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 B310 router comes with a LAN port, then under the WebUI you will get an additional option for Ethernet. In few WebUI’s you can get USSD option, but in others you can not get the same feature. If you run modified WebUI in your device, then you may find a USSD option, but in most of universal WebUI’s Huawei has removed this feature.
Now have a look on WebUI version 17.100.08.01.983, which belongs to E5573 MiFi. You can see there is no options for Ethernet.
You can access 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 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 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.
Above the menu, it will show info about new recd SIM, network, WLAN connected / disconnected, WLAN On / Off and Battery Status.
Under this menu, you can set Data Plan, connected WLAN clients IP address / host name, MAC address, connection duration. You can block 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 update for your device from Huawei server.
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 default profile according to the new network provider SIM card.
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 SSID / security mode / WPA shared key. You can also enable or disable SSID broadcast. If you will disable the SSID broadcast, only those user will be able to connect to your WiFi, who will know the SSID. It is good for security purposes.
WLAN Advanced Settings – It is for advanced users only. In most of the 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. Also allows you to set the DHCP lease time.
Under security options, 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.
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 screen shot.
Restore Defaults – If you have made some wrong changes, and want to revert it back to defaults, then you can use this options.
Reboot – This is used to reboot the device.