Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Setting up Reliance / Tata ZTE 8710 in Ubuntu 10.4 ( Lucid Lynx) NON- Technically.

I have just mentioned the steps to connect the ZTE 8710 USB modem on Ubuntu 10.4 below, specially for those who are frustrated after reading all the technical stuff to have this connected !

For the detail technical stuff or debugging please click here !

1.Download ZTE 8700 drivers from here. The BSNL for Linux one !

Unzip it and copy the one for Ubuntu in your home folder. Double click it to install the driver.

2.Click on Applications->Accessories->Terminal-> and type ztemtvcdromd and press enter. Reconnect the USB Modem.

3.In the same Terminal type lsusb and NOTE DOWN the product and vendor ID. Something like this !

suhas@suhas-minimac:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 19d2:fff6 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c315 Logitech, Inc. Classic New Touch Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c Dexon
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:8101 Suyin Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Now if you see the fourth line from top , you see 19d2:fff6 . Here 19d2 is the vendor ID and fff6 is product ID.

4.Now type modprobe usbserial vendor=xxx product=yyyy and press enter
(where xxx is your vendor ID and yyy is your product ID)

5.Install all the below packages after coping them to home folder. PLEASE INSTALL IN PROVIDED SEQUENCE ONLY.


6.In Terminal type the below.
vi /etc/wvdial.conf and edit / paste the below. Please change the username and password.

[Dialer Defaults]
Init2=ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Username=xxxxx (Your 10 digit number)
stupid mode=1

And save the file !

7.Now type wvdial in terminal and press enter ! If everything goes fine, you'll be connected ! Minimize the terminal and surf the net. Inorder to disconnect press ctrl+c on the terminal window !

Hope that everything goes fine per the steps mentioned. If not ,please read the technical stuff to understand how do we connect this one ! Its not that hard ;) Promissssseee ;)

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