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This is what it means to “Browse the Internet”

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Browse the Internet

I want to browse the internet, what do I mean? I mean I want to check out for something in a connection of over 1 Million connected.

Most times when you tell someone to, “check online for something”, or, “search online”. Confusion takes over the face. You find out that most people do not know that they can really scrub and find things on the net. If you’re one of those that keep a blank face when you’re being told to find something online, don’t worry I will clarify things here.

The internet is so vast and not owned by one person. In fact it is an organized connection of several hardware and software, following a set protocol in order to share information. If that is a bit confusing, then take this one. The internet is like a spider web.

When you’re being told to find something online. You really don’t need to know where to start or which website to visit first. Like a guy who is asked find the latest movie online, logs in to www.techdemi.com and starts looking around for movies. That’s so lame right. Now if you’re to find anything in real life you got to search for it, right?. So the same is applied to the internet, you search for stuffs and find them.

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So how do you search the internet?
Tech companies, more like the top wigs have developed some sore of servers called search engine and had a software called web-crawlers running on it . These crawler are like the bots that find and prepare stuffs which are on a website, organize them based on a search preference. So, whenever you access the server which these top-wigs tech companies have designed and you search for something. E.g “Techdemi”. An already made organised list of result which relates to “Techdemi” pops up. Mostly the results are links.

So many companies own search engines but the most commonly used search engine is the one provided by Google. Google search engine gives you links to sites which contains exactly what you’re looking for. Though most times not accurately, because some sly website owners deceive web-crawlers. Giving it loads wrong information, all to get people visiting.

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So to find something online, you visit Google.com , enter a keyword which relates to what you’re looking for. And hit enter. Mind you Google won’t search for stuffs like,

“I want to buy ice cream, so do I choose vanilla or chocolate. My brother loves both tho”

Rather you can input “Vanilla or Chocolate flavour”. The wait for sites which have articles are content relating to a comparison between Chocolate or Flavour. Also don’t be silly with search engines like Emmanuella of MarkAngel comedy. Who was misled by her uncle and wanted to sell him. So she literally searched for, “How To Sell My Uncle”.

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

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TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

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MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

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For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy Leave it empty
Port "
Username "
Password "
Server "
MMSC "
MMS port "
MCC "
MNC "
Authentication type None
APN type default,supl
APN protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
MVNO type None
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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy 10.199.212.2
Port 9201
Username web
Password web

Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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