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Everything Netgear Mingle, Connection Issue? Passwords Issues? User Guides?
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If your having connection issues, Please go online and make sure you have more than 100mbs left on the account. Freedompop/Sprint likes to suspend the data when it gets close to the 100mbs data cap, because of Sprint's 3 hour delay. Please verify you have more than 100mbs. If you do, please try the next step.
Try to update the Profile and PRL. PRL is to help get a stronger 3g signal and the Profile update will help you connect to a local Sprint tower more efficiently. Freedompop uses Sprint for all of its 4G and 3G Data needs
Here is how to update to the profile and PRL-
Note: Make sure you are connect to the Hotspot using the USB(Tethered) or Wirelessly. Make sure when you connect to the Hotspot Wirelessly, that the Hotspot is the only internet connection. If you have any Ethernet plugged into your home network, on the PC or Laptop, please unplug. If your connected, via USB, make sure that your WiFi is not connected to another network.
1. Open an internet browser and enter 192.168.1.1 or minglehotspot in the address bar and press Enter.
Note: The computer must be connected to the device's Main Wi-Fi network or Tethered (USB to PC).
2. Enter the administrator password in the Sign In field and click Sign In.
Note: The default administrator password is password
3. Click Settings.
4. Click the Network tab.
5. Click the Update PRL
Note: The device might restart and you will need to start back at Step 1) to do the Profile update.
6. Click the Update Profile
Once updated, you should have connection again. This will get the Netgear Mingle back on track to receive a signal, to broadcast Wi-Fi to the device you want to use.
Passwords, and How to change them-
To connect to your device's Wi-Fi "Main" (default password is "freedompop") all lowercase, no quotations
To connect to your device's Wi-Fi "guest" (default password is "password") all lowercase, no quotations.
To connect to your administrative settings will either be ("admin" or "password" ) all lowercase, no quotations.
Here is a great way to change the Network name and SSID/Password for added security-
Change the administrative password for even more added security here-
Connect via USB (tethered)-
Enable 4g on the Netgear Mingle-
All Netgear Mingle, please use these tutorials-
Here is the User Guide-
http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/aircard/AC778S_VIRGIN_MOBILE/2400364 AC778S User Guide-v2.pdf
UPDATE:->I created a post a while back ago that explains the Virgin Mobile UI and has pretty close to the same instructions as these>>
It also says,Why does my Hotspot/Modem/USB show Data usage before any usage?-
The screen might look like you are logging into Virgin Mobile. Please this is just the UI and will not log you into a new Virgin Mobile account.Virgin Mobile and Freedompop both use Sprint's Network. The Mingles were originally issued to only Virgin Mobile. Even when you go to the Netgear website, it shows a VM device in all picture. Some of the settings mention VM also. Freedompop Buy Devices in Bulk from Sprint to refurbish on the Freedompop Network. This is how Freedompop was able to get their hands on these and resale at a very reasonable rate.
The paperwork that came with the Netgear Mingle say that the password is password. It is only for the Guest Network. The main network's password, (freedompop). It also say to connect to the administrative settings to use, "192.168.0.1" it is supposed to say,"192.168.1.1.
The Data Usage Monitor/Calculator you see on your device is not synced with the Data you have on your account. This is just a program placed on the device to help you monitor the Data you use. If you receive your device and it shows any usage, this will not reflect on your account. Normally you will find a way to reset this Monitor/Calculator, in your User guide or the Instruction Manual. Typically if you want this to show the data you have on your account, you would reset this on Day 1 of your Plan, before any usage. You will also find that this Monitor/Calculator is not 100% Accurate. But it will give you a rough idea of the Data you use on the device, and becomes very handy once you learn how to use.
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