Mikrotik Dropping Guest Connections

By default, the Mikrotik WLAN devices have a set frequency assigned to the radios within the device. If guest connections are dropping, it COULD indicate that there is noise or interference on the default channel setup in the Mikrotik. You may use Winbox to connect locally to a controller and try to change the frequency to ‘Auto”.

If the device is already deployed in the field and you want to change the channel to “auto” which is supposed to allow the controller to choose the best frequency, then you can send a command to the controller though the Smart WiFi Dashboard.

Sending ANY commend to the Mikrotik through the Smart WiFi Dashboard is AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is a possibility that you can send the wrong command and make the gateway go down. It’s best to TEST the command FIRST on a Mikrotik that is local to you!

Run the following command to set the WLAN interface to “auto” detect the best frequency.

Be sure that the gateway is ‘Connected’ to the SMart WiFi Dashboard before attempting to run and commands:

[alert style=”info”]NOTE: The following script is set for the default Mikrotik configurations. If you manually changed any settings such as the name of WLAN1 or if you;re trying to configure WLAN 2 then adjust the script accordingly.[/alert]

/interface wireless set wlan1 mode=ap-bridge wireless-protocol=802.11 frequency=auto band=2ghz-b/g/n channel-width=20mhz distance=indoors frequency-mode=regulatory-domain country=”united states”


Updated on October 9, 2019

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