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I have a Vodafone 4G router which I am using for mobile broadband and it works well. I use the mobile broadband app on my iphone and ipad but I can't get SMS messages or access to the web application using the app. The screen changes colour and I get a spinning thing forever. It used to work but it stopped. I can't get into the router to check settings because I don't know the IP address and it might not help anyway. I would like the web app to work mainly because I have once more device connected than I thought and thats the only way I can see them. And who knows, pne day I might even get an SMS from Vodafone that actually matters. Nor can I see the SIM phone number without the app and trying to get the online so called 'help' desk to unerstand this just makes me want to kill myself. Any help appreciated. TIA
I have a mobile Wi-Fi router. When I bought it I used the web application to change settings with no problem. After the mobile Wi-Fi app became available, I used that but couldn’t and still can’t access web portal.
i have un-installed the app, re-installed the app but no use.
i called Vodafone who gave me the IP address but that won’t work either. Whilst talking to Vodafone, they told me to re-set the router. All this did was restore original settings which I don’t want, and because I can’t access the web application, I can’t change. Because of this my use is severely restricted. Not happy.
@CaptAlex - I’m sorry you’ve gone through those tests and it still isn’t working.
When you say you can’t access the web portal, do you mean one of the apps? If so, please take a look at the Vodafone Mobile Wi Fi apps we offer and how to download them (when you click the link, please select the 'Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi Routers' tab and then scroll down).
If not, then please let me know what’s happening.
Hi, thanks for reply.
No, I already have the mobile Wi-Fi App. On that App it gives you the option to go to the web application to success messages and settings. When I try to do this, I get the grey screen loading but nothing else. I have left it loading for 4 hours but no change.
please see two photos. The first is the app. You can see web application option. Second photo is what happens when I choose it.
Hey @CaptAlex, when you access through the web application or the IP address, it's actually the IP address of your Wi-Fi dongle. The webpage you see is built into it. It really should work unless your been given the wrong IP address, or it's being blocked, maybe by your internet browser or security software.
Have you tried resetting the dongle? That's the first thing to do.
If you know the model number, we'll be able to double check the instructions to ensure you using the correct IP address, it can vary between models.
Model number R216
Yes, I tried resetting it. Reference my first message. All that did was restore original settings that I didn’t want.
Because I can’t get into the web application, I can’t change them.
Hi, yes, it is a Vodafone UK sim.
i was outside UK when I took the screen shot, but the problem is exactly the same when in the UK.
I have a similar problem with my R216. The device is connected to the internet but the web portal page won’t load in the app or via a browser on either mobile devices or a PC. What’s the solution?
Identical problem with web portal application. Tried uninstalling application and using different phone as well. No go. Current version details as below:
|Web UI Version||2.035.8384|
In following this issue up, Vodafone support eventually said the web browser dashboard interface only worked for contracts and not for pay as you go accounts like mine.
This is strange as the web browser interface used to work with my dongle's PAYG account just fine. Moreover I can find no mention in their public information that the interface is not available to PAYG customer or has been withdrawn. When I pointed out the service I'd bought into had been downgraded out I got a legalistic reply to say it hadn't! This was of couse untrue and wholly unsatifactory. Clearly it would a waste of my time to pusue further so I haven't. I just actively don't recommend Vodafone to people.
In summary it's been a poor customer experience. I expect Vodafone has a lot of internal corporate guff about being customer centric. This is direct evidence that they aren't! Look elsewhere.
I was on a contract and it still wouldn’t work. I only used Vodafone because it was the only carrier I could get a 4g signal with where I was working. My previous experience with Vodafone has been terrible. Customer care is unbelievably poor and I cancelled my personal and 8 business contracts with them years ago because of it. I will never use Vodafone again and will always recommend friends/colleagues to use anyone but Vodafone. Their share price suggests others also don’t think much of them.