Quick Setup Guide and Warranty Information
The RB953 is equipped with three Gigabit Ethernet ports, two SFP cages and two miniPCI slots. It also has a built-
in 5GHz wireless device with three-chain support (three antenna connectors).
Assembling the Hardware
First use of the board:
1. Insert the miniPCI cards
2. Install the board in a case and connect antenna cables
3. Connect other peripherals and cables
4. Plug in PoE powered Ethernet to turn on the board
The device comes with a thermal pad, which is located inside a small bag. This thermal pad will ensure heat
transfer between the backside of RB953 wireless device heatsink, and the indoor or outdoor case, where it will be
mounted. The thermal pad should be put on the rectangular area of the RB953 heatsink, so that it is pressing
against the device case, when it is mounted.
It’s possible to power the device with the following methods:
The first Ethernet port (Ether1) accepts 8-30V DC input (at the board; higher voltage needed to compensate
for power loss on long cables; at least 18V suggested) from non-standard (passive) Power over Ethernet
injectors. This device does not work with IEEE802.3af compliant 48V power injectors.
DC power jack which accepts 8-30V (5.5mm outside and 2mm inside diameter, female, pin positive plug)
RouterOS is the operating system of all RouterBOARD routers. Please see detailed configuration guide
First, RouterBOOT loader is started. It displays some useful information on the onboard RS232C asynchronous
serial port. The serial port is set by default to 115200bit/s, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
The RouterOS system will then load. It will be also indicated by two beeps. Winbox or a web browser should be
used to connect to the default IP address of 192.168.88.1 with the username admin and no password.
In case you wish to boot the device from network, for example to use MikroTik Netinstall, hold the RESET button of
the device when starting it until the LED light turns off, and it will start to look for Netinstall servers.
In case IP connection is not available, Winbox can also be used to connect to the MAC address of the device. More
information here: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/First_time_startup
See www.routerboard.com for more information. Contact email@example.com for support questions. 10/07/17