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Previously we covered about how to connect supported 3G Dongles in any kind of tablets (Android based- BSNL Penta, HCL Me, Karbonn Smart tab, Micromax funbook, Swipe tab, Zync tab, Samsung galaxy tab and others) by using OTG cable. Most of multiSIM or locked or unlocked 3G Dongle and Data cards are capable to use as Plug and Play.

Screenshot- BSNL WS702C 3G dongle settings-20121129111727

What is Plug &play?

In simple word, Most of the PC or Laptop running in Windows Xp, Windows Vista, 7 or Windows 8 is supported plug and play type of 3G Dongles (the driver and dialer software installing after plugin 3G Dongle or Data card via USB port).

How to edit 3G Dongles or Data card internet APN (Access Point Names) settings on tablet

If your dongle supports plug and play with tablet then check out whether datacard connected to tablet properly (Blinking green or Red light signal in internet device) and 3G Dongle enabled on tablet setting.

For manual setting (Android 4.0 ICS interface) Go to Menu setting->more->mobile network->APN Name and then type for following network.

Full Demo How to connect 3G Dongles on BSNL Penta Tablet PC using OTG Cable or USB

Reliance 3G (ZTE MF 190) and Reliance Netconnect + (HUAWEI EC 159):

APN Name: Reliance | APN: # 777 |Username: net |Password: net | Mcc : 404 |MNC : xx

Tata Photon plus- CDMA- (HUAWEI EC156): select APN network Name as Tata

MTS MBLAZE”CDMA” (ZTE AC2746) – Name: MTS | APN : # 777 |Username : internet@internet.mtsindia.in  |Password : MTS | Mcc : 404 |MNC : xx

Airtel 3G (HUAWEI 1731C) and Airtel 3G (HUAWEI 1731B)- APN Name: Airtel Internet | APN : airtelgprs.com | Mcc : 404 |MNC : xx

Idea (HUAWEI E1732) – updated soon

BSNL 3G APN setting for Multi-SIM Data card:
Go to Menu -> Settings -> Wireless & networks-> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names -> New APN and enter the following details there.

2G- GPRS/Internet Settings: Name : BSNL GPRS | APN : bsnlnet | MCC : 404 MNC : xx

Note: MNC codes are differ for state to state and note down below.
MNC Codes for Various Stats:
34 : Haryana
38 : Assam
51 : Himachal Pradesh
53 : Punjab
54 : Uttar Pradesh (West)
55 : Uttar Pradesh (East)
71 : Karnataka (Bangalore)
57 : Gujarat
58 : Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh
59 : Rajasthan
62 : Jammu & Kashmir
64 : Chennai
66 : Maharashtra & Goa
72 : Kerala
73 : Andhra Pradesh
74 : West Bengal
76 : Orissa
80 : Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
81 : Kolkata

Any one tried other network 3G internet connections setting do share at our comment box and we will update soon.


  • i am using idea 3g dongle which i flashed and now using tata docomo 3g sim plz send me the apn settings and dial up no


  • Can you say how to connect ZTE ac2737 reliance netconnect + usb moden in my HCL me u1 tab………
    plz…… help me

    • To Aswin lal, If your tablet supports 3G dongle then the driver installation and connection settings are installed automatically by dongle and tablet.

  • BSNL 3g UNABLE TO CONNECT EVEN AFTER PUTTING DATA AS PER DIRECTION. All data like MCC no and MN no also updated..but no progress. PL help

  • please provide the information how to connect internet to laptop through intex dongle with idea 3G sim (please send the settings)

  • I have a karbonn st3 . Pl tell how to connect mblaze 3g dongle as lt says no internet connection all t time. Pl help sir.

  • Res sir i have a karbonn SMART TAB 3 with GELLYBEAN OS. AND HAVE A MTS 3G CDMA DONGLE (MTS EVDO ZTE AC2787), when i connect the dongle the tab shows the signals but it also shows no internet connection , as per your above instructions when i go to APN setting it also asks for many other fields too which are not specified by you. like – Proxy , Port, Server, MMSC, MMS Proxy, MNC, Authentication type, APN Type, APN Protocol, Bearer,
    plese helm me and suggest me how to do setting for the above dongle , thanks a lot .

    • Hi saxena, I have the ST10 tab and bought reliance netconnect+ and got stuck at APN section, as there is no save button. after 15days waiting today I was able to connect to net. what i did is tried editing the default MTS apn provided and pressed back button and it got disappeared. No APN. after that I tried adding new APN, for reliance, but I started entering data from below, MCC 406 and MNC 89(defalut one), then apn #777 and last name=Reliance and pressed the back button(the curved arrow at left side) and voila, it showed apn reliance without any save message, and dongle got detected from just full signal bars to full signal bars with a 3G on top of it, and internet was working.. Please try this for your tab before going for any formatting or restoring. My tab is not tinkered nor rooted. Hope you will find this useful.

  • helo sir. i have micromax 275 funbook. reliance broadband data card was not open with 3g dongle cable. In funbook AP enable/disable is not highletened. as per above instructions when i go to APN settings it also asks for many other fields too which are not specified by you. like- proxy, port, server,MMSC, MMS proxy, Authentication type,APN protocol, Bearer. Please helm me and suggest me how to do settings for the above dongle. thank u

    • Hi lakshminarayana, Connect with OTG cable and if your MM funbook supports 3G Dongle then you may get notification like" 3G Active".

  • Hello Thangaraju,

    I bought a Huawei 3G E173 data card that supports any network provider.
    I have a vodofone sim with 3G plan enabled. When I use this in the 3G data card, I get full Vodafone signal but when I connect to internet, It says network terminated and asks to redial. I am using window xp or Windows 7 OS. Also, the modem blinks green light. Can u plz tell how to get network connectivity.

  • please provide the information how to connect internet to windows xp through airceldatacard with vodafone 3G sim (please send the settings)

  • I would like to know the dongles that support my Karbonn Smart 2 tab. I have an Airtel 3G sim , will it work on my smart tab.

  • is when the beetel turns green,the tabelt icon shows 3g network that is used to show when i was using reliance though no connexion i have set this time,i'm trying…though with bsnl

    • reliance accespoint "Name" can be anything. for easy recognition keep Reliance as name then use apn as #777. in goa MCC as 406 works and MNC can be xx ie any two digit number. I kept the default one.ie 89 in my tab. Please try this. also if you dont find a save button dont panic, back button works as a saving button if you have a empty APN list and trying to add a new APN.
      Hope this helps.

  • Hi, I've got CUBE Tab, I tried to connect MTS dongle, as stated in other post but under APN section, its NOT showing any Connection Configured, but when i search for networks, its showing registered,

    But i'm unable to use internet, kindly suggest.

    Thanks in Advance
    Ashish (Delhi)

  • Is it possible to use usb modem in android mobile phones? The way I see, there shouldn't be essentially any difference between a tablet & mobile phone running Android. Anyone tried that successfully?

  • I have a Zync Tablet Z930 , and the list of dongle shows mf 190 supported .

    When I tried this USB MF190 with reliance sim i could not connect any net connection .

    Can any one tell me how to use MF190 with reliance sim in Zync z930 Android supporte tablet

  • I have lava z7H android ics system installed. my banl 3g data card zte mf180 is not working on tab can anybody help?

  • hi..sir
    i hav hcl me U2 tab,n i'm using micromax dongle
    i hav difficulty in connecting net to it
    the dongle never turns green after conctn ,n so no mobile network option…..
    plz help ..
    waiting for reply.



  • i have micromax funbook infinity p275 and i bought new mts blaze data card ac 2787 kindly help me how to connect my mts blaze ac 2787 to my micromax funbook please its very urgent is there any setting or it not support please let me know by sms if can 9831361399

    • Hi Shobha, Lets check your datacard supports with your tablet (In notification area you may get 3G dongle active signal for successful 3G dongle connection).

  • Sir i want to know that how can i connect idea 3g with hcl me u2 tab… Which dongle should be better for this.give me that model number. Please reply me soon… M waiting for your valueable feedback…

  • i have micromax funbook infinity tab p275 and i bought new mts blaze 3g dongle AC2787, i done apn setting but still i cant find any signal and as u say thangaraju ji i didnt get any notification of 3g dongel active please help me how to active 3g dongel its very urgent if i cant i lost my money please help me to connect it with my tab

  • Hello I have a micro max fun book pro and tata photon plus
    EC156 but I am not connecting this because APN is fully blank and
    I was create a new APN but I haven't success to save this APN so plz help me

  • pls send Vodaphone APN setting for my HCL ME V1 tablet.i cann't connect my tablet with internet by vodaphone sim

  • i have a bsnl penta ws802c dc 2g sim/ 3g dongle support

    but the sad thing is unable to use it as phone. apn setting getting detected . but it unable to recognize any mobile network ….. while searching it show some networks as 40441…40584…..many … like that ….not any names

    pls help me….. even i reinstalled the OS / Firmware … but nothing helped me …..pls advice

    thanks in advance…..

  • sir i want to know more about how to connect iball 3.5g dongle with bsnl 3g sim card to lava e-tab z7h .
    ple let me know more sir ….
    massage me sir on my email..

  • I have Milagrow 7.16 Pro tablet – MGPT07, i am trying to connect it to the Tata Photon+ 3G Dongle. I've tried the above solution but nothing works. pls help me getting connectd with it.

    • Hi Ritesh and Dattaraj, If your Tablet supports 3G Dongle then you will get Dongle Active status at notification area and then tablet will ready to connect internet. The solution is that, 3G dongle not supported to tablet.

  • Sir i want to connect tata photone cdma dongle to my hcl U1 tab. Kindly send proxy server name apn setting extra. Unable to open web page. Internet connection not showing but tower is there

  • I am using micromax funbook p300. i am unable to connect my Reliance netconnect+ (AC2738) Dongle to my tablet. Can u assist me what to do?

  • I am using MM P275 and MMX377G 3G USB Data Card. I am unable to connect Using airtel 3G sim inserted in the above MMX377G data card. I am not able to save the APN settings described by various authors such as APN Name (airtelgprs.com)and being flushed out after entering all the required details gathered from various web sites. Please help me find a solution. The APN enable check box does not become active. What I am I to do to get the benefit of using the Data Card?

  • i want to connect unlocked mblaze to my micromax infinity tab with tata indicom/tata docomo cdma sim .. bt when i try to do that it still says no internet connection.. red light is blinking in mblaze bt its not connecting .. it is also showing tata and reliance apn setting bt still not connecting …plz help me i dnt wanna waste my rs1500 …. i tried all thing bt nothing is happening ..

  • I purchased a Micromax MMX377G Data Card for use with mt HCL ME U1 Tablet. To my shock, I found that they were not compatible. Micromax also threw up their hands confirming the same.

    Is there any way I can make it work? Please guide and oblige.

    • Hi Sridhar, Micromax 3D data card not compatible with your tablet.. Better contact HCL customer care (either toll free or near by showroom)..

  • dear sir how to configure Zte MF190 data card (Airtel. sim) on Milagrow tabtop7.4 (MGPT4) android ICS Tablet? pls help!

  • which dongel support my tab and I am using airtel 3g unlock dongal when I use 2g connection it connect but when I use 3g sim tab blink and automatically off I am so upset how to use 3g in my tab now tell me plz………….zzzzzzzzzz

  • Hi friends,

    I have Micromax Canvas Tab P650. I have Tata Photon+ (Model- EC156). When I connect my data card to my tablet there is no light glowing.

    Is there any settings I have to do

    Can someone please help me to rectify this problem

  • i have hcl me y3 tab. also i have i-ball 3.5G connect wireless modem. please heip me how to connect it to my tab.

  • I bought Swipe 3 D life + tablet.When I connect Micromax MMX353G dongle with idea 3G sim,it blinks red/green.but no signs seen on tablet. How to start internet thru this dongle?

  • I have swipe 3d life+ tablet in which i want to connect unlock dongle name vodafone model no.;- k3770-z so how can i connect it

  • I have bought one ZTE dongle model MF 190..
    Although I am able to use Vodafone & AIRTEL sim for connecting it with my laptop..
    The problem starts when I am going to use Bsnl 3g Sim..
    The settings for APN as below
    Profile name BSNL East
    APN -static- bsnlnet
    Authentication mode
    PAPDial number *99#

    User name password blank

    Please help

  • Hi, I have karbonn st10 tab earlier the dongle was working fine but now when checked the apn was missing.
    But when i'm trying to add the details the apn details are not getting added, even after pressing the curve button. I have tried 10 times but still it's not getting added. Can anybody help me on the same

  • Hi i hav digiflip tab xt801 wd jellybean 4.3 n a multi dongle n was nt abl to connect internet wid dis dongle …evrytime i follow abve step it shws check connection parameter… pliz guide me hw to connect it

  • I bought a Huawei 3G E173 data card that supports any network provider.
    I have a vodofone sim with 3G plan enabled. When I use this in the 3G data card, I get full Vodafone signal but when I connect to internet, It says network terminated and asks to redial. I am using window xp or Windows 7 OS. Also, the modem blinks green light. Can u plz tell how to get network connectivity.

  • i would like to connect my cdma evdo zte ac 2746 dongle to my ubislate 7c+ tablet. please help me how can i connect this dongle to my tab,this tab support only external 3g dongle,please help me to unlocked my device.

  • im using vodafone network with huawei dongle on laptop so pls tell me which configure and how to set it on dongle and laptop for free 3g net plllllsss send me ans…..

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