Some simple steps will do, but there ARE some caveats
- Insert the CF card into a card reader in your Windows PC.
- Install MikroTik RouterOS onto that CF card using the netinstall program.
- DO INCLUDE the routerboard package! (Otherwise RouterOS will NOT really reboot later if you issue a reboot command!)
- Put the CF card into the WRAP board, boot up. After RouterOS finished installing itself it is trying to reboot - but won't (!) succeed this first time. You have to manually reboot by removing power to the WRAP board for some seconds here.
- After that you have a running RouterOS install on the WRAP board.
Most people telling they couldn't get RouterOS running on a WRAP board tend to have problems with the serial port settings. There are two "things" taking control over the serial port on a WRAP board when booting:
1. The WRAP BIOS during the first boot stage. This has a default baud rate of 38.400 bit/s.
2. The RouterOS serial console (after RouterOS has booted). This has a default baud rate of 9.600 bit/s.
So you either have to
- switch baud rate in your terminal program at the right time or
- make both parts use the same baud rate (more sensible).
You can change the serial port baud rate in RouterOS, but when issuing a "system reset" command (thereby erasing all config in it), it's revert to 9.600 bit/s.
So my suggestion is to set the baud rate of the WRAP BIOS to 9.600 bit/s, too. If you only use the serial console for first config steps (activating interfaces, adding ip addresses) and do the rest via ssh/WinBox, this won't hurt much...
PS: Yes, I know - this should go into the Wiki... If time permits...