How to Disable the Bandwidth Server on Mikrotik/RouterOS

The Bandwidth test tool can be helpful to test speed between Mikrotik routers. But you can disable it if you don’t need it.

From Winbox

From Winbox click on Tools > BTest Server > Disable > OK

From Command Line

From the command line you can disable the bandwidth server by running the following command.

/tool/bandwidth-server/set enabled=no

If you are still on RouterOS 6.x use

/tool bandwidth-server set enabled=no

Enable Bandwidth test

If you need to enable the bandwidth server again, just change enabled=no to enabled=yes

/tool bandwidth-server set enabled=yes

Create Certificate on Mikrotik – WinBox

Create Certificates

Open up the Certificates window by going to /System -> Certificates. Hit the + to add a new certificate

Create Certificate Authority Certificate

First we are going to create a Certificate Authority template

Setup Certificate Authority template

Specify the key usage to “crl sign” and “key cert. sign” and apply

Set Certificate Authority Key Usage

Setup Server Certificate

Now we are going to create a server template

Setup Server Template

We need to specify “Digital signature, key encipherment, and tls server” You may need to enable/disable more depending on your use case scenario. In this case we are setting it up for OpenVPN.

Configure Server Key Usage

Sign Templates

First we need to sign the ca-template by opening up the the Certificate and hitting Sign on the right hand side. Should get the little Sign window pop up.

Sign Certificate Authority

Progress will show done when it is finished signing.

Next we need to sign the server-template. When Signing the server template, specify the ca-template in the CA: field. See below

Sign Server Certificate