Mobile HotSpot Admin page: T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE

Learn how to set up and configure the Mobile HotSpot Admin page (admin page) on the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE. Find out more on this page:

 

 

 

 

Access

Access Admin page

To access the Admin page, follow these steps:
Note: If this is your first time accessing the Admin page, see First time access below.

 

  1. Connect your computer to your Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi.
  2. On your computer, double-click the T-Mobile Hotspot Admin icon admin desktop shortcut.jpg on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
    Note: Alternatively, you can enter 192.168.0.1 into the address bar.
  3. In the Password field, enter the Admin Page password that you created.
    Note: The default administrator password is admin.
  4. Click Log in.

 

 

First time access

The first time you access the Mobile Hotspot Admin page, you will be taken through a required set up wizard and given the opportunity to change your Admin password, Wi-Fi network SSID, and W-Fi network password.

 

To access the Mobile Hotspot Admin page for the first time, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect your Wi-Fi enabled computer to your Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi.
    Note: Use your default SSID and Wi-Fi password to connect which are located on the white sticker next to the battery. Remove the back panel to see them.
  2. On your computer, double-click the Mobile HotSpot admin desktop shortcut.jpg icon on your desktop or open a browser window and enter http://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. Enter your default password 'admin' and then click Log in.
  4. When the page opens, review the tips and click Next at bottom-right.
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  5. Review the next set of tips and click Next at bottom-right.

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  6. In the text field, enter your new, unique, Admin page password and then click Next.

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    Note: In the future, this password can be retrieved from your Mobile Hotspot device. On the device, press the Left arrow or Right arrow keys to navigate to the Device info screen, press the Enter key, and then press the Right arrow button until you reach the Admin password screen.
  7. Enter a new name for your Mobile HotSpot (the SSID) that you’ll use to identify your connection from the list of available networks. When finished, click Next.

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    Note: In the future, this name can be retrieved from your Mobile Hotspot device. On the device, press the Left arrow or Right arrow keys to navigate to the Device info screen, press the Enter key, and view the Network Name screen.
  8. If desired, click Change Wi-Fi security password to change your default Wi-Fi password. Otherwise, your Wi-Fi password will remain the default password. When finished, click Finish.
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    Note: In the future, you can retrieve the password using your Mobile Hotspot device. On the device, press the Left arrow or Right arrow keys to navigate to the Device info screen, press the Enter key, and press the Right arrow key until you arrive at the Password screen.
  9. Now, your Mobile HotSpot will automatically disconnect from your computer to enable you new settings. Reconnect your Wi-Fi enabled computer to your Mobile HotSpot using your new settings. When you have connected, click Refresh Page.
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    Note: If too much time elapses, you may have to log back in to the Admin page using your new Admin password that you just created.

 

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Settings

Add additional access point names

To add additional access point names and change how the Mobile Hotspot searches for available networks, follow these steps:

 

 

 

Note: It is recommended that you accept default settings and do not change them unless you are an advanced user. If you have problems using your Mobile Hotspot after you change a setting, it is recommended that you reset the device to factory default 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. If necessary, click General.
  6. Click Add.
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  7. Adjust the following settings (further explanation available in the table below):
    • Profile Name
    • APN
    • Authentication
      • None
      • PAP
      • CHAP
    • User Name
    • Password

  8. Click Save. Click Save again to confirm.
  9. Click Refresh page. If necessary, re-connect to your Mobile Hotspot to update the settings.

    To reconnect, if necessary, 'Forget' your network on your Wi-Fi enabled computer to remove the previous settings associated with your Wi-Fi enabled computer. Next, scan again for available Wi-Fi networks, and then reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot.



Option

Description

Profile Name

Enter the profile name.

APN

Enter the APN string.

Authentication

PAP - Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) provides a simple method, without encryption, for the peer to establish its identity by using a two-way handshake.

 

CHAP - Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol is used to periodically verify the identity of the peer by using a three-way handshake.

User Name

The user name is used to obtain authentication from the ISP when the connection is established.

Password

The password is used to obtain authentication from the ISP when the connection is established

 

 

Basic wireless network settings

To change basic wireless network settings, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.
  6. Adjust the following settings:
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    • Change password (Admin password)
    • Network mode
    • Network Name (SSID)
    • Broadcast network name (on/off)
    • Wi-Fi Security
    • Encryption
    • Password (Wi-Fi 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. Click Save. If necessary, reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot to update the settings.

 

 

 

 

Change administrator password

Your administrator password is the password you use to access your T-Mobile Hotspot Admin page on your computer. Changing the administrator password does not change the password you use to connect other devices to your Mobile Hotspot. See: Change the Wi-Fi password below to change your Wi-Fi password.

 

To change your administrator password, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.
  6. Under ‘Admin Password,’ click Change Password.

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  7. In the Password field, enter your current password.
  8. In the New field, enter your new password.
  9. In the Verify field, enter the new password to confirm.
  10. Click Change and then OK.

 

Note: If you ever forget your administrator password, you can retrieve it using the Mobile Hotspot device with the following steps:

    1. On your Mobile Hotspot, press the Right or Left arrow buttons to navigate to the Device Info screen.
    2. Press the Enter button.
    3. Press the Right arrow button to view the follow screens:
      • Network name
      • Password
      • Admin Password 

 

 

 

Change the SSID

To change the SSID, 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 the administrator password that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.
  6. Click the Network Name (SSID) field and enter the desired SSID.
  7. Click Save.

 

 

Change the Wi-Fi password

The Wi-Fi password is the password used to connect other devices to your Mobile Hotspot. Changing the Wi-Fi password does not change the password you use to access your T-Mobile Hotspot Admin page from your computer. See: Change administrator password above to change your administrator password.

 

To change the Wi-Fi password, 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 the administrator password that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.
  6. Under ‘Wi-Fi Security,’ click the Password field and delete the existing password.

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  7. Enter your new Wi-Fi Security Password.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Save again to confirm. You will need to reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot using the new settings.

    Note: If desired, record Wi-Fi password and keep it in a safe place. However, if you forget your Wi-Fi password, you can retrieve it using the Mobile Hotspot device with the following steps:
    1. On your Mobile Hotspot, press the Right or Left arrow buttons to navigate to the Device Info screen.
    2. Press the Enter button.
    3. Press the Right arrow button to view the follow screens:
      • Network name
      • Password
      • Admin Password 

 

 

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Settings (Advanced)

Connection mode (Automatic or Manual)

To change whether you connect to the Internet manually or automatically, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click General.
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    • To connect manually
      • Under Auto Connect, click the 'Automatically connect to T-Mobile when device is powered on' Check box to clear the Check box and disable auto-connect.
    • To connect automatically
      • Under Auto Connect, click the 'Automatically connect to T-Mobile when device is powered on' Check box to select the Check box and enable auto-connect.
        Note: If you choose to connect manually, then you must also disconnect from the internet manually.
  6. Click Save and then click Save again to confirm.
  7. After you are automatically disconnected, reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot to update the settings.

 

If necessary, to reconnect, ‘Forget’ your network to remove the previous settings on your Wi-Fi enabled computer, scan again for available Wi-Fi networks, and then reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot.

 

 

Firewall settings

You can set up firewall rules to protect your network from virus, worm, and malicious activity on the Internet. The picture below shows the entire Firewall Settings page. To access the Firewall Settings page, 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 enterhttp://mobile.hotspot/.
  3. In the Password field, enter the Admin Page password that you created.
  4. Click Log in.
  5. Click Configuration.
  6. Click the Firewall settings tab.

 

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Local area network (LAN) status

To view the status of your local area network (LAN) and change advanced Mobile Hotspot settings, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Hotspot Settings.
  6. View the ‘Network Settings’ and change as desired.
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  7. Click Save. If necessary, reconnect to your Mobile Hotspot to update the changes.

 

MAC, IP, and port filtering settings

This section includes the following procedures:

 

  • Enable / disable MAC / IP / Port Filtering
  • Delete a rule
  • Add a new rule

 

To enable or disable MAC / IP / Port Filtering, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Firewall Settings.
  6. Click Enable filtering to select or clear the Check box and enable or disable.
  7. If Enable filtering is enabled, click the Default policy field and then select one of the following options:

    • Accepted
    • Dropped
  8. Click Save.

 

To delete a rule, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Firewall Settings.
  6. From the Firewall Settings page, click View [x] rule[s].
  7. Click the Check box for each rule to be deleted to select the Check box.
  8. Click Delete.
  9. Click Close.
  10. Click Save.

 

To add a new rule, 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 that you created and click Login.
  4. Click Configuration.
  5. Click Firewall Settings.
  6. If necessary, click Enable filtering to select the Check box and enable.
  7. Enter the follow settings as necessary: Mac IP Port Filtering Settings.jpg
    • MAC Address
    • Destination IP Address
    • Source IP Address
    • Protocol
    • Destination Port Range
    • Source Port Range
    • Action
    • Comment
  8. When finished, click Add Port Filter Rule.
  9. If successful, View [x] rule(s) will now increase by one.
  10. Click Save.

 

 

 

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