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Access router over mac address over another mikrotik

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:58 am
by GeniuZ
Hello, how can I forward mac address packets from one lan to another?
me ---------- ether1-mikrotikA-ether2 ------------ mikrotikB
I want access mikrotik B over mac address, is it possible?
Actively immediate timeout is returned when I try it:
could not connect to "MAC ADDRESS" (port 20561) - timeout
Thank you.

Re: Access router over mac address over another mikrotik

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:34 pm
by mrz
You can connect to mac address only if both devices are in the same broadcast domain.

Re: Access router over mac address over another mikrotik

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:02 pm
by GeniuZ
And can I do any NAT so devices looks like in one domain?

Re: Access router over mac address over another mikrotik

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:28 pm
by fewi
No. That isn't how NAT works. NAT is Network Address Translation, so it translates network addresses, i.e. IP addresses. NAT usually happens on routers, and routers still split up broadcast domains.

If you have another router on the same broadcast domain as the one you need to access (i.e. they both have interfaces on the same network) you can use MAC telnet from one router to the other. You can not use MAC telnet or MAC winbox between a client and a router where the data path goes through another router.

Re: Access router over mac address over another mikrotik

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:40 am
by haakon
You can put them in the same domain by using "switch" capabillity of your routerboard (if it exists) or by bridting the two interfaces.
You can also add firewall rules to the bridge, but i'm quite sure this is very cpu demanding of your RB.