Friday, August 19, 2011

Setup mobile broadband on linux

I am using sony ericsson k790i with Aircel(India) connection. To setup mobile broadband on my linux (BackTrack 4) laptop, i done following steps.

Step1. I plugged my mobile to my laptop (using usb data cable).

Step2. I issued command wvdialconf which detected usb modem of my mobile and created conf file /etc/wvdial.conf

root# wvdialconf

root# more /etc/wvdial.conf

Step3. I edited /etc/wvdial.conf and ensure following entries in file. You may found most of entries already present in file.

root# vi /etc/wvdial.conf

[Dialer Defaults]

Init1 = ATZ

Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0

Init3= AT+CGCDONT=1,"IP","aircelgprs","",0,0

Modem Type= USB Modem

Phone = *99#

ISDN = 0

Stupid Mode=1

Password = blank

New PPPD = yes

Username = blank

Modem = /dev/ttyACM0


Baud = 460800

(Remember that aircelgprs is my APN and username and password is blank)

Step4. Now issue command wvdial and after few messages my laptop get connected to internet.