Meraki - OpenWRT Firmware

Meraki

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

Configuring Meraki router with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions

Warning!

This section describes actions that might damage your device or firmware. Proceed with care!

The installation of OpenWrt firmware is device specific.
These device specific procedures should be found in the OpenWrt wiki.
See OpenWrt Table of Hardware for available procedures.
If your device is not listed, information on this page may be helpful.

Connecting

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

Connect your computer by network cable to the LAN port.
Set static IP address in 192.168.101, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and as gateway IP 192.168.1.1
Then set up a TFTP server on your machine.
Move the firmware file into the route directory set in the TFTP server.
During the next steps, we recommend disabling your WiFi card/adapter to help prevent IP issues.
Connect your Meraki PoE port to your laptop/computer via Ethernet from the PoE port.
Power on your Meraki while holding the reset button down, and keep it held down.
During this time, you should see the firmware pulled to the Access Point in the console.
After 30-45 seconds, all of the lights on the front should start blinking.
At this point, you can let go of reset.
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.
If OpenWRT firmware was previously installed on your router, be sure and disable Keep settings option during firmware upgrade.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type http://192.168.45.1:8089
Username : admin
Password : admin
Setup
Press Login button to access to Status tab.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page
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 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.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page


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