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ZTE K4505-Z User manual
Quick Start Guide
Vodafone Mobile Broadband
USB Stick
for Vodafone
to the world of mobile communications
Set up your USB Stick
Start the application
Connect – Standard window
Settings – Advanced window
SMS text messaging
SMS contacts
USB Stick LED lights
Signal strength
Hints and tips
Your new Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick lets you
connect your computer to the internet over the Vodafone highspeed mobile phone network.
Browse the web
You can now access the web and any other internet service
wherever there’s a mobile phone network.
Pick up emails
Keep up to date with your emails, wherever you are. You can
also access your personal email accounts – even web-based
accounts like Hotmail.
Send and receive SMS text messages
You can send and receive SMS text messages straight from your
computer. The SMS application provides an easy way to view
messages, write new ones, and manage contact details.
System Requirements
To use this USB Stick and the Vodafone Mobile Broadband
application, you need:
––A computer running Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista™
(SP2 recommended), or Windows® XP SP3, or an Apple Mac
running Mac OS ® X 10.4.11 (Intel®) or 10.5.8, or above. 10.6.2
or above recommended - 10.4.11 not supported on PowerPC.
––At least 100 MB free disk space and 256 MB RAM memory
––A USB socket
––Administrator rights on your computer.
Set up your
USB Stick
• Slide the back cover off the USB Stick.
• Insert your SIM as shown. If you are using a MicroSD memory card
with your Stick (to allow your Stick to behave as a flash memory drive),
insert the card as shown.
• Replace the back cover and plug the USB Stick firmly into your
computer’s USB port.
Start the application
On Microsoft Windows computers
The first time you plug your USB Stick into your computer,
it should be set up automatically. If for some reason setup
does not start, right-click on the VMB Lite 10.x.x.x drive in ‘My
Computer’, (Start menu>Computer on Vista), select ‘Explore’ and
double-click the file called setup_vmb_lite.exe on the USB Stick.
Follow the on‑screen instructions.
Setting up your USB Stick may take a few minutes, but once
setup is complete, the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite
application should start automatically. If for some reason it does
not start, select Vodafone Mobile Broadband from the Windows
Start menu.
The first time you run
the application, your
USB Stick will usually
be set as the current
device. If it is not, open
the ‘Devices’ view, and
select your USB Stick
On Mac OS X computers
The first time you plug in your USB Stick, it will show up on
your desktop as a Vodafone Mobile Broadband disk. Drag the
Vodafone Mobile Broadband icon from the disk window into the
Applications folder on your hard disk.
Double-click the Vodafone Mobile Broadband icon in your
Applications folder to start the application. The application will
start, identify your device, create the correct mobile connection
settings and select a mobile network. Once the application is
ready to connect, the Connect button will be enabled.
For further details, select Vodafone Mobile Broadband Help in
the Help menu.
Connect –
Connect to the internet via the mobile phone network or
Wi-Fi, to browse the web or use email
Check the status of the current connection
Start SMS application
Send, receive and manage SMS messages and contacts
Switch to Advanced to show more detail
View Help topics
As a rule, anywhere
you can make a call on
your mobile phone, you
should be able to open a
mobile connection.
Settings –
Application menu
View Options, Support and Updates, or exit the application
Check the status of all connections, prioritise connections,
check your usage, and manage devices or shortcuts
Customise settings for the items in each view
View the status of all connection types
Switch to Standard to show just the current connection
The connection type icons
are animated whenever a
connection is open.
SMS Text
Click SMS on the Shortcuts bar at the bottom of the Vodafone
Mobile Broadband Lite application to open the SMS application.
To send an SMS
Click New at the left-hand end of the SMS toolbar to create a
new SMS text message.
The number displayed to the
person who receives your
message will be from your
data SIM, not your mobile
phone. Use a short ‘signature’
to make sure people know
you sent them a message:
Enter the recipients here, or choose them from Contacts
Write your message here
Click on the Send button to send your message.
After your SMS has been sent, it will be stored in the Sent list.
Receiving SMS
When you receive a new message, an SMS Notification is shown
briefly so you can respond to it directly.
The received message can also be read from the Inbox in the
main SMS window.
The SMS application will receive
text messages whenever you
have mobile network coverage.
SMS Contacts
Click Contacts on the SMS navigation bar to open the Contacts
list, in which you can save SMS numbers that you use frequently
as contacts with names.
On Mac OS X, contacts are
saved in the OS X Address
Book application.
New SMS Contact
Clicking the New button on the SMS toolbar opens a new contact
Enter the name and
number of your contact
using the international
format for the number,
eg. +447774477000.
USB Stick
LED lights
The LED light on your USB Stick shows which kind of mobile
network has been found, and whether the USB Stick is
connected to that network.
Green blinking
A GPRS network has been found – you could connect
Light blue blinking
indication may not appear
on some networks (even
where 3G Broadband is
available). You will still be
able to connect to the 3G
Broadband network.
Green solid
Connected via GPRS
Blue blinking
A 3G network has been found – you could connect
Blue solid
Connected via 3G
Light blue blinking
A 3G Broadband network has been found – you could connect
Light blue solid
Connected via 3G Broadband.
Signal strength
The strength of the mobile or Wi-Fi network signal is shown by
the symbol to the left of the Connect button, and by the icon in
the Windows Notification area.
The more bars that are filled in, the better the signal quality. At
least one bar must be filled in order to connect.
Hints and tips
If you don’t see your USB Stick in the list of devices
–– Remove the USB Stick
–– Re-start your computer
–– Re-insert the USB Stick.
If no network can be found
–– Change your physical location: in a building, move closer to a
window, move higher up, or go outside
–– (Windows) Open the Advanced window, open the ‘Priorities’ view,
click ‘Mobile’ in the ‘Select Network’ group on the Ribbon, and see
if you can connect to one of the networks listed
–– (Mac) Select ‘Connections’, open ‘Mobile Connections’, click
‘Select Networks’ and see if you can connect to one of the
networks listed
–– Contact Support, and check that data services and roaming are
enabled on your account.
If no connection can be opened
–– Wait a few minutes and try to connect again. This is most often
a temporary problem, especially if an ‘Error 631’ or ‘Error 619’ is
referenced. If the problem persists, please call Support.
–– Exit the application completely (Mac - quit), and then re‑start it
–– Re-start your computer
–– (Windows) Open the Advanced window, open the ‘Devices’ view,
select your device, click the ‘Bearer’ button in the ‘Hardware’
group on the Ribbon, and select a different bearer, eg. ‘3G Only’
–– (Mac) Click ‘Devices’, select your device, and then select a different
bearer in the drop-down menu, eg. ‘3G Only’
–– If you are using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), contact the
administrator of your VPN.
For further help, please
visit www.support.
vodafone.com, or call
Support on 55666(Toll
free) or 9920055666.
If you have problems when roaming
–– Check if you can manually select a network, as described in ‘If no
network can be found’ above, especially if the name of the current
network in the Mobile Connections module is not Vodafone or a
–– Contact Support, and check roaming is enabled for your account.
If the connection keeps switching between GPRS and 3G
–– Select a different bearer, eg. ‘3G Only’, as described under ‘If no
connection can be opened’ on the preceding page
–– Switch back to your normal preference when you move locations.
(Windows) If the software does not install, or the install progress bar
keeps looping
–– From the Windows Start menu, select Settings>Control
Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager
–– Expand ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’
–– Right-click ‘USB Mass Storage Device’ and select ‘Uninstall’
–– If your devices are not reloaded, select ‘Scan for Hardware
changes’ from the ‘Action’ menu.
Check software update preferences
–– Set your operating system and other programs to notify you of
software updates instead of downloading them automatically –
otherwise they may slow down your mobile connection, or exceed
your data usage limit.
Usage indication
–– The usage window only displays an indication of your data usage.
Please refer to your invoice for the actual amount of data
transferred or time connected.
Bearer Communication method used for data transport over the mobile network,
eg. 3G Broadband, HSPA, 3G, etc.
Built-in data Mobile data card built into notebook computer. Enables data connections over the
card mobile phone network.
Data card/ A device for your computer that you can use to open a data connection over the mobile
USB stick phone network.
EDGE An enhancement to the GPRS bearer offering higher speeds, although not as fast as 3G
GPRS The General Packet Radio Service is a bearer offering higher data speeds than GSM, on
which it is based.
GSM Global System for Mobile Communication.
Home network The network of the mobile operator who provided your SIM.
HSPA High-Speed Packet Access bearer, enhancing 3G, including both HSUPA (Uplink) and
HSDPA (Downlink).
HSUPA High-Speed Uplink Packet Access bearer.
3G The third-generation mobile phone service, as UMTS (Universal Mobile
Telecommunications System) is also known, is a bearer providing higher data speeds.
3G broadband The latest enhancement to the 3G bearer.
Roaming You can use your mobile device on any other mobile network that has a roaming
agreement with your operator, whether in your country or abroad.
SIM Your Subscriber Identity Module is the postage-stamp-sized chip that you will have
received together with your mobile contract. Your SIM has gold contacts on one side.
The term Mobile Broadband together with the ‘birds’
design is a trademark of GSMC Limited.
© Vodafone 2010. 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.
Product Code:
K4505-Z VMBLite 10.x 11/10_en_GB
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