8devices

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

8devices board Firmware Download

8devices Carambola 1

Download Sysupgrade (SSL)

8devices Carambola 2

Download Sysupgrade (SSL)

8devices Lima

Download Sysupgrade (SSL)

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

The installation of OpenWrt firmware is device specific.
Procedures for specific devices 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 board to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your computer to the board.
Set static IP address in 192.168.1.x range.
In the address bar of the web browser, enter 192.168.1.1 and login using Root as username and blank password.
Connect to 8devices board web interface.
Go to firmware upgrade section at System – Backup / Flash firmware, select file and press upgrade.

If OpenWRT firmware was previously installed on your router, be sure and disable Keep settings option during firmware upgrade.

Do not power off the router during the firmware upgrade, as it can cause the device to crash or become unusable.

Reconnect LAN cable or Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from router.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type http://192.168.45.1:8089
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 8devices, and add your MAC address from Status tab.

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.

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

Updated on November 9, 2018

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