OpenWRT Configuration

This article describes installation and configuration steps for OpenWRT routers.

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


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

Connect your Windows based computer by network cable to the LAN port. Go to browser and access to router configuration using default IP address e.g
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
Mikrotik Setup 1
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.
Mikrotik Setup 2

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type
Username : admin
Password : admin
Mikrotik Setup 2
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 that you 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.
Enable WiFi and set your SSID name.
On DNS select as Server to use GoogleDNS.
For Network select to use DHCP.
When you finish with the settings press Save button on bottom of the page.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page

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