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DashDrive Air Wireless Hotspot
That brings me to the third function of the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400; its ability to function as a wireless hotspot. The hotspot created by the DashDrive Air can support up to 10 connected devices.
To turn the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 into a wireless hotspot, first connect to it wirelessly as outlined in the previous section. Open the DashDrive Air app and go to settings. The default username and password for the DashDrive Air is admin/admin. Once you are in, click the Internet Access button and pick the wireless network that you want to share. You'll enter the network credentials to connect, and the AE400 will then broadcast the signal and any device connected to the DashDrive Air will also have internet access.
Quite honestly, I am a little uncertain about how useful this function will be. I suppose that if you are in a location where you have single device access to a wireless network that you want to share, but you don't want those you are sharing it with to have the username and password to the actual network, you could have them connect to the DashDrive Air instead. Other than that, I'm not really sure why you wouldn't just connect your devices to the actual network.
Now, it would be nice if the DashDrive Air AE400 could broadcast a USB tethered internet connection. My cell service provider is Sprint and I can tether a device, such as my laptop, through a USB cable without incurring extra charges. Without rooting my phone, however, I can't create a wireless hotspot. If the DashDrive Air AE400 could take that USB tether and turn it into a wireless hotspot. That would be nice. However, it would also probably be in violation of your contract and you might incur the wrath of your provider if they find out.
As a quick guide here, I'm going to layout all the default settings for the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400:
|Base Station Name (SSID)
|Base Station Password