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MikroTik on GNS3 for LABs Emulation

Maher Haddad, IT Trainer

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14 Videos (2h 3m)
    • Course Introduction

    • Hardware requirement for MikroTik CHR to work on GNS3

    • Download GNS3, Virtualbox and MikroTik CHR image

    • Install GNS3 and Virutalbox and connect MikroTik CHR image to Virtualbox

    • Introduction - GNS3 settings and MS loopback creation

    • Setting up GNS3 to work with VirtualBox and MiktroTik CHR image

    • Connect your real PC to the MikroTik Router on GNS3 via Winbox

    • Introduction - Roadmap to connect to all MikroTik Routers on GNS3

    • Add 2 more MikroTik CHR on VirtualBox and on GNS3

    • Enable Romon on the new MikroTik Routers and connect to them via Winbox

    • Introduction - Add internet connectivity to the MikroTik Routers on GNS3

    • Connect all MikroTik Routers on GNS3 to the Internet

    • What is QEMU?

    • Setting up QEMU to work on GNS3 and MiktroTik CHR image


About This Class

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the different ways to connect MikroTik to GNS3
  • Download and install the right version of GNS3
  • Download and install the right version of Oracle VirtualBox
  • Understand the different Tiers provide by MikroTik CHR
  • Connect MikroTik CHR with GNS3 using QEMU
  • Connect MikroTik CHR with GNS3 using VirtualBox
  • Understand MikroTik ROMON and use this feature to connect to all Routers on GNS3
  • Understand how to install Microsoft Loopback interface to be able to connect to the MikroTik CHR router on GNS3
  • Configure all GNS3 MikroTik Routers to be connected to the internet


  • You should be able to use the PC
  • You should have the minimum IT knowledge
  • You should be familiar with IP addressing


If you are a MikroTik engineer or a student learning MikroTik, you surely require to do LABS in order to understand better what you are learning. Sometimes the LAB can go to over 5-10 routers and it will be very costly in case you want to buy all those routers.

For this reason, I have designed this course to show you how you can create MikroTik LABS to emulate MikroTik RouterOS and use them to do the LAB scenario that you want to do, and it will work as you are connecting to real MikroTik Router, and yes it is free of charge solution.

With this solution that I am showing you on this course, you can create the LAB scenario that you want and practice the LAB that you want using GNS3 software combined with VirtualBox or QEMU and of course with the use of the MikroTik CHR image.

In addition of that, you will learn how you can provide internet service to the virtual MikroTik routers which are in GNS3 so in case your LAB scenario requires to have internet service.

The course is based on LABS and I will show step by step with a very simple way how you can build up this solution to work for you.

I hope you will enjoy my course

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who would like to make MikroTik LABs without the need of purchasing MikroTik routers





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Maher Haddad

IT Trainer

Hello everyone. My name is Maher Haddad with a very long experience in the IT sector. I hold a Bachelor in Computer Communications and a Master in Computer science.

I work as a trainer and I hold the following certificates: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCDA, CCNP R&S, CCDP, Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCSA , MikroTik MTCNA & MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCUME, CWTS, GVF Level1, GVF level2, GVF Level3 and much more.....

My experience in IT goes to year 2003 and I have been working all ...

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