Connect Dongle to Android Tablet

Often we find connecting a dongle to our Tablet PCs a big task set in front us. But it is very simple as you will know it shortly. Here are the easy steps to connect a dongle to an Android tablet.

tablet-with-dongleNote :  In few tablet on connecting the dongle. The tablet automatically set the APN. So it recommended to wait for 5-10 minutes after attaching the dongle to tablet. Also disable the sleep mode in tablet.

1.First connect the dongle to the tablet and wait for it to read the dongle automatically, if not follow step 2 onwards.

2. Now go to Settings in your tablet and select the More option which appears next.

3. Select Mobile Networks  -> Acess Point Name[APN].

4. Then select New APN option.

5. All you have to do now is make the following changes in the bracketed entities [ Name, APN and Dial Number]:-

-> Set the network name. Eg:- For Tata photon just write Tata or TP or anything, as you like it.

-> Set the APN, search the net for your service provider’s APN. Then write it precisely.

-> All the dongles come with dial number. Check your dongle purchase paper or the manual or just search it Google. And then fill the same here as the Dial Number, save and you are done. eg. For Tata Docomo it is #999 and Reliance it is #777.


  • After plugging the dongle, a default APN gets created in the APN setting’s page.Try to feed the settings by creating a new APN.
  • Karbonn, Samsung Galaxy and Lenovo A1000 & A3000 tablet does not support dongle.

By far and large the above steps will work with all the dongles and Tablets. Still if you find any difficulty, feel free to leave a comment below, mentioning your devices name and model. We will come to your help As Soon As Possible :


MTS MBlaze

Note: See below for Mcc and MNC code

Airtel 3G (HUAWEI 1731C) and Airtel 3G (HUAWEI 1731B)
  • Name: Airtel Internet
  • APN :
  • Mcc : As per location
  • MNC : As per location
Tata Photon +
  • Name: Tata Photon+
  • APN : Tata Photon
  • User : internet
  • Password: internet
  • Mcc : As per location
  • MNC : As per location


Reliance Netconnect
  • Name: Reliance
  • APN :  #777
  • User : net
  • Password: net
  • Dial Number: #777


Tata Docomo 3G dongle
  • Name : Tata Docomo
  • Dial No : *99#
Vadofone dongle
  • Name : Vadafone
  • APN   : www
  • dial No : *99#
Aircel 3G dogle
  • Name : Aircel
  • APN : aircelgprs
  • Dial No : *99#

Note: Get the MCC and MNC code from here.

  • APN settings for SIM cards



Dial No

Aircel 2g & 3g ( South India ) - Prepaid


Aircel 2g & 3g ( South India ) - Postpaid



Aircel 2g & 3g ( New South India - All )



Aircel 2g & 3g ( North India ) - Prepaid



Aircel 2g & 3g ( North India ) - Postpaid



Aircel 2g & 3g ( New North India - All )



Aircel 2G & 3G - ROI - (Rest of India)

aircelgprs or or aircelinternet


Airtel 2G & 3G





BSNL 2G & 3G





Hutch 2G & 3G



IDEA 2G & 3G



Loop Telecom 2G & 3G



MTNL 2G & 3G Delhi - Prepaid



MTNL 2G & 3G Delhi - Postpaid



MTNL 2G & 3G Mumbai - Prepaid



MTNL 2G & 3G Mumbai - Postpaid



Reliance GSM - RTL 2G & 3G



Reliance GSM RCOM ( Reliance Communication ) 2G/3G



Spice 2g & 3g



STEL 2g & 3g


Tata Docomo 2G



Tata Docomo 3G Mobile SIM Card



Tata Docomo 250 Unlimited Offer Plan APN



Tata Docomo 3G Datacard/Dongle SIM



T24 ( For Future Group/Big Bazar by Tata Tele )



Uninor 2G & 3G



Vodafone ( JK - Jammu & Kashmir )



Vodafone 2G & 3G - Rest of India



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134 thoughts on “Connect Dongle to Android Tablet

  1. shivank verma says:

    Help me
    I am using samsung galaxy tab 3 t311 but its sim card slot is not working how do I connect my idea net setter to my tab help meeee.

  2. i have a lava etab vello+ and a dlink dongle with vodafone 2g conection how will i conect it by otg

  3. How to connect reliance AC 3727 dongle to HCL ME U1 tab to use internet.

    Pls share APN settings to my mail id

  4. why cant I save the APN settings

  5. I have an xpad mini and not able to connect it to a dongle…I read the manual and it says it will connect automatically….but its not connecting at all….plx help me

  6. Chandrasekhar says:

    I have purchased a HP slate 7 it is dual sim tab, but I unable to access INTERNET through airtel sim. help me please.

  7. Manushri saxena says:

    hey, thank you for you suggestions but can u plz tell me does NEXUS 7 2013 16GB WIFI model can also run 3g dongle????please help me i’m in trouble :(


  8. How to connect dongle/data card in croma tablet?

  9. I’ve Motorola’s Moto G

    Can I connect my Vodafone 3g Dongle on my Moto G via OTG cable?

    If yes than

    Please guide……..!!

  10. i have a lenovo ideapad A10. I don’t have a direct access to the APN option. How can i connect a reliance HSD dongle model AC2738?

  11. i am using BSNL tab with my tata photon max wi fi but I am not able to connect in my tablet.

    it is not showing any thing hoever the dongle contniously blink. can you pls provide me the step ?

  12. Hi Sir,

    I have bought Asus Fonepad 7 ME372CG Tablet (WiFi, 3G, Voice Calling, 8GB)

    i am trying to connect the tablet through reliance 3g data cable but not able to connect internet,

    please help in the regards.

    please note i have used ur suggest APN setting but not working, there is no dial no. is available where i can dial #777.


  13. I have Unislate 7c+ Tab & want to connect Reliance Netconnect+ HUAWEI EC 159 Dongle. Please tell me whther it is compatible.

  14. I have bought lava e tab extron+ few day ago. Its wi fi tablet. But suport external dongle. So it has a usb cable port to connect dongle. So to access internet when i connect i ball airway dongle with reliance sim card my tablet not detect it automatic but light blink in dongle. When i try to add new apn after input all field “save” button not appear. and new apn does not save. why ?? please advise..
    tab model no. lava JB7+ W0213

  15. Pl advice which dongle can be used for my HCL me G!-tabulet.

  16. I have simtronics xpad720 .. and I m trying to connect bsnl dongol ..but my tablet is not detecting the dongol..plz suggest me a way

  17. ramandeep singh says:

    I have a archos 97 tablet .plz tell how I can connect photon plus dongle with it..

  18. Does the Simmtronics Xpad Freedom support dongle? I am not being able to connect AIrtel 3G dongle to this Tab even after performing the above steps and it does not ask for dial number while creating an APN.

  19. Laxmi Narayan says:

    i have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) and i want to connect tata photon + to it can u tell me how to do it . i tried the steps in video but i was not able to connect it

  20. Can i use my mts mblaze with lenovo s6000 tab?
    if yes then how?

  21. Mritunjay Kumar says:

    I have Optima V tab and net conect tata photon +
    Can i use internet on on my Tab?? if yes then,
    How can i use internet on my tab (via dongle)?? and which otg cable should i use ?? (orignal or any other company)
    Kindly advice.
    Mritunjay Kumar

  22. I am trying to use iball slide i6012 tablet with Reliance netconnect EC159. Done all the APN Settings as mentioned. But no network signal is dispalying in the PC. Please advise what to do?

    • Hope you are able to connect tablet with dongle Huawei EC159 .

      Please explain me how to dit.I am facing problem now to connect Lava ETAB XTRON+ tablet.

  23. i have an android tablet pc E721J, when i try to connect with my huawei EC122, its on detect, but when i try to connect, it says cannot be connected to the network, so is there any altenative to solve this? the modem is huawei c122 evdo network

  24. Hi Tablet Guru,

    Pls help me connecting internet from TataDocomo Photon 3G dongle (Make : ZTE) with my tablet iBall \ 638i

    Imp : Dongle specs show it is not made for Android OS. Any solution ?

  25. Aditya Mittal says:

    I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (t 311) and Reliance 2g net connect dongle.
    Can i use internet on on my dongle?? if yes then,
    How can i use internet on my tab (via dongle)?? and which otg cable should i use ?? (orignal or any other company)

    Thanks in advance


  26. I have a ubislate 7cz and a mtnl dolphin delhi sim. Mtnl doesnt provide settings for ubislate and if i try to add a new apn there is no option for me to save the settings! please help

  27. Great article. but your instructions are not working for me. I have a Asus 172v tablet and a Tata Photon+ (CDMA) dongle Huawei EC152. When I plug it in I don’t see the menu option under Settings-more. thanks in advance for your help.

  28. Dear Sir,

    I have it Croma Tablet model no-CRXT1131, I have Reliance net connect postpaid dongle. How can I connect Reliance net connect dongle with tab?

    Please help me.


  29. Plz help me to configure lava xtron+ for terracom lw273 dongle provided for BSNL 3G connection.

  30. antony stanlley says:

    I have purchased DOMO slate X3D SE and I am not able to connect Reliance netconnect and also not able to read MicroSd reader. kindly advise me on the issue.

  31. Does UbiSlate 7CZ tab supports beetel dongle?

  32. Sir,
    I have Samsung Galaxy tab 3 (SM-T315) . Also i intend to connect with Reliance Netconnect dongle (HUAWEI 1260). How to connect the dongle in my tab?

  33. Does Simmtronics xpad722 support d-link data card..? And also,the saving is not possible,like all others told.. Plz help..

  34. Hi, I have purchased Ambrane model AC-7 and unable to connect the dongle even though followed the steps given in your site kindly guide me to solve this problem.

    name- reliance, APN–#777, Username–net ,, PW–net MMC-405, MCC-15 these arr the things I have filled and tried.

  35. Help for BSNL Penta IS701C. (OS :: ICS)

    Aircel 3G sim in dongle.

    I am NOT able to see any fields for Dial No. Could you help me with setting up the Internet on my tablet.

    The fields I have for creating a new APN is as follows.

    1. Name
    2. APN
    3. Proxy
    4. Port
    5. User Name
    6. Password
    7. Server
    8. MMSC
    9. MMS Proxy
    10. MMS Port
    11. MCC
    12. MNC
    13. Authentication Type
    14. APN Type
    15. APN protocol
    16. Bearer

  36. I have Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ ZTE and HCL ME connect 2G tablet. How to connect it please guide me step by step.
    Thanks in Advance

    • Goto Settings->More->Mobile networks-> Access Point Names.
      Create a new APN and fill the below details.

      Name: Reliance
      APN : #777
      User : net
      Password: net
      Dial Number: #777

  37. I have a Lenevo A3000 tab and trying to connect MTS dongle.
    After editing APN settings as directed, it does no longer show up in the list as soon as MCC/MNC settings are provided. No device drivers were installed also.
    Please help

  38. jyoti Prakash Tiwari says:

    Hi I want to buy a tablet dongle supportable, Please advise the best one.

  39. Dear Guru,

    I have Samsung TAB III T210 which i bought it in canada.It has Wifi facility however i want to use Reliance Net connect + dongle in it.
    Will it work in Samsug Tab III.If so how do i connect and use it in my tab.

  40. Hi,
    Is there any way I can connect a 3G dongle to Hisense Sero 7 pro M470BSA tablet and use the data from the dongle to access the internet. The tablet does not have the option “Mobile Network” or “3G” under Wireless & Network settings. Please suggest how to connect.

    Thanks in Advance.

  41. I have Ubislate 7ci tablet and tata photon plus ec1260 dongle, but the mcc and mnc codes are not listed here for tata photon plus but only for tata docomo. Can I use the tata docomo settings or if there are any different mcc & mnc codes.

  42. Chandan Manglani says:

    i have Ubislate 7ci and i have huiwei E1732 Dongal , In dongle i have inserted Idea Sim card
    when i connect dongle to tablet my tab gets hanged
    before 2-3 months ago i was able to use
    but not able to use now
    Plz Help me in this.

  43. I have lava tab Z 2G+, but couldn’t connect to reliance dongle , also this tab has VPN instead of APN ,pls guide

  44. I have just purchased Milagrow TabTop 7.16 pro. It runs on Android 4.0.4 It supports 3G USB Dongles. But whenever I put in my Reliance NetConnect dongle, it displays message ‘Damaged SD card..’.
    So, how to make this dongle work ?
    So, will somebody help me to configure these dongles to work with my tablet

    • “Damaged SD card” message appears because the Reliance Net connect has SD card slot and when you plugged in dongle to the tablet, its card slot must be empty, so it shows “Damaged SD card”. There is nothing to worry about it.
      I will also recommend to view this video.
      In this when we give the the default Reliance Netconnect settings, tablet did not get connected to internet. But When Tata-Photon settings were given it worked. Try it out, it might work. :)

      • Hello frns can u plz suggest me, why HCL ME V2 tablet not detecting the dongle though it is detecting the pendrive, etc.
        What are the supported Dongles and how to connect it plz reply me plz…

  45. Plz help me, I have Lenovo Ideapad A1000. How can I connect reliance netconnect to it?

  46. Pranav Kalapala says:

    My nexus 10 only supports Wifi.There are no mobile networks in my tablet.
    What to do?

    • Then it will not support any dongle.

    • Shubham pandey says:

      If u want to buy a dongle then get a wifi dongle like of tata docomo released recently this month earlier, use it by making a wifi hotspot by plugging it into a power source. It’s easy and fast. Or if ur’e not able to do this much so get a wifi modem/router of like D-link or iball , make ur own wifi state.

  47. Dude plz guide me how to connect reliance net connect+ to karbonn ta one A37.

  48. I am planning to buy LENOVO A1000 tablet,will it support photon plus?

  49. I have purchased BSNL penta 701C model recently. I had ZTE MF 190 dongle for internet connectvity. When I connect tablet with this dongle, it shows green light glowing constantly however it says error in network searching. error as ” Unable to connect at this time. Please try later.:
    Can somebody help me ?

  50. hi
    I had purchased intex ibuddy connect 7.0 tablet having 2G inbuilt sim.
    Now I want to connect idea netsetter
    plz tell me what to do

    • Follow the method as mention above and also ask the customer care if the idea netsetter is compatible with intex tablet.

  51. How to connect Eros android supported dongle in Karbonn Ta-Fone A34.

  52. I want to connect iball 3.5G dongle with idea sim 3G support to Karbonn TAFONE A34. How to do that.

  53. I have HCL ME tablet U1, using BSNL sim with HUAWEI dongle. The device get automatically detected and green signal is blinking on tablet but in settings shows no internet connection. When I try to surf, pages are loaded very very slowly (About 5-6 min).
    Plz help

    • To check whether the tablet is connected to Internet or not, see the right bottom of the screen. Near the “Time” option.
      To get 3G speed on tablet.
      Goto Settings-> More-> Mobile network. There un-check the option ” Use only 2G network”.

  54. Hello,

    What is meaning of as per location in Mcc and Mnc??

    Should I have type in that particular fields or any specific numbers will company provide us?

  55. earlier my dongle connected easily, now my tablet didn’t detect.
    Can you plz figure out this problem.

  56. Hey,

    I think there is something wrong about the procedure or the info given here. The problem faced by majority of the people and me is they cannot save the APN after they feed the data. When i click “save”, the window just closes and there is no new APN at all. Someone told to feed the data and wait for 10-30 secs and click back-button and it will be saved, but this did not work as well. Any solutions for this?

    • This issue is there in the few tablets. Will update the info regarding how to solve this problem, very soon.
      Thanks for writing.:)

      • Hey,

        Here is an update: as i said, the APN will not save, but as i tried the ” wait for 10-30 secs and click back-button” thing, i discovered something. The APN will be saved if you feed all the data except the MNC and MCC and press the “home” button, not the “back” button. But that is also useless since once you come again and edit settings of that saved APN and add MNC and MCC, it disappears or gets deleted as well. Hope you can find a solution to the problem. During my research on the problem, i read that the APN is not saving since the tablet or the OS is not accepting the MCC & MNC. Thanks for replying, anyways.

  57. Can I Use This On my Galaxy tab3 T210 ???

  58. Arthur Bergeon says:

    Does Photon plus postapid require a sim to connect to a tablet?
    My photon plus is a postapid but is not reading in a lenovo A1000 tablet. Is a SIM required?



  60. Hi,

    Is it possible to connect the Lenovo – IdeaTab Miix 10.1 inch Tablet to a 3 g dongle.

    Please advise on this

  61. how to connect my reliance 3g dongle with 3g sim to my android tab which show USB damaged and ask to format it?

  62. How to connect with (ambrane tablet model number a 13-MID, Android version 4.0.3)

  63. I have hcl me 2.0 2G tab and I wanna connect tata photon plus model no.EC1261.
    But I cannot change MCC and MNC numbers as I change it, complete apn is lost.

  64. I have a Milagrow tablet having Andriod Gingerbread OS. I also have a Tata PhotonHuawei EC156 dongle.The tablet has a micro-USB port and an adapter to connect to regular USB 2 port. Kindly advise if the two are compatible and, if yes,what steps should I follow to use this Photon dongle with my tablet.

  65. I have HCL ME tablet I am not able connect the internet using huwai dongle with BSNL SIM, same dongle get connected with idea SIM. I have Checked and reconfigured APN name, still not working, plz help.

  66. My tablet is SamsungGalaxy Tab2 310. How to connect TATA Photon+ and any external hard disk device?

  67. Maninder Kour says:

    How to connect Aircel dongle. What is the APN and Dial No. for aircel dongle?

  68. How to connect MTS data card with WAAM tablet.

  69. Hi,
    Can I connect my Photon+ dongle to Samsung Tab P3100 using the APN procedure mentioned above?
    Is there any alternate way to connect Photon+ dongle to Samsung Tab P3100?

  70. I don’t see save settings button while setting-up mobile networks as you specified in my new lava xtron + tablet. Please guide.

    • Save option is in the lower part of the screen. There you will find three dot shape button. Click on that and you will find the Save option.


    Still i can’t get my relliance 2g dongle on AAKASH UBISLATE 7C+,please guide me as soon as posible

  72. I have a TP link TD-8817 wired broadband modem, I use it on PC. Is it possible to use it on my UBISLATE 7cz tablet?

  73. Dear Sir,

    I have purchased Karbonn A34 Tab but not getting the Tata Photon+ tanggle connectivity. Followed your above steps but in settings it shows VPN address instead of APN.

    Pls suggest how to add the tonggle

  74. How to connect unlocked ZTE MF 190 data card to ambrane LP 7 mini laptop (android)

  75. there is no option like “dial number” in my tab..!!!

    • Same here. Even I am facing the same issue on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
      1) Without sim card in slot, I cannot open “Mobile Networks”. I get error “Insert SIM to access network services”.
      2) If I insert a sim in slot, then when I try adding APN, I don’t see any “Dial Number” option in add APN.
      3) If I try to add APN (without any dial number) but try changing the MCC to Tata Photon plus and click “Save”, The APN automatically gets deleted.

      Android: 4.0.2
      Tablet: Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1
      Dongle: Tata Photon Plus – Huawei EC156

      Please help!

  76. charanjeet says:

    I have the Ambrane mini laptop LP 7 OS 4.0.3. I want to know which type of the dongle is compatible for this android mini laptop…pls help

  77. I cannot connect internet with my Reliance 3G dongle (Model- MF190) in my Android 4.1.1 tablet (my tablet is Zync Z930). I am doing all APN settings but could not save it. Help me please.

  78. How to Connect Reliance NetConnect (Blue Color Dongle) to Zync Z930 Tablet?


    I am trying to connect my Airtel 3G dongle(Huawei E1731) with ZYNC Z930 Tablet.Dongle gives blue blinks (3g enabled) but does not connect with Tab (continous blue). There are no APN available under Mobile Network option. Even if I add new APN, tab does not save it. Can you please help me how can I use my dongle on this tab.

  80. I want to connect reliance modem with bsnl pentais701c.Help me

  81. Hasim Shaikh says:

    Note that I own Micromax Funbook Talk (P350) tab. I am unable to connect my Airtel 3g postpaid dongle (Huawie E1731) with tab. Dongle is only giving blue blink but not continous blue light. There are no APN available under Mobile Network option. Even if I add new APN, tab does not save it. Can you please help me how can I use my dongly on this tab.
    Thanks in advance.
    Brgds/- Hasim Shaikh

  82. I am having MTSBlaze Dongle internet connection and as per above I have done all the mobile network setting i.e. APN MCN MCC Username and Password. But still my dongle is not activating on Aaakash 2 Tablet (i.e. UBSlate 7Ci). Please help me how to activate the dongle to start surfing. Awating for early reply. Thanks. Anil Kumar

  83. Hi
    i brought celkon CT9 Tab.
    and i already have tata docomo 3g – ZTE – MF631 HSUPA dongle.
    How should i connect?
    In setting of TAB i am getting name and APN but not dial number :(
    Please help.

    Thanks in advance

  84. How to connect iBall Slide 3G 7334 Tablet with reliance net connect+ dongle ZTE AC 2738

  85. DEBASIS RAY says:

    I have bought a Aimax tablet. Iam trying to connect Airtel 3G dongle(Huawei E1731). Now in the dongle support section mentioned in the Tablet does not mention this particular model of Huawei ( There are other Huwai model mentioned in the list). I am tried to fill the APN,MMM and MNV which I got from Airtel customer care. But still not able to connect internet. On connecting the dongle it gives green light followed by Blue.

    Pls help me to give a solution for the same

  86. Hasim Shaikh says:

    I am trying to connect my Airtel 3G dongle(Huawei E1731) with funbook talk (p350). Dongle gives blue blinks (3g enabled) but does not connect with Tab (continous blue). There are no apn available under mobile network & when i try to create new apn, it does not save the profile.
    Can you please help me to show some workaround.
    Thanks in advance.

  87. I have an lava e-tab xtron ….
    plz help me to connect 3G dongle on it and I got beetel 3G dongle.

  88. I have tablet with sim but it does not have USB port, is there any way i can use dongle for surfing…???

    • Which tablet you have got? There must be one port to connect the tablet to the PC.

      • yes, it has one small size port to connect tablet to PC for transfer of files or pictures or docs but does not have USB port to connect doongle, can i still connect doongle for net surfing…??
        kindly guide me…!

  89. How to connect reliance netconnect+ data card to Ubslte 7c+

  90. I bought Byond – Mi3 tablet. I have reliance 2G datacard model number “zteac2737 “. In some of the websites that have listed the supported dongles, the reliance zteac2737 is not listed. So , can I manually configure the datacard connectivity settings for my datacard by providing name , APN number and dial number in my Mi3 tablet? kindly help me in this issue…thanks in advance.

  91. Ibrahim basha shaik says:

    How to connect reliance 3g dongle(ZTE MF190) to ubislate 7 C+

  92. How to connect reliance zte 3727 3g dongle to karbbon velox tab to use internet

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