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Unlocking a mobile WiFi device

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I used the online form to check if I could unlock my Vodafone MyFi device and I put in the model, IMEI number etc. then received an email with a code but I have no idea how I access the device to add the code...I popped into a Vodafone shop and was told it’s not possible to unlock these devices.  Is there a definitive answer about this please? Has anyone else actually unlocked one of these devices?

thanks.

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Hi @Yaza

 

This is taken from the link here: How to use your Network Unlock Code.  I chose Huawei and the R207, it may not be your device but the information should be the same.

 

  1. Insert your new network SIM card
  2. Connect the device to your PC or laptop using a USB cable
  3. Go to My computer and double-click on R207 (it may appear as a CD-ROM icon) to install the device
  4. Open an internet browser and type 192.168.x.x in the address bar to open the homepage for the device (the full gateway code can be found in the battery compartment of your device)
  5. When prompted, enter your unlock code and choose Okay

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Have you tried to insert an active alternative Networks SIM card and if so does any pop up .box show?

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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No but as it doesn’t have a display where would this be visible? Would it pop up on my phone when I tried to connect to the network with another SIM card?

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When it's inserted in to a laptop or computer does anything show up in the control panel ?

Going from previous posts people have unlocked these devices. 

If it wasn't possible Vodafone wouldn't supply the Nuc for it. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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I have it plugged into my Mac just now but it's only charging...nothing is coming up as attached to the computer.

I've tried a non-Vodafone sim card in it but it doesnt connect to the Internet and the Network symbol stays red on the device.

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Hi @Yaza

 

This is taken from the link here: How to use your Network Unlock Code.  I chose Huawei and the R207, it may not be your device but the information should be the same.

 

  1. Insert your new network SIM card
  2. Connect the device to your PC or laptop using a USB cable
  3. Go to My computer and double-click on R207 (it may appear as a CD-ROM icon) to install the device
  4. Open an internet browser and type 192.168.x.x in the address bar to open the homepage for the device (the full gateway code can be found in the battery compartment of your device)
  5. When prompted, enter your unlock code and choose Okay

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Thanks I’ll give that a try!

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Thank you so much..that seems to work as a message came up saying that it had successfully unlocked the device.  I can’t fully test it yet as the sim I used has no data left on it but at least I know how to do it again when I get a new sim.

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Plz what the unlocking code for vodafone mifi R218H

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@Quophiadom You'll need to request your own unique NUC for your specific Mi-Fi device via our online form HERE

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Hi , how long did it take to get the unlocking code from vodafone?

cheers

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Hi @Alessiocaforio 

If you're looking for your NUC, just fill in the form here. Once the NUC team have picked up the request, they aim to get the code you within 72 hours. If they need to check any of your details or contact the device manufacturer, it can longer to receive the code 👍

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Hi -

 

I followed the official process as posted here. Once I completed the unlock code request, I was told I would receive an email asking me to confirm my details. The body of this mail quoted the IMEI number I provided and asked me to 'press the red button' to verify my email address. The problem is, there is no red button to press?? The mail body looks a little truncated?? 

 

Can you offer any suggestions?

 

Cheers,

Phil

 

 

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Hey there @philnewell! Hmmm, that seems odd. What device are you trying to unlock?

Did you fill in this form? If so, we can check your account to see if the NUC team has picked it up. So we can do that, could you drop us a message on social media here.

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Hi I have the same issue as above. Have followed instructions in email also the ones suggested here but I can't seem to go to the page where I am supposed to enter the NUC. connecting with a usb isn't working either (it just charges the mifi but it does not appear in my Macbook's Finder. Please help?  Thanks 

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Hi @Mbounny, I'm sure we'll be able to get this sorted for you. You should be able to unlock your device by following these instructions 👉

- Insert your new network SIM card

- Connect the device to your PC or laptop using a USB cable

- Go to My computer and double-click on R207 (it may appear as a CD-ROM icon) to install the device

- Open an internet browser and type 192.168.x.x in the address bar to open the homepage for the device (the full gateway code can be found in the battery compartment of your device)

- When prompted, enter your unlock code and choose Okay.

Once you've done this, your dongle should be unlocked to any network. The first time you're connecting to your new providers network, you may have to install some software from them and add their APN settings. To do this, follow these steps, but add your new providers details instead of Vodafone's. Our Device guides also offer more information on connecting with you MiFi dongle. If you're still struggling to connect, pop us a little more information, along with screenshots of any error messages you receive and we'll be happy to take a closer look 🔎

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