Monday, September 2, 2013

How to configure Dodo Mobile Broadband

This is actually for a Motorola Xoom tablet but some people out there may have the same issues with the Nexus 7 sim tablet. There's a cheap internet provider here in Australia called Dodo but their service is terrible. I just spend six hours trying to configure their mobile broadband. I'm not sure if this will help someone out there but I wanted somewhere on the internet to feature what Dodo should have had on their website.

First of all, you will need to speak to a real person if you want to activate their sim card. Don't think that the sim card will be activated by their automated process on the phone. Call them up and speak to someone.

Secondly, when you go to Dodo's website, eventually you find their Mobile Broadband settings listed as below.

APN Namedodolns1
APN TypeStatic
Access Number*99#
Authentication ProtocolCHAP
SP Code335D1

However, all you really need to do is in the APN settings of your tablet or mobile, just add in dodolns1 (that's lowercase of DODOLNS1). You may need to add dodolns1 to APN Name as well. I made the mistake of thinking the l was actually I. Don't worry about anything else in the APN settings. Definitely don't worry about the Authentication protocol, Access Number or the silly SP code. Androids don't have these fields.

The mobile internet should then work. So did this help you? let me know.