Got myself a mAP because I need an ethernet port far from my router --> plan to use the mAP as bridge at that location, so need to configure it as wifi client & bridge.
Following the initial setup instructions, I connected the mAP to my laptop by UTP, and then attempted to access WebFig at 192.168.88.1. No response. Tried with different cables and different laptops even. Nothing. Tried through WinBox, both by IP and by mAP MAC address. No connection, no access. Checked if it made a difference if I assigned the laptop ethernet adapter a static ip address in the same subnet as the mAP. It doesn't. Checked ARP with the device connected. Only the laptop is shown, with an APIPA address.
I was able to access the mAP WebFig by connecting to the Mikrotik SSID it broadcasts by default (which is how I obtained the MAC). Was able to create a new admin account and delete the default admin. So the device itself is working. Even got it to connect to my home wifi. After which, of course, I lost connection, and since it's set to static IP, it didn't get an ip address from my router, and was no longer available to connect. I can't set it to DHCP first either, since that drops my connection to the Mikrotik SSID. In other words: I really do need the ethernet connection to configure it.
I've reset the mAP to defaults (multiple times even, after each failed config attempt). What else do I need to do to connect to the mAP by UTP? What am I missing?