How To Bypass Mikrotik Hotspot Login Page In Windows 7

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As a frequent user of MikroTik routers, I have often encountered the MikroTik Hotspot login page when trying to access the internet. While this login page serves as an effective security measure, it can be quite frustrating to constantly enter login credentials every time I connect to the network. After some research and experimentation, I have discovered a way to bypass the MikroTik Hotspot login page on Windows 7. In this article, I will share this method with you and provide step-by-step instructions.

Disclaimer:

Before we proceed, it is important to acknowledge that bypassing a hotspot login page may violate the terms of service set by the network owner or internet service provider. It is essential to obtain proper permissions and use this method responsibly. I do not encourage or endorse any unethical or illegal activities, and this article is intended for educational purposes only.

Step 1: Obtaining the MikroTik Hotspot IP Address

The first step is to identify the IP address of the MikroTik Hotspot login page. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the network where the MikroTik Hotspot login page appears.
  2. Open Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key, typing “cmd”, and hitting Enter.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type “ipconfig” and press Enter.
  4. Look for the “Default Gateway” under the network adapter that is connected to the MikroTik hotspot. The IP address next to “Default Gateway” is the IP address we need.

Make note of the IP address as we will need it in the next steps.

Step 2: Editing the Windows Hosts File

Now that we have the MikroTik Hotspot IP address, we can proceed to edit the Windows hosts file. The hosts file allows us to map domain names to specific IP addresses locally on our computer. By adding an entry for the MikroTik Hotspot login page to the hosts file, we can bypass the actual login page and access the internet directly. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Notepad as an administrator by right-clicking on the Notepad program and selecting “Run as administrator”.
  2. In Notepad, click on “File” and then “Open”.
  3. Go to the location “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”.
  4. Change the file type filter to “All Files” instead of “Text Documents”.
  5. Select the “hosts” file and click “Open”.
  6. Add a new line at the end of the file with the following format: {MikroTik_Hotspot_IP_Address} domainname.com
  7. Replace {MikroTik_Hotspot_IP_Address} with the actual IP address obtained in Step 1.
  8. Replace domainname.com with any domain name you prefer. This will be the domain you will enter in your browser to bypass the login page.
  9. Save the hosts file and close Notepad.

Step 3: Bypassing the MikroTik Hotspot Login Page

Now that we have edited the hosts file, we can proceed to bypass the MikroTik Hotspot login page. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. In the address bar, enter the domain name you added to the hosts file (e.g., domainname.com).
  3. Press Enter to load the webpage.

If everything was done correctly, you should now be able to access the internet without seeing the MikroTik Hotspot login page.

Conclusion

In this article, I have shared a method to bypass the MikroTik Hotspot login page on Windows 7. However, it is essential to remember that bypassing such security measures may violate terms of service and could have legal and ethical implications. It is always recommended to obtain proper permissions before attempting to bypass any login pages. Additionally, it is crucial to use this method responsibly and for educational purposes only. Stay safe and respect network owner’s policies.