Verizon Mifi 2200 charging via USB cable – turn off tethering 4

We decided to roll out a few mifi’s, and we did not like the fact they decide to go into tethering mode when plugged in, and not wifi. So I pulled one open, browsed settings and came up empty.

I backed up the configuration and looked through a few of the settings, and one stood out : routeroverusb, changed that from 0 to 1 and presto!

FIX :

1) Go to IE while connected via Wifi and not hooked up to USB, punch in your Mifi device IP (default 192.168.1.1)
2) In the top right, put in admin as the password (unless you changed it), and hit enter.
3) Click on Advanced > Config File
4) Back up the config file
5) Make a duplicate of that file, and open it up with wordpad/notepad (note MS WORD).
6) Find the line : 0 and change it to 1
7) Save the file, and go back and upload it.

While you are at it, boost the maximum transmit strength from 13 to 25. In the same configuration file, find the line 13 and change it to 25 I do not know where they came up with 25, but I wouldn’t try it myself, might drain the battery on the device more, or cause it to be unstable. I have not tested that.

Now, back in the web administration page, select the File, browse, and then upload file to add the new configuration file. Wait for the upload to complete, you will get a popup/progress bar. The device will then reboot itself. If it doesn’t hard shut it off yourself, and once it’s back running, hook up via wifi (not usb tethered yet), make sure it works, then plug it in.

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4 thoughts on “Verizon Mifi 2200 charging via USB cable – turn off tethering

  1. Reply Marc Jun 15,2011 10:53 am

    Here is my complete config file. I cant find the line you are talking about can you point it out to me?

    1
    0.20P
    en
    1
    192.168.1.1
    255.255.255.0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    992107279
    Verizon
    Novatel Wireless

    1

    0

    1
    5
    1

    0
    30

    Verizon MiFi2200 D04A
    2
    0

    Verizon MiFi2200 D04A Secure
    2
    0
    2
    3
    0
    12345
    12345
    12345
    12345
    0918366
    0

    Verizon MiFi2200 D04A Temp
    2
    0
    2
    3
    0
    12345
    12345
    12345
    12345
    12345678
    0

    1
    0

    1
    admin
    3000
    0
    30
    3

    1
    2
    10
    86400

    0
    0
    0

    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0
    0,0,0,0,0,0

    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0

    1

    1
    mifi.admin
    admin.mifi
    0
    0
    1

    0
    192.168.1.2

    24
    24
    1
    1
    0
    992107412

    Config.xml ver 20 for Verizon 10072010
    1

  2. Reply Vivi The Mage Jun 15,2011 10:55 am

    Yours looks very different. Mine had a lot of configuration information, nothing like that. Are you sure you pulled the proper configuration file?

    What mifi version do you have?

  3. Reply none Aug 16,2011 2:55 pm

    these instructions are stupid! what is line “: 0”??

  4. Reply Vivi The Mage Aug 16,2011 2:59 pm

    You have to change it from 0 to 1, that is it. ez pz.

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