MTN manual configuration settings

MTN manual configuration settings

MTN Group is one of the largest cellular telecommunications company in Africa. In 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to operate in Nigeria. Today, lots of Nigerians are using this network. If you are using MTN data bundles and have problems with Internet connection, there are several ways to solve the problem. One of them is getting your MTN manual configuration settings right.

MTN manual configuration settings: how to get

MTN autoconfiguration

In general, if you want to get the Internet configuration settings from MTN without self-installation, you can try to use the function of autoconfiguration. To do so, send an SMS “settings” to the number “3888” (type this information without quotes).

More often, this should take about 5 minutes for your phone to apply these configurations. When you get the reverse SMS from MTN, don’t forget to save your settings immediately to avoid mistakes.

But, there are also cases, then your phone, even if it’s modern can’t accept such info automatically. Still, it’s not a big problem to apply configurations manually.

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MTN manual configuration

MTN manual configuration

If you have an old phone, type the next information in your phone Internet settings:

  • Name: MTN WAP
  • IP Address:
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN):
  • Homepage:
MTN sim card

If you have a smartphone (Android, Microsoft, iOS), use these options:

  • Name: MTN WEB
  • Port:
  • Username:
  • Password:
  • Access point name (APN):
  • Homepage:
MTN service center

Also, don’t forget about right Proxy settings for your smartphone. To be sure, that you have them in the right order, follow the next steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Find a section “Mobile Network”
  • Open the section “Access Point Name”
  • Click “MTN WEB” or “MTN GPRS”
  • Delete the previous Proxy IP address (
  • Delete the Port address (8080)
  • Save the changes and try to Browse again
MTN cartoon

After all these steps your phone should be ready for Internet usage. If you still observe problems with the Internet connection you can try to visit the nearest MTN office or to get in touch with MTN support service and call “180” (without the quotes as well).

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