Primary Network tab

Use these settings to connect initially to the primary Wi-Fi network or change primary network information. Connected devices must use the Wi-Fi settings shown on this screen.

Network Settings

NOTE: If you change these settings, existing connected devices may lose their connection.

Primary Network Name (SSID): Enter a primary network name (SSID) to set up or change the primary network name. The name can be up to 32 characters long.

Security: Select an option for Wi-Fi security:

  • WPA3/WPA2 Transition is the most secure method of Wi-Fi Protected Access and should be used, if possible, for WPA2 and WPA3 compliant devices.
  • WPA2 Personal PSK (AES) can be used for WPA2 devices.
  • WPA/WPA2 Mixed Mode can be used if some of your older devices do not support WPA2.
  • None allows anyone to connect and access Wi-Fi network and use your data plan to access the internet. NOTE: This setting is not recommended.

Password: Enter a Wi-Fi password, or you can use the Generate new password button.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you change the password from the default and use a different password from your Admin password to keep the device and your network secure.

Generate New Password: This button inserts a strong random password in the Password field.

You can click the eye icon to view the password.

Other Settings

Hide primary network name (SSID) on the touchscreen: Check this box to hide the Wi-Fi primary network name on the MiFi touchscreen. If unchecked, the primary network name is visible on the touchscreen.

Hide password on touchscreen: Check this box to hide the Wi-Fi primary network password on the MiFi touchscreen. If unchecked, the primary network password is visible on the touchscreen.

Broadcast primary network name (SSID): Check this box to display the Wi-Fi primary network in the list of available Wi-Fi networks on your connected devices. If unchecked, this network is not visible to connected devices.

WPS: Check this box to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for the primary network. WPS allows compatible devices to connect to a Wi-Fi network without having to manually enter the password.

NOTE: This option may not be available on some devices.

Wi-Fi privacy separation: Check this box to keep each connected device on this network isolated from all other connected devices. This provides additional security if some connected devices are unknown or not completely trusted.

NOTE: For normal operation, this should be unchecked.

Select Save Changes.

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