WiFi Hotspot


WiFi hotspots make excellent travel companions. These Sprint R850 WiFi hotspots may be used in any Sprint service areas. Please visit coverage.sprint.com to see complete coverage.


Compatibility & Usage | Setup Instructions | More Help

Compatibility & Usage

  • Battery life around 8-10 hours from a full charge.
  • Includes car charger for on-the-go usage.
  • Maximum 10 devices connected to this hotspot at one time.
  • Coverage is in the USA only.
  • Expected average speed of 50 Mbps.
  • Compatible with devices with operating systems: Windows 7, 8, 10, MacOS 10.5 or later, Android 2.1 or later, tested successfully on iOS 10.1.1 and later.
  • Requires device that is capable of connecting to WiFi networks using the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standards.
  • Compatible with devices with web browsers: Chrome 36.0 or later, Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Firefox 3.1 or later, Safari 5.0 or later.
  • Replacement costs: $70

Setup Instructions

Step 1: To turn the Hotspot on or off, press and hold the Power Button on the front of the device for at least two seconds, then release.

Step 2: Press the Power Button again to cycle through a series of screens to view device information.

Step 3: Cycle to WiFi Name screen. This will be the network you will connect to. Then cycle to the WiFi Password screen and note the password.

Step 4: Select the same WiFi network name on your device’s wireless network settings screen.

Step 5: Enter the WiFi password when prompted.

More Help

Need more help with the library hotspot? Contact the Information Services Reference Desk at 224-233-1841 or .