Mikrotik Router has Wireless function and feature that can be utilized for communication among devices by Mikrotik using wireless communication media. However, not all Mikrotik can use this Wireless feature because not all types of Mikrotik have wireless card.
For example, Mikrotik RB 750 which only has 5 Ethernet interface and have no wireless interface card. Most of Outdoor Mikrotik can use the Wireless feature as Mini PCI slot is provided for a wireless card.
Okay, this time we will learn Mikrotik wireless that is the usage of Mikrotik standard tools wireless. Wireless tools are very important in building a wireless network using Mikrotik, to observe and monitor wireless network conditions around us.
To use the Mikrotik wireless tool, you can use Winbox and go to the Wireless menu.
Or you can also go to the wlan interface with double click on the wlan.
There are several Wireless tools on the Mikrotik which have different functions, namely: Scanner, Frequency Usage Snooper, Align, and Sniffer. Here is the explanation of each wireless tools:
Scanner Tool Mikrotik
As the name implies, a scanner is used to scan by showing the active Access Point around the device. Scanner will display information from AP around the Mikrotik in detail ranging from Mac Address, SSID, Band, Frequency, Signal, SNR, Radio Name, until her RouterOS version (if the device is Mikrotik). Here is an example of the scanner usage.
Mikrotik Frequency Usage Tool
This tool is used to perform the scanning of frequency usage around your mikrotik device. Frequency Usage will show the load frequency of each frequency usage in which shows how much the frequency is used, whether it is many or just a few. Therefore, we can determine which frequencies are not too crowded by users to reduce interference.
Mikrotik Snooper Tool
By using Snooper tool, the load and the large of traffic in each frequency can be known with more detailed information. Snooper can display the Access Point information, number of station and the Client, signal, and each of its bandwidth.
Mikrotik Sniffer Tool
Package Sniffer is a tool provided on Mikrotik for capturing and extracting packages that run on the network. This tool is very useful to analyze our network traffic.
Okay, so that was the discussion about the Explanation of Mikrotik Wireless Tools Usage. I hope it will be useful :)