This report will help you to connect to the internet using the zain network as a medium for free.
because this stuff is free, it might stop working any time and then
there might be other settings that would work but for now, you can use
it till it stops working.
However, you must now that the
connection will be terminating every 60 minutes and you can re-connect
back. You are also going to be using the IP from France.
detailed how to go about it step by step in this guide but note that you
will have to download 3 software to make it work.
Because of this, you will need to look for a cybercafé with high speed.
first software is about 11MB and the second one is about 36MB and the
third is around 5MB. Without them, there is nothing you can do with this
So, let’s start with the requirements.
order to use this free connection, you will need to get a GPRS enabled
phone, a new Zain SIM card and a USB cable to connect your phone to the
The phone should preferably be
nokia because that is what I will use in explaining in this report. The
Nokia types that would work are Nokia 3110c or Nokia 6230 (price range
is between N12,500 – N16,000). Any of the N series will also work fine
Due to the constant upgrading of sim
cards, you will need to get the latest ZAIN sim card to use for this
connection. I believe it is around N300 as at the time of compiling this
This one too is very important unless your phone and computer has blue tooth that they can use to connect.
the phone you want to use does not come with a USB cable, simply take
it to the market to get a good USB cable that would work fine with it.
The USB cables are definitely not worth more than N500.
Installation starts here
The first thing you have to do is to go to www.your-freedom.net to open an account. Opening an account is free. On the upper right, you will see a link that says “First visit? Click here to register” After
clicking on the link that says Click here to register, a page will come
up which you have to fill so that you can open a free account with
Once you click on submit, a page will come up that you should check your email to confirm your registration.
So, just go straight to your email and you will see an email from them.
you open it, you will see a link that you have to click on. Click on it
and a page will open showing that you can now log into your account.
You will now have to download the software that Your-freedom.net gives so that you can use it for the connection.
get the download link, login to your account with the username and
password that you used in registering and then click on the link on the
upper side that says “downloads”.
Once you click on the link, a
page will come up and you will see a table in it. just go to the second
row and look for the link under “Download servers” that is titled Mirror
(FR). Right click on it and download it.
The server is like 11MB and it will take some time to download.
you have downloaded it, install it on your computer by right clicking
on it, select open and then click on NEXT 6 times and the program will
You will now have to open the your-freedom software
that you have installed on your system by double clicking on the icon on
Then you open it.
Firstly, click on
configure. When you do so, another table will come up. Under the TAB
that says Internet connection, fill in the following details.
Initial server - ems11.your-freedom.de Don’t add https like I did in the picture below. Port – 443 Protocol – Choose https
Tick the ones I tick:
Minimum buffer size: 1500 Initial post size: 10000000 Minimum post size : 20000 FTP mode – Choose both
After that, click on proxy settings and enter the following details:
Proxy address: 172.18.254.5 Proxy port : 8080 Proxy type: Choose HTTP/HTTPS Proxy authentication: Choose ANY or NONE
After that, click on account information and put your username and password there, then click on SAVE and EXIT:
When you do that, it will return you back to the table you were before where you clicked on configure.
On getting there, click on the ports tab and enter the following info:
Check Socks 4/5 and Web proxy. Under the first port, enter 1080 and in the second port, enter 8080.
Next, click on Messages and change Minimum level to INFO.
When you have done all, click on the STATUS tab and then click on the button that says “Start connection”
NOTE – It won’t connect now because there is no internet connection on your computer yet.
How to Connect Your Phone To The Internet
The next thing you have to do is to connect your phone to the internet.
get your SIM card configured by calling the ZAIN customer service at
113. That should be after you have gotten your Nokia phone anyway.
The next thing you should do is to download the Nokia PC suite for your phone from the Nokia site at www.nokia.com
The PC suite is like 30+ MB and it will take some time to download.
you have downloaded it, install it on the system you want to use for
the connection (the one you have already installed your-freedom on)
The installation is easy. Just right click it and open it. Click on all the next you see and it will install.
the installation is complete, use the USB cable you bought for your
phone to connect your phone to your computer (either laptop or desktop)
phone will ask you to choose a mode, choose nokia mode and click Ok. By
the time you look at the taskbar of your computer, you will see the
computer connecting with your phone. That is done, you will see Nokia
3110c connected via USB (If you are using Nokia 3110c)
With that done, now go and open the Nokia PC suite that you installed. When it opens. Now, click on the “connect to the internet icon”
will see another box open where the phone will try to make a
connection. As at this time, it can’t get connected because of the
Click on the settings Icon (In form of a spanner) and
you will see this next diagram come up where you will choose your type
of phone (which is Nokia 3110C in this case)
After selecting the modem, click on next and the next page will come up where you will be asked to select your network provider.
Choose the configure the connection manually option and click on next:
On the next page, you will now enter these settings:
You can now click on finish and click on the connect button.
If you have configured your SIM card, you will see that the PC suite will show you connected.
How To Configure Mozilla Browser
can now start browsing right now but we will have to configure the
browser (Mozilla) mozilla is the best browser you can use for this
connection but it won’t browse until you make the necessary
Download the Mozilla browser on your computer
from their website at www.mozilla.com and install it. You can also get
it from the people who sell software in case you do not want to download
Once you have installed it, you should now open it.
Go to tools and select options on the drop down menu:
After clicking on options, a box will come up. On that dialogue box, select the advanced tab and click on network:
After clicking on network,. You will now click settings in front of “Configure how firefox connects to the internet”
After clicking on settings, you will see another box come up. On that next box, do the following:
a. Choose the option that says “manual Proxy Configuration. b. Now enter the following in the areas listed like in the picture below;
HTTP Proxy – 127.0.0.1 PORT - 8080 SSL Proxy – 127.0.0.1 PORT - 8080 FTP Proxy - 127.0.0.1 PORT - 8080 SOCKS Host - 127.0.0.1 PORT – 1080
After that, click on OK and that is all for Mozilla.
You can now start browsing with your free zain connection.
To do so, open your-freedom on your computer and select the start connection tab once your phone and the computer is connected.
Then, launch your Mozilla browser and continue your work.
How to Use Messengers
case you want to use messengers like Yahoo, MSN or Google messengers,
you will have to configure them. To do , simply go and get the required
settings at the your-freedom website.
The page you will go is
below Click on DOCS and FAQS at the top and click on Instant messaging
by the left hand side and you will see the different configuration
illustrations for the different messengers.
This is where I rest my case.
is said, the free browsing stuff might stop anytime. When it stops,
don’t worry, just look out for the next one or better still.