Last updated on 2019-10-21

First setup on Turris 1.X and Omnia

Both Turris 1.X and Omnia were produced in several batches and the actual system you are starting from depends on what batch your router is from. Also as part of updates some old factory images were updated therefor depending on whether your router was online and updating, you might start from entirely different version as well.

But regardless of the image you are starting from, the basics are the same. You need to connect your computer to LAN port on your Turris router (see the labels on the back of your router). Then start the router and open up a web browser and navigate to configuration wizard. It can be found by default on http://192.168.1.1. Older firmwares do not support zero-conf, so you have to use IP address. Newer ones starting Turris OS 4.0 do, so you might be able to use http://turris.local. Once you enter wizard, you will be asked for password, to configure WAN interface and whether you want to enable updates.

Disabling updates is not recommended. This documentation describes the latest version of Turris OS. If you have older version, it might be inaccurate. Apart from that disabling updates poses security risk as all the security and bug fixes wouldn’t be installed.

Warning

During update during frist setup your router might reboot itself or it’s Web UI might become temporarly unavailable. That is part of normal process. Do not reboot your router, do not disconnect it from power supply.

Once update finishes, you will be redirected to the new Foris Guide and guided through the rest of the setup.

Tip

On Turris Omnia, you can download the latest medkit and flash your router via USB and therefore significantly decrease update time.

After your router is fully set up you can start setting up additional services. For some inspiration, you might want to check some highlights that we prepared.