How to Configure Tata Mobile Broadband in Linux - Wireless USB Modem Hauwei,Sungill

It is not difficult to configure Mobile / Wireless broadband modems (including Tata Photon Plus modems) in Linux. Right after publishing the above post I received some mails about how to configure Tata Photon Plus USB modem in their Linux computer. So I decide to write this tutorial. In this tutorial we can see how to configure Tata Indicom Mobiles / USB Modems on Linux and setup Internet connection on your Linux computer. Before going through this how to configure Tata USB modem in Linux article, I recommend you to check your Tata Wireless Bradband USB modem compatibility in Linux. If your Tata Wireless USB modem is supported in Linux, we can configure it by following the steps mentioned below.


Steps to Setup Tata Wireless Broadband USB modems in Linux



1. Connect Tata Wireless USB Modem to your computer

Connect your Tata Wireless broadband USB modem to the USB port of your Linux computer.

2. Access Terminal

You can access Terminal in your Linux computer by following steps below.

i. Go to Applications
ii. Go to Accessories and select Terminal

3. Let your Linux PC detect Tata Wireless USB Modem

To do this you need to write following command on terminal. wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf. After pressing enter your Linux PC detect your Tata Wireless Broadband USB Modem connected to the USB port.

How to Configure Tata Photon Plus in Linux computer

4. Open Tata Wireless USB Modem Configuration file in Linux PC

In order to open USB modem's configuration file you may need to type following command on Terminal. gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

Now you can configure this USB modem.

Open Tata Photon Wireless USB Modem Configuration file in Linux PC

Configure Internet in Tata Wireless USB Modem in Linux computer

Now you should make following changes. At first you may need to remove the semi colon (;) before Phone, User Name and Password. Enter the following details.

Phone = #777
User Name= internet
Password = internet

You may need to add following two lines after Password.

Init3 = AT+CRM=1
Stupid Mode = 1


After making changes we should save this configuration file and close it.

Connect to Internet from USB Modem

In order to connect to the Internet suing Tata Wireless Broadband USB modem, we need to type the following command on Terminal.

wvdial

Connect to Internet from Tata Photon  USB Modem
Now your Linux PC is ready to go online.

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