I've been reading some posts about static IP and they seem to be very close to what I'm looking for but there is a gap in my understanding. I'm hoping someone can help me here.
This post is very close to what I'm doing -> http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=30238&f=2
In his case, the static IP on the switch is OK (maybe he wanted the static IP on each router - I'm not sure)
However, my client needs his own static IP which he'll program his equipment with. I'm providing a tap off of ether5 on a RB450.
In the past I've just used a bridge so the static IP will reply to a ping. I don't think I can add a simple queue to a bridged port, right?
In this case, I'd like to add some bandwidth limiting so I have that port (ether5) setup as a routed network with DHCP (192.168.12.254/24). That way he can pick up a dynamic address and also have his static IP address that I've assigned. The problem is that I'm not able to get to the static IP that I assigned.
I've added a src-nat that works OK. I've added a static route for my static IP to forward requests to the static IP to ether5. I've also added a dst-nat that maps the static IP address to 192.168.12.254.
When I ping from inside winbox, I get a reply. I think this is the static route to ether5 because if I disable this, the ping stops. However, when I ping from outside, I don't get a reply. I do get a reply from the rb450 which I've assigned another static IP to - but that is assigned to the bridge which is all the other ethernet ports.
I'm misunderstanding something fundamental. Can someone help me "see the light"? Thanks.