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Winbox is a small utility that allows the administration of MikroTik RouterOS using a fast and simple GUI. It is a native Win32 binary but can be run on Linux and macOS (OSX) using Wine. All Winbox interface functions are as close as possible mirroring the console functions, that is why there are no Winbox sections in the manual. Some advanced and system critical configurations are not possible from the Winbox, like MAC address change on an interface Winbox changelog

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Winbox supports IPv6 connectivity. To connect to the router's IPv6 address, it must be placed in square braces the same as in web browsers when connecting to the IPv6 server. Example: 


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[2001:db8::1]

when connecting to the link-local address interface index must be entered after the %:

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[fe80::a00:27ff:fe70:e88c%2]

Port number is set after the square brace when it is necessary to connect Winbox to other port than the default:

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[fe80::a00:27ff:fe70:e88c%2]:8299

Winbox neighbor discovery is capable of discovering IPv6 enabled routers. There are two entries for each IPv6 enabled router, one entry is with IPv4 address and another one with IPv6 link-local address. You can easily choose which one you want to connect to.

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