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Tata usb modem in Linux - Help!!!

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    Question Tata usb modem in Linux - Help!!!

    Does anyone here know how to get the TATA usb modem to work in linux ?
    I have SLED 10 sp1 version of linux.

    According to the tata website and whats written on the modem package it should work, but I just can't get it to work.
    Followed the very short instruction for linux in their manual, but could not get it to work. (works in Vista)
    The guys who work at TATA are clueless about linux.

    Can someone help me please.

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    I have Tata Indicoms Photon HSIA usb modem. They supply drivers only for windows. Have anybody successful in using that in Linux. I use Fedora 8.

    Thanks
    Hasan Babu H

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    Default Check with the USB Modem vendor

    It is quite likely the original USB modem vendor would have a driver for Linux. Just ask service representative of Tata or if they have no clue, right click the modem connection and go to property and find out the model of the modem and then do a search on the net.
    That way you should be able to find the actual vendor. Andy they are most likely to have multiple drivers.

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    Default Use wvdial utility

    One can use "wvdial" utility for the normal usb modem (not the new one).

    Just search for "wvdial tata indicom" and follow the instructions to get connected from linux.

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    Default How to configure Tata Indicom Broadband on LINUX

    Hi,

    I recently took a broadband connection from Tata Indicom. Its an
    unlimited postpaid package.
    I'm using a Fedora 9 (LINUX).
    I am trying to connect the Broad band to Linux but not able to connect. It is showing Network connection is disconnected.
    And at the time of booting.
    He took correct IP. It shows following msg.
    Determining eth 0 IP address.... Done.

    I checked in to DSN Configuration it showing proper.
    It with “broadband.vsnl.com” as DSN name and all
    It takes proper IP address automatically but still not able to brows sites.
    On task bar Icon showing network connection disconnected with Red Cross on Icon

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Thanks
    Tatya Kadam

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    Default Tata Photon+ works on Linux

    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

    NetworkManager-glib-0.7.1-8.

    git20090708.fc11.i586
    NetworkManager-0.7.1-8.git20090708.fc11.i586
    NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.1-8.git20090708.fc11.i586

    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..

    wvdial

    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    --> 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 115.240.70.242
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> remote IP address 220.224.141.129
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> primary DNS address 202.138.97.193
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> secondary DNS address 202.138.96.2

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

    cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.org
    echo "nameserver 202.138.97.193" >> /etc/resolve.conf

    You can also add some global DNS

    echo "nameserver 4.2.2.2" >> /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..


    I've blog for it... search on google "rpandey05 + TATA"


    Let me know if you face any problem

    Thanks
    Ritesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    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

    NetworkManager-glib-0.7.1-8.

    git20090708.fc11.i586
    NetworkManager-0.7.1-8.git20090708.fc11.i586
    NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.1-8.git20090708.fc11.i586

    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..

    wvdial

    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    --> 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 115.240.70.242
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> remote IP address 220.224.141.129
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> primary DNS address 202.138.97.193
    --> pppd: 0vu �iu
    --> secondary DNS address 202.138.96.2

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

    cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.org
    echo "nameserver 202.138.97.193" >> /etc/resolve.conf

    You can also add some global DNS

    echo "nameserver 4.2.2.2" >> /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..


    I've blog for it... search on google "rpandey05 + TATA"


    Let me know if you face any problem

    Thanks
    Ritesh
    Just to thank you for your well written tutorial.
    It saved me a lot of time.
    Also, I would like to further add to this (to achieve the specific setup I was looking for).

    I have both BSNL and tata-Photon+. The Linux machine is on LAN with the BSNL router (wireless) and I use photon+ on my laptop, but sometimes when BSNL is down(for whatever reasons) I wanted to setup Linux to connect using photon+ and share the same connection to be used by my other laptops connected via the BSNL router.

    After following your tuturial, ppp0 was setup for the Linux, but Linux was setup to use BSNL router (192.168.1.1) as default gateway. So I had to figure out following steps to make it work (sharing of photon+ connected on Linux.. so as my laptop can connect to internet through the router).

    a) once wvdial has successfully connected to ppp0
    do
    route del default
    route add default ppp0

    b) on client machine, in the wireless adapter properies for IP configuration, change the default gateway to point to your Linux machine’s local IP ( the one to BSNL router.. through eth0 interface).

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