How to open EE Huawei E589 web management page

As I blogged earlier, I’ve just joined the 4G revolution with a Huawei E589 4G mifi device from EE.

The device is a lot bigger than my Three 3G Huawei E586, but opens up the possibility of superfast mobile internet.

The first thing I wanted to do was to change the device’s SSID (the name it broadcasts) and network key (password). To do this, I had to access a web management page. According to the Huawei E589 user guide, this involves typing http://192.168.1.1 into your web browser.

This didn’t work for me, on a 2012 MacBook Pro or 2007 HP Windows laptop.

Then I cracked it. I switched my laptop’s wifi connection from my home broadband’s wifi router to the mifi. (The mifi was connected to the laptop by USB cable.) I then typed the web management address, above. This opened the web management page. I was able to change the SSID and network key to something more meaningful.

It’s a shame that the E589 doesn’t come with any instructions. Or that the online manual is far from clear. I hope this post will help you get started.

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