While the majority of day-to-day operations can be achieved via Minim's Care Portal, there are numerous reasons why you may want to access a MikroTik remotely. Some of the most common use-cases are:
- setting up custom configurations
- changing access credentials
- adding queue trees
- reviewing additional debugging logs
- accessing other equipment (such as external radios) via a MikroTik gateway
- modifying LTE settings
- reviewing log files
There are a number of ways you can achieve the access you desire based on your network configuration.
The Minim Care Portal provides a quick and convenient way to open an SSH tunnel into a MikroTik device. You can simply find the device and click the SSH Terminal button to instantly open an SSH window.
If you do not see the SSH Terminal button under your MikroTik devices, please contact our Customer Success team using the chat or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to enable this feature for your ISP.
If you would prefer to remotely access your MikroTik devices using WinBox, then you will need to open the WinBox port via the SSH terminal in the Care Portal. To learn how to open the port, please refer to this guide.
Advanced Remote Access Setup
Many companies have their own network. If you have your own management network, you may want to allow access via WinBox and/or SSH for your technical staff.
You can configure this manually per MikroTik or you can you can edit our custom scripts to include access rules for your network, additional credentials for technicians and anything else you might want.
Customers that don't own a network
Providers who don't have their own network to manage from can achieve the same effect as having a network by creating a dedicated box to login to the remote MikroTiks from and using an SSH tunnel to access the remote device. Setup of this is outside the scope of this guide but if you'd like to see us add that, please let us know.