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

Settings APN Access No. Username Password
Airtel airtelgprs.com *99# Blank Blank
Vodafone www *99# Blank Blank
Aircel aircelgprs *99***1# or *99# Blank Blank
Idea internet *99# Blank Blank
BSNL bsnlnet *99# Blank Blank
TATA Docomo tata.docomo.internet *99# Blank Blank
Reliance rcomwap or rcomnet *99# Blank Blank
MTNL 3G Postpaid – mtnl3g
3G Prepaid – pps3g
- - -
Uninor uninor *99# Blank Blank

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

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  1. Dheevar March 12, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    hi, I have a tablet with slot for 3g sim card. instead of using the dongle, I want to use the SIM card slot. I have removed the sim from the dongle and inserted in the sim slot in my windows 10 tablet. the tablet show the 3g network. how to I configure the further details to connect to the internet.

  2. Jeba February 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    What is the APN settings for MTS? Please provide exact answers…

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