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
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 220.127.116.11 --> remote IP address 18.104.22.168 --> primary DNS address 22.214.171.124 --> secondary DNS address 126.96.36.199
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.