DHCP is enabled by default and the laptop grabs an IP address in the 192.168.0.0/24 range. When you open your browser, you are automatically redirected to the CradlePoint logon screen. The default password is the last six characters of the unit's MAC address, found on a sticker on the bottom of the case. After logging in, users are greeted with the unit Status, showing that the WWAN is already connected and has IP information from the wireless provider. CradlePoint does recommend using the Basic setup wizard to step you through changing the default password and setting the WWAN and WLAN configuration, however more savvy users can opt to set up everything manually.
The Advanced section offers firewall options for port mapping, forwarding, routing and other special needs. Depending on how you plan to use the PHS300, you may or may not have to ever use this. The Tools are useful for testing connectivity and managing the device, including upgrading firmware, setting system time, etc. Although 3Gstore included the latest firmware on CD, it was already loaded on the PHS300 and did not require updating. The last section is for user Help, and includes a ton of information available right through the router interface on each setup screen and option.
Let's wrap things up with some general use and conclusion.