Borrowing Requirements

T-Mobile Hotspot

  • Must be checked out on an adult card
  • May be borrowed for 14 days
  • No renewals
  • Can be placed on hold

Late, Lost, & Damaged Items

  • Late fines are $1 per day. The maximum late fine is $5.
  • Wi-Fi Disabled: If the hotspot kit, including all of its contents, is overdue, the Wi-Fi will be turned off.
  • Lost kits: After 28 days, the Wi-Fi hotspot is considered lost. The borrower will be charged fines and fees according to the library’s fee schedule.
  • Damaged items: The library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expenses resulting from use or misuse of the Wi-Fi hotspot, connection of the Wi-Fi hotspot to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of the Wi-Fi hotspot. The borrower is responsible for damage, loss or theft of the hotspot including any components.

Getting to Know your Mobile Hotspot

T-Mobile Hotspot Key

  • Power key: Hold the Power key for 3 seconds to power the device on/off.
  • WPS key: Hold the WPS key for 3 seconds to activate the WPS function. Once activated, the Wi-Fi™ LED indicator will flash every two seconds. If the network is not accessed within 2 minutes, the device will automatically exit WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode.
  • LED indicators: Display network signal, Wi-Fi, SMS, battery charge and mobile data status.
  • USB port: Use the USB port to charge your device via the USB cable.
  • Reboot: Hold the Power key for 10 seconds to restart your device.

On-Screen Indicators

Network Icon

Network: Displays your current network status. Green light indicates the network is connected; yellow light indicates poor network connection; red light indicates no network connection, no SIM card, or no service.

Wi-Fi IconWi-Fi: Indicates when Wi-Fi is connected.

SMS Icon

SMS: Indicates when there is a new message.

Battery Icon

Battery: Displays your current battery status. Solid red light indicates the battery level is less than 15%; when the device is charging, the indicator will flash red when the battery level is below 15% and will flash green when the battery level is higher than 15%.

Data Icon

Data: Indicates when your data allotment is running out. You will need to configure your monthly data plan and tick the "Auto Disconnected" box on Web User Interface first.

Charging Your Mobile Hotspot

  1. Connect the microUSB end of the USB cable to the USB port on your device.
  2. Connect the other end to the travel adapter.
  3. Connect the travel adapter to an electrical outlet to fully charge your device.

Note: You can also charge the device by connecting it to a computer with the USB cable.

Connecting Your Wi-Fi Device to Your Mobile Hotspot

  1. Power on your mobile hotspot.
  2. On your computer or other Wi-Fi enabled device, search for available Wi-Fi networks and select network name (SSID) located on label on back panel of your mobile hotspot.
    • Note: Wi-Fi name (SSID) and Wi-Fi Password are located on the label on the back panel of the device.
      • From a Windows computer: Left-click Wireless Network Connection on the task bar to view available networks. Choose the SSID from the list of available networks.
      • From a Mac computer: Select System Preferences > Network. Choose the SSID from the list of available networks.
      • From an iOS device: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Choose the SSID from the list of available networks.
      • From an Android device: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Choose the SSID from the list of available networks.
  3. Enter the password located on label on back panel and click OK.

Using the WPS

If your Wi-Fi device supports WPS, you do not have to input the password manually after a WPS connection has been established. Please follow the following steps:

  1. Power on your Mobile Hotspot and enable the Wi-Fi function from the device you would like to connect.
  2. Press and hold the WPS key on your device for 3 seconds to start the Wi-Fi Protected Setup authentication process.
  3. Enable the WPS function on your Wi-Fi device in order to respond to this authentication process.
  4. Follow the system prompts on your Wi-Fi device to finish the connection.
  5. If no Wi-Fi device is connected within 2 minutes, the WPS function will automatically turn off.

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