How setting IP/Packing on Mikrotik router

Briefly function of this feature is to ‘re-packs’ (repackaging) of the transmitted data packets. This feature can not be used on any network topology, so we need to be careful to apply it.

This is useful if network conditions are very busy where there are pps (packets per second) that requires a lot of process performance in terms of hardware / software. It is found in many wireless connections with too many small packets which increase pps. So, we might wonder why the performance of the network decreases while there is not much traffic.

To create a large package must wait Router small packets arrive and then packaged. With this process, it will be found some Timeout” for incoming packets. This means that latency will increase if the condition of “Low Trafficand latency will drop when the condition “High Traffic“. This is the opposite of the normal traffic (unpacked), if the conditions of high traffic (high traffic) latency will increase.

All small packages will be packed (Packing) in the source / origin (Source) and will be demolished (unpacked) once arrived at the destination (Destination). Source’ and Destination’ must know Packing Capabilityto one another. Why? Because if not the router will send packets that have been packaged (Packing) and also the packages unpacked’ to another network, for example if we have other routers in the network, but do not use the feature Packing’, then the router does not know how to disassemble (unpacked) package and will be considered as invalid packet, then in the ‘drop’.

Mikrotik use the ‘Network Neighborhoodto determine which router to use the feature ‘Packing’ and which are not. And here is how the steps to configure / ip packing . In this example we will connect two routers via WLAN and sends the packet from router A to router B.

mikrotik packing

First step, we enable Neighbour’ on the interface of the router A and router B. For the script format is as follows:

Next, we will configure the / ip packing in each router. Like topology above, we will connect as between Router A and router B, where A router we set the IP Address in the WLAN interface is (AP Bridge) and the router B is (Station). To enable us select the IP menu > Packing and click the Add (+). If we could write the script to wear on the terminal as follows:

configuration on the router Router A

mikrotik packing1

configuration on the router Router B

mikrotik packing2

Good Luck.



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