Airtel is one of the largest names in the telecommunication industry in Africa. Airtel Ghana provide its customers with a wide range of services ranging from GPRS or 3.75G data, mobile internet capabilities enabling the users to enjoy browsing of the internet and accessing other online services via their handset. Before any configuration of the internet settings, you will be required to activate your Airtel Ghana Sim Card if it is not yet activated. This process can be done by use of two ways. One of the ways you can activate the sim is to login on the Airtel online platform where you will be required to fill the needed information and your sim will be activated. The second option is by calling the customer care service of the Airtel Ghana, where the representative will guide you through until the sim is fully registered.
Airtel Ghana Internet (APN) Settings
Airtel Ghana GPRS configuration for Wap Browsing
For the Wap settings, select the menu option on your phone followed by settings and then the access point options (APN). For the new APNs, the Airtel Ghana Internet settings are normally in default however, you can change the field on the APN by; change Connection Name to Airtelwap, Access Point Name to wap, The Data Bearer to Pocket data, the Authentication to normal and the home page to a URL http://myairtel.ng.airtel.com. The rest of the fields should be left blank as they do not have any effect on the internet connectivity of your mobile. After filling the new access point parameters, click on the options and select the Advantage settings. In the advantage settings, enter the parameters as follows. For the Network type, type in Ipv4, For the Proxy Server Address; type in 10.93.85.88 and for the Proxy Port number, type in 9201. After these settings, go-back to the phone main menu, click on the web and press options followed by settings and then choose Airtelwap as the default-access point.
Setting the Internet
Select the menu tool, settings, Connection Access points, Options and then the New Access Point. Select the default settings and fill the fields with the following details. For the Connection name, write Airtel Internet. For the Data Bearer, write Packet data, for the APN (Access Point Name) write internet and for the Authentication type, type in normal. Leave the other field empty as they do not have any effects on the connectivity of the internet. However, on the Home Page, you should type in the URL of your favorite site such as google.com or facebook.com. After you are done with these configurations, go-back to the phone main menu, select web, press the option button and then settings. On the settings, choose Airtel-Internet as the default access-point. Having completed these settings, you can then launch your browser and enjoy surfing the internet at the comfort of your phone. However, if there is a problem, you should follow the procedure again and identify where you may have gone wrong.
Configuring Airtel Internet settings on other devices
Android – Go to menu followed by settings, wireless and networks, mobile network and then enable packet data via the Airtel sim. After the configurations, go back and select internet on the APN type and the access point name as wap. IPhone – Open on the phone menu followed by settings, General and the Network. Click on Cellular Network Data and enter the required information which is usually the APN which is wap. Save the settings and you are good to go. Nokia – Go to menu, settings, connectivity, packet data, and packet data connection to always on. Go back to packet data settings, active access point, edit active access point, the packet-data access point and enter internet then save. Go back to the settings and select configuration followed by personal configuration settings, add new, write the details and leave other fields blank. Go back to the access point you have created and save. Other Phones – For other phones such as china phones, go to menu followed by connections, sim network and select your sim, new connections, select the authentication type, type internet on the access point name and save and connect to the internet. It is also good to note that the phone cannot connect to the internet if you have not loaded any Airtel credit. Additionally, you should always restart the phone after you have completed all the APN configuration before connecting to the internet.