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Inspire 4G APN Settings

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by constantschang, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. constantschang

    Thread Starter

    Hey guys. New here to the forums, but been a fan of this site for a while now :)

    My question is this: I'm not the primary on my ATT acct, so when I went to ATT today they did not let me purchase the Inspire without the primary user present. This has never happened to me before, and I purchase phones pretty often. It's usually just a simple sim swap. Not sure if it's different this time cos of the whole "4g" deal. Either way, I couldn't purchase it. Then I remember a lot of people mentioning Radio Shack selling the phone as well, headed over and finally got my hands on the Inspire 4G. The downside: the APN settings are blank, so I can't connect to the net without wi-fi. I know I can easily just bring the primary user to the store (my father) but I don't wanna inconvenience him.

    Does any new Inspire owner know the APN settings? And if you do, can you post them? Would be greatly appreciated. Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.

    Also, since I'm pretty unfamiliar this thie process and these settings, would I input these settings into MEdia Net or MMS? Thanks in advance!


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  2. aekhhi

    aekhhi Well-Known Member

    I had to have at&t do this for me :(
    they took over an hour doing it but they had to update something in their system.
  3. kirbo20

    kirbo20 Member

    Name: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    Port: 80
    Server: leave blank
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy:
    mms protocol: wap 2.0
    MMS Port: 80
    APN Type: leave blank
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  4. constantschang

    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, thanks for the responses. Yeah, it seems when you buy it from anywhere BUT ATT the APN settings are all blank. ATT fixed it all up! :) Loving it so far! Hope you guys are loving your Inspire as well!
  5. socksiegirl01

    socksiegirl01 Lurker

    Does anyone know how AT&T fixed the apn setting... my husband took my inspire back to AT&T and they said they fixed it and even gave me a new inspire yet it does the same thing. saying invalid apn setting. I'm going to have to go back there tonight and i want to be able to tell them exactly what is going on. This bites.

    Thank you!
  6. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    my apn that has the little gray lock next to it, Medianet is the name i think, says not set in most of the fields and i bought it from ATT. i did run into an issue with not being able to send/receive pics without being on wifi but menu-wireless&networks-mobile networks-access point names-menu-reset to default

    or you can just add a new apn, instead of pressing reset just press add new apn and add the settings
    my added apn says
    Name AT&T
    APN: WAP.cingular
    Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    Port: 80
    Username: WAP@CINGULAR.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1
    Server: leave blank
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS port: 80
    MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
    MICC 310
    MNC 410
    Auth type blank
    APN type blank

    also just checked my other inspire and the medianet apn also has not set in most of the field but both are able to connect to the mobile network.
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  7. socksiegirl01

    socksiegirl01 Lurker

    Thank you! I tried putting that in and it still says apn setting failed. I'm getting frustrated. I really like this phone, but I doubt that anyone at the AT&T store knows what they're doing.
  8. socksiegirl01

    socksiegirl01 Lurker

    2manyphones... how will this affect my data plan for this phone... it won't do anything right and this isn't anything fishy right?

    Thank you in advance.. I restarted my phone and it works great now!
  9. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    shouldnt do anything to your plan. when i added this apn to my phone to test the mobile hotspot feature i asked a friend at AT&T about it and he said it wouldnt do anything to my bill because it is the settings from AT&T accessing the AT&T network.

    basically the one on the phone is locked down and you need them to unlock it to use the mobile hotspot feature but adding your own apn with their settings gives you access to an unlocked apn through AT&T thats why the mobile hotspot feature will work without having AT&T turn it on.

    so as long as you dont go over your data allowance on your data plan you should have no problems (but if you do use this new apn to access their mobile hotspot feature it is currently up for debate as to how they are tracking people you use tethering and whatnot and they might send you a text/email letting you know they have "caught" you, so use with caution) if you have no interest with the tethering/mobile hotpot then dont worry
  10. dnguyen29

    dnguyen29 Lurker

    HI all,

    I've been using my Inspire for a few months now, using my company-issued BlackBerry's SIM. After a AT&T rep told me I would not get 4g or HSPA speeds without a special SIM, I, naturally, doubted him. Searching the forums, I added the new APN, as outlined in this thread, and have been getting HSPA speeds, and no issues with data for months now.

    As of this past Friday, I have not been able to receive any data on my device without being connected to wifi. I deleted the custom APN I created, recreated it, double checked it. I even just hard-reset the device, and still nothing.

    Any other suggestions?
  11. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    First toggle airplane mode (on, wait a second, then off) and if it still isn't connecting to data, try these settings

    Name: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: Leave blank
    Port: Leave blank
    Password: CINGULAR1
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: xxx (Don't change this number)
    MNC: xxx (Don't change this number)
    Everything else: <Not set>
  12. dnguyen29

    dnguyen29 Lurker

    Thanks Simba, but no luck. Do you think the probably could be because this SIM was originally provisioned for a BlackBerry? As I mentioned, I never had a probably previously using this SIM on other Windows Phone 7, or Android devices.

    Thanks again
  13. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    That is very possible. I've changed devices a lot, but it has always been between Windows or Android devices. Since they use the same data plan, I've never had any hiccups. But, in the past, when changing from or to a Blackberry from one of these devices, I've always had to change it.

    If you have an unlimited data plan, you won't lose it. Contact AT&T and ask to change to the smartphone data plan, BUT MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE THAT YOU WISH TO KEEP UNLIMITED. If the rep tries to tell you that you have to choose another plan, tell them you'll wait and do it another time. Keep contacting AT&T until you're assured that your unlimited will remain intact. This is supposed to be the case anyway, so it's not manipulative. It's just hard to get a representative that knows what they're doing. Part of it could also be AT&T trying to take advantage of customers and attempting to get them tiered into the new data packages.

    Good Luck.
  14. snuffy012150

    snuffy012150 Lurker

    I am VERY new to the smartphones and forums. But, I'm having a heck of a time getting my HTC Inspire to stay connected to my Chevrolet Cruze
    handsfree device. If any of you have an answer to this or anything I can do to correct it, please let me know. The Chevrolet Dealer nor AT&T have a clue. They just throw their hands up and say it's the other one's fault. I would put my email on here but I think that is against forum rules.
  15. Vulcanrider

    Vulcanrider Lurker

    snuffy, are you talking about the misic player? I had the same problem with Ford Sync, and switched to winamp and it fixed the problem
  16. jtrader

    jtrader Lurker

    Wow, thank you so much! I just bought an inspire off ebay and used my sim card from my moto backflip. I have H+ in my area and I kept getting the usual incorrect apn message. I tried all of the above suggestions, but it was this one that u provided that worked for me! Again, thank you so much. I'm very excited I don't have to waste time going through att tech support now.
  17. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Glad I could help :).

    AT&T Tech Support is useless anyway :p.
  18. th3goob

    th3goob Well-Known Member

    @OP if your over the age of 16 your father can add you to the plan as an authorized user and you can change and edit things on the plan as long as you have id.

    MYFASTANG Newbie

    This worked with froyo, I have the new gingerbread from AT&T and so far it doesnt work...any ideas/help would be appreciated.
  20. topnauche

    topnauche Lurker

    same here. it seems AT&T has figured this out and killed it with the gingerbread update. everyone I know has been unable to use the free tethering. I was forced to upgrade my plan to the 4gb pro plan. I use a lot of data anyways so it doesn't really matter for me.
  21. kollarism

    kollarism Member

    Thanks for the help....ATT support couldn't help me, but your settings worked. Thanks again!
  22. polosport8462

    polosport8462 Lurker

    I have a question? how much are you paying for your data plan and is it unlimited or 2GB??

    thank you
  23. Woodyandroid

    Woodyandroid Member

    I have AT&T and $15 data plan, as I use WiFi more, there is no need to go over my plan limit. So far so good. I should mention that I am retired and have WiFi at home and at Starbucks where I hang out the most. I also have a 10.2 tablet (2.2) :)doing the same thing.
  24. I am going to straight talk and they told me to get a SIM card from nokia e71 straight talk phone. That it will work in my HTC Inspire from AT&T. They said I needed to edit the APN. I don't know this procedure, could someone tell me how this is done? Please I don't have any service, I'm having android withdrawal.
  25. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Settings, wireless network settings, mobile network (or something like that), apns....

    That should get you in the right direction.
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