RoMON-Router Management Overlay Network

RoMON Features


● Secure Layer2 access to MikroTik devices via:

  • – Physical connection
  • – Through a Layer2 tunnel


● Discovery and Management of the Mikrotik devices via:

  • – Ping
  • – SSH
  • – Winbox


● Discovery of RoMON devices over multiple hops


● Tunnel Winbox connection to a remote location for


  • management of RoMON enabled devices at the remote location

RoMON connection


● RoMON enabled devices establishes a independent MAC layer peer discovery and data forwarding protocol


● RoMON network operates independent from L2 or L3 forwarding configuration


● Communication is based on the RoMON ID which is taken from the first MAC address of the board


● Supports only Wireless and Ethernet like interfaces


● MikroTik Proprietary protocol


RoMON configuration


● RoMON device ID can be changed


● Secret – global passphrase for communicatinon to other RoMON devices


RoMON Ports

● Interfaces on which RoMON can do communication
● Different Cost Interfaces


  • – Same Cost used for TX/RX


● Override Secret for Interfaces


RoMON using Winbox

  • Connect to RoMON enabled router using v3.x Winbox with IP or MAC address


RoMON using Winbox

  • Select the routers RoMON ID to connect to
  • RoMON Winbox Features  
  • Using a RoMON enabled network device connection it is possible to connect to any RoMON enabled device which is reachable from the host device
  • Provides easy Winbox management withing remote networks like it would be a local network
  • Drag-and-drop supported to upload files to the remote RoMON device