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Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
psubill78
Member

I used to have the Mifi 2200 - and was able to cable up to the mifi - and use the Vz Access Manager to authenticate to the verizon wifi hotspots at airports, etc.

 

In getting the 4510, I see the Access Manager is no longer used/needed/supported, so how do I authenticate now to use the wifi hotspots...

 

Support, and my local store had no clue.

 

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
RoyB_VZW
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In order to use wifi hotspots, VZ AccessManager 7.2 must installed and communicating with your Mobile Broadband device. Since the 4G devices do not use VZ AccessManager, there is no communication with the Verizon wifi networks. For more details and information, please click here

 

Thanks, 

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
RoyB_VZW
Sr. Member

In order to use wifi hotspots, VZ AccessManager 7.2 must installed and communicating with your Mobile Broadband device. Since the 4G devices do not use VZ AccessManager, there is no communication with the Verizon wifi networks. For more details and information, please click here

 

Thanks, 

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
psubill78
Member

Will Verizon be providing an alternative way for users of the newer Mifi's that don't support the VZ manager to authenticate?

 

~Bill

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
RalphT
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There is no need to authenticate on the 4G Mifi devices.  The programming is done over the air. 

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
Audobear
Member

I'm new here and may be missing the point but I don't believe that response answers the question.

 

As I read the question, and what I would like to know as well, is how can the 4G 4510 be used to logon to Verizon hotspots?

 

3G devices can do that. Why can't the 4510?  The answer may be that the 4510 has a lame USB port implementation that will work for nothing but updating.  

 

Telling us that the 410 doesn't work with manager software is not the answer.  The question is why not?  When will 4510 users be able to use airport hotspots?

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
phrider
Member

The Verizon WiFi web site is specific on who is eligible.... and it was part of my purchasing decision on the MiFi 4510L and my 2 year contract.:

 

From http://support.vzw.com/clc/faqs/VZAccess/verizon_wifi.html#item7

 

Who is eligible for Verizon Wi-Fi service?

If you are currently signed up for a Mobile Broadband or GlobalAccess monthly service plan on a month-to-month, one- or two-year contract term, you are eligible for complimentary Verizon Wi-Fi.

Note: Prepaid Mobile Broadband, Mobile Broadband Connect, and smartphone users are not eligible for Verizon Wi-Fi.

 

So, how do  MiFi 4510L customers get this to work?

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Re: Mifi 4510L - Use Verizon Wifi Hotspots
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I apologize if we were unclear before in our explanation. At this point this device is not supported for our free Verizon Wifi hotspots. We have lifted this up as a suggestion to our product team, but this feature will not be available at this time. 

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