How Do I Setup a Password for My Hotspot with Straight Talk?

This article discusses setting up the security option on your Straight Talk Hotspot device. The device does not come with security enabled, so you will have to pick a password and enable it yourself. A set of detailed instructions for setting the password are provided. All that is needed is a computer.

Christian Allen is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Apr 28, 2020

Your Straight Talk Hotspot device does not come with security enabled, so the first thing you need to do is enable the security yourself. Nothing will make you run over your data limit faster than somebody using your unsecured hotspot. To enable your Straight Talk Hotspot device' security option, just follow these instructions:

  1. Turn your computer on. Make sure that it is not connected to any other wireless.
  2. Click on the wireless signal icon.
  3. Look on the back of your wireless device. Note the last 3 digits of your device's serial number.
  4. Select your hotspot as your computer's wireless connection. It will be named UMX$ + the last 3 digits of your device's serial number.
  5. Type in your address bar.
  6. Enter your admin username and password.
  7. Click on the Wi-Fi tab.
  8. Go to Security Settings.
  9. For Security Type, select WPA2-PSK.
  10. For WPA Algorithms, select TKIP.
  11. Think of a password for your Straight Talk Hotspot device. It should be at least 8 characters long and have uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols for the highest level of security.
  12. Write the password down so you do not forget it, because you will not be able to use your hotspot device without it in the future.
  13. Group Rekey Time should be 0.
  14. Click on the Apply button.

Your hotspot will restart. Once it does, it will have the security option enabled. You will have to use the password every time you connect a device to it in the future.

If you have a problem setting a password on your Straight Talk Hotspot device, you can contact their customer service. They have phone, forum, and chat help options.

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