I'm trying to do static routing using actual devices. Below is my setup:

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The left router is a MikroTik RouterBoard hAP lite.

The right router is a MikroTik RouterBoard hAP ac.

I want to ping from laptop to laptop.

I configured static route on both routers. Here's the routing table:

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It works fine on packet tracer.

But in actual, I can ping every address from each laptop except the other laptop.

Both laptop have gateways.

What could be wrong here?

  • For a device to be on-topic here, the manufacturer must offer optional, paid support. Unfortunately, MikroTik does not offer that. You could try to ask this question on Super User.
    – Ron Maupin
    Dec 20, 2020 at 13:44

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Static route configuration in both R1 & R2 router configuration is correct . According to your configuration should be able to establish connectivity among both laptop s without any issues.

  1. check whether gateway is reachable from laptops , verify it by pinging gateway from laptop .
  2. check ARP table in router whether Mac address of laptop is visible with ip address of laptop

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  1. Check connectivity from router whether is reachable from router1 ,Verify it with pinging from router1.

If it's real time please verify firewall status on laptop end . If it's windows laptop please ensure windows firewall is off.

  • "ensure windows firewall is off" should really be "ensure windows firewall permits ICMP echo". Never switch off a local firewall permanently.
    – Zac67
    Dec 20, 2020 at 10:53
  • If end point antivirus like macafee , Escan or any other antivirus is install at PCs then window firewall can switch off .. Dec 20, 2020 at 11:33

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