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Mobile Hotspot APN Settings




 

Having trouble setting up a hotspot on your Boost Android phone?

Some Android phones require a manual Access Point Name (APN) configuration to allow mobile hotspots or tethering on our network. If you're having issues when trying to set up a mobile hotspot on your Android Boost phone, follow the steps below.

 

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I purchased my Boost SIM Kit from my.boostmobile.com

Step 1. Go to Settings (in Apps or pull-down notifications tray)

Step 2. Go to Connections, Network Connections, or Network and Internet, depending on your phone

Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enabled

Step 4.  Select Access Point Name or "APN" (may be in Advanced options)

Step 5.  Select the plus "+" sign to add a 2nd APN Setting

Step 6.  Enter the following information for the 2nd APN setting, ignore the fields that aren't listed here:

Name – boostdata

APN – resellermht

APN Type – dun

APN Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6

APN Roaming Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6

APN enable/disable – Enabled

MVNO Type – GID

Step 7.  Select Save (you may need to select the three dot icon: Navigation Menu Vertical undefined - Free transparent PNG, SVG. No Sign up needed. in the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone)

Step 8.  Ensure the first APN you created is selected on the Access Point Name screen

Step 9.  Restart your phone

Step 10.  Test your phone's connection by making a call, sending a text and loading a web page. (Make sure you've disconnected from WiFi.)

 

I purchased my Boost SIM Kit from Best Buy or Target

Follow these steps to update the APN settings of your Android phone after you have inserted your SIM card and activated your plan. If you have an iPhone, your APN settings will be automatically updated.

Step 1. Go to Settings (in Apps or pull-down notifications tray)

Step 2. Go to Connections, Network Connections, or Network and Internet, depending on your phone

Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enabled

Step 4.  Select Access Point Name or "APN" (may be in Advanced options)

Step 5.  Select the plus "+" sign to add a 2nd APN Setting

Step 6.  Enter the following information for the 2nd APN setting, ignore the fields that aren't listed here:

Name – boostdata

APN – tethering.dish.com

APN Type – dun

APN Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6

MVNO Type – GID

Step 7.  Select Save (you may need to select the three dot icon: Navigation Menu Vertical undefined - Free transparent PNG, SVG. No Sign up needed. in the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone)

Step 8.  Ensure the first APN you created is selected on the Access Point Name screen

Step 9.  Restart your phone

Step 10.  Test your phone's connection by making a call, sending a text and loading a web page. (Make sure you've disconnected from WiFi.)

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