Assuming you are using a Universal Modem or probably you Unlocked Your Modem to use any other SIM Network Service, but find it difficult to configure your Modem with any of the Nigerian networks, then this guide is for you. All Modems follow the same basic principle of configuration which I would outline below.

Note that without creating a Networks profile for your new sim, you can’t connect with the SIM and that’s the reason for this post.

How to Configure a Modems to Use MTN, GLO, ETISALAT & AIRTEL

how to configure modems network profile

Here is how to configure a Modem, Create a Profile for SIM Network Services, and connect to the internet with the network.

  • Locate where to create a Network Profile in your Modems program interface, most modems have it at
    Tools > Options > Profile Management.
  • Click on New, or something similar to create anew Settings. You would be required to fill in the Access Point Name (APN), Username, Password. Note that in all configurations, you are to select Static APN and not Dynamic APN.
  • Let me give you a run down on what to fill in those spaces above for each Network.


  • Access Point Name (APN):
  • APN type: static
  • Access number: *99#
  • Username: web
  • Password: web


  • Access Point Name (APN): gloflat
  • APN type: static
  • Access number: *99#
  • Username: flat
  • Password: flat


  • Access Point Name (APN): etisalat
  • APN type: static
  • Access number: *99#
  • Username: leave blank
  • Password: leave blank


  • Access Point Name (APN):
  • APN type: static
  • Access number: *99#
  • Username: internet
  • Password: internet

I hope this article was helpful.


  1. The problem I have with my Airtel modem is that I cannot get access to the internet.
    I have loaded my data plan,the light on the modem is green but when I connect,it connects but not internet.
    Please advise.

  2. Good morning, pls am having problem using my universal moderm on my laptop. teach me all i needed to know in using a moderm with Mtn line slecifically. Thank you. From Muideen

    Good morning, pls kindly assist me on how to use my moderm on my laptop, a universal moderm with an Mtn Network. Precisely how to browse unlimited. Thank You. From Muideen.

  3. hello Oscar, I bought a swift4GLTE while I was in Lagos but upon relocation to akwa ibom I discovered there was no swift net work here, I want to change the sim to glo, what should I do


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