I have a very easy to replicate problem that I hope someone has an idea on now to resolve. After I log into a new router (any new HEX router) via Winbox, layer 3 and remove the configuration, I cannot log in via the MAC address which I see and am able to populate in the winbox neighbors tab and populate the discovered mac address in the connect to field. Details follow below:
This is a Brand new out of the box HEX. This happens on ANY new HEX; I don't believe this is specific to the HEX however.
-The firewall is turned off on my Windows 10 computer.
-I run Winbox as administrator.
-I will initially log in via the 192.168.88.XXX/24 subnet using layer 3 and remove the configuration.
-I then cannot log in using Winbox via layer 2 using the discovered mac address after the configuration is removed.
-I try all 5 ports on the HEX. The only thing plugged into it is my Windows 10 computer.
Winbox indicates logging in and the very briefly downloading descriptors. Winbox disconnects but allows me to reconnect which starts the same failed process over again.
Winbox 3.2 is what is being run.
Because this doesn't work, I must spend 5 minutes removing all of the default configuration that I do not need to allow me continued access to the router.
When I am setting several of these up per day, this becomes very time consuming and inefficient.
This has been an ongoing issue for the last two years or so.