So this is a day or so after my video went up, I struggled to find time to get it written but I do like to get them up in tandem so there is both a written explanation and a video guide to setting things up.
I have just put up a new video focused on securing a MikroTik RouterOS device. Securing the device is often something overlooked however in this video I attempt to offer some guidance on how to make sure no unauthorised access is made.
UPnP is helpful in certain situations where you need a device to poke holes in your firewall for particular services, the most common usage of UPnP in MikroTik is for online gamers who want to achieve an open NAT type for their XBOX One’s, PS4’s and other applicable gaming consoles. Some CCTV systems do offer usage of UPnP for remote viewing. UPnP is seen as a bit of a security flaw because it allows devices to poke their own holes, if a device becomes compromised it could open your network up to a lot of nasty stuff from the web, you should only really use it as a temporary measure whilst you employ a good port forwarding structure or where port forwarding is not possible.
Both written and video tutorials are now written for adding UPnP to your router using MikroTik RouterOS. UPnP is a nice easy one to do but should only be used if you absolutely can’t forward the relevant ports.
Written tutorial can be found here
Video can be found here
I’ve had my YouTube video out there for a while now (link) and whilst it does get a fair amount of traffic I have always wanted to follow it up with something written as well.
I’ve now just added in a full written tutorial of how to achieve this by using my easy to use drag and drop .rsc file. Head over to the MikroTik section to see more or for a direct link go here