WebFig is a web based RouterOS configuration utility. It is accessible directly from the router and no additional software is required (except web browser, of course).
As Webfig is platform independent, it can be used to configure router directly from various mobile devices without need of a software developed for specific platform.
WebFig is designed as an alternitive of WinBox, both have similar layouts and both have access to almost any feature of RouterOS.
Connecting to Router
WebFig can be launched from the routers home page which is accessible by entering routers IP address in the browser. When home page is successfully loaded, choose webfig from the list of available icons as illustrated in screenshot.
After clicking on webfig icon, login prompt will ask you to enter username and password. Enter login information and click connect.
Now you should be able to see webfig in action.
RouterOS http service now listens on ipv6 address, too. To connect to IPv6, in your browser enter ipv6 address in square brackets, for example[2001:db8:1::4]. If it is required to connect to link local address, don't forget to specify interface name or interface id on windows, for example [fe80::9f94:9396%ether1].
WebFig interface is designed to be very intuitive especially for WinBox users. It has very similar layout: menu bar on the left side, undo/redo at the top and work are at the rest of available space.
When connected to router, browsers title bar (tab name on Chrome) displays currently opened menu, user name used to authenticate, ip address, system identity, ROS version and RouterBOARD model in following format:
[menu] at [username]@[Router's IP] ( [RouterID] ) - Webfig [ROS version] on [RB model] ([platform])
Menu bar has almost the same design as WinBox menu bar. Little arrow on the right side of the menu item indicates that this menu has several sub-menus.
When clicking on such menu item, sub-menus will be listed and the arrow will be pointing down, indicating that sub-menus are listed.
At the top you can see three common buttons Undo/Redo buttons similar to winbox and one additional button Log Out. In the top right corner, you can see WebFig logo and RouterBOARDS model name.
Work area has tab design, where you can switch between several configuration tabs, for example in screenshot there are listed all tabs available in Bridge menu (Bridge, Ports, Filters, NAT, Rules).
Below the tabs are listed buttons for all menu specific commands, for example Add New andSettings.
The last part is table of all menu items. First column of an item has item specific command buttons:
When clicking on one of the listed items, webfig will open new page showing all configurable parameters, item specific commands and status.
There are also item specific command buttons (Ok, Cancel, Apply, Remove and Torch). These can vary between different items. For example Torch is available only for interfaces.
Common Item buttons:
- Ok - apply changes to parameters and exit;
- Cancel - exit and do not apply changes;
- Apply - apply changes and stay on current page;
- Remove - remove current item.
Status bar similar to winbox shows current status of item specific flags (e.g running flag). Grey-ed out flag means that it is not active. In example screenshot you can see that running is in solid black and slave is grey-ed, which means that interface is running and is not a slave interface.
List of properties is divided in several sections, for example "General", "STP", "Status", "Traffic". In winbox these sections are located in separate tabs, but webfig lists them all in one page specifying section name. In screenshotyou can see "General" section. Grey-edout properties mean that they are read-only and configuration is not possible.
Work with Files
Webfig allows to upload files directly to the router, without using FTP services. To upload files, open Files menu, click on Choose File button, pick file and wait until file is uploaded.