Start Hotspot APs

This article describes the firmware installation and configuration steps for Start Hotspot Cloud APs.

Connecting

Download factory version for your model.

Start Hotspot CAP110

Start Hotspot AP4200

Connect the LAN port from the router to the PC, as in the following screenshots.

If there are matching PoEs then connect to the WAN / POE, if not connect it using the appropriate power adapter (as shown in the examples).

Go to your computer Local Network Connection Properties.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP 4) and press Properties button.

Select Use the following IP address and set:

IP address: 192.168.188.100
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.188.253

Go to a web browser and in URL field type 192.168.188.253 and login to your AP.

Go to System – Backup / Flash Firmware tab.


In the Flash new firmware image section, untick Keep settings option and click Choose File button.

Navigate to the location where the firmware for your model is downloaded and press Open.

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

Once when it is finished you will get message Flash Firmware – Verify.


Click on Proceed button to finish the system flashing.


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

Wait a few minutes until system flashing procedure is done and connect cable to the WAN port.

Go back to the computer Local Network Connection Properties and set Obtain IP address automatically in order to get a new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from the router.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type http://192.168.45.1:8089
Username : admin
Password : admin

Press the Login button to access to Status tab.

On the Status page, you will see a MAC address of your Start Hotspot AP  which will be used in the SignUp process.

From Setup page configure your Start Hotspot AP.
Be sure and set the Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
Here you can set a 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 the 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 September 19, 2019

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