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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/7/2019.

WinBox is a small utility that allows administration of Mikrotik RouterOS using a fast and simple GUI. It is a native Win32 binary, but can be run on Linux and Mac OSX using Wine.

All WinBox interface functions are as close as possible to Console functions. Some of advanced and system critical configurations are not possible from WinBox, like MAC address change on an interface.

Note: WinBox is obviously freeware, but no details about the license are available either on the application website or in the application itself.

To install WinBox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install winbox

To upgrade WinBox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade winbox


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'winbox'
    $appName = 'WinBox'
    $url = ''
    $dir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $exe = $packageName + '.exe'
    $fullPath = Join-Path -Path $dir -ChildPath $exe
    $checksum = '609b09495064f63f977697a5a000750952aa0c1d'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $startFolder = $appName
    $processName = 'winbox'
    Function CreateStartMenuShortcut {
        $startMenuFolderPath = Join-Path -Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Programs')) `
            -ChildPath $startFolder
        New-Item $startMenuFolderPath -Type Directory -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If (Test-Path -Path $startMenuFolderPath -PathType Container) {
                Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath `
                    (Join-Path -Path $startMenuFolderPath -ChildPath ($appName + '.lnk')) `
                    -targetPath $fullPath -workingDirectory $dir
        } Else {
            Write-Warning "Start menu folder couldn't be created."
    Stop-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    # Workaround for
    Remove-Item -Path $fullPath -Force -Confirm:$FALSE -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -packageName $packageName -fileFullPath $fullPath -url $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    # create .gui file
    New-Item -Path $dir -Name ($exe + '.gui') -ItemType file
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $startFolder = 'WinBox'
    Function RemoveStartMenuShortcut {
        $startMenuFolderPath = Join-Path -Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Programs')) `
            -ChildPath $startFolder
        Remove-Item $startMenuFolderPath -Recurse -Force -Confirm:$FALSE -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Stop-Process -Name 'winbox' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • MikroTik


Release Notes

Winbox changelog

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
WinBox 3.18 52815 Saturday, September 22, 2018 approved
WinBox 3.17 8379 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 approved
WinBox 3.16 4961 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
WinBox 3.14 1313 Sunday, June 10, 2018 approved
WinBox 3.12 884 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 approved
WinBox 3.11 1561 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 approved
WinBox 3.10 624 Sunday, January 29, 2017 approved
WinBox 3.9 439 Saturday, January 21, 2017 approved
WinBox 3.7 889 Saturday, October 8, 2016 approved
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