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Wonderful Communication, Mobile Life.
Vodafone B970
3G Router from Vodafone
User Guide



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  • Page 1 Wonderful Communication, Mobile Life. Vodafone B970 3G Router from Vodafone User Guide...
  • Page 2 Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written consent of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Trademarks and HUAWEI are trademarks of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All other trademarks and trade names mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective holders.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Read the safety precautions carefully to ensure the correct and safe use of your wireless device. For detailed information, see "Warnings and Precautions." Do not switch on your device when the device use is prohibited or when the device use may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Using the Management Page 1 Logging In to the Management Page ... 1 Management Page Overview ...1 Viewing Configuration Info ...2 Optimized Settings ...2 Quick Setup...2 Accessing the Internet...4 Configuring Your Computer 6 Wireless Configuration ...6 Configuring the PC Network...7 Advanced Settings 8...
  • Page 5: Using The Management

    Using the Management Page Logging In to the Management Page Start the Internet browser and enter the address in the address bar. Enter the password, and then click Login. default password is admin. To avoid the configuration conflict, only one Note user is allowed to log in to the management page at a time.
  • Page 6: Viewing Configuration Info

    Viewing Configuration Info Item Green icon WCDMA The WCDMA network is available. If the device is registered with Note other network modes, the corresponding network connection status is displayed. The signal strength from weak to strong is shown as follows: Viewing Configuration Info On the configuration page, you can view the current parameter configuration information and the network...
  • Page 7 Configuring PPP Profile Settings • Profile Name: Enter a profile name when the text box is empty. • Dial-up Number/PPP User Name/PPP Password: Enter these three parameters provided by the internet service provider (ISP). The dial-up number is used to initiate the network call;...
  • Page 8: Accessing The Internet

    Accessing the Internet setting. After the setting, you can select Disabled to improve the WLAN security. Configuring WLAN Encryption To access the WLAN, you must set the wireless security key on your PC to be the same as that of the wireless device.
  • Page 9 correct PIN or PUK code, the network-related functions are unavailable. • The SIM card is supplied by the service provider. For details, contact your service provider. • When the Save PIN Code check box is selected, the Auto validation is enabled. •...
  • Page 10: Configuring Your Computer

    Configuring Your Computer This takes the Windows XP operating system (OS) as an example to describe how to configure your computer. For other OSs, the configurations may be different and you need to configure them as required. Wireless Configuration The wireless configuration allows your PC to connect to the device through the wireless network.
  • Page 11: Configuring The Pc Network

    Configuring the PC Network The recommended configurations of the PC are as follows: • Obtain an IP address automatically. • Deselect Use a proxy server for your LAN. Configuring the Network Connection Choose My Network Places > Properties > Local Area Connection. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties.
  • Page 12: Advanced Settings

    Advanced Settings Overview Click Advanced Settings, you can configure both the basic attributes and advanced parameters of the device, and also perform routine maintenance and management to the device. The following table shows the functions of the shortcut icons. Icon Description Click to access the System page.
  • Page 13: System Management

    • After the system is upgraded, the system automatically restarts. Warning • The software programs for upgrading must come from the official website of Huawei or the official website of the service provider. • Upgrading the software does not change the configuration of the client.
  • Page 14: Sim Settings

    SIM Settings Restoring the Factory Defaults If you need to reconstruct the network or you forget the changes of some parameters, you can choose to restore factory defaults and reconfigure the device. Click to access the Restore Defaults page, and then click Restore. After this operation, all configurations are Note restored to the defaults.
  • Page 15: Mobile Network Settings

    Select Modify in the PIN Code Operation list box. Enter the current PIN code. Enter the new PIN code and confirm it. Click Apply. Auto Validating PIN Code You can enable or disable the auto validate PIN code function. Click Select Enable/Disable in the Auto Validate option button.
  • Page 16: Dial-Up Settings

    Dial-up Settings Select the band to search the network in the Band list box. Click Apply. Configuring the Mode for Searching Network Click Select the mode for searching the network. • Auto: The device automatically searches the network and registers with it. •...
  • Page 17: Dhcp Settings

    • PPP Max Dial Time: Set the maximum waiting time when connecting to the Internet. Click Apply. Managing the Profile List Click to access the Profile Settings page. Creating a Profile ◆ Enter the profile information in the text box according to the prompts.
  • Page 18: Wlan Settings

    WLAN Settings • Start IP Address/End IP Address: It is used to define the IP address range that the host can use during the IP address assignment. For example, in the network segment, the default IP address of the device is
  • Page 19 ◆ Enabling or Disabling the AP Isolation • On: The terminals (PCs) connecting to the device through the WLAN cannot communicate with each other. • Off: The terminals (PCs) connecting to the device through the WLAN can communicate with each other. ◆...
  • Page 20: Wlan Bridge

    WLAN Settings A security key can protect your WLAN from illegal data attacking. The security key of your wireless device must be consistent with that of the PC. Configuring the 802.11 Authentication ◆ • Open: Open system authentication. A user accessing the WLAN can choose WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK key to pass the authentication or choose No ENCRYPTION to skip the authentication.
  • Page 21: Dynamic Dns Settings

    • MAX Associations Limit: It refers to the maximum number of connections. It is used to set the maximum number of concurrent WLAN users on the device. • Mode: It refers to the WLAN accessing mode. The device can work in two modes, as shown in the following table.
  • Page 22: Static Route Settings

    Static Route Settings Static Route Settings In this page you can configurate static routing. Static routing specifies a fixed routing path to neighboring destinations. IP Address/ Netmask/Gateway/ Enter the Metric. Click Ok. • Validate: Click Apply to validate. • Change: Click in the Modification column.
  • Page 23: Security Settings (Optional)

    Security Settings (Optional) Click Security. You can configure the advanced security settings. Firewall Switch Your device has a true firewall that controls the incoming and outgoing data flow and protects your computer from illegal intrusion. Click Select the Enable the firewall (main switch of the firewall) check box to enable the firewall.
  • Page 24: Virtual Server

    Virtual Server computers in the local network. Click Select Protocol and Status. Enter the IP address and corresponding port to be blocked from accessing the LAN. Click Ok. • Validate: Click Apply to validate. • Change: Click in the Modification column. •...
  • Page 25: Table Of Contents 1 Upnp Settings

    DMZ Settings If your PC cannot run network applications through the device, you can set the computer to access the Internet unlimitedly by configuring the IP address of the computer in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). However, the DMZ computer is not protected by the firewall.
  • Page 26 Remote Management Select Enable/Disable for Remote Status to enable or disable the service. Enter the IP address that can access and control your device. Click Apply.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting What to do if a PC in the LAN cannot access the Internet? • If the power indicator is off, you need to check whether the power adapter is normally connected. • If the signal strength indicator is off, you need to check whether the area is covered by the network.
  • Page 28 • Make sure that the MAC address of one device is in the peer MAC address list of the other device. For details, WLAN Bridge see " ". When the signal strength is normal, what to do if the downloading rate is low? Only follow these instructions if you are competent at editing the Windows registry.
  • Page 29: Abbreviations

    Abbreviations The Third Generation Access Point Access Point Name CDMA Code Division Multiple Access DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Domain Name Server EDGE Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution Global System for Mobile communications GPRS General Packet Radio Service HSPA High Speed Packet Access HSDPA High Speed Downlink Packet Access...