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How to connect Tata Indicom Photon Plus in Ubuntu 9.10?

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From Here. I haven't tested this personally. But hope this works.

Install “wvdial” if you do not have it already. To install wvdial, use the command:

sudo apt-get install wvdial

Next, plug in your Tata Indicom USB Modem.

Now, create a dialer for your modem with the command:

sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

This creates the appropriate dialer configuration for your modem. Remember to keep the modem plugged in while running this command.

Edit the wvdial.conf file by issuing

sudo vi /etc/wvdial.conf

Your wvdial.conf file opens on issuing the above command. It should look like this :

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Init3 = AT+CRM=1
Stupid Mode = 1
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = 0
ISDN = 0
Password = <password>
New PPPD = <username>
Username = internet
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 9600

Now you have to edit the file. Put “internet” in place of and . Do not change any other auto-generated entry. Place the appropriate phone number in place of 0. It is #777 for Tata Indocom.

That should complete setting up your dialer. Now, to dial a connection, simply execute

sudo wvdial

in a terminal window. Enjoy.

[ In case it still does not work, add the lines:

Init3 = AT+CRM=1


Stupid Mode = 1

Stupid mode allows the connection to dial through a firewall and Init3 = AT+CRM=1 prevents frequent disconnections.

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