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Huawei B525 Router

Huawei B525 Router

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Key Features and Specifications

Features:

  • Dual Band Modem 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
  • 4G enabled
  • Connects up to 64 wireless devices
  • Micro SIM card slot

Specifications:

  • Speeds: Max Download: 300 Mbps/Max Upload: 50.0 Mbps
  • Size and Weight: 226mm x 163mm x 52mm, 370g
  • Phone Port: RJ11 port for voice and two SMA connectors for connecting external antenna’s.
  • Operating Systems: Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (does not support Windows RT), MAC OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 with latest upgrades

 

Setting Up Your Router

Step 1: Insert your Micro SIM Card:

 

  1. Find the SIM port at the bottom of the device.
  2. Insert your SIM into the card holder.

Step 2: Powering Device

 

Using the power adaptor provided, insert cable into power port located on the rear of the device and press the power button on the top of the modem. A blue/yellow light will indicate that the device is powered and connected to the mobile network. The white signal bars will indicate the signal strength. Please do not remove the SIM card while the router is running as this may affect performance or damage the SIM card.

 

  1. Your device should automatically connect to the Three network and turn on the Wi-Fi signal.
  2. It usually takes at least a minute to connect to the network. 

 

Step 4: Connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi


1: Recording the SSID (Network name) and Wi-Fi key (Password).
The default SSID and Wi-Fi key are printed on the B525’s bottom label. The SSID-5G label will indicate the 5GHz network output. This should be used for larger devices that need a clearer network connection (eg. Smart TV).


2: Make sure you promptly change the Network name and password to ensure a more secure network.

 

Connecting a PC to Wi-Fi (Windows Vista or 7)

  1. Turn on your device
  2. In the Start menu, click Connect to
  3. Click Wireless Network Connection
  4. Select your device name (SSID) from the list. This came in the box with your device and it's printed on the bottom of the modem
  5. Select your Wi-Fi Network and click Connect
  6. Enter your password when prompted. This also came in the box with your device and is printed inside its battery cover. Click Connect
  7. On the next screen, click Close. Your PC should now be connected to your device.

Connecting a PC to Wi-Fi (Windows 😎

  1. Turn on your device
  2. Move your curser to the top or bottom right corner to see the side menu. Select Settings
  3. Click the Network icon
  4. Select your device name (SSID) from the list. This came in the box with your device and it's printed on the bottom of the modem
  5. Click Connect
  6. Enter your password when prompted. This also came in the box with your device and is printed inside its battery cover. Click Next
  7. You'll be asked if you want to turn on sharing between computers connected to the device. You'll now be connected to your device

Connecting a Mac to Wi-Fi

  1. Turn on your device
  2. Click the Airport icon on the toolbar at the top of your Mac Screen
  3. Select your device name from the list. The name of your network came in the box with your device and it's printed on the bottom of the modem. Click Select
  4. Enter your password when asked. This also came in the box with your device and is printed inside its battery cover. Click OK
  5. Click Close. Your Mac should now be connected to your device.

Connecting an iPad to Mobile Wi-Fi

  1. On the home screen, tap Settings
  2. Tap Wi-Fi
  3. Turn Wi-Fi ON then tap your device name (SSID) from the Choose a Network list. This came in the box with your device and is printed on the bottom of the modem. If you can't see the name, check your device is turned on by pressing the power button
  4. On the security screen, enter your password. This came in the box with your device and is printed on the bottom of the modem. You should now be able to connect to the internet.

 Step 5: Optional Configurations

  1. The B525 Modem allows you to connect to multiple devices through a wired connection.
  2. For laptops or personal computers, there is an ethernet port on the rear of the device that allows you to use an ethernet connection cable to create a wired network transfer.
  3. Voice connections can also be made via RJ11 cables. The landline should be connected to the rightest port on the rear of the device.
  4. The B525 also has the ability to connect additional external antennae. This is on the rear of the device under the top panel. These antennae will strengthen the mobile network.

Troubleshooting

How do I reset my settings?
If you're experiencing any issues connecting to your modem we suggest that you reset it.

 

Hold down the power button for 5 seconds and allow the modem to reboot for 2-5 mins before turning the modem back on.

There is a hard reset button on the rear of the device next to the RJ11 port also.

 

The modem will automatically switch off and then back on. Once it's rebooted it will have been reset to its default settings.

 

I’m having problems using my Wi-Fi key.
If your Wi-Fi key wasn’t accepted try the following tips:

  • Remember, when you enter the password (Wi-Fi key) for your MiFi modem, type it without a space between the eight characters - for example 79E49E05, not 79E4 9E05.
  • If you need to check your password – it’s normally on your MiFi modem under the battery. It is printed next to the SIM card slot.

How can I improve the wireless range between my modem and computer?

The strength of signal will vary depending on where you are, the weather conditions and even the construction of a building. If you need a stronger signal strength and faster download speeds, here are some things you can try:

  • Try not to put the modem on the floor or behind a sofa, as this can reduce the strength of the wireless signals. Put it on a table or other flat surface instead.
  • Try to locate the modem in a central position in the house.
  • If your modem is on the ground floor and you're having a problem picking up the signal upstairs, put the modem on a shelf.
  • Move your wireless devices away from any appliances or objects that can cause interference, such as: microwave ovens, metal sheets, cordless phones, cordless keyboards and computer mice. If you think one of these appliances may causing interference, switch it off or move it to see if it is the cause.
  • Using the 5GHz bandwidth will help with electronic wave interference. Utilise this feature for larger devices that might need a strong connection strength.

How can I improve my internet speed and signal strength?
The strength of signal will vary depending on where you are, weather conditions and the construction of the building.

If you need a stronger signal strength and faster download speeds, here are some things you can try:

  • To make sure you get the best signal, treat your modem like an aerial. Consider the positioning! (an upstairs room will be better than one in a basement flat).
  • When indoors try to have the modem near a window. This can also help to improve the signal strength of your connection.
  • Some rooms get a stronger signal than others, depending on the thickness of walls. The more windows in the room, the better.
  • Use Three’s coverage checker to check out the quality of service you can expect in your area.
  • Wired connection will generally create a stronger signal strength than wired connections.

I’m having connection problems.
If you're having connection problems or you've forgotten your password or PIN, you should reset your device.


To reset your device:

  1. Turn on your device
  2. Using a pin or paperclip, press and hold the Reset button until the screen switches off
    The device will automatically restart
    Your default settings will now be restored. You can find your device name (SSID) and Wi-Fi key printed on the bottom of the modem.

I need to check signal strength.

If you want to use your device to stream video, use Skype and play games online, you'll need to check that it's possible with your device and signal strength. You may not be able to play games online and use Skype if you don't have a strong signal. You'll get the best performance if you have 3 bars or more on 3G or 4G.

To check your coverage, click here.

 

You can check your signal strength from these icons on your device's LCD screen:

  • 4G – connected to our 4G network
  • 3G – connected to our 3G network
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