HSDPA USB Universal Modem – When it comes to surfing on a PC, it actually require an internet connection and that’s where a modem comes to play a role.

What a Modem?

A modem is a device that serves as a medium to connect your computer to the internet  and of course, a computer cannot surf the internet without an internet connectivity.

Well, lets not go into much talks.

I  want to teach or show you how you can actually connect your HSDPA USB MODEM to the internet.

How To Make HSDPA USB Universal Modem Connect To The Internet

Now i will assume you already have your USB MODEM and i would want to use MTN as an example here.

  • Connect your USB MODEM to your PC USB Port. It automatically detects and brings up the set up window. If it doesn’t, please refer to the Modem Installation Manuel for instructions on how to install the device.
  • Locate FILE  at the top left of the window to bring down  a pop down options
  • Click Settings, and click New
  • Set it up using the following parameters (remember we are using MTN as an example)
 Name: MTN
Number: *99#
Username: web
Password: web
APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
  • Click OK twice
  • Now click connect
HSDPA USB Universal Modem set up
universal usb modem window

Thats it.

Please Remember this tutorial is just for universal modems using MTN

If you intend using Airtel, configure using the Airtel APN settings here. Same can be done for glo. Just use APN as gloflat or glosecure. More details on how to configure glo internet can be found here.

Guess what I am trying to say is, make sure you use the correct settings of your network configuration. Most importantly, the APN. You can do away with the other settings.

If You  ready  have a  network modem and wish to unlock it to use any network sim, please send your modem IMEI  number to 09058188123 along with N500 recharge airtime so  that i help you u unlock it and send you the unlock code.



  1. please help me out sir,How can i change my universal HSDPA modem to english write up. its showing another language i dont understand

    • Hello Annabel, simply uninstall the app, and re-install it. Be careful though while re-installing to check the language option before clicking “next”. The two language options are usually English and Indonesia.
      Hope this helps!

  2. Hello Mr Sam, My HSPDA Modem only displays 1 or at most 2 bars of unsteady network for all SIM used. It has refused to browse even when the settings have been changed. What should I do?

  3. HELLO I have a HSDPA modem and i use airtel on it. whenever i connect it to my system,the network will go off and it will not connect

  4. i have a HSDPA USB modem and i use MTN on it. whenever i connect, the data starts loading fast even when i havent opened a browser not to talk of loading a page. what can i do in such a case?

    • Hello Ayo. If you have a shared network, then one or two croonies might be using your data without your knowledge. Always make sure you check for all security loop holes before accessing the internet. Hacking has become a common thing these days!

  5. I was using etisalat modem which I have cracked but I dropped it for sometime. but now that I want to start using it again any other network sim that I insert WIll but bring network. but if I insert etisalat the network will come up have put all network settings. but yet is not working what can be the cause.

  6. I entered the information provided but when I double clicked it says ‘same name”. What does that mean and can I resolve it? Plse I need help seriously.

  7. what’s happened with my laptot connection when a box inform me that the connection was terminated by the remote computer before it could be completed. W hat can I do to solve the problem?

  8. Hello can someone helpme out with unlocking me etisalat easy blaze modem I just bought I want to use glo on it model:MF190A HSUPA CE1588 ZTE CORPERATION that is all what is written on the body

  9. Hello, I just got a hsdpa modem, I have installed it on my system. I inserted an etisalat sim, but I don’t know how to configure it. (The modem is universal) please can you explain how to configure it.

    • Hello Sam, using the desktop interface, go to settings and set APN to etisalat. You can leave username and password blank. Thereafter, you should be able to connect.

  10. I have been trying the very same lemon HSDPA modem with no success. It authenticates n then changes to disconnected on all networks I have tried.

  11. Recently I bought hsdpa modem,it connected for some few minutes and it stop connecting again for good am using cell c network ,what might be the problem with it ,should I take it back to where I bought it.

  12. Pls my hsdpa modem which I have been using for a month start tell me disconnected anytime I try connecting it….pls what do I do…am using mtn sim

  13. I bought this same modem, Hsbcb or what do they call it. I only use it browse let say one hour. But since then it is showing no usim.
    Pls what is the solution? Thanks.

  14. Hi help with my HSDPA modem,it cant connect with the internet,I use mtn,and I use Glo at my home but in my office its not working on mtn or glo,help me please

  15. My HSDPA modem is not working with my pc (windows 10). When plugged, it will not appear automatically, but when try to lunch from the icon on desktop, the system sound indicate it’s off and I will see “No Device”. I have been using this modem before now, but don’t understand this sudden change. Help please!

  16. my hsdpa usb universal modem has been saying disconnected with all networks whenever i try to connect. You have not answered this particular question that has been coming in why?

  17. my hsdpa usb universal modem has been saying disconected with all networks whenever i try to connect. You not answered this particlular that been coming in why?

  18. hey i have just bought hsdpa modem …tryng to use with safaricom line its not working even after following the above procedure

  19. I am unable to use my HSPA modem with virtually all SIM. It connected with mtn, etisalat and later glo, though the glo connection is uninspiring. Now, it doesnt connect at all as it authenticate and then get disconnected. I have an active data.

  20. Good job, the information worked for my mtn on my universal modem but not on GLO pls give me the setting information that will allow me use glo”comonth” on this modem.VERY URGENT!

  21. my HSDPA USB stick (HSDPA Wireless Data Card/modem) has refused to detect any sim card. it shows no sim card and ‘unknown’ tried different sims(glo and airtel).
    i previously used it to browse with glo and later with airtel and it worked, but today, it stopped detecting any sim at all.
    i need help please. thanks.


  23. my problem is quite difftererent..jst got a hsdpa modem nd trying to connect to my laptop but after putting the apn, nd everything, it says’ same name’ when i click ok….whats rong?

  24. i have just parched a used universal modern from someone but its felling to connect to internet when i open the mordem application its showing profile name i try to write there is no manual setting what should i do help me plz

  25. My laptop was stolen and i already reported to the police i used to use it with my airtel moderm i was told i should take it the service provider for them to start the process on how to unlock it,so is it possible for them to find it please help :’

  26. I bought 3G HSDPA Modem and i used it on a friends laptop who also uses the same type of modem and it worked perfectly But when i inserted it in my own laptop, it shows inserted sim, ready, but showing no service and Not Found.
    I use mtn sim and The APN is correct. And am in area were all network are stable and good.
    Even when i use other sims same issue.
    Pls help me out sir.

  27. I’ve a HSDPA modem trying to use orange line in Kenya .. what are the settings coz its not connecting… it says authenticating for sometimes then disconnected…

  28. Mr Sam good morning, my hsdpa universal modem shows that there’s sim card but network bar shows unknown and when I try to connect it shows authenticating then disconnected please help

  29. I’ve been using my hspda universal modem, until recently its refused to connect at the same time its shows no sim/offline. Please what is the solution.

  30. hello i just bought a new HSDPA MODEM and wen i insert it into my system it shows smefin lyk run setup and wen i click dat it shws smefin different frm wat u posted plz wat do i do. dere is nothing like file ornew settings

  31. My HSDPA modem after installation is writing “failed to get data for count”. Pls, what does this mean and how can I tackle this issue. It keep popping up automatically and doesn’t allow me click on any other thing.

  32. I just got the HSDPA modem, after setting up all network parameters in settings and clicking connect it doesn’t authenticate then disconnects. Connects on other laptops but not mine so it’s not the modem, any idea why that is?

  33. good day sir

    i bought hsdpa universal modem yesterday, i am using Windows 7. it does not want to connect at all. the error message is dail failed: 628. i tried both mtn n 8ta.

    are there any settings that i need to do. the modem came with its software or maybe do i need to install drivers.

    please help

  34. I have been using my airtel sim on my mtn modem for over 5 yrs now but I stopped using it for some months like six months. Now I wanted to use it but it continues showing error 628 without connecting. I need your help