Configuring MTN F@stlink to browse using Airtel, Glo and Etisalat SIM

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Last November when I saw MTN advert of their 3.5G F@stlink modem going for the price of NGN8,500, I could not keep my mind of it till I finally bought it in December. The NGN10,000 3GB bundle for 30 days is too expensive for me (now) and the NGN500 50MB bundle for a day is simply out of the options, so I started with the NGN2,500 3GB bundle with access time between 10:00pm to 5:00am for 30 days. Unfortunately for me, there is no 3G in my area (in Lagos for that matter, I was over-shocked knowing that there is 3G in Akure, my friends say I should quit claiming I live in Lagos). I had to arrange a week in Akure to use up my remaining 2.7GB after struggling to exhaust 300MB for about 3 weeks. Anyway, now I am using Zain's 1GB bundle over 30 days (NGN5,000) on the MTN F@stlink modem. And I have also used Etisalat and Glo on it.

Now to the main content: How to configure MTN Fastlink for the other networks.
Once you have installed the MTN F@stlink software which comes with your modem, you can configure the modem to connect through any network of your choice as long as you have their network connection settings and data enabled SIM (most SIMs are by default data enabled).

All you have to do is to put the SIM in the modem, plug the modem to your computer, run the F@stlink software, wait for it to detect your SIM and network (if it doesn't then you should know how to make it do through experience). Once the network has been detected, click Settings icon on the big menu bar at the top, you will automatically be taken to the connection tab, click the Add button and fill in the relevant details --
For Glo:
Profile: Glo Internet
Dail Number: *99#
Tick Save Username and Password
Username: flat
Password: flat
Acess Point (APN): gloflat
Choose Obtain DNS server automatically
Choose Obtain IP address automatically
Choose PAP Authentication mode
Choose IP PDP type

For Airtel:
Profile: Airtel Internet
Dail Number: *99#
Tick Save Username and Password
Username: wap
Password: wap
Acess Point (APN): internet.ng.airtel.com
Choose Obtain DNS server automatically
Choose Obtain IP address automatically
Choose PAP Authentication mode
Choose IP PDP type

For Etisalat:
Profile: Etisalat Internet
Dail Number: *99#
Do not tick Save Username and Password and leave them blank (I mean username and password)
Choose Obtain Acess Point (APN) address automatically
Choose Obtain DNS server automatically
Choose Obtain IP address automatically
Choose PAP Authentication mode
Choose IP PDP type

And in case you wanna just know the MTN settings--

For MTN:
Profile: MTN Internet
Dail Number: *99#
Tick Save Username and Password
Username: web
Password: web
Acess Point (APN): web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Choose Obtain DNS server automatically
Choose Obtain IP address automatically
Choose PAP Authentication mode
Choose IP PDP type

Well that's all you need to connect, and all you need to browse with Etisalat, Glo, Airtel and MTN.

Please note that these settings are not free net surfing (popularly known as cheat codes), they are the authentic Glo, Airtel, MTN and Etisalat internet settings. So you would be charged, but with Etisalat www.etisalat.com.ng is free, just as www.mtnonline.com is free on MTN.

For any further clarification, feel free to ask in the comment.

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11 comments:

  1. Nice tip.
    I will give it a try using my Etisalat SIM on my MTN F@stlink. Please keep it up.

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  2. I will try my best to keep it up.
    Thanks.

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  3. Gr8 job bro. To use zain 3g service, the APN is internet.ng.zain.com, Username is internet and password is internet. you however need to but their 3g enabled data card from dia office. it delivers beta speed than regular sim u buy on the road and u dont need proxy server for it. For glo, u will need to get to dia office to buy data sim too for N100.00 then go through the activation process. collect the procedure instruction from them there. you would need to wait for minimum of 1hr after you satrt the procedure to be on the 3g service. once this is done, the apn is gloflat, username flat and password is flat too. and you are good to go. the down side of glo is that when you subscribe to a bundle plan, do not use the data sim on a none 3g device. you would be billed 15k per kilo even though u have an active bundle but dia one day plan for N500 gives you 150mb unlike mtn and zain that gives 50mb

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  4. Thanks Vickoy23.
    With the internet.ng.zain.com APN the proxy is not needed just as you said. Now I definately know more especially about the glo data service.
    Once again I appreciate your contribution

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  5. Plz guy i need etisalat nd mtn internet setting 4 HTC HERM200, pls i need it badly.

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  6. Hello facebook,
    Sorry for not replying sooner. Goto settings on your android phone and create the following access points.
    For MTN: Name: MTN WAP
    Access Point: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
    Username: web
    Password: web
    For Etisalat: Name: Etisalat Internet
    Access point: etisalat
    Username: wap
    Password: wap

    This is all you need to fill. Don't bother about any other settings parameter, like the apn type and proxy. With these three settings parameter above, you're good to go..

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  7. Pls what is the mtn code address.. My etisalat modem requires that pls!

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  8. Pls what is the mtn code address.. My etisalat modem requires that pls!

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  9. If your Etisalat modem is asking for a special code, that'll be the unlock code. You'll have to google how to get the unlock code for your particular modem, check the body for manufacturer (Huawei, ZTE...) and model.

    Sorry for the delay in replying.

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  10. Pls do these settings still apply currently?

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  11. Hi Anabs,

    Yeah, they still work. I keep them updated and current.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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