MTN Internet Configuration Settings For 2G, 3G & 4G Network

As we all know today MTN network is one of the largest cellular telecommunications company in Africa at large and getting it internet manual and auto-configuration settings right matters for easy access to the online world.

In the year 2001, MTN Telecommunication Company became the first GSM network to operate in Nigeria. Today, MTN is one of the preferred networks by most Nigerians.

After subscribing to any of the MTN data bundles, and you still have problems with the Internet connection, in this article are several ways to solve the problem.

And one of these is either getting your MTN manual configuration settings or the auto configuration settings right.

Why MTN Configuration

For you to start enjoying high-speed internet connectivity there is a need for you to do the right MTN internet settings on your device. Such devices include smartphones that feature Android, iOS, and MiFi, etc

mtn configuration settings

Types of MTN Internet Configuration Settings

In configuring your MTN line for internet connectivity, you should note that the MTN internet settings are of two types and they are as follows:

  • MTN Auto Configuration
  • MTN Manual Configuration

To know the difference between the types of MTN browsing settings, let’s get started as soon as possible.

MTN Auto Configuration

The MTN auto configuration settings is an automatic process of configuring your MTN network settings for browsing. Here, MTN do the Internet configuration settings for you automatically without self-installation (manually).

Therefore, you can try to use the MTN autoconfiguration settings. To do this, you’re to send an SMS “SETTINGS” to MTN internet settings code number “3888” (Note, you’re to type this information without quotes).

After sending, in most cases this should take up to 5 minutes for your phone to apply these configurations automatically. When you have finally get the reverse SMS from MTN, ensure you save the settings immediately to avoid mistakes.

In some cases, MTN autoconfiguration settings will not work on your phone. This result as the phone modern can’t accept such information automatically. Nevertheless, it’s not a big deal you can still apply the configurations manually.

Also Read: Beginners Guide On How To Do MTN Welcome Back For Stolen, Lost, Or Damage MTN SIM. Here, you’ll learn how to do MTN Welcome Back yourself.

MTN Manual Configuration

As stated above, if you’re using an old phone that doesn’t support the MTN auto-configuration settings, the best option for you is to use the MTN manual configuration settings.

To do your MTN internet configuration settings yourself if you have a smartphone (such as Android, Microsoft, iOS, MiFi etc), use these options:

MTN Internet Settings for Android

First, you have to do the following below:

  • Go to Setting on your smartphone
  • Click on Network & internet
  • Navigate and click more Network or Mobile Network
  • Click on Access Point Names

Note, if you phone featured two SIM, select the SIM you’re to do the configuration on (MTN SIM).

After navigating to the phones network settings, locate the following sections below to do the necessary internet settings:

MTN network settings for MTN WEB

  • Account Name: MTN WEB
  • Port :
  • Username:
  • Password:
  • Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

MTN network settings for MTN WAP

For feature phones (i.e WAP settings) do the following settings:

  • Account Name: MTN WAP
  • IP address (Proxy): 10.199.212.2
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net

MTN Proxy settings

To check and know that you still have the right Proxy settings on your Smartphones, see the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Navigate to Network & Internet
  • Click on More Network or Mobile Network
  • Click Access Point Name
  • Click MTN GPRS or MTN WEB
  • Remove (Delete) the Proxy IP address: 10.199.212.2
  • Remove (Delete) the Port setting: 8080
  • Then save changes and browse again

Note, after all these steps above, your phone should be ready for surfing the web. And if reverse is the case as you still have challenges setting up your phone for Internet connection.

Please try and visit any of the nearest MTN Service Center or better still you can Call 180 for help.

MTN 4G Network Settings in Android and iOS smartphones

In this section, we’re going to show you how to do the MTN 4G network settings with different mobile phones. Let’s get started.

Follow the steps below to browse on MTN 4G network

Tecno, Infinix, and Itel Smartphones

For Tecno, Infinix, Itel with Android operating system.

  • Go to SETTINGS on your phone
  • Click NETWORK & INTERNET
  • Click MOBILE NETWORK
  • Click on Preferred network type and select 4G network

iPhone (iOS)

  • Go to SETTINGS and click MOBILE DATA
  • Then click on MOBILE DATA OPTIONS
  • Click on VOICE AND DATA
  • Select and click LTE

Samsung (Android)

  • Go to SETTINGS & click CONNECTIONS
  • Click MOBILE NETWORKS
  • Click NETWORK MODE & select LTE

VIVO (Android)

  • Go to SETTINGS on your phone
  • Click on DUAL SIM SETTINGS and MOBILE NETWORK
  • Click on SIM CARD INFORMATION SETTINGS & change to 4G

GIONEE (Android)

  • Go to SETTINGS on your phone
  • Click MOBILE NETWORK
  • Click CELLULAR NETWORK SETTINGS
  • Click on PREFERRED NETWORK TYPE
  • Select and click 4G NETWORK

OPPO (Android)

  • Go to SETTINGS on your phone
  • Click on DUAL SIM SETTINGS and MOBILE NETWORK
  • Click on SIM CARD INFORMATION SETTINGS
  • And change to 4G

Conclusion

The above simple steps to get ready for an unbeatable internet experience is achieved with the MTN internet configuration.

For the best browsing experience with MTN, the internet settings for different devices like smartphones (Android, iOS, MiFi, etc) is being discussed in detail.

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