Thursday, 17 March 2016

How To Set Up Internet Connection for Your PC Using Glo Bolt Modem

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Globacom is one of the 4 main telecommunication companies in Nigeria, the rest being Etisalat, MTN Nigeria and Airtel. Globacom offers a host of telecommunication services and collaborates with many other organizations and agencies for mutual benefits. One of the telecom services provided by Globacom is data services for internet connection. There is a variety of options for different types of gadgets especially android phones. In this post I’ll walk you through the setup process for connecting your PC to the internet using Glo Bolt modem.

Before commencing the setup process for internet connection with Glo Bolt we need to list out the tools we’ll need. To successfully connect to the internet using Globam data services, the following should be in place apart from your personal computer:

  • Glo Bolt Modem
  •  A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card
  •  Data Plan
  •  A USB (Universal Serial Port) port
  • Your PC should also have the following minimum requirements:
  •  Minimum of 256MB of RAM (Random Access Memory) and 512MHz of processing power
  •  Minimum of 100MB free hard disk space.
To get a Glo Bolt modem, just walk into any Glo office and demand for it. You can easily get one for 6000 naira or less. If you have a SIM card ask the staff in charge to configure the modem with your SIM card or get a new SIM card if you’ve not been using Globacom SIM. The next step is to buy a data plan. Insert the SIM card into your phone and Dial *777# to buy a data plan. There are many options; it all depends on your financial strength. For instance am using a #2500 data plan that gives me 4GB of data valid for 30 days. The last thing is to make sure your computer system has the required minimum processing power, RAM memory and some free hard disk space where the Glo Bolt software can be installed.

Once all the requirements are in place you can start setting up your computer for internet connection using Glo Bolt. Follow the steps below to for a successful configuration:

1.      Remove the Glo SIM from your phone after buying a data plan and insert it into the Glo Bolt modem

2.      Connect the modem to your PC through the USB port

3.      Once the modem is properly connected, the software package stored in the built-in memory of the modem automatically start to install. Click through as the installation wizard instructs you until the installation process is complete.

4.      Now you are ready to connect. Just click the connect button to activate your data plan. 

5.      You can now launch your browser and start surfing the internet.

Apart from connecting you to the internet, the glo bolt modem can act as a phone once connected to your PC. You can make calls, send text messages and even purchase call credit and data plan. The modem also has a memory slot for micro SD (Secure Digital) cards. The “Address” icon on the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the glo bolt software allows you to perform phone book operations once clicked.

Once again we’ve come to the end of another post. I hope I’ve been able to prove you don’t have to be a techie to connect your PC to the internet using the glo bolt modem. Keep checking back for more post and thank you for reading.

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