Broadband Setup - Setting up TMobile Broadband
setup process involved in getting TMobile broadband working
setup time: 5-10 minutes
Difficulty rating: Very straight forward
gone through the setup we found that providing your TMobile sim
card is topped up (if you are a pay
as you go mobile broadband customer) or enabled then set
up should take only between 5-10 minutes to be up and running.
Very simple and self explanatory!
broadband pack will be a case that contains the equipment
to get your TMobile broadband up and running.
Included in this pack will be:
- TMobile broadband USB modem
- USB cable
- USB cable with auxiliary data cable
- Quick start guide
- Sim card & top up card (for the pay as you go mobile broadband
- Setup CD (mainly for use with Apple Mac users).
instructions looked really easy to follow with only a few things
to do to get up and running.
starting, anyone who is going to be using a Pay as you Go mobile
broadband connection will need to make sure that their sim card
is topped up with credit before they will be able to connect to
the mobile broadband. The top up card will be located in the pack
and can be topped up in shops, online or over the phone***
up was to remove the sim card holder from the side of the USB modem,
it is located on the side of the modem and is easy to pull out.
The location of the sim card holder can be seen in the image to
then need to remove the actual sim card from the sim card carrier
by carefully twisting it. The sim card will be located in a credit
card sized plastic card and stuck to a piece of paper in the pack.
next need to slide the sim card into the sim card holder, there
is only one correct way to do this and it is marked on the underside
of the sim card holder.
Below is an example of the correct way to insert the sim card and
also an incorrect way. You need to make sure the cut edge corner
goes in first with the metal part of the sim card facing you.
way to insert sim card
Incorrect way to insert sim card
inserting the TMobile sim card into the sim card holder you need
to then put the sim card holder back into the USB modem. The correct
way to put this in is with the face of the sim card facing down
(if the top of the modem is facing up, indicated with the TMobile
logo being the top). View below for an example.
way to insert sim card holder
way to insert sim card holder
should make sure that your computer/Laptop is now switched on and
ready before you proceed to do anything else.
need to take the USB cable and connect the mini-USB connector (the
smaller connection of the two) into the USB modem (Note: there are
2 USB cables in the pack, you should only need the smaller cable
with the one small and one larger USB connections. The other USB
cable that has the mini-USB and the 2 larger USB connections is
only really needed when more power is needed and the light on the
TMobile web'n'walk USB modem doesn't come on.).
other end of the cable need the larger USB connection plugging into
the computer/Laptop. The computer should automatically detect the
new hardware and with most PCs the install program will automatically
start to run (it may take a minute).
are then a series of prompts to go through to complete the installation,
they are very straight forward and appear in the following order (you
should not really need to change anything as the default settings
and locations should be appropriate for most users):
first is to tell you to close any other applications before you
install the TMobile web'n'walk USB modem. Click "Next"
second is to agree to the License agreement. Click "I Agree"
location that the installation will be put is next. If you are
happy with the location that has been selected click "Next"
or browse for a new location.
you have to choose what name you want to appear in the Start Menu
folder, if you are happy with what has been suggested then click
will then see the TMobile web'n'walk mobile broadband start to
install. This may take a minute or two.
the install is completed you will see a prompt to tell you this,
you then need to click "Finish".
the desktop you should now see a new icon to connect to TMobile
broadband, it is the web'n'walk USB manager one, as seen
you have clicked this link you will have the web'n'walk USB manager
load up, from here you need to click on the "Connect"
button located at the top left, as indicated in the image below.
authenticated will then take place and you should connect to your
mobile broadband connection and be able to start surfing the Internet.
is what the web'n'walk connection manager looks like, with various
parts of it numbered with what they mean below.
1 - Connect/Disconnect button.
Changes depending if you are connected or not
2 - Transfer information. How
long you have been online and how much data you have downloaded
and uploaded in this session.
3 - Statistics. How much data
transfer you have done on a Daily/Monthly/Yearly basis
4 - Graph to show speeds. Green
is for Downloads, Yellow is for Uploads.
5 - The signal strength of your
TMobile broadband connection. The more bars the higher the strength.