Program your Sprint 4G USB U1901 for Windows

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2013

To install and run your Sprint 4G USB U1901 and accompanying software, your system requires:

  • Windows® XP (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

The minimum hardware requirements are as follows:

  • CPU 300 MHz or faster (800 MHz for Windows Vista & Windows 7)
  • USB port

Hands-Free Programming

As long as your data plan subscription and the U1901 MAC ID been established in the Sprint billing system, you can simply follow these instructions to install the software and click Yes when prompted to activate.

Note: Installation and activation may require you to be logged in with administrative privileges.

  1. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive; the CD should launch automatically
  2. Click Setup to continue
    • If autoplay is disabled, go to the CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer and click setup.exe (or AppLaunch.exe)
  3. In the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Sprint SmartView installation window, click Next
  4. Accept the License Agreement and click Next
  5. Accept the Enable GPS consent and click Next
    • Note: Even though the U1901 does not support GPS, you still need to accept this item as part of the Sprint SmartView software.
  6. In the Destination Folder window, click Next
  7. Click Install to begin installation
  8. When the InstallShield Wizard Completed window appears, click Finish
  9. You will be prompted to restart your computer; click Yes
  10. Connect your U1901 to your computer's USB port
  11. Windows will detect the device and automatically install the necessary device drivers; the LED indicator on the USB device will light up
  12. Wait to proceed until the system tray displays Your devices are ready to use or Your new hardware is installed and ready to use; this may take a few minutes
  13. While the USB Modem is still inserted into your computer, double-click to open the Sprint SmartView icon that was installed on the desktop
  14. Sprint SmartView will display the following:
    • Initializing Please Wait
    • Hands Free Activation Started. Please Wait…
    • Device is Restarting
    • No Devices Available.
    • Searching for Networks
    • Ready: Sprint 4G
  15. Hands-Free Activation will complete, and you will automatically connect and be welcomed to the Sprint 4G Network
  16. If you are in 4G coverage, Sprint SmartView will display Searching for Networks, followed by Ready: Sprint 4G. You can then click Connect. To disconnect from the 4G network, just click the Disconnect button.

Note: Make sure Sprint SmartView is up-to-date with all of the latest enhancements:

  1. While connected to the Sprint Network, go to the Sprint SmartView menu
  2. Click Tools > Check for application updates now
  3. Accept and install updates

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