Cradlepoint PHS300 Router Manual PDF (Setup & Configuration Guide)

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QUICK START GUIDE
Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection
Wireless Setup using a Mobile Broadband
(cellular) Data Modem or Compatible Phone
Connect Power Supply and USB modem.*
Then establish a wireless internet connection as shown below.
Register your PHS300
Personal WiFi Hotspot Today!
FREE
Technical Support
Special Offers & Promotions
cradlepoint.com/register
* Mobile Broadband Modem not included.
See your Mobile Broadband Service Provider for details.
What’s Included In The Box
3G/4G Personal WiFi Hotspot
Quick Start Guide
New Product Information
FREE
Firmware Upgrades
~ YOU WILL RECEIVE ~
Li-Ion Battery
AC Power Adapter
Windows XP
Open your computer’s “Wireless Network
Connection” to
associate with the router’s
“Wireless
Access Point.” This is typically
completed by opening the “View Available
Wireless Networks” window. After you
have highlighted the PHS-xxx, click the
“Connect” button.
Windows Vista
Open Connect to a Network by clicking the
Start button, and then clicking Connect. In
the “Show” list, click “Wireless”. You'll see
a list of the wireless networks currently
available. Click on the PHS-xxx network,
and then click Connect.
Mac
Open your Mac’s wireless connection list
by clicking the “Airport” icon on your menu
bar. Highlight the PHS-xxx.
1) Using either a Windows or Mac platform, open a
browser window. A default CradlePoint page will
appear asking for a password.
2)
The
password is the last six digits of the MAC
address
shown on the box label and on the
bottom of the router. This is a unique number
identifying your router.
3) Once you have correctly entered your password,
click “OK”.
You can now access the Internet.
Note:
CradlePoint recommends that WiFi security
be setup at this point. See the “
Setting WiFi security
on your CradlePoint Router
” section of this guide.
I
dentify the PHS300
find connection starting with “PHS”
PHS300
3G/4G
Personal
WiFi
Hotspot
USB
Power
Supply
Battery
Connect mobile
broadband modems
Share Your Internet Connection With Up To
16 WiFi Enabled Devices
(~150’ Range)
Place your PHS300 anywhere in your home or office for the best signal
Share your mobile broadband connection with all your WiFi enabled devices
such as:
laptops, desktop PCs, printers, VoIP phone, PDA, and more
WLAN
Signifies that the WiFi radio of the router is “On”.
Blinking indicates traffic.
NETWORK
CONNECTION
Indicates that recognizable cellular device is connected to the router.
Red
Connection Not Made
Orange
Connection is Negotiating
Green
Connection is Established
LED Status Lights
POWER
Signifies the PHS300 power level.
Red
Battery Charge is Very Low
Orange
Plugged into Wall Power, Internal Battery is Charging
Green
Plugged into Wall Power, Internal Battery is Fully Charged
or
Operating Remotely on Fully Charged Internal Battery
WLAN
NETWORK
CONNECTION
POWER
Finding Your Password and Network Name
MAC
ADDRESS
Media Access Control Address (MAC Address)
is a unique identifier assigned to the PHS300
Your default password for your PHS300 is the
last six characters
of the MAC Address
and can be found on the back of the unit.
SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is used to identify
your wireless network name.
Your default Network Name will be
PHS-xxx
You can change the name of your Network in
the Setup Wizard.
SERIAL
NUMBER
When you register your product online, you will
be asked for your Serial Number.
RESET
BUTTON
If you need to do a factory reset, consult the
CradlePoint Knowledge Base for instructions.
EXTEND YOUR
BATTERY LIFE
Turn your PHS300
OFF
when not in use for best battery performance
PHS-300
PHS-300
PHS-300
MAC: 00304402518b
Connecting To The Router
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Regulatory Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by CradlePoint, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the product.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Warranty Information
CradlePoint, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchases (or the first
purchaser in the case of resale by an authorized distributor) for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment.
This warranty
is limited to a repair or replacement of the product, at CradlePoint’s discretion.
Within thirty (30) days of receipt should the product fail for any reason other than damage due to customer negligence, purchaser
may return the product to the point of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price.
If the purchaser wishes to upgrade or convert to another CradlePoint, Inc. product within the thirty (30) day period, purchaser
may return the product and apply the full purchase price toward the purchase of the other product.
Any other return will be
subject to CradlePoint, Inc.’s existing return policy.
S
till Have Q
u
e
stions??
EMAIL
support@cradlepoint.com
CHAT
cradlepoint.com/content/chat-support
CALL
(208) 424-5054 Option #2
Monday-Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm MST
cradlepoint.com/knowledge-ba
s
e
visit
or
TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR THE PHS300
Setting WiFi Security on your CradlePoint Router
WiFi security is highly recommended by CradlePoint.
WiFi Security is separate from the
User Login Page.
Setting “WiFi Security” on your router prevents users from connecting
their
computers to your router unless they have your wireless security password.
Follow The Steps Below To Set The WiFi Security:
1)
Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing
in the address bar.
2)
Enter your default Administrative password.
This password is the
last six digits of the
MAC address
found on the label on the bottom of the router.
Once you have entered
the password, click
LOG IN
.
3)
Click on the
BASIC
tab.
4)
On the left panel, click
WIZARD
.
5)
Select
INTERNET SETUP WIZARD
then
NEXT
.
6)
Enter a
NEW PASSWORD
.
7)
Select your
TIME ZONE
from the drop down menu and select
NEXT
.
8)
Enter a new name for your network in the
WIRELESS NETWORK NAME
(SSID) field.
9)
Select your security mode:
GOOD
for WEP,
BETTER
for WPA and
BEST
or WPA2.
(Make sure your PC or other devices support the mode you choose.)
10)
Enter a personalized WEP or WPA Key.
You may want to write it down for future reference.
11)
Select
NEXT
then
SAVE SETTINGS
on the setup complete page, which will save
and then reboot your router to operate based on your new security information.
You’ve now secured your CradlePoint router from unintended WiFi access.
Your USB Modem or Phone Does Not Work With the Router
1)
If your USB data modem or phone is not working with the router, check the list of supported
devices to ensure you are using a supported device and carrier.
The device you’re using
must be supported on the carrier network providing your cellular service or it’s considered
an unsupported device, even if it is supported on another carrier’s network.
CradlePoint’s supported device list changes regularly.
We update our supported device list
after a device is certified and approved.
If the device you have is NOT on the list, that means
we do not support it at this time.
The SUPPORTED DEVICE list can be found at:
cradlepoint.com/support/phs300
2) Sometimes a USB data modem needs to be updated or have other configurations set correctly
in order to make a connection through the router.
If your USB Modem has not been updated
recently, it is recommended that you do so if it is having trouble connecting to the CTR350.
Simply insert your USB data modem into your PC and using the software provided by your
cellular carrier, access the Internet.
Follow the directions provided to complete the update.
Once you have updated your USB data modem, reconnect the cellular device to your
CradlePoint router and connect to the Internet.
If, after following the above directions, you are still unable to access the Internet,
contact CradlePoint Technical Support for further assistance.
You are Connected to the Router but Cannot Connect to the Internet
The status LEDs of your router will give you an indication whether or not a proper connection is
being made.
See the LED STATUS definitions below:
I Need To Update My Firmware
To support the latest features, modems, and phones, follow the directions below:
1)
Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing
in the address bar.
2)
Select the
TOOLS
tab on the top navigation, then the
FIRMWARE
menu on the left.
3)
Select
One-Button Firmware Update
for easy firmware updates.
If you experience problems,
you can also install the firmware manually.
1)
Download the new firmware by going to
cradlepoint.com/support/ctr350.
2)
Select the
TOOLS
tab on the top navigation, then the
FIRMWARE
menu on the left.
3)
In the
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
section, click
BROWSE.
4)
Browse for the new firmware file you downloaded in Step 1 and click
OPEN.
5)
Click the
UPLOAD
button.
The upgrade process can take a minute or two.
DO NOT TURN OFF OR UNPLUG THE DEVICE WHILE IT IS UPGRADING!
My WiFi-enabled Devices Can’t Get Past The Login Page
Some electronic devices may experience problems handling the Internet Access User Login setting.
Devices that commonly have trouble are, but not limited to:
iPod Touch
iPhone
Wireless VoIP Phones
To Allow These Devices Access,
follow the instructions below to disable the user login.
1)
Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing
in the address bar.
2)
Go to the
TOOLS
tab on the top navigation, then the
USER LOGIN
menu on the left panel.
3)
Uncheck the
REQUIRE USER LOGIN
check box.
4)
Scroll to the top of the page and click
SAVE THE SETTINGS
, which will save and reboot the
router with your new configuration.
Note:
Because the User Login page adds security and access control to others connected to your router,
you may need to enable additional security features such as WEP, WPA, or MAC Address Filtering (if you
are not already doing so) when turning off the User Login Page.
See the “Setting WiFi Security on your
CradlePoint Router” section of this guide for details.
Wireless Printers
most WiFi-enabled Video Game Systems
most WiFi-enabled Devices that are not PCs or Macs
WIRELESS CONNECTION
1)
If the NETWORK CONNECTION light is not illuminated, your modem is not connected
and online.
You may need to update your firmware.
Refer to “Your USB Modem or
Phone Does Not Work With The Router.” If, after updating, you are still not online, call
CradlePoint Technical Support for further assistance.
2)
If the routers’ lights are showing that you are online (green), try the following steps:
WINDOWS XP ONLY
a.
Click on
START.
b.
Click
RUN.
c.
Type “inetwiz” into the text box and click
OK
.
d.
Internet Connection Wizard will launch.
e.
Select
CONNECT USING MY LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)
and then
NEXT
.
f.
Uncheck all the boxes on this page and click NEXT.
g. Select
NO
to setting up an Internet Mail Account and click
NEXT
and
FINISH
.

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