ZTE MF971R User Guide

ZTE MF971R Quick Start Guide

Getting to Know Your Device


The following figure is for your reference only.

  1. Power key
    • Press and hold for about 1.5 seconds to power on/off your device.
    • Press and hold for about 8 seconds to restart your device.
  2. WPS key Press and hold for 1.5 seconds to activate the WPS function.
  3. Indicator light
  4. Charging/micro-USB jack
  5. micro-SIM card slot cover and reset hole

Indicator lights

Connection Scenarios

The device allows multiple clients to surf on the Internet at the same time. The following figure is for your reference only.

A micro-SIM card can be used to access the Internet.

Installing the micro-SIM Card

  1. Open the micro-SIM card slot cover. NOTE:Do not remove the cover rudely, because it is connected with the device.
  2. Install a micro-SIM card to the micro-SIM card slot. WARNING!To avoid damage to the device, do not use any other kind of SIM cards, or any non-standard micro-SIM card cut from a SIM card. You can get a standard micro-SIM card from your service provider.
  3. Close the micro-SIM card slot cover.

Connecting to Your Device

Using Wi-Fi

  1. Power on your device.
  2. Ensure that your computer or other client devices have enabled Wi-Fi, and search for available wireless networks. NOTE:Refer to your Wi-Fi-enabled client device manual for further details on how to search for wireless networks. If you use a computer, you need to set your computer to obtain an IP address automatically.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi name (SSID) of your device, and click Connect.
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi password if necessary, and click OK. NOTE:Refer to the chapter Getting to Know the Wi-Fi SSID and Password to get the default Wi-Fi SSID and password.
  5. Wait until the client device is connected to your device successfully.

Using a USB Cable

  1. Connect a computer to your device with a USB cable.
  2. Power on your device. The operating system detects and identifies new hardware, and automatically installs the software.
  3. Wait until the computer is connected to your device successfully.

Getting to Know the Wi-Fi SSID and Password

You can view the label on the device to get the default Wi-Fi SSID and password.

Logging in to the 4G Mobile Hotspot Configuration Page

  1. Ensure that the connection between your device and the client device is correct.
  2. Launch the Internet browser and enter or http://ufi.ztedevice.com in the address bar.
  3. Enter the password to log in to the 4G Mobile Hotspot configuration page. NOTE:View the label on the device to get the default password.

Changing the Wi-Fi SSID or Password

  1. Log in to the 4G Mobile Hotspot configuration page.
  2. Select Wi-Fi Settings.
  3. Change the Network Name (SSID) or the Password in the Main SSID area.
  4. Click Apply.

Accessing the Internet

After a client device is successfully connected to your device, you can access the Internet in Automatic or Manual mode. The default mode is Automatic.


  • To change the current connection setting, please disconnect from the Internet first.
  • To modify the parameters of your device, log in to the 4G Mobile Hotspot configuration page.

Configuring Your PC

The following describes how to configure the Internet Protocol in Windows for your Wi-Fi connection.

  1. Right-click Network and select Properties.
  2. Select Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click Properties.
  5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically, and click OK.

Warning and Notice

To the User

  • If inadequately shielded, some electronic devices, for example, the electronic system of vehicles, may be affected by the electromagnetic interference caused by the device. Consult the manufacturers of such devices before using the device if necessary.
  • Operating the device may interfere with medical instruments such as hearing aids and pacemakers. Always keep the device more than 20 centimeters away from such medical instruments when your device is powered on. Power off the device if necessary. Consult a physician or the manufacturers of medical instruments before using the device if necessary.
  • Be aware of the usage limitation when using the device at places such as oil warehouses or chemical factories, where there are explosive gases or explosive products being processed. Power off the device if necessary.
  • Do not use electronic transmission devices in aircraft, at petrol stations or in hospitals. Observe and obey all warning signs, and power off the device in these conditions.
  • Do not touch the inner antenna area unless necessary. Otherwise the performance of the device may be affected.
  • Do not use the device in an enclosed environment or where heat dissipation is poor. Prolonged work in such space may cause excessive heat and raise ambient temperature, which may lead to automatic shutdown of the device for your safety. In the case of such an event, cool the device in a well-ventilated place before turning on for normal use.
  • Keep the device out of the reach of small children. The device may cause an injury if used as a toy.
  • When the device is operating, do not touch the metallic parts. Failing to do so may cause burns.
  • Use original accessories or accessories that are authorized. Using any unauthorized accessories may affect the performance of the device and violate the related national regulations about telecom terminals.
  • Avoid using the device near or inside metallic constructions or establishments that can emit electromagnetic waves, because signal reception may be affected.
  • The device is not waterproof. Keep the device dry and store it in a shady and cool place.
  • Do not use the device immediately after a sudden temperature change, because dew may be generated inside and outside the device. Do not use it until it becomes dry.
  • Handle the device carefully. Do not drop, bend or strike it. Otherwise the device may be damaged.
  • Only qualified personnel can dismantle and repair the device.
  • The humidity between 5% and 95% is recommended.
  • Do not connect the charger while using the device for a long period. Failing to do so will trigger the protection mechanism of the battery, and the battery will not be charged. If you want to charge the battery, please reconnect the charger.
  • Do not connect the charger while using the device for a long period or use the device and battery in non-operating temperature. Failing to do so will shorten battery life or cause battery swelling or leakage. If the battery shows signs of swelling or leakage, please stop use immediately.
  • For pluggable equipment, the socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

Battery Safety


The battery is not removable. Removal may cause fire or explosion.

  • Using ZTE-unapproved or incompatible battery, charger or power adapter may damage your device, shorten its lifespan or cause a fire, explosion or other hazards.
  • The recommended operating temperatures are 0 °C to 35 °C and the storage temperatures are -20 °C to +45 °C. Extreme temperatures can damage the device and reduce the charging capacity and lifespan of your device and battery.
  • Do not change or replace the built-in rechargeable battery in your device by yourself. The battery can only be changed or replaced by ZTE or ZTE authorized service provider.
  • Do not place the device or the battery in or near heating equipment, such as microwave ovens, stoves or radiators. Keep the device and the battery away from excessive heat and direct sunlight. If not, the device or the battery may overheat and cause explosion or fire.
  • Do not disassemble, squeeze or puncture the device, as this can cause explosion or fire.
  • Do not throw the device into a fire to avoid explosion.
  • Please disconnect the charger when the battery is fully charged. Overcharging may shorten the battery life.
  • When not using the device for a long period, please charge the battery about half and then store the device in a cool dry place.
  • If the battery damages or shows signs of swelling or leakage, please stop use immediately and contact ZTE or ZTE authorized service provider for replacement.


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Version No.: R1.0


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Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the independent scientific organization ICNIRP and include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless of age and health.

The guidelines use a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit for mobile devices is 2 W/kg and the highest SAR value for this device when tested at the body was 1.505 W/kg* with 5 mm distance.

As SAR is measured utilizing the device’s highest transmitting power, the actual SAR of this device while operating is typically below that indicated above. This is due to automatic changes to the power level of the device to ensure it only uses the minimum power required to communicate with the network.

* The tests are carried out in accordance with EN 50566, EN 62209-2 and EN 50663.


CE Caution

Battery Caution

Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

USB Port

This product shall only be connected to a USB interface of version USB 2.0.

Proper Use

As described in this guide, your device can be used only in right location. If possible, please do not touch the antenna area on your device.

Disposal of Your Old Appliance

For this product’s recycling information based on WEEE directive, please send an e-mail to [email protected]


Hereby, ZTE Corporation declares that the radio equipment type ZTE MF971R is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.

The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following Internet address: https://certification.ztedevices.com

The device is restricted to indoor use only when operating in the 5150 to 5350 MHz frequency range.

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