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Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

4G on the Fly. Connect your tablet, laptop, and other wireless devices.
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Questions & Answers for Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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can you use this with a desktop compact home computer ?
I have wired DSL HOW WILL MY DESKTOP PICK UP THE SIGNAL ?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Tom
Ohio
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Your computer must meet the System Requirements for the Overdrive. The Overdrive does not have an Ethernet port but can connect to your PC via USB or Wi-Fi.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.

See the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
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Is this Device Compatible with Windows 8?
I recently puchased a Laptop with windows 8--Just wanted to know if this device is compatible with windows 8, IF NOT are there any virgin mobile internet devices that are compatible?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Jennifer
Chicago, IL
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
The MiFi 2200 and Overdrive Pro devices are Windows 8 compatible.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
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can i this for windows 8
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
sonja
florida
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
The MiFi 2200 and Overdrive Pro devices are Windows 8 compatible.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does this device provide WIFI?
Use needed for TWO PSVITA (Non 3G) Systems and ONE Laptop
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Will
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web via the USB cable or with any Wi-Fi enabled device.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can this device be used with my LG bluray dvd player, it has a usb port and wifi internet?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
maria
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. The DVD player doesn't meet the system requirements for the Overdrive. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can i use my sprint overdrive pro with virgin mobile?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
julia
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Broadband2Go plans are only compatible with Broadband2Go devices from Virgin Mobile USA. Devices from other carriers or sources will not work with Broadband2Go plans.

You can buy Broadband2Go devices on this website or at local stores which you can find by clicking on Find Store at the top of this page.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
If I buy wireless router when do I start using it.
If I buy on jan 15 does it last till feb. 15. Or would I loose half the month? Is it for 30 days at a time? Would I be better off waiting till Feb. 1
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Glen
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Your month begins when you start your plan.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
do i need two devices
can i use the same virgin hot spot device,if i have an account in canada & the us. ?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
john
myrtle bch
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, you will need 2 devices and 2 plans for use across the border.

Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which only extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The VMUSA BB2G devices do not roam across other networks either. For these reasons Broadband2Go devices cannot provide web access when located outside the USA. There is no option to make Broadband2Go work outside the USA.

Virgin Mobile USA is part of Sprint Nextel and is not associated with Virgin Mobile Canada.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
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Do have to have a moblie devi e to use?
asked 3 years ago
by
Tony
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2Go device provides a mobile, wireless internet connection for laptops, notebooks, desktops or other computing devices.
answered 3 years ago
by
Dan L.
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Does it support a Google Chromebook??
asked 3 years ago
by
Jason
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. The Chromebook doesn't meet the system requirements for the Overdrive. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device or via USB cable.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
answered 3 years ago
by
Dan L.
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