Hi inter-webs folk.
I'm feeling somewhat beaten, deflated and inept with my first routerOS experience.
I have a small (ish) manufacturing business with relatively (in your folks terms) simple network requirements, and have always been able to muddle my way through with simple off the shelf equipment and Windows network environment.
In a futile ( so far) attempt I've attempted to leap into the Mikrotik realm at the suggestion of my hardware supplier to fulfil a 'simple' immediate need, with a view to lster replacing all my active network with similar gear.
I've read numerous 'beginner' pages and videos but can't seem to bring it all together.
I have a simple 192.168.1.x/24 network on a fibre connection to a router DG of 192.168.1.1 .
This Bain of my life health and safety environment sees me needing to give several of my staff tablets to connect to an external web site via an app to upload compliance details.
What I want is to publish a SSID for them to connect to, (max 10 concurrently) the hap ac2 to hand out DHCPaddresses that are a subset of my main pool (192.168.1.180-190), and then the clients to have all web traffic blocked apart from one web address for the H&S app.
What I can do (remember I'm not an engineer so am doing this from the quickset and webfig gui)
Get the DHCP POOL and WPA PSK SSID running... Check
Set an 'local Network' IP address for the device 192.168.1.221 and connect to it and config page via wifi (most of the time)
Get the 'WAN' to pick up a DHCP reservation address 192.168.1.220 from my fibre router 192.168.1.1
... Then that's it... I can't get to whe www from my iPad when it has 192.168.1.190 from the ac2
I understand to use the firewall it needs to be in Router Not Bridge mode.
AP Mode needs to be WISP AP
Quick connect needs to be deleted from the firewall config to force traffis to be inspected.
Apologies if this all sounds a bit amateur but I've really struggled to find a succinct explanation of how this all fits together... Within this kits obvious complexity.
To be honest the whole 'bridge', difference between interface1 , or interface 2-6, bridge vs router mode, multiple AP modes etc is doing my head in.
Thanks for any guidance gentle-folk
.. Humble in near defeat....