With a Cricket Broadband modem, you can access Cricket’s 3G cellular data service from your computer, just as if you were using a smartphone. If you want to then share this 3G connection with multiple devices, you need to set up a wireless router. As of May 2013, Cricket Broadband is only compatible with one wireless router: the Cricket Crosswave. With the Crosswave installed, you can share your Cricket Broadband Internet connection with up to four devices simultaneously.
Things You’ll Need
- Cricket Crosswave
- Connect the Cricket Crosswave’s power cable to a power outlet and then press and hold the “Power” button on the device until the power indicators light up.
- Launch a new Web browser tab on your computer and download the Cricket Broadband Connect software (link in Resources).
- Click the Cricket Broadband Connect software to open it, select your desired language and then click “Next.”
- Read the license agreement, select “I Agree” and then click “Next.”
- Select “Express Install” and click “Next” to have the installer install the necessary files on your computer. Click “Finish” when the installation is complete.
- Launch a new Web browser window and navigate to http:/192.168.1.1 to access the Crosswave’s administration panel.
- Click “Activate,” click “OK” and then navigate through the automated prompts to confirm your Cricket Broadband account information.
Tips & Warnings
- Information in this article applies to Cricket Broadband connections paired with the Cricket Crosswave wireless router. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.