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PDF Content Summary: Thank you for purchasing the Etisalat iModem. This iModem brings you a high speed wireless network connection. This document will help you understand your iModem so you can start using it right away. Please read this document carefully before using your iModem. For detailed information about the functions and configurations of the iModem, refer to the online help on the web management page that comes with the iModem. For detailed instructions for logging in to the web management page, refer to "Logging In to the Web Management Page". To connect a Wi-Fi device to your iModem, see “SSID and Wireless Network Key” on page 10. 1 Getting to Know Your Etisalat iModem Note: The iModem function descriptions and illustrations in this document are for your reference only. The product you have purchased may vary. Application Scenarios Wi-Fi devices (such as smartphones, tablet computers, and game consoles) or computers can all access the Internet through iModem. The specific connection procedure depends on the operating system of the Wi-Fi device or computer. Establish a connection according to your device's specific instructions. 2 Scenario 1: Accessing the Internet Using a 3G or 2G Network The iModem uses your operator's 3G or 2G network to access the Internet. 3G/2G 3 Scenario 2: Accessing the Internet Using a Wi-Fi Network When you use the iModem in Wi-Fi coverage areas, for example, an airport, cafe, hotel, or your home, the iModem can access the Internet via Wi-Fi networks, helping to save your 3G or 2G network usage. WLAN 4 Appearance 132 45 ➊ Power button ➋ Screen ➌ Micro USB port ➍ MENU button ➎ Lanyard hole 5 Screen Home screen ➊ Roaming R: Data roaming turned on. ➋ Signal strength : Signal strength from weak to strong. ➌ Network type ● 3G/2G: Connected to a 3G/2G network. ● : Connected to WLAN. ➍ Network connection status ➎ Battery : Battery level from low to high. ➏ SMS ● New messages. ● Number of new messages. 6 1234 3G R 1 8 0 B/2GB 576 ➐ Wi-Fi ● Wi-Fi turned on. ● Number of connected Wi-Fi devices. ➑ Traffic statistics ● Data usage this month. ● Monthly data usage limit. Note: ● To set the start date of the monthly data usage statistics and data usage limit, go to the web management page. ● Data traffic information is for your reference only. For more accurate data traffic information, please consult your service provider. 7

Menu screen Press the button to display the menu. ➊ Back Return to the previous screen. ➋ Options ➌ Operation tips ● Press the button to scroll down. ● Press the button to confirm your selection. 8 Back 1Device Info 2QR code WPS 3 Next OK Update screen When updates are available, you will be prompted to update the iModem. ➊ Update Press the button to start the update. ➋ Cancel Press the button to ignore the update. 9 12 New software Update Cancel Update Cancel 3G 1

SSID and Wireless Network Encryption Key When a Wi-Fi device establishes a connection to the iModem for the first time, you may need to enter the default Service Set Identifier (SSID) and wireless network encryption key. The default SSID and encryption key are printed on the iModem label. It is recommended that you log in to the web management page and change your SSID and network encryption key. You can go Settings > WLAN > WLAN Basic Settings to change your SSID and network encryption key. 10 To view the current SSID and wireless network encryption key on the screen: 1. Press the button to display the menu. Back Device Info QR code WPSNext OK 2. Press the button to scroll to Device Info. Back Device Info QR code WPS3. Press the button to enter Device Info. Next OK Back SSID: XXXXXXXXXX XXXXPWD: XXXXXX IP: XXXXXXXX Next OK 11 Getting Started Installing Install the SIM card, microSD card, and battery according to the illustration. T ESER1 2 3 4 T ESER1 1 2 2 1 2 Note: The microSD card is an optional accessory. If no microSD card is included in the package, please purchase one separately. 12 Charging the Battery If the iModem has not been used for a long time or if the battery is fully depleted, the iModem may not power on immediately after the charger is plugged in. Please charge the battery for a while before attempting to power on the iModem. Method 1: Use the charger to charge the device Note: ● Only use chargers compatible with the iModem and provided by a designated manufacturer. Use of an incompatible charger or one from an unknown manufacturer may cause the iModem to malfunction, fail, or could even cause a fire. Such use voids all warranties, whether expressed or implied, on the product. ● The charger is an optional accessory. If it is not included in the package, you may contact an authorized dealer to buy a charger compatible with the iModem. 13 ● The iModem's charger model is HW-050100XYW. X and Y represent letters or numbers that vary by region. For details about the specific charger model, contact an authorized dealer. Method 2: Charge the device through a computer connection Use the data cable provided with your device to connect the iModem to the computer. 14 Turning on the Etisalat iModem Press and hold the button until the screen lights up, indicating that the iModem is turned on. You can use the menu screen or log in to the web management page and turn the fast boot function on or off. This function greatly reduces the iModem's boot-up time. Note: Press and hold the button to turn off the iModem. Verifying the PIN If the iModem's network parameters have been correctly configured but you cannot access the internet after powering it on, PIN verification may be enabled. Log in to the web management page and enter the PIN when prompted. To avoid entering the PIN every time you power on the iModem, disable PIN verification from the web management page. The PIN/PUK is delivered with your SIM card. For more details, contact your service provider. 15 Connecting to the Internet Using a 3G or 2G Network By default, the iModem's management parameters have been preset according to your operator's requirements. The iModem will be connected to the Internet after its startup. If data is transmitted, the iModem will automatically connect to the Internet. If data is not transmitted for a period of time, the iModem will automatically disconnect from the network connection. Note: You can log in to the web management page to enable or disable the automatic dialing while roaming function. If this function is turned off, when the iModem enters a roaming network, it will automatically disconnect from the Internet connection that has already been established. You will need to manually establish this network connection again. 16 Using a Wi-Fi Network 1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi extender function is enabled. 2. The iModem automatically connects to a Wi-Fi hotspot set by your service provider or yourself. When the iModem is connected to a Wi-Fi network, and the Wi-Fi hotspot SSID are displayed on the screen. Note: ● After connecting to a Wi-Fi network, the iModem automatically reconnects to the network the next time you are under that network's coverage. ● For details about adding Wi-Fi hotspots, see "Adding a Wi-Fi Hotspot". 17 Logging In to the Web Management Page 1. Make sure the connection between the iModem and the Wi-Fi device or computer is working normally. 2. Open the browser, and enter 192.168.8.1 in the address box. Note: If the IP address conflicts with other IP addresses on the network, the IP address of the iModem automatically changes. Check the current IP address on the iModem screen. 3. Enter the user name and password to log in to the web management page. Note: ● The default user name is admin. ● The default password is etisalat. Please change default web management password at first login to a new password to insure security access privilege. You can go Settings > System > Modify Password to change your web management password. 18 Battery Saving Mode If the iModem has been inactive for some time, the iModem enters the standby mode, in which the display screen turns off. Pressing any button causes the display screen to light up. When the iModem is being powered only by the battery, you can choose to enable or disable the automatic Wi-Fi turnoff function. If this function is enabled and if no Wi-Fi devices access the iModem for a period of time, the Wi-Fi turns off automatically. You can press any button to turn the Wi-Fi on again. 19

Turning Wi-Fi Extender On or Off 1. Press the button to display the menu. 2. Press the button to scroll to Wi-Fi extender. 3. Press the button to turn Wi-Fi extender on or off. Note: ● Alternatively, you can log in to the iModem's web management page to enable or disable Wi-Fi extender. Back Data roaming Wi-Fi extender Fast boot Next OK

● After the Wi-Fi extender function is enabled, up to nine Wi-Fi devices can be connected to the iModem. Adding a Wi-Fi Hotspot 1. Log in to the web management page. 2. From the settings page, choose Wi-Fi extender. 3. Scan for Wi-Fi hotspots and connect to the desired one. 20 Downloading the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi App for an Android and iOS Devices Using a QR code On the iModem: 1. Press the button to display the menu. 2. Press the button to scroll to QR code. 3. Press the button to enter QR code. 4. Press the button to scroll to Mobile app. 5. Press the button to display the Mobile app screen. On your Android and iOS devices: 6. Scan the QR code on the iModem to download the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi App. Note: To download the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi App to your device: ● For an iPhone or iPad, search for HUAWEI Mobile WiFi in App Store. ● For Android devices, search for HUAWEI Mobile WiFi in Google Play or HUAWEI App Center. Back Device Info QR code WPSNext OK Back Wi-Fi key Mobile app Next OK 21 Connecting an Android Device to Etisalat iModem Using a QR code

On the iModem: 1. Press the button to display the menu. 2. Press the button to scroll to QR code. 3. Press the button to enter QR code. 4. Press the button to scroll to Wi-Fi key. 5. Press the button to display the Wi-Fi key screen. On your Android device: 6. Scan the QR code on the iModem using the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi App. Your Android device will then connect to the iModem. Note: Currently this function doesn’t support iOS devices. Back Device Info QR code WPSNext OK Back Wi-Fi key Mobile app Next OK 22

Establishing a WPS Connection If the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the iModem supports WPS, the wireless network encryption key is generated automatically and there is no need to enter it manually. The steps for WPS connection are as follows: Back Device Info QR code WPS1. Turn on the iModem. 2. Turn on the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the iModem. Next OK 3. Press the button to display the menu, scroll to WPS, and then press the button to activate iModem's WPS. 4. Activate the Wi-Fi device's WPS. Note: For specific instructions for the Wi-Fi device, refer to the device's user manual. 23 Restoring to Factory Settings If you forget the user name, password, or SSID you have set, you can restore the settings on the web management page to their factory values. To do so, simply press and hold the RESET button until the iModem restarts. RESET RESET 24

Example 1: Connecting to a Computer (for example, running the Windows 7 operating system) through Wi-Fi 1. Ensure that the iModem's Wi-Fi function is on. 2. Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Connect to a network. Note: Before establishing a Wi-Fi connection, ensure that the computer is equipped with a wireless network adapter. If the computer indicates a wireless network connection, the wireless network adapter can be used. Otherwise, verify that your wireless network adapter is working properly. 3. Select the wireless network connection with the iModem's SSID and click Connect. 25 Note: ● If the wireless network connection is encrypted, enter the correct wireless network encryption key. ● To view the current SSID and wireless network encryption key, see the operations in the “SSID and Wireless Network Encryption Key” section. 4. Wait a moment for the wireless network connection icon to appear in the system tray in the lower right corner of the computer screen. The wireless network connection is then established. 26 Example 2: Connecting to a Game Console (for example, PSP) through Wi-Fi 1. On the PSP, turn on the WLAN. 2. Choose Settings > Network Settings. 3. Select Infrastructure Mode. 4. Select New Connection, and enter the connection name. 5. Select Scan to search for wireless networks. A list of access points will be displayed on the screen. 6. Select the access point with the iModem's SSID, and press the ► button on the PSP. Confirm the SSID, and enter the correct wireless network encryption key. 27 7. Press the ► button to proceed to the next step, and then press the X button to save settings. 8. Select Test Connection to test whether the network connection is successful. 9. You can now open the browser and access the network. 28 Example 3: Connecting to a Tablet Computer (for example, iPad) through Wi-Fi 1. Touch Settings > WLAN to turn on WLAN. 2. The tablet computer automatically searches for wireless connections and displays a list of access points. 3. Select the access point with the iModem's SSID. 4. If required, enter the correct wireless network encryption key, and tap Join. (The lock icon indicates that the encryption key is required to connect to this wireless network.) Note: Wi-Fi devices, such as an iPhone, iPod touch, PS3 and NDSi, can all access the Internet through the iModem. For specific operations, refer to the Wi-Fi device's user manual. 29 Tips When the iModem is in use for an extended period of time, it will become warm and may overheat. Should this happen, the iModem will automatically close the network connection and turn off to protect itself from damage. If this occurs, place the iModem in a well ventilated space to allow the heat to dissipate, then turn it on and continue to use it as normally. If you are unable to use the iModem as normally, try the following: ● Consult the online help on the web management page. ● Restart the iModem. ● Restore the iModem to the factory settings. ● Consult your operator. QR code is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED. 31010THH_01 30


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