1. Hoo 1.0 initial settings
Plug the power cord into the power port of the router.
You can connect to the router through the Lan port or WiFi;
Note: This step only connects the device to the router's local area network (Lan), currently you cannot access the network. In order to connect to the network normally, please follow the steps below to complete the network settings.
(1) Connect via LAN
Connect your device to the LAN port of the router via an Ethernet cable.
(2) Connect via Wi-Fi
Search for the SSID of the router in your device.
Note: The SSID and password are printed on the label at the bottom of the router in the following format:
Where XXXX is automatically generated, you can see the specific information of the device on the box or device label.
1.3 Access the Web Management Panel
Open a web browser (we recommend Chrome, firefox), and then visit http://192.168.10.1. You will be directed to the initial setup of the website administration panel.
(1) Language setting
You need to select the display language of the management panel. Currently, our router supports English, Simplified Chinese .
(2) Administrator password setting
There is no default password for the management panel. You must set your own password, and the password must be at least 5 characters long. Then, click "Submit" to continue.
Note: This password is used for this web management panel and embedded Linux system. It will not change your Wi-Fi password.
(3) Management panel
After the initial setup, you will enter the router's web management panel. It allows you to check the status and manage the router settings.
You can use 4 connection methods to access the Internet: wired, relay, and network sharing .
Click Network to create a network connection.
Connect the router to the Modem or the main router through a network cable to access the network.
Before inserting the network cable into the WAN port of the router, you can click Use as a LAN port to set the WAN port as a LAN port. When your router is used as a repeater, you can have another LAN port.
Insert the network cable into the WAN port of the router, the connection information will be displayed in the network cable section, and DHCP is the default protocol.
DHCP is the default and most commonly used protocol. It does not require any manual configuration information, just click Apply.
If your carrier (ISP) provides you with a fixed IP address, you need to manually configure the network information (IP address, subnet mask, gateway, etc.), then you need to select Static .
After selecting Static , change the settings to the information you want, and then click Apply .
Many operators (ISPs) require PPPoE. Usually your carrier will provide you with a modem and username/password to establish a network connection.
Select PPPoE, enter the username and password, and click Apply.
Relay is to connect the router to another existing wireless network. For example, you use free WiFi in a hotel or coffee shop.
By default, the router works in WISP (Wireless Network Operator) mode, which creates your own subnet and acts as a firewall to protect you from public network attacks.
In the "Relay" area, click Scan to search for nearby wireless networks.
Select an SSID in the list, then enter the password, you can enable "Save Network" to save your wireless network, and finally click Join.
2.3 Network sharing
Using a USB network cable to share the network between the smartphone and the router is called mobile phone sharing.
For smartphone tethering, please connect it to the USB port of the router and click Trust to continue when a message pops up in the smartphone.
IPhone users: Connect the phone to the router port with a USB data cable, then turn on the phone "Settings" → "Personal Hotspot", and then select "Trust" in the pop-up message.
In the wireless network, you can check the current status and change the settings of the wireless network created by the router.
The wireless network can be turned on or off by toggling the on/off button.
Wi-Fi Name (SSID) : The name of the Wi-Fi. It is not recommended to use unicode characters, such as Chinese.
Wi-Fi security : The encryption method of Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi key : Wi-Fi password, must be at least 8 characters long. We recommend that you change it when you receive the router.
Hide SSID : Show or hide the SSID.
Channel : The router itself will not choose the best channel. You need to manually select a channel. If your router is used as a Wi-Fi repeater, the channel will be fixed according to the connected wireless network.
Speed : The wireless speed of the router.
TX Power (dBm) : It specifies the signal strength. The default value is 20 (the strongest).
Click "Modify" to change the wireless network settings.
At least two routers supported by the mesh are required to establish a Mesh network.
4.1 Mesh network setup steps
(1) Power on the main node
Choose a Hoo 1.0 as the master node for initial setup, and then make a cable connection between the WAN port of the master node and the LAN port of the upper router/modem.
(2) Turn on the power of the child node
Turn on all child nodes without any Ethernet cable connection.
(3) Start pairing mode on the master node
Press and hold the Mesh button for 5 seconds until the Mesh light accelerates and flashes for the first time. The master node is now in pairing mode.
(4) Start the pairing mode on the child node
Follow step 3) to start the pairing mode on the child node, no initial settings are required.
(5) Establish a Mesh network