Connections & network: T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot. Find out more on this page:

 

Bluetooth

Connect HotSpot

Emergency Alerts

GPS

Network

NFC

System Manager

Wi-Fi

 

 

Bluetooth

Pair Bluetooth device

To turn on Bluetooth and pair with a headset or other device, follow these steps:

 

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Turn on / off Bluetooth

To turn on or turn off Bluetooth, follow these steps:

 

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Connect HotSpot

Connect - Using a Wi-Fi enabled device

To connect your Wi-Fi enabled device to your Mobile Hotspot, follow these steps

 

  1. Remove the back cover from the device and locate the sticker with the device's SSID and Password.
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  2. Enable Wi-Fi on your connecting device and scan for available networks.
  3. The Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot will appear as a secured network named "SONIC - XXXX"
  4. Enter the default pawwrod from the sticker to establish the connection.
    Note: If you have changed the Wi-Fi password so it is no longer the default, enter the new password.
  5. If your service is not already set up, open a web page on your computer and follow the on-screen prompts to set up your service. Otherwise, open a web page and browse.

 

 

Connect - Using Browser

To access your HotSpot via a browser, follow these steps: 


  1. Connect to the Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot via Wi-Fi or USB cable. (See steps above)
  2. On the connected device, open your web browser and enter http://mobile.hotspot or 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
  3. Enter the administrator password.
    Note: The default administrator password is admin.
  4. Click Login.

 

 

Connect - Using Tethering

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on / off Emergency Alerts

To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages that push to the device, follow these steps:

 

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GPS

Turn on / off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, follow these steps:

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

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Manual network selection

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect an Internet-ready device to the Mobile HotSpot.
  2. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://mobile.hotspot, or use the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin shortcut to access the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin page.
  3. Enter your password.
    Note: Passwords are case sensitive. The default password is admin.
  4. Click Login.
  5. If necessary, click the Settings tab.
  6. Click Network Settings.
  7. Click Network Selection.
  8. From the Preferred Mode drop-down menu, select from the following options:

    Auto
    The Mobile HotSpot automatically searches for and selects an available network.

    Manual
    You manually search for and select an available network.
  9. Click Apply.

 

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G / 4G / LTE

To change the band between 2G, 4G, and LTE, follow these steps:

 

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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:

 

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Turn on / off data roaming

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

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

To read the NFC tag information from another NFC device or a printed tag, follow these steps:

 

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Turn on / off NFC

To turn on or turn off NFC, follow these steps:

 

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in / out of System Manager

System Manager makes it easier for T-Mobile to help with problems that happen when using your device. To opt in or opt out of System Manager, follow these steps:

 

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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi settings

To access Wi-Fi settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect an Internet-ready device to the Mobile HotSpot.
  2. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://mobile.hotspot, or use the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin shortcut to access the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin page.
  3. Enter your password.
    Note: Passwords are case sensitive. The default password is admin.
  4. Click Login.
  5. If necessary, click the Settings tab.
  6. Click Wi-Fi.

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  7. Select from the following options:
    • Basic Settings
    • Advanced Settings
    • WPS
    • DHCP

 

 

Wi-Fi Auto Off

To conserve battery power, your Mobile HotSpot can automatically turn off its Wi-Fi radio and LCD screen after a designated period of inactivity. To enable or disable Auto Off, follow these steps:

 


Enable

 

  1. Connect an Internet-ready device to the Mobile HotSpot.
  2. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://mobile.hotspot, or use the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin shortcut to access the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin page.
  3. Enter your password.
    Note: Passwords are case sensitive. The default password is admin.
  4. Click Login.
  5. If necessary, click the Settings tab.
  6. Click Wi-Fi.
  7. If necessary, click Basic Settings.
  8. Click the Wi-Fi Auto Off drop-down menu and select Enabled.
  9. Click the Wi-Fi Off Time (Min) drop-down menu and select from the following options:
    • 10
    • 20
    • 30

      Note: To turn the Wi-Fi radio back on and wake the LCD screen, quickly press the Power key.


Disable

 

  1. Connect an Internet-ready device to the Mobile HotSpot.
  2. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://mobile.hotspot, or use the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin shortcut to access the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin page.
  3. Enter your password.
    Note: Passwords are case sensitive. The default password is admin.
  4. Click Login.
  5. If necessary, click the Settings tab.
  6. Click Wi-Fi.
  7. If necessary, click Basic Settings.
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  8. Click the Wi-Fi Auto Off drop down menu and select Disabled.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click Continue.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

To turn on or turn off Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect an Internet-ready device to the Mobile HotSpot.
  2. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://mobile.hotspot, or use the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin shortcut to access the T-Mobile HotSpot Admin page.
  3. Enter your password.
    Note: Passwords are case sensitive. The default password is admin.
  4. Click Login.
  5. If necessary, click the Settings tab.
  6. Click Wi-Fi.
  7. If necessary, click Basic Settings.
  8. Click the Wi-Fi Radio drop-down menu and select On or Off.
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  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click Continue.

 

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