How to Unlock your 3G Internet Modem

Are you using a 3G modem that has been locked and you will like to be using it with any other SIM card of other networks? Well, you can easily unlock it and turn it to a Universal 3G Modem. Further in this post, you will read about all you need to know, how you can unlock and how you can get the unlocking softwares.

Most 3G modems including MTN Fastlink, Glo 3G Dongle, Zain Data card are all locked to the network of their providers. This really sucks… If for example you are using MTN Fastlink modem and there is network problem, you will not be able to access the internet at all because you will not be able to use any other SIM card with your modem.

With many softwares out there, you can now unlock your 3G modem, which eventually turns it to a Universal modem. This will enable you to use the modem with any network you want, hence, it will save you the headache of thinking of how to get money to buy modems of other internet providers. If you want to be making money unlocking modems phones and modems for people, then, you can any of the Modem unlocker but if you just want to unlock your own modem, you can do this also.

So, How Do you Unlock?

Whenever you want to unlock any modem, just input the IMEI number of the modem into the IMEI tab on the software and then click on ‘calculate code’. It will automatically generate the ‘Unlock Code’ and ‘Flash Code’. Copy the 8 digit unlock code on a notepad. The next thing to do is, insert any other network SIM card e.g. Etisalat SIM into your modem e.g. MTN modem, and plug in your modem into your PC USB port.

You will be asked to enter your unlock code simply because you are using a different SIM from the modem. Enter the unlock code that was generated by the Huawei Modem Unlocker and your modem will be unlocked automatically.

To browse the internet with that different SIM e.g Etisalat SIM on MTN modem, you will need to create a profile for Etisalat internet settings on your MTN modem. To do this, click on ‘Tools’, followed by ‘Options’, then click on ‘Profile management’ and click on ‘New’. Input the Etisalat internet settings as written below.

Profile Name: Etisalat

APN: etisalat
Access Number: *99#
User Name and Password: You can leave them blank (empty)

After typing in the settings above, click on ‘save’ or ‘ok’. Go back to the initial page that comes up when you click on the modem icon on your PC desktop. Select the name you used in saving the Etisalat settings, then click on connect. You should be browSing with your Etisalat SIMon MTN modem now.

Please note, the description above is not for you to browse for free! You will need to load your SIM card with enough credit before you can successfully browse the internet. Also note that you don’t need internet connections to unlock modems.

These are the settings for othe GSM networks.

Profile Name: GLO

Access Number: *99#
APN: glogwap OR glosecure
PASSWORD: wap OR gprs
USERNAME: wap OR gprs

Profile Name: MTN

Access Number: *99#

Profile Name: Airtel

Access Number: *99#
User Name: internet
Password: internet

Once again, the settings above are used for normal network operation, they are not free browsing settings or codes. What I am after here is to ensure your Hauwei USB modem either MTN, GLO, ETISALAT or ZAIN browses with any other network.

Please note: To use another SIM on another modem e.g. using MTN SIM on GLO Modem, you would need to load the SIM with enough credit on your mobile phone before inserting it into the Modem. After you do that, you can subscribe for any data plan you want to use.

To know which data plan and what code to use, please go through the link below;

For MTN -

For GLO -

If you want me to help you unlock your 3G internet modem, please use the comment form provided further below. If you do not use the comment form on my blog (, I might not be able to do it for you.


Originally posted 2011-09-19 13:00:06.

  • James Douglas

    What of glo netpro modem

    • Adesoji

      What do you want to do with it?

  • Christine

    Hi. Pls help. My etisalat modem IMEI is 862591017101176. Thank u

  • Maxwell Adu

    hello, please i want you to help open my Airtel Modem. Imei 867612005659432 thank you

  • nonso george

    hello, please i want you to help open my Mtn Modem. Imei 356181043612801… thank you

  • https://gmail francis hopeson

    Hi, please help me with my MTN modem unlock code. My IMEI is 86060400496907. Model is 173u-1. S/N is XVA4CA1161326956

  • peter macus

    bro here is my modem imei 861424010564722 and EAN6934933014114 model; MF631

  • Ade Remmy

    Aderemmy..plz help mi on dis modem..IMEI 357133038741078 to get d unlock code.

  • Sunkanmi

    Please help me find unlocking code for Etisalat Huawei Modem

    IMEI: 861195002520860

    Many Thanks.

  • https://W Naanee Mene

    Pls help with
    MTN E303

    • OPEN SKY

      Here is your unlock code 50380144

  • drey

    pls i really need your help i want to unlock my mtn huawei modem E303 my

  • Chizzy

    Please my brother can you help mi with my airtel modem? it has been giving me headache. it is huawei E173 . the IMEI is 867749015461423. i will really appreciate it lyk mad. thanks bro

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      UNLOCK CODE : 65650314

  • Gista

    hi adesoji… your doing a nice work here! keep it up.
    pls kindly help me my IMEI IS 357133038907869


    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      What type of modem is this?

  • jerry

    please mr, Adesoji, can you tell me how i can easiily unlock my mtn e303 modem?

  • paulnice

    MODEL; MF190

    MODEL: E173


    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      What type of modems are these?

  • gilbert

    what about unlocking ZTE AC2746

  • dyna

    pls i need a code for mtnfastlink
    imei: 867648010053344
    s/n: UC9CBYA9270705918

  • kelvin nongov

    please somebody help!!!!! any body!!! can u imagine glo has built up a refinery in my pocket just becos i am usin their modem???? please help me to generate my unlocking code.serial number=U9CBYA9252615083. IMEI=861862005789681.DEVICE NAME=E303 ONCE AGAIN PLEASE OH GREAT GENUS HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rado

    my imei is352836030476668 und ich brauche code. danke

  • https://nil bimbola

    goodmorning, this is my mtn fastlink modem E303 IMEI 868988012077043, pls help me with the data unlock code

    • Adesoji

      Hi Bisola,

      E303 is not on the list of modem i stated I can unlock. However, there is a way to unlock it. It costs more

  • yinka

    pls sir, i want to unlock my glo moderm this is the imei 352836030652391 pls help me sir..the modern is white and glo product

  • Romeo Inchody

    Pls I need to. Unlock my mtn modem, My imie number is 359479030103041

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      What type of mtn modem are you using? Black or White?

  • lanre

    pls i need make my multilinks broadband modem universal for any sim/ network.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      You can’t make your multilinks modem universal. It only allows for multilinks sim

      • lanre


        • Adesoji Adegbulu

          Get a better modem

          • lanre


  • chigOzie

    Pls I need to. Unlock my mtn modem, who can help me? My imie number is 356052041983447. Tanx to any one who can help.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      Your unlock code is 53926571

  • https://Nill Tarie

    My brother mtn network is very bad here I cant access my box unless with my phone. This’s the most reason I want 2crack this damn modem. Pls can u generate de code urself and send 2me? am waitin. Thanx, Tarie!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      oops… your modem series is not on the list so it would have to be auto-detected.

  • https://Nill Tarie

    The 12digits code isn’t workin either. I realized the ok button is only ready when a 16digits code is inputed. Pls help I’ll send the voucher, I promise. Tarie!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      Hello Tarie… Please check your email address. Let me know when you unlock it.

  • https://Nill Tarie

    The 8 digits code is not workin when I tried, wrong code and invalid sim were the error messages I received, am now left with 3 chances out of 5 that they gave me. Someone suggested a 12 digits code. Pls my brother do somethin am confused!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      oh ok… this is it 400934480228. You owe me on this. Try it and if it works, you should send some voucher to 08069049993. :)

  • https://Nill Tarie

    IMEI: 357534044425566 MODEL: MTN F@stLink ZTE MF 190 HSUPA. Please bros help me generate the unlock code. God bless!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      Your Unlock Code : 56809579

  • John

    Pls I need help on my modem..after I unlocked my zain modem and configured it, I can now browse with mtn, zain and etisalat, but unable to browse with Glo network, I’ve tried on many occassion but no luck, I always get error message when ever I click connect botton. Please can someone help me on what to do pls.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      @John… Did you get the Glo settings right? And what error message are you getting?

  • Idris

    Bros….You are the greatest nigeria and its good for someone to be creature in life..Bros pls help me i need the software that can unlocker the new glo modern that just come out this month…septmber…pls help me out baba mi….here is my number 08087475089 and your card will surely be deliver to you soonest…abeg oooo

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      @Idris…. You will get it whenever you are ready

  • Iheanyi Chukwu

    My IMEI is 359592030542115

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      @Iheanyi… this is your unlock code: 36980137

  • One of us

    Hi please help me with my MTN fastlink unlock code.
    My IMEI is: 357133038571970

  • Abayomi

    Hi please help me with my MTN fastlink unlock code.
    My IMEI is: 356052041954851.
    U can send it to my e-mail([email protected]) or Phone(08056368807).
    Thanks for the gud work & God bless.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      @Abayomi… Your unlock code is 44131555. Thanks for believing in me… Regards

  • Ernest

    My modem IMEI is 359479030892395 . Please i need the unlock code

    • maven

      @Ernest… your unlock code is 3584 6532

  • Mudlawater

    my imel 351589046062441

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      @Mudlawater…. This is your unlock code… 65305135

      Use it well and tell more people about this information

  • jewel

    What of multilinks modem?

    • maven

      @ Jewel… If your Multilinks Modem is Hauwei and it has 15 digit IMEI number, then I can unlock it.

      • maven

        @Jewel…. Your unlock code is 57307870

        • maven


          Nice… I’m not really used to Multilinks Modem. You can find someone around who might help you out. Please don’t spoil your modem

          • maven

            @Jewel… Thanks