Comments section.

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