Community discussions

MikroTik App
 
pgh321
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
Topic Author
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:35 pm

winbox or webfig?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:18 pm

Hi, I have only one rb2011, so no need to save lists of addresses, and I have only Linux machines.
winbox works ok with wine, but I don't like having wine on my machines, if possible.

So, does winbox do something that the web interface webfig is not able to do, or they're just different interfaces for the same stuff?

Greetings
 
plisken
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 2456
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 12:24 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Re: winbox or webfig?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:29 pm

winbox is the best way to configure the routerboard with al his options
I run winbox with wine in Linux everything is ok.
 
pgh321
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
Topic Author
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:35 pm

Re: winbox or webfig?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:32 pm

yes, I tried it too, it works well...
But I don't like having wine if not needed, so I was wondering if webfig is not reliable, has problems, or if it mirrors only some winbox commands...
If webfig has the same possibilities (and the main advantage is when dealing with many devices), I'd just stay with webfig, having only my rb2011...
 
plisken
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 2456
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 12:24 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Re: winbox or webfig?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:36 pm

Webfig has not all the possibillities that winbox has
 
nerdtron
Member Candidate
Member Candidate
Posts: 123
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:49 am

Re: winbox or webfig?

Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:14 am

The major drawback for me in webfig is that you can't connect using MAC Address. If the router has no configured IP addresses, you can't connect through webfig.
 
log
Member Candidate
Member Candidate
Posts: 105
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:37 am

Re: winbox or webfig?

Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:33 am

No need for winbox or webfig, you have linux so use ssh.
 
pgh321
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
Topic Author
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:35 pm

Re: winbox or webfig?

Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:47 am

The major drawback for me in webfig is that you can't connect using MAC Address. If the router has no configured IP addresses, you can't connect through webfig.
Ok, I was aware of this.
But if connecting with IP address, winbox and webfig replicates the same things?
ie: are there system things that winbox can change and webfig cannot?
 
User avatar
normis
MikroTik Support
MikroTik Support
Posts: 24614
Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 11:04 am
Location: Riga, Latvia

Re: winbox or webfig?

Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:50 pm

Winbox and Webfig has identical functionality. The only difference is connection over MAC and drag/drop file function. In fact, both use the same config file for drawing the menus.
No answer to your question? How to write posts
 
mmv
Trainer
Trainer
Posts: 65
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:03 pm
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact:

Re: winbox or webfig?

Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:28 pm

Because Winbox under wine really download files to wine Temp folder, but fail to integrate with gnome desktop, I make Nautilus action to move these files from Temp folder to current in Nautilus.

Big drawback, it work first time on open winbox. Second try, winbox quickly remove files after downloading :-(
Sometimes close and open Files window help, but it hard to reproduce.

But anyway it very handy, because download for me usually one shot action.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Mikhail Moskalev

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DanMos79, FRANKMUNOZ, philipaps and 102 guests