Enables you to setup and configure your MikroTik router for macOS

WinBox for Mac

WinBox for Mac

  -  147.85 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Winbox 3.21 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.12 Sierra or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    MikroTik / External Link

  • Filename

    Winbox4Mac-3.21.tgz

  • MD5 Checksum

    65d1c4a8451cea69b97e03a38fe7d24e

Winbox for Mac is a small utility that allows the administration of MikroTik RouterOS using a fast and simple GUI, with full access to a wide selection of tools for remote monitoring, system optimization, and more. While the original app by MikroTik is offered for a variety of CPU architectures, it does not provide a standalone client for Mac administration, which this homebrew solution solves in a reliable way. The entire package consists of the original X86 app that is emulated for Mac hardware by bundling it with an optimized version of the Wine compatibility layer.

The app’s interface functions mirror the Windows dashboard, with an easy way to access all its tools, and console functions, with full support for supports IPv6 connectivity. Users can utilize this app to monitor an incredible variety of data from remote RouterOS hardware, including data streams of every interface, queue, or firewall rule in real time.

The app’s reliable operation is guaranteed with the presence of the Extended Validation certificate, issued by SIA Mikrotīkls (MikroTik), and it also fully supports ECSRP for advanced security key exchange and client authentication.

Features
  • Administration of MikroTik RouterOS hardware using a fast and simple GUI.
  • Accessible on all modern Macs via Crossover emulation.
  • Real-time monitoring of traffic for interfaces, queues, and firewall rules.
  • Support for IPv6 connectivity.
  • Advanced AES128-CBC-SHA security encryption.
Installation and Setup

This app can be installed quickly by downloading the installer from the official web page or the secure FileHorse servers. Updates to the latest version of the app are available via an automated feature found inside the app’s main dashboard (backing up user settings is highly recommended before the upgrade).

Apple Silicon Mac hardware can emulate this X86 app via the Crossover compatibility layer.

How to Use

This is a fully featured remote monitoring tool for MikroTik routers, offering advanced tools for managing all types of traffic, data routing, monitoring, and other tools.

While many users will need some time to get acquainted with the full capability of this modern administration tool, an extensive library of training documentation is available on the official MikroTik RouterOS website.

User Interface

Winbox's user interface is designed to be intuitive for most users. It consists of a main toolbar at the top, a menu bar on the left, and a work area where all menu windows are opened. The list of available menus and sub-menus changes depending on the installed packages (including tools such as Quick Set, Interfaces, Wireless, Bridge, Routing, Queues, and many others).

FAQ

What is this app?
Winbox is a small utility that allows the administration of MikroTik RouterOS using a reliable and simple GUI.

Is it safe?
100% yes. This app is developed by a reputable hardware manufacturer, and in this release, it is just being ported to run inside a macOS environment.

Alternatives

MikroTik RouterOS – The primary administrative suite for managing MikroTik RouterOS hardware.

Pricing

This app is 100% free for use.

System Requirements

This app requires Wine software for running on macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer.

PROS
  • Fast and simple GUI for administering MikroTik RouterOS network hardware.
  • Real-time monitoring of traffic for interfaces, queues, and firewall rules.
  • Support for IPv6 connectivity.
  • Free to use.
CONS
  • Some advanced features are not accessible on macOS.
  • Requires Wine software for running on macOS.
  • Not an official macOS port.
Conclusion

Winbox for macOS is a reliable and comprehensive utility for administering MikroTik RouterOS, providing a wide array of advanced tools for real-time monitoring of traffic and other subsystems of networking hardware. While it is not available on macOS via an official port, this emulated Windows app provides instant access to most of its features.

Note: Requires MikroTik router.

Also Available: Download WinBox for Windows

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