11-02-2011 11:43 PM
Help I have just taken out a 18mth contract for 3G dongle, I can;t get the apn or username and password, never mind get it to work with the android tablet can anyone please help before I cancel the contract. thanks
14-02-2011 09:33 AM - edited 14-02-2011 09:35 AM
If you are saying "what is the APN, username and password for Contract Vodafone" it is
The above applies to dongles (not phones) so I assume it is the same on a tablet.
11-03-2011 12:04 AM
Hi i have same problem i purchased a pay you go data sim for andriod tablet it asks for the following to connect 3g
if anyone could help i would much appricetated
thanks in advance
14-03-2011 08:59 PM
Hi thanks for you reply i wonder if you could help me out again i got these instuction from china how to connect to 3g dongle on apad there our some things the same but maybe vodaphone apn needs changed ect
i have got usb dongle plugged in to the apad and i can see the 5 bar signal on apad tablet but there seems to be somthing stopping me surfing the internet maybe sim setting is wrong i wil cut pate the chinese insructions below
Thanking you in advance
ADD 3G NETWORK
NAME:in the popup dialog box name field enter any name you want
DEVICE : if you use this manual in the format described in China Unicom’s 3G network cards and device column to the default settings ,you do not need to select other items. When you use the manual as described in the 3 G standard of china Telecom on the card, the device should be chosen CDMA2000(Bora9380/AWIT-U8) When you use the manual as described in the 3G standard of china mobile on the card the device should be chosen TD-CDMA(TD368) Modem
DEVICE NUMBER AND APN : Please fill in the information provided by carriers . (as in china if you use china Unicom and china mobiles 3G net work card device number field need to fill in *99# , APN need to fill in the cmnet :if china telecom format 3G on the card device number need to fill in the column T#777 , APN does not need to fill in the name of column
USER AND PASSWORD : if you use the standard of china Unicom and china mobiles 3G network card , user and password fields are free to fill or not to fill if you use the standard of china telecom 3G network card user and password fields please request to china telecom
16-03-2011 04:06 PM
Sorry but I think you will need advice from someone who uses an android tablet. Have you tried the android forums?
The info that jarviser supplied is usually all that is needed for laptops and macs.
17-03-2013 07:19 PM
I recently bought an Android tablet and I also have a Vodafone K3770 dongle which is on pay as you go. I use my dongle all the time on my laptop so I know it works.
When I put it into my tablet it asks me for a device number and an APN number. I know my APN number is: SMART. But I don't know which is the device number. I've tried putting in: *#99# I've also tried: *99#
And I've also left it blank. But nothing is working.
Does anyone know the device number for it?
I've been trying for the past 3 weeks & it's really annoying me now.
***SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME***
18-03-2013 10:18 AM
Vodafone don't make a piece of conenction management software for android for use with USB modem.
There may be apps in the Google Play store that do this but how they work and what USB modems they support is all down to how the app itself has been written. If you wanted to find out how the app works, what the fields within the app means or which dongles the app will support you'd need to raise this query with the developer that wrote it.
Because of all the variables above it's generally a better (and a more consistently reliable) idea to use a Mobile WiFi device with an android table (if your tablet has WiFi) or the embedded sim (again if your android device has one of these).
If your tablet doesn't have WiFi or an embedded sim then an app might be your only option to get a USB modem working with your android tablet, but from looking at the apps in the store that do this, many are full of disclaimers about which devices are supported and the majority need root access.
Really what I'm saying is getting an android tablet and a USB modem working is a bit of a long shot.
So here are some bits that might help.
Define where you're connecting to
These are your Vodafone specific settings. They define where on the Vodafone network the USB modem you're using will try and connect to. In this case it woudl be the APN, username and passwrord. Depending on the type of account you have your APN could be one of the following:
internet (if you are a contract/pay monthly customer)
smart (if you're a pay as you go customer on a £5 for 250MB lasting up to 30days plan)
pp.internet (if you're a pay as you go customer on a £15 for 1GB, lasting up to 90 days plan)
ppbundle.internet (if you're a pay as you go customer on a £15 for 2GB lasting up to 30 days plan)
In all cases the username and password are: web
If the app being used works by sending serial commands to the modem then it's probaly using the APN information to complete commands that most USB mobile modems use to connect in this manner. These would be for a contract customer):
atd*99# or atd*99***1#
Attention, create GPRS data context, use modem memory profiel 1, use IP data, connect to the internet APN
Attention, dial *99#
The 1 in the at+cgdcont string and the 1 in *99***1# are directly related. In the at+cgdcont string the 1 defines where the modem will store these settings (a memory profile). the 1 in *99***1# defines which memory profiel to use when connecting. So you could use at+cgdcont=4,"IP","internet" and *99***4# together.
Bear in mind that when making a GPRS, EDGE, 3G or HSPA connection you're not actually dialling a telephone number. *99# is just used to activate the previously defined at+cgdcont settings.
Bear in mind that the app might fill in all the other pars of these commands when you enter just the APN, but again this is down to how the app is written.
If the app has very obvious fields labelled things like APN, username, password and dial up number then what's written above should cover these. If it has additional fields or fields labelled in a similar nature then it would be worth givign these a go, but as there's no garuntee that each field relates specifically to what I've written above there's no guarantee it will work. Also the app needs to know which device to send the commands mentioned above to. How it does this is something specific to the app itself, or the android OS.
The last post mentions a device number. My guess is that this is how the app knows where to send the commands mentioned above, or identify the correct device to use. I'm guessing this based on *99# not working, and that an app or the OS having the need to know which device the commands should be sent to. As an idea I woudl try setting the deivce ID to 1 then trying to connect, I'd retry this increasing the device number by one and trying to reconnect each time.
Another thing that might be worth trying is using the Huawei's (the manufacturer of yoru USB modem) Vendor ID (VID) or Product ID (PID) as the device number. THe VID and PID are the identifiers that USB devices present to an OS to identify themselves. The K3770 VID and PID are 12D1 and 14C9 respectively.
To definitively find out what the device number field is for you'd have to contact the app developer to find this out. If it's not an app that you've downloaded that you're using and these settings are found in an app or settings that came with the Android device then it's possible that this is additional software that the tablet manufacturer has installed. If the latter is the case then the tablet manufacturers would be the best point of contact to find out what the device number field is, what should be put in there and if the K3770 will work with your tablet.
I hope this helps.
20-03-2013 04:59 PM
Firstly I want to say thank you for replying to my post. I know it must have taken a long time to type that out. I never knew that Vodafone doesn't work on Android tablets, but I do know now. So thank you for me know that.
I have got another dongle that's with O2. So I'm going to take it into the O2 shop to see if they can help me and if they don't know what to do then I'll contact the Android company.
Now I know that Vodafone doesn't work with Android I won't bother keep trying to work it out, like I was before.
Thank you for all this information, you have been really helpful!!
20-03-2013 05:08 PM
Hey, no worries.
It's not the case that Vodafone doesn't work with Android (I have an HTC one X that runs android and works fine with the Vodafone network). It's that there's not any Vodafone made software available to tell an android device how to "speak" to a dongle.
There might be 3rd part apps about tat can do this, but there are likely to be a lot of ifs and buts associated with it, hence my massive post previosuly.
If your Android tablet has WiFi capability then I would seriosuly consider getting a Mobile WiFi device like the R205 or the R203-Z. You don't need any additional software to make one of these work with your tablet due to WiFi being a standard that both the tablet and the Mobile WiFi device support.
Good luck with whatever you choose to do and if you need any further help or advice feel free to post on here.