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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117 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation

  1. NIlesh Talawdekar January 28, 2021 at 9:04 am - Reply

    We are using Airtel whenever LAN is not working, but while connecting Airtel dongle we have to remove the LAN cable & due to this we are unable to use our system software which is connected to LAN, request you to kindly advice the setting, how can we use the system software when LAN is not working & we connect the PC by Airtel Dongle.

    Thanks & regards,
    Nilesh Talawdekar

  2. vishnukant sharma October 17, 2019 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    can i use BSNL 4g sim in any dongle/data card

  3. Kabil September 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I have the correct settings however when I connect it doesn’t work for Airtel datacard. Also I see 2 profiles. How I can delete the profiles?

  4. Harmeet Singh November 20, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I have purchased a enter white dongle, but when at night its not used its going in sleep mode , and its not connecting automatically in the morning!
    If any body knows the problem please help me out ,

  5. Ashutosh Roy July 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Dear sir/madam,
    I have a dongle(tata photon 3G) I want to use airtel SIM card in dongle, 2 year before I was unlocked this dongle, but I am inserting airtel SIM card but not connect. Please help me.

  6. aarnav December 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    hey i have purchased new d link data card and i am unable to use as after inserting sim it shows no (U) Sim card please suggest

  7. Nilab December 18, 2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    How to configure a vodafone K3800 modem for Apple Macpro laptop ?

  8. Peter December 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I was able to locate – profile management and could see information… but problem is i’m unable to add/edit new APN in airtel 4g E3272 modem. Please help !!

  9. Soumitra November 29, 2016 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I have 3 g dongle of reliance a d usibg aircel sim.
    It is working in vio lap top but not in apple mack book air.
    Showing icon and asking for setup when going to connect asking for dial up number.
    What is the dial up for this.

  10. 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.

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

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

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