Western Digital - OpenWRT Firmware

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Configuring Western Digital router with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions

This article describes installation and configuration steps for Western Digital N600 router.

Please reset router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.
Connect your computer using LAN cable from the Ethernet port on your Laptop / PC to the PoE In port on the Western Digital N600 router.
Set static IP address in 192.168.1.x range
In the address bar of the web browser, enter and login using admin as username and password as password.
From the main dashboard screen, click Advanced Settings.
Click Admin, under the Firmware Update tab.
Click the Choose File button and browse to the location where you saved the firmware file and select it.
Click Upload button and then click the Ok button to proceed with the firmware update.
Once the process is complete, the device will reboot.
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 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.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://router:8089”
In our example it is
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 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.

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