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How to install Winbox on macOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:56 am

How to install Winbox on macOS

1. Follow the Mikrotik install instructions: Run Winbox on macOS. Optional, you may install Wine64 using brew: "$ brew --cask install wine-stable" or any macOS package manager. Make sure you get the 64 bit version ie "win64".

2. Create a start icon using the "Script Editor" with the Apple-script code below and save it as type Application to "/Applications/Winbox".
on run
	do shell script "/usr/local/bin/wine64 /Applications/Winbox.app/Contents/MacOS/winbox64.exe"
end run 

3. Download and copy the 64 bit version of Winbox (winbox64.exe) to "/Applications/Winbox.app/Contents/MacOS"

4 Start "System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Developer Tools" and add /Applications/Winbox
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5. Optional if you want to customize the application icon follow these instructions on stackoverflow: Customize Applescript app icon. A Winbox icon is attached in the file "Winbox.icns.zip" below or is available for download from github at the following link: https://github.com/nrlquaker/winbox-mac ... /Icon.icns
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Re: How to install Winbox on MacOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:07 am

I find the original documentation better, since not everyone wants to install HomeBrew
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Re: How to install Winbox on MacOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:24 am

Well, no! The docs are not complete. First of all It does not consider the security aspects of MacOS, secondly it lacks instructions on how to normally start GUI applications in macOS using application packages and lastly Homebrew is just an option. So my version is much better! ;-)
 
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:10 am

The documentation describes the principle. If you don't know how to use your own OS, that's not for us to teach you.
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:28 am

Hence this article. If you've got any practical considerations you are more than welcome to contribute.
 
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:19 pm

This is what I get when I go to the MT link.................. Super glad there is a MacOS user article available!

C'mon Normis give some credit to Larsa for communicating in a posiitve way with other MT users.
The only reasons for you to come in here and be negative are.
a. personal insecurity
b. the user article is far superior and you hate it when MT looks bad.
c. have the disease "not-in-controlitis"
d. you slapped a comedian who made fun of your wife.
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:29 pm

Documentation is under maintenance for a few minutes. Looks like forum article comes in handy after all :)
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:28 pm

The documentation describes the principle. If you don't know how to use your own OS, that's not for us to teach you.
This is some pride/ego talking. But well, it's the usual Normis, rude and corny, and on a broader scale, represents MikroTik's attitude towards users and customer anyways.

9/10 useful tips, guides, and data come from the community, not the Tik docs.
 
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:02 pm

The documentation describes the principle. If you don't know how to use your own OS, that's not for us to teach you.
This is some pride/ego talking. But well, it's the usual Normis, rude and corny, and on a broader scale, represents MikroTik's attitude towards users and customer anyways.

9/10 useful tips, guides, and data come from the community, not the Tik docs.
Hi Dark, I think Normis assumes the bulk of MT users are trained IT folks and we just know that aint the fact jack. I dont think its ego, I think its simply an inability to grasp that morons like me actually like to tinker beyond the dumb TP- or D-stink routers.

Where I agree there is some ego, or vanity, is the fact that he is still using that rugged and handsome youthful looking photo which I suspect bares little resemblance to current reality. :-)
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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

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Re: How to install Winbox on macOS

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