Using Nokia E72 and Reliance 3G on Ubuntu (wvdial)

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ubuntu.pngIn this tutorial I am going to show you how to configure your Nokia E72 phone with Reliance 3G Network, to serve as a modem, on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) using my favourite, the wvdial package. For this tutorial I am assuming that you have wvdial package already installed on your system, and if you haven’t then see my previous tutorial for an effective way to connecting to internet using the same modem and download wvdial as explained at the end of that tutorial.

For using wvdial you need to add configuration details of the phone in a file called wvdial.conf file, which is present in /etc/ folder. So open the file using root permission using the command

$ sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

What you would see are series of instructions given and you need not worry about them. We are going to add a set of similar instructions to make wvdial detect the phone as a modem. Copy and paste the following set of instructions below the already existing lines.
[Dialer rel]
Init1 = ATZ
Supid Mode = 1
Modem Type = Analog Modem
ISDN = 0
Phone = *99#
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Username = { }
Password = { }
Baud = 460800

Save the file and close the window, you’ll return to the terminal. Connect the mobile phone if not already connected and select the PC Suite in the Select mode option that you get on the phone on connecting it to the laptop. When done wait for about ten seconds so that the system detects the phone and run the following command.
$ sudo wvdialconf
The modem will be detected in this and it’ll give an output. Towards the end of the output you’ll see a phrase as Found an USB modem on <path> in my case the path is /dev/ttyACM0 is taken, for you too it would probably be the same, in case it isn’t in ttyACM then change the Modem = /dev/ttyACM0 to Modem = <path you have>. With this done you are ready. Now use the command
$ sudo wvdial rel

I.P. address would be assigned to you and you could start browsing.


P.S. Please dont use $, <> or () in the code/command when you type them on the terminal. As always, feel free to comment and ask your queires 🙂


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