For controller-based setup please check here.
New Ubiquiti devices require a downgrade to the previous version in order to install our firmware. It’s a limitation introduced by Ubiquiti.
The alternative is to use a controller-based setup.

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

Ubiquiti Firmware Download

Ubiquiti AirGateway

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti AirGateway Pro (AMG-PRO)

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti Rocket M TI

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti Bullet M

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti LiteStation-SR71

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 xw

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti NanoStation M2

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Before you flash Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 device, check do you have a lower or equal version of AirOS 5.5.
AirOS 5.6 or higher have changes on the u-boot and there is a possibility that you can’t recover the stock firmware easily.

Ubiquiti NanoStation M5 xw

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti Rocket M

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti Rocket M XV

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti UniFi AP PRO

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti UniFi Outdoor Plus1

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti UniFi Outdoor

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti UniFi AP

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

Ubiquiti UniFi AC

Download Sysupgrade LITE I Sysupgrade MESH I Sysupgrade PRO (SSL)

Ubiquiti Litebeam M5

Download Factory I Sysupgrade (SSL)

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.


Please reset router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.

Connect your computer using LAN cable from the Ethernet port on your Laptop / PC to the PoE In port on the Ubiquiti router
Set static IP address in 192.168.1.x range
In the address bar of the web browser, enter and login using admin as username and password as the password.
From the System tab using Choose File button navigate to location on your computer hard drive from where you will update the firmware.
Click the Upload button and then click the Ok button to proceed with the firmware update.
Once the process is complete, the device will reboot.
This process will take a 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.

After that you will need to reconnect LAN cable or to Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get a new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from router.

Ubiquiti router AirGateway setup

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type https://router:8089
In our example it is
Username : admin
Password : admin


Press Login button to access to Status tab.

On the 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.

From Setup page configure your OpenWRT router.
Be sure and set 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
Please note, if the DNS IP address isn’t, 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.


Flash the OpenWRT image you downloaded earlier using the firmware update utility in AirOS (make sure you’re flashing the file that ends with -factory.bin or you will probably brick your router)

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 February 5, 2020

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