GCI Basic Settings

Some of GCI’s basic settings for general reference only. Please refer to your exact device to determine where this information needs to be placed.

Email

Incoming Server Information

  • Incoming Server Name (either POP3 or IMAP): mail.gci.net
  • Port Number:
    • For IMAP: Use Port Number: 143
    • For POP3: Use Port Number: 110

Outgoing Server Information

  • Outgoing Server Name (either POP3 or IMAP): smtp.gci.net
  • Port Number: 25 (if needed)

GCI requires outgoing mail to be authenticated. So ensure there is a check in the box which states My Server requires authentication  (different applications will have a little different wording, but all should have an option to check outgoing authentication)

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Web Settings

http://home.gci.net/~username is where your site may be found. Username is the name you established with GCI Customer Service Representative.

If you are using a Static IP and need the the GCI DNS settings, they are

  • 209.165.131.12 ; VCNS-1.gci.net
  • 209.165.131.13 ; VCNS-2.gci.net

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Wireless Settings

GCI owns and maintains a GSM and CDMA network.

This article only contains settings for GCI’s GSM wireless network. Phones utilizing the CDMA network require a store visit to program settings.

Wireless (Cellular) Voice Mail Information:

  • Voice Mail Phone Number: 1-907-444-0068
  • Default Password: last 5 digits of your phone number (e.g., if you phone number is 555-1234 the default number is 51234).

MMS Settings – Consult your phone manual for steps to enter the MMS settings, not all the information below may be required for your phone.

  • Configuration Name: GCI MMS
  • MMS Setting URL: http://mmsc.gci.csky.us:6672/
  • MMS Gateway Address: 209.4.229.92
  • Gateway Port: 9201
  • Security PIN (if requested): 1234

WAP Settings – Consult you phone manual for steps to enter the WAP settings

  • Configuration Name: GCI WAP
  • WAP Access Point Name: wap.gci
  • Home Page URL: http://provantage.gci.csky.us
  • WAP Gateway Address: 209.4.229.92
  • Gateway Port: 9201
  • Security PIN (if requested): 1234

GPRS/Web Settings – Consult you phone manual for steps to enter the GPRS (Data) settings, these settings are normally used for Smartphones, but may be used for other devices.

  • Configuration name: Not applicable
  • GCI DATA Home page URL: http://web.gci.com
  • GPRS Access Point Name: web.gci
  • Security PIN (if requested): 1234

Blackberry:

Android:

Motorola Phone Tools (Not supported by GCI, this information is provided as a courtesy only)

  • Service Provider: Select All Others
  • Click / Select: GPRS
  • APN: enter wap.gci
  • Click Finish, all other setting can be blank

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Routers

Due to the large number of different routers available GCI does not provide support routers. GCI recommends  the following:

  • Setting your router for DHCP.
  • If using a wireless router, enable the security features (WAP/PK), and consider using MAC authentication.

See your manual or the manufacture’s web site for more information on how to set up and secure your router.

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