BSNL APN Settings – Dummy proof setup guide

BSNL Apn Settings

This is the easiest guide to setup the BSNL APN Settings.  If you are having trouble using the internet & data services on your cellular phone which is running on a BSNL sim card, this quick setup guide will solve those issues for you.

We will quickly guide you through the different settings on the phone required for you to be able browse the internet, play YouTube videos and to send and receive multimedia or picture messages on your phone.

There will be some part covering the internet part, which is called 4G APN Settings for BSNL India and then we will also help you setup the BSNL MMS Settings for the Multimedia Messaging part.

BSNL APN Settings – Detail information:

So for the phone to be able to connect to the network and find the gateway for the internet, you will need the below settings configured on your phone, please do make sure you enter them exactly as they appear

Name: BSNL
APN: bsnlnet
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMS proxy:
MMS port: 8080
MCC: not required
MNC: not required
APN Type: default,supl,mms
Authentication type: Not Required

Just to clarify, Not Required means you should leave the field empty or just the values it loads by default.  On the APN Type field, there is no spaces after the commas, make sure you have it like that

If you need to configure the BSNL APN Settings for Internet dongles, the only fields you need to configure are the following, just leave the rest in Blank

Name: BSNL3G
APN: bsnlnet
Dial Number: *99#
PDP Type: IP
Authentication type: PAP

How to setup the BSNL APN Settings for Android:

Using the Internet and MMS provided settings above, follow these simple steps to have them configured on your Android device:

  1. First go to  Settings>More>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>Menu>
  2. Hit on Menu and Select Add New APN, type in the BSNL APN Settings listed above
  3. Save the settings, Exit back to main menu
  4. Restart the phone and Test the connection

If you are using iPhone, the APN or Cellular Data is normally not editable and will be downloaded automatically from the network services, in case you need to manually edit them, here are the steps:  Go to main menu and tap on Settings, then go to Cellular.  Your cellular data should be turned on, if this is the case, then go to Cellular Data Network  and type in the required fields – sometimes it’s called Cellular Data Options

You will normally see a small icon with 4G, LTE, H, or 3G in the upper right corner of the screen, meaning the phone was able to connect successfully to the data network, in that case, just open up your browser and try loading up your favorite website to see if it works.  For further reference you can also reach out to the official BSNL Support Site

You may want to check: Airtel India APN Settings

If after successfully setting up your phone and you are still having trouble connecting to the internet or not able to send multimedia messages, you may want to take a look at our APN Troubleshooting Guide, or leave a comment below with the issue you are facing.