How To: Set-up MikroTik NAT

Setting up MikroTik NAT is one of the first things you need to do when setting up your router for the first time. It is how your privately addressed IP traffic get translated to a public IP address.

To setup NAT for your network go to IP > Firewall and choose the NAT tab.

Mikrotik NAT

Once you are on the NAT tab hit the Blue + to create a new rule.

In the new window choose srcnat also set the out interface as the one your internet connection is connected to.

Then select the action tab.

Mikrotik NAT Rule

Finally on the action tab select “Masquerade” from the drop down menu and press OK. Your MikroTik router is now setup for basic NAT.

MikroTik NAT Masquerade


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Joshua’s experience includes 8 years of networks engineering in enterprise environments and 8 years in LAN/WLAN design, configuration, implementation and monitoring. Joshua’s specialties include Routing Protocols, IPV6, and Wireless. He is also currently completing his Masters in Network Engineering, Security and Management at DePaul University. Joshua’s teaching experience comes from an academic background where he taught networking technologies as a lab assistant.

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