Recently, I was checking out Tech videos on YouTube, and suddenly, I came across a video explaining how to make your Internet Speed Faster than normal using APN Settings… Funny enough, I actually needed it at the time because I had been having network issues for a while and I clicked on the video to see what it was all about.
Well, it worked! As shown in the video, I tried out the APN Settings, and my Internet connection became faster instantly after switching to the newly created APN. So, I decided to write an article on the APN Settings for Fast Internet Service anywhere in Nigeria. I’ll also be embedding the video I watched on YouTube for those who prefer a visual representation of things.
Before I get on with the custom APN Settings, let’s look at what APNs are? How you can change them and lastly how you set up the custom APN settings on your smartphone device.
What are APNs?
On mobile phones, an APN (Access Point Name) connects to the gateway between the local carrier’s network and the internet. The APN locates the IP address with which the device is recognized on the network, determines whether a private network is required, selects the appropriate security settings, and more.
For example, the APN for MTN is web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE devices and the account name for MTN is commonly MTN WAP or MTN WEB.
Different APN Settings Configuration Nodes
APN Type: MMS, WAP, WEB, Generic, and sup are the five APN types.
MMSC (Multimedia Messaging Service): This is only important when you’re using MMS. It is a very important requirement for most virtual network operators using MMS.
Proxy: Some carriers use the Proxy settings to establish a connection between the network and the Internet. It is very similar to the proxy on a computer.
How To Change Your APN!
To change the APN Settings on your phone, follow these steps:
- Refresh the network of your phone by turning the “Airplane Mode” OFF and then ON again
- Head on to “Settings” on your smartphone
- Click on “Sim Cards and Mobile Networks” or “Network and Internet”
- Click on the Sim Card that you currently use for your browsing
- Click on “Access Point Names”
- Click on “New APN”
- Now, use the settings I’ll be providing below to fill in the fields provided.
I’ll now be providing some very fast APN Settings you can use depending on what network provider you currently use… It could be MTN, Glo, 9Mobile, or Airtel. I’m going to be providing different settings for each network provider below.
How To Change Your APN Settings For Faster Internet (Video)
Fastest APN Settings for MTN
Note: Fill only the fields that will be provided for you here… Leave all other spaces BLANK!
Name: MTN WAP
APN: gloflat (all in small letters)
Username: web (all in small letters)
Password: web (all in small letters)
Fastest APN Settings for GLO
Name: Glo Internet
Security: PAP or CHAP
Fastest APN Settings for 9Mobile
|MMS proxy||Not set|
|MMS port||Not set|
|Authentication type||Not set/None|
|APN roaming Protocol||IPv4/IPv6|
|APN enable/disable||APN enabled|
|Mobile virtual network operator type||None|
|Mobile virtual network operator value||Not set|
Fastest APN Settings for Airtel
MMS Proxy: Blank
MMS Port: 80
APN Protocol: IPV4/IPV6
Airtel MMS Settings
Proxy: No Changes
Port No: Changes
Username: No Changes
Password: No Changes
Server: No Changes
MMS Proxy: 100.1.1201.172
MCC: Leave the default
MNC: Leave the default
Authentication Type: No Changes
APN Type: MMS
APN Protocol: IPv4
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4
Did you enjoy the article (APN Settings For Fast Internet Service Anywhere in Nigeria)? Well, I hope you did. If you have any questions you’ll like to ask and you need assistance, you can drop them in the comment section below.
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