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Troubleshoot issues related to mobile hotspots and your R850 Mobile Hotspot

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2016

This article helps troubleshoot mobile hotspot issues on your R850 Mobile Hotspot

You may have mobile hotspot issues if you:

  • Can't connect another device to your R850 Mobile Hotspot
  • Connect to the mobile hotspot but can't browse

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

  1. Verify you've enabled and set up mobile hotspot on your R850 Mobile Hotspot.

    Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

  2. Verify mobile data is enabled.

    1. On a computer that is connected to the hotspot network, open the web browser and enter http://MyHotSpot in the address bar.
    2. Press Enter.
    3. On the web management portal screen, click Settings.
    4. If prompted, enter the administrator password and click Login.
    5. Note: The default password is password.

    6. Click Mobile Network to expand the mobile network category.
    7. Click Mobile Settings.
    8. Click ON for Cellular Data.
    9. Click Save Changes.
  3. Update the data profile.

    1. On a computer that is connected to the hotspot network, open the web browser and enter http://MyHotSpot in the address bar.
    2. Press Enter.
    3. On the web management portal screen, click Settings.
    4. If prompted, enter the administrator password and click Login.
    5. Note: The default password is password.

    6. Click Device to expand the device category.
    7. Click Software Update.
    8. Under Device Updates, click to select Update Data Profile, then click Update.
    9. Once the update is complete, click OK if prompted.
  4. Perform a soft reset.

    A soft reset reconnects your R850 Mobile Hotspot to the Sprint network.

    1. With the device powered on, remove the battery.
    2. After 10 seconds, reinsert the battery.
    3. Turn your device back on.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your R850 Mobile Hotspot is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.

If you're still having issues, try the Sprint Community pages or make an appointment at a convenient Sprint Repair center.

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