[Mikrotik] bootp through bridged interfaces?

Scott Reed sreed at nwwnet.net
Sun Apr 22 20:47:34 CDT 2012

I don't remember what version of ROS supports it, but there is a switch 
Delete the bridge.
Go to Interfaces->Ethernet
On ports 3,4,5 set the Master Port to 2.
You should now have a real switch.

On 4/22/2012 9:04 PM, Bill Prince wrote:
> We have a small POP with about a half-dozen subs on it.  I used an 
> RB450 as a cheap managed switch between the uplink and the AP.  There 
> is a DHCP server on the other end of the uplink, but it appears that 
> bootp is not passing through the RB450.
> The RB450 is running ROS 3.21.   Is this a known bug/limitation of a 
> bridged interface?  Should I be putting this guy in switch mode?
> What is the minimum rev of ROS to get the built-in switch to act as a 
> real switch (instead of a bridge)?

Scott Reed
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