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Cricket A600 Modem

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Surf the Web, send and receive emails, check news, or get the latest sport scores, anywhere, anytime, within Cricket Broadband coverage areas. The swivel USB hinge works with a variety of laptop and desktop computers, and protects the USB connector when it’s not in use. The modem even has a microSD memory slot for use with microSD cards up to 4GB. The Cricket A600 modem delivers convenience, speed and power on the go or right at home.

 

 

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key features
3G
3G
Tri-band Mode
Tri-band Mode
MicroSD
MicroSD
 
Key Features
3G
3G
Tri-band Mode
Tri-Band Modem
MicroSD
MicroSD
Features
Text Messaging
Yes
Removable Memory Format
Micro SD
Storage Capacity
External Memory up to 4GB
Physical Characteristics
Antenna Type
Internal
Size
Small
Dimensions (H x W x D)
3.36 x 1.43 x 0.51inches
Weight (w/Standard Battery)
1.28 oz
Colors
Black/Green
Wireless Network Capability
Technology
CDMA
Mode
Tri-Band
Data Transfer Speed
3G (EVDO REV0, REVA) & 1X
Additional Features
Language
English/Spanish
Warranty
1 year
Contact Directory
Yes
 

included accessories

  • Y-Cable
  • Warranty Exchange Program
  • Quick Start Guide

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Downloads and Resources:

o Download the preloaded software for your PC or Mac computer.

o If you wish to use parental controls or filter certain content you’ll need to purchase software that accomplishes the monitoring service. If you wish to filter or restrict such content, go to: www.netnanny.com or http://home.mcafee.com.

 

System Requirements:

Supported operating systems:

o Windows 2000 (SP1), Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1), Windows 7

o Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

o Mac OS X Tiger (10.4+)

o Mac OS X Leopard (10.5+)

To install the modem and the software, these minimum system resources are required:

o Port: Type A USB port

o Processor: 150MHz or faster

o Disk drive: CD-ROM

o Memory: 128 MB

o Free disk space: 32 MB

o Dial-up networking: DUN bound to TCP/IP

Installation Instructions

 

Windows Setup Instructions

1. Close any Windows programs that are running and insert the A600 modem into USB port. The PC should recognize new hardware (A600) and install software automatically. (A pop-up window may appear when the PC recognizes the A600 modem. Double-click ‘Cricket Broadband A600 Installation’). • If the program does not launch automatically, go to my computer, select the ‘A600CD’ drive and double click ‘start.exe’ program. And then follow the instructions on screen.

2. Click Next.

3. Select a location for the program shortcuts, or use the default provided. Click Next.

4. Confirm Installation. Click Next.

5. Please wait for a short period while the PC installs additional drivers. Once Installation is complete, click Close.

6. Install Wizard for Cricket EVDO Modem launches. Click Next. Then click Install to begin installation.

7. After Installation is complete, click Finish.

8. Double-click Cricket Broadband icon on desktop, click Connect button to connect to the Cricket Broadband service. (Make sure no network or other modem/wifi connection is active).

o Notice window of activation message will appear. Select Yes to activate.

o An activation screen pop up is displayed: “Device has been activated successfully. Do you want to RESET the device?” Select Yes to reset the device.

o After activation is complete and modem resets, click Connect again.

 

Mac OS X Setup Instructions

1. Close all open applications and insert your A600 USB modem into the USB port.

2. Open the automatically mounted ‘A600CD’ disk drive and double-click the CricketLink Setup icon to launch the installer.

3. Click Continue on the Introduction Panel.

4. Click Continue on the CricketLink Read Me.

5. Select the destination (typically Macintosh Hard Drive) then click Continue.

6. Click Install.

7. If presented with an Authenticate screen, enter the Name/Password used to log into the computer then click OK. If presented with Type an administrator’s name and password to make changes to Installer, enter the administrator’s Name/Password. If you do not have administrator credentials, contact your system administrator.

8. Click Continue Installation.

9. Click Restart to finish installing the software and remove the A600 modem.

10. Once computer restarts, reinsert A600 modem.

11. Double-click Cricket Broadband icon on desktop, Click Connect button to connect to the Cricket Broadband service. (Make sure no network or other modem/wifi connection is active).

o Notice window of activation message will appear. Select Yes to activate.

o An activation screen pop up is displayed: “Device has been activated successfully. Do you want to RESET the device?” Select Yes to reset the device,

o After activation is complete and modem resets, click Connect again.

 

Removing A600 USB modem from the PC

 

WARNING: Do not eject the USB modem from your PC until you have followed the Safely Remove Hardware instructions for proper removal. Removing the modem improperly may cause a fatal error on your PC.

1. Double-click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray.

2. Select the correct option for your operating system from the Safely Remove Hardware window and click Stop.

3. Confirm the device to be stopped and click OK.

4. A Safe to Remove Hardware message appears, click Close.

5. Remove the A600 USB modem from your PC. When removing your modem, always grip it from the sides.

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Cricket is upgrading its CDMA network to 4G GSM and expects to stop offering CDMA wireless service as early as March 2015. THIS CDMA PHONE WILL NO LONGER WORK ON OUR WIRELESS NETWORK AFTER WE COMPLETE THIS UPGRADE.

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