(MikroTik) IPSec: I can't ping the router itself. Why?

The problem

You set up your IPSec peers and policies and everything works fine as long as you try reaching the remote network from your local network. If you try the same thing from the routerboard itself, it fails.

Apparently the IPSec policies were not applied to the traffic originating from the router itself. How can we change that?

The solution

Just add a route to your remote network and configure the interface facing your local network as gateway. Now you should be able to reach the remote network from the routerboard itself.

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