Vodafone USB MODEM User guide

Vodafone USB MODEM User guide
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For immediate assistance with installing the software and using
your modem, please call our hotline on 2880 2622.
You may also visit smartone-vodafone.com/mobilebroadband
for more information.
QBB018 09//07
Installation & user guide
Content
What can I do with it?
2
Set up your modem
3
Run the software
4
Make a connection
6
Use SMS Text Messaging and Contact Management
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For Apple® Mac® user
11
Troubleshooting
17
Glossary
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Welcome to your new USB modem,
designed for SmarTone-Vodafone Mobile
Broadband.
We’ll now take you through the simple
process of setting it up, and help you get
started.
For more information, please see the
Troubleshooting section.
To use this modem and software, you need:
• A computer running Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista™, or
a computer running Mac OS X 10.3.5 or above
• At least 50MB free disk space and 128MB RAM
What can I do with it?
Your Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem will
let you connect your laptop or desktop computer
over the SmarTone-Vodafone network, so you can
browse the web, collect emails or receive and
send SMS text messages.
Browse the web
Send and receive SMS text messages**
You can now access the web wherever
you are (as long as there’s a data signal)
– and at 3G and HSPA speeds.
You can send and receive SMS text
messages straight from your computer.
The program provides an easy way to
view messages you have received, write
new messages, and manage contact
details for frequently-used SMS numbers.
This means that you only need your
computer and your Vodafone Mobile
Connect USB Modem to have all the
information and services on the Internet
in front of you.
What is HSPA?
• You can use the modem with either a
laptop or desktop computer.
HPSA is High-Speed Packet Access.
This allows even faster data speeds than
3G, and should make transferring data
and browsing the web even faster than
before.
• Standard USB interface
Pick up emails
Ensure you read and observe the manufacturer’s precautions and safety
information for your modem. A copy can be downloaded from
smartone-vodafone.com/mobilebroadband.
Keep up to date with your emails,
wherever you are. Sending and receiving
large attachments is no problem, thanks
to 3G and HSPA speeds.
Please uninstall any existing Vodafone Mobile Connect programmes before setting
up the Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem and its software.
• You can also access your personal
email accounts – even web-based
accounts like Hotmail.
• If 3G or HSPA is not available, the
GPRS network will be used instead.
** SMS is currently only supported on computers running
Microsoft Windows.
Set up your modem
Run the software
Before you can start using your new
modem, you’ll need to set it up.
I. Insert your SIM into your modem
You will need to have an activated
SmarTone-Vodafone SIM card – this
should have been provided when the
modem was purchased.
• Put the SIM card into the side of the
modem.
For Microsoft® Windows Vista™
(32 bit) or Windows® XP systems
II. Attach your modem
Plug the smaller end of the adapter into
the modem as shown and plug the other
end into your laptop’s or PC’s USB port.
For other versions of Windows
If you have an earlier version of
Windows®, then you may need to select
the start-up program using the file
explorer:
If your computer is running Microsoft
Windows XP, it should automatically
start the driver setup process (your
modem already contains the software
needed). This could take a few minutes to
complete. Then it will start the Vodafone
Mobile Connect Lite software.
This should automatically start the
software – see next page.
• This is on the drive called Vodafone
Mobile Connect Lite.
• The startup program is called
VMCLiteSetup.exe.
• You’ll now see a license agreement
screen.
• Agree to the licence agreement.
For Mac OS X systems
• You’ll then see a new icon appear
in the bottom right of your screen.
If you need to start
Vodafone Mobile
Connect Lite again,
just double-click on
the icon.
If you’re using Mac OS X 10.3.5 or higher,
you will need to install the software from
the CD-ROM, or download it from
smartone-vodafone.com/mobilebroadband.
Make a connection
Manage
Connections
Manage your
connection
settings
View Usage
Provide an
estimated
usage
overview
Manage
Devices
Manage your
devices and
settings
Connect
Establish the data
download session
through our Mobile
Network
Vodafone SMS
Send, receive and manage
SMS text messages
Configuration
The first time you run Vodafone Mobile
Connect Lite, your modem will usually be
set as the default device automatically.
If this is not the case, you will need to
select your data modem as the device you
want to use (you may have other devices
connected to your computer).
• Click Manage Devices in the main
screen, then select the Mobile Connect
Modem (it may be called the Huawei
E270).
The software will then check with the
modem that everything is OK, and then
you’ll see the main window appear, with a
Connect button enabled.
Simply click on the Connect button
to open a data connection. The main
window will now show your connection
status and other information.
• A green tick will be displayed on top
of the icon in the bottom right-hand
corner of your screen. This indicates
the modem is ready to connect.
You should now be able to use your usual
web browser and email programs.
Modem status
Your modem will also show the signal
status using the LED light on the side:
Green double blinking: Power on,
searching for network.
Green blinking: A GPRS network has
been found, and the modem is ready
to connect.
Green solid: Connected to a GPRS
network – data being sent and
received.
To close the connection, click Disconnect.
Blue blinking: A 3G or HSPA network
has been found, and the modem is
ready to connect.
• Select the Default check box.
• Click OK.
Blue solid: Connected to a 3G
network.
Light blue solid: Connected to a HSPA.
Use SMS Text Messaging and
Contact Management
With the Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite software you can receive and send SMS (Short
Message Service) text messages to and from your computer. The program provides
you with an easy way to view messages you have received, write new messages, and
manage contact details for frequently-used SMS numbers.
Send an SMS
Click Vodafone SMS on the navigation bar – on the left-hand side of the main window
– to open Vodafone SMS.
Other settings
You can customise the way the software
operates using the menus.
• In Settings you can select a new
language, or whether you’d like the
software to start automatically when
Windows starts.
• In Manage Connections you can
choose whether Vodafone Mobile
Connect Lite connects automatically
when it detects that your modem has
been plugged into your computer.
Click New at the left-hand end of the SMS toolbar to create a new SMS text message.
After your SMS has been sent, it will be stored in the Sent list.
Receive an SMS
Manage SMS Contacts
When you receive an SMS while connected to the SmarTone-Vodafone network, a
pop-up window will briefly appear at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen,
allowing you to read the message and respond to it. The received message can also be
read from the Inbox on the main Vodafone SMS window.
On the left-hand side of the Vodafone SMS window is the SMS navigation bar. Click
Contacts on the SMS navigation bar to open the Contacts list, in which you can manage
names and numbers that you use frequently.
Clicking the New button on the SMS toolbar opens a new contact window. Enter the
name and number of your contact, using the international format for the number,
e.g. +447774477000.
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For Apple® Mac® user
Install the Software
I. Install the software and re-start your Mac
Do not insert USB Modem into your Mac before you have installed the software.
The entire process will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Step 3
Accept the license to continue.
Insert the CD
Step 1
Insert the Vodafone Mobile Connect CD, you will see the Vodafone MC Installer on the
desktop & double-click this icon to run the programme.
Step 2
This window will appear automatically and click the Vodafone MC Installer to continue.
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Step 4
Click Agree to continue the installation.
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II. Insert your SIM into your modem
You will need to have an activated
SmarTone-Vodafone SIM card – this
should have been provided when the
modem was purchased.
• Put the SIM card into the side of the
modem.
III. Attach your modem
Plug the smaller end of the adapter into
the modem as shown and plug the other
end into your laptop’s or PC’s USB port.
Step 5
Click on the Install button.
Step 6
Once the installation has complete, you will need to click on Restart.
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To Start the Application
After re-start, please insert your USB Modem into your Mac. The Vodafone Mobile
Connect window will appear automatically.
Step 1
Double-click the Vodafone Mobile Connect icon.
Step 3
Enter the administrator password if prompted to do so.
Step 2
Click on the Activate button on the bottom right of the screen.
Step 4
Start the Internet Connect in the Applications folder and click Connect.
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Glossary
Troubleshooting
• If nothing happens when you plug the
modem into your computer, try using
another USB port.
• If you don’t see your modem in the list
of devices, try removing the USB cable
and restarting your computer. Then
re-attach the cable and let Vodafone
Mobile Connect Lite restart.
• If you can’t make a data connection,
make sure that your SIM is enabled for
data connections. Contact Support if
you’re not sure.
• If you get an error message: Error: you
must be on the SmarTone-Vodafone
network to make a connection,
please check that you are using a
SmarTone-Vodafone SIM card. You can
only use Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite
with Vodafone operators.
• For any other problems, first try the
Help menu in the Vodafone Mobile
Connect Lite main screen.
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USB Modem
A device for a laptop or PC that is used to open a data
connection over the mobile phone network.
Dual-band
Tri-band
Quad-band
Refers to the frequency bands supported by the modem for
GPRS and SMS (Short Message Service) in different world
regions; UMTS has a single band worldwide. Most commonly,
dual-band refers to the two bands used in most European
networks (900 MHz/1800 MHz); tri-band adds support for
networks in North America (1900 MHz); while quad-band adds
further support for networks operating in the 850 MHz band
(principally Latin America).
Support
EDGE
For enquiry or support,
please call our 24-hour hotline on
+852 28802622 or send an email to
[email protected]
An enhancement to GPRS networks offering higher speeds,
although not as fast as those provided by 3G/UMTS.
EV-DO
A high-speed mobile data standard. Used mostly in the USA, it
is currently not part of the standard Vodafone Mobile Connect
software.
GPRS
Standard for transmitting data over mobile telecommunications
(GSM) networks. It generally provides wide coverage and
moderate data speeds. (General Packet Radio System).
GSM
A widely-used standard for mobile telecommunications
(Global System for Mobile communications). According to the
GSM Association, GSM technology is supported by over 700
operators in 218 countries and territories.
3G/UMTS
Often referred to as the 3rd Generation of GSM technologies,
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) provides
higher data speeds.
HSPA
High-Speed Packet Access. An evolution of 3G/UMTS to
provide faster data speeds.
Roaming
Connecting via networks other than your own operator’s
network. This typically occurs when you are abroad, but is also
possible in your own country.
SIM Card
The “Subscriber Identity Module” is the small, postage-stampsized chip that you will have received together with SmarToneVodafone Mobile Broadband pack. The SIM has gold contacts
on one side.
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Attention
Ensure you read and observe the manufacturer’s
precautions and safety information for your modem.
A copy can be downloaded from
smartone-vodafone.com/mobilebroadband.
© Vodafone 2007. Vodafone and the Vodafone logos are trade marks of the
Vodafone Group. Any product or company names mentioned herein may be the
trade marks of their respective owners.
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