OpenWRT Configuration

This article describes installation and configuration steps for OpenWRT routers.


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


Connecting

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

Connect your computer by network cable to the LAN port. Go to browser and access to router configuration using default IP address e.g 192.168.0.1.
From System Tools find Firmware Upgrade.
OpenWRT setup 1
Click on Choose File. Navigate to the location where is downloaded factory version for your model and press on Open.
Press Upgrade button.
RouterAdmin Panel
Confirm that you want to upgrade the firmware. During this process you will see information about processing.
Once when it is finished you will get message Software Upgraded Successfully ! Restarting
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.
Mikrotik Setup 1
Reconnect LAN cable or Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from router.
Mikrotik Setup 2

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.