How to Connect to Internet from BSNL EVDO Prithvi UE100 modem in Linux(Ubuntu)

Discussion in 'Bsnl EVDO' started by sarveshmotihari, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. sarveshmotihari

    sarveshmotihari Tech Crazy!!

    Hello Everyone,

    This is the tutorial almost everyone using BSNL EVDO has been looking for. In this tutorial, I am gonna explain how you can configure BSNL EVDO Prithvi UE100 modem in Ubuntu so that you get connected to internet.

    First of all, install the latest version of Ubuntu. I tried it on Ubuntu 12.10. Once Ubuntu has been installed plugin the modem in any of the USB port. Then click on the Network icon on the top bar in Ubuntu. There you will be see the New CDMA mobile network conenction option. Actually, the appearing of that option there confirms that the modem has been recognized by Ubuntu.

    Now, you have to install WVDIAL. For that, launch the terminal and type sudo -apt get wvdial
    This will install wvdial on your system. Then, launch terminal again and type sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
    This will launch the wvdial configuration file. Here change the username and password with yours and in the Phone type #777

    Also add this line to the bottom of the file Stupid Mode = 1

    Now save and close the file. Once that has been done, launch terminal again and type sudo wvdial and hit enter. It will start connecting to the modem and in a few seconds you will get connected. To disconnect just close the Terminal. And if you want to reconnect just launch terminal and type sudo wvdial

    That's it. You will be connected to Internet using your BSNL EVDO Prithvi UE100 modem in Linux(Ubuntu)
  2. hotshot05

    hotshot05 New Member

    You were using Ubuntu but I am using Linux Mint 13 (Mate edition). That should not cause any problem since Mint is based on Ubuntu.

    After I insert the modem, after sometime on clicking on the Network Manager icon in the system tray, I can see this -

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    Since it shows BSNL EVDO connection, I am assuming that Mint is detecting the modem.

    But when I enter wvdialconf in the terminal, I get this output -

    Code:
    mint@mint ~ $ wvdialconf
    
    Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.
    
    Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
    
    ttyS0<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0 
    
    ttyS1<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S1 
    
    ttyS2<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S2 
    
    ttyS3<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S3 
    
    ttyS4<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S4 
    
    ttyS5<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S5 
    
    ttyS6<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S6 
    
    ttyS7<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S7 
    
    ttyS8<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S8 
    
    ttyS9<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S9 
    
    ttyS10<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S10 
    
    ttyS11<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S11 
    
    ttyS12<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S12 
    
    ttyS13<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S13 
    
    ttyS14<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S14 
    
    ttyS15<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S15 
    
    ttyS16<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S16 
    
    ttyS17<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S17 
    
    ttyS18<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S18 
    
    ttyS19<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S19 
    
    ttyS20<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S20 
    
    ttyS21<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S21 
    
    ttyS22<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S22 
    
    ttyS23<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S23 
    
    ttyS24<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S24 
    
    ttyS25<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S25 
    
    ttyS26<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S26 
    
    ttyS27<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S27 
    
    ttyS28<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S28 
    
    ttyS29<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S29 
    
    ttyS30<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S30 
    
    ttyS31<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S31 
    
    ttyACM0<Info>: Permission denied
    
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: ACM0
    
    Sorry, no modem was detected! 
    
    Is it in use by another program?
    
    Did you configure it properly with setserial?
    What should I do now?

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