APN settings for USB Data Card/Dongle: Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea, BSNL, TATA, Reliance

Posted on Jul 25 2013 - 8:08pm by JayB

USB Dongles

If you are using a USB Data Card or USB Dongle on your laptop/computer to connect to the internet, you will need to set the correct Access Point Name (APN) settings of your telecom provider in the Mobile Application software in order to connect successfully. Most of the softwares provided along with the Data Card/ USB Dongle will have all the setting preconfigured, however incase you have messed the settings or need to enter the settings in a software which is not configured, you will need to enter the APN settings manually.

To enter the settings manually, follow the steps below. These are generic instructions and most of the software should have similar options.

  • Go to Tools > Option > Connection Type > NDIS or RAS Modem (For 2g sim) > Click OK
  • Go to Tools > Option >Profile Management > Select New > Enter Service Provider Name¬†into Profile name > Select Static > Enter APN as per the list given below > Press Save Button
  • Go to Connection – Select appropriate Service Provider – Click Connect

Here we have listed the 3G APN settings of all major telecom providers – Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea, BSNL, TATA Docomo, Reliance, MTNL

SettingsAPNAccess No.UsernamePassword
TATA Docomotata.docomo.internet*99#BlankBlank
MTNL3G Postpaid – mtnl3g
3G Prepaid – pps3g

Incase any of the settings are not working and there are any updates, please post them here.

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59 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation

  1. khsushi April 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hello Sir, I am using Idiea net setter & I want to use BSNL sim in Idea Net Setter. The speed is very slow please help me.

  2. jam April 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    you dongle is defected.you need to call idea people and lodge a complaint or go to manufacturer service center.if it is still under warranty then,they will replace your dongle or else they will repair for around 200 INR.

  3. Sarwan rai March 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    i have bought huawei E3531 and when i connect it using vodafone 2G.. its showing speeds upto 15-20 kbps but not able to open even google??

  4. SUNIL SINHA March 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    i have a Idea net setter dongle/data card. it is not detecting SIM & not showing any signal. is it block or lock…..? or is it damage. if any one have a solution, kindly solve my problem…..

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