Joshaven Potter

WISP Consulting, Software Integrations, and Network Security

Winbox for Mac

I have complied “Winbox” by MikroTik with Wine in order to make it usable on Mac. Download one of the versions below (I recommend the newest). You can run the app from anywhere but I recommend moving it to your Applications folder. Let me know if you have any issues.

Having qualified as 100% adware and spiware free, older versions of Winbox for Mac are available for download from Softpedia.

You can use the tools bar to up check for updates to update to the current version of winbox before connecting to a router.

I recorded a video on an easy to manage files because drag and drop isn't reliable.


  1. Before connecting to a router, from the tools menu, use the "Check for Updates" option.
  2. If this fails you can
    1. Right click the application icon from finder
    2. Choose "Show Package Contents"
    3. Navigate to Contents/Resources/ from within the application
    4. Replace the winbox64.exe with one downloaded from MikroTik.


If you have an M1 MAC, I believe that the best option is to use crossover.

Winbox versions 3.21 through the current (Updates in App) for macOS 64-bit Catalina and newer.

*** Note the update instructions in red text above ***

This is not a signed package, you will have to right click the application and choose open the first time.

If upgrading, you can backup your saved managed sessions from tools export but be sure to save them to a location outside of the application because overwriting the applicaiton will replace the entire winbox environment. When exporting be sure to go back to the / then find the path to your user profile.

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