M7200 V2 User Guide

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Chapter 4 Manage Your Data Usage

This chapter explains how to manage the data usage of your Mobile Wi-Fi.

It includes the following sections:

Track Data Usage

Limit Data Usage

Set Up Free Data Period

Enable Mobile Data

Enable Data Roaming

1. Track Data Usage

This feature allows you to monitor the amount of data you have used on your Mobile Wi-Fi and revise the displayed data usage as needed.

1.1. Check Data Usage on the Web Management Page

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.You can view the data usage on the Status page as shown below.

Note:

1. Actual data usage may vary from the estimated data usage displayed on the usage meter.

2. The page above displays the monthly data usage if you have enabled Monthly Data Statistics.

1.2. Check Data Usage via SMS

Your mobile carrier can provide more accurate data usage information. To obtain it, you can send messages to your mobile carrier.

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to SMS.

3.Tap New Message.

4.Create a message to your carrier and then tap to send it. And a few minutes later, you will receive a message of data usage information. For the phone number and message content, check from your carrier.

1.3. Revise Data Usage

If the data usage displayed is not accurate, you can modify it as needed.

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Device > Data Usage Settings.

3.The figure below displays the current data usage. Tap Correct, enter a more accurate value for the data usage.

4.Tap Done.

Note:

1.You can obtain the exact data usage from your carrier. Please refer to Check Data Usage via SMS.

2.The page above displays the monthly data usage if you have enabled Monthly Data Statistics.

2. Limit Data Usage

This feature allows you to establish data limits for different data packages so that you can better control your data usage.

2.1. Limit Data Package

I want to:

Limit my data usage so that I will not exceed my data package (2GB). I wish to:

1.Receive an alert when the data usage reaches 90% of the allowance (1.8GB);

2.Disable the internet access automatically when it reaches the allowance (2GB).

How can I do that ?

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Device > Data Usage Settings.

3.Enable Data Usage Limit.

4.Enter 2 in Total Allowance field and specify GB as the unit of measure. To inform you that your data usage has reached the allowance, the internet access will be disabled automatically and the data usage value on the Status page will turn red.

5.Set 90 as the Usage Alert percentage. To inform you that your data usage has reached the alert value, the data usage value on the Status page will turn orange.

6.Tap Done.

Done!

Now your data usage is limited according to your settings.

2.2. Limit Monthly Data Usage

I want to:

Limit my data usage so that I will not exceed my monthly data package (800MB). I wish to:

1.Receive an alert when the data usage reaches 90% of the allowance (720MB).

2.Disable the internet access automatically when it reaches the allowance (800MB).

How can I do that?

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Device > Data Usage Settings.

3.Enable Data Usage Limit and Monthly Data Statistics.

4.Enter 800 in Monthly Allowance field and specify MB as the unit of measure. To inform you that your data usage has reached the allowance, the internet access will be disabled automatically and the data usage value on the Status page will turn red.

5.Set 90 as the Usage Alert percentage. To inform you that your data usage has reached the alert value, the data usage value on the Status page will turn orange.

6.Enter the Start Date.

Note:

The monthly data usage statistics will be cleared and recounted from the date you have set every month.

7.Tap Done.

Done!

Now your data usage is limited according to your settings.

3. Set Up Free Data Period

In the free data period, you will not be charged for data by the mobile carrier. If your carrier has provided this data service to you, you can specify the free data period during, so the data usage will not be counted for data alert and limitation.

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Device > Data Usage Settings.

3.Enable Free Data Period.

4.Enter the Start Time and End Time of Free Data Period.

5.Tap Done.

4. Enable Mobile Data

With Mobile Data (also known as cellular data) enabled, devices connected to the Mobile Wi-Fi can access the internet. This feature is enabled by default.

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Dial-up.

3.Enable Mobile Data.

4.Tap Done.

5. Enable Data Roaming

If you are out of your carrier’s service area, the icon will appear on the Mobile Wi-Fi’s PC management page, and you will need to enable data roaming to access the internet.

1.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Dial-up.

3.Enable Data Roaming.

4.Tap Done.

 
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