OpenELEC Configuration Addon

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System Name

Adjust this to your desired hostname


Keyboard Layout

Choose here the Keyboard layout you are using (if using a keyboard at all).

Possible choices are :

ad / af / al / am / ara / at / az / ba / bd / be / bg / br / bt / bw / by / ca / cd / ch / cn / cz / de / dk
ee / epo / es / et / fi / fo / fr / gb / gr / hr / hu / ie / il / in / iq / ir / is / it / jp / ke / kg / kh / kr / kz 
la / latam / latin / lk / lt / lv / ma / mao / me / mk / ml / mm / mn / mt / mv / ng / nl / no / np / pc 
pk / pl / pt / ro / rs / ru / se / si / sk / sn / sy / th / tj / tm / tr / tz / ua / us / uz / vn / za

Keyboard Layout Variant #1

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Keyboard Layout

Choose here the second keyboard layout if you have.

Possible choices are the same as previously with the addition of -none- in case you have no second keyboard.

Keyboard Layout Variant #2

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Keyboard Type

fill in

System Update

System Update

  • auto : when a new stable release is available for download, OpenELEC can automatically download, unpack and prepare the new release for installation. You'll then be notified about the pending update and informed a reboot is required to install the update.
  • manual : OpenELEC will check online for updates and inform you when one is found. However, OpenELEC will not download the update - you will have to manage the update process by downloading the package and copying it to the OpenELEC machine.
  • no : OpenELEC will not update itself automatically and will ignore any update files that are presented to it.


The ability to backup your data is always a welcome feature to any OS. This will create a tarball of everything in your /storage/.kodi folder (library, settings, etc), /storage/.config (OE Configs), and /storage/.cache (OE Settings addon configs)

Create System and Kodi Backup

Create a tar archive containing all OpenELEC and Kodi configuration settings, databases and thumbnail content. Backup files will be stored in /storage/backup

Restore Backup

Restore a tar archive backup previously created using the backup option above

Reset to Defaults

The ability to start fresh without a reinstallation is possible by selecting one of the option below.

Reset System Settings to defaults (SOFT RESET)

Permanently reset OpenELEC OS configuration to defaults (also resets Kodi to default including your library. your media - music/videos/etc are not touched)

rm -rf /storage/.??*

Reset OpenELEC to defaults (HARD RESET)

Permanently reset OpenELEC OS and Kodi configuration to defaults (everything in your storage partition will be deleted)

This formats your /storage partition, anything contained within this path will be lost

This configuration page will allow you to configure the networking for your OpenELEC install. If these settings are changed, a reboot is required to update the networking on the OpenELEC.

Wired Networks

Chose if you'd like wired networks to be active or not.

NTP Servers

Use to configure default and fallback network timeservers

Advanced Network Settings

Wait for network before starting Kodi

HTPCs which are running via SSDs can boot up OpenELEC too fast, resulting in the network part not being fully initialized inside Kodi. Enabling the option "Wait for network" usually fixes that. A value of 10-15 seconds is normally more than enough. This setting is also useful for people who are using a centralized, external MySQL database for their OpenELEC/Kodi clients.

Network Adapter

Here, select the network device to be used for the network connection on your OpenELEC device. Select the network type (LAN or WLAN) and the adapter to be used (eth0 and eth1 are LAN adapters and wlan0 wlan1 are wireless adapters).

Network Technology

Choose here the technology used for the second network connection.

  • NONE : If no second connection
  • LAN : If you use Ethernet connection
  • WLAN : If you use Wireless connection

Network Interface

  • eth0/eth1 : used for Ethernet connection
  • wlan0/wlan1 : used for Wireless connection

Note : This menu will appear only if Network Technology is either LAN or WLAN

IP Settings

Static IP Address

This setting will allow you to configure a static network address if required. Leave the fields empty to use DHCP to automatically get an IP address over the network.

Note : Once you fill in the desired Static IP, following 3 fields will appear to set some more parameters for your network.

Netmask Prefixlength

Input the netmask prefix length.

Network Gateway

Input the IP address of the network gateway.

DNS Server 1, 2 & 3

Input the DNS server IP address.

Note : The field DNS server 2 will appear only if DNS server 1 is filled in. The field DNS server 3 will appear only if DNS server 2 is filled in.

WLAN Settings

OpenELEC OS Settings Network WLAN Settings.png

This section will be to input your Wireless network parameters.


Type here the SSID of your Network. The SSID is the name of your Wireless Network.

WLAN Security

  • NONE : Use this if your Wireless Network is not protected by password.
  • WEP : Use this if your Wireless Network is protected with a WEP type key.
  • WPA/WPA2 : Use this if your Wireless Network is protected with a WPA/WPA2 type key.

Note : This option will appear only if a SSID name is filled in WLAN SSID field.

WLAN Passphrase

Input here the passphrase used to protect your Wireless network

Note : This option will appear only if either WEP or WPA/WPA2 is selected in WLAN Security.

Manage the ethernet, wireless, and VPN connections available on the system.


Enable Samba

Activate this option if you want to access the different folders of your OpenELEC system from the network. Using Samba gives you different advantages such as :

  • Copy your medias from other PC over the network.
  • Use your OpenELEC system as a simplified NAS

Use Samba Password Authentication

If you want to protect the network access, you can setup a username and a password, you need to activate this option to do so. Note : The following 2 fields will appear once the option has been enabled

Samba Username

Input here the desired username to be used when connecting to the Samba share.

Samba Password

Input here the desired password to be used when connecting to the Samba share.

Auto-Share External Drives

Select this option if you want external usb drives to be shared automatically through samba


Disable SSH Password

Select this option to disable the password prompt when connecting by SSH.


Enable Avahi (Zeroconf)

Select this option to enable Avahi (default is on)


Enable Cron

Select this option to enable cron daemon


Enable LCD Driver Support

Select this option to enable lcdproc

LCD Driver to Use

If your system has one of these displays attached, ensure you select the appropriate driver here to enable output to your display.


Enable Bluetooth

Select this option to enable bluetooth

OBEX Enabled

Select this option to enable OBEX bluetooth file transfer

Configure and pair bluetooth devices.