What are the APN settings for Vodacom 4G LTE? Vodacom is the largest player on the mobile communications sphere in South Africa. It follows, therefore, that they are the largest mobile broadband provider. You are here because you wish to set up your new phone to get internet connectivity. In order for that to happen, you need to have the correct Vodacom LTE internet settings. That’s the information that we are going to give you in this post.
Vodacom LTE internet settings
The following are the APN internet settings for Vodacom 4G LTE in South Africa;
- Name: Vodacom 4G
- APN: internet
- Username: leave empty
- Password: leave empty
- Proxy : leave empty
- Port : leave empty
- Server : leave empty
- MMSC : leave empty
- Multimedia Message proxy : leave empty
- Multimedia message port : (Not Set)
- MCC: 655
- MNC: 01
- Authentication type : none
- APN type : default,supl
- APN protocol : IPv4
- Bearer : Unspecified
- Mobile virtual network operator : none
How to configure the APN settings for Vodacom LTE on an Android device
Those are the APN settings for Vodacom LTE (4G). But how do you configure these settings on an Android device. To get started you need to open Settings on your phone. Next, go to Mobile Networks. From there, click on Access Point Name. Finally, click on Add New (or on the plus sign to the top of your screen). Now you can add the Vodacom 4G LTE APN settings as given above.
Configuring APN settings for Vodacom 4G on a router (Huawei)
You may also wish to configure the APN settings for Vodacom LTE on a router. In this article, we are going to look at the example of a Huawei E5576 router. The steps will be slightly different depending on the router make and model that you have. The following is what you need to do;
- Log into your router. To do so, open a browser and type in 192.168.8.1. Here is a list of Huawei router IPs for different models.
- Log in using the default username and password. On Huawei routers, that’s usually admin.
- Once logged in, click on Network Settings.
- Scroll down to Profiles and click on the + sign to add a new profile.
- Enter the details given above.
- Make sure that the profile is set as the default.
- Click on the save button and exit.
- Restart your router.
What’s an APN?
APN stands for Access point names. It’s what enables your router to get connected to the Vodacom internet network. Without the correct APN profile, you will not be able to get connected. So, this is something that you need to be aware of.
On phones you can get these settings automatically
The good new is that on phones it’s easy to get these APN settings for Vodacom LTE automatically. All that you need to do is to follow the steps that are given in this post. You will then receive the settings that you are looking for via SMS and you can save them on your phone.
Once your Vodacom internet is up and running, you may wish to test it’s speed using the SA Broadband Speed testing tool. It’s useful to know whether or not your ISP is living up to it’s billing. You may also wish to leave a comment on our Forum.