Meraki

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

Meraki Firmware Download

Meraki MR12

Download Kernel I Rootfs I Sysupgrade SSL

Meraki MR16

Download Kernel I Rootfs I 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 router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your computer by network cable to the router LAN port.
Set static IP address 192.168.1.101, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and as gateway IP 192.168.1.1
Set up a TFTP server on your computer.
Move the firmware file into the router directory 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.

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 OpenWRT, and add your MAC address from Status tab.

Start Hotspot OpenWRT router Model

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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