I’ve written several articles related to various internet plans on this blog, and not until yesterday when one of our avid readers brought it to my attention that he needed to know how to configure his SIM for internet connections, then I realized I had to make this post.
In this little handy post, I’ll give you the manual configuration internet settings for Nigeria’s major mobile internet service providers, namely; MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat. Configuring your smartphone, PC or modem isn’t rocket science. All you need to know is the basic terms, and then you can configure any device.
Firstly, take note of the following terms and acronyms.
- APN: It’s the Access Point your internet service provider uses in making internet calls i.e to send and receive signals.
As at time of post, the IP, Port, Username, Password and Homepage play no major role in the manual configuration for internet settings in Nigeria. You might still want to know the default configurations for this networks as I’ll provide them below.
MTN Manual Configuration Settings
Here is what you need to configure your MTN SIMs on your android device, modem or smartphone device.
Account Name: MTN Nigeria
Access Point or APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
IP or Proxy Address: 010.199.212.002
GLO Manual Configuration Settings
Configure your glo line with the following settings
Account Name: GLO
Access Point or APN: glosecure
IP or Proxy Address: 010.100.098.022
AIRTEL Manual Configuration Settings
Here is how to configure your Airtel device for internet access.
Account Name: AIRTEL
Access Point or APN: internet.ng.zain.com or internet.ng.airtel.com
IP or Proxy Address: 172.018.254.005
ETISALAT Manual ConfigURAtion Settings
Another great network, here is how to configure the internet settings manually
Account Name: ETISALAT
Homepage: http://www.etisalat.com.ng OR http://mobile.etisalat.com.ng
Access Point or APN: etisalat
IP or Proxy Address: 010.071.170.005
If you encounter any issues while configuring your smartphones, modems, PC for internet connection using any of the above manual settings, feel free to let me know using the comment box below. I’ll be glad being of help. Cheers!