On this page we explain how to set up a BGP router with us. In this manual we use the operating system RouterOS from MikroTik. This manual assumes that you have an Autonomous System Number (ASN), a virtual or Internet Exchange Server. You will also need an IPv4 or IPv6 subnet that you can later announce to your upsteams and peers via BGP.
If you are not yet in possession of an ASN, we recommend that you first order an ASN via our website, as this can take a few days. Afterwards you order a virtual or IX server of your choice. The location and type does not matter.
After you have selected the desired server, you can configure it, select the operating system from the list and enter your ASN and other information if necessary.
After that, enter your contact details and verify your email address. Finally, check your order and complete the payment. Your service will now be provided automatically after successful payment and you will receive your login details by email within a few minutes.
After you have received your access data, log in to the Cloud Manager web interface with your e-mail address and the password you selected when ordering. Now click in the navigation on the left on the menu item Manage and then on Virtual servers.
Select the desired virtual server and switch to the BGP tab. Here you can set an AS-SET (if available) and a password for the BGP session. Click Save to apply the changes. Our system will now set up your BGP session in the background.
Let's now start configuring your MikroTik Cloud Hosted Virtual Router (CHR). Verbinden Sie sich dazu über den Browser, WinBox oder SSH mit Ihrem MikroTik Router.
When adding new IPv6 addresses, please make sure that you uncheck Advertise. This function is for local networks, which you can only use internally with dynamic clients. However, this function causes problems with public and Internet Exchange connections or networks.
Alternatively you can add addresses via CLI. Pay attention here to the parameter advertise=no