Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting Tata Indicom V-data card in ubuntu linux

To start using the tata indicom v-data card in ubuntu, follow these steps

1.Run this command
$sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1001

2. Edit the /etc/wvdial.conf and add the following lines

$cat /etc/wvdial.conf

[Modem 0]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 115200
Dial Command = ATDT
FlowControl = Hardware (CRTSCTS)
Init1 = ATZ
[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = #777
ISDN = 0
Password = internet
New PPPD = yes
Username = internet
Stupid Mode = 1
Inherits = Modem 0

3. Run
$sudo wvdial

You will see your primary and secondary DNS getting set.
Now you are set.

Note: The data card is of Huawei make.

Also for the TATA Plug2Surf USB modem to work;
Insert you modem in and do a

You will see some messages with /dev/ttyACM1.
Just replace /dev/ttyUSB0 with this in the above mentioned files.

Thanks to varun for showing me this method