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.
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”.
Some 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:
– 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.
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.