Black Swift board - OpenWRT Firmware

Black Swift

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

Configuring Black Swift 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 by network cable to the board.
If Black Swift is configured in AP mode (default configuration), connect your PC or tablet to BlackSwift network.
No password required.
Launch web browser and type in the address bar.
Login page will open.
Default login is root, default password is admin.
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After you have downloaded the new firmware, go to System - Firmware section.
Navigate to the location where you save it and complete upgrade.
PressUpgrade button.
The firmware upgrade procedure can take few minutes.
Do not power off the router during the firmware upgrade, as it can cause the device to crash or become unusable.
After that you will need to reconnect LAN cable or to Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get new valid IP address from router, in example it is
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Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://router:8089”
In our example it is
Username : admin
Password : admin
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Press Login button to access to Status tab.
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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.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page
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.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page

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