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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Password Safety Net

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Classic scenario:

    1. Boy gets shiny new object
    2. Boy is easily excitable, inherently lazy and automatically bypasses the instructions for the shiny new object
    3. As you would guess Boy can't get said shiny new object to work
    4. Boy threw instructions on the floor where the dog leveraged as a chew toy

Fast forward several years and the boy is now a tech geek but is still easily excitable, inherently lazy, and Fido still loves eating manuals.  This time the shiny object of the day is Alcatel?s RideFi, a great plug and play device for the vehicle of your choice.  Classic scenario revisited:

    1. Tech Geek unboxes RideFi unit
    2. Tech Geek is easily excitable, inherently lazy and automatically throws the device's box away.  (He has finally learned to not throw it on the ground where dog resides)
    3. Tech Geek lights the RideFi device up a few days later to try it out and said device doesn?t work because it is defaulted with password protection.
    4. Tech Geek is unable to find the box which provides the all important password.

So what do you do?   Alcatel wisely protected us from ourselves and placed the SSID and default password under the cover of the device.   Simply remove the cover, as pictured below, identify the ?Key? value and leverage it as the password.   Crisis diverted, an embarrassing conversation avoided, and internet connectivity achieved.  

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Until Next Time:

Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee.