web analytics

How To: Connect USB Modem Or Data Card To Android Tablet

You just purchased new Android Tablet. and don’t know how to connect usb modem to android Tablet to access internet with it? Or having Tablet without inbuilt 3G sim connectivity and wanted to connect your Data card/ USB modem to it, if it is so then this is small guide to all of those who wanted to access internet via USB data card modem whether its 3G data card or any CDMA EVDO data card.

If you have purchased any Android Tablet which has no inbuilt 3G sim support. You can connect any 3G or CDMA USB modem/Data card with any sim with various operator like Tata photon, Reliance Netconnect, MTS, Airtel, Reliance, Tata Docomo or BSNL to that tablet with USB port to access high-speed internet.

Currently in market there are many Android Tablet available with USB port but with no 3G support sim. Tablet like HCL Me X-1, Aakash tablet or Ubislate7, iberry tablet, Acer iconia BSNL penta tablet or almost any Tablet which doesn’t have any inbuilt sim functionality, but USB port is available. Can be connected to any data card or USB modem to access internet with following procedure. Here is a list of USB modem Data card which are supported and can be connected to any Android tablet. Technically any USB modem can be connected to Android  Tablet.

Model No.Make Type Of Network
AC2737ZTEEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
AC2736ZTEEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC-150HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC-152HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC-156HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC-1261HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC-1262HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
EC1260HuawaieEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
AC2726ZTEEVDO CDMA(Tata Photon, Reliance Netconnect)
How to connect usb modem to android Procedure : You need  Any Android Tablet with USB port or Mini USB port ( You need USB Dongle adapter) .

You may also consider this tutorial which explain how to connect USB modem to Google Nexus 7 tablet or any Android tablet with PPP widget app.

data card to tablet

Press the Menu Button on your Android tablet.

how to connect usb modem to android


Select the “Settings” option from main menu: After select the “Wireless & Networks” option from first row. how to connect usb modem to android Make sure that Wi-fi is not connected if connected uncheck it. because wi-fi and 3G and internet dongle cannot be operated simultaneously. how to connect usb modem to android Now Connect your USB data card dongle to tablet using the USB port or USB dongle adapter. Enable 3G option by selecting the “3G” option from same menu.how to connect usb modem to android Wait for 1-2 min after which the signal strength will show up on the status bar on left side of the battery status indicator. If no signal bar appear on tablet even after 2-3 min then remove USB data card and check if sim is inserted properly then  re insert it again. or try after sometime. how to connect usb modem to android Now Select “Mobile Networks” from menu. Now Select “Access Point Names” from menu. Make sure that “Data enabled” option is switched on. If not, switch it on by selecting the same. If you are using roaming sim then you also need to select and switch on the “Data roaming” option. After selection of “Access Point Names” option blank screen will be displayed like this. Now Press “Menu” button.. Now Select “New APN” option and insert your network provider given details same like GPRS setting. Given below of all operators setting.

Mobile OperatorNameAPN ( Access point}proxyportuser namepasswordServer mmscMMS proxyMMS portMCCMNCAuthentication typeAPN Type
Airtel (3G / 2G)Mobile officeairtelgprs.com-
Vodafone (3G/2G)vodafone internetwww
idea (3G/2G)internetinternet
BSNL (3G/2G)Bsnlbsnlnet
MTNL (3G/2G)MTNLgprsppsmum (mumbai)
gprsppsdelhi (delhi)
contact customer care.
Aircel (3G/2G)Aircel GPRSaircelgprs
Reliance (3G/2G)Rcomnetrcomnet or blank
After entering operator details like access point press “Menu” and press save. Now you can see the APN you just created in the list of APNs like this picture. Now enable it by pressing round radio button next to it. If enabled radio button will glow green as shown here. Around 1-2 minute’s later the APN is enabled, the status bar will show the 3G logo like this. This 3G logo indicates that the internet connection has been successfully established. Your Android Tablet is now connected to the internet. Now you can surf internet from browser of Tablet. If you are not able to connect internet after enabling 3G option then switch it off and switch it on again after 1 min.


Video tutorial on how to connect USB modem to Android tablet :


Tata Photon, MTS, Reliance Netconnect users can use this settings: Create new profile and name it “Tata” or anything of your choice. in APN setting fill #777. In User name and password  setting fill input setting provided by your operator. Leave everything blank in all other setting and connect it using that profile. MTS customers: User name: internet@internet.mtsindia.in. password: MTS Note: for all information related to MCC, MNC, Brand, Operator and Bands (MHz) of your mobile operator for any country check this link.

If you want to connect USB modem to Google Nexus 7 tablet or any Android tablet including jelly bean Os then Click here.