1. Hoo 1.0 initial settings

model:

Hoo 1.0

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1.1 Boot

Plug the power cord into the power port of the router.

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1.2 Connection

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.

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(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:

  • CMCC-XXXX

  • CMCC-XXXX-5G

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 .

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Note: If your browser always redirects to Luci (http://192.168.10.1/cgi-bin/Luci ), you can visit: http://192. 168.10.1/index instead of http:// 192.168.10.1.

 

(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.

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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.

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2. Network

You can use 4 connection methods to access the Internet: wired, relay, and network sharing .

Click Network to create a network connection.

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2.1 Wired

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.

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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.

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(1) DHCP

DHCP is the default and most commonly used protocol. It does not require any manual configuration information, just click Apply.

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(2) Static

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 .

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(3) PPPoE

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.

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2.2 Relay

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.

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Select an SSID in the list, then enter the password, you can enable "Save Network" to save your wireless network, and finally click Join.

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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.

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3. Wireless

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).

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Click "Modify" to change the wireless network settings.

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4. Mesh

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.

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(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.

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(5) Establish a Mesh network

When the Mesh network starts to work, the Mesh lights of all nodes are always on.

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4.2 Mesh network establishment status

After the Mesh network is established, the Mesh icon will replace the wireless icon. There will be no repeater function in Mesh mode.

All SSIDs including 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz will become one and have the same password.

You can find the device MAC address, connection point and connection method in the Mesh client.

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Mesh network client management

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You can manage all the devices connected to the mesh network in CLIENTS.

 

4.3 Stop Mesh Network

When you want to stop the Mesh network, press and hold the Mesh button for 5 seconds and release it until the Mesh light flashes faster for the second time.

 

5. Client

Here you can manage all clients connected to the router.

You can see their name, IP, Mac address and connection method.

Click the button on the right to close any unwanted clients.

After enabling real-time speed and traffic statistics, you can see the traffic and speed information of all devices.

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You can set QoS for certain clients by clicking Set.

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6. Upgrade

Click UPGRADE to check for any available updates and upgrade firmware.

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6.1 Online upgrade

You can find the current firmware version here. If your router is connected to the Internet, it will check if there is an updated firmware available for download

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Note: It is recommended to uncheck Keep configuration . If you encounter problems after the upgrade, please reset the router.

 

6.2 Local upgrade

Click Local Upgrade to upload the firmware file to the router. Just drag and drop the firmware file to the designated area.

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Official OpenWrt/LEDE firmware

Currently only the test version 3.x firmware is available for Hoo 1.0. You can download the official firmware from our website (https://dl.hoorii.link/firmw are/).

Find the available firmware from the folder according to your device model, and they are located in different subfolders.

V1/release : Official HooRii OpenWrt/LEDE firmware.

Testing : Beta version firmware of HooRii OpenWrt/LEDE.

 

6.3 Automatic upgrade

You can enable automatic upgrades. The router will automatically search for available updates and upgrades according to the time you set.

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7. Firewall

In the firewall, you can set firewall rules such as port forwarding, open ports, and DMZ.

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7.1 Port forwarding

Port forwarding allows a remote computer to connect to a specific computer or service behind the firewall of the local LAN (such as a web server, FTP server, etc.).

To set up port forwarding, click Port Forwarding and enter the required parameters, or click to add a new configuration.

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Name : The user can specify the name of the rule.

Protocol : The user can choose TCP/UDP, or only UDP or only TCP.

External area : Select the external exit of the router.

External port : External port number. You can enter a specific port number or a series of service ports (for example, 100-300).

Internal area : Select the internal entrance of the router.

Internal IP : Select the internal device IP of the router.

Internal port : The internal port number of the device. You can enter a specific port number. If it is the same as the external port, leave it blank.

Protocol : The protocol used, you can choose TCP, UDP, or TCP and UDP.

Status : The deactivation rule is activated.

 

7.2 Open the router port

Router services, such as web, FTP, etc., require their respective ports to be opened on the router in order to be publicly accessible.

To open the port, click Open router port and enter the required parameters, or click to add a new configuration.

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Name : The name of the rule that the user can specify.

Port : The port number to be opened.

Protocol: The protocol used, you can choose TCP, UDP, or TCP and UDP.

Status : Active deactivation rule.

 

7.3 DMZ

DMZ allows you to expose a computer to the Internet, so that all border data packets will be redirected to the computer you set. Click DMZ and enable Enable DMZ. Enter the internal IP address of the device (for example, 192.168.6.100), the device will receive all inbound data packets.

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8. Application

 

8.1 File sharing

You can connect an external USB storage device or MicroSD card to the router for use. You can configure the file sharing function of the external storage device here.

Sharing via LAN : All connected clients can share the contents of external storage devices.

Sharing via WAN : The contents of external storage devices can be shared from the WAN.

Writable : You can edit the content of the external storage device.

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9. More settings

 

9.1 Administrator password

To modify the password through the administrator password interface, the password must be at least 5 characters long. You must enter your current password to change it.

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9.2 LAN IP

The LAN IP is the IP address you use to connect to this router. The default IP address of the router is 192.168.6.1. If it conflicts with the IP address of your main router, you can modify it.

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9.3 Time zone

The running time of the router will be recorded according to the time of the router itself. Therefore, it is recommended that you select the time zone of your area.

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9.4 MAC address cloning

When you are connected to a public hotspot, if you do not want the hotspot to discover your real MAC address, or do not want the hotspot controller to restrict your Internet access, please use the MAC address cloning function.

Example: If your smartphone has been registered on the Internet, you can clone the MAC address of your smartphone to the router so that the router can also connect to the Internet.

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9.5 Custom DNS server

You can configure the router's DNS server to prevent DNS leaks or other purposes.

DNS rebinding attack protection : Some networks may need to pass special Portal authentication. If you cannot pass Portal authentication normally, disable this option.

Override DNS settings of all clients : Enabling this option will capture the DNS requests of all connected clients.

Cloudflare's DNS over TLS function : Cloudflare's DNS over TLS uses the TLS security protocol to encrypt DNS queries, which helps increase privacy and prevent eavesdropping.

Manual DNS Server Settings : Input a custom DNS server manually.

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9.6 Restore firmware

If the device has an unsolvable failure, you can choose to restore to the factory default settings. After restoring the factory settings, all your current settings, applications and data will be lost.

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