Mtn change over

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Really battling to connect the new mtn Sim card in my fixed wireless device. I have changed apn settings as per instructions and nothing.... I've had to go back to the cell c Sim which will expire tomorrow. Please help...
asked Nov 29 in Fixed Wireless Internet by Ronwynne (250 points)
Have you had any luck yet?
Hi yes thanks. I received an email with a different apn that works. All sorted.
Okay, thanks.
It's so frustrating that they don't have a 24hr support service. I'll have to wait until tomorrow then.
This is what I did....the apn is different from what I was originally told and it works...

Connect your modem to your computer to the LAN port via Ethernet cable.

Open your modem's web management page

Open your preferred web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.) on your computer.
Enter the following URL in the address bar - http://192.168.8.1
Enter the username and password of your modem.

Change your APN settings
Click on the Settings tab.
You will be asked for your username and password.
Under 'Dial-up' on the right-hand side, select 'Profile Management'.
Click on the 'New Profile' button.

In the New Profile section, enter the following details:
Profile name: afrihost
Username and Password: (leave these blank)
IP Type: IPv4
APN: ws.afrihost.fwa (all lower case, no spaces
I just did a speed test and this mtn Sim is way faster than the cell c.....hopefully it stays this way...
Thanks so very much! I was struggling yesterday, the whole day and after following your advice I'm finally surfing the web!!! Thank you.
Is yours still working? Mine has gone.... So frustrated. Says Connected but no internet. Ggggrrrrrrr.
Mine doest want to work

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Good Day Ronwynne,

How to configure your Huawei Fixed LTE Device

  1. Connect to your router via LAN cable or Wi-Fi.
  2. Open your internet browser.
  3. Enter 192.168.8.1 into the search bar and hit enter to search.
  4. Select ‘Settings’ on the left-hand side.
  5. Enter the default username name and password.
  6. Select ‘Dial-Up’ option.
  7. Select ‘Profile Management’.
  8. Select ‘New Profile’ and enter the following details:
     
  9. Profile Name: Afrihost
    Username and Password: Leave these blank
    IP Type: IPv4
    APN: ws.afrihost.fwa (all lower case, no spaces)
    Click ‘Save’.
  10. Select the new profile you have created.
  11. Click Save and Apply.

For further more information on how to setup your Fixed LTE wireless device, please follow the link below to our Help Centre:

https://help.afrihost.com/topic/fixed-wireless-internet/how-to-set-up-your-fixed-lte-wireless-device

If you require further assistance, 
please send a message to our WhatsApp helpline: https://whatsapp.afrihost.com  
WhatsApp Help is available from 07h00 - 20h00 Monday - Friday 
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Thank you   

answered 6 days ago by AfriClaire (25,050 points)
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