Network: T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot (MF61)

Learn how to connect to data networks (2G, 4G) and data roaming on the T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot (MF61).

 

 

 

 

Basic settings

 

Note: These steps apply only to the orange Mobile HotSpot Software v1.0.1B04.  For the green Original software device, see Mobile Hotspot admin page: T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (Original software) for network settings.

  1. Connect your computer to your Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi.
  2. On your computer, double-click the T-Mobile Hotspot Admin icon on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. Enter your administrator password and click Login.
    • Note: The default administrator password is “admin”.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.                                                                        basicwirelesssettings.PNG.png
  6. Adjust the following settings:
    • Change password (Admin password)
    • Network mode
    • Network Name (SSID)
    • Broadcast network name (on/off)
    • Wi-Fi Security
    • Encryption
    • Password
    • Channel
    • Enable default data limits
    • Enable default time limits
    • Subnet mask
    • Enable DHCP server (on/off)
    • DHCP Address Range
    • DHCP Lease time (in hours)
  7. Use the following table to help you decide which options to select:
    OptionDescription
    Network ModeIf all of the wireless devices connect with the Mobile Hotspot in the same transmission mode, performance will be improved by choosing the appropriate wireless mode.
    Network Name (SSID)Service Set Identifier (SSID). Enter a string with fewer than 32 characters as the name  for your wireless local area network (WLAN).
    Broadcast Network NameDisable or Enable (Default) this function.Enable (select the check box) - The device broadcasts the SSID, and  other devices can search and connect to it.Disable (clear the check box) - Other devices cannot detect the SSID. Connection  will require manual setup using the SSID and password.
    ChannelChoose the appropriate channel to optimize the performance and coverage of your wireless network.
  8. Click Save.

 

 

Advanced Settings

 

Note: These steps apply only to the orange Mobile HotSpot Software v1.0.1B04.  For the green Original software device, see Mobile Hotspot admin page: T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (Original software) for network settings.

  1. Connect your computer to your Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi.
  2. On your computer, double-click the T-Mobile Hotspot Admin icon on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. Enter your administrator password and click Login.
    • Note: The default administrator password is admin.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. If necessary, click General.
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  6. Click to adjust the following settings:
    • Auto-connect
    • Network radios
    • Data roaming
    • Standby mode
    • Alert settings
    • SIM PIN Settings
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Add.
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    • Note: If necessary, you can also click Edit to edit an APN profile or Delete to delete an APN profile.
  8. Adjust the following settings:
    • Profile Name
    • APN
    • Authentication
    • User Name
    • Password
  9. Click Save.

 

 

 

Change Band

 

To change the band, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect your computer to your Mobile HotSpot via Wi-Fi.
  2. On your computer, double-click the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin icon on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. Enter your Administrator password and click Login.
    • Note: The default administrator password is "admin".
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click General.
  6. Under ‘Network Radios,’ view which of these three options contains a bullet point to the left of the text:
    • Best available
    • 4G only
    • 2G only
  7. If desired, click the white check box to the left of ‘Show alerts when network coverage changes’ to select the check box and enable.
  8. If desired, click the white check box to the left of ‘Show alerts when roaming’ to select the check box and enable.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click Save again to confirm.
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Turn on / off Airplane mode

 

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

 

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

Note: These steps apply only to the orange Mobile HotSpot Software v1.0.1B04.  For the green Original software device, see Mobile Hotspot admin page: T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (Original software) for network settings.

  1. Connect your computer to your Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi.
  2. On your computer, double-click the T-Mobile Hotspot Admin icon on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. Enter your administrator password and click Login.
    • Note: The default administrator password is admin.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. If necessary, click General.
  6. Under Data Roaming, check/uncheck Allow connection while roaming.