How do I run the Mikrotik Winbox Application on Linux? That question might have stuck in your mind, open user access, especially Linux. As we know Winbox is an application that functions to configure the Mikrotik RouterOS network operating system where the Winbox application runs on Windows OS. Then how do you do it so Winbox can run on Linux? Well, this time we will discuss the question.
Running Mikrotik Winbox on Linux Mint
Winbox Mikrotik can be run on Linux operating systems, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, and other Linux distributions. How to run Winbox Mikrotik on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is quite easy. The method is the same, namely by using the Windows Emulator application or often called wine. By using wine we can run Windows applications on Linux.
Please install wine first on each of your Linux. You can see how to install wine here. Here I will guide you to Wine installation on Linux Mint and Ubuntu. In this case, I use Linux Mint 18.1 codename “Serena”.
1. Open the Terminal.
2. Add the wine repository through the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
3. Update repository
sudo apt-get update
4. Download and Install Wine
sudo apt-get install wine
5. Please wait until the installation process is complete. This process is quite long, depending on your internet connection, because the installer will download several times.
After Wine is installed, please download the latest Winbox proxy for Linux from Mikrotik. The way to open the web browser, enter the web proxy and find the winbox download link, just as I have written here: Download the latest version of Winbox Mikrotik
We can access the winbox using the command line as above.
Well, the download is in the form of a Winbox.exe file in the Downloads folder. Please open the File Manager, enter the Downloads folder. Open the Winbox.exe file by clicking 2x.
Download Mikrotik Winbox on Linux
If the Wine application has been successfully installed properly before, then when the Winbox.exe file is opened a Winbox Mikrotik window will appear.
Remote Mikrotik on Linux Using Winbox
Mikrotik Winbox loader will appear like the picture above. Just fill in the IP address, and login details and click connect. Display Winbox on Linux as in the following picture:
Winbox Mikrotik runs on Linux Mint
I run Winbox Mikrotik on Linux Mint 18.1 can work well and run smoothly. Please try using the Winbox Mikrotik on your own Linux.