In case you have been using Unite Explore, Velocity or AT&T Wireless Internet, you must have come in a situation where you want to modify the default settings, create a Guest network for your friends and family or just block some devices from the network. All these things, and much more can be done in the mobile router admin dashboard. And in order to access it, you need to know the ATTWiFiManager login steps.
In this article we are going to tell you more about the ATTWiFiManager, what it is and how to use it to access your mobile router settings.
So, let’s begin!
What Is ATTWiFiManager?
Normally, when we want to login to our wireless router we generally use the default router IP (Default Gateway). Well, in some cases the router manufacturer provides an option to access the router settings using a local web address.
In case you are using an AT&T mobile router like the AT&T Unite Express or a similar one, this local web address will be http://attwifimanager/.
How To Use the ATTWiFiManager?
Let’s say you are using the AT&T mobile router, and you want to access its settings and configure the mobile router the way you like it. The following steps will describe what you need to do.
STEP 1 – Connect Your Device To The Hotspot
In order to access the mobile router settings, you need to connect your device to the network first. For this you need to enable WiFi on your device, then connect your device to the WiFi network.
First press the Power button and release it. You will see the Network name and WiFi password on the display.
On your device, go to WiFi and click on the network name that matches the one on the display. Click on it and enter the WiFi password presented on the mobile router display. This password is case-sensitive so be careful. Your device will connect.
This step is essential because it will allow you to access the router settings. If you don’t have access to the network don’t try this. The login process will fail.
STEP 2 – Launch The Web Browser Installed On Your Device
Now you need to launch the browser you already have installed on your device. A web browser is just a way to help the user access the router’s web-based interface i.e. the admin dashboard. This is where all the settings are stored.
STEP 3 – Visit http://attwifimanager
In the browser’s URL bar enter the local web address http://attwifimanager/
This local web address is practically used to grant you access to the router settings just like the default gateway, for example 192.168.1.1.
NOTE: The URL bar and the Search bar are not the same. In case you enter the local web address in the search bar you will see Google search results instead of the admin dashboard login page.
STEP 4 – Enter The Admin Password And Click Sign In
When the new page opens you will be asked to enter the admin password. Normally the admin password will be attadmin, unless you or someone else has changed it during the initial setup. It is case-sensitive so pay attention and enter it carefully.
After that click Sign In or Login and you will be granted access to the admin dashboard. There you can see your current WiFi SSID (Network Name) and wireless password, create a Guest network, block or unblock devices from your WiFi network, and so on. As you can see, when you access your router settings using http://attwifimanager you will have many options to customize your WiFi network.
Can’t Access ATTWiFiManager? Try This
Although the ATTWiFiManager login process usually goes without any problems, there are situations where the login process may fail. In case you experience this, here are a few things you need to check first:
- The distance from the hotspot can make the login process unsuccessful. Make sure to bring your device closer to the mobile hotspot.
- You haven’t connected your device to the hotspot’s wireless network.
- Connect your mobile hotspot to a laptop or a computer using the USB cable
- Try using 192.168.1.1 instead of http://attwifimanager
- Disable your antivirus temporarily and try again
- Make sure you are typing the local web address correctly. Missing one letter out or typing one slash mark (/) instead of two is often the reason why you can’t access the mobile router settings.
How To Reset The Mobile Hotspot To Factory Settings?
In case you change and forget the admin password, you will need to reset the mobile hotspot to factory settings. After that you will be able to login with the default admin password (attadmin).
However, before you do this it is important to know that all the changes you have applied to the AT&T mobile hotspot will be deleted and you will have to set the mobile router again. If you understand this, then you can continue.
Here is how to factory-reset the mobile hotspot properly if you don’t have access to the mobile router settings.
- Press the Power button on the device and release it. This will wake up the device.
- Now tap on the Home button.
- After that tap on the > button.
- Now tap on the Settings button.
- When you see the About button, tap on it and you will see the About screen.
- Now tap the Factory Reset > button and you will see the Factory reset screen.
- Tap the Factory Reset button and then click OK.
- The factory reset process will begin.
When the mobile router is powered back again repeat the login steps described above using the default admin login password.
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Now when you know the ATTWiFiManager login steps you shouldn’t have any problems accessing the mobile router settings and making the necessary changes. Just make sure to keep track of the changes you make, especially the admin password. You don’t want to bother with the factory reset process the next time you want to access your mobile router settings.
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