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Airtel 3G prepaid E1731 Linux wvdial configuration help required

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    Default Airtel 3G prepaid E1731 Linux wvdial configuration help required

    I bought a new Airtel 3G connection in Bangalore I am trying to configure that in Debian GNU/Linux using wvdial, but I am getting pppd exit code 16 error. This is the wvdial configuration I am using

    Modem: E1731Bu-1
    Installed ppp, wvdial, usb_modeswitch etc.
    Current wvdial conf is shown below.
    Code:
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP", "airtelgprs com"
    Modem Type = Analog Modem
    ISDN=0
    Phone = *99#
    Username = <Phone Number>
    Password = <Phone Number>
    New PPPD = yes
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
    Baud = 460800
    Stupid Mode = 1
    Could anyone help?
    Actually some places I found that Dial number is *999***1#" instead of *99#.
    Also some sample configuration I found "www" as the username and password instead of Phone Number.
    Any comments?

    Thanks and Regards

    Anand

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    The above configuration itself worked
    Looks like there was some provisioning problem from Airtel side.

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    I wrote an article: Airtel 3G modem E1731 Linux Configuration – Complete guide
    on my website : saurorja dot org
    explaining how to setup wvdial, pon/poff and airtel mobile partner application

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    get sakis3g it works like a charm and its huawei so network manager should autodetect and help you autoconfigure.
    hth
    -paul

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