Sierra brand hotspots are great for staying connected while mobile. You can easily view and update a full lineup of settings using the browser interface.
The information in this article applies to:
- Sierra Overdrive Pro Hotspot
- Sierra 4G LTE Hotspot (Note: although other variants of this device have hardware support for WiMAX, the version Ting sells only supports 3G and LTE)
Images are taken from the Sierra Overdrive Pro's browser interface, but its interface is the same as that of the Sierra 4G LTE hotspot.
To access the browser interface:
- Connect your computer to the hotspot's Wi-Fi network (this does not require an internet/data connection)
- Open a browser window
- Enter http://192.168.0.1 or http://sprinthotspot in the address bar
- You can log in using default password "password" or follow the directions below to set up a new password the first time you set up your hotspot
1. The first time you connect your hotspot, you should see the screen that shows set up my device. Click on Set up my device.
2. You'll be prompted to accept the Subscriber Agreement. When you've read it over, check the "I have read..." box and click Save.
3. On this initial set up page your can enter your own password for logging in to the browser interface, choose a Wi-Fi name and password for the hotspot, set the Wi-Fi security type and choose to show or not show your Wi-Fi password on your device. When you've done all that, click Submit.
4. Once you've updated your settings, the device will restart and then prompt you to connect.
Once you've set up your hotspot, connect your computer to its Wi-Fi network and go the browser interface url http://192.168.0.1 or http://sprinthotspot. This is the page you'll see. Log in using the password you've set up.
Again, logging into the interface does not require an internet/data connection.
To update your hotspot's connection preferences (3G vs 4G) and roaming settings if you're traveling internationally, click on the connection type icon.
Note, data roaming is not available domestically.
To set your hotspot to allow for international roaming, you'll need to enable both 3G roaming and then international roaming.
By clicking on the Wi-Fi User icon, you can:
- See a list of the devices connected to your hotspot
- Set the maximum number of users
- Choose when Wi-Fi is disabled
Click on the Advanced settings icon to access more features.
In the Basic section of the Device tab, you can update your browser interface password and check for software updates.
From the Display section of the Device tab you can view and update settings like how long the hotspot's backlight remains on, whether or not the Power button LED remains on, and the settings for the backlight, depending on whether the device running on AC or battery power.
The About section of the Device tab will show you important information about your device like the model number, your device's ESN, the phone number (MDN) associated with your device, its MAC address and when it was activated.
You can also reset the device to factory defaults from this page. This will require the device's MSL (called the SCP) to do this.
In the Setup section of the WAN tab, you can update some of the same data settings that you find on the homepage. You can also update the device's PRL (preferred roaming list) and data profile. It's a good idea to do this before traveling internationally.
In the Network section of the Wi-Fi tab, you can revisit some of the settings that are listed in the Wi-Fi User section of the homepage. From this page you can also reset the name of your hotspot's Wi-Fi network (SSID), determine the range of your device and enable or disable power save mode.
In the Security section of the Wi-Fi tab, you can set your security type and change the hotspot's password.
In the MAC Filter section of the Wi-Fi tab, you can allow or deny access to your hotspot based on the MAC addresses of other devices. The drop down next to MAC Filter Mode allows you to select whether you want to disable filtering or use your list to either allow or disallow users. You can add MAC addresses manually (and name them) or you can choose from devices already connected to your hotspot's Wi-Fi network. Click on the "List of connected devices" to easily add devices to your MAC Filter.
Click the Add link next to the device you want to add to your MAC filter.
The device's MAC address is placed in the list. Click Save.