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Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:26 pm

Could the creation of Winbox for Linux and Mac OSx?
For I perceive some limitations Winbox running by Wine, one of them and easy to transfer files.
It would be interesting to him than baixarmos Mikrotik RouterOS he identify the system and provide the correct version.
I believe many would approve, and cease to use Wine to run Winbox on Mac OSx or Linux.


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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:30 pm

For MacOS this works great. You don't need to install Wine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669437/Winbox_1.4.dmg

File drag-n-drop does not work, but the rest works great.
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:12 pm

on latest versions of wine (I am using wine 1.4 Ubuntu Precise) file drag and drop is working in linux
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:19 pm

For MacOS this works great. You don't need to install Wine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669437/Winbox_1.4.dmg

File drag-n-drop does not work, but the rest works great.
Normis thanks, worked perfectly.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:33 pm

Thank for winbox for mac.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:03 pm

hi
how about a package for thedude as well
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:25 pm

thanks a lot! in Mountain Lion X11 is droped, and wine not run for now... this version of winbox for mac run very well!!
 
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Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:35 am

thanks a lot! in Mountain Lion X11 is droped, and wine not run for now... this version of winbox for mac run very well!!
You can download X11 for mountain lion. I prefer using wine or crossover because I can open multiple boxes. I have not tried a new bottled version for a while, can you open multiple now?
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:10 pm

I don't have any issue using the dude or winbox on Mac OSX Mountain Lion with wine and xquartz.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:35 pm

I don't have any issue using the dude or winbox on Mac OSX Mountain Lion with wine and xquartz.
can you drag and drop files
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:38 am

can you drag and drop files
have you tried to upgrade your wine? :)
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Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:22 am

can you drag and drop files
have you tried to upgrade your wine? :)
Does it really work? What version of wine are you using?
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:52 pm

we are using crossover office at the monent
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:26 am

I don't have any issue using the dude or winbox on Mac OSX Mountain Lion with wine and xquartz.
can you drag and drop files
No, I cant I didnt think this was possible but I did see someone mention it.
Not that it is a huge deal.

If anyone knows how to, with macports wine, and mountain lion, xquartz, let me know!
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:53 pm

I did make a Dude 3.6 package that is similar to the winbox one above.

It works great on my ML install, if anyone is interested it in it I can make a dmg of it and post it up.
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:44 pm

I did make a Dude 3.6 package that is similar to the winbox one above.

It works great on my ML install, if anyone is interested it in it I can make a dmg of it and post it up.


could you make 1 of the dude 4 beta 3 and upload it
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:47 am

No, I cant I didnt think this was possible but I did see someone mention it.
Not that it is a huge deal.

If anyone knows how to, with macports wine, and mountain lion, xquartz, let me know!
well, it works on Linux since wine 1.3
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:02 pm

For MacOS this works great. You don't need to install Wine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669437/Winbox_1.4.dmg

File drag-n-drop does not work, but the rest works great.

This solution works fine, BUT open only ONE stance of winbox at time. I use the payed solution called parallels desktop, it works extremely fine, opens many instances of winbox but costs MONEY...

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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Alternative to Parallels is VirtualBox which is free of charge.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:18 pm

Parallels is one of the best software I purchased for my Mac, (few) money very well spent.
The Coherence interface, and the integration, is spectacular.

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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:58 am

Have you gotten netinstall to work under Parallels? I had more success with VirtualBox the last time I tried. That was about 1.5 years ago. Luckily, I haven't had to netinstall since.
 
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Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:20 pm

Never tried. I will try and I'll post the results.

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Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:42 pm

Yes, it works: Netinstall & Putty (using serial cable) in Win7 under Coherence with Parallels.

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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 pm

For MacOS this works great. You don't need to install Wine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669437/Winbox_1.4.dmg

File drag-n-drop does not work, but the rest works great.

I can't connect to RB using mac-address. Is it working on it?

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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:35 am

Yes, it works: Netinstall & Putty (using serial cable) in Win7 under Coherence with Parallels.

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Thanks, maybe I'll spring for the Parallels 7 upgrade...
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:45 am

I can't connect to RB using mac-address. Is it working on it?

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It doesn't like to find RBs on ethernet when airport is enabled/primary network connection. Disable Airport or connect RB ethernet, not ether1 if still default config, to wired part of the LAN to which your airport is connected. In other words, only use one network interface on your Mac. At least, that's how it works for me with winbox running under Wine on my OS X 10.6.8 laptop.

The default MikroTik configs block discovery on ether1.
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:54 am

Yes, it works: Netinstall & Putty (using serial cable) in Win7 under Coherence with Parallels.

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Thanks, maybe I'll spring for the Parallels 7 upgrade...
I'm using the new version 8, but all was working fine also in the previous version 7.
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:26 pm

I'm using Wineskin Winery, it's freeware.
You can open more than one Winbox instances using "open -n".
Everything is working fine but the drag&drop.
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:32 pm

I made a workaround for Winbox Mac.

Instructions:
1.- Download https://dl.dropbox.com/s/b8zkqy9a1lqunqi/Winbox.zip
2.- Unzip the file to your Applications folder, It will run ONLY from there.


Notes:
-Tested up to OSX 10.8.2.
-Can run multiple instances.
-"New terminal" window characters are shown properly.
-Drag and drop file does not work.

Let me know if it worked for you, worked great here.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:08 pm

I made a workaround for Winbox Mac.

Instructions:
1.- Download https://dl.dropbox.com/s/b8zkqy9a1lqunqi/Winbox.zip
2.- Unzip the file to your Applications folder, It will run ONLY from there.


Notes:
-Tested up to OSX 10.8.2.
-Can run multiple instances.
-"New terminal" window characters are shown properly.
-Drag and drop file does not work.

Let me know if it worked for you, worked great here.
this is better it can run multiple..
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:03 am

Thanks Normis works great
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:06 pm

A winbox version that worked in Linux desktops would be awesome! However winbox has worked in wine for me with no problems for over two years. I do have issues pushing and pulling files though winbox but I did't realize that that worked in windows anyways lol. I have tried on ubuntu 11.10-12.10, centOS 5.8-6.2, pinguy on the 4.6 kernel, Debian 6.0-6.2. It works on pretty much any Linux distro that can run wine-1.3 or wine-1.4 and has a graphical interface.
on latest versions of wine (I am using wine 1.4 Ubuntu Precise) file drag and drop is working in linux
Winbox drag and drop does not work for my Precise Desktop but I always use sftp anyways so no biggy.

root@xxxxx:~$ wine --version
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root@xxxxx:~$ uname -a
Linux bla.bla.com 3.2.0-38-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 19 12:18:21 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@xxxxx:~$


Wine and Winbox get along quite nice overall but using the dude as service in coalition with wine is something that I would like to avoid. Wine can be a little fluky from time to time. I'm about to make a Dude server out of a Linux box. I will be converting from whatsupgold to the dude for a majority of our networks monitoring and I would like for it to be on a very stable machine. It would make more sense to run the dude as a true Linux service instead of though wine since It will be a service that our networks(and sleep) are reliant on. Any thoughts?

Wine and the dude have worked ok so far so maybe it really doesn't matter. It is disappointing that the dude will not send mail with outgoing authentication though. If you are running the dude on a machine that does not have a full fledged mail server running on its localhost it is a pain in the axx.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:56 am

Linux, Wine, Winbox and a terminal window within Winbox is a mess. I've yet to see these fonts rendered OK and the text input surviving deletion or moving the cursor backwards. All the rest of Winbox elements seems to work fine. As the MikroTik is unwilling to implement any native Linux tools in that space, I expect the MikroTik to take a look and issue some patches/fixes to upstream Wine developers that address that issue. Only one can hope...
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:24 pm

Winbox is working great for me under Wine, except for the drag and drop. The drag INTO winbox is great, the drag OUT of winbox is what is FAIL. However, FTP access is AOK, so that's a fine work around for now? I'll try to force a wine upgrade and see if the drag and drop works better..... When I have time. :/
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:18 am

I have been using Winbox under VMware fusion. Works quite well. With an SSD windows boots in about 5 seconds.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Thu May 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Good news for Mac owners

Using crossover starting from version 12.2.0, (using mac driver) you can finally drag files to winbox, I already tested and works perfectly!

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Mon May 06, 2013 7:43 pm

For MacOS this works great. You don't need to install Wine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669437/Winbox_1.4.dmg

File drag-n-drop does not work, but the rest works great.
Thanks Normis.. work well with Mountain Lion.. See you in Jakarta.. :)
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:28 pm

Linux, Wine, Winbox and a terminal window within Winbox is a mess. I've yet to see these fonts rendered OK and the text input surviving deletion or moving the cursor backwards. All the rest of Winbox elements seems to work fine. As the MikroTik is unwilling to implement any native Linux tools in that space, I expect the MikroTik to take a look and issue some patches/fixes to upstream Wine developers that address that issue. Only one can hope...
I'm using wine version wine-1.5.31 on Mac OS 10.7.5 without problem. For me, terminal windows inside of Winbox works fine, including deletion and moving the cursor backwards.

It is possible to drag-and-drop files from the Mac into Winbox, but I cannot drag-and-drop from Winbox to the Mac. Generally, I need to transfer files from Mac to Winbox, so this is not a big problem for me.

Everything else seems to work fine. I can open multiple windows, copy and paste, etc. I find this all very acceptable.

I realize the above quoted post referenced Linux rather than Mac OS, but I thought my Mac experience would be relevant.

BTW, I obtained Wine 1.5.31 by downloading the latest WineBottler image, which includes both WineBottler and Wine-1.5.31. I didn't "bottle" my Winbox.exe, though. I just double-clicked the winbox.exe icon and let Wine do it's thing. Since this is working so well, I didn't see a need to have WineBottler bottle my Winbox.exe into a Mac app.
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Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:40 pm

Linux, Wine, Winbox and a terminal window within Winbox is a mess. I've yet to see these fonts rendered OK and the text input surviving deletion or moving the cursor backwards. All the rest of Winbox elements seems to work fine. As the MikroTik is unwilling to implement any native Linux tools in that space, I expect the MikroTik to take a look and issue some patches/fixes to upstream Wine developers that address that issue. Only one can hope...
I'm using wine version wine-1.5.31 on Mac OS 10.7.5 without problem. For me, terminal windows inside of Winbox works fine, including deletion and moving the cursor backwards.

It is possible to drag-and-drop files from the Mac into Winbox, but I cannot drag-and-drop from Winbox to the Mac. Generally, I need to transfer files from Mac to Winbox, so this is not a big problem for me.

Everything else seems to work fine. I can open multiple windows, copy and paste, etc. I find this all very acceptable.

I realize the above quoted post referenced Linux rather than Mac OS, but I thought my Mac experience would be relevant.

BTW, I obtained Wine 1.5.31 by downloading the latest WineBottler image, which includes both WineBottler and Wine-1.5.31. I didn't "bottle" my Winbox.exe, though. I just double-clicked the winbox.exe icon and let Wine do it's thing. Since this is working so well, I didn't see a need to have WineBottler bottle my Winbox.exe into a Mac app.
On Linux with wine 1.5.29 it is still a mess.
 
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:20 am

On Linux with wine 1.5.29 it is still a mess.
What is? We use it on Wine and it works great in Linux.
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:31 am

if you have problems with fonts, you can change them in wine configuration to something different that is looking better for you. That is especially evident using monospaced fonts for CLI -
winbox->new terminal
 
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Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:57 pm

if you have problems with fonts, you can change them in wine configuration to something different that is looking better for you. That is especially evident using monospaced fonts for CLI -
winbox->new terminal
It was somewhat helpful, but as I found no obvious/neat way to change the fonts in wine configuration (should I regedit it?) and I used that instead:
yum install cabextract
wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks 
./winetricks allfonts
It seems not to be perfect, but at least (initially) the winbox is more pleasant to work with.

What font(s) does the winbox.exe use for the console?
Should the winbox.exe bundle these with itself?

Maybe someone should put that font issue and possible workaround info into the ROS WIKI as well.
 
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:52 pm

there are a lot of guides on how to fix/adjust/change font settings in wine. Any one of them will be useful for your arch. Also, you could try to load windows theme file as suggested in some of those writeups.
 
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Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:58 am

I can't connect to RB using mac-address. Is it working on it?

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It doesn't like to find RBs on ethernet when airport is enabled/primary network connection. Disable Airport or connect RB ethernet, not ether1 if still default config, to wired part of the LAN to which your airport is connected. In other words, only use one network interface on your Mac. At least, that's how it works for me with winbox running under Wine on my OS X 10.6.8 laptop.
Using Parallels, the trick is to switch Network menu from "Shared" to "Bridged to (your choice of) Port" to enable MAC address detection and addressing in Winbox. You can do this on the fly without restarting Windows. This also allows you the luxury of talking to your board in Windows while being able to access the live internet via your "other" interface in OS X in order to scan the wiki, etc.

What I need now is to find a way to run Netinstall over Parallels over ethernet (not serial, very few RBs I use even have serial). Right now I have to reboot into native Windows, then hardcode IP addresses in the interface in Windows and reboot multiple times before Netinstall will work, then reverse it all to make Parallels work again. Major pain.
 
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks Installed it on my mac and it is working , I am running OSX 10.8.5 :)
 
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What I need now is to find a way to run Netinstall over Parallels over ethernet (not serial, very few RBs I use even have serial). Right now I have to reboot into native Windows, then hardcode IP addresses in the interface in Windows and reboot multiple times before Netinstall will work, then reverse it all to make Parallels work again. Major pain.
Are you still having a problem? I have never had this problem with my parallels.
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I played with NetInstall for most of a day a few months back. It was so touchy that I made myself a checklist (below). Now I can get it to work reliably in Parallels.

The run-as-administrator thing is crucial, as it was for The Dude (not understanding this this stopped me from being able to set up The Dude for years).

Some prep was also involved, using netsh to set up a permanent default IP address for the ethernet dongle, because if you try to use the normal Windows GUI tools to do this, it demands you reboot after EVERY change, and a lot of times I found that the changes didn't take effect anyway. I use a cheap USB/ethernet dongle ($7) from Monoprice to do netboots and CPE setups, as it allows me to set up and leave all the canned IP addresses lying around in Windows without negatively affecting how the "real" ethernet port works.

My personal cheat sheet:

NETINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

WINDOWS NATIVE

Before rebooting ino Windows, make sure to copy the RouterOS files off the Mac drive.

Use the Monoprice dongle, which is set to 192.168.99.1.
DISCONNECT the other ethernet channel, and turn off the wireless card.
Run the Netinstall program AS ADMINISTRATOR. (In fact, set this in Properties.)
Turn ON Netboot, using 192.168.99.10.
The Firewall does NOT have to be disabled.
Make sure you have the cable in PORT ONE of a multi-port Routerboard.
Hold the RB button in until the LED stops blinking, then release.
The router should appear in the upper window.
If something (like "Previous Install") comes up in the Sets window, DELETE IT.
Click on Select All
Click on Install.

PARALLELS

Make sure Windows OWNS the (Monoprice) adapter device exclusively!

Make sure the address is set properly as above.
Follow all instructions above.

If install doesn't work first time, quit and quickly restart Netinstall while the router is still attached -- often it will come up and be receptive the second time.
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:42 pm

I don't go through any of that. I just make sure my virtual adapter is set to bridged mode in Parallels and run Netinstall as administrator.

Thats it for me. No special adapters or anything.
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Re: Winbox for Mac OSx & Windows & Linux

Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:52 pm

The reason I use a separate adapter is so I can continue to access the "real" internet (e.g., the MikroTIk wiki) from OS X while Windows is playing with a Mikrotik that isn't connected to anything.

Curiously, I needed to run two bricked customer SXTs through netinstall yesterday, followed the checklist to the letter, and failed miserably. They were so baked that they didn't even beep when power was applied. Luckily, putting the router in netinstall mode with the reset button spontaneously jostled both radios out of their comas.

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