MikroTik cAP Lite is a tiny access point device, perfect for public locations and hospitality businesses like hotels, airports, shopping malls etc. Included with the product are two different casings, which can easily be swapped out, or, if you really like to fit the design with the environment, we are providing 3D printer friendly design files.
The cAP lite supports 802.11b/g/n and can be powered by power over ethernet. It’s a perfect companion for the MikroTik CAPsMAN (controlled AP system manager), allowing you to control all your AP devices from one central location. The cAP lite can also be used as a stand alone access point with the full potential of RouterOS.
Connecting the MikroTik cAP Lite
- Connect POE to the Ethernet port, please see cAP lite#Powering section for instructions on how to connect POE.
- Set your computer IP configuration to automatic (DHCP).
- The device wireless access point mode is enabled by default.
- The device will boot up and Wireless network will be available for connecting.
- Open network connections on your PC, mobile phone or other device and search for MikroTik wireless network and connect to it.
- Once connected to the wireless network, open https://192.168.88.1 in your web browser to start configuration, since there is no password by default, you will be logged in automatically.
- We recommend clicking the “Check for updates” button and updating your RouterOS software to the latest version to ensure the best performance and stability.
- Choose your country, to apply country regulation settings and set up your password on the screen that loads.
Configuration the MikroTik cAP Lite
Once logged in, we recommend clicking the “Check for updates” button in the QuickSet menu, as updating your RouterOS software to the latest version ensures the best performance and stability. For wireless models, please make sure you have selected the country where the device will be used, to conform with local regulations.
RouterOS includes many configuration options in addition to what is described in this document. We suggest starting here to get yourself accustomed to the possibilities: https://mt.lv/help. In case IP connection is not available, the Winbox tool (https://mt.lv/winbox) can be used to connect to the MAC address of the device from the LAN side (all access is blocked from the Internet port by default).
For recovery purposes, it is possible to boot the device from the network, see a section Reset button.