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
Aircelaircelgprs*99***1# or *99#BlankBlank
TATA Docomotata.docomo.internet*99#BlankBlank
Reliancercomwap or rcomnet*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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71 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation

  1. yatendra parashar July 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I have Zenefone 4 and any internet setting not working please tell me about this

  2. S.Singaravelu July 17, 2014 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Airtel 3G Huawei 3531datacard not responding in Linux 12.04 PC.When doggle is inserted it just shows CD icon and other files but not auto-configurating.

    In Net Work Connection – Mobile broadband connection the following displays come.

    Broadband Device:Any
    Provider: Airtel
    Billing Plan: Select Your Plan – Default – airtelgprs.com
    My Plan is not listed-Selected Plan APN

    What is this Selected Plan APN?

    How to configure the datacard?

  3. umashankar July 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    my tata docomo dongle is very slow speed
    plz send proper solution so net suefing high speed

  4. Virendra June 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I have micromax dongle (3G) Model No [MMX353W] with wi-fi and vodafone sim , 3g data plan is rechareged

    but when using in laptop i am unable to connect to the net…but data usage is showing at bottom of the screen. i have window 7 as OS…

    Pl give any proper solution

  5. surabhi May 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    sir i am using huawei E303F dongle with tatadocomo 3g data i can see the network but its not taking apn as tata.docomo.internet,i tried several times plz help..

  6. nabeeh May 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I unlocked a stc(foreign) dongle….i could surf using this from my home town ….but when i shifted to another town i couldn’t connect it…im using quicknet to connect to internet…when i click surf it shows connecting…then for a few seconds,maybe 5-10 seconds the surf button changes to disconnect…but when i try to browse that button is,again changed to surf

    • santoshkumar May 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      my bsnl sim is not working in delhi it worked properly in bihar.data & validity available also.plz advice me i use isurf datacard from 2 year

  7. Jeysingh May 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you.its very useful.now my datacard ZTE working superbly.

  8. Lakhan anand May 19, 2014 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Help sir,my bsnl sim was not working in reliance 3g dongle plz help me

  9. ace April 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    The BSNLNET access for a Vodaphone datacard…seems to be *99***1# well it actually works best on that number…the *99#
    or *99***2# don’t seem to work

  10. mahesh April 23, 2014 at 7:07 am - Reply

    i’m using huawei modem in dat im using aircel 3g i already connected but it’s not receiving anything but sending option is running kindly help me plz

  11. Pritam April 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    I am using AIRCEL connection in a Micromax 3G enabled dongle. Everytime I try to connect it shows that Dialling Failed. Retry Again.

    But when I switch to 2G network internet is getting connected.

    I have 3G activated but still facing the problem.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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??

  15. 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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