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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

Question
is there a mobile hotspot device for someone without a pc or mac, just an android phone?
asked 3 years ago
by
Otonio
San Luis, AZ
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes I set my pro up with my andriod lg 670vm runing 2.2froyo nothing else I have full account access no problems at all
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
rhill
Cleveland
answer 2
I used my android tablet to set up my hotspot. It maybe a little of a pain to do on your phone just because of the websites size.
answered 3 years ago
by
Jason
answer 3
Maybe, but not here. You need a Mac or Windows PC to set up your Broadband2Go account and configure an Overdrive Pro. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive Pro you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device such as your Android phone.

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.
Question
Can Mobile device be used to make Voice and text on cell phone connected to wifi
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Don
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes I use an android phone a LG670VM and a voip app from playstore no problem
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
rhill
Cleveland
answer 2
If your question is regarding regular cell phone calls and texts...like if you lost signal in a basement and hook up to the Mifi....No. You have to have at least a cell phone signal to call/text. If you're asking this for Android/Apple Apps from App Store/Google Play Market, then yes you can use this for VOIP/Texting apps.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 3
maybe
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
If I live where I can use a Sprint phone, and currently can access data on my smart phone, will the Hotspot work as well? only 3G in my area right now
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jon
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46835
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Virgin Mobile is simply re-branded Sprint data service, so, anywhere you get Sprint 3G, you will also have Virgin Mobile service.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
answer 2
Not necessarily. Your coverage answer is on the top line of this webpage.
OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3164/kw/coverage

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage, or voice coverage.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can you use it for xbox 360
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Tasha
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
kathy
york
answer 2
Sure, any device will work as long as it has wifi.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
Question
Is there a downloadable manual for the Overdrive Pro?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bill
Virginia
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, look at the FAQs & guide tab of this Overdrive Pro page. (virginmobile ) download from there.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
At Sprint
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I keep my Mifi 2200 "plan" and use this device?
I have a mifi 2200 and would like to use this device instead of the mifi. Can I purchase this one and use the existing plan that I have with VirginMobile?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Scott G
Pittsburgh, PA
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes in a way. I purchased the Overdrive Pro a few weeks ago and called the Virgin Mobile 1-800 number to have the customer service rep. take my MIFI 2200 off the account and replace it with the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G. I was three days away from my plan renewal anyway. I saved $15 also because my new plan costs $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G data. Many of the old plan prices have been discontinued and replaced with $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G...or... $55 for unlimited 4G/with 5 GB of 3G data. Every now and then usually on cloudy days, my 4G signal gets weak and the device switches to 3G. That's not a problem since I don't stream video in 3G.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
G.Allen
Elizabeth NJ
answer 2
You'll have to buy a plan and set up a new account for the Overdrive.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
How many computers can you set up to this router?
to play online games.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Flava Flav
Portland
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
See page 44 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Max Wi-Fi users — You can limit the number of Wi-Fi users (maximum of five) that can connect to the device. A smaller number improves performance and
security.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
Question
Do I have to have sprint to use hotspot
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Mike
Fresno Tx
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. Virgin Mobile USA is who provides you the service.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I use an external antenna? How far from the device can I mount it?
I live in the basement of a 4-story, all-brick apartment building. I get no reception. The building manager will allow me to mount an antenna on the roof of the building. Would I be able to connect an external antenna to a Virgin Mobile hotspot (this model or any other)? If so, is there a restriction on how long the antenna cable can be? In my case, the cable connecting the antenna to the device would have to be at least 4-stories long.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Dan
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, mine Overdrive Pro (802s) has two ports located on the bottom edge of the device. They are located on either side of the micro USB port.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
No
The Overdrive Pro and MIFI 2200 do not have ports for adding any external antennas. Placing the device on a windowsill will give better reception. I only get one or two bars when inside my 1st floor apt.(which is good enough) and four or more bars when outside.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
G.Allen
Elizabeth NJ
Question
Can I set this up with an iPad?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Randy
Denver
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes it can. Just bought mine and it works well with the iPad, iPhone, Dell laptop and it also connects to printers to provide a LAN connection between items.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
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