How to deploy WFilter free with mikrotik routerOS(ROS)?

The “packet streaming” feature in RouterOS can send network packets to a network parser for analysis. In case when you don’t have a manageable switch, you can enable this feature for WFilter to monitor and filter network computers.

In this blog, I will demonstrate you to set up WFilter free for web filtering with RouterOS.

Enable Packet Streaming

In “Tools”->”Packet Sniffer”, choose the lan interface as the sniffer interface.

Set the WFilter server ip as the streaming server

Done, now you shall be able to monitor all network computers in WFilter Free or WFilter Enterprise.

Let’s add a blocking policy to check.

First, add a blocking level.

Block web surfing

Second, apply this blocking policy to target ip range.

Check blocking

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