Sprint SmartViewSM for Windows

Sprint SmartViewSM for Windows
User Guide
Sprint SmartViewSM for Windows
SSV Version 2.50.12.13.2010
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1A. Setting Up Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1B. Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1C. Getting Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Section 2: Sprint SmartView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2A. The Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2B. Menus in the Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Section 3: Making Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3A. Mobile Broadband. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3B. International Roaming (GSM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3C. WiFi Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Section 4: Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4A. The Application Launcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4B. Using GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Section 5: Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
5A. Virtual Private Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
5B. Network Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Section 6: Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
6A. Sprint SmartView Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Section 7: Troubleshooting and FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
7A. Troubleshooting Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
7B. Troubleshooting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
7C. Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Section 8: Terms and Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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Section 1
Getting Started
Section 1A
Setting Up Service
⽧ System Requirements (page 2)
⽧ Installing the Drivers for Wireless Devices (page 3)
⽧ Launching Sprint SmartView (page 4)
⽧ Device Activation (page 4)
Setting up service is quick and easy. This section walks you through installing device drivers,
installing the Sprint SmartView software, launching the software, and getting connected.
System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for installation and operation of Sprint SmartView are
shown in the table below.
Windows XP
Windows VIsta
Windows 7
Processor
300 MHz
800 MHz (1 GHz
recommended)
1 GHz
RAM
256 MB
1 GB (2 GB
recommended)
1 GB (2 GB
recommended)
Hard Drive Space
70 MB
70 MB
70 MB
Internet Explorer
IE 5.5 (or higher)
IE 7 (or higher)
IE 8 (or higher)
Service Pack 3
(or higher)
Service Pack 2
(or higher)
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Windows Service Pack
Additional Requirements
● Windows Vista and Windows 7 operation require DirectX 9.0 (or better) Graphics
Accelerator
● Internet Connection (if downloading the installer from the Internet)
● CD-ROM (if installing from CD)
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Setting Up Service
Before you connect with a wireless device, you will need to ensure that the device’s drivers
are properly installed.
WiFi Devices
If a WiFi device came preinstalled on your computer, its drivers have most likely already
been installed by the computer manufacturer.
If you purchased a WiFi device separately and have not already done so, you should install
the drivers for the device before proceeding.
Sprint Mobile Broadband Devices
All Sprint Mobile Broadband devices come with a printed Quick Start Guide or Get Started
Guide that contains instructions for device setup, including driver installation, which typically
involves the following steps:
1. Plug the device into the appropriate PC Card, ExpressCard, or USB slot. You will see a
small icon at the bottom right of the screen indicating that Windows has discovered
new hardware, and that the device drivers are being installed for it.
2. After the installation finishes, you will receive a confirmation message at the bottom
right of your screen stating that the new hardware was installed successfully and is
ready to use.
Note: Follow the instructions included with your Sprint Mobile Broadband device. Many devices will
instruct you to install the Sprint SmartView software before inserting the device into your computer.
Installing Sprint SmartView
Your Sprint Mobile Broadband device includes a copy of Sprint SmartView, residing either
on the device or on an installation CD.
If the installer is preloaded on your device, you will be prompted to install Sprint SmartView
when you connect the device to your computer.
If your device came with an installation CD, simply insert the CD in your computer’s
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and the installer should run automatically.
Note: The Sprint SmartView software can also be downloaded from www.sprint.com/downloads.
For detailed instructions on installing Sprint SmartView, consult the printed Quick Start
Guide or Get Started Guide.
Setting Up Service
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Setting Up Service
Installing the Drivers for Wireless Devices
Launching Sprint SmartView
Once your hardware is installed and ready to connect, you may go ahead and launch Sprint
SmartView by doing one of the following:
● Double-click the Sprint SmartView icon (
) on your computer’s desktop.
– or –
● In the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs > Sprint > SmartView > Sprint
SmartView.
Device Activation
Some Sprint Mobile Broadband devices may require activation (programming) prior to use. If
your device needs to be activated, Sprint SmartView will inform you and start the activation
process when you connect the device. Although the activation process will vary depending on
the make, model and firmware version of your device, all activations fall into one of the following
categories:
● Hands-Free Activation – Sprint SmartView will simply inform you that it is activating your
device and periodically give you updates about activation status. No intervention is
required on your part.
● Device Self Activation — The Connect button in the main window changes to an
Activatebutton and the words "Device Not Activated" appear below the button. Click this
button (or select Device Self Activation from the Tools menu) to start the activation
process.
Note: This type of activation occurs if Hands-Free Activation is unsuccessful. This would
typically be the case if you don't yet have a Sprint Mobile Broadband account.
Device Self Activation takes care of problems like this..
● One-Touch Activation – Sprint SmartView will display a pop-up window that indicates that
your device requires activation/programming and asks you if you would like to activate/
program the device now. Click Yes to activate your device.
If you choose to cancel activation at this time (by clicking No), you can restart activation
by disconnecting the device from your computer and then attaching it again. One-Touch
Activation can also be restarted by selecting Device Self Activation from the Tools menu.
● Activation Wizard – For some devices, Sprint SmartView will display an Activation Wizard
when the device is connected. Although such devices require a few more steps to
activate than those that use the techniques mentioned above, the wizard provides clear,
step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.
Although you have the option to cancel the activation process at any time, you will not be
able to use the device for data connections until it has been successfully activated. To
restart activation after you have cancelled, just disconnect your device from your
computer and then attach it again.
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Setting Up Service
Activation Wizard Tutorial
Follow these steps to use the Activation Wizard.
Note: This procedure can only be used to activate devices that employ the Activation Wizard. It cannot be
used to activate devices that employ one-touch or hands-free activation methods.
1. Connect your device to your computer by inserting it into the appropriate port (USB,
PCMCIA, or ExpressCard).
2. Open the Sprint SmartView application.
3. Click Tools > Settings in the Sprint SmartView main window. The Settings window
appears.
4. Select the Hardware tab.
5. Click Modify. The Device Properties window appears.
6. Click Activate Device. The Activation Wizard window as shown below will open.
7. Read the text in the Activation Wizard window and collect the required personal
information according to the instructions in the window.
Setting Up Service
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Setting Up Service
The Activation Wizard is accessible through the Device Properties window. See
“Activation Wizard Tutorial” on page 5 for instructions on accessing and using this
tool.
8. Click Next to proceed to the next page of the Activation Wizard.
9. Follow the instructions in this window for entering your Activation Code (or MSL).
10. Write down the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) shown on this page of the wizard.
11. Click Next to proceed to the next page of the wizard.
This page tells you that your Activation Code has been accepted, and instructs you to
enter the Phone Number (MDN) and the MSID (IMSI_S) that the Sprint Customer Service
representative gave you in step 4.
12. Enter the requested information in the spaces provided.
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Setting Up Service
Setting Up Service
13. Click Next. The Activation Wizard will display the Confirmation dialog shown below.
14. Verify that the numbers you entered in the previous window are the numbers that
appear in this Confirmation dialog.
䡲 If the numbers are correct, click Yes. The next page of the Activation Wizard will
appear. Proceed to Step 15.
䡲 If the numbers are not correct, click No. The Activation Wizard will take you back to
the previous window so you can correct your entries.
15. The final page of the Activation Wizard informs you that it will take approximately four
hours to activate your device.
Since the Finish button will be disabled until network services are available, leave your
computer on and the Activation Wizard open until the Finish button is enabled (it will
have a black border and text, not a gray border and text).
16. Click Finish to close the Activation Wizard.
Setting Up Service
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Section 1B
Getting Connected
⽧ Manually Establishing Connections (page 8)
⽧ Engaging Automatic Mode (page 9)
By default, Sprint SmartView will automatically select an available network to connect to based
on the priorities specified in the Profiles window. See “Network Profile Priority” on page 70 for a
discussion of how this works.
However, you can also manually select a network with which to establish a connection.
Manually Establishing Connections
You can manually establish a connection by doing any of the following:
● Click one of the Connect buttons in the main window to establish a connection using the
associated technology.
Connect Buttons
● Select a network profile from the menu that appears when you click My Networks. (This
menu lists ALL available network profiles.)
● Select a network profile from the list in the Profiles window and then click Connect.
See the “Manually Connecting....” topics in the sections dedicated to particular connection
technologies for more information on establishing manual connections.
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Getting Connected
If you want Sprint SmartView to automatically establish connections to the networks it
selects, click the Auto button (near the top right corner of the main window). The button will
illuminate, indicating that the feature has been enabled.
Once automatic connection mode is engaged, connecting and disconnecting will be done
automatically by the software. If you then manually establish a connection, the auto connect
feature will be disabled for the technology you used to establish the connection. However,
the feature will remain enabled for all other connection technologies. The Auto button will
remain lit as long as the overall feature is enabled, even if automatic connection for specific
technologies has been disabled.
You can re-enable automatic connection mode for all technologies if you wish:
● If the Auto button is currently dimmed (off), click this button once to turn automatic
mode on.
● If the Auto button is currently illuminated (on), click this button once to switch
automatic mode off for all technologies. The button will dim. Click the button again to
re-enable automatic mode.
Getting Connected
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Getting Connected
Engaging Automatic Mode
Section 1C
Getting Help
⽧ Visiting the Sprint Website (page 10)
⽧ Contacting Sprint Customer Service (page 10)
⽧ Troubleshooting (page 10)
This section describes where you can find more information on Sprint services, options, and
troubleshooting problems you have encountered.
Visiting the Sprint Website
Stop by www.sprint.com and log on to get up-to-date information on Sprint services, options,
and more.
You can also:
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Review coverage maps.
Access your account information.
Add additional options to your service plan.
Purchase accessories.
Check out frequently asked questions.
And more.
Contacting Sprint Customer Service
You can reach Sprint Customer Service by:
● Logging on to your account at www.sprint.com.
● Calling us toll-free at 1-888-211-4727 (personal use) or 1-800-927-2199 (business use).
Troubleshooting
The Online Help for Sprint SmartView (select Help from the Help menu) includes descriptions of
most common error messages. Look in the Table of Contents under Troubleshooting.
Additionally, you’ll find that most of the content in this guide also appears in the Help system.
For help with other problems:
● See section 7, “Troubleshooting and FAQ” on page 109. It describes a number of
informational tools included in Sprint SmartView that may be of help in diagnosing
problems. Additionally, it describes techniques that can be used to resolve the most
common problems.
● Contact Sprint as noted above.
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Getting Help
Section 2
Sprint SmartView
Section 2A
The Main Window
⽧ Basic Layout (page 12)
⽧ The WiFi Control Panel: In Detail (page 15)
⽧ The Mobile Control Panel: In Detail (page 16)
⽧ Connection State (page 18)
This section describes the Sprint SmartView main screen, its controls, and the connection
status information it displays.
Basic Layout
WiFi Control
Panel
Privacy
Indicator
VPN
Indicator
GPS
Indicator
Automatic
Mode Indicator
Manually
Select a
Network
Mobile
Control
Panel
Application
Launch Menu
GPS
Search Menu
Check Your
Mobile Usage
WiFi Control Panel
This panel is used to connect to and disconnect from WiFi networks. (See “The WiFi Control
Panel: In Detail” on page 15 for more information.)
Privacy Indicator
This icon appears when a mobile broadband device that supports GPS has been attached.
When no such device is present, the icon does not appear.
If a red slash appears across this graphic, a device that supports GPS is present, but its GPS
functions are disabled. This is also called “privacy mode” because the device is not exchanging
information about your location with the network. To exit privacy mode and enable GPS
functions, click the GPS indicator to turn it yellow (or white).
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The Main Window
Click this icon to log on to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using the settings configured on
the VPN tab of the settings window. The indicator will turn orange and spin while VPN client
software is being launched. It will turn yellow upon successful connection to the desired
VPN.
GPS Indicator
This icon indicates whether GPS functions are enabled on your device.
GPS and sharing disabled. In this state, GPS data is not received by the Sprint
(gray)
SmartView application.
GPS enabled/sharing disabled. GPS data is received by the Sprint SmartView
(yellow)
(white)
application, but the received data is not shared with third-party GPS applications.
GPS and sharing enabled. In this state, GPS data is received by the Sprint
SmartView application and data is shared with third-party GPS applications using
the NMEA protocol.
Hover over this icon to view the data received from your GPS device. Click the arrow to the
right of it to open the GPS Applications menu (see page 58). Click the icon itself to enable
and disable GPS data sharing.
Note: This icon will not appear if your device does not contain a supported GPS receiver or if GPS has
been disabled entirely by selecting the Disable GPS on Device check box on the Location/
GPS tab of the settings window (see page 103).
Automatic Mode Indicator (Auto Button)
Click this indicator to turn on automatic mode. The indicator will illuminate. In this mode, the
Sprint SmartView software will automatically establish a connection using the criteria
described in “Network Profile Priority” on page 70 and then proceed to establish a
connection to that network automatically. However, it will switch to manual connection mode
for an individual connection technology when you manually connect or disconnect from a
network that uses that technology.
The Automatic Mode Indicator lights up when the automatic connection feature is enabled.
It will remain lit as long as the overall feature is enabled, even if automatic connection for
specific technologies has been disabled by manually connecting or disconnecting.
● Click this indicator to disable the automatic connection feature for all technology
types. The indicator will dim.
● Click this indicator again to re-enable automatic connection for all technology types.
The indicator will illuminate once more.
The Main Window
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The Main Window
VPN Indicator
My Networks
Click this button if you would like to manually select a network to connect to. This displays a list
of all networks that are available for connection. They are listed in the following order:
1. Networks for which a profile has been created, in order of priority.
2. WiFi networks for which you do not currently have a profile.
Mobile Control Panel
This panel is displayed if you have a 3G or 4G Sprint Mobile Broadband device attached to
your computer (or if your computer has such a device built in). It is used to connect to and
disconnect from 3G and 4G networks. (See “The Mobile Control Panel: In Detail” on page 16
for more information.)
Check Usage
When you are connected to the Internet, you can click this button to be taken to a page that lets
you view your estimated wireless usage for the current billing period.
GPS Search Menu
If your device supports GPS, you can search for nearby restaurants, hotels and other amenities
using this menu. To perform a search, just type what you are searching for in the space
provided or select one of the predefined searches from the menu. (See “The GPS Search
Menu” on page 57 for more information.)
Application Launch Menu
Quickly launch commonly used applications by selecting a desired application from this menu.
Additional applications can be added to this list using the App Launcher tab of the settings
window. (See “Launching External Applications” on page 44 for more information.)
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The Main Window
The WiFi Control Panel: In Detail
Connection
Status Indicator
The Main Window
The WiFi Control Panel is used to establish connections to WiFi networks.
WiFi Protocol
Indicator
Signal
Strength
Connection
Timer
Connection
Status Text
Click here to connect
or disconnect
Note: This panel will not appear if Sprint SmartView’s WiFi support has been disabled. To re-enable WiFi
functions, select the Use this as my default WiFi management utility check box on the Client
tab of the Settings window (see page 93).
Connection Status Indicator
The color of this icon is a visual indication of the connection state for the corresponding
technology. See “Connection State” on page 18 for a detailed explanation of the various
possible states.
WiFi Protocol Indicator
This indicator displays the WiFi protocol used by a network you are currently connected to.
There are three different protocols:
● 802.11a - provides over the air transmission speeds of up to 54 Mbps in the 5 GHz
frequency band.
● 802.11b - provides over the air transmission speeds of up to 11 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz
frequency band.
● 802.11g - provides over the air transmission speeds of more than 20 Mbps in the 2.4
Ghz frequency band.
● 802.11n - provides over the air transmission speeds of more than 50 Mbps in the 2.4
GHz and/or 5 GHz frequency bands.
Signal Strength
This gauge shows the strength of the signal being broadcast from the currently selected
network. Stronger signals tend to produce more reliable connections.
The Main Window
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Connection Timer
This timer indicates how long you have been connected to the currently selected network. The
timer only appears when you are currently connected via the selected technology type.
Note: The timer can be hidden by clearing the Display Connection Timer check box on the Client
settings tab.
Connect / Disconnect
Click this button to connect to (or disconnect from) the network whose name is currently
displayed in the connection status area.
Connection Status Text
A brief textual description of the connection status for the currently selected network (for
example, “Ready to Connect” or “Connected”). This also usually includes the name of the
current network. However, some states (such as “No Device Detected”) are not network-specific.
The Mobile Control Panel: In Detail
The Mobile Control Panel is used to establish connections to 3G and 4G mobile networks. Click
any item in the illustration below for more information.
Connection
Status Indicator
Roaming
Banner
Mobile Protocol
Indicator
Roaming
Indicator
Signal
Strength
Connection
Timer
Connection
Status Text
Click here to connect
or disconnect
3G/4G Technology
Button
Connection Status Indicator
The color of this icon is a visual indication the connection state for your device. See
“Connection State” on page 18 for a detailed explanation of the various possible states. The
image on the icon indicates whether 3G or 4G mobile technology is selected:
3G Mobile
4G Mobile
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The Main Window
If you are roaming off of the Sprint network for a 3G or 4G mobile broadband connection,
additional information about your roaming state may be displayed here.
Mobile Protocol Indicator
This indicator displays the mobile broadband data protocol (“bearer type”) used by a 3G
network you are currently connected to. (See “3G Bearer Types” on page 28 for more
information.) This is not displayed for 4G connections (WiMAX is the only 4G bearer type
supported).
Roaming Indicator
This icon appears for 3G and 4G mobile broadband connections if the currently selected
network is a roaming network. In other words, you will be roaming off the Sprint network if
you connect to this one. Consult your wireless service plan for more information about
roaming.
Signal Strength
This gauge shows the strength of the signal being broadcast from the currently selected
network. Stronger signals tend to produce more reliable connections.
3G/4G Technology Button
This button appears if you have both a 3G mobile device and a 4G mobile device attached
to your computer (or a single device that supports both types of connection). Click it to
switch from 3G mode to 4G mode (and vice versa). Note that if you have a dual-mode
device that supports both of these functions, there will be a brief delay while the device
switches modes.
Connection Timer
This timer indicates how long you have been connected to the currently selected network.
The timer only appears when you are currently connected via the selected technology type.
Note: The timer can be hidden by clearing the Display Connection Timer check box on the Client
settings tab.
Connection Status Text
A brief textual description of the connection status for the currently selected network (for
example, “Ready to Connect” or “Connected”). This also usually includes the name of the
current network. However, some states (such as “No Device Detected”) are not networkspecific.
The Main Window
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The Main Window
Roaming Banner
Connection State
Each button indicates its corresponding technology’s connection status by changes in
brightness or color.
Connected. Sprint SmartView is connected using this technology.
Ready. Sprint SmartView is ready to establish a connection using this technology.
Not Ready. Sprint SmartView is NOT ready to establish a connection using this
technology. This state will be displayed briefly while the device is being initialized. If it
continues to be displayed, there is most likely a problem with the device or with network
availability. A brief description of the specific state will appear in the Connection Status
Text area.
Selecting Alternate Networks
Click the arrow ( ) to the right of a connection state indicator to display a list of the currently
defined network profiles for the corresponding technology. Click any profile in the list to
establish a connection with that profile. (See “Network Profiles” on page 69 for more information
on creating and using network profiles.)
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The Main Window
Menus in the Main Window
Section 2B
Menus in the Main Window
⽧ The File Menu (page 19)
⽧ The Tools Menu (page 19)
⽧ The Help Menu (page 20)
⽧ Username and Password Logon Window (page 21)
This section describes the menus that are accessable from the main window.
The File Menu
Clicking File in the menu bar of Sprint SmartView’s main window opens a short menu with
the following option:
● Exit – Exit the Sprint SmartView application.
The Tools Menu
Clicking Tools in the menu bar of Sprint SmartView’s main window opens a menu with the
following options:
Note: WiFi-related items will not appear in this menu if Sprint SmartView’s WiFi Support has been disabled.
To re-enable WiFi functions, select the Use this as my default WiFi management utility check
box on the Client tab of the Settings window (see page 93).
● Profiles – Display the Profiles window (see page 70). This window is used to create
and edit network profiles and to set their priority.
● Sprint WiFi Login – Open the Username and Password Logon window. This window
can be used to enter a single standard user name and password combination that
will be used as a default for all WiFi connections. See page 21.
● WiFi Info – Open the WiFi Info window. This window displays technical information
about the WiFi network you are connected to and your current WiFi device. See “WiFi
Network Info” on page 111.
● Lock Device – Lock and unlock your device. A check mark appears next to this item
when your device is currently locked. (See “Locking and Unlocking Your Sprint
Mobile Broadband Device” on page 28 for more information.)
● Mobile Info – Open the Mobile Info window. This window displays technical
information about the mobile network you are connected to and your current Sprint
Mobile Broadband device. See “The Mobile Info Window” on page 113.
● WiMAX Info – Open the WiMAX Info window. This window displays technical
information about the WiMAX network you are connected to and your current WiMAX
device. See “The WiMAX Info Window” on page 116.
Menus in the Main Window
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● Update Data Profile – Instruct your Sprint Mobile Broadband device to update its
provisioning information so that it may properly use Sprint data services.
● Change Device Mode – This submenu appears when certain dual mode (GSM/CDMA
dual mode mobile devices are attached. It allows you to switch between CDMA mode
(used for domestic connections) and GSM mode (used for International roaming).
● Device Self Activation – If your Sprint Mobile Broadband device supports Device Self
Activation, the activation process can be started by selecting this menu item.
● Check for Updates Now – Force Sprint SmartView to check for updates to its software
and its databases immediately.
● Settings – Open the Settings window. The Settings window allows you to configure a
number of personal preference features. This window is covered in detail in Section 6,
“Sprint SmartView Settings” on page 88.
● Enable/Disable WiFi – Select this option to enable and disable your WiFi device. Disabling
a device is useful when you want to prevent it from establishing connections or when you
want to prevent it from consuming your laptop's power.
● Enable/Disable 3G – Select this option to enable and disable your 3G mobile broadband
device. Disabling a device is useful when you want to prevent it from establishing
connections or when you want to prevent it from consuming your laptop's power.
● Enable/Disable 4G – Select this option to enable and disable your WiMAX device.
Disabling a device is useful when you want to prevent it from establishing connections or
when you want to prevent it from consuming your laptop's power.
The Help Menu
Clicking Help in the menu bar of the Sprint SmartView main window opens a short menu with
the following options:
● Help – Open Sprint SmartView’s Help system.
● Event History Manager – Display a list of the most recent Sprint SmartView events
(network connections, network disconnections, errors, etc.). (See “Event History Manager”
on page 110 for more information.)
● Sign on to Sprint.com – Launch your browser and go to www.Sprint.com.
● About Sprint SmartView – Open a window displaying version information for the Sprint
SmartView software. (See “About Sprint SmartView” on page 119.)
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Menus in the Main Window
Menus in the Main Window
Username and Password Logon Window
Click Tools > Sprint WiFi Login to open the Username and Password Logon window.
1. Enter your user name in the Username field.
2. Enter your password in the Password field.
3. Re-enter your password in the Confirm Password field.
4. Choose the Save option that best suits your needs:
䡲 Save Nothing
䡲 Save Username only
䡲 Save Username and Password
5. Click OK to save your entries and close the window. (Click Cancel to discard your
entries and close the window.)
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Section 3
Making Connections
Section 3A
Mobile Broadband
⽧ Manually Connecting to the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (page 24)
⽧ Automatic Connection Upon Device Attachment (page 25)
⽧ Multiple Broadband Devices (page 26)
⽧ Locking and Unlocking Your Sprint Mobile Broadband Device (page 28)
⽧ 3G Bearer Types (page 28)
This section describes connecting to the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
Manually Connecting to the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network
Before you begin, you will need the following:
● A 3G or a 4G Sprint Mobile Broadband device that you will use to establish connections.
Windows device drivers for this device must be properly installed according to the
manufacturer’s instructions and the device must be selected in the Hardware tab of Sprint
SmartView’s Settings window.
● A valid Sprint Mobile Broadband account.
● A network profile configured to access the Sprint network. (This is created for you
automatically when you connect a supported Sprint Mobile Broadband device.)
Follow these steps to connect to the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network:
1. If you have not already done so, connect the device that you wish to use. Sprint
SmartView will begin searching for an available network.
2. If you want to switch from 3G to 4G (or vice versa), click Switch to 3G (or 4G). Note that if
you have a single device that supports both 3G and 4G connections rather than two
separate devices, there will be a few seconds delay while the device switches modes.
3. When Sprint SmartView is ready, the connection status text on the Mobile Control Panel
will display “Ready:” followed by the name of the network that has been selected. Click
Connect to establish a connection.
Note: If you are using a GSM mobile broadband device for international roaming, clicking the arrow ( ) on
the right side of the Connection Status Indicator opens a menu listing all GSM network profiles. You
can establish a connection using any profile listed simply by selecting it from the menu. The default
(“Sprint”) profile, however, should be used when connecting to any of Sprint’s roaming partners. (See
“International Roaming (GSM)” on page 30 for more information about roaming internationally.)
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When a device is in NDIS mode, it can be configured to establish a connection
automatically whenever you attach it to your computer. .
Note: This feature is not available when you are using a 3G/4G dual mode devices because it prevents
the establishment of 4G connections. (The device would be configured to stay in 3G mode in order
to establish 3G connections automatically.)
1. Open the Hardware tab of the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings > Hardware.)
2. Ensure that the Allow simultaneous connections box is checked.
3. Click Modify next to the Mobile Devices heading. The CDMA version of the Device
Properties window appears (see page 97).
4. Select the Auto Connect when device is available check box.
Note: This feature will behave differently depending on whether RAS or NDIS is selected in the
section below the check box. If RAS is selected, autoconnection will occur only if the Sprint
SmartView software is running. If NDIS is selected, autoconnection will occur even if Sprint
SmartView is not running.
5. Click OK to exit the Device Property window.
6. Click OK to exit the Settings window.
Your device should now automatically establish a connection each time you connect it to
your computer.
Important: This is one of two autoconnect features provided by the Sprint SmartView software. This
feature automatically establishes a connection when you attach a particular mobile
broadband device to your computer. It will automatically connect to the highest priority
network regardless of whether the profile for that network specifies autoconnection.
The other feature automatically establishes connections to individual networks based on the
configuration of the corresponding network profiles. This is controlled by the Connection
Options setting on the General page of the profile properties window. The feature is enabled
each time you start Sprint SmartView, but can be disabled by establishing a connection
manually. You can re-enable this feature by clicking Auto in the main window.
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Automatic Connection Upon Device Attachment
Multiple Broadband Devices
If you already have a broadband device connected and a new, previously unknown broadband
device is connected, Sprint SmartView prompts you to pick which device you want to use.
Depending on what is selected for Mobile Devices in the Selection column of the Device List on
the Hardware tab of the Settings window, one of two pop-up windows is displayed. For more
information, see “The Hardware Tab” on page 94 and “The Device List” on page 96.
If Manual is selected in the Selection column for Mobile Devices, when you insert a previously
unknown device, the following pop-up window appears:
Select one of the options:
● Use the <New Device Name> and make it my default device to use.
● Use the <New Device Name> this one time only.
● Don’t use the <New Device Name> at this time.
Click OK after you select an option.
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Mobile Broadband
If Automatic is selected in the Selection column for Mobile Devices, when you insert a
previously unknown device, the following pop-up window appears:
Select one of the options:
● Use the <New Device Name> and assign it the highest priority.
● Use the <New Device Name> and assign it the lowest priority.
● Don’t use the <New Device Name> at this time.
Click OK after you have selected an option.
You can change the device priority on the Hardware tab of the Settings window.
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Locking and Unlocking Your Sprint Mobile Broadband Device
You can lock your Sprint Mobile Broadband device to prevent it from being used by
unauthorized individuals. A locked device cannot be used to establish a connection until it has
been unlocked.
Locking the Device
1. Click Tools > Lock Device. The Enter Lock Code window appears.
2. Enter the current Lock Code in the space provided.
Note: The default lock code is the last four digits of the device’s phone number, which can be found by
selecting Tools > Mobile Info (it’s the second item under User information on the Device
tab).
3. Click OK to lock the device.
Unlocking the Device
1. Click Tools > Lock Device. (When the device is locked, this item will have a check mark
next to it.) The Enter Lock Code window appears.
2. Enter the current Lock Code in the space provided.
3. Click OK to unlock the device.
3G Bearer Types
The bearer types described below are available for 3G connections.
CDMA Bearer Types (Used for Domestic 3G Connections)
CDMA bearer types include the following (from fastest to slowest):
EVDO REV A
Revision A of the EVDO protocol supports download speeds of up to 3.1 megabits per second.
EVDV
EVDV (Evolution-Data/Voice) is a bearer type for 3G CDMA networks that supports downloads
speeds of up to 3.1 megabits per second.
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1xRTT
1xRTT (1 times Radio Transmission Technology) is the most basic bearer type for 3G
CMDA networks. It is usually limited to download speeds of 144 kilobits per second.
Because of its limited (slower) nature, it is sometimes referred to as a 2.5G technology.
QNC
QNC (Quick Net Connect) is a 2G bearer type. As one of the earliest protocols for
transmitting digital data over CDMA networks, it is capable only of relatively slow download
speeds of 14.4 kilobits per second.
GSM Bearer Types (Used for International Roaming)
GSM Bearer types include the following:
HSUPA and HSDPA
HSUPA (High Speed Upload Packet Access) and HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet
Access) are the upload and download components of the HSPA protocol suite. If your
device reports that it is using one of these, the other is almost certainly being used as well.
These are fast 3G bearer types that directly compete with fast CDMA bearer types like
EVDO and may eventually reach speeds comparable to 4G.
UMTS
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) may refer to a number of 3G
technologies, including HSPDA and HSUPA at the faster end as well as a few other 3G
technologies that might be slightly slower.
EDGE
EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) is a 3G bearer type whose maximum
download speed in the vicinity of 200 kilobits per second, depending on network
configuration.
GPRS
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a 2.5G bearer type for GSM networks. It's limited to
a maximum download speed of around 60 or 80 kilobits per second, depending on
network configuration.
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EVDO
EVDO (Evolution-Data Optimized) revision 0 is a bearer type for 3G CDMA networks that
supports download speeds of up to 2.4 megabits per second.
Section 3B
International Roaming (GSM)
⽧ Selecting CDMA or GSM on a Dual-Mode Device (page 30)
⽧ Switching Between a CDMA Device and a GSM Device (page 31)
⽧ Establishing an International Roaming Connection (page 31)
⽧ Manually Selecting a GSM Roaming Network (page 31)
⽧ Creating a GSM Network Profile (page 34)
⽧ International Technical Support (page 35)
This describes how you can you can connect to Sprint’s roaming partner networks around the
world using the same simple, one-click access employed for domestic connections.
Note: You will need a service plan that includes International Roaming.
Selecting CDMA or GSM on a Dual-Mode Device
If you have a dual-mode CDMA/GSM device, you must select the mode you want to use. This
can be accomplished by doing either one of the following:
● Click Tools > Change Device Mode.
● Select a different mode from the Select Device Mode dropdown menu in the Device
Properties window.
Manual Mode Switching
If neither one of the options above are available, you must change modes manually (on the
device itself). Follow these steps:
1. Select CDMA or GSM mode according to the instructions that came with your device.
2. Force Sprint SmartView to learn the type of device you’re using. This happens
automatically whenever you start the Sprint SmartView application. If Sprint SmartView is
already running, you can do any one of the following:
䡲 Connect the device to your computer (if not currently connected)
䡲 Disconnect and reconnect your device (if already connected)
䡲 Exit and restart the Sprint SmartView application.
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If you have both a GSM device and a CDMA device attached to your computer, you can
select which device you would like to use by doing the following:
1. Open the Hardware tab of the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings > Hardware.)
2. Scan down the list until you locate the Mobile Devices heading. To the right of this
heading (in the Selection column) is a pull-down menu. Select Manual from this
menu. (This enables manual selection of your mobile broadband device.)
3. Select the check box next to the device you wish to use.
4. Click OK to exit the window.
Establishing an International Roaming Connection
Once you have attached a GSM mobile broadband device (or a dual-mode device in GSM
mode), the Sprint SmartView software will search for an available roaming network and
configure itself to connect to that network as needed. When it’s finished, the status text on
the main window will inform you that Sprint is ready to connect, just as it does for domestic
connections.
䡵 Click Connect on the Mobile Control Panel to establish a connection.
Manually Selecting a GSM Roaming Network
If you wish to override Sprint SmartView’s choice of a network to connect to, you can do so
by following these steps:
1. Go to www.sprintpcs.com/common/popups/pop-gprsCarriers.html, where you’ll find
a list of Sprint’s roaming partners that provide data services.
2. Note which carriers provide data services supported by your device in the area to
which you are traveling.
3. Connect your GSM mobile broadband device to your computer.
4. If the device is a dual-mode device, make sure the device is in GSM mode.
5. Start the Sprint SmartView software.
6. Open the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings.)
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Switching Between a CDMA Device and a GSM Device
7. Select the Hardware tab.
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Modify directly to the right of this heading. The GSM Device Property window appears.
9. Select Manual in the Network selection box.
10. Click Scan. A list of all GSM networks detected appears in the table.
11. Click to highlight the Operator name or the Operator ID of the desired operator to
select the network you wish to connect to. (Use one of the operators you chose in
step 2.)
Note: In some cases, the same operator may provide multiple data services, all of which look the
same in this list (such as the “Orange” listing in the image above). The only way to tell these
apart is to simply try connecting to one. If it’s not the one you want, try another. (The services
will always appear in the same order in this window.)
12. Click OK to exit the window.
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8. Scan down the list of installed devices until you find the Mobile Devices heading. Click
Creating a GSM Network Profile
Creating a GSM profile should rarely, if ever, be necessary. Whenever you connect a GSM
device, Sprint SmartView creates a GSM network profile for you automatically. The automatically
generated profile can be used to connect to any of Sprint’s roaming partner networks.
There are two types of manually created GSM profiles:
● Sprint Profiles are actually slightly customized profiles based on Sprint’s default GSM
profile. As such, they inherit Sprint’s GSM connection settings, but allow you to customize
TCP/IP settings (see page 78) and General profile settings (see page 84). At this time,
Sprint is not aware of any specific situation in which this would be required. However, the
capacity to create such a profile is provided in the event that Sprint’s Technical Support
staff needs to resolve a particular connection problem by helping you manually alter your
connection settings.
● Custom Profiles are entirely new profiles, unrelated to the Sprint GSM profile. Creating a
custom profile will be required if a non-Sprint SIM is placed in the device.
Important: Sprint does not support the use of non-Sprint SIMs. If you choose to do so, it is entirely your
responsibility to obtain the correct connection information from the provider of the SIM and
enter it correctly into the Network Profile Wizard.
Follow these steps to create a GSM network profile:
1. Click Tools > Profiles. The Profiles window will be displayed.
2. Select Add New Profile from the Settings menu. A list of network profile types appears.
3. Select Mobile and click Add. The first page of the Add Profile Wizard appears. This page
prompts you to choose one of the two profile types.
4. Select either Sprint or Create Custom Profile and then click Next. The Mobile page of the
New Profile Wizard appears (see page 76).
䡲 If you selected Sprint on the previous page, the correct settings for the Mobile page
will be pre-populated and you can’t change them here.
䡲 If you selected Create Custom Profile, enter the correct settings for connecting to the
desired GSM network.
5. Click Next. The IP Settings page appears (see page 78).
䡲 The default selections in the IP Settings page are correct for most GSM networks. If,
however, a particular network requires a specific IP address, DNS server settings, or
both, you can specify them here.
6. Click Next. The General page appears (see page 84).
䡲 The settings in the General page are largely determined by your preferences. For
example, do you want to launch your browser upon a successful connection? You
can make such choices here.
7. Click Finish.
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Sprint Worldwide Customer Service is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. Visit www.sprint.com/international and click Chat with us to talk online with an
International Services representative; or click Email us to send an email to an International
Services representative; or you can call the numbers below if you need assistance.
While in the United States:
䡵 Call 1-888-226-7212, option 2.
While traveling outside the United States:
䡵 Call +1-817-698-4199, option 3.
There is no charge for this call from your Sprint wireless device.
From a landline phone when outside the United States:
Sprint Worldwide Customer Service can be reached from a landline phone at +1-817-6984199, option 3. Access or connection fees may apply. The toll-free numbers below can also
be used to contact Sprint Worldwide Customer Service in the following countries.
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Anguilla 1-888-226-7212
Barbados 1-888-226-7212
Cayman Islands 1-888-226-7212
Dominica 1-888-226-7212
France 0800-903200
Germany 0800-80-0951
Italy 800-787-986
Trinidad & Tobago 1-800-201-7545
United Kingdom 0808-234-6616
Note: This toll-free service is available through ordinary landline phones and some public payphones.
Additional fees may be incurred if you call this service from hotels.
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International Technical Support
Section 3C
WiFi Networks
⽧ Manually Connecting to a WiFi Network (page 36)
⽧ Options for Connecting to a New Network (page 37)
⽧ Accessing a Closed Network (page 38)
⽧ Introduction to WiFi Encryption (page 39)
⽧ Accessing an Encrypted Network (page 40)
⽧ WiFi Location Finder (page 41)
This section walks you through connecting to WiFi networks, including finding WiFi locations
and accessing encrypted, and closed networks.
Note: Before you can connect to a WiFi network or access any WiFi-related settings, Sprint SmartView’s
WiFi support must be enabled. To enable WiFi functions, select the Use this as my default WiFi
management utility check box on the Client tab of the Settings window (see page 93).
Manually Connecting to a WiFi Network
Follow these steps to manually connect to a WiFi network:
1. If you have not already done so, connect your WiFi device to your computer. If your device
is properly connected and configured, Sprint SmartView will begin searching for an
available network. When Sprint SmartView is ready, the connection status text on the Wi-Fi
control panel will display “Ready:” followed by the name of the network that has been
selected.
2. If you want to connect to the network Sprint SmartView has selected, click Connect.
– or –
If you want to connect to a different network, do one of the following:
䡲 Click the My Networks button in the upper-right corner of the interface. This displays a
list of all networks that are currently available for connection.
䡲 Click the arrow ( ) to the right of the WiFi connection state indicator to display a list of
the currently defined WiFi network profiles.
Prompts
Sprint SmartView will attempt to establish a connection to the selected network. You may see
either one or both of the following prompts during this process:
● If the network is encrypted, you will be prompted to enter an encryption key. If this is the
case and you know the required encryption key, enter it and click OK. If you don't know
the encryption key for an encrypted network, you must click Cancel and select a different
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Options for Connecting to a New Network
If Prompt me before saving network settings is selected in the Automatic Profile Creation
Settings window (see “Automatic Profile Creation Settings” on page 73), you will see the
dialog pictured below whenever you connect to a new WiFi network for the first time. The
option selected specifies the type of profile that Sprint SmartView will create for this network.
By creating a profile automatically, Sprint SmartView makes it easier for you to connect to
the same network in the future.
You must choose one the following options:
Automatically connect to network in future
If you select this option, the profile created will specify that Sprint SmartView should
automatically establish a connection to this network whenever it is detected.
Note: When multiple networks that have been configured for autoconnection are detected, Sprint
SmartView will choose which network to connect to based on the ranking of profiles in the Profiles
window. (See “Network Profile Priority” on page 70 for more information.)
Prompt me before connecting to this network
If you select this option, the profile created will specify that Sprint SmartView should offer to
connect to this network whenever this network is detected.
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network. (See “Introduction to WiFi Encryption” on page 39 for more information on
connecting to encrypted networks.)
● When you connect to a WiFi network for the first time, Sprint SmartView may display
the New Network Options prompt (see page 37). Using this dialog box, you can
configure Sprint SmartView to automatically connect to a network in the future or to
prompt you when that network is available.
Save settings for manual connections
If you select this option, the profile created will save the settings you used to connect to this
network. This allows the Sprint SmartView to automate the details of establishing a connection
to this network. However, you must still initiate connections to this network manually by
selecting the network and then clicking Connect.
Do not save settings
If you select this option, you can connect to the network this time, but no settings will be saved
and no profile created.
Accessing a Closed Network
To access a closed network with Sprint SmartView, you must set up a network profile for that
network. Follow these steps:
1. Click Tools > Profiles. The Profiles window will be displayed.
2. Click Settings > Add New Profile. A list of network profile types appears.
3. Select WiFi.
4. Click Add. The first page of properties for the new profile appears.
5. Enter the name of the network you want to add in the SSID field. The network name is
case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as provided by the network administrator.
6. Check This is a non-broadcasted network (Closed) to identify this as a closed network.
7. Complete the remaining fields on this page as instructed by the network administrator.
8. Click Next to continue to the General page.
9. Configure the fields on the General page as desired.
10. Click Finish to exit.
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Unlike a wired local network, a wireless network cannot easily be protected from potential
intruders by physical barriers such as walls. Since radio signals travel through physical
objects, a potential intruder merely need listen with the right equipment to see the traffic
traveling across a wireless network. For this reason, public wireless networks often employ
encryption to protect their users.
To access an encrypted network you will need the Encryption Key used by the network you
wish to access.
Encryption Keys
An encryption key is a code key used to encrypt data exchanged between an encrypted
network and Sprint SmartView. You cannot exchange data with an encrypted network
without having the appropriate encryption key.
There are two ways to obtain an encryption key:
● Obtain a key from the administrator of the WiFi network you are trying to access.
● Configure 802.1x Authentication according to the instructions of the network's
administrator. A key will be provided automatically as part of the login process.
802.1x Authentication
802.1x is a protocol that specifies the method Sprint SmartView will use to obtain an
encryption key during the WiFi login process. It is really just a standard framework that
specifies a second protocol, called an “EAP Type” (Extended Access Protocol), to
accomplish most of its work. Therefore, when attempting to access a network that requires
802.1x Authentication, you will need to correctly specify the EAP used and configure the
options for that EAP. Consult the administrator of the WiFi network you are trying to access
for the correct settings.
Because it requires a certain amount of infrastructure, 802.1x is typically used in office and
enterprise environments.
What Does “PSK” Stand For?
PSK stands for “Pre-Shared Key.” it simply means that your encryption key has to be
entered manually rather than obtained automatically using 802.1x. Because of their
simplicity, PSK methods are the typical choice for home and small office environments.
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
WEP was the standard encryption technology that was used in the early days of WiFi
networks. More secure methods, such as WPA have since emerged, but WEP remains an
extremely popular choice for encrypted networks. There are two variants of WEP:
● WEP Open: This is by far the most commonly used version of WEP. Networks that use
this variant don’t bother to verify that you have the correct encryption key before
allowing you to connect. After all, if you don't have the connect encryption key, you
won’t be able to communicate with the network anyway.
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Introduction to WiFi Encryption
● WEP Shared: This variant forces you to prove you have the correct encryption key before it
allows you to connect. It does this by sending out some sample text for Sprint SmartView
to encrypt. If the result that the network gets back is what it expected, then it allows you to
connect. Ironically, this is somewhat less secure than WEP Open because the verification
process used gives potential intruders a large hint about the contents of the encryption
key.
WiFi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2)
WiFi Protected Access (WPA) is a significant improvement over WEP for both enterprises and
home users. It was developed when an industry trade group known as the WiFi Alliance
became concerned that the security in the existing WEP Standard was insufficient. They quickly
issued an interim standard that would address most of their concerns while they developed a
more complete final standard. The interim standard would become known as WPA, while the
final standard would be termed WPA2.
Because 802.1x is a required component of WPA, both WPA and WPA2 provide an upgrade
path for enterprises that allows them to preserve existing investments in 802.1x/EAP
Authentication capabilities. In addition, home users can take advantage of a Pre-Shared Key
mode in WPA and WPA2, which allows the encryption and network protection capabilities to
function on a home network as well.
To use WPA, you will need a WPA-compliant WiFi device.
What are TKIP and AES?
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) are different
encryption protocols that can be used with WPA. TKIP is the method that was called for in the
original WPA Specification. AES, which is even more secure, was added as an alternate method
to later versions of the specification. So, if the network uses WPA, but doesn't specify which of
these it uses, TKIP is the most likely of these to be supported by the network.
Accessing an Encrypted Network
The steps required to connect to an encrypted WiFi network are the same as those required to
connect to a non-encrypted WiFi network – until you click Connect. When you click Connect, a
dialog will prompt you to enter a network encryption key. To proceed, you must do one of the
following:
● Enter a network encryption key obtained from the network administrator.
● Configure 802.1x Authentication as instructed by the network administrator.
When you are finished, click Connect on the prompt dialog to proceed.
Tip: You can create a profile containing the appropriate encryption information to avoid having to manually
having to enter an encryption key each time you connect. (See “Creating a Profile for a WiFi Network” on
page 71 for more information.)
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Location Finder is an application that makes it easy to find nearby WiFi Access Points that
are provided by Sprint. Sprint SmartView automates the process of connecting to these
networks to make establishing connections as simple as possible.
To access Location Finder:
䡵 Select WiFi hotspot location Finder from the Application Launch menu. (See
“Launching External Applications” on page 44.)
To search for Access Points:
1. In the upper-left corner of the Sprint WiFi Location Finder window, select the country in
which you wish to search.
2. You can narrow your search to a specific area by filling in more of the fields in the left
column. For some countries, a map will appear on the right that allows selecting a
specific region or city by clicking on it.
3. Click Search. Location Finder will display a list of found locations organized by
location type.
4. Select the Access Point you wish to use from the displayed options.
Tip: Clicking on any Access Point will display a short informational message about that location
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Section 4
Applications
Section 4A
The Application Launcher
⽧ Launching External Applications (page 44)
⽧ The App Launcher Tab (page 45)
⽧ Adding an Application (page 46)
⽧ Editing the Settings for a Launched Application (page 46)
⽧ Launching an Application Automatically (page 47)
⽧ Changing the Order in Which Applications Are Launched (page 48)
⽧ Stopping an Application From Being Launched (page 48)
⽧ Monitoring Launched Applications (page 49)
⽧ The Application Configuration Window (page 50)
⽧ The Monitor Details Window (page 51)
This section describes how you can launch external applications from Sprint SmartView and
walks you through the proceedures necessary to use this feature.
Launching External Applications
The Sprint SmartView software has the ability to quickly launch commonly used applications.
The Application Launch menu is a drop-down list of
applications that appears in the lower left corner of
Sprint SmartView's main window.
Select an application from this menu to launch the
application.
The following applications are listed by default:
Digital Lounge. Links you to the Sprint Digital Lounge.
WiFi hotspot location Finder. Opens the Location Finder. (See “WiFi Location Finder” on
page 41 for more information.)
Coverage Maps. Opens your browser to a website containing Sprint Mobile Broadband
Network coverage information.
My Support. Connects to online support for your Sprint Mobile Broadband device.
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My Account. Gives you access to your Sprint account and allows you to check usage data.
Guardian Control. Directs you to a website where you can download an Internet parental
control solution that helps parents protect their children and monitor their Internet usage.
You can add additional icons to the Application Launch menu using the App Launcher tab
in the Settings window. (See “Adding an Application” on page 46 for more information.)
The App Launcher Tab
The App Launcher tab in the Settings window is used to specify which applications should
appear in the Application Launch menu. The settings here also control launch-related
details such as launch delays and Sprint SmartView’s response when a launched
application is shut down.
Opening the App Launcher Tab
䡵 Click Tools > Settings, and then click the App Launcher tab.
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Test Connection Speed. Tests and displays your mobile broadband connection speed.
Adding an Application
Follow these steps to add an application to the list in the App Launcher settings tab:
1. On the App Launcher tab, click Add. The Application Configuration window appears (see
page 50).
2. Enter the name of the application that you are adding in the Profile Name field. The name
entered here will be displayed in the App Launcher tab.
3. Click Browse next to the box marked File.
4. Select the file you wish to add to the list and then click OK.
5. If the application requires any additional parameters to be entered on the command line
when it is launched, you can enter them in the Parameters field.
6. If you want to use an icon other than the application’s default icon, click Browse next to the
box marked Icon. You may select either an icon (.ico) file or an executable (.exe) file. When
you are finished selecting the file, click OK to return to the Application Configuration
window.
Note: Executable files may contain multiple icons. By default, Sprint SmartView will select the
application's primary icon. Ordinarily, this means that you don’t have to change the value in
the Icon Index field. However, if you choose a different icon file in step 6 and that file is an
executable (.exe) file, you must enter the index of the icon you wish to use. For example, if you
want to use the first icon in the file, enter the number “1.”
7. Click OK.
Editing the Settings for a Launched Application
The parameters used to launch an application are found in two locations: the Application
Configuration window and the Monitor Details window.
To change settings in the Application Configuration window:
1. In the App Launcher tab of the Settings window (click Tools > Settings > App Launcher),
select the application you wish to edit.
2. Click Edit. The Application Configuration window appears.
3. Make any desired changes. (See “The Application Configuration Window” on page 50.)
4. Click OK when you are finished.
To change settings in the Monitor Details window:
1. In the App Launcher tab, click the Modify button next to the application you wish to edit.
The Monitor Details window appears.
2. Make any desired changes. (See “The Monitor Details Window” on page 51.)
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Note: You cannot edit the settings for the applications added to this list by Sprint.
Launching an Application Automatically
Applications can be automatically launched when you connect to particular network
profiles. Follow these steps to configure automatic application launching:
1. Ensure that the application you wish to launch appears in the list on the App Launcher
settings tab. (See “Adding an Application” on page 46.)
2. In the App Launcher tab, click the Modify button next to the application that you wish to
autolaunch. The Monitor Details window appears (see page 51).
3. If you want to be prompted before the application is launched automatically, select
Prompt in the Launch options box. Otherwise, select Auto.
4. If you don’t want the application to launch immediately upon making a connection,
enter a time delay (in seconds) in the Launch Delay field.
Note: A time delay is necessary only if the application is not functioning correctly because it is
being launched too quickly after a connection is established. Applications that must run over
a VPN connection are the most likely to require such a delay because VPN client software
may take some time to launch and log into a VPN.
5. Click OK to exit the Monitor Details window.
6. Click OK to exit the Settings window.
7. Select Tools > Profiles from the menu bar in the main window.
8. Select the profile with which you wish to launch the applications you specified earlier.
9. Click Edit. The Profile Properties window appears.
10. On the General tab, check Enable Application Launcher.
11. Click OK to exit the Profile Properties window.
Special Cases
Internet Explorer and VPN client software are special cases. Although you can add either
Internet Explorer or a VPN client to the list of launched applications here, it is not the easiest
or the most flexible way to launch these applications.
● Each network profile has a dedicated setting that specifies whether Internet Explorer
should be launched upon successful connection. (See “Profile Properties: General”
on page 84 for more information.)
● Sprint SmartView includes a dedicated interface for configuring and launching VPN
clients. You must use this interface if you wish to take advantage of the enhanced
VPN functions provided by the Sprint SmartView software. (See “Automatically
Launching a VPN Connection” on page 68 for more information.)
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3. Click OK when you are finished.
Changing the Order in Which Applications Are Launched
The order in which applications are launched is controlled by the amount of launch delay
specified in the Monitor Details window. Applications with a greater delay will be launched later
than applications with a smaller delay. Follow these steps to change the launch delay:
1. In the App Launcher tab, click the Modify button next to the application whose launch
order you wish to change. The Monitor Details window appears. (See “The Monitor Details
Window” on page 51.)
2. Increase or decrease the Launch Delay to make the application launch later or sooner
than other applications.
Note: If Launch Delay is already set to 0 and you want this application to launch sooner than other
applications, it is necessary to increase the Launch Delay setting of the other applications.
3. Click OK to exit the Monitor Details window.
Stopping an Application From Being Launched
Do one of the following to prevent an application from launching automatically when you
connect to an associated network profile:
● Remove the application from the list displayed in the App Launcher tab of the Settings
window. To do this, select the application you want to remove and then click Remove.
Note that this also removes the application from the Application Launch menu.
● Configure the application for manual launch only by clicking the Modify button
corresponding to the application on the App Launcher tab and then selecting Manual in
the Launch Options list.
● Prevent all applications from being launched with a particular network profile by clearing
the Enable Application Launcher check box on the General tab of the Profile Properties
window.
Note: All of these options are available for applications that you have added. However, only the last option is
available for applications Sprint has added to the App Launcher tab.
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Sprint SmartView can be configured to respond when one of the applications listed in the
App Launcher settings tab is shut down, for example, by shutting down your connection or
by restarting the application.
Follow these steps to enable the monitoring of a specific application:
1. Ensure that the application you wish to monitor appears in the list in the App Launcher
settings tab. (See “Adding an Application” on page 46.)
2. In the App Launcher tab, click the Modify button next to the application that you wish to
launch automatically. The Monitor Details window appears. (See “The Monitor Details
Window” on page 51.)
3. In the Monitor Action list, select what Sprint SmartView should do if the application
shuts down. Possibilities include:
䡲 Manual (take no action).
䡲 Prompt you to select an appropriate response.
䡲 Restart the application that was shut down.
䡲 Disconnect from your current wireless connection.
4. Click OK to return to the App Launcher tab.
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Monitoring Launched Applications
The Application Configuration Window
This window allows you to select an application to be added to the list of launched applications
in the App Launcher settings tab or to edit the settings Sprint SmartView uses to launch that
application.
Profile Name
This is the name that will be displayed for this application in the App Launcher tab of the
Settings window.
File / Browse
To select the application to be launched, do one of the following:
● Click Browse, locate the file you want to launch, and then click OK.
● Type the complete path and filename of the file you wish to launch in the File field.
Note: Specifying a file automatically fills in the Icon Index and Icon fields below.
Parameters
If you wish to specify any command line parameters to use when launching this file, you may
enter them in this field. Most applications do not require such parameters to launch, but some
may use them to configure particular options. See the documentation for the application you
wish to launch for more information about command line parameters that the application
supports.
Test
Click this button if you wish to verify that the application launches correctly. Sprint SmartView
will attempt to launch the software with the configuration you have specified.
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Since executable (.exe) files can contain multiple icons, this field can be used to specify
which icon in such a file to use.
Note: This field is automatically filled in when an executable file is selected above.
Toolbar Position
This field not currently used by the Sprint SmartView software.
Icon / Browse
By default, Sprint SmartView will use the primary icon from the executable file selected
above. 
To select an icon from a different file, do one of the following:
● Click Browse, locate the file that contains the icon you wish to use, and then click OK.
● Type the complete path and filename of the file containing the icon you wish to use in
the Icon field.
Toolbar Tooltip
The field is not currently used by the Sprint SmartView software.
The Monitor Details Window
The Monitor Details window allows you to specify whether a given application listed in the
App Launcher tab will be launched automatically when you connect and what actions Sprint
SmartView should take when that application is shut down.
Launch options
This setting determines whether an application should be launched automatically when you
successfully establish a connection using certain profiles. (See “Launching an Application
Automatically” on page 47 for more information.)
● Auto – The application will be launched automatically (without prompting you).
● Prompt – Sprint SmartView will prompt you before launching the application.
● Manual – The application will not be launched automatically.
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Icon Index
Launch Delay (sec)
If Launch options is set to Auto, Sprint SmartView will wait the number of seconds specified
here before launching the application. The delay period begins immediately after a successful
connection is made.
Note: In most cases, a delay is not necessary. It is only needed when launching an application too quickly
causes a problem.
Monitor Application
Select this check box if you want Sprint SmartView to monitor this application and to take a
specified action when the application is shut down.
Monitor Action
If Monitor Action is checked, this field specifies what Sprint SmartView should do when it
detects that this application has been shut down.
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Manual – Sprint SmartView will not respond to the application being shut down.
Prompt – Sprint SmartView will prompt you for a course of action.
Restart – Sprint SmartView will restart the application.
Disconnect – Sprint SmartView will shut down your current connection.
Monitor Cycle (sec)
Determines how often Sprint SmartView should check to see if the application is still running.
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Requirements for GPS Service (page 53)
Mobile-Originated vs. Network-Originated GPS (page 54)
Enabling and Disabling GPS (page 56)
The GPS Search Menu (page 57)
The GPS Applications Menu (page 58)
GPS Data Fields (page 58)
GPS Applications Window (page 59)
Working With Third-Party GPS Applications (page 60)
Requirements for GPS Service
The following conditions must be met to access GPS services with the Sprint SmartView
software:
● You must be using a Sprint Mobile Broadband device containing a GPS receiver.
GPS receivers in mobile phones are not currently supported.
● You must have a valid Sprint Mobile Broadband subscription.
● You must agree to the privacy agreements that appear when you attempt to access
Sprint SmartView’s GPS functions.
● GPS must be enabled. (See “Enabling and Disabling GPS” on page 56 for more
information.)
● Some additional configuration may be required in order to use third-party GPS
software. (See “Working With Third-Party GPS Applications” on page 60 for more
information.)
However, GPS services will not be available if any of the following are true:
● Your device only supports CDMA EVDO mode.
● You are using a dual-mode CDMA/WiMAX device and that device is currently
connected to a WiMAX network..
Note: GPS receivers must be able to lock onto the global positioning satellites to
accurately determine position. The number of obstructions present indoors often
makes accurate position determination impossible. Therefore, GPS services may not
be available when you are indoors.
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Mobile-Originated vs. Network-Originated GPS
GPS queries can be originated either by your device or by the Sprint network.
● Mobile-originated queries are generated when you use software on your computer or on
your device to retrieve location data. Applications in this class include any mapping and
navigation software that can be installed on your computer.
● Network-originated queries are generated when the Sprint network needs to locate your
device. This is the method that is used when your device needs to be located in an
emergency. However, it is also possible for applications to use this method to obtain the
position of your device from the Sprint location server.
Privacy Concerns for Network-Originated GPS
Since network-originated queries are initiated by the network rather than by you, no additional
configuration is needed to use this feature. However, if you are not comfortable with Sprint being
able to track your device’s location, you can enable “privacy mode” to block network-originated
GPS queries. Under privacy mode, both mobile-originated and network-originated queries are
disabled. So, when you are not actively using GPS, you can disable it if you wish to avoid the
possibility of being tracked. (See “Enabling and Disabling GPS” on page 56 for instructions.)
At any given time, you can determine whether privacy mode is on by looking at the Privacy
Indicator icon near the upper right corner of the main user interface. It has three states:
Privacy on/GPS disabled. You cannot be tracked using GPS, nor can you use other
GPS functions.
Privacy off/GPS enabled. GPS is currently enabled and the network can use it to
locate you.
No GPS device (Privacy on). The privacy icon does not appear if no GPS-capable
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mobile broadband device is currently attached to your computer. It also does not
appear if you have checked Disable GPS on Device on the Location/GPS settings
tab. In either of these cases, GPS is disabled for the entire Sprint SmartView
application.
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Mobile-Originated Service Modes
● Basic – the default mode of all GPS-capable mobile broadband devices. In this
mode, the Sprint network helps the device to obtain its initial fix on GPS satellites.
This has the effect of allowing the device to obtain its initial position reading
somewhat faster than in stand-alone mode. However, this mode requires access to
the Sprint network. When the Sprint network is not available, Sprint SmartView will
offer to switch to standalone mode (if your device supports it).
● Autonomous/Standalone – in this mode, your mobile broadband device acts as a
completely standalone GPS receiver. It does not query the Sprint network for location
data. This has the advantage of being available when you are roaming, but it may
take longer to obtain initial position data from the device.
Note: If your device supports both modes, you can specify which mode will be used by default using the
GPS Mode setting on the Location/GPS tab of the Settings window.
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There are two modes of mobile-originated GPS service. Some devices support only one
mode; others support both.
Enabling and Disabling GPS
Using the GPS receiver in your mobile broadband device requires that you enable GPS in the
Sprint SmartView application. Using external third-party GPS applications requires that you
enable NMEA.
Enabling GPS
GPS will be enabled automatically if you do any of the following:
● Initiate a search using the GPS Search menu.
● Attempt to launch an application using the GPS Applications menu.
● Enable NMEA.
Enabling NMEA
When NMEA is disabled, the GPS icon will appear gray or yellow as shown below:
GPS and NMEA disabled. In this state, GPS data is not received by the Sprint
(gray)
(yellow)
SmartView application.
GPS enabled/NMEA disabled. In this state, GPS data is received by the Sprint
SmartView application, but the received data is not shared with third-party GPS
applications.
Click this icon to enable NMEA. The icon will turn white. Click again to disable NMEA.
(white)
GPS and NMEA enabled. In this state, GPS data is received by the Sprint SmartView
application and data is shared with third-party GPS applications.
Additionally, NMEA will be enabled automatically when you launch an application using the
GPS Applications menu.
Shutting Off GPS Entirely
If you wish to disable GPS entirely, check the Disable GPS on Device field on the Location/GPS
settings tab. (See “Disable GPS on Device” on page 103.) This disables GPS and removes all
GPS-related items from Sprint SmartView’s user interface.
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If your device contains a GPS receiver, you can use the GPS Search menu to search for the
nearest restaurants, gas stations, and other amenities. This pull-down menu appears on the
bottom of the main window, just to the right of the Application Launch menu.
To perform a search:
1. Specify the type of location to search for by doing one of the following:
䡲 Pull down the menu to select one of the predefined searches (see below).
䡲 Type what you are looking for in the field at the top of the menu. (Sprint SmartView
will search for the nearest examples of whatever you typed and then add this
search to the menu.)
2. Click Find.
Note: As custom searches are added, the list can potentially become quite long. Items can be removed
from the list using the window that appears when you click Configure GPS Applications in the
Location/GPS tab of the settings window.
Predefined Searches
The following search items are predefined by Sprint:
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Sprint Store
Local Restaurants
Local Banks
Local Hotels
Local Gas Stations
Local Coffee Houses
Note: The Sprint SmartView software does not currently support GPS receivers on wireless phones.
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The GPS Search Menu
The GPS Applications Menu
Clicking the arrow to the right of the
icon opens the GPS Applications menu. This menu
can be used to quickly launch applications that require GPS input (such as mapping utilities
and other location-based applications).
By default, there are no applications listed here, but you can add GPS applications to the menu
in the GPS Applications window. (See “Adding a GPS Application to the GPS Applications
Window” on page 61 for more information.)
GPS Data Fields
The following data fields appear on the Location/GPS tab of the Settings window and in the
menu that appears when you hover over the GPS icon in the main window:
● Number of Satellites – The number of satellites your GPS receiver has acquired. At least
three are required to provide latitude and longitude and four are required to provide an
altitude. Additional satellites provide greater accuracy (seven or more is considered
excellent).
● HEPE – Horizontal Estimated Position Error. This is a measure of the accuracy of your
calculated position. So, if the HEPE is 43 feet, you could be as much as 43 feet from the
coordinates indicated by your device’s GPS receiver.
● Latitude – Your current latitude, expressed in degrees and rounded to four decimal
places. Positive numbers are used for locations north of the equator. Negative numbers
are used for locations south of the equator. Zero is the equator itself.
● Longitude – Your current longitude, expressed in degrees and rounded to four decimal
places. Positive numbers indicate locations east of the Prime Meridian (which passes
through Greenwich, England). Negative numbers indicate locations west of the Prime
Meridian.
● Elevation – Your current altitude above Sea Level (in feet). Note that because of the
inherent difficultly in determining altitude via GPS, the margin of error for altitude may be
larger than the HEPE (the margin of error for latitude and longitude).
● Speed – The estimated speed at which you are moving.
● Heading – The approximate direction in which you are moving. Compass headings range
from 0 degrees (due north) to 360 degrees, with 90 being due east, 180 due south, and
270 degrees due west.
● GPS Port/NMEA Port – The next available NMEA Port available for use by a GPS
application. Some applications require you to enter this port number.
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This window is reached by clicking Configure GPS Applications on the Location/GPS tab of
the Settings window. It is nearly identical to the App Launcher settings tab described on
page 45, and configuring applications differs very little from one to the other. However the
following differences should be noted:
● The applications configured here are assumed to be GPS-aware (for example,
mapping applications). Such applications appear in the GPS Applications menu
rather than the Application Launch menu.
● Unlike the App Launcher settings tab, the list here also contains search items. These
appear in the GPS Search menu. Note, however, that you cannot add new search
items in this window. Search items can be added by typing them into the field at the
top of the GPS Search menu.
● GPS applications must be assigned an NMEA port (see “GPS/NMEA COM Ports” on
page 60). Sprint SmartView uses this port to send the data generated by your GPS
receiver to the application.
● As a result of the above differences, the procedure to add a new GPS applications
differs somewhat from the process described in “Adding an Application” on page 46.
See “Adding a GPS Application to the GPS Applications Window” on page 61 for the
GPS-specific version of this procedure.
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Working With Third-Party GPS Applications
The Sprint SmartView software allows you to share the GPS data generated by your mobile
broadband device with third-party GPS applications. Typically, such applications assume that
the GPS receiver is attached to a communications (COM) port on your computer and that the
data it outputs is formatted according to the NMEA standard for GPS data. The GPS receiver on
your device, however, is attached to your computer through an entirely different kind of port. To
remedy this, the Sprint SmartView software creates three virtual COM ports to which it can
forward NMEA GPS data.
To share GPS data with a third-party application, you must do all of the following:
● Enable GPS and NMEA. (See “Enabling and Disabling GPS” on page 56 for more
information.)
● Identify the GPS/NMEA ports created by the Sprint SmartView software. (See “GPS/
NMEA COM Ports” below.)
● Configure your third-party software to use one of Sprint SmartView’s three GPS/NMEA
ports (consult the documentation that came with the third-party application).
● Add the application to the GPS Applications menu. (See “Adding a GPS Application to
the GPS Applications Window” on page 61.)
GPS/NMEA COM Ports
When you are configuring an application that uses GPS data, the application may ask you to
enter the number of the COM port over which it will be receiving this data.
Sprint SmartView provides three such ports for use by other applications. Specific ports can be
assigned to applications when you are adding them to the GPS Applications menu. First,
however, you must identify the three COM ports Sprint SmartView has provided. The exact
procedure for doing this is unique to each version of Windows.
Windows XP
1. Open the Windows System Properties folder. The procedure for doing this depends on
whether “My Computer” is on your desktop or in the first level of the Start menu.
䡲 If “My Computer” is on your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and then select
Properties from the menu that appears.
䡲 If “My Computer” is on the first level of the Start menu, select My Computer from the
Start menu and then click View System Information in the left column of the window
that appears.
2. Select the Hardware tab.
3. Click Device Manager. In the Device Manager window, the three virtual ports created by
Sprint SmartView are listed under the Ports (COM & LPT) heading.
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䡲 If “Computer” is on your desktop, right-click the Computer icon and then select
Properties from the menu that appears.
䡲 If “Computer” is on the first level of the Start menu, select Computer from the Start
menu and then click System Properties at the top of the window that appears.
2. Click the Device Manager link in the left column. In the Device Manager window, the
three virtual ports created by Sprint SmartView are listed under the Ports (COM & LPT)
heading.
Adding a GPS Application to the GPS Applications Window
Follow these steps to add an application to the list in the GPS Applications window.
1. In the Location/GPS tab of the settings window, click Configure GPS Applications. The
GPS Applications window appears.
2. Click Add.
3. In the Profile Name field, enter the name of the application that you are adding. The
name entered here will be displayed in the GPS Applications window.
4. Click Browse (next to the box marked File).
5. Select the file you wish to add to the list and then click OK.
6. If the application you are adding supports specifying the NMEA COM port on the
command line, you can enter it in the Parameters field. This is an alternative to
specifying the port within the launched application itself. Once you have determined
the format that the application uses for the NMEA command line parameter, there are
two ways of specifying the actual port number:
䡲 Enter a port number directly (for example COM33). Note, however, if another GPS
application is already using this port when you open this application, this
application will not be able to receive data. Be careful not to assign the same
number to two GPS applications that are likely to be open at the same time.
䡲 Instruct Sprint SmartView to assign the application the next available port each
time the application is opened. To do this, use $NMEAPORT in place of the actual
port number.
Note: The Parameters field also allows you to specify additional command line parameters to be
used when launching the application. However, these additional parameters must be
enclosed in parentheses.
7. Click OK.
Note: Applications added using this procedure will appear in the GPS Applications menu rather than the
GPS Search menu. If you wish to add an item to the GPS Search menu, just type the text you want to
search for into the field at the top of the menu itself.
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Windows Vista / Windows 7
1. Display the Windows System Properties folder. The procedure for doing this depends
on whether “Computer” is on your desktop or in the first level of the Start menu.
Application Configuration Example: Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008
1. Identify the GPS/NMEA ports that have been added to your system by the Sprint
SmartView software. (See page 60 for instructions specific to each version of Windows.)
2. Open Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008.
3. From the Streets and Trips menu bar, select Tools > GPS > Configure GPS Receiver. The
GPS Receiver Settings window appears as shown below.
4. In the list of ports at the bottom of the page, select one of the three ports identified in
step 1. If possible, choose a port that you have not yet assigned to another GPS
application. (Each port may be used by only one application at a time.)
Tip: If the Sprint SmartView software is currently open and NMEA is currently enabled, you can verify
that the selected port is functioning properly by clicking Scan. “GPS device found” should appear
next to all three of the ports identified in step 1.
5. Click OK. You may exit the Streets & Trips application now, if desired.
6. In Sprint SmartView, select Settings from the Tools menu.
7. Select the Location/GPS tab.
8. Click Configure GPS Applications. The GPS Applications window appears.
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9. Click Add.
10. In the Profile Name field, type “Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008.”
11. Enter the location of the Streets & Trips program file (streets.exe) in the File field. If you
installed Streets & Trips in the default location, it will be at C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Streets & Trips\streets.exe.
– or –
Click Browse to browse for the file on your hard drive. When you have found the file,
select it and click OK.
12. Streets & Trips does NOT support passing the NMEA port number on the command
line. So, in this case, the Parameters field should be left blank.
13. Click OK.
You should now be able to launch Streets & Trips by selecting “Microsoft Streets & Trips
2008” from the GPS Applications menu.
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Section 5
Network Configuration
Section 5A
Virtual Private Networks
⽧ What is a Virtual Private Network? (page 66)
⽧ Supported Clients (page 66)
⽧ Configuring a VPN Connection (page 67)
⽧ Automatically Launching a VPN Connection (page 68)
This section walks you through configuring a VPN network, discusses the supported VPN
clients and shows you how to automatically lauch a VPN connection with Sprint SmartView.
What is a Virtual Private Network?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private network that can be accessed over a public
backbone network (like the Internet) without compromising the privacy of the VPN. Typically,
VPNs maintain their privacy by forming secure (encrypted) “tunnels” directly to users who
access them. For example, a company might set up a VPN for its employees to access their
corporate network securely when they are away from the office.
The software responsible for forming the tunnel with the private network is called a VPN client.
Because the VPN client and the private network exchange data in an encrypted format, no one
on the public network over which this information passes can access it.
Supported Clients
Although Sprint SmartView is not a VPN client itself, it can automate the launching of VPN client
software when needed. Sprint SmartView has been tested with the following VPN clients and
even automates certain tasks for these clients:
● Microsoft
● Cisco
● Nortel
● Checkpoint
● NetMotion
Sprint SmartView can also launch other VPN clients, but may require more manual
configuration to do so.
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Configuring a VPN Connection
As with any other secure network, accessing a VPN requires some security-related
configuration. Perform these steps:
1. Consult the administrator of the VPN you wish to access. The administrator will
provide you with VPN client software and instructions for establishing VPN
connections.
2. If the VPN client software is not already installed on your system, install it now.
(Microsoft's VPN client is pre-installed on most versions of Windows.)
3. Follow your administrator’s instructions for setting up a VPN Login Profile.
4. Access the VPN tab by selecting the Settings option in the Tools menu and then
clicking the VPN tab. (Click Tools > Settings > VPN.)
5. If the VPN client software you are using is supported by Sprint SmartView, select Use
existing VPN profile. Then, specify the client software and the Login Profile that you
want to use.
If the VPN client software you are using is NOT supported by Sprint SmartView, select
Use third party VPN client. Then, click Browse to specify the location of the client
software that you are using.
6. Click OK to exit the Settings window.
Once VPN settings have been configured, there are two ways to start a VPN connection.
● Automatically start a VPN session upon connection by configuring a network profile
to do so.
● Manually launch the VPN client by clicking the VPN indicator (button that displays a
padlock icon) in Sprint SmartView’s main window.
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Automatically Launching a VPN Connection
You can configure a network profile to automatically launch the VPN client and log into a VPN
once the connection to the public network is established. Follow these steps:
1. If you have not already done so, configure the connection settings for the VPN you wish to
connect to. (See “Configuring a VPN Connection” on page 67.)
2. Open the Profiles window. (Click Tools > Profiles.)
3. In the left pane, select the profile for which you want to automate VPN connections.
4. Click Edit. The Edit Profile window for the selected profile appears.
5. If the General tab is not already selected, select it now.
6. Select the Auto Launch check box.
7. Click OK to exit.
Tip: If you want the VPN client to be launched automatically with all (or most) of the new profiles you create,
consider selecting the Auto Launch check box on the VPN tab of the Settings window. This
configures the default behavior of all newly created profiles.
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Network Profiles
Network Profiles
⽧ What is a Network Profile? (page 69)
⽧ The Profiles Window (page 70)
⽧ Network Profile Priority (page 70)
⽧ Creating a Profile for a WiFi Network (page 71)
⽧ Automatic Profile Creation Settings (page 73)
⽧ Editing a Network Profile (page 74)
⽧ Deleting a Network Profile (page 74)
⽧ Profile Properties: WiFi (page 75)
⽧ Profile Properties: Mobile (page 76)
⽧ Profile Properties: Add Mobile Profile (page 77)
⽧ Profile Properties: IP Settings (page 78)
⽧ Profile Properties: General (page 84)
This section describes network profiles and walks you through creating, editing, and
deleting network profiles.
What is a Network Profile?
A network profile is a saved configuration for connecting to a particular network. Some
profiles, such as the profile used to establish a Sprint Mobile Broadband connection, are
predefined. Additional network profiles for other types of connections can be created in the
Profiles window.
Network profiles have the following advantages:
● You can configure Sprint SmartView to automatically connect to a network profile
whenever the associated network is available.
● If the last network you connected to is not available, the Sprint SmartView software
uses the priorities of all defined network profiles to select a network to connect to,
regardless of whether it is in automatic or manual connection mode. In manual
mode, the selected network is presented as the default for manual connection. This
allows the same easy, one click connection to an alternate network.
● You can automate steps in the connection process, such as entering an encryption
key or logging into a VPN, so that you don't have to perform these actions each time
you connect.
Moreover, you must have a profile to connect to:
● Closed WiFi networks. (See “Accessing a Closed Network” on page 38.)
● A mobile broadband network. (Sprint SmartView creates a profile for you
automatically when you connect a Sprint Mobile Broadband Device.)
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● A WiMAX network. (An appropriate profile is created for you when you install the Sprint
SmartView software.)
The Profiles Window
Network profiles can be added and configured in the Profiles window. To access the Profiles
window, select Profiles from the Tools menu.
Network Profile Priority
In the Profiles window, profiles are listed in order of priority. When selecting a network to
connect to, Sprint SmartView will go down the list from top to bottom, selecting the first network
profile for which all of the following are true.
● The network described by the profile is available.
● A device capable of connecting to the network is connected to your computer and ready.
● The Connection options field on the General tab in the profile's configuration is set to
either “Automatic” or “Prompt.”
Profile priority also determines when Sprint SmartView will automatically switch from one
network to another. If you are connected to one network and a higher priority network becomes
available, Sprint SmartView will switch to the higher priority network.
Changing Profile Priority
To change the priority of a specific profile, select the profile whose priority you would like to
change. Then, click Up or Down to move the profile up or down the list.
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Perform these steps to create a WiFi network profile.
1. Click Tools > Profiles. The Profiles window will be displayed.
2. Select Add New Profile from the Settings menu. A list of network profile types appears.
3. Select WiFi and then click Add to launch the wizard used to create WiFi network
profles.
4. In the SSID field, enter the broadcast name of the network to which you will be
connecting. Note that the name entered here must match the SSID (Service Set
IDentifier) used by the network exactly.
5. If the network is a Closed network, select the This is a non-broadcasted network check
box.
6. If the network whose profile you are configuring does not use WEP or WPA encryption,
leave the Enable data encryption check box cleared.
–or–
If the network uses WEP or WPA encryption, select the Enable data encryption check
box and configure the WiFi Data Encryption Settings as explained in “Configuring WiFi
Data Encryption” on page 72.
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Creating a Profile for a WiFi Network
7. Click Next. The General page appears (see page 84).
8. Configure the settings in the General page as desired and then click Finish.
Configuring WiFi Data Encryption
1. Contact the administrator of the network you wish to access to obtain any necessary
information such as the security method used or the encryption keys required.
2. Select the Enable data encryption check box.
3. Select the appropriate Authentication method for this network. Supported authentication
methods include the following:
䡲 None: For an unencrypted network.
䡲 WEP-OPEN (Normal Method): This is the standard WEP encryption method.
䡲 WEP-SHARED: This variant of WEP uses an encryption key that is pre-shared between
the parties of the connection.
䡲 WPA (TKIP or AES): If you select this method, you will need to configure 802.1x
Authentication using the fields in the lower half of the page.
䡲 WPA-PSK (TKIP or AES): If you select this method, you will need to enter your
pre-shared key in the “Network key” fields.
䡲 WPA2 (TKIP or AES): If you select this method, you will need to configure 802.1x
Authentication using the fields in the lower half of the page.
䡲 WPA2-PSK (TKIP or AES): If you select this method, you will need to enter your
pre-shared key in the “Network key” fields.
Note: The WPA methods listed above will only be displayed if your WiFi adapter supports WPA security.
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their names, you must enter the encryption key for this network in Network key and
Confirm network key fields.
If you selected one of the WPA or WPA2 methods that don't have “PSK” in their
names, you must configure 802.1x Authentication. Follow these steps to enable 802.1x
Authentication when connecting to this network:
a. Select the Enable 802.1x authentication check box.
b. Select the EAP Type from the EAP type dropdown menu.
c. Click Properties to configure the settings for the selected EAP type.
If you selected “WEP-OPEN” as the authentication method, you can either enter an
encryption key in the Network key fields or complete the 802.1x Authentication section.
Automatic Profile Creation Settings
If you wish, Sprint SmartView can automatically create network profiles for each new WiFi
network you successfully connect to. The setting that controls this can be found by clicking
Settings > WiFi Network Options in the Profiles window. Choose from the following options:
● Automatically save all networks that I connect to – Sprint SmartView will create a new
profile for every new WiFi network you successfully connect to.
● Prompt me before saving network settings – Sprint SmartView will ask you if you want
to create a new profile each time you successfully connect to a new network.
● Allow manual input of network settings only – Sprint SmartView will not automatically
create network profiles.
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4. If you selected WEP-SHARED or one of the WPA or WPA2 methods that have “PSK” in
Editing a Network Profile
You can edit all settings for network profiles you have created yourself and all of settings for
profiles that were created automatically for you when you connected to a WiFi network. A
reduced set of parameters will be available for modification in profiles that were created for you
by Sprint.
1. Click Tools > Profiles. The Profiles window appears.
2. Select the profile you wish to edit in the left pane of the window.
3. Click Edit. A tabbed interface showing all the user-editable settings of the selected profile
appears. Depending on the type of profile you are editing, the following tabs may be
displayed:
䡲 WiFi (see page 75)
䡲 Mobile (see page 76)
䡲 Add Mobile Profile (see page 77)
䡲 IP Settings (see page 78)
䡲 General (see page 84)
4. Make the desired changes.
5. Click OK when you are finished.
Deleting a Network Profile
Follow these steps to delete a network profile from the Profiles window:
1. Select Profiles from the Tools menu. The Profiles window will be displayed.
2. Select the profile that you want to delete from the list in the left pane of the window.
3. Click Remove. A prompt asks if you are sure you want to delete this profile.
4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the profile.
Note: You can delete any profile that you created or that was created automatically for you when you
connected to a WiFi network successfully. You cannot delete network profiles that were created for
you by Sprint.
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The WiFi page contains the security settings for WiFi network profiles.
● The window pictured on the left below appears when creating a new profile.
● The tabbed version on the right appears when editing an existing profile.
Although the window controls vary, the actual parameters included are identical for both
versions.
Follow these steps to configure WiFi network security:
1. In the SSID field, enter the name broadcast by the network for which you are creating
a profile. The name entered here must match the SSID (Service Set IDentifier) used by
the network exactly.
2. If this is a closed network, select the This is a non-broadcasted network (closed) check
box.
3. If the network does not use WEP or WPA encryption, leave Enable data encryption
unchecked.
–or–
If the network does use WEP or WPA encryption, select the Enable data encryption
check box and configure the WiFi data encryption settings. (See “Configuring WiFi
Data Encryption” on page 72.)
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Profile Properties: WiFi
Profile Properties: Mobile
This Mobile page contains the basic settings for GSM network profiles. It is not included in any
other profile type.
● The window pictured on the left below appears when creating a new profile.
● The tabbed version on the right appears when editing an existing profile
Although the window controls vary, the actual parameters included are identical for both
versions.
Service
The name of the network for which you are creating this profile. It is not editable.
Service Type
Select the type of service provided by this network. Most GSM networks now provide packet
data service. So, the correct selection here would be “Packet.” A few networks, however, may
still be using the older GSM/CSD for Data Connections. In this case, “Circuit” would be the
correct selection.
Note: If you have selected a network that only provides one type of service, this menu will only include the
type that is provided by the selected network.
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This is the telephone number that your device must dial in order to connect to this network.
In most cases, the dialed number for the selected network will have been pre-entered for
you (and will not be editable). However, if you are creating a custom profile, you must enter
the appropriate number here. If you do not know the appropriate information for this
network, contact the network provider.
Access Point Name
This is the name of the Wireless Access Point (WAP) that your GSM device communicates
with when connected to this network. In most cases, the Access Point Name for the
selected network will have been pre-entered for you (and will not be editable). However, if
you are creating a custom profile, you must enter the appropriate number here. If you do not
know the appropriate information for this network, contact the network provider.
Profile Properties: Add Mobile Profile
The Add Mobile Profile page displays the basic settings for CDMA mobile broadband
network profiles such as the profile used to connect to the Sprint network domestically. It is
not included in any other profile type.
● The window pictured below appears when editing a CDMA profile. Note, however,
that the Add Mobile Profile page is for informational purposes only. Users cannot edit
the settings on this page.
● Since users cannot create CDMA profiles, no other version of the Add Mobile Profile
page will appear.
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Dialed Number
Service
The name of the network for which you are creating this profile. It is not editable.
Service Type
The type of service provided by this network (EVDO, 1xRTT or QNC). For the Sprint network, this
is set to Auto, which tells the Sprint SmartView software to select the fastest connection
technology available at a given location.
Dialed Number
This is the telephone number that your CDMA device must dial in order to connect to the Sprint
network.
MIP Profile Number
CDMA devices store connection information internally in structures known as MIP profiles. This
field indicates which MIP profile your CDMA device is using to establish connections to the
Sprint network.
Profile Properties: IP Settings
The IP Settings page allows you to configure the Internet Protocol (IP) addressing to be used
with a particular profile. It is available only for mobile broadband profiles.
● The window pictured on the left below appears when creating a new profile.
● The tabbed version on the right appears when editing an existing profile.
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Although the window controls vary, the actual parameters included are identical for both
versions.
Profile IP Address
The settings in the top group specify the IP address that your system will use when
connected to this network. The default selection, Obtain IP address automatically, instructs
Sprint SmartView to ask the network to assign it an appropriate address each time it
connects. This is the correct setting for most network profiles.
However, if the network does not support automatic address assignment, you can enter
appropriate values manually by selecting Use the following IP address. Contact the
administrator of the network whose profile you are configuring to obtain appropriate values
for these fields.
Profile DNS Server
The settings in the lower group specify the address of the name server that your system
should use to translate names (for example, “Sprint.com”) to numerical addresses when
connected to this network. The default selection, Obtain DNS server address automatically,
instructs Sprint SmartView to ask the network to provide the address of a name server each
time it connects. This is the correct setting for most network profiles.
However, if the network does not support automatic DNS server assignment, you can enter
appropriate values manually by selecting Use the following DNS server address. Contact the
administrator of the network whose profile you are configuring to obtain appropriate values
for these fields.
Alternately, click Advanced to configure detailed settings for DNS and WINS servers.
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Advanced
Clicking Advanced opens the Advanced IP Settings window. This window allows you to
configure advanced settings pertaining to naming services and protocols to be used with a
particular network profile. There are three tabs in this interface:
● DNS (see page 80)
● WINS (see page 82)
● Protocols (see page 83)
Advanced IP Settings: DNS Tab
The DNS tab in the Advanced window allows you to configure the advanced settings pertaining
to Domain Name Server usage.
DNS server addresses, in order of use
This is a list of DNS servers that may be used. The first listed will be tried first. The second
server listed will be used if the first is not available, etc. To add a server to the list, click Add and
then enter the IP address for that server. If you wish to change the order in which servers are
listed, use the arrows on the right.
Append primary and connection-specific DNS suffixes
Selecting this option specifies that when attempting to resolve an unqualified DNS name, your
computer will send two different name resolution queries:
● The first query it sends is based on the “Domain” portion of your computer's name
(which can be found by clicking on the System icon in the Control Panel). So, if the
computer is attempting to resolve the name “pc21” and the Domain portion of your
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computer's name was “mycompany.com,” the first query sent would be for
“pc21.mycompany.com.”
● The second query sent is based on the DNS suffix entered in DNS suffix for this
connection (see below). So, if you entered “sales.mycompany.com” in that space,
your computer would also attempt to resolve “pc21.sales.mycompany.com.” This
query is only sent if a DNS suffix is entered in the space provided.
The local setting is used only if the associated group policy is disabled or unspecified.
Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix
Selecting this check box specifies that your computer should also send queries based on
the parent domains in your computer’s name (up to the second level domain). For example,
if your computer is attempting to resolve the name “pc21” and its own name includes the
domain named “us.sales.mycompany.com,” it would query for “pc21.mycompany.com” and
“pc21.sales.mycompany.com” in addition to the standard query for
“pc21.us.sales.mycompany.com.”
Append these DNS suffixes (in order)
Selecting this option specifies that when attempting to resolve unqualified DNS Names,
your computer will formulate a query based on each of the domains listed in the box
directly below this option. For example, if your computer is attempting to resolve the name
“pc21” and the domains “sales.mycompany.com” and “mycompany.com” appear in the list,
your computer will query for “pc21.sales.mycompany.com” and “pc21.mycompany.com.”
The local setting is used only if the associated group policy is disabled or unspecified.
DNS suffix for this connection
If you wish to specify a DNS suffix for this connection, enter it here.
Note: If you enter a DNS suffix here, it will override any suffix assigned dynamically by a DHCP server. The
local setting is used only if the associated group policy is disabled or ignored.
Register this connection’s addresses in DNS
Selecting this check box specifies that the computer should attempt to dynamically register
this connection’s IP Address (through DNS) using the full computer name specified on the
Computer Name tab (available under System in the Windows Control Panel). The local
setting is used only if the group policy is disabled or unspecified.
Use this connection’s DNS suffix in DNS registration
Specifies whether DNS dynamic update is used to register the IP addresses and the
connection-specific domain name of this connection. The connection-specific domain
name of this connection is the concatenation of the computer name (which is the first label
of the full computer name) and the DNS suffix of this connection. The full computer name is
specified on the Computer Name tab (available under System in the Windows Control
Panel). If Register this connection's addresses in DNS is checked, this registration is in
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addition to the DNS registration of the full computer name. The local setting is used only if the
associated group policy is disabled or ignored.
Advanced IP Settings: WINS Tab
The list of WINS Servers on the WINS tab of the Advanced IP Settings window is used to resolve
NetBIOS Names (typically used by Windows Workgroups). To add a server to the list, click Add
and then enter the IP address of the desired server.
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The Protocols tab of the Advanced IP Settings window lists additional protocols that may be
used with this connection. Select the check box for the protocols you wish to use.
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Profile Properties: General
The General page contains settings that apply to all types of network profiles.
● The window pictured on the left below appears when creating a new profile.
● The tab version on the right appears when editing an existing profile.
Although the window controls vary, the actual parameters included are identical for both
versions.
Note: Some of the options pictured on this page may not be available if you are editing a profile created for
you by Sprint.
Profile name
The name entered here will be displayed in the Network Profiles window and Sprint
SmartView’s main window.
Connection options
This setting controls what Sprint SmartView will do when it detects the network to which this
profile applies. Select one of the following options:
● Automatic – Sprint SmartView will automatically connect to this network whenever it is
detected.
● Prompt – Sprint SmartView will ask you whether to connect to this network each time the
network is detected.
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Auto Launch
Select this check box if you would like to automatically launch the VPN client software when
you establish a connection to this network.
Enable Application Launcher
If this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will launch selected applications whenever it
establishes a connection to this network. For an application to be launched in this manner,
the following must also be true:
● The application must be listed on the App Launcher tab of the Settings window.
● The Launch Options field in the Monitor Details window must be set to either “Prompt”
or “Auto.”
If this check box is not selected, these applications will not be launched.
Disable IE’s manual proxy settings on connect
If you normally connect to the Internet through a proxy server (this is common on corporate
LANs), you may experience difficulty connecting to the Internet with Internet Explorer when
you are traveling. This is because Internet Explorer is trying to connect through a proxy
server that is on your home network rather than on the network to which you are connected.
If this is the case, you can select this check box to disable proxy server settings while you
are connected using this profile.
Launch browser window on connect
Select this check box to automatically launch your browser each time you connect to this
network. If you want the browser to start at a particular Web page each time you connect to
this network, enter the address for that Web page in the Start URL field.
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● Manual – You must manually initiate connections to this network (either by using the
controls in the main window or by selecting it in the Profiles window and then clicking
Connect). Sprint SmartView will not connect to this network automatically.
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Section 6
Settings
Section 6A
Sprint SmartView Settings
⽧ The Acceleration Tab (page 88)
⽧ The App Launcher Tab (page 91)
⽧ The Client Tab (page 92)
⽧ The Hardware Tab (page 94)
⽧ The Device List (page 96)
⽧ Device Properties Window: CDMA Version (page 97)
⽧ Device Properties Window: GSM Version (page 100)
⽧ The Location/GPS Tab (page 103)
⽧ The Sounds Tab (page 105)
⽧ The Updates Tab (page 106)
⽧ The VPN Tab (page 107)
This section describes the tabs located on the Settings window. The Settings window allows
you to configure how Sprint SmartView behaves, including how it connects to networks, the
sounds it produces, and when it retrieves updates.
To access the Settings window:
䡵 Select Settings in the Tools menu. (From the main window, click Tools > Settings.)
The Acceleration Tab
If you enabled data acceleration when you installed the Sprint SmartView software, the settings
window will include an Acceleration tab. (Click Tools > Settings > Acceleration.)
When connected to a mobile broadband network that supports data acceleration, Sprint
SmartView can employ data compression and acceleration techniques to enhance your
connection speed. Use settings in the Acceleration tab to configure the data acceleration
employed.
● The group of settings marked Acceleration is responsible for enabling and disabling the
acceleration feature.
● The group of settings marked Acceleration Level configures the amount of acceleration
used.
Note: Data compression is in effect only when Sprint SmartView is connected to a network that supports it
and has successfully negotiated a session with that network's data acceleration server. It is not
currently supported on 64-bit Windows systems.
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Enabling and Disabling Acceleration
The group of settings marked Acceleration is responsible for enabling and disabling the
acceleration feature. The following items are in this group:
Startup type
This determines whether the data acceleration client automatically starts itself whenever a
mobile broadband connection is established, or whether your must manually click Start to
enable the acceleration client. The client will always detect if it cannot accelerate a
particular session and will disable itself in such cases. Examples of this would include a
VPN connection where the data is encrypted and cannot be optimized by the acceleration
server in the provider network.
Start/Stop
If the startup type is set to Manual, you can click Start/Stop to enable and disable data
acceleration.
Client
This field displays the name of the acceleration client software that has been installed to
perform data acceleration tasks.
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Install/Uninstall
If the data acceleration client is currently installed, click Uninstall to remove it from your system.
(This will disable acceleration entirely.)
On Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems, the uninstall option will be unavailable (grayed out)
because of restrictions in the Windows security configuration. Running the application as an
administrator will allow access to this option. Follow these steps:
1. Close the Sprint SmartView software.
2. Right click on the Sprint SmartView icon on your computer’s desktop. A short menu
appears.
3. Select Run As Administrator from this menu.
If the data acceleration client is not currently installed, click Install to install it.
Note: Uninstall allows the Acceleration client to be uninstalled from your computer. This function should
be used only if the installation and operation of the Acceleration client impacts user performance or
conflicts with another program installed on your computer.
Status
This indicates whether or not data acceleration is currently enabled.
Configuring Acceleration Levels
The slider in the Acceleration Level box allows the user to control the level of performance
optimization and to balance that against the level of quality desired in the displayed graphics.
The higher the level of acceleration, the lower the quality of the graphic images on a web page.
The highest acceleration setting disables receipt of all graphic images on Web pages. The
sample images to the right of this control show the typical graphical quality of each setting.
Click Default in this area to return to the default acceleration levels.
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Applications listed on this tab will appear in the Application Launch menu. (See
“Launching External Applications” on page 44.) In addition to adding and removing
applications from the list, you can specify whether each application will be automatically
launched when you connect and whether you want to automatically disconnect when a
particular application is shut down.
To access the App Launcher tab, click Tools > Settings > App Launcher.
For more detailed information about the App Launcher, see “The Application Launcher” on
page 44.
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The App Launcher Tab
The Client Tab
The Client tab contains general settings for the Sprint SmartView software. (Click Tools >
Settings > Client.)
User interface is always on top
When this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will always appear on top of other
application windows.
Enable Splash screen
If this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView displays a splash screen while it starts up.
Automatically run this application on machine startup
When this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will be launched automatically each time
you start your computer.
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When this check box is selected (default), a timer will be displayed in the main window,
showing how long the current connection has been established.
Use this as my default Wi-Fi management utility
Select this check box if you want to use Sprint SmartView to manage your WiFi
connections.
Clear this checkbox if you have another WiFi management utility that you would rather use
instead of Sprint SmartView. Sprint SmartView’s WiFi functions will and WiFi will not appear
in Sprint SmartView's user interface.
Start in System tray
This setting works with the “Automatically run this application on machine startup” setting.
When the “Automatically run this application on machine startup” check box is selected
and this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will automatically start minimized to the
System tray each time you start your computer. If the “Automatically run this application on
machine startup" check box is cleared, this setting does nothing.
Transparency
This menu allows you to increase the transparency of Sprint SmartView’s main window.
Zoom
This menu lets you stretch the main user interface up to twice its default size.
Reset all warning messages
By clicking Reset, you can restore all warning messages that you may have disabled to
their default display settings.
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Display Connection Timer
The Hardware Tab
The Hardware tab is used to configure hardware-related settings for establishing a connection. 
(Click Tools > Settings > Hardware.)
The following items can be found on this tab:
The Device List
This four-column table takes up most of the tab’s area. It is a list of all the devices connected to
your computer that may be used to establish network connections. From the Device List, you
can:
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Enable and disable individual devices.
Choose from multiple devices of the same type.
Configure extended properties for mobile broadband devices.
Change other settings and functions for connected devices.
For more information, see “The Device List” on page 96.
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If there are two or more devices within a technology type and Automatic is selected in the
Selection column, the devices within that technology type can be reordered to specify
priority. The first device within a technology type has the highest priority for that technology
type. Use the Up and Down buttons, located below the Device List, to change the order in
which the devices are listed within their technology type.
Allow simultaneous connections
If this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will allow you to establish more than one
connection at a time. (For example, you could be connected to both WiFi and mobile
broadband concurrently.)
If this check box is NOT selected, Sprint SmartView will prompt you to disconnect before
allowing you to establish a second connection.
Note: Some VPN connections, such as those established with the Checkpoint VPN client, may be seen
as separate connections by the Sprint SmartView software. If the Allow simultaneous
connections check box is NOT selected, establishing such a VPN connection may trigger the
“Multiple Connections Not Allowed” error message.
Prompt before switching connections
When in automatic connection mode, the Sprint SmartView software can automatically
switch to a higher priority network if one becomes available. However, since the original
connection is shut down once the new connection is fully established, this has the potential
to disrupt any activity that was relying on the original connection.
If this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will prompt you for permission to switch
networks before it actually does so.
CDMA/WiMAX Dual-Mode Settings (Dual-Mode Devices Only)
These settings appear only if your Sprint Mobile Broadband device supports both CDMA
and WiMAX. Use these settings to specify when the Sprint SmartView software will switch
the device from WiMAX mode to CMDA mode. There are two options:
● Automatic – Whenever you connect your device, the Sprint SmartView software will
switch the device to WiMAX mode. If you fail to connect via WiMAX, the software will
switch the device to CDMA mode.
● CDMA Only – The Sprint SmartView software will leave the device in CDMA mode at
all times.
A third option, WiMAX Only, is not available at this time.
Profiles
Click Profiles to open the Profiles window.
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Device Priority
The Device List
The device list is a four-column table that appears at the top of the Hardware tab of the Settings
window. It is primarily used to select and configure connected devices.
Devices Column
This column lists all the network access devices installed on your computer, grouped by the
connection technologies they use. Each technology type heading is followed by the device
names of the specific devices of that type that are installed on your computer. The technology
types are:
● WiFi Devices
● WiMAX Devices
● Mobile Devices
Selection Column
This column allows you to specify which devices should be used to connect. The choices for
this column are:
Automatic: Sprint SmartView will automatically choose the best device for this technology type.
Disabled: This option is necessary for some multi-function devices that can connect to only one
type of network at a time. For example, you may have a WiFi/mobile broadband network
adapter that can’t access both types of network simultaneously. When using such an adapter,
you may have to temporarily shut down Sprint SmartView's access to one of these modes
when you wish to use the other mode.
Manual: You can manually select the device to be used. After selecting this option, select the
check box for the device you wish to use.
Status Column
This column identifies the operational status of the device (on or off).
Settings Column
If there are additional properties that may be configured for a specific device type, you will see a
Modify button in this column. Click this button to open the Device Properties window, which
provides additional configuration options for the device. There are three versions of this window:
● CDMA (see page 97)
● GSM (see page 100)
● WiMAX (see page 102)
Note: If you click the button next to the Mobile Devices heading, you will get either the GSM or the CDMA
version of the pop-up window, depending on which type of device is currently selected.
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The CDMA version of the Device Properties window contains four sections that are used to
configure the behavior of CDMA devices connected to your computer.
Roaming Selection
The options in this group dictate whether Sprint SmartView will attempt to connect to a
roaming network. Consult your service agreement for more information about roaming
service and any charges that such service might incur. You can choose one of these
options:
● Auto – Connect to the Nationwide Sprint Network when it is available, using roaming
networks only when Sprint service is not available. If “Allow International Access” is
checked, Sprint SmartView will include International roaming networks. Otherwise,
only domestic roaming networks will be included in the automatic selection.
● Sprint Only – Connect only to the Nationwide Sprint Network. Never connect to other
networks.
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Device Properties Window: CDMA Version
Make a selection in the Roam Guard drop-down list box to specify whether you would like
Sprint SmartView to display a warning message when you are about to connect to a roaming
network for which there may be additional roaming charges.
● When Always Ask is selected, Sprint SmartView will always display the warning message
when connecting to a roaming network.
● When Never Ask is selected, Sprint SmartView will never display the warning message.
Auto Connect when device is available
Select this check box if you want a connection to be automatically established each time you
connect your device to your computer. The feature behaves slightly differently when RAS is
selected (below) than it does when NDIS is selected. (See “Automatic Connection Upon Device
Attachment” on page 25 for more information on the device-based autoconnect feature.)
Note: This check box is available only if the Allow Simultaneous Connections check box on the
Hardware settings tab is selected. Additionally, it will not be available if you are using a 3G/4G dual
mode device.
Connection Type
This group determines which software interface Sprint SmartView should use to communicate
with your device.
● NDIS allows more efficient communication with devices that support it.
● RAS is supported by more devices.
Note: Many devices support only one of these interfaces. If this is the case with your device, the interface
that your device supports will be selected by default and you will not be able to change the selection.
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This group of settings allows you to update the configuration files that reside on your device.
Choose from the following options:
● Select the Disable Service Updates check box to disable all updates to your device’s
configuration. This item disables all the other items in the Device Configuration group
and disables network-initiated updates of the same information.
● Click Activate Device if the selected device has not yet been activated. This will initiate
the device activation process. Note that this button will not be available if the selected
device has already been activated.
● Click Update PRL to download the latest Preferred Roaming List (PRL). The PRL
informs your device who Sprint's current roaming partners are. Keeping this list
current ensures that your device will select networks with the most reasonable
roaming fees.
● Click Update Profile to update the profile your device uses to establish connections.
● Click Update Firmware to download the latest version of your device's firmware (its
onboard operating software).
Note: This group of settings is available only for some devices and will be disabled for others.
Disable LED
Select this check box if you want to disable the light on your device.
Note: This box appears only if your 3G mobile device supports having its light disabled.
Select Device Mode
This option appears if you have a CDMA/GSM dual-mode device. Use it to select the mode
to be used by the device. Sprint CDMA for North America selects the CDMA mode of the
device. Sprint UMTS for Europe selects the GSM mode of the device.
Note: The Apply button will not be available if you change the selection in this menu. This is because
Device Properties is a completely different window for GSM than it is for CDMA. You must click OK
(which closes the window) to make the change
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Device Configuration
Device Properties Window: GSM Version
The GSM version of the Device Properties window is used to configure the behavior of GSM
mobile broadband devices connected to your computer.
Network Selection
This group’s settings control how Sprint SmartView selects which wireless network to connect
to when you are travelling internationally.
● Auto instructs Sprint SmartView to automatically select the best network to connect to
based on information provided by your wireless data service provider. In most cases, this
will provide the best connection available. This option is strongly recommended for all but
the most advanced users.
● Manual instructs Sprint SmartView to always connect to a specified network regardless of
the availability of other wireless networks. This is useful if you know of a specific network
that always provides you better service and you don’t mind occasional service outages
when the specified network is unavailable.
WARNING: When manually scanning for networks, Sprint SmartView currently displays all mobile networks
in the area. Some networks displayed may not allow you to connect. For this reason, manual
network selection is not recommended for most users.
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This menu allows you to specify which technology will be used to connect.
● 3G Only — Connect via 3G technologies.
● GPRS Only — Connect via 2G technologies.
● Automatic — Use the default behavior of your wireless device. (Note that this option
only appears if your device has a default behavior.)
Select Device Mode
This option appears if you have a CDMA/GSM dual-mode mobile broadband device. Use it
to select the mode to be used by the device. Sprint CDMA for North America selects the
CDMA mode of the device. Sprint UMTS for Europe selects the GSM mode of the device.
Note: The Apply button will not be available if you change the selection in this menu. This is because
Device Properties is a completely different window for GSM than it is for CDMA. You must click OK
(which closes the window) to make the change.
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Mode
Device Properties Window: WiMAX Version
The WiMAX version of the Device Properties window is used to configure the behavior of 4G
mobile broadband devices connected to your computer.
Note: This version of the window is accessable only if your 4G mobile device supports international
roaming.
This version of the window contains only one setting:
Allow International Access
Check this box if you want Sprint SmartView to be able to connect to connect to 4G networks
internationally. If you want to restrict 4G access to domestic networks only, leave this box
unchecked.
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The Location/GPS tab lets you configure how Sprint SmartView locates nearby restaurants,
banks, hotels, etc., using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in conjunction with Internetbased mapping and search services. (Click Tools > Settings > Location/GPS.)
Note: The settings on this tab will only be available if your device has a GPS function.
Disable GPS on Device
Selecting this check box disables GPS on your device and removes all GPS-related menu
items and buttons from Sprint SmartView’s user interface.
Automatically start GPS when a CDMA connection is established
If this check box is selected, Sprint SmartView will begin acquiring GPS data automatically
whenever you successfully connect to a CDMA mobile broadband network.
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The Location/GPS Tab
Mapping Service Default
Lets you select which mapping and search service you want to use when searching for nearby
restaurants, banks, etc.
GPS Mode
If your device supports multiple GPS modes, you can select which mode your device should
use.
Configure GPS Applications
Click this button to open the GPS Applications window. This window can be used to add more
application icons to the GPS Applications menu. (See “The GPS Applications Menu” on
page 58 for more information.)
Test GPS
Click this button to test the GPS functions of your device by querying the device for your current
location.
Note: Test results appear to the right. These data fields also appear when you hover over the GPS icon
while GPS is turned on. See “GPS Data Fields” on page 58 for their descriptions.
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The Sounds tab lets you configure Sprint SmartView to play a sound when various events
occur. (Click Tools > Settings > Sounds.) You can also specify the sounds that Sprint
SmartView plays. Select the Enable Sounds check box to enable this feature. Once the
feature is enabled, select the check box for an event you wish to associate with a sound,
and then click Browse to select the sound file (Windows .WAV format) for that event.
You can specify sounds for the following events:
Connected
Plays a sound when Sprint SmartView successfully connects to a WiFi network.
Lost Connection
Plays a sound when Sprint SmartView disconnects from or loses its connection to a WiFi
network.
Hotspot Authentication
Plays a sound when Sprint SmartView associates with a WiFi hotspot.
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The Sounds Tab
The Updates Tab
The Updates tab allows you to specify when updates to the Sprint SmartView software and its
databases are made. (Click Tools > Settings > Updates.)
Automatically download and install
Select this option to have Sprint SmartView automatically download and install product updates
at regular intervals.
Note: These updates are silent. You will not see the update wizard when updates are downloaded silently.
Prompt me to download and install
Select this option and enter an interval to have Sprint SmartView periodically prompt you to
download and install product updates.
Manually download and install
Select this option if you want product updates to be downloaded only when you click Update
Now.
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Click Update Now to have Sprint SmartView immediately check for available updates. If new
updates are available, an update wizard will appear. This wizard allows you to choose which
updates you want to download and install.
Apply Firmware Update
As part of its update process, Sprint SmartView can download updates to your device's
firmware. Normally, such an update will be installed as soon as it is downloaded. In some
cases, however, you can choose to defer the update’s installation until later. Click Apply
Firmware Update to install an update that you had earlier chosen to defer.
The VPN Tab
The VPN tab specifies how Sprint SmartView accesses Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). 
(Click Tools > Settings > VPN.)
Selecting Do not use VPN disables Sprint SmartView's VPN feature. Select this option if you
do not plan to establish VPN connections.
You must choose one of the other two options and fill in the corresponding fields if you wish
to do either of the following things:
● Connect to a VPN by clicking the VPN icon in the main window.
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Update Now
● Automatically log into a VPN when you connect to a specific network. (See “Auto Launch”
on page 108.)
Use existing VPN profile
Select this option if the VPN client software you will be using is supported by Sprint SmartView.
Then, specify the supported VPN client software and the Login Profile that you want to use. (See
“Supported Clients” on page 66 for more information on supported VPN client software.)
Use third party VPN client
Select this option if the VPN client software you will be using is not supported by Sprint
SmartView, and then follow these steps:
1. Click Browse.
2. Select the program file to be launched.
3. Click Open. The path of the selected file should now appear in the Command line field.
4. If the VPN client software requires that additional parameters be included after the
program filename on the command line, these may be entered in the Parameters field.
Consult the documentation for the VPN client to determine if such parameters are needed.
See “Supported Clients” on page 66 for more information on which VPN client software is
supported.
Auto Launch
Select this check box if you want new network profiles created to automatically launch the VPN
software specified above each time you connect. Note that this is only a default. You can
change this setting for an individual profile by selecting or clearing the VPN Auto Launch check
box on the General tab of the properties for the desired profile. (See “Automatically Launching a
VPN Connection” on page 68 for more information.)
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Section 7
Troubleshooting and FAQ
Section 7A
Troubleshooting Tools
⽧ Event History Manager (page 110)
⽧ WiFi Network Info (page 111)
⽧ The Mobile Info Window (page 113)
⽧ The WiMAX Info Window (page 116)
⽧ About Sprint SmartView (page 119)
This section provides additional information on using Sprint SmartView’s troubleshooting tools
and procedures to resolve connection problems. Included are some frequently asked questions
about troubleshooting Sprint SmartView.
Event History Manager
The Event History Manager (shown below) can be viewed from the Help menu in the main
window. Click Help > Event History Manager to see events that have been logged (for example,
connections, disconnections, errors).
From this window, you can:
● Double-click any item in the list to see more information about that event
● Use the options in the Filter by field to limit the events displayed to a particular date range,
connection technology, or event type.
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Note: Byte totals displayed are approximate and are not used to calculate data charges.
● Click Reset Event History to delete all the currently logged events and reset the usage
data to 0.
Note: For WiFi connections, the usage estimates assume 1,500 bytes per packet received and 150 bytes
per packet sent.
WiFi Network Info
To view information about a WiFi network you are connected to or about your current WiFi
device, click Tools > WiFi Info.
Network Tab
The Network tab contains information about the IP settings for and the amount of activity on
your current WiFi connection (if any).
● IP address – The Internet address your computer is using for the current WiFi network
connection. Ordinarily, the address displayed here is assigned only for the duration of
the current connection. It is most likely not permanently assigned to your computer.
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● Check your total usage data for mobile broadband, WiFi, or WiMAX by viewing the
statistics in lower right corner of the window.
● Gateway – The address of the device that is responsible for routing all of the network
traffic you send over the WiFi connection.
● DNS server – The address of the server your computer is using to translate Internet
addresses from text to numeric format and back. For example, your browser might use
the DNS server to convert sprint.com to 206.159.101.241.
● DHCP server – The address of the server that assigned your computer’s network
configuration for the current wireless connection.
● WINS server – The address of the server (if any) that your computer is using to find the
names of computers on a Windows network.
● Activity – The number of packets of data that your computer has sent and received over
the WiFi connection since it was established.
Device Tab
The Device tab contains information about your current WiFi device (if any).
● Vendor description – The name of your WiFi device, as reported by its onboard operating
software.
● MAC address – The Hardware Address of the device. MAC (Media Access Control)
addresses are unique number sequences assigned by the device’s manufacturer and
usually cannot be altered. These addresses are used for transferring data by hardwarelevel protocols such as Ethernet and 802.11 (WiFi). Higher level protocols such as the
TCP/IP Protocol Suite used by the Internet have their own addressing schemes, but still
rely on the hardware-level protocol for the transfer of data between individual nodes on a
network.
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The Mobile Info Window
To view information about your mobile broadband device or your current mobile
broadband connection (if any), select Mobile Info from the Tools menu.
Note: The information displayed in this window is provided by your device and its drivers. If the device
does not provide this information or the information provided is incorrect, this will be reflected in the
displayed data.
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● Driver version – The version of the driver for the device that is currently installed on
your computer.
● Firmware version – The version of the device's onboard operating software.
Device Tab
The Device tab displays information about your current mobile device (if any).
Hardware information
● Device name – The name used internally by software applications to uniquely identify
your mobile broadband device.
● Device description – The user-friendly name of your device.
● Manufacturer – The name of the manufacturer of your device.
● Modem model – The model name of your device.
● Revision – The revision field contains manufacturer-specific information about the version
of your device. It may, for example, contain additional information about your device's
model number or its firmware version.
● ESN – Your mobile broadband device’s Electronic Serial Number.
● Technology – The type of mobile broadband device you are using (CDMA or GSM).
● Firmware version – The version of your device's onboard operating software.
● Hardware version – The version of your device's hardware.
● Modem port – The communications (COM) port that your device is currently attached to.
User information
● User name – Your Network Access Identity (NAI), usually in the form of
username@companyabc.com
● Phone Number (MDN) – The telephone number of your mobile broadband device.
● Home Carrier Name – The name of the wireless service provider that your device
considers to be its “home” network (“Sprint”).
● Home Carrier ID – The ID of the wireless service provider that your device considers to be
its “home” network.
● PRL version – The version of the file on your device that contains the Preferred Roaming
List.
● MSID (IMSI_S) – Your device's IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) code. The
IMSI allows any mobile network to identify the home country and network of the
subscriber.
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The Network tab contains information about the mobile network you are currently
connected to (if any).
Carrier information
● Network name – The name of the mobile carrier you are currently connected to.
● System ID – The ID of the network to which your device is currently connected.
Session information
● Connected – Indicates whether you are currently connected to a mobile broadband
network.
● Roaming – Indicates whether you are currently connected to a mobile broadband
network that is not your “home” network.
● MIP error – The last Mobile IP Error Code reported by your device.
● Signal strength (dBm) – The strength of the signal being received from this network,
expressed in dBm.
● Data sent – The amount of data sent over this connection since it was established (in
bytes).
● Data received – The amount of data received over the current connection (in bytes).
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● IP address – The IP Address you are using for the current mobile broadband connection.
Ordinarily, the address displayed here is assigned only for the duration of the current
connection. It is most likely NOT permanently assigned to your computer.
● Gateway address – The address of the default gateway that has been assigned to your
device.
● Workmode – The current workmode assignment for your device (if available).
The WiMAX Info Window
To view information about your WiMAX device and the WiMAX network you are currently
connected to (if any), select WiMAX Info from the Tools menu.
Network Tab
The Network tab contains information about the IP settings for and the amount of activity on
your current WiMAX connection (if any).
● IP address – The Internet address your computer is using for the current WiMAX network
connection. Ordinarily, the address displayed here is assigned only for the duration of the
current connection. It is most likely not permanently assigned to your computer.
● Gateway – The address of the device that is responsible for routing all of the network
traffic you send via WiMAX.
● DNS server – The address of the server your computer is using to translate Internet
addresses from text to numeric format and back. For example, your browser might use
the DNS server to convert sprint.com to 206.159.101.241.
● DHCP server – The address of the server that assigned your computer's network
configuration for the current WiMAX connection.
● WINS server – The address of the server (if any) that your computer is using to find the
names used by computers in a Windows workgroup.
● Activity – The number of packets of data that your computer has sent and received over
the WiMAX connection since it was established.
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Device Tab
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The Device tab contains information about your current WiMAX device (if any).
● MAC Address – The Hardware Address of the device. MAC (Media Access Control)
addresses are pre-configured by the device's manufacturer and usually cannot be
altered. These addresses are used for transferring data by hardware-level protocols
such as Ethernet or WiMAX. Higher level protocols such as the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
used by the Internet have their own addressing schemes, but still rely on the
hardware-level protocol for the transfer of data between individual nodes on a
network.
● Library Version – The version of the software interface of the device’s WiMAX chipset.
● Firmware Version – The version of your WiMAX device's onboard operating software.
● Driver Version – The version of the driver for the device that is currently installed on
your computer.
● BaseBand Chip – The version of the chip in your WiMAX device that formulates the
baseband WiMAX signal.
● RF Chip Version – The version of the chip in your WiMAX device that modulates and
multiplexes the baseband WiMAX signal for RF transmission.
● Calibration Status – Indicates whether your WiMAX device has been calibrated.
● Antenna Calib – The Sprint SmartView software does not currently output this data.
● Antenna Gain Diff – The Sprint SmartView software does not currently output this data.
● Tx Power Offset – The Sprint SmartView software does not currently output this data.
● MAC Version – The Sprint SmartView software does not currently output this data.
● Advanced – Click to open the Advanced WiMAX Information window.
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Advanced WiMAX Information
Clicking Advanced on the Device page of the WiMAX Info window opens the Advanced WiMAX
Information window (shown below). This window provides advanced information for
troubleshooting the WiMAX airlink.
● Rx Power – The strength of the signal being received by your WiMAX device.
● CINR – Carrier to Interference + Noise Ratio. This is an indication of how strong the
desired signal is compared to any interfering signals and noise. A value of 27 as shown
● BSID – Base Station ID. The BSID of the base station you are currently connected to.
● TX Power – The level of power being used for transmissions by your WiMAX device.
● Preamble Index – The Preamble Index of the WiMAX base station sector you are currently
connected to.
● NAP-ID - Network Access Point ID. The NAP-ID of the base station you are currently
connected to.
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Select About Sprint SmartView from the Help menu to open a window displaying version
information for the Sprint SmartView software and the phone number for Sprint Customer
Service.
Click System Info to open a window containing extensive information about your
computer's configuration. This information may be useful to a Customer Service
Representative should you need help in resolving a problem.
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About Sprint SmartView
Section 7B
Troubleshooting Procedures
⽧ Application Launch Issues (page 120)
⽧ Connection Issues (page 121)
⽧ Device Issues (page 122)
⽧ Numbered Errors (page 123)
This section provides troubleshooting information on application launch issues, device issues,
and interpreting numbered errors in Sprint SmartView.
Application Launch Issues
Application is not visible after launch
Sprint SmartView is designed to open in the display state from which it was last exited. As such,
it is possible that Sprint SmartView will launch directly to its minimized state, causing you to
assume that it is not running.
Resolution
Look for a minimized Sprint SmartView icon in the Windows taskbar. If Sprint SmartView is
present, just click on it to return it to its normal state.
Autolaunching of Sprint SmartView at startup
The Sprint SmartView installation can be configured to allow the application to automatically
launch when your computer boots up or when a new user logs into the machine. This may (or
may not) be the way you prefer it to behave.
Resolution
You can access the setting that controls this behavior by clicking Tools > Settings and then
selecting the Client tab. Select (or clear) the Automatically run this application on machine
startup check box to specify whether Sprint SmartView should be automatically launched.
Windows XP’s native WiFi management is shut down at startup
This behavior is intentional. Sprint SmartView provides significantly more powerful WiFi
management than XP’s native WiFi engine. However, if you prefer XP’s native tool, you can
disable Sprint SmartView’s WiFi management entirely. (See “Use this as my default Wi-Fi
management utility” on page 93 for more information.)
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Multiple Connections Not Allowed
This error message appears if both of the following conditions are met:
● The Allow simultaneous connections check box on the Hardware tab of the Settings
window (see page 95) is not selected.
● You attempted to establish a second connection while you were still connected using
another technology.
Note: VPN connections established by certain VPN client software (such as Check Point VPN) may appear
to Sprint SmartView as a second connection. In such cases, you may also see this error.
Resolution
To prevent this error message from appearing:
1. Open the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings.)
2. Select the Hardware tab.
3. Select the Allow simultaneous connections check box and click OK.
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Connection Issues
Device Issues
In some circumstances, Sprint SmartView will not be able to use your WiFi, WiMAX, or mobile
broadband device.
Device Disabled
WiFi and mobile broadband devices, like any other network adapter, can be disabled by
Microsoft Windows. The status text in Sprint SmartView's Main Window will indicate when a
device has been disabled. You can tell Windows to re-enable the device by following the
appropriate procedure below.
Windows XP
1. Open the Windows System Properties folder. The procedure for doing this depends on
whether “My Computer” is on your desktop or in the first level of the Start menu.
䡲 If “My Computer” is on your desktop, right click on the My Computer icon and then
select Properties from the menu that appears.
䡲 If “My Computer” is on the first level of the Start menu, select My Computer from the
Start menu and then click View System Information in the left column of the window
that appears.
2. Select the Hardware tab.
3. Click Device Manager. In the Device Manager window appears
4. Locate the disabled device in Device Manager. Most devices used by Sprint SmartView
will be listed under the Network Adapters heading, but a few may be listed under
Modems.
5. Right click on the disabled device and then select Enable from the menu that appears.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Display the Windows System Properties folder. The procedure for doing this depends on
whether “Computer” is on your desktop or in the first level of the Start menu.
䡲 If “Computer” is on your desktop, right click on the Computer icon and then select
Properties from the menu that appears.
䡲 If “Computer” is on the first level of the Start menu, select Computer from the Start
menu and then click System Properties at the top of the window that appears.
2. Click the Device Manager link in the left column. The Device Manager window appears
3. Locate the disabled device in Device Manager. Most devices used by Sprint SmartView
will be listed under the Network Adapters heading, but a few may be listed under
Modems.
4. Right click on the disabled device and then select Enable from the menu that appears.
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Sprint SmartView will display “No Wireless Device Detected” if it cannot communicate with
the wireless device.
Resolution
Causes for this may include:
● Devices (such as wireless phones) that must be tethered to your computer with a
data cable (such as USB), but are not currently properly connected. Make sure the
cables for devices that require them are properly attached to both your computer and
the device.
● External devices (such as wireless phones) that are not currently powered on. Make
sure external devices are switched on. Make sure the batteries of battery-powered
devices are charged. Make sure devices that must be plugged into an electrical outlet
are plugged in.
● PC Card, USB, or ExpressCard devices that are not properly inserted. Make sure such
devices are firmly seated in the appropriate slots.
● The wrong device is selected in the Hardware tab of the Settings window. Ordinarily,
Automatic selection should be specified in the Selection column. If Manual selection
is specified, verify that the selected device is the device you are trying to use. (See
“The Hardware Tab” on page 94 for more information.)
● No driver or incorrect driver installed. Ensure that the latest drivers for the device are
correctly installed according to the instructions of the device’s manufacturer.
Numbered Errors
Error 67
Your Sprint user name, password, or both may be incorrect. Possible causes include the
following:
● Sprint Mobile Broadband device account credentials have changed.
● Sprint Mobile Broadband device is no longer provisioned for service.
Resolution
● Click Tools > Update Data Profile IOTA. This instructs your device to update its
provisioning information so that it may properly use Sprint data services.
● Rerun the Activation Wizard. See page 5 for a tutorial on the Activation Wizard.
● Contact Sprint Customer Service to ensure that there are no problems with the
account.
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No Wireless Device Detected
Error 131
Your Sprint user name or password may be incorrect. Your Sprint Mobile Broadband device
account credentials may have changed.
Resolution
● Click Tools > Update Data Profile IOTA. This instructs your device to update its
provisioning information so that it may properly use Sprint data services.
● Rerun the Activation Wizard. See page 5 for a tutorial on the Activation Wizard.
Error 619
A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port used for this
connection was closed. Possible causes for this error include the following:
● Network resources are unavailable.
● Attempting to reconnect before your device has finished disconnecting from a previous
call.
● Your device may be malfunctioning.
Resolution
● Wait 30 seconds, and then try to connect again.
● Remove the device and reinsert it into the computer.
● Reboot the computer.
Error 628
The connection was terminated by the remote computer before it could be completed. Possible
causes for this error include the following:
● Call was dropped due to poor signal.
● Call was dropped due to network congestion.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window, exterior wall or move to a higher level. Re-orienting
the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 30 seconds, and then try to connect again.
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The device is already in use or is not configured properly. Possible causes for this error
include:
● There is a problem with some of the drivers installed for the wireless device.
● Another application such as a fax program or PDA device software is attempting to
use the port.
Resolution
● Shut down all FAX and PDA software and launch Sprint SmartView again. Examples
of common applications that can cause this type of problem include: PalmSource
Hotsync, Microsoft ActiveSync, and Blackberry Desktop Manager.
● Uninstall any other wireless device connection management software installed on the
computer.
● Re-install Sprint SmartView.
Error 668
The connection was dropped. Possible causes for this error include:
● Call was dropped due to poor signal.
● Call was dropped due to network congestion.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window, exterior wall, or a higher level. Reorienting the
computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Reboot the computer.
● Click Tools > Update Data Profile IOTA. This instructs your device to update its
provisioning Information so that it may properly use Sprint data services.
Error 678
The remote computer is not responding. Possible causes for this error include:
● Poor signal.
● Network resources are unavailable.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall or move to a higher level.
Reorienting the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 30 seconds, and then try to connect again.
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Error 633
Error 691
Access was denied because the supplied user name, password, or both is invalid on the
domain. Possible causes for this error include:
● Poor signal.
● Sprint Mobile Broadband device account credentials have changed.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall or move to a higher level. Reorienting
the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Reboot the computer.
● Click Tools > Update Data Profile IOTA. This instructs your device to update its
provisioning information so that it may properly use Sprint data services.
Error 692
There was a hardware failure in the device. Possible causes of this error include:
● Wireless device is defective or broken.
● Problem with PC Card Slot, ExpressCard slot, or USB port.
Resolution
● Close Sprint SmartView, reinsert the device, and launch Sprint SmartView again.
● Reboot the computer.
● Try connecting the device to another slot (or port).
Error 718
PPP/Network Timeout. Possible causes for this error include:
● Poor signal.
● Network resources are unavailable.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall or move to a higher level. Reorienting
the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 30 seconds, and then try to connect again.
● Reboot the computer.
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PPP termination by remote machine. Possible causes for this error include the following:
● Poor signal.
● Network resources are unavailable.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall, or move to a higher level.
Reorienting the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 30 seconds, and then try to connect again.
● Reboot the computer.
Error 777
The connection attempt failed because the connecting device on the remote computer is
out of order. Possible causes for this error include:
● Poor signal.
● Network resources are unavailable.
● There is a problem with one of the wireless device drivers.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall, or move to a higher level.
Reorienting the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 30 seconds, then try to connect again.
● Close Sprint SmartView, reinsert the device, and launch Sprint SmartView again.
● Reboot the computer.
● Uninstall any other software that manages wireless connections (if it is present on the
computer).
● Reinstall Sprint SmartView.
Error 1012
Client-initiated IOTA (Internet Over The Air) fails. Possible causes for this error include:
● Poor signal.
● Network resources are unavailable.
● MDN (Phone Number) or MSID (Subscriber Identification Number) was entered
incorrectly in the Activation Wizard.
● The device has not been provisioned on the network yet.
Resolution
● If indoors, move closer to a window or exterior wall, or move to a higher level.
Reorienting the computer or wireless device may help as well.
● Wait 5 minutes and try to update the device profile.
● Rerun the Activation Wizard.
● Contact Sprint Customer Service to ensure that there are no problems with the
account.
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Error 719
Section 7C
Frequently Asked Questions
⽧ General Questions (page 128)
⽧ WiFi Questions (page 130)
⽧ Device Issues (page 130)
⽧ GPS Questions (page 132)
This section presents some Frequently Asked Questions to assist in your general understanding
of Sprint SmartView and assist when troubleshooting general issues with the software and
wireless devices.
General Questions
Why Does Sprint SmartView Shut Down Windows “Zero Config”?
“Zero Config” is the WiFi management utility built into Windows XP. Sprint SmartView provides
significantly enhanced WiFi management capabilities, such as:
● Automatically logging on to all of Sprint partner WiFi networks.
● Specifying connection priority on a network by network basis, allowing dynamic roaming
not only to other WiFi networks, but also to WiMAX and mobile broadband networks (and
vice versa).
● Optionally automatically shutting down your WiFi connection when you establish a
connection to another network technology, such as the local network at your home or
office.
● Configuring a VPN client, your browser, or many other applications to be automatically
launched when you connect to selected WiFi networks.
In order to provide these enhanced capabilities, Sprint SmartView must manage WiFi
connections itself. Since WiFi cannot be managed by two different applications simultaneously,
Zero Config is shut down.
Note: The native WiFi management tools in Windows Vista and Windows 7 are completely different from
XP’s Zero Config. These operating systems do not allow third-party applications such as Sprint
SmartView to shut the tools down. However, they do provide support for external enhancements. This
allows Sprint SmartView to provide almost as much control on Vista and Windows 7 as it does on XP,
without actually shutting the tools down.
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Sprint SmartView returns control to Zero Config automatically whenever you exit the Sprint
SmartView application. If you would rather use Zero Config to manage WiFi connections
even when Sprint SmartView is running, you must disable Sprint SmartView’s WiFi
management.
1. Open the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings.)
2. Select the Client tab.
3. Clear the Use this as my default WiFi management utility check box.
4. Click OK.
Note: This procedure disables all of Sprint SmartView’s WiFi features and hides the WiFi Connections
Interface entirely.
How do I stop Sprint SmartView from launching every time I restart my computer?
1. Open the Settings window. (Click Tools > Settings.)
2. Select the Client tab.
3. Clear the Automatically run this application on machine startup check box.
4. Click OK.
Sprint SmartView is non-responsive
If Sprint SmartView is non-response for more than one minute, Sprint SmartView should be
forced to exit.
To force Sprint SmartView to exit:
1. Open Task Manager
a. Select <Ctrl> <Alt> <Delete>.
b. Choose Start Task Manager.
2. On the Processes Tab, select SprintSV.exe.
3. Select End Process.
4. OnceSprint SmartView closes, restart Sprint SmartView by selecting the desktop icon
or the applications menu.
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How do I return WiFi Control to Zero Config?
WiFi Questions
Why Does Sprint SmartView Keep Scanning for WiFi Networks?
Sprint SmartView will continue to scan until it finds one or more available networks or hot spots.
If it keeps scanning, there are most likely no WiFi networks or hot spots in the area.
“Closed” networks are a special case. Although Sprint SmartView can detect whether closed
networks are in the area, it can’t actually identify (or connect to) individual closed networks
without probing for these networks using their exact names. To enable this, you have to create a
profile for the network you wish to connect to. (See “Accessing a Closed Network” on page 38
for more information.)
Why do I keep losing my connection?
This may be due to interference caused by other devices like cordless phones, microwave
ovens, and other 2.4 GHz band devices.
Why am I unable to connect to a network that I can see in Sprint SmartView?
Causes for this include:
● Signal strength from the wireless Access Point may not be strong enough to allow reliable
connections.
● It may not be a publicly available Access Point. Many companies or campuses will use
wireless networking within their buildings, but will not grant public access.
Device Issues
In some circumstances, Sprint SmartView will not be able to use your WiFi device, your WiMAX
device, your mobile broadband device, or all three.
Disabled
WiFi, WiMAX, and mobile broadband devices, like any other network adapters, can be disabled
by Microsoft Windows. The status text in Sprint SmartView's main window will indicate when a
device has been disabled.
Resolution
Re-enable the device. (See “Device Disabled” on page 122 for more information.)
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Sprint SmartView will display “No Wireless Device Detected” if it cannot communicate with
the wireless device.
Resolution
Causes for this may include:
● Devices (such as wireless phones) that must be tethered to your computer with a
data cable (such as USB), but are not currently properly connected. Make sure the
cables for devices that require them are properly attached to both your computer and
the device.
● External devices (such as wireless phones) that are not currently powered on. Make
sure external devices are switched on. Make sure the batteries of battery-powered
devices are charged. Make sure devices that must be plugged into an electrical outlet
are plugged in.
● PC Card, USB, or ExpressCard devices that are not properly inserted. Make sure such
devices are firmly seated in the appropriate slots.
● The wrong device is selected in the Hardware tab of the Settings Window. Ordinarily,
Automatic selection should be specified in the Selection column. If Manual selection
is specified, verify that the selected device is the device you are trying to use. (See
“The Hardware Tab” on page 94 for more information.)
● No driver or incorrect driver installed. Ensure that the latest drivers for the device are
correctly installed according to the instructions of the device’s manufacturer.
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No Wireless Device Detected
GPS Questions
Terminology
GPS = Global Positioning Systems
HEPE = Horizontal Estimated Position Error (equates to GPS accuracy)
NMEA = National Marine Electronics Association
LBS = Location-Based Services
BMF = Business Mobility Framework
IMQ = Idle Mode Query (Service Option 35)
AFLT = Advanced Forward Link Trilateration
Questions About GPS Technology
What is GPS?
GPS satellites transmit signals to equipment on the ground. GPS receivers passively receive
satellite signals, but do not transmit. There are various GPS standards for User Plane and
Control Plane.
What is GPS User Plane?
It is the ability to execute GPS requests at the subscriber level (that is, on your mobile
broadband device).
What is GPS Control Plane?
It is the ability to execute GPS Requests at the server level (that is, via the network).
What GPS mode options are supported?
GPS on a Sprint Mobile Broadband device works like any other GPS device. Sprint currently
offers GPS Basic service. GPS Premium service will be available in the near future.
What is Location-Based Service (LBS)?
Location-based services provide current position information from the Location Server on the
Sprint network and allow you to find nearby locations such as gas stations, hotels, restaurants,
and banks.
What is GPS Basic?
GPS Basic allows the Mobile Broadband device to use GPS outdoors only. In this mode, the
GPS receiver (device) requires an unobstructed view of GPS satellites (the sky), and, like any
other GPS device, often does not perform well within forested areas or near tall buildings.
Sprint GPS Basic is based on gpsOne® standards and uses LBS for the first fast GPS fix. GPS
coordinate values are made available for applications via a local GPS NMEA communications
port.
What is GPS Premium?
GPS Premium is an enhanced GPS experience that will be available from Sprint in the near
future. It is not currently available.
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What is the difference between GPS Basic and GPS Premium?
GPS Basic is for outdoor use similar to the capabilities of a typical GPS device. GPS
Premium is an enhanced GPS capability allowing GPS to be used indoors and outdoors.
What is NMEA?
NMEA 0183 is a standard protocol, used by GPS Receivers to transmit data. NMEA Output
is composed of various strings. Sprint Mobile Broadband devices support the following
strings: $GPGGA, $GPRMC, $GPGSA, $GPGSV.
When does one need NMEA?
You only need NMEA when using a GPS Application that employs an NMEA output stream
(see “What is a GPS Application?” on page 133). We recommend not activating the NMEA
stream unless you are going to use it; this will ensure the best possible data performance
on your device.
What is Business Mobility Framework (BMF)?
BMF is an LBS infrastructure that allows GPS server-based solutions to request and obtain
device location information.
What is enhanced local search?
It is a quick and easy method to run local search queries. This allows you to find locations
and directions to locations/businesses via the Sprint SmartView software. The enhanced
local search uses LBS, thus allowing you to search for Sprint Nextel stores, hotels,
restaurants, coffee shops, banks, etc.
How do I get the enhanced local search feature?
The enhanced local search is available as part of the latest Sprint SmartView software. It
allows you to submit custom queries or use one of the predefined finder services that are
included by default.
What is a GPS Application?
A GPS Application is an application that uses NMEA data to get regular location coordinate
updates and values typically displayed in a user interface. Examples of GPS Applications
are: Microsoft Streets & Trips and Map Point.
How do I develop GPS Applications?
Device GPS SDKs (software development kits) are available. We recommend joining the
Sprint Nextel Software Application Development Program to get the appropriate and latest
SDK information.
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Is a GPS Subscription required?
For GPS Basic, no GPS subscription is required. For GPS Premium, a GPS subscription will
be required.
GPS and Sprint SmartView
How do I enable GPS?
Uncheck Disable GPS in the Location/GPS tab.
How do I display the GPS Receiver?
The GPS Search menu appears at the bottom of the main window. Hovering over the satellite
icon near the upper-right corner of the main window, displays the GPS data received. Clicking
this icon displays the GPS Application Launch menu.
Does GPS work when Privacy is On?
No. Turning privacy on means you do not want your device to be discoverable via GPS. Thus,
GPS is not started on the device.
How do I start GPS NMEA?
Connect your GPS-capable mobile broadband device and start the Sprint SmartView software.
Click the satellite icon to turn it white (not yellow or gray). Additionally, NMEA will be started
automatically when you launch an application from the GPS Application Launch menu.
How do I stop GPS NMEA?
Click the satellite icon to turn it yellow or gray (not white).
How do I configure my NMEA port?
Three NMEA ports are created when you install the Sprint SmartView software. (See “GPS/
NMEA COM Ports” on page 60 for more information on the ports created.) A particular port may
be assigned to a launched GPS application when you add it by entering the port number in the
Parameters field of the Application Configuration window. (See “Adding a GPS Application to
the GPS Applications Window” on page 61.)
How do I use GPS Applications with a Sprint GPS-Capable Device?
There are three things you must do to make a GPS application work with your Sprint GPScapable device:
● Add the GPS application according to the instructions in “Adding a GPS Application to
the GPS Applications Window” on page 61, making sure that you properly assign an
NMEA port number to the application.
● Typically, the application that you wish to use has to be informed of the port number it
has been assigned. Consult the documentation for the application you wish to use to see
where you need to enter this information.
● Start GPS NMEA in the Sprint SmartView software. See “How do I start GPS NMEA?”
(above).
Can LBS/GPS be used when the device is configured for NDIS?
Yes, both Location-Based Services and GPS services are supported while the device is in NDIS
mode.
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Section 8
Terms and Conditions
Service Agreement 
General Terms and Conditions of Service
Please note these terms may not be the most current version. A current version of the terms is
available at our website or upon request.
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Basic Definitions
In this document: (1) “we,” “us,” “our,” “Nextel,” and “Sprint” mean Sprint Solutions, Inc. and its
affiliates doing business as Sprint, Sprint PCS, or Nextel; (2) “you,” “your,” “customer,” and “user”
mean an account holder or user with us; (3) “Device” means any phone, aircard, mobile
broadband device, any other device, accessory or other product we sell to you or that is active
on your account with us; and (4) “Service” means our offers, rate plans, options, wireless
services or Devices on your account with us.
The Service Agreement
The Service Agreement (“Agreement”) is a contract under which we provide and you accept our
Services. In addition to these Terms and Conditions of Service (“Ts&Cs”), there are several parts
to the Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Subscriber Agreement you sign or accept, the
detailed plan or other information on Services we provide or refer you to during the sales
transaction, and any confirmation materials we may provide you. It is important that you carefully
read all of the terms of the Agreement.
Services Covered By These Ts&Cs & Additional Terms
These Ts&Cs apply to our standard wireless Services and any other Service we offer you that
references these Ts&Cs. If you are a business customer, your Agreement is exclusively
governed by the Standard Terms and Conditions for Communications Service, the Wireless
Services Product Annex, and the applicable Product specific terms posted at http://
www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions. Additional terms and conditions for Equipt for Business
customers may be found at http://www.sprint.com/equipt. Rates and charges are listed in the
Service Plans & Rates Guide for business customers and any supplemental materials.
Additional terms will apply when you use certain Services, typically those you can access
online (for example, picture/video Services, online forums, etc.). Additional terms will apply to
certain Devices and applications (the terms may come from Sprint or a third party) and will be
provided with the Device or prior to the use of the application, as applicable. Additional terms
will also apply if you activate Services as part of a bundle with another company’s services (for
example, cable services, home phone services, etc.). The additional terms for bundled Services
may either modify or replace certain provisions in these Ts&Cs, including terms relating to
activation, invoicing/payment, and disputing charges. Also, a different dispute resolution
provision may apply to services provided by another company (the dispute resolution
provisions in this Agreement still apply to our Services). You will be provided details on any
additional terms with your selection of any bundled Service.
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Services are subject to our business policies, practices and procedures (“Policies”). You
agree to adhere to all of our Policies when you use our Services. Our Policies are subject to
change at anytime with or without notice.
When You Accept The Agreement
You must have the legal capacity to accept the Agreement. You accept the Agreement when
you do any of the following: (a) accept the Agreement through any printed, oral, or electronic
statement; (b) attempt to or in any way use the Services; (c) pay for the Services; or (d) open
any package or start any program that says you are accepting the Agreement when doing
so. If you don’t want to accept the Agreement, don’t do any of these things.
Term Commitments & Early Termination Fees
Many of the Services (for example, Device discounts) that we offer require you to maintain
certain Services with us for a minimum term, usually 1 or 2 years (“Term Commitment”). You
will be charged a fee (“Early Termination Fee”) for each line of Service that you terminate early
(i.e., prior to satisfying the Term Commitment) or for each line of Service that we terminate
early for good reason (for example, violating the payment or other terms of the Agreement),
but such Early Termination Fee may be prorated based on your remaining Term Commitment.
Early Termination Fees are a part of our rates. Your exact Term Commitment and Early
Termination Fee may vary based on the Services you select and will be disclosed to you
during the sales transaction. Carefully review any Term Commitment and Early Termination
Fee requirements prior to selecting Services. After you have satisfied your Term Commitment,
your Services continue on a month-to-month basis without any Early Termination Fee, unless
you agree to extend your Term Commitment or agree to a new Term Commitment. As
explained directly below, there are instances when you will not be responsible for an Early
Termination Fee for terminating Services early.
When You Don’t Have To Pay An Early Termination Fee
You aren’t responsible for paying an Early Termination Fee when terminating Services: (a)
provided on a month-to-month basis; (b) consistent with our published trial period return
policy; or (c) in response to a materially adverse change we make to the Agreement as
described directly below.
Our Right To Change The Agreement & Your Related Rights
We may change any part of the Agreement at any time, including, but not limited to, rates,
charges, how we calculate charges, or your terms of Service. We will provide you notice of
material changes, and may provide you notice of non-material changes, in a manner
consistent with this Agreement (see “Providing Notice To Each Other Under The Agreement”
section). If a change we make to the Agreement is material and has a material adverse effect
on Services under your Term Commitment, you may terminate each line of Service materially
affected without incurring an Early Termination Fee only if you: (a) call us within 30 days after
the effective date of the change; and (b) specifically advise us that you wish to cancel Services
because of a material change to the Agreement that we have made. If you do not cancel
Service within 30 days of the change, an Early Termination Fee will apply if you terminate
Services before the end of any applicable Term Commitment.
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Terms and Conditions
Our Policies
Our Right To Suspend Or Terminate Services
We can, without notice, suspend or terminate any Service at any time for any reason, including,
but not limited to: (a) late payment; (b) exceeding an Account Spending Limit; (c) harassing/
threatening/abusing/offending our employees or agents; (d) providing false information; (e)
interfering with our operations; (f) using/suspicion of using Services in any manner restricted by
or inconsistent with the Agreement; (g) breaching the Agreement or failing to follow our Policies;
(h) providing false, inaccurate, dated or unverifiable identification or credit information, or
becoming insolvent or bankrupt; (i) modifying a Device from its manufacturer specifications; (j)
failing to use our Services for an extended period of time; (k) failing to maintain an active
Device in connection with the Service; or (l) if we believe the action protects our interests, any
customer’s interests or our network.
Your Right To Change Services & When Changes Are Effective
The account holder can typically change Services upon request. In some instances, changes
may be conditioned on payment of an Early Termination Fee or certain other charges, or they
may require a new Term Commitment. Changes to Services are usually effective at the start of
the next full invoicing cycle. If the changes take place sooner, your invoice may reflect pro-rated
charges for your old and new Services. We may, but are not obligated to, provide you the
opportunity to authorize someone else to make changes to your Services, which will include the
authority to make changes that will extend your Term Commitment. You are responsible for any
changes to your Services made by a person you authorize and those changes will be treated
as modifications to this Agreement.
Your Right To Terminate Services
You can terminate Services at any time by calling us and requesting that we deactivate all
Services. In addition, if you return or provide your Device to Sprint and fail to either deactivate
service on the Device or activate another Device in connection with your Service, we reserve the
right to terminate your Service, and if you are subject to a Term Commitment, you may be
charged all or part of an Early Termination Fee. You are responsible for all charges billed or
incurred prior to deactivation. If Services are terminated before the end of your invoicing cycle,
we won’t prorate charges to the date of termination and you won’t receive a credit or refund for
any unused Services. Except as provided above, you must also pay us an Early Termination Fee
for each line of Service that you terminate early.
Credit Checks & Credit Information
We agree to provide you Services on the condition you have and maintain satisfactory credit
according to our standards and policies. You agree to provide information we may request or
complete any applications we may provide you to facilitate our review. We rely on the credit
information you furnish, credit bureau reports or other data available from commercial credit
reference services, and other information (such as payment history with us) to determine
whether to provide or continue to provide you Services. The Services we offer you can vary
based on your credit history. We may at any time, based on your credit history, withdraw or
change Services, or place limits or conditions on the use of our Services. You agree to provide
us updated credit information upon request. We may provide your payment history and other
account billing/charge information to any credit reporting agency or industry clearinghouse.
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An ASL is a temporary or permanent limit (typically based on credit history, payment history,
or to prevent fraud) we place on the amount of unpaid charges you can accumulate on
your account, regardless of when payment on those charges is due. We reserve the right to
determine which charges count towards an ASL. If you have an ASL, we may suspend your
Services without prior notice if your account balance reaches the ASL, even if your account
is not past due. We may impose or increase an ASL at any time with notice. An ASL is for
our benefit only and should not be relied on by you to manage usage.
Deposits & Returning Deposits
We may at any time require a deposit, as a guarantee of payment, for you to establish or
maintain Service (“Deposit”). By providing us a Deposit, you grant us a security interest for
all current or future amounts owed to us. We may change the Deposit at any time with
notice. You can’t use a Deposit to make or delay payments. The Deposit, the length of time
we hold the Deposit, and changes to the Deposit are determined based on your credit
history, payment history and other factors. Unless prohibited by law, we may mix Deposits
with our other funds and it won’t earn interest and we reserve the right to return the Deposit
as a credit on your invoice at anytime. If your Services are terminated for any reason, we
may keep and apply your Deposit to any outstanding charges. We’ll send any remaining
portion of the Deposit to your last known address within 90 days after your final invoice – if
it is returned to us, we will forward it on to the appropriate state authorities to the extent
required by law.
Restrictions On Using Services
You can’t use our Services: (a) in a way that could cause damage or adversely affect any of
our other customers or our reputation, network, property or Services; or (b) in any way
prohibited by the terms of our Services, the Agreement or our Policies. You cannot in any
manner resell the Services to another party. See our Acceptable Use Policy and Visitor
Agreement, which is available on our website, for additional restrictions on the use of our
Services.
Your Device, Number & E-mail Address; Caller ID
We don’t manufacture any Device we might sell to you or that is associated with our
Services, and we aren’t responsible for any defects, acts or omissions of the manufacturer.
The only warranties on your Device are the limited warranties given to you by the
manufacturer directly or that we pass through. Your Device is designed to be activated on the
Sprint network and in other coverage areas we make available to you. As programmed, it will
not accept wireless service from another carrier. Except for any legal right you may have to
port/transfer your phone number to another carrier, you have no and cannot gain any (for
example, through publication, use, etc.) proprietary, ownership or other rights to any phone
number, identification number, e-mail address or other identifier we assign to you, your
Device or your account. We’ll notify you if we decide to change or reassign them. Your
CDMA Sprint PCS phone has a software programming lock that protects certain of the
handset’s operating parameters against unauthorized reprogramming. If you wish to obtain
the software program lock code for your CDMA Sprint PCS phone, please visit Sprint.com or
call 1-888-211-4727 for information and eligibility requirements.
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Terms and Conditions
Account Spending Limits (“ASL”)
Porting/Transferring Phone Numbers
We don’t guarantee that number transfers to or from us will be successful. If you authorize
another carrier to transfer a number away from us, that is considered a request by you to us to
terminate all of the Services associated with that number. You’re responsible for all charges billed
or incurred prior to deactivation and for any applicable Early Termination Fees.
Coverage; Where Your Device Will Work; Service Speeds
Our coverage maps are available at our stores and on our website. The specific network
coverage you get will depend on the radio transmissions your Device can pick up and Services
you’ve chosen. Our coverage maps provide high level estimates of our coverage areas when
using Services outdoors under optimal conditions. Coverage isn’t available everywhere and
Service speeds are not guaranteed. Service speeds may depend on the Service purchased. Actual
speeds will vary. Estimating wireless coverage, signal strength, and Service speed is not an exact
science. There are gaps in coverage within our estimated coverage areas that, along with other
factors both within and beyond our control (network problems, network or Internet congestion,
software, signal strength, your Device, structures, buildings, weather, geography, topography,
server speeds of the websites you access, etc.), may result in dropped and blocked connections,
slower Service speeds, or otherwise impact the quality of Service. Services that rely on location
information, such as E911 and GPS navigation, depend on your Device’s ability to acquire satellite
signals (typically not available indoors) and network coverage. While your Device is receiving a
software update, you may be unable to use your Device in any manner until the software update
is complete.
Roaming
The term “roaming” typically refers to coverage on another carrier’s network that we may make
available to you based on our agreements with other carriers. These agreements may change
from time to time and roaming coverage is subject to change. Your ability to receive roaming
coverage depends on the radio transmissions your Device can pick up and the availability of
roaming coverage. We make no guaranty that roaming coverage will be available. Roaming
coverage may exist both within and outside our network coverage areas. Your Device will
generally indicate when you’re roaming. Depending on your Services, separate charges or
limits on the amount of minutes used while roaming may apply. Certain Services may not be
available or work the same when roaming (including data Services, voicemail, call waiting, etc.).
About Data Services & Content
Our data Services and your Device may allow you to access the internet, text, pictures, video,
games, graphics, music, email, applications, sound and other materials (“Data Content”) or send
Data Content elsewhere. Some Data Content is available from us or our vendors, while other
Data Content can be accessed from others (third party websites, games, ringers, etc.). We make
absolutely no guarantees about the Data Content you access on your Device. Data Content may
be: (1) unsuitable for children/minors; (2) unreliable or inaccurate; or (3) offensive, indecent or
objectionable. You’re solely responsible for evaluating the Data Content accessed by you or
anyone on your account. We strongly recommend you monitor data usage by children/minors.
Data Content from third parties may also harm your Device or its software. To protect our
network, Services, or for other reasons, we may place restrictions on accessing certain Data
Content (such as certain websites, applications, etc.), impose separate charges, limit throughput
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Specific Terms & Restrictions On Using Data Services
In addition to the rules for using all of our other Services, unless we identify the Service or
Device you have selected as specifically intended for that purpose (for example, wireless
routers, Data Link, etc.), you can’t use our data Services: (1) with server devices or host
computer applications, or other systems that drive continuous heavy traffic or data
sessions; (2) as a substitute or backup for private lines or frame relay connections; or (3) for
any other unintended use as we determine in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to
limit, suspend or constrain any heavy, continuous data usage that adversely impacts our
network performance or hinders access to our network. If your Services include web or
data access, you also can’t use your Device as a modem for computers or other
equipment, unless we identify the Service or Device you have selected as specifically
intended for that purpose (for example, with “phone as modem” plans, Sprint Mobile
Broadband card plans, wireless router plans, etc.).
Activation & Miscellaneous Charges
Based on our Policies, we may charge activation, prepayment, reactivation, program or
other fees to establish or maintain Services. Certain transactions may also be subject to a
charge (for example, convenience payment, changing phone numbers, handset upgrades,
etc.). You will be provided notice of these types of fees before we complete the requested
transaction.
Account & Service Charges
You are responsible for all charges associated with your account and the Services on your
account, no matter who adds or uses the Services. Charges include, but are not limited to, the
monthly recurring charges, usage charges, charges for additional services, taxes, surcharges
and fees associated with your Services. These charges are described or referred to during
the sales transaction, in our marketing materials, and in confirmation materials we may send
to you. Depending on your Services, charges for additional services may include operator
and directory assistance, voicemail, call forwarding, data calls, texts and web access. If you
(the account holder) allow end users to access or use your Devices, you authorize end users
to access, download use Services. For Services offered on a per-day basis, you will generally
be charged for use before or at the time of use. In certain instances, we may charge at some
point after you use the Services. Services offered on a per-day basis end 24 hours after
Service is initiated. You may have the opportunity to purchase Services on a subscription
basis where we assess “subscription charges” – charges that allow you access to the
Services and/or provide you a certain amount of use of the Services for a defined period of
time. Depending on your Service, certain types of subscription charges may be assessed
automatically upon activation and automatically assessed for subsequent subscription
periods. Subscription services offered on a recurring basis do not end until terminated by
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or the amount of data you can transfer, or otherwise limit or terminate Services. If we provide
you storage for Data Content you have purchased, we may delete the Data Content with
notice or place restrictions/limits on the use of storage areas. You may not be able to make
or receive voice calls while using data Services. Data Content provided by our vendors or
third parties is subject to cancellation or termination at any time without notice to you and
you may not receive a refund for any unused portion of the Data Content.
you or us. Subscription charges for recurring Services occur at the beginning of each bill cycle.
Information regarding your bill cycle for subscription Services will be provided when you order
the Services.
How We Calculate Your Charges For Billing Purposes
Regular Voice Calls: We round up partial minutes of use to the next full minute. Time starts when
you press “Talk” or your Device connects to the network and stops when you press “End” or the
network connection otherwise breaks. You’re charged for all calls that connect, even to
answering machines. You won’t be charged for unanswered calls or if you get a busy signal. For
incoming calls answered, you’re charged from the time shortly before the Device starts ringing
until you press END or the network connection otherwise breaks. If charges vary depending on
the time of day that you place or receive calls (for example, Nights and Weekend plans), you’re
charged for the entire call based on the rate that applies to the time period in which the call
starts.
Walkie-Talkie Charges: Charges for walkie-talkie calls are billed to the person who starts the call
and calculated by multiplying the duration of the call by the applicable rate and number of
participants. You’re charged at least 6 seconds of airtime for each call you start; subsequent
communications in the same call are rounded up to and billed to the next second. Time begins
when you press any button to start a walkie-talkie call and ends approximately 6 seconds after
completion of a communication to which no participant responds – subsequent walkie-talkie
communications are considered new calls. Depending on your plan, nationwide, international or
group walkie-talkie calls may use the local walkie-talkie minutes in your plan and result in
additional charges. Responses to call alert transmissions are treated as new walkie-talkie
transmissions even when responding within 6 seconds of receiving the alert. Walkie-talkie billing
methods are subject to change as we introduce new walkie-talkie Services.
Data Usage: Unless we specifically tell you otherwise, data usage is measured in bytes, kilobytes,
megabytes, and gigabytes – not in minutes/time. 1024 bytes equals 1 kilobyte (“KB”), 1024 KB
equals 1 megabyte (MB), and 1024 MB equals 1 gigabyte. Bytes are rounded up to kilobytes, so
you will be charged at least 1 KB for each data usage session (“data session”). Rounding
occurs at the end of each data session, and sometimes during a data session. Depending on
your data Services, usage may be charged against an allowance or on a fixed price per KB, and
you may be subject to limitations on the amount of data usage. If you are charged on a fixed
price per KB, any fractional cents will be rounded up to the next cent. You are charged for all
data directed to your Device’s internet address, including data sessions you did not initiate and
for incomplete transfers. As long as your Device is connected to our data network, you may incur
data charges. Examples of data you will be charged for includes the size of a requested file or
Data Content (game, ringer, etc.), web page graphics (logos, pictures, banners, advertisement,
etc.), additional data used in accessing, transporting and routing the file on our network, data
from partial or interrupted downloads, re-sent data, and data associated with unsuccessful
attempts to reach websites or use applications. These data charges are in addition to any
charges for the Data Content itself (game, ringer, etc.). Data used and charged to you will vary
widely, even between identical actions or data sessions. Estimates of data usage – for example,
the size of downloadable files – are not reliable predictors of actual usage. Your bill won’t
separately list the number of KB attributed to a specific action/data session.
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Your bill provides you notice of your charges. It reflects monthly recurring charges (usually
billed one bill cycle in advance) and usage/transaction specific charges (usually billed in the
bill cycle in which they’re incurred). Some usage charges, such as those that depend on
usage information from a third party, may be billed in subsequent bill cycles and result in
higher than expected charges for that month. Bill cycles and dates may change from time to
time. Your bill may also include other important notices (for example, changes to this
Agreement, to your Service, legal notices, etc.). Your paper bill may not include itemized
billing detail. More specific billing information is available online. Paper bills with itemized
detail may be subject to an additional charge. Unless prohibited by law, other charges (for
example, data Services or taxes and surcharges) will not include itemized detail but will be
listed as total charges for a category. If you choose internet billing, you will not receive paper
bills.
Your Payments; Late Fees
Payment is due in full as stated on your bill. If we do not receive payment in full by the date
specified on your bill, a late payment charge, which may be charged at the highest rate
permissible by law, may be applied to the total unpaid balance. We may also charge you
any costs we pay to a collection agency to collect unpaid balances from you. If we bill you
for amounts on behalf of a third party, payments received are first applied to our charges.
You may be charged additional fees for certain methods of payment. We may charge you,
up to the highest amount permitted by law, for returned checks or other payments paid by
you and denied for any reason by a financial institution. Acceptance of payments (even if
marked “paid in full”) does not waive our right to collect all amounts that you owe us. We
may restrict your payment methods to cashier’s check, money order, or other similar secure
form of payment at any time for good reason.
Taxes & Government Fees
You agree to pay all federal, state and local taxes, fees and other assessments that we’re
required by law to collect and remit to the government on the Services we provide to you.
These charges may change from time to time without advance notice. If you’re claiming any
tax exemption, you must provide us with a valid exemption certificate. Tax exemptions
generally won’t be applied retroactively.
Surcharges
You agree to pay all surcharges (“Surcharges”), which may include, but are not limited to:
Federal Universal Service, various regulatory charges, Sprint administrative charges, gross
receipts charges, and charges for the costs we incur in complying with governmental
programs. Surcharges are not taxes and are not required by law. They are rates we choose to
collect from you and are kept by us in whole or in part. The number and type of Surcharges
may vary depending upon the location of the billing address of the Device and can change
over time. We determine the rate for these charges and these amounts are subject to change
as are the components used to calculate these amounts. We will provide you notice of any
changes to Surcharges in a manner consistent with this Agreement (see “Providing Notice
To Each Other Under The Agreement” section). However, since some Surcharges are based
on amounts set by the government or based on government formulas, it will not always be
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Your Bill
possible to provide advance notice of new Surcharges or changes in the amount of existing
Surcharges. Information on Surcharges is provided during the sales transaction and is available
on our website.
Disputing Charges - You Must Still Pay Undisputed Charges
Any dispute to a charge on your bill must be made within 60 days of the date of the bill that initially
contained the charge. Disputes can only be made by calling or writing us as directed on your invoice
or elsewhere. You accept all charges not properly disputed within the above time period – undisputed
charges must still be paid as stated on your bill.
Protecting Our Network & Services
We can take any action to: (1) protect our network, our rights and interests, or the rights of
others; or (2) optimize or improve the overall use of our network and Services. Some of these
actions may interrupt or prevent legitimate communications and usage – for example, message
filtering/blocking software to prevent SPAM or viruses, limiting throughput, limiting access to
certain websites, applications or other Data Content, prohibitions on unintended uses (for
example, use as a dedicated line, or use as a monitoring service), etc. For additional
information on what we do to protect our customers, network, Services and equipment, see our
Acceptable Use Policy and Visitor Agreement at our website.
Your Privacy
Our Privacy Policy is available on our website. To review the policy, visit www.sprint.com/legal/
privacy.html. This policy may change from time to time, so review it with regularity and care.
Call Monitoring: To ensure the quality of our Services and for other lawful purposes, we may
monitor or record calls between us (for example, your conversations with our customer service
or sales departments).
Authentication and Contact: You (the accountholder) may password protect your account
information by establishing a personal identification number (“PIN”). You may also set a backup
security question and answer in the event you forget your PIN. You agree to protect your PIN,
passwords and other account access credentials like your backup security question from loss
or disclosure. You further agree that Sprint may, in our sole discretion, treat any person who
presents your credentials for account access as you or an authorized user on the account for
disclosure of information or changes in Service. You agree that we may contact you for Service
related reasons through the contact information you provide, through the Services or Devices to
which you subscribe or through other available means, including text message, email, fax,
recorded message, mobile, residential or business phone, or mail.
CPNI: As we provide telecommunications products and Services to you (the account holder),
we develop information about the quantity, technical configuration, type and destination of
telecommunications products and Services you use, as well as some other information found
on your bill (“CPNI”). Under federal law, you have the right, and we have a duty, to protect the
confidentiality of your CPNI. For example, we implement safeguards that are designed to protect
your CPNI, including authentication procedures when you contact us. For some accounts with a
dedicated Sprint representative, we may rely on contacting your pre-established point of contact
as the standard authentication measure.
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Information on Devices: Your Device may contain sensitive or personal information. Sprint is
not responsible for any information on your Device, including sensitive or personal
information. If possible, you should remove or otherwise safeguard any sensitive or
personal information when your Device is out of your possession or control, including, but
not limited to, relinquishing, exchanging, returning, or recycling your Device. By submitting
your Device to us, you agree that our employees, contractors, or vendors may access all of
the information on your Device.
Location-Based Services
Our network generally knows the location of your Device when it is outdoors and/or turned
on. By using various technologies to locate your Device, we can provide enhanced
emergency 911 services, and optional location-sensitive services provided by us or a third
party. Network coverage or environmental factors (such as structures, buildings, weather,
geography, landscape, and topography) can significantly impact the ability to access your
Device’s location information and use of location-sensitive services.
You agree that any authorized user may access, use or authorize Sprint or third-party
location-sensitive applications through the Services. You understand that your use of such
location-sensitive applications is subject to the application’s terms and conditions and
policies, including its privacy policy. If you activate location-sensitive services for devices
used by other authorized users, you agree to inform the authorized user(s) of the terms of
use for location-sensitive applications and that the Device may be located. For additional
information on location-sensitive services, see our Privacy Policy at our website.
911 Or Other Emergency Calls
Public Safety Officials advise that when making 911 or other emergency calls, you should
always be prepared to provide your location information. Unlike traditional wireline phones,
depending on a number of factors (for example., whether your Device is GPS enabled,
where you are, whether local emergency service providers have upgraded their equipment,
etc.), 911 operators may not know your phone number, your location or the location of your
Device. In certain circumstances, an emergency call may be routed to a state patrol
dispatcher or alternative location set by local emergency service providers. Enhanced 911
service (“E911”), where enabled by local emergency authorities, uses GPS technology to
provide location information. Even when available, however, E911 does not always provide
accurate location information. If your Device is indoors or for some other reason cannot
acquire a satellite signal, you may not be located. Some Devices have a safety feature that
prevents use of the keypad after dialing 911 – you should follow voice prompts when
interacting with emergency service providers employing IVR systems to screen calls.
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Third-Party Applications: If you use a third-party application, the application may access,
collect, use, or disclose your personal information or require Sprint to disclose your
information, including location information (when applicable), to the application provider or
some other third party. If you access, use, or authorize third-party applications through the
Services, you agree and authorize Sprint to provide information related to your use of the
Services or the application(s). You understand that your use of third-party applications is
subject to the third party’s terms and conditions and policies, including its privacy policy.
If Your Device Is Lost or Stolen
Call us immediately if your Device is lost or stolen because you may be responsible for usage
charges before you notify us of the alleged loss or theft. A lost or stolen Device does not reduce
or remove your Term Commitment. You will remain liable for any monthly recurring charges
associated with the Service on your Device after you notify us of the alleged loss or theft. You
agree to cooperate if we choose to investigate the matter (provide facts, sworn statements, etc.).
We may not waive any Early Termination Fees if you choose to terminate Services as a result of
loss or theft of your Device.
Disclaimer of Warranties
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING (TO
THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CONCERNING YOUR SERVICES
(INCLUDING YOUR DEVICE). WE DON’T PROMISE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE
SERVICES AND DON’T AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO MAKE WARRANTIES ON OUR BEHALF.
You Agree We Are Not Responsible For Certain Problems
You agree that neither we nor our vendors, suppliers or licensors are responsible for any
damages resulting from: (a) anything done or not done by someone else; (b) providing or
failing to provide Services, including, but not limited to, deficiencies or problems with a Device
or network coverage (for example, dropped, blocked, interrupted Services, etc.); (c) traffic or
other accidents, or any health-related claims relating to our Services; (d) Data Content or
information accessed while using our Services; (e) an interruption or failure in accessing or
attempting to access emergency services from a Device, including through 911, Enhanced 911
or otherwise; (f) interrupted, failed, or inaccurate location information services, (g) information or
communication that is blocked by a spam filter, (h) damage to your Device or any computer or
equipment connected to your Device, or damage to or loss of any information stored on your
Device, computer, equipment, or Sprint storage space from your use of the Services or from
viruses, worms, or downloads of malicious content, materials, data, text, images, video or audio;
or (i) things beyond our control, including acts of God (for example, weather-related
phenomena, fire, earthquake, hurricane, etc.), riot, strike, war, terrorism or government orders or
acts. You should implement appropriate safeguards to secure your Device, computer or
equipment and to back-up your information stored on each.
You Agree Our Liability Is Limited - No Consequential Damages.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, OUR LIABILITY FOR MONETARY DAMAGES FOR ANY
CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US IS LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN THE PROPORTIONATE
AMOUNT OF THE SERVICE CHARGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE AFFECTED PERIOD. UNDER
NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO
PROVIDING OR FAILING TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH A DEVICE,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR COST OF
REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.
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We Agree To First Contact Each Other With Any Disputes
We each agree to first contact each other with any disputes and provide a written description of
the problem, all relevant documents/information and the proposed resolution. We agree to
contact each other as described in the Providing Notice to Each Other Under The Agreement
section of the Ts&Cs.
Instead Of Suing In Court, We Each Agree To Arbitrate Disputes
We each agree to finally settle all disputes (as defined and subject to any specific exceptions
below) only by arbitration. In arbitration, there’s no judge or jury and review is limited. However,
just as a court would, the arbitrator must honor the terms and limitations in the Agreement and
can award the same damages and relief, including any attorney’s fees authorized by law. The
arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with some exceptions under the Federal
Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.
We each also agree as follows:
(1) “Disputes” are any claims or controversies against each other related in any way to
our Services or the Agreement, including, but not limited to, coverage, Devices, privacy,
or advertising, even if it arises after Services have terminated – this includes claims you
bring against our employees, agents, affiliates or other representatives, or that we bring against
you.
(2) If either of us wants to arbitrate a dispute, we agree to send written notice to the other
providing a description of the dispute, previous efforts to resolve the dispute, all supporting
documents/information, and the proposed resolution. Notice to you will be sent as described in
the Providing Notice to Each Other Under The Agreement section of the Ts&Cs and notice to us
will be sent to: General Counsel; Arbitration Office; 2001 Edmund Halley Drive VARESP0513-502;
Reston, Virginia 20191. We agree to make attempts to resolve the dispute. If we cannot resolve
the dispute within forty-five (45) days of receipt of the notice to arbitrate, then we may submit the
dispute to formal arbitration.
(3) The FAA applies to this Agreement and arbitration provision. We each agree the FAA’s
provisions, not state law, govern all questions of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration.
(4) Unless we each agree otherwise, the Arbitration will be conducted by a single neutral
arbitrator and will take place in the county of the last billing address of the Device. We will agree
on the arbitrator, and if we cannot agree, then the arbitrator will be appointed by the court as
provided by the FAA.
(5) The arbitration will be governed by the arbitration rules selected by the Arbitrator. The federal
or state law that applies to the Agreement will also apply during the arbitration.
(6) We each agree not to pursue arbitration on a classwide basis. We each agree that any
arbitration will be solely between you and us (not brought on behalf of or together with
another individual’s claim). If for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this
restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement to arbitrate doesn’t
apply and the dispute must be brought in court.
(7) We each are responsible for our respective costs relating to counsel, experts, and witnesses,
as well as any other costs relating to the arbitration. However, we will cover any arbitration
administrative or filing fees above: (a) $25 if you are seeking less than $1,000 from us; or (b) the
equivalent court filing fees for a court action in the appropriate jurisdiction if you are seeking
$1,000 or more from us.
Exceptions To Our Agreement To Arbitrate Disputes
Either of us may bring qualifying claims in small claims court. In addition, this arbitration
provision does not prevent you from filing your dispute with any federal, state or local
government agency that can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf.
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DISPUTE RESOLUTION
No Class Actions
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PURSUE DISPUTES ON
A CLASSWIDE BASIS; THAT IS, TO EITHER JOIN A CLAIM WITH THE CLAIM OF ANY OTHER
PERSON OR ENTITY, OR ASSERT A CLAIM IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF
ANYONE ELSE IN ANY LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING.
No Trial By Jury
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY
LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING.
Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any claims arising out of your
actions, including, but not limited to, your use of the Service and any information you submit,
post, transmit or make available via the Service, failing to provide appropriate notices regarding
location-sensitive services (see “Location Based Services” section), failure to safeguard your
passwords, backup question to your shared secret question or other account information, or
violating this Agreement or any policy referenced in this Agreement, any applicable law or
regulation or the rights of any third party.
Providing Notice To Each Other Under The Agreement
Except as the Agreement specifically provides otherwise, you must provide us notice by calling
or writing us as instructed on your invoice. We will provide you notice through one or more of
the following: in your bill, correspondence to your last known billing address, to any fax number
or e-mail address you’ve provided us, by calling you on your Device or any other phone
number you’ve provided us, by voice message on your Device or any other phone number
you’ve provided us, or by text message on your Device.
Other Important Terms
Subject to federal law or unless the Agreement specifically provides otherwise, this Agreement
is governed solely by the laws of the state encompassing the billing address of the Device,
without regard to the conflicts of law rules of that state. If either of us waives or doesn’t enforce a
requirement under this Agreement in an instance, we don’t waive our right to later enforce that
requirement. Except as the Agreement specifically provides otherwise, if any part of the
Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the rest of this Agreement remains in full force and
effect. This Agreement isn’t for the benefit of any 3rd party except our corporate parents,
affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and predecessors and successors in interest. You can’t assign
the Agreement or any of your rights or duties under it. We can assign the Agreement. You
cannot in any manner resell the Services to another party. The Agreement and the documents
it incorporates make up the entire agreement between us and replaces all prior written or
spoken agreements – you can’t rely on any contradictory documents or statements by sales or
service representatives. The rights, obligations and commitments in the Agreement that, by their
nature, would logically continue beyond the termination of Services (including, but not limited
to, those relating to billing, payment, 911, dispute resolution, no class action, no jury trial), survive
termination of Services.
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Numerics
3G/4G Technology Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
802.1x Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 73
A
Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-90
Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7, 20, 99
Activation Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
AES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 72
App Launcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-52, 91
Adding an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Autolaunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Changing Launch Order . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Editing Launch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Enabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Launching Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Montoring Launched Applications . . . . .49
Standard Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Stopping Application Launch . . . . . . . . .48
Tab in Settings Window . . . . 14, 45-52, 59
Application Bar
See also App Launcher
Application Configuration Window . 46, 50-51
Application Launch Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 44
See also App Launcher
Applications Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Auto button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Autolaunch
of Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
of Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
of Sprint SmartView Application . . . . . . .92
of VPN Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 85, 108
Automatic Connections
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 13
Using NDIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Automatic Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13
Automatic Profile Creation Settings . 37-38, 73
B
Basic Mode GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
C
CDMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Device Property Window . . . . . . 25, 97-99
Client Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 17, 19, 92-93
Closed Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Connecting
to a Mobile Broadband Network . . . .24-33
to a WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-38
Connection Speed, Mobile Broadband . . . 45
Connection Status Indicator
Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connection Status Text
Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connection Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17, 93
Connection Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Coverage Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Custom Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
D
Data Encryption
WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73
Device Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Device Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Device Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Device Property Window . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-102
CDMA Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 97-99
GSM Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101
WiMAX Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
DHCP Server Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 116
Digital Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
DNS Server
for Ethernet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
for WiFi Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
DNS Tab
Advanced IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Driver Version
of WiFi Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Dual-Mode Selection
CDMA or GSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
E
EAP Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Encrypted Network, Accessing . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-40
802.1x Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
AES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 39
PSK (Pre-Shared Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
TKIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
WEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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Index
Index
WPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Enter Lock Code Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123-127
067 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
1012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
619 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
628 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
633 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
668 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
678 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
691 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
719 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
777 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
ESN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
ESN (Electronic Serial Number) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Event History Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 110
F
File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Firmware Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Firmware Version
of Mobile Broadband Device . . . . . 99, 114
of WiFi device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
of WiMAX device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . 128-134
G
Gateway Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 116
General
Page of Profile Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
General (Network Properties) Window/Tab .84
Get Started Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
GPS
Application Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Basic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Disabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 103
Enabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 134
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132-134
Location/GPS Settings . . . . . . 55, 103-104
Mobile-Originated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 55
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Network-Originated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Privacy Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Privacy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Requirements for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
150
Standalone Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
with Third-Party Applications 13, 56, 60-63
GPS Applications Menu . . . . . . . . . . 13, 56, 58
GPS Applications Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
GPS Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 56
GPS Search Menu . . . . . . . . 12, 14, 56, 57, 59
GSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Device Property Window . . . . . . . 100-101
Finding Roaming Partners . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
International Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-35
Manually Selecting a Network . . . . . . . . 31
Network Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
GSM Network Profile
Creating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
GSM Roaming
Manual Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
H
Hands-Free Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Hardware Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 110
HEPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Home Carrier ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
I
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
International Roaming (GSM) . . . . . . . . . .30-35
Establishing Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Finding Roaming Partners . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Manually Selecting a Network . . . . . . . . 31
Technical Support for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
IOTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
IP Address
for Ethernet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
for Mobile Broadband Connection . . . 116
for WiFi Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
L
Launched Applications
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Autolaunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Launch Order . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Parameters for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Predefined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46
47
48
46
49
44
M
MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Manual Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
MDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 114
MIP Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Mobile Broadband
Automtic Connections Using NDIS . . . . .25
Connection Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Coverage Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Criteria for connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Network Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Mobile Broadband Device
Activation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7, 20
Establishing Connections with . . . . . . . .24
Installing drivers for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Locking and Unlocking . . . . . . . . . . 19, 28
Multiple Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Mobile Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17
Mobile Info Window . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 113-116
Mobile Protocol Indictor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Mobile Settings
Network Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Mobile-Originated GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Mode
GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Monitor Details Window . . . . 46, 47, 49, 51-52
MSID (IMSI_S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 114
MSL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Multiple Broadband Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
My Networks Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 12, 14
N
NDIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 98, 134
Network Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-85
Advantages of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Automatic creation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Definition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
for Closed WiFi Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
for Mobile Broadband Networks . . . 24, 69
for WiFi Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-73
for WiMAX Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
GSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Priority of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Network Selection, GSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Network-Originated GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
New Network Options . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 37-38
NMEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 56, 59, 132, 133, 134
No Wireless Device Detected . . . . . . . . . . . 131
O
One-Touch Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
P
Password
for WiFi and Dial-up Connections . . 19, 21
Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Preferred Roaming List (PRL) . . . . . . . . 99, 114
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Privacy Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 54
Privacy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Privacy, GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Profile Properties Window
General Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 70
WiFi Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Profiles Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 19, 70
Properties, GSM (GPRS) Profile . . . . . . . 76, 77
Properties, TCP/IP Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Protocols Tab
Advanced IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Proxy Settings
Disabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PSK (Pre-Shared Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Q
Quick Start Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
R
RAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-35, 115
Roaming Banner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Roaming Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
S
Settings Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 88-108
Acceleration Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-90
151
Index
Stopping Launch of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Launching External Applications . . . . . . . . . .44
Location Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 44
Location/GPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 55
Location/GPS Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Lock Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Locking, Mobile Broadband Device . . . . . . .28
App Launcher Tab . . . . . 14, 45-52, 59, 91
Client Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 17, 19, 92-93
Hardware Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Location/GPS Tab . . . . . . . 13, 55, 103-104
Mobile Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Sounds Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Update Settings Tab . . . . . . . . . . . 106-107
VPN Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 68, 107, 108
Signal Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Signal Strength Indicator
Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Signal Strength Indictor
WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
SIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Sounds Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Splash Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Sprint SmartView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Standalone Mode GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Start in System tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Support
Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Switching Modes
CDMA and GSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
T
Technical Support
International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Test GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
TKIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 72
Tools Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-20, 88, 111, 113
Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
U
Unlock Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Unlocking, Mobile Broadband Device . . . . .28
Update Data Profile (IOTA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Updates
to Mobile Broadband Device . . . . . . . . . .99
to Sprint SmartView Software 20, 106-107
Usage Data, Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Username
for WiFi and Dial-up Connections . . 19, 21
Username and Password Logon Window . 19,
21
152
V
VPN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-68
Autolaunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 108
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Configuring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Supported Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Using Thrid Party Clients . . . . . . . . . . . 108
VPN Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
W
Warning Messages, Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . 93
WEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
WEP Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-41
Closed Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-38
Data Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40, 72-73
Device Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Enabling/Disabling Management of . . . 93
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 130
Location Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 44
Network Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-73
New Network Options . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-38
Profile Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Searching for Access Points . . . . . . . . . 41
WiFi Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 15-16
WiFi Info Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 111-113
WiFi Protocol Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
WiMAX Info Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 61, 122
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 60, 122, 128
WINS Server Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 116
WINS Tab
Advanced IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
WPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 72
Z
Zero Config WiFi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Zoom Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
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