Cell C LTE APN settings and configuration process

What is Cell C APN? APN is an acronym which means Access Point Name (APN), and it is what carries the network setting that a mobile or internet device needs to connect with one’s internet service provider.

In this case, it means that anyone who has a Cell C LTE router or any Cell C router needs to get it configured with the Cell C APN settings to be able to connect with the internet service.

How do I setup my Cell C LTE router?

Cell C has one of the juiciest internet services that you can enjoy depending on your internet needs. Whether you want to stream live, play games online, download or upload large files, their services have been known to be capable of meeting everyone’s demands. If you have a Cell C modem or router or a mobile device, you are good to enjoy super fast mobile internet connection.

However, depending on your Cell C WiFi router, whether Huawei B315 or Huawei B618, if you need information on how to go about the Cell C network settings, the following steps will help you to accomplish that task. Only ensure to carefully follow the steps and make sure that the right information is inputted where necessary.

Step 1 – The first thing you need to do in this process is to connect to your router by using a LAN Cable or WiFi.

Step 2 – Once you have done that, the next thing is to open your web browser. Then, you will type these figures into the address field: 192.168.8.1.

Step 3 – After that is successfully done, on the left side, you will see “settings”. Select it and input the default username and password to be “admin”.

Step 4 – Then, click on the “Dial-Up” option.

Step 5 – Click on the “Profile Management” option and then, on “New Profile”. When you get to this stage, the following are the information that you will enter in the provided fields:

  • For the profile name, enter CellC
  • Leave the username and password empty
  • For the IP Type, choose “IPv4”.
  • In the APN section, enter “lte.broadband.is”

Step 6 – After you have inputted all of those, click on the “Save” button.

Step 7 – Choose the newly created profile and then, click on the “Save and Apply” button.

Cell C internet settings for mobile phones

It is possible for a mobile phone not to accept Over-The-Air (OTA) Cell C settings and so, your only option may be to configure it manually. In this case, the following are the steps that you need to take to set the mobile device for Cell C APN.

Settings for Android device

Follow the guide to configure your Android device.

  • Press the “Menu” key on your device, and after that, select “Settings”.
  • Then, select “Wireless controls” and from there, choose “Mobile networks”.
  • Once you have done that, you will see “Access Point Names” which you should select.
  • Press your menu key again to select “New APN”.
  • For the name, enter “Cell C internet” and after that, press OK.
  • Then, select “APN” and enter “internet” before you press OK.
  • For the username and password, if you do not see any listed value, just leave it blank and move on to the next step.
  • Select the “APN type” and choose default before you press OK again.
  • Next is to press your device’s menu key to save what you have done so far.
  • To set the profile as default, all you have to do is to press the radio button which is after Cell C Internet.
  • After all these are settled, press the Home key, and then the menu key to select Browser.
  • From there, select “More” after pressing the menu key and then “Settings” before you choose the “Set home page” option.

Settings for iPhone

If you use an iPhone and would like to configure the LTE APN, these are the steps to follow:

  • Tap “Settings” from the main menu, and then, “Cellular”.
  • Once you are there, if the “Cellular Data” is off, turn it on. Then, scroll to “Cellular Data Network” and tap it.
  • The next thing to do is to type “internet” in the APN field.
  • As for the username and password fields, leave those ones blank, and then, save the APN by pressing the home button. Then, you can exit to the main screen.
  • After you have done all these, restart your iPhone.

If you want to configure the MMS, follow the steps below manually:

  • Tap “Settings” on your iPhone screen and scroll to “General”.
  • After tapping it, scroll to where you will see “Network” and touch it. Also, tap the “Cellular Data Network” option.
  • When you get to the MMS, tap the “APN” field, and then, enter MMS.
  • Next is to tap on return. Note that for the username and password fields, you will not put anything there; leave them blank and tap return.
  • Then, select the “MMSC” field and enter this: //MMS.cmobile.co.za before you tap return.
  • Select the “MMS Proxy” field and also enter these figures: 196.031.116.250:8080.
  • Tap return when you finish and select the “MMS Max Message Size” field which you should set at “307200”.
  • Return afterwards, and for the “MMS UA Prof URL” field, you can leave that one empty also.
  • Once you finish these steps, press the home button to get back to the main screen.

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