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Frequently Asked Questions

Compatibility related FAQs

Why does my USB hard drive not work with the Mobilelite Wireless but my USB flash drive does?

There a few possible reasons why a hard drive would not be detected. The drive may be using a unsupported format. The hard drive must be formatted in either FAT32, exFAT or NTFS. The Mobilelite Wireless does not support MacOS or Linux formats. The partition type could be GPT. This partition type is usually only used for boot drives and connect be read by the Mobilelite Wireless. You will need to change the partition type to MBR. You may have some type of security feature enabled on the drive. This could be some type of encryption or password protection software that came with the drive. This must be disabled.

FAQ: KFR-090916-MLW-18
Can the MobileLite Wireless device be used as a standard USB card reader?

Yes. When the device is plugged into a USB port on a computer, it will become a USB card reader and USB hub. If the wireless connection is on when you plug it into the USB port, you will need to turn it off before the the computer will detect it.

FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-02
Does the MobileLite Wireless device support USB 3.0 devices?
The MobileLite Wireless is a USB 2.0 and will be limited to USB 2.0 speeds.  USB 3.0 devices may be used with the MobileLite Wireless but will function as USB 2.0 devices. FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-03
What formats or file systems will the Mobilelite Wireless device detect?

The MobileLite Wireless supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and exFAT file systems.

FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-04
What is the maximum storage capacity that the MobileLite Wireless reader will accept?

The MobileLite Wireless reader will support up to 2TB storage devices.

FAQ: KFR-082913-MLW-14
Is the 3G USB dongle feature of the MLWG2 compatible with my 4G dongle?

Unfortunately, the MLW is not backwards compatible with 4G dongles. Only 3G dongles can be used for this feature.

FAQ: KFR-061814-MLWG2-02
What 3G USB dongles are compatible with the MLWG2?

This is a list of the compatible 3G USB dongles.

- HUAWEI E220
- HUAWEI E303D
- D-Link DWM156
- D-Link DWM157
- Alcatel-X230D(O2)
- HUAWEI E169
- MU Q101
- DATANG M5731
- MobilePeak Titan
- OPTION ICON225

FAQ: KFR-061814-MLWG2-03

How To FAQs

How do I reset the MobileLite Wireless back to factory default settings?

There is a reset button next to the power button on the MobileLite Wireless. It can only be accessed by using a paper clip. With the MobileLite Wireless on, press and hold this button for about 15 seconds or until the bridged LED lights up blue.The MobileLite Wireless will reinitiate and be ready for use once the WiFi LED lights up again.Note:This will not delete any data stored on USB/SD/SDC but it will remove any changes to the network I.D., password, etc.

KFR-042313-MLW-08

FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-08
I use MAC address filtering on my router. When I try setting up the bridge connection and I include the MAC address on the back of the Mobilelite reader, the bridge connection does not work. Is there a way to resolve this?

The MobileLite Wireless reader has two Mac addresses: One for LAN and one for WAN for bridging. The MAC address listed on the back of the device is the LAN MAC address and will not be the same as the WAN MAC address.The WAN MAC address is HEX digit (0-9 and A-F) higher than what is on the back of the device.

FAQ: KFR-070513-MLW-12
Can I transfer files between a USB drive and a SD card in the MobileLite Wireless device without having to first copy them to the tablet or phone?

Yes. Have both devices plugged into the MLW and open the app.

    1. Select the source device.

  1. On Apple devices, tap the check mark at the bottom of the screen to select the files and folders you with to transfer or select all. Then tap the copy/move icon at the bottom of the screen.iOS copy/move

    On Android devices, tap and hold on the file screen until check boxes appear under each file file. Then select the files and folders you with to transfer or select all. Then tap on the copy/move icon at the top of the screen.Android copy/move

  2. Then select the destination. On Apple devices, you will have the option to move, copy or create a new folder on the storage device. On android, you will only have the option to move or copy.

FAQ: KFR-082913-MLW-13
My network requires that I manually input an IP address or DNS server address. Can I use Ethernet connection on the MLWG2?

No. You can only connect the MLWG2 to a network that automatically obtains IP and DNS addresses using DHCP.

FAQ: KFR-061814-MLWG2-01
Can I change the default IP address of MobileLite Wireless?

No. The default static IP address (192.168.201.254) is non-configurable.

FAQ: KFR-061814-MLWG2-03

Problem/Solution FAQs

After joining the MobileLite Wireless network, I no longer have Internet Access on my device. What could be the problem?

MobileLite Wireless is its own wireless network. Joining this network will automatically replace your existing Internet connection, be it your iPad, iPhone, or home/office Wi-Fi network.MobileLite Wireless does offer a bridged network connection which allows you to access the Internet while continuing to stream MobileLite content. This feature basically allows you to “bridge” together two networks.

To do this, connect to MobileLite Wireless network and follow these steps:

  1. Open the MobileLite Wireless App. If you are using Android, choose your MobileLite Wireless from the device list.
  2. Tap the menu icon at the top right corner
  3. Tap the ‘Settings’ option
  4. Under ‘Network Connection’, select the network you would use to access the Internet. Note: If the selected network is protected by a password, you will need to supply it here in order for the bridging function to work.
  5. The MobileLite Wireless reader will then reboot. You may need to go into your Wi-Fi settings and reconnect to the MobileLite Wireless network once the reader is rebooted.
  6. Once you’ve connected and authenticated to the network:
       a) A ‘check mark’ will appear next to the network you chose, indication that the bridging function is working properly –and-
       b) The bridged LED will light up blue in color. You can now stream content from the MobileLite Wireless network AND access the internet.

KFR-051614-MLW-06

FAQ: KFR-051614-MLW-06
The MobileLite Wireless is detected but I cannot view any of the contents, the connection with the MobileLite Wireless is frequently lost, or the device sometimes fails to connect. What could be the problem?

This may need to change the default Wi-Fi channel. The MobileLite Wireless defaults to channel 11.If there are already too many connections near you using this channel, it could cause the MobileLite Wireless not to connect.

To resolve this:

  1. Open the MobileLite Wireless App. If you are using Android, choose your MobileLite Wireless from the device list.
  2. Tap the menu icon at the top right corner.
  3. Tap the ‘Settings’ option.
  4. Under ‘MobileLite Wireless Connection’, select ‘Wireless Channel’.
  5. Tap on the desired ‘Wireless Channel’ and reconnect to the MobileLite Wireless after reboot.
FAQ: KFR-050614-MLW-07
When I try to run the MobileLite Wireless app, I get an error stating "Searching for MobileLite Wireless . . .". The MobileLite Wireless is connected properly. How do I resolve this?

First make sure there is another WiFi connection available besides the MobileLite Wireless and you are connected to it. Then try the following:

  1. Reveal all running apps and close the MobileLite Wireless app.
  2. On iPad or iPhone, Double tap the Home button on the iPad. Hold down on the MobileLite Wireless App until it has a minus ( - ) in the upper left corner. Pressing and releasing on the minus will close the App.
  3. Reboot the MobileLite Wireless device and then go into network settings and make sure the MobileLite Wireless network is selected and connecting.
  4. Press your Home button on your device and open up the MobileLite Wireless app and see if it is detected.
  5. If you're still faced with the problem, the next thing to try is to go into the WiFi Settings of the device and “forget” the MobileLite Wireless network.Refer to your user guide of your device for this.
  6. Go back to the device’s WiFi Settings and try re-joining to the MobileLite Wireless network again.
  7. Then try step 3 again.

If you are still having problems, please contact our technical support.

FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-09
I only see the option to protect the MobileLite Wireless with WPA2 encryption but my home network is setup with WEP encryption, will this cause a conflict when I try to bridged the networks?

The MobileLite Wireless device has two configurations when it comes to security.The ‘Off’ state indicates that the device will not be password protected with WPA2 security, which will virtually allow anyone to connect to the device.

The ‘On’ state indicates that the device will be password protected with WPA2 security and only those supplied with the password will be able to connect to the MobileLite Wireless device.

The on/off state will only come into play when trying to access the contents that are available by the MobileLite Wireless device.

The MobileLite Wireless device supports both WEP and WPA2 bridged connections.

FAQ: KFR-042313-MLW-11
When I connect my external USB hard drive to the MLW, it is not shown in the app. USB flash drives work OK. How do I resolve this?

In some cases, external USB drives will need to be connected to the MLW before it is powered on in order for the app to see the drive. Also verify the drive is formatted in one of the following file systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS, or exFAT. Also, you will need to disable any security enabled on the USB hard drive such as BitLocker or security software that came with the drive.

FAQ: KFR-033015-MLW-16

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