Browsing on PC with GloMobile using your Phone as Modem

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This article will guide you to use your GloMobile line with your phone as a modem for internet access on your PC.

Make Sure That You Have Been Activated for Internet

There are different data settings on the GloMobile network. What you need is the settings for “Glodirect”. Speak with a representative. Emphasise that you want to be activated for “Glodirect” on their 3G network.

If you have been activated for the much older Glo WAP settings, that won’t do. You need Glodirect settings. Glo now has new bundle data plans that you need to subscribe to. Once you have this, you will be able to browse on both Glo’s GPRS and 3G networks. This is really the most important step in the process.

See Official configuration settings for the new Glo prepaid internet bundle plans.

You may also need Essential tips for using Glo prepaid internet bundle plans.

Or better yet, download a copy of my ebook, Guide to Mobile Internet Usage in Nigeria.

Install Your Phone’s PC Suite on the PC

This usually comes in an installation CD in the phone sales package. Slot the CD in the CD drive and complete the installation.

Connect Your Phone to the PC

I’m assuming that you are using a USB cable here. Connect the cable to your phone and then to the PC. Your PC should indicate that your phone has been connected, and tell you your phone is ready to be used.

Launch the PC Suite on PC

Under the “Programmes” menu, launch the PC Suite application. Select the “Internet Connection” menu. The title may vary a bit, so don’t panic if that’s not exactly what you see. In Sony Ericsson PC Suite, for example, it is called “Mobile Networking”.

mob-net-wizSome PC Suite applications automatically setup the connection. Others may require you to manually do so. If you can’t get the PC to establish an internet connection, select the manual setup option, and use the following parametres wherever a request for any of them is made by the application:

GloMobile
– APN: gloflat
– Username: flat
– Password: flat


Complete the setup by clicking the relevant button, and now you have just one more step to go. Yes; just one more.

That’s It

You should be able to browse now on your PC using a GloMobile line on your phone. You have no need for a proxy of any sort.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

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11 comments

  1. Yes; GloMobile does have data plans, but all of them are available only on contract. They have Day Pack (9am – 9pm), 24-hour Pack, and also a Weekend Pack. Like I said, get ready for the paper work.

    On prepaid lines, all Glo offers you is browsing at 15k per kb.

  2. Hey guys stop deceiving other people you can’t just connect your pc suit with your phone and start browsing you will need a third party software. I think you should complete your reaserch here. if you really want to be a good guru.

  3. timi,

    What stone-age hole did you crawl out from? 🙂 I still browsed on my laptop this morning using nothing but my wife’s Sony Ericsson W595, USB data cable and Sony Ericsson PC Suite.

    Then, what makes you think that anyone needs to be a “guru” to use his/her phone as a modem? The whole thing is so simple these days.

    Nice try, but your attempt at passing yourself off as a “guru” is lame. You are way off on this. Hopefully, no naive person will pay any attention to your claims.

  4. pls I need to configure my w595 sonyericsson for mtn but the network could not give automatic settings and all attempts by both I and some gurus to enter manually refuse to work. I have tried copying from my w980, correctly but still. Yet etisalat works. Pls someone help!

  5. Hello guys—- please can anyone help out I use a Nokia N70 as a modem on Zain is crawling, Etisalat seems to trek but the bundle get burnt in no time so please and please can help me out I want to give GLO a shot to see if that will be better.

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