How to configure an APN on Caterpillar CAT S40
It may have happened to you when you were traveling abroad, or when you changed operators, that you could not connect to the Internet or could not send MMS. In this situation, it may not be because of the APN configured on your Caterpillar CAT S40. So we decided to write this article to solve this problem. First we will see what an APN is. Here’s how to set up an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40. Finally, we will see in which situations you will have to change an APN on the Caterpillar CAT S40.
What is an APN?
APN stands for Access Point Name. Therefore, the APN represents a set of connection data. Therefore, this connection information allows your Caterpillar CAT S40 to connect to the Internet and receive MMS. Therefore, a misconfigured APN can prevent your Caterpillar CAT S40 from receiving MMS or connecting to the Internet. It is important to know that each operator has its own different APN.
How to set up an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40
If you want to set up an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40, go to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go inside Network and Internet Then in Mobile Network . You will then need to go to the Advanced settings and then in Access Point Names . Once you are there, you will need to click on the three little dots at the top right of the screen and select new APN . Next, you will access a form that you must complete with the information of your operator. For example, if you are in Orange, you will need to find the Orange APN data on the internet and copy it into the form. As a rule, the APNs of each operator are easily found. The operation must be repeated twice on your Caterpillar CAT S40. In fact, you need an APN for Internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should I configure an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40?
Normally there is no need to set up an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40 because it is done automatically. However, there are some situations where you need to set up an APN on your Caterpillar CAT S40. This is especially true if you’ve ever purchased your used Caterpillar CAT S40 and the person who sold it to you was from a different operator than you. This can also be the case if you travel abroad and change the SIM card of the Caterpillar CAT S40.