IO-Data HotspotOS

Please select a model and download HotspotOS.
You have to match the exact AP / WiFi router version to prevent issues.

DownloadHotspotOSConfigurationTroubleshoot

 

Connecting

Please reset the AP / WiFi router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your computer to IO-DATA router web interface.
Go to the Firmware upgrade section.

IMPORTANT

Be sure and untick Keep settings option before HotspotOS installation.


Navigate to the location where the HotspotOS for your model is downloaded and press Open.
Press the Firmware Update button.
Click Upload to complete the HotspotOS installation.

The HotspotOS installation procedure can take a few minutes.

During this process, you will see information about the processing.

Do not power off the router during the HotspotOS installation, 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 10.200.0.x range from router.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type https://10.200.0.1:8089/ to login to HotspotOS.

Username: admin
Password: admin

Press the Login button to access to Status tab.

On the HotSpotOS Status page, you can check AP MAC address, Public IP, device Uptime, Radius and Cloud status, and a number of users connected to AP.

The MAC address of your AP will be used in the SignUp process.

During SignUp, after typing HotSpot name, select as HotSpot model HotspotOS, and add your MAC address from the Status tab.

From the Setup page configure your AP.

The Hotspot is started and the Autostart and Inactivity Logout options are active by default.

Inactivity Logout is set to 900 sec. Inactivity period defines how long will the device stay logged-in without activity. This prevents repeated logins if connection temporarily breaks.

https redirect defines if https websites will be redirected to the splash page. Default and recommended is disabled, to prevent https browser certificate errors.

DNS Web Filtering – disabled
DNS Web Filter IP – 13.92.228.228
Auto Update – enabled

By default as Network WAN Connection is set DHCP, but you can choose network protocol based on your needs. Our recommendation is to use DHCP Network Protocol.

WiFi channels – Eleven channels are designated in the 2 GHz range, spaced 5 MHz apart from each other. Those eleven channels in the spectrum are allowed anywhere in the world.

DNS – Custom
IP – 10.200.0.1

Please note, if the DNS IP address isn’t 10.200.0.1 the whitelist will have no effect.

Save changes.

From the SSID tab, you can Enable SSID 1 and 2.
Configure the SSID name and enable it.
Secondary SSID 2 is mostly used for staff WiFi with WPA2 password but you can also enable Hotspot on it.


If you want to use Social network login feature or Paypal as payment gateway, enable it on the Whitelist tab and Save changes.

You can also whitelist websites based on URL, IP, or MAC.

From the System tab, you can flash HotspotOS image and change Admin password.

When you finish setup, restart the AP / WiFi router to apply changes.

IO-DATA HotspotOS Download


I-O Data ETG3-R

Download HotspotOS initramfs
Download HotspotOS sysupgrade

Flash Instructions

Using initramfs image:

1. Connect serial cable to UART header on ETG3-R
2. Rename HotspotOS initramfs image to “1500A8C0.img” and place it in
the TFTP directory
3. Set IP address of the computer to 192.168.0.10, connect to the LAN port of ETG3-R, and start the TFTP server on the computer
4. Connect power cable to ETG3-R and turn on the router
5. Press “Enter” key when the “Hit any key to stop autoboot:” message is displayed on the console and enter the u-boot cli
6. execute following commands to change kernel address for u-boot
setenv bootsf 1
setenv mtd_kernel1 “bootm 0x9f050000”
saveenv
7. execute “tftpboot; bootm” command to download the initramfs image from
TFTP server and boot with it
8. On the initramfs image, execute “mtd erase firmware” to erase stock
firmware and execute sysupgrade with sysupgrade image for ETG3-R
9. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AC1167DGR

Download HotspotOS

Flash Instructions

Using factory image:

1. Connect the computer to the LAN port of WN-AC1167DGR
2. Connect power cable to WN-AC1167DGR and turn on it
3. Access to “https://192.168.0.1/” and open firmware update page
4. Select the HotspotOS image and click update button
5. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AC1167GR

Download HotspotOS

Flash Instructions

Using factory image:

1. Boot WN-AC1167GR normaly
2. Access to “https://192.168.0.1/” and open firmware update page
3. Select the HotspotOS image and click update button
to perform firmware update
4. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AC1600DGR

Download HotspotOS

Flash Instructions

Using factory image:

1. Connect the computer to the LAN port of WN-AC1600DGR
2. Connect power cable to WN-AC1600DGR and turn on it
3. Access to “https://192.168.0.1/” and open firmware update page
4. Select the HotspotOS image and click updatebutton
5. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AC1600DGR2

Download HotspotOS

Flash Instructions

Using factory image:

1. Connect the computer to the LAN port of WN-AC1600DGR2
2. Connect power cable to WN-AC1600DGR2 and turn on it
3. Access to “https://192.168.0.1/” and open firmware update page
4. Select the HotspotOS image and click update button
5. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AG300DGR

Download HotspotOS

Flash instruction

Using factory image:

1. Connect the computer to the LAN port on WN-AG300DGR
2. Connect power cable to WN-AG300DGR and turn it
3. Access to “https://192.168.0.1/” and open firmware update page
(“ファームウェア”)
4. Select the HotspotOS image and click update (“更新”) button
5. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing


I-O Data WN-AX1167GR

Download HotspotOS
Download HotspotOS sysupgrade

Flash Instructions

Using factory image:

1. Connect the computer to the LAN port of WN-AX1167GR
2. Connect power cable to WN-AX1167GR and turn on it
3. Access to “192.168.0.1” on the web browser and open firmware update page (“ファームウェア”)
4. Select the HotspotOS image and perform firmware update
5. On the initramfs image, execute “mtd erase firmware” to erase stock firmware and execute sysupgrade with sysupgrade image for WN-AX1167GR
6. Wait ~180 seconds to complete flasing


I-O Data WN-GX300GR

Download HotspotOS initramfs
Download HotspotOS sysupgrade

Flash instructions

Using initramfs image:

1. Connect serial cable to UART header
2. Rename HotspotOS initramfs image for WN-GX300GR to “uImageWN-GX300GR”
and place it in the TFTP directory
3. Set the IP address of the computer to 192.168.99.8, connect to the
LAN port of WN-GX300GR, and start the TFTP server on the computer
4. Connect power cable to WN-GX300GR and turn on the router
5. Press “1” key on the serial console to interrupt boot process on
U-Boot, press Enter key 3 times and start firmware download via TFTP
6. WN-GX300GR downloads initramfs image and boot with it
7. On the initramfs image, execute “mtd erase firmware” to erase stock
firmware and execute sysupgrade with sysupgrade image for WN-GX300GR
8. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flasing


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 October 19, 2021

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