How to Configure Your Phone to Browse With MTN,Etisalat,Glo and Airtel Networks

Do you want to learn How to Configure Your Phone to Browse With MTN,Etisalat,Glo and Airtel Networks? Enjoying data plans and bundles on  major Nigeria networks like MTN,GLO,ETISALAT,AIRTEL  is more easier than you think, although still look strange to newbies/novice .

However, due to rapid technological advancement and stabilization, things have changed.


Before anyone can effectively browse with his or her phone, it is imperative that your phone be configured, either automatically or manually.

READ THIS: How to easily check your Mtn, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat data bundle.

Some phones usually the China (Chinco) phones that makes lot of noise when switch on, doesn’t receive configuration automatically so this has made users of this model and brand of phones feel they can’t browse on their phone.
Today, I want to share how everybody can configure his/ her mobile phone manually and automatically.
By the end of this post, you will be able to configure your phone manually, if it doesn’t receive automatic configuration settings irrespective of the model you’re using.

MTN Internet Settings

How to Configure Your Phone to Browse With MTN,Etisalat,Glo and Airtel Networks

To start enjoying high speed internet, you need the right settings on your device. Please follow these simple steps to get ready for an unbeatable internet experience.

  • Text SETTINGS to 3888, free of charge.
  • The settings will be sent to you by SMS, please save the settings as soon as they are delivered to avoid deleting them in error

For the best browsing experience, find below internet settings for difference devices;

Smartphones & Devices (Android, iOS, MiFi, etc)

  • Account Name: MTN WEB
  • Port : 
  • Username: 
  • Password: 
  • Access point name (APN):

Feature phones (WAP settings)

  • Account Name: MTN WAP
  • IP address (Proxy):
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN):

To check that you have the right Proxy settings on your Smartphones, kindly follow the steps below;

  • Go to Settings
  • Click More Network or Mobile Network
  • Click Access Point Name
  • Click MTN GPRS or MTN WEB
  • Remove the Proxy IP address:
  • Remove the Port setting: 8080
  • Then save and browse again.

If you still have challenges setting up your phone, please visit the nearest MTN Service Center or Call 180.

This post will explore and explain how you can use internet on the major ISP providers (MTN, GLOBACOM, AIRTEL and ETSALAT) in Nigeria.
How to Configure Your Phone to Use MTN for browsing
MTN Automatic Settings
If you want to receive MTN configuration settings on your mobile phone automatically, send/Type “settings” to “3888” (without inserting any quote) as short message ,SMS. If your phone can receive the settings automatically, a settings will be sent to you which you will be required to save.
But if your phone doesn’t receive the settings, follow the manual settings as illustrated below.

MTN Manual Settings Name : MTN Browse
Port: 8080
Username: web
Password: web
Access point name (APN):

You can use the above settings on a
2G, 3G, 3.5G, 4.5G Network if you have the last 3 networks

How to Configure Your Phone to Use ETISALAT

ETISALAT Automatic Settings:
Based on research, ETISALAT does not have any code to receive an automatic configuration setting, whenever you insert an ETISALAT sim card into a mobile phone that can accept automatic configuration settings, ETISALAT will automatically send you a new configuration setting which you must save on your phone in order to access the internet through your phone.
But in case your phone does not accept an automatic configuration use the settings below.

ETISALAT Manual Settings:
Access point name (APN): etisalat
IP Address:
Port: 8080
(Leave blank)
Password: (Leave blank)
homepage :
How to Configure Your Phone to Use AIRTEL.
Before you can use your AIRTEL Sim to browse, you need to activate it first.


There are two ways to activate your AIRTEL for internet. The first method can be done easily online by visiting
while the second method is done by calling their customer care service through 111.

AIRTEL Automatic Settings By now you must have activated your sim as illustrated above if you haven’t used it before. To receive AIRTEL configuration automatically, Text internet (space) Phone model (space) Phone model number as SMS to232. For example, if you want to receive an automatic configuration settings for a Nokia 6300, You will text Internet Nokia 6300 as SMS to 232

Possibly you can do this,, AIRTEL Manual Settings Name:

Airtel NG
Access point name:
Username: wap
Password: wap

How to Configure Your Phone to Use GLO
GLO Automatic Settings To receive GLO 3g internet setting, just carefully. Type or text “ACTIVATE” to “444’ using a 3g mobile phone.
To receive Glo WAP settings, text your PHONE NAME & MODEL as SMS to 927 e.g. Samsung 3300 to 927.
GLO Manual Settings for Glo 3G/3.5G.
Manual configuration Name: Glo 3G IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: wap
Password: wap
Access point name (APN): glo3gvideo

For Glo Wap Manual Configuration (With Internet subscription bundle)

Account name: Glo Flat
Access point name: gloflat
IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: flat
Password: flat

For Glo Wap Manual Configuration
(Direct without any subscription plan)
Account name: Glo Direct
Access point name: glosecure IP Address:
Port: 3130
Username: secure
Password: secure
I hope this post has been helpful, you can now confidently configure your mobile phone to use the Internet without fear or fright!