Access Point Name configuration (Android device profile)

With the Access Point Name configuration you specify an Access Point Name (APN) configuration for mobile devices. APN configurations define how devices connect to a mobile network.

Important We recommend that you ask your carrier for the required settings. If you select Use as default APN and the settings are not correct, the device cannot access data through cellular networks.
Note With the exception of the APN field, all settings are optional and should only be specified if required by your mobile network carrier.

Setting/Field

Description

APN

The APN that the device quotes when it opens a connection with the carrier.

This must match an APN that the carrier accepts. Otherwise, the connection cannot be established.

User-friendly name

An optional name that is displayed on the device in addition to the APN.

Proxy server and port

The address and port of the HTTP server that is used for web traffic.

User name, User password

A user name and password for connecting to the APN.

Server

The WAP Gateway Server.

MMSC

The Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC).

MMS proxy server and port

The address and port of a HTTP server that is used for communication with the MMSC.

Mobile Country Code (MCC), Mobile Network Code (MNC)

MCC and MNC for specifying the carrier.

The APN is only used for this carrier.

Authentication type

The authentication method for PPP connections.

APN type

The types of data connection that this APN is used for.

To use the APN for all data types, enter * or leave the field empty.

Bearer

The Radio Access Technology (RAT) that the carrier uses.

Protocol

The network protocol that is supported by the carrier.

Roaming protocol

The network protocol that is supported by the carrier when in roaming mode.

Use as default APN

If selected, devices will use this APN as default.

An error is raised when you try to select this option in more than one Access Point Name configuration.