Configuring ZyXEL with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions
Please reset router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.
Connect your computer to ZyXEL router web interface.
Go to firmware upgrade section, 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 a new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from the router.
Do not power off the router during the firmware upgrade, as it can cause the device to crash or become unusable.
If OpenWRT firmware was previously installed on your router, be sure and disable Keep settings option during firmware upgrade.
Start your browser and in URL field type http://192.168.45.1:8089
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 and set Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
Here you can set new Administrator password for access to the router setup and configuration. Save changes.
Enable WiFi, set SSID name and click Save.
As DNS Server select Custom and set 192.168.45.1
Please note, if the DNS IP address isn't 192.168.45.1, the whitelist will have no effect.
Select Network Protocol and Save changes
By default as Network Protocol is set DHCP, but you can choose Network Protocol based on your needs.
Our recommendation is to use DHCP Network Protocol.
When you finish setup, restart router to apply changes.
If you need help with configuration, please go to starthotspot.com and contact our tech support. We'll be glad to help you.