Changing the login page of a MikroTik hotspot is a great way to personalize your network and provide a unique user experience. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to change the MikroTik hotspot login page, adding some personal touches and commentary along the way.
Why Change the MikroTik Hotspot Login Page?
Before we dive into the technical details, let’s talk about why you might want to change the default MikroTik hotspot login page. By default, MikroTik provides a simple and functional login page, but it may not reflect the branding or aesthetic you desire. Customizing the login page allows you to create a more professional and cohesive look that aligns with your organization’s brand identity.
Step 1: Prepare the Custom Login Page
The first step is to prepare the custom login page that you want to use. This could be a simple HTML file or a more elaborate web page that reflects your brand’s colors and style. If you have web development experience, you can create the login page from scratch. Alternatively, you can use a template or hire a web designer to create a custom login page for you.
Step 2: Access the MikroTik Router
Next, you’ll need to access your MikroTik router’s web interface. Open your preferred web browser and enter the IP address of your router in the address bar. If you’re unsure about the IP address, you can find it by running the
/ip address print command in the MikroTik console.
Step 3: Navigate to the Hotspot Settings
Once you have accessed the MikroTik router’s web interface, navigate to the “Hotspot” section. This can usually be found in the left sidebar or under the “IP” menu. Click on the “Hotspot” option to access the hotspot settings.
Step 4: Customize the Login Page
Within the hotspot settings, you should find an option to customize the login page. The exact location and label may vary depending on the version of MikroTik RouterOS you are using. Look for options such as “Login Profiles” or “HTML Settings.”
Click on the appropriate option to open the login page customization settings. Here, you will find fields where you can upload or paste the HTML code of your custom login page. Take the HTML code of your custom login page and paste it into the provided field.
Step 5: Save and Apply the Changes
After pasting the HTML code of your custom login page, click on the “Apply” or “Save” button to save the changes. The MikroTik router will now use your custom login page instead of the default one. Make sure to test the new login page by connecting to the hotspot network and accessing the login page in a web browser.
Changing the MikroTik hotspot login page is a simple but powerful way to personalize your network and enhance the user experience. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily replace the default login page with a custom one that reflects your brand’s identity. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your personal touch to the login page!