8devices board - OpenWRT Firmware


8devices Firmware Please select a model and download firmware. You have to match exact version to prevent issues

Configuring 8devices board with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions


Please reset board to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your Windows based computer to the board.
Set static IP address in 192.168.1.x range.
In the address bar of the web browser, enter and login using Root as username and blank password.
Connect to 8devices carambola 2 web interface.
Go to firmware upgrade section at System - Backup / Flash firmware, select file and press upgrade.
The firmware upgrade procedure can take few minutes.
After that you will need to reconnect LAN cable or to Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from router.
Do not power off the router during the firmware upgrade, as it can cause the device to crash or become unusable.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://router:8089”
In our example it is
Username : admin
Password : admin
Press Login button to access to Status tab.
On Status page you will see a MAC address of your OpenWRT router which will be used in the SignUp process.
After selecting your HotSpot name, select as HotSpot model OpenWRT, and add your MAC address from Status tab.
From Setup page configure your OpenWRT router.
Be sure that you set Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
When you finish with the settings press Save button on bottom of the page.

If you need help with configuration, please go to starthotspot.com and contact our tech support. We'll be glad to help you.