Last updated by Isabel M
When you connect your Netgear Zing to your computer, you'll be able to view and edit its settings via the easy-to-use Zing Manager. The Netgear Zing allows you to adjust a lot of these settings right on the device, but if you like to see more options at once (or if you just have bigger hands), then it can be nice to explore the device on a larger screen. Below is a quick run down of the settings you'll likely use most.
To access the Netgear Zing's browser interface, simply:
- connect your computer to the Netgear Zing's Wi-Fi network (this does not require an internet/data connection)
- if your computer doesn't automatically launch a window with the Netgear Zing's browser interface, open a browser window
- enter http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar
- log in using default password "password"
On the Home page of the Zing Manager interface, you'll find some general device information including your data usage and the phone number associated with your Netgear Zing.
To access on the device: Settings > More > About
In the Wi-Fi section of the interface, on the Options tab, you can update many settings including:
- the Wi-Fi name and password for your Netgear Zing
- the maximum number of total connections and number of Main vs Guest connections
- choosing to hide or show the Wi-Fi authentication information on the device's LCD display
- choosing whether or not Wi-Fi should remain enabled if USB tethering is being used
To edit Wi-Fi name and password on the device: Wi-Fi > Main Wi-Fi
To access all other Wi-Fi settings on the device: Wi-Fi > Options
In the Settings section on the General tab, under Device, you can update device settings like the screen brightness and timeout and the device's sleep setting. You can also update your Zing Manager login credentials on this page.
To access on the device (except ability to change Manager login credentials): Settings > Display
In the Settings section on the General tab, under Software and Reset, you can:
- back up your Netgear Zing (you may want to do this prior to resetting it to factory defaults)
- restore your device from a previous back up file
- check for software updates
- return your device to factory settings
- prepare the device to be used with a new number if it's been active with another number before
To access on the device: Settings > Reset
In the Settings section on the Network tab, under Preferences, you can:
- set your device's network mode
- choose roaming settings (Note: domestic data roaming is not available)
- enable or disable roaming guards
- initiate a PRL update
- update network settings which prompts the device to go through hands free activation again and will update the device's data profile
To access on the device: Settings > Network