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

Netgear Firmware Download

Netgear WNDRMAC

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear WNDRMACv2

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear WNR1000 v2-VC

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (No-SSL)

Netgear WNR2200 v1

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear WNDAP360

Download Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear EX2700

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (No-SSL)

Netgear EX3700/EX3800

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear DM200

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear R6250

Download Squashfs (SSL)

Netgear R6300 v2

Download V2 Squashfs (SSL)

Netgear R7000

Download Squashfs (SSL)

Netgear R7900

Download Squashfs (SSL)

Netgear R8000

Download Squashfs (SSL)

Netgear DGND3800B

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear WN3000RP

Download V3 Factory I V3 Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear WNDR3700v5

Download Sysupgrade (SSL)

Netgear R6220

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 LAN using cable to router Ethernet port.
Set static IP address in 192.168.0.x range
In the address bar of the web browser, enter 192.168.0.1 and login using admin as username and admin as password.
To upgrade the firmware of your  router, you need to download the firmware file to your local hard disk and enter that file name and path in the appropriate field in Toolbox menu in Firmware section.
You can also use the Browse button to find the firmware file on your PC.
Once you’ve selected the new firmware file, click Apply at the bottom of the screen to start the upgrade process.

NetgearThe firmware upgrade procedure can take few minutes.
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 7, 2018

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