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Netinstall is a tool for installing and reinstalling MikroTik devices running RouterOS. Always try using Netinstall if you suspect that your device is not working properly. The tool is available for Windows (with a graphical interface) and for Linux (as a command line tool). 


The available parameters are as follows: 

-rresets the configuration upon reinstallation procedure, optional
-k keyfileprovides the device with a license key (key file in .KEY format), optional
-s userscriptpreconfigures the device with the provided configuration (text file in .RSC format), optional

-a IP

uses a specific IP address that the Netinstall server will assign to the device, mandatory
PACKAGEspecify a list of RouterOS .NPK format packages that Netinstall will try to install on the device, mandatory


Etherboot mode is a special state for a MikroTik device that allows you to reinstall your device using Netinstall. There are several ways to put your device into Etherboot mode depending on the device you are using.