Fixed Wireless Internet

How to set up your Fixed LTE Wireless Device and configure the APN

Once you have received your Fixed LTE Wireless device, check the package contents.

  • 1 x LTE-A Router.
  • 1 x Power Supply.
  • 1 x LTE-A SIM Card (Pre-inserted in the router)

Connect the power cable into the device and plug into a power outlet.

Connect your PC or laptop to the device. The device has been pre-configured with the Wi-Fi settings for you. The Wi-Fi name and password can be found on the Afrihost welcome letter within the box.

    ZTE device. The ZTE LTE devices are set to auto-configure and do not require any changes to the APN settings.

    Your router comes preconfigured with the APN and Wi-Fi settings, however in the event that you need to reset and reconfigure the router please follow the below steps:

    How to configure the APN on your Huawei Fixed LTE Device

    1. Connect to your router via LAN cable or Wi-Fi.
    2. Open your internet browser.
    3. Enter 192.168.8.1 into the search bar and hit enter to search.
    4. Select ‘Settings’ on the left-hand side.
    5. Enter the default username name and password.
    6. Select ‘Dial-Up’ option.
    7. Select ‘Profile Management’.
    8. Select ‘New Profile’ and enter the following details:

    9. Profile Name: Afrihost LTE

      Username and Password: Leave these blank
      IP Type: IPv4
      APN [For Pure (MTN) LTE]: ws.afrihost.fwa (all lower case, no spaces)
      APN [For Telkom LTE]: afrihost (all lower case, no spaces)
      Click ‘Save’.

    10. Select the new profile you have created.
    11. Click Apply.

    ​How to configure the APN on your Huawei 4G Router Lite LTE Device

    1. Connect to your router via LAN cable or Wi-Fi.
    2. Open your internet browser.
    3. Navigate to the routers IP address.
    4. Enter 192.168.8.1 into the search bar and hit enter to search.
    5. Log into the router.
    6. Select ‘Network Settings’ at the top of the page.
    7. On the ‘Internet Connection’ page, scroll drown to the APN list.
    8. Select the ‘Plus’ symbol (+) to create a new APN profile.
    9. Enter the following details:
      Profile Name: Afrihost LTE
      Username and Password: Leave field blank
      IP Type: IPv4
      APN [For Pure (MTN) LTE]: ws.afrihost.fwa (all lower case, no spaces)
      APN [For Telkom LTE]: afrihost (all lower case, no spaces)
    10. Click ‘Save’.
    11. Ensure the new profile created is set to default.

    Reset the device? The default Wi-Fi setting can be found on a sticker underneath the router.

    Data usage. Read more on How to view your Fixed Wireless data usage.

    Still have questions? Contact us on any of the platforms below