Using a Hot Spot Device (MiFi)

The following directions provide information on how to connect to a MiFi wireless hot spot. (Note: For MiFi wireless hot spots you will not be using your Emerson credentials.)

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(Optional) If you have a brand new MiFi device please remove the battery pull-tab as seen here:



Setting Up the Device

  1. Power on your device - You will find the Power button on the top right-hand side of the device:

    Image of MiFi Power button.

  2. The device will run through a series of activation screens. On the final screen where it shows "The device has been activated" click OK:


  3. A welcome tutorial will appear (it is four screens in total). You may read through the tutorial, or you can click the Home button in the top right corner to get to the main screen:

    Image of MiFi Welcome Tutorial screen with a red arrow pointing to the Home button.

    (Note: If you ever need to return to the main screen you can hit the Home button.)

  4. The main screen will give you basic information showing that the hot spot is active. If you see a Plan Date on the main screen, the hot spot is active. (Note: If it says that there is no plan, please see Resetting the Device below.)


  5. Click on Wi-Fi Name/Password and you will see the wireless username and password for this device. Keep this screen open and go to your computer:


  6. On your computer, go to your wireless settings and locate the Primary Network Name (SSID) as you see it on the hot spot screen. Select it:


  7. Enter the password provided on the hot spot and click Join:


This should successfully connect you to your MiFi Device!


Having Trouble? Try Resetting the Device

Here are a few steps on how to Factory Reset the MiFi. This can fix certain issues such as if the device does not pick up the Sprint Wireless connection. The MiFi device needs a wireless signal in order to connect. If it does not pick up the connection, try this factory reset in a fairly open area:

  1. On the main screen of the MiFi hot spot click Menu:


  2. Click Settings:


  3. Click Factory Reset:


  4. Click Factory Reset:


  5. Confirm the factory reset by clicking Confirm:



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