Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu

Few days back I bought Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ Data-card( Huawei EC1262) and as usual it had support only for Windows and Mac. I asked the tech support and they clearly mentioned me that they don’t support Linux. So now I was on my own. I looked over the Internet and found many tutorials to get it to work on Ubuntu. None of them worked for me perfectly. So I changed few things mentioned in those tutorials and got my datacard to work perfectly on Ubuntu 10.04 . Now I am going to list the steps that I followed to get my datacard to work on Ubuntu. So here I go:

1. First of all open up the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get update

2. Now we need to install wvdial so run the following command

sudo apt-get install wvdial

3. Now we need to install libusb-dev so run the following command

sudo apt-get install libusb-dev

4. Now we need to download usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data so go to the following links

usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data . Download both the files and save them on your computer .

5. Now extract both the files and go to extracted directories on by one (first go to usb-modeswitch). and run the following command as root

sudo make install

6. Now run the following command

sudo gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

and it will open gedit and paste the following text in it and save the file

# Configuration for the usb-modeswitch package, a mode switching tool for
# USB devices providing multiple states or modes
# This file is evaluated by the wrapper script "usb_modeswitch" in /lib/udev
# To enable an option, set it to "1", "yes" or "true" (case doesn't matter)
# Everything else counts as "disable"
# Disable automatic mode switching globally (e.g. to access the original
# install storage)
DisableSwitching=0
# Enable logging (results in a extensive report file in /var/log, named
# "usb_modeswitch_"
EnableLogging=1
# Huawei, newer modems
DefaultVendor= 0x12d1
DefaultProduct=0x1446
TargetVendor= 0x12d1
TargetProduct=140b
CheckSuccess=5

Now run the following command and it will again open gedit and paste the above text in it again and save it

sudo gedit /etc/usb-modeswitch.conf

7. Now run the following commands

sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

it will again open gedit and you need to paste the following text in it.

[Dialer netconnect]
New PPPD = yes
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Baud = 460800
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
ISDN = 0
Username = 93********
Password = 93*********
Phone = #777
Stupid Mode = 1
Auto DNS = 1
Check Def Route = 1

change the username and password with your 10 digit MDN number given on the box of datacard.
8. Now Save the file and reboot the computer. After reboot plugin your datacard and wait for 5 to 6 seconds . Now run the following command

sudo wvdial netconnect

you should see something like below after running the above command

--> Using interface ppp0
--> local  IP address 115.242.127.250
--> remote IP address 220.224.141.129
--> primary   DNS address 202.138.97.193
--> secondary DNS address 202.138.117.60

If you see this, that means you are connected to the internet. Now open the firefox and go to File menu and remove the offiline mode and enjoy. But if you don’t see this then there is something wrong you are doing.
Original tutorial can be found here but it did not work for me. So I suggest you that first you follow my tutorial and if it don’t work for you only then follow the other tutorial.

P.S: If you don’t understand instructions above then ask me for help in the comments. Remember there are no dumb questions. Good Luck.

113 thoughts on “Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu

  • September 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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    Hi!
    Thanks! I got it to work. But why are you suggesting to paste the config twice??
    Also, you dont really need wvdial. After you installed and configured usbmodeswitch and rebooted, you can just right click on the network manager applet (top right panel) and choose cdma-something.. there you select reliance. after that you again right click the network manager applet and choose “edit connections..” and enter you 10 digit number (in invoices top right, next to the customer name) as username and password and click on “connect automatically”. from this point, everthing works like magic everytime you put in the device or boot up you ubuntu 😉

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    • September 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm
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      Glad to know that it worked for you. I mentioned wvdial because it did not worked for me via network manager and yes I did exactly as you mentioned in your comment. I suggested to paste config file twice because in some tutorials config files is mentioned as usb_modeswitch.conf while in others its mentioned as usb-modeswitch.conf.
      Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience here, I hope that someone will benefit from it.

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  • October 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm
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    Tried both tutorials including http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/97
    When I try
    >>modprobe -r usbserial
    FATAL: Module usbserial not found.

    I did add the kernel parameter in /boot/grub/menu.lst
    usbserial.vendor=0x12d1 usbserial.product=0x140b

    Still the same problem.

    I am using linux mint gloria — 2.6.28-11

    Can someone help how to get this to work?

    wvdial gives the following response….

    >>wvdial netconnect
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    –> Sending: ATQ0
    –> Re-Sending: ATZ
    –> Modem not responding.

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    • October 7, 2010 at 11:11 am
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      I nowhere specified to use modprobe -r usbserial .
      According to my tutorial you dont need to use this command.
      I also had the same problem so I tried without it and everything worked fine.

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    • November 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm
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      i am experiencing a similar problem..have you found a solution to it?

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      • November 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm
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        Do the following
        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:network-manager/trunk
        sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

        Then restart your system. Plugin the modem and after few seconds click on the network manager and you will see it something written there to create new connection. just click on that and choose the relevant options. After the connection is created it will try to connect to the internet but eventually fail bcoz you still havent provided username and password. Now right click on the network manager and click on edit connections and then new window will open, so click on the mobile broadband tab. click on that and there you will see Reliance Connection. Click on that and edit. Put your username and password and save. Remove you modem and plugin again. Now your network manager must be automatically connected to internet. If it dont then tell me what you did and what did not worked.
        I am also a newbie just like. You can ask me as many questions you want. Its my passion to help others and its the only reason behind this blog.
        Good Luck

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  • October 13, 2010 at 2:32 am
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    thanks a ton… your instructions worked like magic.
    i was frustrated with reliance support and was almost about to throw away the modem.
    i need a little more help,
    1.is there way i can create a simple icon/file i can create which i can double click to connect
    2.how do i disconnect from the connection?, the net stopped only when i unplugged the modem, as i did not know any other way to un-mount it first
    (btw, im from a windows background, and recently migrated to linux and have been loving it so far, except for some small incidents. Hope u dont find my questions silly) awaiting your response.

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    • October 13, 2010 at 10:11 am
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      If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 then do the following
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:network-manager/trunk
      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

      Then restart your system. Plugin the modem and after few seconds click on the network manager and you will see it something written there to create new connection. just click on that and choose the relevant options. After the connection is created it will try to connect to the internet but eventually fail bcoz you still havent provided username and password. Now right click on the network manager and click on edit connections and then new window will open, so click on the mobile broadband tab. click on that and there you will see Reliance Connection. Click on that and edit. Put your username and password and save. Remove you modem and plugin again. Now your network manager must be automatically connected to internet. If it dont then tell me what you did and what did not worked.
      I am also a newbie just like. You can ask me as many questions you want. Its my passion to help others and its the only reason behind this blog.
      Good Luck

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      • October 14, 2010 at 2:23 am
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        thank you, i was on 9.10, how ever im planning to upgrade to 10.04 over the weekend, i will try out your steps and let you know.

        Cheer,
        Bipin

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        • October 14, 2010 at 9:14 am
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          If you planning to upgrade, then I would suggest you to upgrade to ubuntu 10.10 and not ubuntu 10.04

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      • October 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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        it works….
        i did get some errors while running those commands, however it works.
        the only issue is that after disconnecting, from the app. i need to physically remove and re-plugin the data card to connect again. I can live with this
        Thanks again for your help.

        Cheers,
        Bipin

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      • October 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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        BTW.. i had a copy of 10.04 so i upgraded to 10.04, ill upgrade it to 10.10 some time soon and let you know if there are any changes.

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  • October 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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    it works….
    i did get some errors while running those commands, however it works.
    the only issue is that after disconnecting, from the app. i need to physically remove and re-plugin the data card to connect again. I can live with this 🙂
    Thanks again for your help.

    Cheers,
    Bipin

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  • November 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm
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    hello thereim working with ubuntu 9.10 ie karmic koala.im getting the following response in the terminal for the command:
    sudo wvdial netconnect

    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    –> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    –> Starting pppd at Sat Nov 13 23:21:30 2010
    –> Pid of pppd: 2117
    –> Using interface ppp0
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    Disconnecting at Sat Nov 13 23:22:03 2010
    –> The PPP daemon has died: A modem hung up the phone (exit code = 16)
    –> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
    can somebody please help?

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  • November 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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    hello there. im using ubuntu 9.10 and using reliance ac2736
    on typin sudo wvdial netconnect i get the following output:

    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    –> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    –> Starting pppd at Sat Nov 13 23:21:30 2010
    –> Pid of pppd: 2117
    –> Using interface ppp0
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]
    –> pppd: ���[08]���[08]

    Disconnecting at Sat Nov 13 23:22:03 2010
    –> The PPP daemon has died: A modem hung up the phone (exit code = 16)
    –> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.

    any help will be sincerely appreciated.thanku!

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  • December 11, 2010 at 2:13 am
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    hey…
    excellent work dude..seriously i was so worked up wid dis reliance net connect..even d reliance tech ppl said u will hv to buy a new modem..bt all thanx to u..u saved me..
    i was having d same problem as karina but ur solution worked..
    1ce again thnx a ton…

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    • December 11, 2010 at 8:18 am
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      Its my pleasure to help others, I am glad to know that it worked for you.

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  • December 18, 2010 at 12:15 am
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    Hey harbhag, any idea about zte ac2736 modem? ur tutorial i think is specific for huawei…

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    • December 18, 2010 at 8:06 am
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      I have used Huawei modem for this tutorial but you can use any modem you want. Just try it and if you have any issue then you can discuss with me here.

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  • December 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm
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    thanks.. i was able to configure without downloading usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data from draisberghof.de

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  • February 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm
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    Thanks man. I have been trying to get this modem working for past 28 hrs. and was unsuccessful. But now after following the steps provided by you, I finally succeeded.

    Thanks again!!

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  • March 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm
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    i am using huawei EC1262 (reliance netconnect) with windows xp-which is working fine. recently i have installed linux mint 9 isadora and breaking my head over how to use the modem.

    1) first, i have tried the original tutorial you have referred to at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/97. it ended up showing the following:

    WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    –> Sending: ATQ0
    –> Re-Sending: ATZ
    –> Modem not responding

    2) then i’ve noticed ur tutorial and tried it too.

    first, keeping in mind that the modem is the only way i have to connect to the internet, how can i get update after the command

    #sudo apt-get update

    second, however wvdial was installed, i am again confused with #sudo apt-get install libusb-dev. As i m not connected to internet till now, how can i get it from

    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libu/libusb/libusb-0.1-4_0.1.12-14ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
    by running the command in linux?

    3) i have downloaded usb modeswitch by using windows.

    4)after following ur tutorial except for the libusb-dev part, i got the following error

    manas-desktop ~ # sudo wvdial netconnect
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory

    —–please help considering that i m totally offline when i use linux mint 9 isadora.
    so please suggest for anything that can be dowloaded via windows xp and that later can be manually installed in mint9.
    don’t mind if i’m asking something stupid, as i m anew linux user and its already been 03 days i’ve been trying this.

    -regards

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  • March 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm
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    dear HB
    thank u very much for getting back! infact for the 1st time i have seen smbody so keen in helping others.
    but regretfully i am again here here asking for more help!

    i have visited
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=221203
    and run the command
    sudo apt-cdrom add
    after inserting my linux mint 9 cd in the tray. but it returned nothing.

    i have also downloaded libsub from
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libu/libusb/libusb-dev_0.1.12-14ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
    and manually installed it on mint (while following your tutorial after the 2nd step). After finishing the rest of the steps the result were same as previous.

    i have already installed the usb-modeswitch packages(both data and main package).
    can u suggest me some location from where i can find both build-essential and libusb by using windows browser and later on add them manually to linux mint?

    regards—

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    • March 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm
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      after sudo apt-cdrom add , you need to run the two more commands to get build-essential installed
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install build-essential

      how did you installed the usb-modeswitch packages ? (from source or else)
      Latest usb-modeswitch packages are required to get the modem to work.

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  • March 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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    I believe everything’s working for me except below. The blinking light in data card shows there is network, and it works in my other OS win7. Any suggestions ?
    ————–output on sudo wvdial netconnect————-
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    NO CARRIER
    –> No Carrier! Trying again.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    NO CARRIER
    –> No Carrier! Trying again.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    NO CARRIER
    –> No Carrier! Trying again.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    ^RSSILVL: 20
    ^RSSILVL: 20
    ———————–

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    • March 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm
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      Your modem is getting intialized correctly, so seems like issue with the carrier. In the begining I faced the same issue and on further investigation, I found that it was due to no HSD connection. So I suggest you to change the connection to CDMA(Highspeed 1x) and try again. You need to use windows to change the connection type.

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  • April 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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    hi Harbhag,

    i have followed ur steps upto #5.

    “5. Now extract both the files and and go to extracted directories on by one (first go to usb-modeswitch). and run the following command as root

    sudo make install”

    here i’m not sure what i should do

    this is what i’m trying

    1. open the terminal window
    2. type #ls
    3. locate the dir in which i have save modeswitch ie modeswitch
    4 type cd ~/modeswitch
    5. then it shows me “jeevak@jeevak-Laptop:~/modeswitch$”
    6. then i type ” sudo make install”
    7. then it shows ” make: *** No rule to make target `install’. Stop”.

    what am i doing wrong?
    relatively new to editing setting on ubuntu

    had managed to get the reliance netconnect modem working earlier..btw its a ZTE modem

    pls help
    thanks a million
    Jeevak

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  • April 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm
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    and this is what i get—

    jeevak@jeevak-Laptop:~$ sudo wvdial netconnect
    [sudo] password for jeevak:
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    –> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    –> Starting pppd at Sat Apr 16 12:47:03 2011
    –> Pid of pppd: 1804
    –> Using interface ppp0
    –> pppd: �v�[08]�s�[08]
    –> pppd: �v�[08]�s�[08]
    –> pppd: �v�[08]�s�[08]
    –> pppd: �v�[08]�s�[08]
    –> Disconnecting at Sat Apr 16 12:47:06 2011
    –> The PPP daemon has died: Authentication error.
    –> We failed to authenticate ourselves to the peer.
    –> Maybe bad account or password? (exit code = 19)
    –> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
    –> I guess that’s it for now, exiting
    –> The PPP daemon has died. (exit code = 19)

    please help me!!!
    jeevak

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    • April 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm
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      This means your modem is detected. Now the problem is with carrier. Moreover this tutorial is for Huawei EC1262 Modem so I am not sure if it work for ZTE Modem or not.

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  • April 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm
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    the carrier? reliance netconnect? what should i do? any ideas?

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  • May 13, 2011 at 9:28 am
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    Harbhag, I am suhail from pune, and i am also a linux user, just wanted to know, how iss the performance of huawei ec 1262 on linux, as i am also planning to go for reliance netconnect, but not sure which modem to purchase. please let me know.

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    • May 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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      Hi Suhail,
      Performance of Huawei EC1262 is very good on Linux, some of my friends are using ZTE model but they are not very happy with the performance so my recommendation is EC1262. But remember that the internet speed depends upon the network strength in your area, if the strength is weak then you cant do anything about it.
      Good Luck

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  • May 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm
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    hey ppl i use ubuntu 11.04 naty narhwal…the modem works fine…u can connect wid it directly using network connections from system preferences…i hav usd 10.10 too and the same method worked…just that after connecting the modem to my port, i had to wait for some time till i saw the indicator applet…

    the only problem, the package required for UI software is corrupt…no help from reliance ppl…hence i am unable to install the UI software…but the modem works fine…

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  • June 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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    While this is a good tuto, but I still face an issue if I try to disconnect and then reconnect the modem. At the next reconnect attempt, it always fails, showing the following output:

    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    –> Warning: section [Dialer netconnect] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    –> Sending: ATQ0
    –> Re-Sending: ATZ
    –> Modem not responding.

    It again works once I unplug and plug it again.
    Funny!

    Thanks,
    Prana

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  • October 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm
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    Hello Harbhag..I am using EC1262 Modem but cant configure the same on PCLINUXOS KDE, kernel 2.6.38.8…I simply booted from live cd but cant see any way out to get net working through this modem.. I am so eager to use LINUX as my OS than WINDOWS 7 and had been googling desperately to find any possible way out to get internet working on PCLOS through this Modem. Suddenly I happened to come across your post and strongly believe that you may walk me through the setting up of EC1262 on PCLOS. I would be highly obliged and would remain greatful if you guide me for the same. I am eagerly awaiting for your response.I would not mind saying I’m absolutely a newbie in LINUX .

    Awaiting for your response.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm
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    Hello Harbhag..I am using EC1262 Modem but cant configure the same on PCLINUXOS KDE, kernel 2.6.38.8…I simply booted from live cd but cant see any way out to get net working through this modem.. I am so eager to use LINUX as my OS than WINDOWS 7 and had been googling desperately to find any possible way out to get internet working on PCLOS through this Modem. Suddenly I happened to come across your post and strongly believe that you may walk me through the setting up of EC1262 on PCLOS. I would be highly obliged and would remain greatful if you guide me for the same. I am eagerly awaiting for your response.I would not mind saying I’m absolutely a newbie in LINUX .

    Thanking you in advance.

    Awaiting for your response.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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    Harbhag , I downloaded the rpm from the link provided by you… do I need to extract it .. …I cant figure out … ., if not , then how to install it. .. Excuse me , I could not figure out…

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm
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    Double clicked –says “Windows cant open the programme..To open windows needs to know what programme you want to open this.Windows can go online & look it up automatically or you can select manually from the list of progs. that are liosted on your computer.

    What you want to do.
    1) Use the web service to look for progs.
    2) Select a progs .from a list of installed progs.”……thats the message its showing up upon double- clicking!!

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    • October 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm
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      Open the terminal and type sudo synaptic

      a new program will open, in the search box type usb_modeswitch

      right below the search box you will see results of the search. check the package that say usb_modeswitch and install it my right click on it.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm
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    Thanks a lot .. going to try that out .. will revert back to you with the result in a short while .

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm
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    Hi Harbagh, Sorry for replying you back late ( power shut-down), I opened the terminal , it was new page showing up [guest@localhostguest]$, I typed the command “sudo synaptic” but it said” No such command,”

    Await for your further suggestions.
    thanx.

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    • October 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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      Partha what version of linux are you using?

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  • October 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm
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    Hi Siddharth.. I have not installed LINUX as yet…… I just booted from live cd of PCLINUXOS, KDE, kernel 2.6.38.8 , and trying to configure my Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ Modem (EC1262, Huawei) on this , so that I can use internet on LINUX..! I really want run LINUX as my OS than WINDOWS 7 anymore ..

    Thanks.

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    • October 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm
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      Partha
      u can use the following command at the terminal

      sudo rpm -ivh .rpm

      navigate to the correct directory where the package is first using the cd command
      and since you are beginning with Linux I would recommend you pick up a copy of ubuntu/kubuntu and use that. Those OSes are better supported, more user friendly and you can find a lot of help on the net.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm
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    I replied Siddharth, but its awaiting for moderation

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  • October 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm
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    Thanks a lot Siddharth, Excuse me , as you know I’m trying to get accustomed with Linux , so it may seems to be somewhat annoying to be asking for each step.. would you kindly tell as I use that command at the terminal , would it pull up some some notes amongst which I should see the “CD COMMAND” ? Then I should double-click on it and would get to the right directory ? I will definitely try out with ubuntu/kbuntu as suggsted by you.

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    • October 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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      Partha
      cd stands for “change directory”.
      when u log in to the terminal in linux it typically puts you in your home directory (denoted by /). so my suggestion would be to copy the rpm into your home directory first to avoid having to navigate folders in the terminal using cd.
      also, please note that since you are running a live cd, the changes you make including installing usb_modeswitch will be lost once you restart the machine.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 1:12 am
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    Thank you once more Siddharth.. yes , I know that upon rebooting I will lose all configurations made as I am running the live cd.., For the time being to simply the steps.Im just quoting for your perusal and approving if its ok for me to proceed with through the steps as mentioned below…

    No.1) Boot from live cd.

    2) Open terminal

    3) I see [guest@localhostguest]$ page opened , where I see guest: : bash.( pls. intimate if its correct )

    4) Then I will type in the command “sudo rpm -ivh .rpm”

    5) Command will pull up the series of notes where I should look for the
    line “change directory ( /cd)

    6) here I should make changes like” rpm -ivh /media/Local Disk/desktop
    /usb_modeswitch-1.1.5-1pclos2010.i586.rpm” & hit ENTER..

    Please note that I saved the .rpm on my desktop ( currently Im using
    windows-7)

    Siddharth, I’m just seeing if its possible to configure the Reliance broadband + Modem ( EC1262) on pclos & thats the reason I’m trying out with live cd for the time being.. Once I’m somewhat accustomed to ,I would install the ubuntu /kbuntu as you .recommended.

    I’m really interested to go along with LINUX in no time.

    KINDLY SEE IF MY ABOVE STEPS ARE OK TO CARRY OUT..SUGGEST IF I HAVE GONE WRONG ANYWHERE.

    Await for your valuable advise.

    Thank you so much for your time .

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    • October 12, 2011 at 8:39 am
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      1. Boot from live cd
      2. Through the file explorer in PCLINUXOS (it should be dolphin if ur using KDE) access the desktop folder of windows (typically C:/Users//Desktop). Copy the rpm file to your PCLINUXOS desktop. Sometimes, depending on how Win7 was configured at install time, you may not be able to access the Desktop folder through Linux. In that case, first copy the rpm from win7 to a pendrive and then boot into the live cd.
      3. Open terminal
      4. At the command prompt, type “cd Desktop” (take care of the small and capital letters. Linux is case-sensitive)
      5. Now type in “sudo rpm -ivh usb_modeswitch-1.1.5-1pclos2010.i586.rpm” and hit enter

      Hope this helps. I would still recommend that you try out the kubuntu/ubuntu in live cd first. I am currently using Kubuntu 11.04 Natty and may I tell you that I have never needed to install usb_modeswitch as both Ubuntu and Kubuntu manage that on their own and are able to detect my USB modem as such.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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    Siddharth ,thank you so much for your guidance. If Ubuntu/kbuntu live cd doesn’t need so much hassles with usb modem configuration, then I would surely give a try with the Ubuntu ( 11.04) live cd . Going to download the .iso. Upon booting from live CD which option would I need to check to find my Modem(EC1262 Huawei) being detected ?

    I’m obliged for your co-opeartions.

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    • October 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm
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      after booting from ubuntu live cd, just plugin in your modem to check if its get detected.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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    Ok, Thanks Harbhag.

    Before I try with Ubuntu live cd , I tried configuring following the steps as depicted by Siddharth.

    1) Booted from live cd and went to C:/User/Desktop , found the downloaded & saved .rpm on my win-7 desktop ,

    2) copied it & pasted on PCLINUXOS desktop.

    3) I opened up Terminal , typed “cd Desktop”, it showed as following …: [guest@localguest Desktop]$.

    4) typed sudo rpm -ivh usb_modeswitch-1.1.5-1pclos2010.i586.rpm

    5) it showed up Command sudo not found.

    please suggest if I went wrong anywhere.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm
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    I downloaded the ububtu11.04 from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download, and burnt the .iso image on a Cd & booted from Live cd option. But I saw a purple screen first and then screen goes black & as I left-click mouse and move cursor the black display shrinks or expands with the movement of cursor and just 2 icons were up on the desktop “Example” and “Install Ubuntu”… I cant see any other stuff or do anything…!! It seems that pc hangs.

    Please suggest.

    Awaiting eagerly for your help.
    Thanx.

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    • October 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm
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      First of all check the md5 checksum of the downloaded ISO against those available on Ubuntu’s site. I guess your ISO is corrupted.
      Second, get an empty USB drive (at least 1 GB but pref 2 GB) and make it bootable ubuntu…. this will save time and money (no wasting CDs to burn ISO)… use this USB to boot your computer.
      Oh, and if your ISO turns out to be corrupt (MD5 not matching with those published on Ubuntu site), wait for 2 days and download ubuntu again. The new version is expected late tomorrow night (indian time)

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  • October 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm
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    Thanx, Siddharth. But did you see if anything went wrong with the configuration set up I followed on PCLINUXOS , as you had instructed me! Yes, whatever lilttle bit I saw in Ubuntu 11.04, its very nice and likely I might get internet quite easily..!

    Btw, could you provide me with any good link to download genuine .iso of Ubuntu.11.04.

    Await ur response.

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    • October 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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      As far as your PCLINUXOS is concerned, I do not have much experience with this build of linux but my first guess would be that there is something wrong with the config of the sudoers file on your machine. try to give the command “sudo -i” before starting anything else and see if it works.
      For Ubuntu 11.10 (out tomorrow most probably), the best source is always the official website http://www.ubuntu.com

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  • October 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm
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    Thanks a lot.

    I did the md5 check sum.

    8B1085BED498B82EF1485EF19074C281 << this the MD5 checksum of the loaded iso

    8b1085bed498b82ef1485ef19074c281 << this is the MD5 checksum as listed in Ubuntu site ( ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso )

    I compared & result showed that MD5 checksum matches.

    Do not the letters in Caps or small matter?

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    • October 13, 2011 at 12:05 am
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      No the caps do not matter. the checksum is fine. maybe some issue with burning the iso onto the cd….

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  • October 13, 2011 at 12:28 am
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    ok. I burnt previously using Burn Disc Image… Let me burn using the burner I normally use i.e. “CDBURNERXP” to see if this holds out good.

    Siddharth I’m always greatful to you for your friendly suggestions & help.

    Thank you so much.Will surely let you know about the outcome.

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  • October 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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    Thanks Siddharth & Harbhag…, Usually to test-run the .iso I try them either on CD+RW or on DVD+RW to see how it works , if found errors then I simply erase the .iso & try with other iso. So I dont need to waste any cd or dvd just to test the integrity of the isos.

    However after trying out with Ubuntu11.04 which I found to have stuck after booting from Live cd on my system, I gave a try with kbuntu 11.04 which also pulled up some errors notes at booting from Live cd and then it was a black screen all over.

    I’m really confused as to why my system is not booting up from Live cd with both Ubuntu versions ( ubuntu11.04/kbuntu 11.04) while it booted smoothly from PCLINUXOS ( KDE ( KERNEL 2.6.38.8) Live cd.

    I’m at a loss!!!!!

    Please help if you have any clue…

    Thanks.

    Await ur valuable suggestions.

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    • October 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm
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      Partha
      Can you please provide a snapshot of your system’s configuration? It could be some hardware not working correctly though I doubt it since if you are running Windows 7 your hardware should be fairly recent.
      Also, if possible, please provide the error message you received during booting up kubuntu/ubuntu.
      And I would agree with Harbhag, please give the USB method a try. Often even CD-RWs get spoilt after multiple writes and can have inherent bad sectors on them

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  • October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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    Thank you so much for your attention Siddharth.. Finally system booted from Kbuntu11.04 , and seemed every stuff went off in a decent way.. I had my Modem plugged in while booting and it popped up immediately after boot SET UP MOBILE BROADBAND CONNECTION.. I clicked on Network settings , selected country India, then I saw 2 options like Installed CDMA & Any device , I chose Any Device > my service provider Reliance, > then i entered phone no option ( most likely) #777, > My Reliance broadband No & same as password , > clicked Apply > OK, but still I find net is not running.

    Could you pls guide !!

    I think I’m almost there……

    Await ur suggestions

    Thanks.

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    • October 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm
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      This means your modem has been detected and configured. Enter your broadband no and password carefully.

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    • October 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm
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      Partha
      Go to the Network icon in the system tray (bottom right corner) and then open network settings. Delete the network you created.
      Then unplug and plug back in the cdma modem. Wait for it to be detected. Can take upto 1-2 minutes to be detected so just be patient. It will finally be detected.
      Kubuntu will show you the same “set up mobile broadband connection” prompt. In network settings, select India but then chose “Installed CDMA device” option. Choose your service provider (Reliance in this case). The phone no #777 should have been populated automatically so don’t touch it. Put in your broadband no and password and click through to ok. Remember to keep “Connect Automatically” unchecked. I find that keeping this option check creates issues sometimes. Once you have configured the connection so, just click once on the network icon in the bottom corner and then on the mobile connection your created (typically named Reliance) and it should connect.
      All the best.

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  • October 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm
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    I immensely thank both of you Siddharth & Harbhag for your exceptional help, suggestions & co-operations and let me tell you that I have finally succeeded to get internet access on Kbuntu Live cd.

    I’m really excited!!! Thanks a lot !!!

    Now I need to know the following issues:

    1) How to configure Adobe Flash.on kbuntu/ubuntu 11.04 to play you tube videos which are not being played as of now, ( I might switch over to ubuntu11.04 to see how it works better than Kbuntu )

    2) How to play .mp3 music files which are saved in my MUSIC folder, which are also not being played atm,

    3) How to play movies on VLC media player ( I use VLC media player to play videos/ saved videos, on my computer because it plays almost any format)

    4) How to configure XCHAT ( an IRC chat network ) on kbuntu /ubuntu

    Primarily I need to configure these items to move further on LINUX.

    Once again thank you so much for all that you both have done for me for the past few day…

    I’m greatful to both of you for lending me your time and await for your suggestions on the above issues.

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    • October 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm
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      1.) sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer 2.) sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras 3.) sudo apt-get install vlc 4.) sudo apt-get install xchat

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  • October 13, 2011 at 11:36 pm
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    Harbhag thanks for ur response. I tried with sudo apt-get update =it worked . 2)sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer= showed no flashpugin command found, 3) sudo apt-get install vlc>> showed no command, 4)sudo apt-get install xchat >> showed no xchat command..

    . I just missed to check with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras . Will let you know about the outcome as I check it.

    Do you think that all the other commands failed because its not supposed to work on LIVE CD ?

    Await for your ur response.
    Thanx.

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    • October 13, 2011 at 11:59 pm
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      Partha
      Couple of things. For flash, visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ and download the apt build Ubuntu. This should work to install flash.
      the other commands should work. I would suggest you open Software Center and check the sources it is using. If not selected, you might have to first check the correct option, then use sudo apt-get update and then try the sudo apt-get install commands again

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  • October 14, 2011 at 9:56 am
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    Siddharth thanks. But would I need to boot from live cd and then browse this link and select Operating system Linux (32 bit ) & in step 2 option select Flash Player 11 for Ubuntu (apt)..

    Just to avoid any confusion I wanted to get it confirmed! In Dolphin file manager I should see Software Center option ?Does software center have the options like .mp3, vlc , xchat … etc.which I should selct first & then use the command as mentioned by Harbhag?

    Excuse my ignorance as I am totally new to the Linux concept itself!!

    Await ur response.

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    • October 14, 2011 at 11:17 am
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      Partha

      Yes you have to install flash from inside kubuntu/ubuntu. In the Software Center look for the “Manage Sources” option in the menus. Here you will have to tick the “restriced-extras” repo before you can install the software.

      I think it is high time you now installed the OS before proceeding further so that you have proper user accounts and priveleges as well as the changes are not reversed everytime you reboot. Another incentive is last night’s release of Oneiric Ocelot 🙂 (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 11.10)

      Also, you can install Ubuntu and Windows 7 in a dual boot environment (or even ubuntu inside windows using wubi).I can guide you on how to do it if you want but i’ll pass on my email id to you so we can connect there and not mess up this comment board.

      Also, while installing you can first boot on the live cd and connect internet and then begin the installation. This way ubuntu gives you the option to download and install updates and the restriced extras automatically during OS installation. Flash however will still have to be installed separately as will vlc player. You should see vlc player in Software center.

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  • October 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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    Many thanks Siddharth. Yes I downloaded the latest Oneiric Ocelot ( ubuntu 11.10) .iso last night and booted from live cd .

    It was great!!

    I could connect to the net & downloaded some of the other sofwares like flash, vlc & xchat .But need more help these!!

    However I’m extremely greatful to you for expressing your willingness to guide me through the installation of Ubuntu 11.10. I fully agree with you that from now on we should communicate via e-mail rather than messing up over here & making this comment board clumsy.

    So I stop putting any Linux oriented bug in this board further and provide you with my e-mail id for futher comminucations and discussions.

    My e-mail id =parthamukherjee1965@gmail.com.

    I will be waiting for your response.
    Thanks.

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  • October 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm
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    Siddaharth I’m yet to receive your email id. Just send a confirmation mail to my above mail id so that I can be in touch with you.

    Thanks.

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  • November 27, 2011 at 11:02 am
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    thanks a lot …..:-D it worked like a charm!!!!

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  • December 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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    can u help me for reliance broadband+ ac2736 on ubuntu 11.10…plz rply asap.
    thanks

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  • December 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm
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    hi harbhag
    i followed your tutorial and it worked fine for me for the first time. but from the second time i m getting this :
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
    i m using ubuntu 11.10 . can you please help?

    niveda

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm
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    will this wok for ubuntu 11.10

    regards
    Deepak

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  • September 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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    Worked for me with Huawei EC159 (lsusb said product code is 140b though). Thanks much. I didn’t download the usb-modeswitch-data package. BTW, I am on Ubuntu 12.04.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm
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    it worked for me with Relaince Netconnect. Except that the archive files usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data are not found in the provided link. Searched and downloaded from other sources.

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    • November 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm
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      Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the links

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  • February 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm
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    Hi..i tried all the commands from this site and my reliance modem got connected..thank u for it.
    ..but after my work is done,how to unmount it??now i m directly plugging it out..Is there any command to unmount it?

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  • April 25, 2013 at 12:08 am
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    hi..I have one more problem..My reliance netconnect+ got attached..I can search on google and also check my accounts…But when I go in Ubuntu Software centre for applications,it shows install command not highlighted..I think the system is not recognizing that internet is connected..What should be done??
    Because of this problem I am not able to download any software through ubuntu software centre.

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  • July 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm
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    Hey, i just bought new reliance broad band connection and like all the above mentioned..am trying to get it using packages as mentioned by you.I downloaded the package on desktop ,copied on my pendrive and plugged in to my lap.Icopied and extracted the files both in Home directory.when I open the terminal and say sudo apt-get install wvdial
    i get the following:
    Reading package lists done… Done
    Building dependency tree
    reading state information..Done
    the following extra packages will be installed:
    libuniconf4.6 libwvstreams4.6-base libwvstreams4.6-extras
    the following new packages will be installed:
    libuniconf4.6 libwvstreams4.6-base libwvstreams4.6-extras wvdial
    0 upgrade, 4 newly installed,0 to remove and 204 not upgraded
    need to get 854kb of archives.
    After this operation,2,699 kB of aditional disk space willl be used.
    Do you want to continue [y/n]? y
    warning:the following packages cannot be authenticated!
    libuniconf4.6 libwvstreams4.6-base libwvstreams4.6-extras wvdial
    Install these packages without verification [y/n]?y
    Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/oneric/main libwvstreams4.6-base i3864.6.1-2build1
    could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/oneric/main libwvstreams4.6-base i3864.6.1-2build1
    could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/oneric/main libuniconf4.61-2build1
    could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/oneric/main wvdial i386 1.61-4
    could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wvstreams/libwvstreams4.6-base i3864.6.1-2build1
    could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wvstreams/libwvstreams4.6- extras_4.6.1-2build1_i3864.6.deb could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wvstreams/libuniconf4.6_4.6.1-2build1_i386deb could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wvdial/wvdial_1.61-4_i386.deb could not resolve “in.archive.ubuntu.com”
    E:unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    These are the erros I got..I feel that may be my downloaded package WVdial_1.60.1_i386 and wvdial_1.61-4_i386..are not good ?so, pleae help me..and also..should I be the “root” when I am installing?
    PLEASE HELP ME..!!

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    • July 21, 2013 at 9:59 am
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      You are getting this error because your system is not connected to internet. You need internet to install those packages.

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      • July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm
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        Hey, Thanks!!..but, I have downloaded the required packages and when am installing it..i face these errors..But, most of the sites too says download wvdial and install it..I mean people who do not have internet

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  • August 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm
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    Hi,
    I did download the files from where you had mentioned.However, my errors are still the same..looks like I need to look for internet connection? or I donot know where am making mistakes..?

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  • February 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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    Hi,
    am using reliance netconnect+ model(ZTE AC2738)
    Can I install it on Linux 6.
    reply please.

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