All the latest Huawei MiFi, routers, and Hi-link modems come with a WebUI. All the WebUI are similar to each other, and a few minor changes you can find out. Suppose the B310 router comes with a LAN port, then under the WebUI, you will get an additional Ethernet option. In a few WebUI’s, you can get the USSD option, but you can not get the same feature in others. If you run modified WebUI on your device, then you may find a USSD option, but in most universal WebUI’s, Huawei has removed this feature.
The above WebUI screenshot is of my Huawei B310 router, on which I have put WebUI version 17.100.05.01.74 of Australian Optus. I have explained, “How to change the WebUI of Huawei B310 Router“. Basically, my B310 device was locked to Airtel India, and there was no option to change the profile. But, after changing the WebUI, I can now create a new profile according to my choice. (A big thanks to Balwinder Singh for sharing these tips.)
Now have a look at WebUI version 17.100.08.01.983, which belongs to E5573 MiFi. You can see there are no options for Ethernet.
You can access the admin panel of Huawei devices at http://192.168.8.1 or http://192.168.1.1; if you have not already changed. If you are using Vodafone branded Huawei devices, then you will find the address http://192.168.0.1.
WebUI may have more than 5 Menu:
Home – It is the default page where you will land after browsing http://192.168.8.1 or http://192.168.1.1.
Under the Home menu, you will find out data received/sent, WLAN Status – On / Off, Current WLAN user, connection duration, etc.
From here, you can shut down the device remotely, connect/disconnect the internet, enable/disable WiFi Extender.
The above menu will show info about new SIM, network, WLAN connected/disconnected, WLAN On / Off, and Battery Status.
Under this menu, you can set Data Plan, connected WLAN clients IP address/hostname, MAC address, connection duration. You can block the connected host from here.
SMS – To receive and send SMS.
USSD – To send USSD command and receive texts.
Update – You can check firmware and software updates for your device from the Huawei server.
The settings menu is the most important in WebUI. It can be divided into more than 5 sub-menu.
Under Quick Setup, you can create a new profile or change the default profile according to the SIM card’s new network provider.
Dial-Up is also divided into three sub-menu.
Mobile Connection options help you to Turn Off the data connection, enable/disable data in roaming. It also allows you to disconnect the data connection after a specific interval if there is no device using the internet.
Profile Management – Already explained above.
Under this menu, you can select 2G, 3G, and 4G mode (if WebUI supports). You can also put network mode to auto/manual.
WiFi Extender – This option receives the WiFi connection from other WiFi devices and further provide WiFi to the other device.
WLAN Basic Settings
You can change the name of the SSID / security mode / WPA shared key. You can also enable or disable SSID broadcast. If you disable the SSID broadcast, only those users will be able to connect to your WiFi, who will know the SSID. It is suitable for security purposes.
WLAN Advanced Settings – It is for advanced users only. In most cases, you will not require to change it.
WLAN MAC Filter
Set MAC address filtering mode in the WLAN MAC Filter.
(1) Disable: Disable the WLAN MAC filter.
(2) Allow: Allow a client to connect to the device using the WLAN if the client’s MAC address exists in the MAC Address list.
(3) Deny: Deny a client’s connection to the device using the WLAN if the client’s MAC address exists in the MAC Address list.
DHCP is another important option under WLAN settings. You can assign the IP address for your device. You can enable or disable the DHCP IP address range. It also allows you to enable/disable the DHCP server. It also allows you to set the DHCP lease time.
You can find out PIN management, firewall switch, LAN IP filter, virtual server, special applications, DMZ Settings, SIP ALG settings, UPnP settings, and NAT settings under security options.
The system is another important menu in Huawei WebUI.
Under Devices Information, it will show the device name as the model number of the device, IMEI, IMSI, hardware version, software version (firmware version), WebUI version, LAN MAC address, and WLAN IP address.
Modify Password – You can modify the login password of the device using this menu. You can see the current user name at the top of WebUI, as in the above screenshot.
Restore Defaults – If you have made some wrong changes, and want to revert it to defaults, then you can use these options.
Reboot – This is used to reboot the device.