M7200 V2 User Guide

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Chapter 5 Secure Your Network

This chapter explains how to secure your network in various ways. You can change the SSID, manage the blacklist and lock your SIM card to safeguard your network.

It includes the following sections:

Secure Wireless Network

Block Unwelcome Devices

Lock SIM Card

1. Secure Wireless Network

The SSID (wireless network name), wireless password of the Mobile Wi-Fi and security options are preset as default. The default SSID and password can be found inside the back cover of your Mobile Wi-Fi. You can customize the wireless settings as needed.

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

2.Go to Wireless.

To change the SSID and wireless password:

1.Enter a new SSID and wireless password in the Wireless Network Name and Wireless Password fields respectively.

2.Tap Done.

To hide the SSID:

1.Toggle off SSID Broadcast, so the SSID will not be displayed when you scan for wireless networks.

2.Tap Done.

Note:

If the SSID is hidden, it will not be displayed on your wireless device when you scan for local wireless networks. And you need to manually enter the SSID to join the network.

2. Block Unwelcome Devices

This feature allows you to restrict unwelcome devices to accessing the wireless network of your Mobile Wi-Fi.

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

2.Go to Status > Current Clients.

3.Tap .

4.Select the device(s) that you want to block from the Online Clients list.

5.Tap Block.

3. Lock SIM Card

This feature allows you to lock your SIM card with the PIN lock. Once the PIN lock is enabled, every time you start your Mobile Wi-Fi or another device (such as a smartphone or tablet) with this SIM card inserted, you need to enter the PIN code to access the internet.

If you don’t wish to enter the PIN code when using this SIM card on your Mobile Wi-Fi, you can enable the Auto-unlock PIN upon Power-on function. You will still have to enter the PIN code after inserting the SIM card to another device (such as a smartphone or tablet), however.

To enable the PIN lock:

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

2.Go to Device > Advanced > PIN Management. Toggle on Enable PIN.

3.Enter the PIN code of your SIM card.

4.Tap Done.

5.Visit http://tplinkmifi.net and enter the PIN code to access the internet every time you start your Mobile Wi-Fi.

Note:

1.The PIN code of your SIM card is preset by your carrier and usually can be found on the package of the SIM card.

2.After 3 failed verification attempts the SIM will be locked, and you will need to enter the PUK code to unlock it. The PUK code can usually be found on the package of the SIM card, too.

To enable Auto-unlock PIN upon Power-on:

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

2.Go to Device > Advanced > PIN Management.

3.Enable Auto-unlock PIN upon Power-on.

4.Once enabled, you can save the trouble of entering the PIN code on your Mobile Wi-Fi upon power-on.

To reset PIN code:

1.On your computer or tablet, visit http://tplinkmifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the Mobile Wi-Fi.

2.Go to Advanced > Dial-up > PIN Management.

3.If SIM Card Status is disabled, select Enable from the drop-down list, enter the PIN code of your SIM card, and then click Apply.

4.Select Modify from the drop-down list.

5.Enter the current PIN code and then enter a new PIN code twice.

6.Click Apply.

7.Use the new PIN code for future PIN verifications.

 
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