A SwOS device will appear in the neighbor list in Winbox but you cannot connect to it using winbox.
As I said, I'll have to take your word on that - None of my five MT switches are seen on the neighbor list on WinBox 3.18. I don't even see all of my MT routers in the neighbor list. I even confirmed that all five switches have Mikrotik Discovery Protocol turned on.
You have to let WinBox sit on the neighbors tab for 5 to 10 minutes before the switches show up.
But anyway, as I said in my previous post, it’s not getting an IP from my router. Apparently this is a common issue in SwOS 2.7. So until I find a way to reset the SwOS side back to factory default, this box is useless to me.
To make things worse 2.8 has even bigger issues if I recall. That’s why I’m running all my other MT switches on 2.6. Unfortunately, this unit is too new for a 2.6 build of SwOS.