Here are some frequently asked questions about Huawei E585 router, if you encounter questions when you are using E585, this anwers may give you some help.
How long does E585 router take to charge the battery from flat?
When charging with a mains charger it takes a maximum of 2 hours when not in use and up to 4 hours when in use.
When charging from a PC via a USB cable the charge time is up to 21/2 hours when not in use and up to 8 hours when in use.
How long does the E585′s battery last?
The Wi-Fi modem can work for around 41/2 hours when powered by the battery and in continuous use.
What is the Wi-Fi signal strength like?
To get the best signal strength try to position the modem near a window and not in a basement.
As a rough guide to signal strength:
When powered by a mains charger – up to 30 metres indoors.
When powered by a PC or with the battery – up to 10 metres indoors.
My Wi-Fi is getting hot when I use E585 for long periods of time?
This is quite normal. The router has a built in temperature protection function. This means that if it gets too hot it’ll turn
itself off to protect itself.
Can other people use my connection?
The E585 Wi-Fi modem has WPA encryption as standard with a unique WIFI Key password so no-one can use it without your permission.
How many people or devices can share my connection at any one time?
Up to 5 people. With increased users and high data downloading (ie streaming music) the speed may be slower.
What do I do if I forget my WIFI Key or dashboard login password for the E585?
Your Wi-Fi modem unique password codes can be found on a sticker on the inside back cover of the modem. If you’ve changed your Wi-Fi password or your dashboard login, you can reset them to their default settings by pressing the ‘Reset’ button for 5 seconds (as shown on page 11 of this guide).
Does the Wi-Fi router E585 work on Mac, Linux or Windows 7 computers?
Yes, Wi-Fi works with most Wi-Fi enabled devices. The dashboard is browser based so works with any operating system.