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3G Mobile Wi-Fi
REV 1.0.0



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  • Page 1 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi REV 1.0.0 1910010751...
  • Page 2 Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4: Ce Mark Warning

    CE Mark Warning This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. This device has been designed to operate with the antennas listed below, and having a maximum gain of 5 dBi.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    第十二條 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,費經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻 率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性或功能。 第十四條 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通行;經發現有干擾現象時,應立 即停用,并改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信規定作業之無線電信。低功率 射頻電機需忍受合法通信或工業、科學以及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 安全諮詢及注意事項 ● 請使用原裝電源供應器或只能按照本產品注明的電源類型使用本產品。 ● 清潔本產品之前請先拔掉電源線。請勿使用液體、噴霧清潔劑或濕布進行清潔。 ● 注意防潮,請勿將水或其他液體潑灑到本產品上。 ● 插槽與開口供通風使用,以確保本產品的操作可靠並防止過熱,請勿堵塞或覆蓋開口。 ● 請勿將本產品置放於靠近熱源的地方。除非有正常的通風,否則不可放在密閉位置中。 ● 請不要私自打開機殼,不要嘗試自行維修本產品,請由授權的專業人士進行此項工作。 Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product;...
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 3G Mobile Wi-Fi Model No.: M5350 Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ....................... 1 Chapter 1. Introduction ..................2 Product Overview ......................2 Main Features ......................2 Physical Description ..................... 2 Chapter 2. Hardware Installation ................4 Environment Requirements ..................4 Hardware Installation ....................4 Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide ..............7 System Requirements ....................
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items is damaged or missing, please contact with your distributor. Conventions The Device or M5350 mentioned in this guide stands for M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi without any explanation.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 Product Overview TP-LINK’s M5350 is at the forefront of wireless 3G sharing. Equipped with a built-in 3G modem, you can instantly establish your own Wi-Fi hotspot simply by inserting a 3G SIM card at the interior of the device. With up to 21.6Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload speeds, M5350 is able to provide 3G wireless sharing to up to 10 users simultaneously.
  • Page 10 Device powered on, use a pin to press and hold the RESET button (hole) for about 5 seconds, until the LED screen is off and later displays “TP-LINK”; then release the button and wait the Device to reboot and restore its factory default settings.
  • Page 11: Chapter 2. Hardware Installation

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Chapter 2. Hardware Installation 2.1 Environment Requirements Place the Device in a well-ventilated place far from any heater or heating vent  Avoid direct irradiation of any strong light (such as sunlight)  Keep at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space around the Device ...
  • Page 12 2) Before closing the cover, please note down the SSID and the wireless password on the label for later use. SSID: The wireless network name of M5350  Wireless Password: The pre-encryption of M5350 ...
  • Page 13 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide  Note: It’s advised that you do not use M5350 until the battery has been installed. When finishing the above two-step installation, you can press the power button for about 5 seconds to turn on M5350.
  • Page 14: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide This chapter will guide you to quickly set up the basic functions for your M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi. 3.1 System Requirements Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet)  One DSL/Cable Modem that has an RJ45 connector (which is not necessary if the Device ...
  • Page 15: Quick Setup

    When Connected appears behind the SSID of M5350, you’ve successfully connected to its wireless network.  Note: After successful connection to M5350 (with a SIM card inserted), you can enjoy the 3G mobile connection instantaneously. Otherwise, please continue with 3.4 Quick Setup to further configure your device.
  • Page 16 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 3-1 Login Windows  Note: If the above screen does not pop-up, it means that your Web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to Tools menu > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it.
  • Page 17 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 3-3 Quick Setup – Dial-up Settings On the Wi-Fi Settings page, you can create a unique and easy-to-remember wireless network name (SSID) or keep it default, and in the Wireless Password field set a wireless password for your network.
  • Page 18 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 3-5 Quick Setup – Finish -11-...
  • Page 19: Chapter 4. Device Configuration

    3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Chapter 4. Device Configuration After the successful login to the web-based management page of M5350, you will see the main menu listing Connection, Quick Setup, SMS, and Advanced on the top. In the following parts, these items will be explained in details, about their respective functions and configurations.
  • Page 20: Quick Setup

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide 4.2 Quick Setup Please refer to 3.4 Quick Setup. 4.3 SMS Figure 4-3 SMS Menu There are five submenus under the SMS tab (as shown in Figure 4-3): New Message, Inbox, Sentbox, Drafts and Settings. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding functions.
  • Page 21: Inbox

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide 4.3.2 Inbox Figure 4-5 Inbox Index: The index of the message.  Status: means the message has been read. means the message hasn't been read yet.  Date: Shows the date when the message was received.
  • Page 22: Drafts

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Index: The index of the message.  Date: Shows the date when the message was sent.  Number: Shows the cellphone number that the message was planned to be sent to.  Contents: Click to unfold and read the detailed content of the message(s).
  • Page 23: Settings

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-8 Edit Message(Drafts) 4.3.5 Settings On this page, you can do the following settings: Figure 4-9 Settings Enable SMS Center: Disabled by default. It's recommended to keep the default setting. If  you want to manually set the SMS Center Number, please select Enable.
  • Page 24: Advanced

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide manually delete the old messages to save the new ones when the sentbox or drafts box is full. Click Save to make your settings take effect. 4.4 Advanced Figure 4-10 Advanced Menu There are four submenus under the Advanced tab (as shown in Figure 4-10): Dial-up, Wi-Fi, DHCP and Tools.
  • Page 25 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-12 Dial-up Settings Profile List: A list of profile(s). Select the profile of your SIM card currently inserted in the  device, and then you can manually control the connection status and mode of it.
  • Page 26 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-13 Profile Management Profile List: A list of profile(s). Select the profile of your SIM card currently inserted in the  device, and then you can view the related information of it. If you find any parameters wrong, you can click New to create a new profile with the right settings (as shown in Figure 4-14).
  • Page 27: Pin Config

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-14 New Profile Network Mode Figure 4-15 Network Mode Settings Connection Status: Shows whether the Internet is connected or disconnected at present.  Network Mode: The device supports three modes of network connection – Auto, 2G only ...
  • Page 28 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-16 PIN Configuration Current Status: Shows whether your PIN code function is enabled or disabled.  PIN Function: You can select whether to enable PIN function or not. Once the PIN  function is enabled, every time you start the device with this SIM card inserted, you need to enter the PIN code;...
  • Page 29: Auto Validate Pin

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-17 PIN Configuration - PUK Decode A PUK (PIN Unlocked Key), also known as Personal Unlock Code (PUC), is used in 3GPP mobile phones to reset a personal identification number (PIN) that has been lost or forgotten.
  • Page 30: Wi-Fi

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide restarting, it will be validated automatically once. If validation failed, please go to PIN Config page to input another PIN code. Click Save to save your settings. 4.4.2 Wi-Fi Figure 4-19 Wi-Fi menu Wi-Fi Settings can prevent any intruders from connecting your wireless network, occupying your network resources, hacker-overhearing and hacker-attacking, and thus enhance the security of your wireless network.
  • Page 31 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Enable SSID Broadcast: Select to enable or disable this function. When wireless clients  survey the local area for wireless networks to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the device. If you Enable SSID Broadcast, the Wireless device will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air;...
  • Page 32 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Wi-Fi off time: If no clients connect to the device’s wireless network in a period of time (15  minutes by default), the Wi-Fi will be shut down. You can press the power button to resume the Wi-Fi.
  • Page 33: Dhcp

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure 4-22 Wi-Fi Status ID: The index of the Wi-Fi Client.  MAC Address: The MAC address of the Wi-Fi client.  Click Refresh to update the amount of the Wi-Fi clients and their information.
  • Page 34 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Basic Settings Figure 4-24 Basic Settings IP Address: The IP address of the device, which is used to log in its web-based  management page. The default value is Subnet Mask: An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally use ...
  • Page 35: Tools

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Clients List On this page, you can view the information about the clients attached to the device. All the information is read-only. You cannot change any of the values on this page. Figure 4-25 Clients List ID: The index of the DHCP Clients.
  • Page 36 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Configuration On this page, you can back up the configuration of the device to file, or upload a configuration file to the device. Figure 4-27 Configuration Management Backup Configuration to File: Click Backup to save the configuration file in your ...
  • Page 37 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Restore to Factory Defaults: Click Restore to reset all configuration settings to their  default values. All of the settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored. You can restore the following factory default values: The default User Name: admin •...
  • Page 38 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Reboot Figure 4-30 Reboot the Device Reboot the Device: Click Reboot to get the device rebooted and the saved settings to  take effect. Device Info This page displays the related information about this device, including Device Name, Firmware Version, Hardware Version, MAC Address, and IMEI.
  • Page 39: Appendix A: Faq

    3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Appendix A: FAQ T1. What should I do if I cannot log in the web-based management page of M5350 after I have successfully connected to M5350? Please verify your PC‘s IP address is on the same network segment with M5350. If not, please go to the next step.
  • Page 40: Appendix B: Configuring The Pc

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Appendix B: Configuring the PC In this section, we’ll introduce how to install and configure the TCP/IP correctly in Windows XP. First make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working, refer to the adapter’s manual if needed.
  • Page 41 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide The following TCP/IP Properties window will display and the IP Address tab is open on this window by default. You have two ways to configure the TCP/IP protocol below:  Setting IP address automatically...
  • Page 42 M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Figure B-4 Now click OK to keep your settings. -35-...
  • Page 43: Appendix C: Specifications

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Appendix C: Specifications General Standards IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Network Type HSPA+ / HSUPA / HSDPA / UMTS Certification CE, FCC, RoHS Dimension 94mm x 56.7mm x 19.8mm (W x D x H)
  • Page 44: Appendix D: Glossary

    M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi User Guide Appendix D: Glossary 802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding MIMO (multiple-input  multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and receiver antennas to allow for increased data throughput via spatial multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity, perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding.