Mobile Hotspot

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Contents

  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Micro-USB Charger

Overview

The mobile hotspot can be used anywhere* to get a wireless signal and connect any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device, laptop computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. to the Internet.

*A strong cellular signal is needed; if you're in a location where you do not get cell phone service, the mobile hotspot will not work either. Here is a coverage map.

Average 4G LTE download speeds are between 6 – 8 Megabits per second (Mbps), but performance varies higher and lower depending on a variety of factors. There is no cap on total bandwidth use.

Basic instructions:

  1. Charge the hotspot, if needed.
  2. Turn on the hotspot and wait for it to establish a connection.
  3. On your WiFi enabled device, locate the WiFi network, connect to it, and supply the password. The WiFi network name and password are on the back of the device.

CAUTION: Please avoid overcharging hotspot, which may result in overheating. Unplug the hotspot after charging to avoid overheating. Note the hotspot may become warm while charging, which is not a malfunction. However, stop using immediately if it becomes extremely hot. 

There are two brands of hotspots CADL circulates. They both connect to the same network and work similarly.

Loan Period and Fines

This item's loan period is two weeks.
A $2.50 per day fee will be applied if material is returned late.

Documentation

ZTE Warp Connect Hotspot (White Hotspot)

Franklin R850 Hotspot Documentation (Black Hotspot)

General Policies

This item is available for check out to CADL cardholders age 18 and older. Borrowers must sign the required Library of Things Agreement acknowledging financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.

CADL circulates many unexpected items. Many have different loan rules. See the quick details here. Item's individual pages have further details.

Library of Things (LOT)

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • patrons ages 18+ only
  • must sign agreement
  • patrons may only check out 1 Thing at a time (patrons may still check out other items that are not in LOT collection)
  • late fines vary

Launchpads

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • any age
  • late fines $2.50/day

Raising Reader Backpacks (RRB) and Dolls

  • check out for 3 weeks
  • any age
  • late fines 20¢/day 

Passes

  • vary by pass, read pass details