Make sure your Pocket WiFi is on. If it isn’t, hold down the power button for 3 seconds.
The screen on the front will light up and display the Vodafone logo. It’ll then go through its start-up sequence, connecting to the mobile network and starting Wi-Fi. Allow up to 90 seconds for it to connect to the mobile network.
Check the Pocket WiFi screen and make sure you see ‘Voda AU’, ‘Vodafone AU’ or Vodafone AU R’ as this indicates you’ve got service. The coverage bars on the top left of the screen show how strong the mobile network signal is.
Make sure that Wi-Fi is switched on the device you’re connecting. Check the device’s user guide if you don’t know where this setting is. You’ll find Wi-Fi instructions for many phones and tablets we sell in our interactive user guides.
Search for available Wi-Fi networks on the device you’re connecting.
Select the network name (SSID) for the Pocket WiFi from the list.
If your device asks for a network security setting, select ‘WPA’ if using the Pocket WiFi or ‘WPA2’ if you’re using the Pocket WiFi Pro or Extreme. These are the default security settings that the device comes with.
Enter your Pocket WiFi network password/key in the password field.
You can allow your device to remember the network and password, which means it’ll automatically connect whenever the Pocket WiFi is switched on and in range.
Your device is now connected and ready for use. You can repeat steps 3 to 8 connect additional devices if needed. When you’ve finished using your Pocket WiFi, press and hold the power button until the display clears to switch it off.