Full Nigerian Internet Configuration Codes/Settings For Smartphones
Full Nigerian Internet Configuration Codes/Settings For Smartphones

Here is the full list of internet configuration codes for automatic configuration and settings for manual configurations, each platform is taken care of, that is each of Android, Java, Symbian and Apple (iOS) has its own personalized settings and codes so that you don’t have to worry about looking for each one.

There are about 4 major network carriers in Nigeria that provides internet services to its customers. Those networks provide many services from non-internet services like; Voice calls, SMS, Multimedia to internet services like; Web (Access points, GPRS, 3G, 4G etc), Data bundles for browsing, Live streaming and downloads. Although there a host of other network providers in the country but this four networks which are MTN, Glo (Globacom), Airtel, Etisalat are the biggest and also they are used by the majority and as such they are those we will at.

Important things you need to know


If you want to set up internet on smartphones like the Android-enabled devices like HTC or Apple device like iPad and iPhone it’s important you have an active data plan, in fact, it’s a must. Why do you need an active data plan? Because these smartphones are like half-produced computers, they load web pages with everything in it fast, like on PC, if you were to leave let’s say 750 Naira worth of airtime and after configuration, you open your web browser, the whole airtime(credit) will be wiped out. Put simply on some device without internet bundles (data) you can’t browse, even if you do then be prepared to load airtime each minute.

What are Internet Bundles and Data?


You may or might not have known what bundles or data are all about, it’s even possible for you not to know the difference, although there is not much difference. MTN, Glo, Etisalat, and Airtel have what they call internet bundle plans (or data bundle plans) for a wide range of smartphones, these bundles are a collection of internet data, specifying the exact amount of data and duration, basically, it gives details. Think of as the networks telling you via this bundles how to use and when to use your data.

Internet Data, on the other hand, is the “thing” that makes it possible for browsing, it’s just what you’ll get if you subscribe to a data bundle or plan. Data comes in two major formats Megabytes MB, and Gigabytes GB, mathematically the MB is lower than the GB. Nigerian network carriers measure the amount spent in loading web pages in kilobytes which is much lower than MB and GB, for those who use airtime to browse on average it’s 5 Naira per kilobyte, that’s a lot of money when how much kilobytes are used to load a single webpage is factored in, in some websites it takes 200-500KB to load them multiply them with how many times you refresh the page and visit other sites/blogs.

That’s why important you have to have an active data plan. For the various internet bundle subscription available and the codes for activation see Airtel cheep codes and a list of simple network subscription codes. The above links are cheap subscription codes which are best used on Java and Blackberry phones. I’ll soon come up with the full internet subscription codes for smartphones that run on Android and iOS platforms. In the meantime configure your smartphones first.

Internet Configuration For Java Phones



MTN Nigeria




On your phone go to Settings > Configuration > Personal Configuration > Add new > Web/access point > use the below configuration

Account name: MTN Access Point (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
 Username: wap password: wap Authentication: Normal Proxy Address: (Leave Blank)
Proxy Port: (Leave Blank).
MTN Automatic Settings This can be obtained through SMS, just send Settings to 3888.

Glo Ng


Manual Settings
Name Glo Direct Access Point Name (APN glosecure Username : gprs Password : gprs Homepage : http://www.gloworld..com Authentication: Type Normal or PAP or CHAP or PAP CHAP (varies depending on the type of device).

Automatic Settings To Push the settings to your Mobile phone, enter the phone number here and save.

Airtel NG


Manual Configuration for WAP over GPRS
Homepage: http://wap.ng.Airtel.com
Port: 8080 Access point: internet.ng.Airtel.com
Authentication: Normal

Automatic Configurations SMS the word INTERNET along with your phone’s make and model to 232. E.g, for Nokia Asha 200: Send internet Nokia 200 to 232. When your settings arrive to save it. If prompted for a PIN, use 0. If prompted for a longer pin use 0000.

Etisalat Nigeria

Name : Etisalat Internet
Username : (leave blank)
Password : (leave blank)
Access Point Name (APN) : etisalat
  Home Page : http://mobile.etisalat.com.ng
WAP Settings
Account Name : Etisalat WAP IP Address : Port : 8080

Internet configuration for Android 


Manual Settings First check to see whether data service is enabled, check whether you’ll see the EDGE/GPRS or 3G is on your Phone just beside the network bar. If not go to settings or tab the network bar and have data connection turned on. When you’ll do use this each network’s APN (access point)
To set up each access point follow this steps below
– Go to ‘Settings’. – To ‘Wireless & networks’. – To ‘Mobile Networks’. – ‘Access Point Names’ – Click the Menu button’ -Then select ‘New APN’. Then put the settings you that you find below. – After that press the radio button to select it.

MTN Internet Settings For Android

*. APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
*. Proxy:
*. Port: *.
Username: web
 *. Password: web
 *. Server:
*. MMSC:
*. MMS Proxy:
 *. MMS Port:
*. MCC:
*. MNC:
*. Authentication type:
*. APN Type: (spaces are to be left like that.)

Airtel Configuration settings

*. Name: AIRTEL *.APN: internet.ng.zain.com *.Proxy: *.Port: *.Username: internet *.Password: internet

Etisalat Internet Settings

*.Name: Etisalat
*.APN: etisalat
 *.Username: wap
 *.Password: wap

Glo configuration settings

* Name: Glo
 *.APN: glosecure
*.Password: wap
*.MMSC: http://mms.vtext.com /servlets/mms
For automatic settings use the commands that is used for Java phones which can be found above.

Internet Configuration Settings For iPhone/iPad (Apple iOS)


MTN internet settings for iPhone and iPad


Manual Settings

 Go to Setting > Cellular Data > APN Settings > APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria. net Username : Web Password : Web and save.

For automatic settings you’ve to put your sim card to another phone other than iPad or iPhone, then send Settings to 3888, receive the message and save it, then put back the sim card, wait for some time you’ll see the 3G icon, your phone is now web ready.

Etisalat Glo, Airtel Internet configuration settings for iPhone/iPad

For this three network, you have to add their APN one by one and save. The individual access point can be found above, the ones for Java can do the job.
For the Automatic settings try doing the sim card swap mentioned above, that is put the sim in another and send the commands, receive the message and save, and then put back the sim card and wait until you see the 3G Edge or any other indications.

Internet Configuration for Blackberry Phones


Airtel configuration for Blackberry smartphones


Port: 8080 Username: leave blank
 Password: leave blank
Access point name (APN): internet.ng.Airtel.com
Authentication: Normal

Etisalat settings

Access point name: Etisalat Username: blank Password: leave blank

Glo manual Blackberry settings

APN: gloflat
Service name: Glo 3G
 Username: flat
Password: flat.
 To put the setting, go to Menu by pressing or tapping the menu key and navigate > Network Setup on your Blackberry.

MTN Blackberry phone’s settings


Use the procedures for Java above, imputing only what you’re asked. All automatic codes can be obtained by sending them messages with the proper activation commands.

 As you’ve seen access point name and address (APN) are very important, so put them carefully and where they belong for this work. You’ve to subscribe to a bundle plan to be able to browse. You’ve to turn on your devices network settings this is for some smartphones.

Did it work for you? Comment below, don’t forget to share using the share buttons below. Remember “sharing is caring”.

By Chimatim

Mr Tim an author in nethelpblog.com, he writes for various digital and prints media platforms.

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