[PLUG] Tata Docomo 3g Internet on CentOS 6
rohit.karajgi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 05:32:59 PDT 2011
On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Pravin Sonawane <june.pravin at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 08/22/2011 09:38 AM, Nishit Dave wrote:
>> On Aug 22, 2011 9:12 AM, "Pravin Sonawane"<june.pravin at gmail.**com<june.pravin at gmail.com>>
>>> Hello all,
>>> I just installed CentOS 6 on my laptop (Compaq Pressario V3000 series).
>>> But I'm unable to configure Tata Docomo Internet 3g on it.
>>> Please check if you have usb_modeswitch (or usb-modeswitch) installed,
>> if not, install it and the usb_modeswitch-data package. If they are not
>> included in the CenOS repos, which is highly unlikely, you can download
>> from http://draisberghof.de/usb_**modeswitch<http://draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch>
>> Plug your modem in, wait for a moment for it to settle, then run as root
>> "usb_modeswitch -I -W -c /path/to/usb_modeswitch.conf"
>> Substitute the actual path in the command above.
>> Check your dmesg output to see if the modem has been attached to
>> /dev/ttyUSB0 etc. or to /dev/gsmmodem. Also check lsusb output to see if
>> device is listed.
>> Then, modify a wvdial script to use the modem and run it to start your
>> connection. Your username and password both will probably be "internet".
>> number to dial for 3G is *99# usually, and for EVDO it is #777.
>> If usb_modeswitch is already installed and your network manager gui is not
>> providing you the settings for Tata Docomo 3G, you should still update the
>> package so that the latest information is available to the system.
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> Dear Nishit,
> Thankyou for your reply! :)
> But I was able to do it... W/o usb_modeswitch or wvdial.
> Here's how I did it.
> There was a tar.gz file provided with my USB Modem device (PFA). I knew
> that it didn't work because it always gave a successful installation even
> though it didn't find some files.
> But after I ran the setup, I found that my modem manufacturer's name
> (ZTE) was now visible when I tried to setup a 'mobile broad band' under
> 'network configurations' (The device was already properly detected by
> the OS before running the setup. Below is the output of the
> /proc/bus/usb/devices file)
> T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=04 Cnt=01 Dev#= 6 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
> D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
> P: Vendor=19d2 ProdID=2003 Rev= 0.00
> S: Manufacturer=ZTE,Incorporated
> S: Product=ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM
> S: SerialNumber=MF6310ZTED010000
> C:* #Ifs= 5 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=500mA
> I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
> E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=4ms
> I:* If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
> E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=4ms
> I:* If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
> E: Ad=83(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=03(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=4ms
> I:* If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
> E: Ad=84(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 64 Ivl=2ms
> E: Ad=85(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=04(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=4ms
> I:* If#= 4 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage
> E: Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=86(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
> [root at laptop ~]#
> After this, I continued with the normal 'Mobile Broadbad' configuration
> with the following settings:
> Basic: Number = *99#
> Advanced: APN = tatadocomo3g
> and after a couple of restarts, 'safely-remove-drive', etc... I had an
> active internet connection... :)
> Hope this helps someone with a similar issue.. ;)
> Pravin Sonawane
I just got a Docomo 3G USB connection. Your solution worked for me on Ubuntu
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