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Old 03-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
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Connect tata and reliance Boradband modem in Linux

Hello here is a method for connect usb modem in linux system.

Dear All,

I've created step by step process to configure the TATA/Reliance modem over linux..Pls go thru the link

I used this method to configure TATA photon+ but I hope similar way will also work for Reliance NetConnect Brodband+

Huwaie/ZTE Modem
Command Mode:

1) Check your NetworkManager rpm for Correct Installation

rpm -qa grep Network



The rpm should be atleast as above or higher.

2) Set SELinux in permissive mode and switch to ROOT user or you can also use sudo..

setenforce 0
su -

3) If wvdial is not installed already, you've to install it from Fedora Repository.

yum install wvdial

4) Run below command, it will detect your modem....

wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

If this command can't detect your modem then try below commands

i) lsusb -v grep -i iManufacturer
The above command will help you to know the manufacturer of you modem and to get its vendorId and productionid.
ii) lsusb -v
From above command search the vendor id and product id your of modem and execute the below command
iii) modprobe usbserial vendor=XXXXXX product=XXXXXX
This command will load your modem

Now run the command given in step 4.

5) Now open /etc/wvdial.conf file in your favourite editor. I used vim for this purpose.

vim /etc/wvdial.conf

Change your username and password with internet/internet. Save and exit.

6) Now try below command..


--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Thu Oct 22 16:35:43 2009
--> Pid of pppd: 14215
--> Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> local IP address
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> remote IP address
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> primary DNS address
--> pppd: 0vu �iu
--> secondary DNS address

7) Open /etc/resolv.conf or execute below command

cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/
echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolve.conf

You can also add some global DNS

echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf

8) try to ping any site

If you get the response then you are all set for the modem, ENJOY SURFING with high Speed

GUI Mode:

Right Click on the Netowk icon on your status bar

NetowkManager > Mobile Brodband > Add

Simply follow the instructions given in GUI and setup your modem

Then Left Click on NetworkManager ICON on status bar and choose your connection and connect,

If you face any problem then set SELinux ini permissive mode and then try.

I tested the GUI method for huawei modem but, for ZTE modem, it doesn't work, Please let me know if it works for you..

Let me know if you face any problem.
Old 03-25-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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