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BT Mobile Broadband
E180 HSPA USB Stick
Quick Start Guide
Welcome to your new E180 HSPA USB Stick
Thank you for choosing BT. This box includes your E180 HSPA USB Stick
which will give you access to the Internet via our high speed HSPA, 3G
and GPRS mobile networks. Whether you are in a café, on the train or in
an airport, the E180 allows you to stay connected and collaborate with
customers and colleagues from wherever you are.
This guide will take you through the simple process of how to set up your
new device so you can get started straight away.
What’s in your pack
First things first
Windows or Mac system requirements
Insert your E180
What is BT Access Manager?
Connect to the Internet with BT Access Manager
Removing the E180
Removing BT Access Manager
Safety information
Acronyms and Abbreviations
What’s in your pack
Your pack should include these items:
The E180
Quick Start guide
USB cable
First things first
1 Insert the BT SIM card into your E180, as shown below:
i. Turn the USB Modem
ii. With the notch in the SIM iii.Slide the cover
face down and slide off
card at bottom right, and
back on.
the cover in the
the BT logo upwards,
direction shown.
slide the SIM card into
the slot.
2 Before you plug in your E180, here are a few things about your E180 that you
might want to know first before you use it.
You can rotate the USB connector out of the top of the USB Modem.
Status indicator
Indicator is…
this means…
Solid Green
the E180 is connected to a GPRS (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) network
Solid Blue
the E180 is connected to a UMTS (3G) network
Solid Cyan
the E180 is connected to a HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) network
the E180 is removed and not connected
Intermittent blinking means the device is registered to but not connected to the relevant
network (connect using BT Access Manager).
Rapid Green blinking means the E180 is on but not registered/connected (eg. no network
coverage available).
Windows or Mac system requirements
To use the E180, your computer must meet the following requirements:
Spare USB port, compatible with USB 2.0 Full Speed
133 MHz or above, 500 MHz or above is recommended
256 MB RAM or more
Hard disk
50 MB or more free space
Operating system
Microsoft® Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32 bit)
or Mac OS 10.3.5 or above
Resolution of 800×600 or above, 1024×768 is recommended
Insert your E180
You will need to have your laptop switched on before you plug the E180 in.
This will ensure the BT Access Manager software installs correctly the first time.
1 Plug the E180 into the USB interface of your laptop.
If necessary, use the enclosed USB cable
to connect in confined spaces.
2 Windows® XP users: a setup wizard will start when you plug in the E180 (this
may take up to 2 minutes). Click “Next>” to install BT Access Manager and follow
the on-screen prompts.
Windows® Vista users: a setup wizard will start when you plug in the E180
(this may take up to 2 minutes). Select “Run Autorun.exe” to install BT Access
Manager. At User Account Control select “Allow – I trust this program” and then
follow the on-screen steps.
Mac® users: a new window will open, double-click the BT Access Manager icon
to launch the setup wizard and follow the on-screen steps.
3 Follow the prompts for the BT Access Manager installation:
4 Windows® users: after the program is installed, a shortcut icon for BT Access
Manager will be displayed on your desktop.
Mac® users: inserting the E180 will display a BT Access Manager CD icon.
Launch BT Access Manager by double-clicking the BT Access Manager icon in
the new window that will appear. You can create a desktop shortcut if you wish,
in which case the BT Access Manager icon will appear on your desktop.
We recommend that you remove the E180 before shutting your laptop down.
If you choose to leave the E180 inserted and shut down the laptop, see overleaf
for instructions on starting the program when you next power up.
What is BT Access Manager?
BT Access Manager is a piece of software that you need to install to use
your E180. It will search for the best available networks in your area and
allow you to connect to the Internet. To find out more about BT Access
Manager and for a full user guide including FAQs and Troubleshooting,
please visit
Connect to the Internet with BT Access Manager
Turn your laptop on and insert the E180. If you left it inserted, remove and replace
the E180 after powering up, to make sure your laptop detects the device.
1 Windows® users: double-click the shortcut icon on the desktop to open the
BT Access Manager software.
Mac® users: inserting or re-inserting the E180 will display a BT Access Manager
CD icon. Launch BT Access Manager by double-clicking the BT Access Manager
icon in the new window that will appear.
2 BT Access Manager will open up – click on the central icon to connect.
It may take a few seconds for all available networks to be identified.*
If 3G/HSPA is the only available network, the central icon will look like this
Connection available. Once successfully connected, the status will
change to
If more than one network is available then BT Access Manager will select the
highest priority network and its icon will appear at the centre (for example Wi-Fi
will appear as
Further information and help including a full BT Access Manager user guide,
are available from
* Mac® user experience will be different. You will only be able to connect to the BT Mobile network using your
E180 USB Stick and BT Access Manager software.
If you are still experiencing problems connecting to BT Access Manager contact
your Customer Services Department. Please refer to the Welcome Letter that
accompanied your BT SIM card and E180 for contact details and further
sources of help.
Removing the E180
1 Disconnect from BT Access Manager.
2 Right-click the Remove Hardware Safely icon usually found in the system tray
area at bottom-right of your desktop.
3 Select and stop the hardware related to the E180.
4 At the prompt “It is safe to remove the device”, remove the E180.
Removing BT Access Manager (Windows® users)
1 Click Start menu.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Add/Remove Program (Windows® Vista: click Programs and Features).
4 Locate and select BT Access Manager, then click Remove (Windows® Vista:
click Uninstall) and follow the prompts.
Before removing the BT Access Manager, unplug the E180 from your computer.
Safety Information
Read this safety information carefully to
ensure the correct and safe use of your
wireless device.
Do not use your wireless device if using the
device is prohibited or when it cause danger
or interference with electrical devices.
Usage near medical devices
• Do not use your wireless device and follow
the rules and regulations set forth by the
hospitals and health care facilities.
• Some wireless devices may affect the
performance of hearing aids. For any such
problems, consult your service provider.
• If you are using an electronic medical
device, consult the doctor or device
manufacturer to confirm whether the radio
waves affects the operation of this device.
Area with inflammables and explosives
To prevent explosions and fires in areas that
are stored with inflammable and explosive
devices, do not use your wireless device
and observe the rules. Areas stored with
inflammables and explosives include but are
not limited to the following:
• Petrol station
• Fuel depot (such as the bunk below the
deck of a ship)
• Container/Vehicle for storing or
transporting fuels or chemical products
• Area where the air contains chemical
substances and particles (such as granule,
dust, or metal powder)
• Area indicated with the “Explosives” sign
• Area indicated with the “Power off bidirection wireless equipment” sign
• Area where you are generally suggested to
stop the engine of a vehicle
Traffic security
• Observe local laws and regulations while
using the wireless device. To prevent
accidents, do not use your wireless device
while driving.
• RF signals may affect electronic systems
of motor vehicles. For more information,
consult the vehicle manufacturer.
• In a motor vehicle, do not place the wireless
device over the air bag or in the air bag
deployment area. Otherwise, the wireless
device may hurt you owing to the strong
force when the air bag inflates.
• Observe the rules and regulations of airline
companies. When boarding, switch off your
wireless device. Otherwise, the radio signal
of the wireless device may interfere with
the plane control signals.
Safety of children
Do not allow children to use the wireless
device without guidance. Small and sharp
components of the wireless device may cause
danger to children or cause suffocation if
children swallow the components.
Environmental protection
Observe the local regulations regarding the
disposal of your packaging materials, used
wireless device and accessories, and promote
their recycling.
WEEE approval
The wireless device is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of the Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC
(WEEE Directive).
RoHS approval
The wireless device is in compliance with the
restriction of the use of certain hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic
equipment Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS
Laws and regulations observance
Observe laws and regulations when using
your wireless device. Respect the privacy and
legal rights of others.
Care and maintenance
It is normal that your wireless device gets
hot when you use or charge it. Before you
clean or maintain the wireless device, stop
all applications and disconnect the wireless
device from your laptop.
• Use your wireless device and accessories with
care and in clean environment. Keep the
wireless device from a fire or a lit cigarette.
• Protect your wireless device and accessories
from water and vapour and keep them dry.
• Do not drop, throw or bend your wireless
• Clean your wireless device with a piece of
damp and soft antistatic cloth. Do not use
any chemical agents (such as alcohol and
benzene), chemical detergent, or powder
to clean it.
• Do not leave your wireless device
and accessories in a place with a
considerably low or high temperature.
• Use only accessories of the wireless device
approved by the manufacture. Contact the
authorized service center for any abnormity
of the wireless device or accessories.
• Do not dismantle the wireless device or
accessories. Otherwise, the wireless device
and accessories are not covered by the
Emergency calls
This wireless device functions through
receiving and transmitting radio signals.
Therefore, the connection cannot be
guaranteed in all conditions. In an
emergency, you should not rely solely on the
wireless device for essential communications.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
Your wireless device is a radio transmitter
and receiver. It is designed not to exceed
the limits for exposure to radio waves
recommended by international guidelines.
These guidelines were developed by the
independent scientific organization ICNIRP
and include safety margins designed
to assure the protection of all persons,
regardless of age and health.
The guidelines use a unit of measurement
known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or
SAR. The SAR limit for wireless devices is
2.0 W/kg and the highest SAR value for this
device when tested complied with this limit.
Body Worn Operation
Important safety information regarding
radiofrequency radiation (RF) exposure:
To ensure compliance with RF exposure
guidelines the device must be used with a
minimum of 1.5 cm separation from the body.
Failure to observe these instructions could
result in your RF exposure exceeding the
relevant guideline limits.
Regulatory information
The following approvals and notices apply in
specific regions as noted.
CE Approval (European Union) The wireless
device is approved to be used in the member
states of the EU. The wireless device is in
compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of the Radio
and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive).
Federal Communications Commission Notice
(United States) Before a wireless device
model is available for sale to the public, it
must be tested and certified to the FCC that it
does not exceed the limit established by the
government-adopted requirement for safe
The SAR limit adopted by the USA and
Canada is 1.6 watts/kilogram (W/kg)
averaged over one gram of tissue. The
highest SAR value reported to the FCC for this
device type was compliant with this limit.
FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
* This device should be installed and
operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm
between the radiator and your body when
using it via USB cable.
Acronyms and Abbreviations
The Third Generation mobile network
Central Processing Unit
Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution
General Packet Radio Service
Global System for Mobile Communications
High Speed Packet Access
Operating System
Personal Identification Number
Random-Access Memory
Specific Absorption Rate
Subscriber Identity Module
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
Universal Serial Bus
UMTS Subscriber Identity Module
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
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