Making something to work on Linux will sometimes becomes hassle. It will be even frustrating if the manufacturer don’t have support for linux. My fellow blogger Thejesh have written an “How to” on making Reliance netconnect USB card to work on Linux. Here it goes, completely extracted from his post (http://thejeshgn.com/2008/01/12/reliance-netconnect-usb-card-on-linux-howto/):
1. Execute everything as root ( usually su in Ubuntu)
2.Check your card is recognized by the kernel
# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
T: Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=05 Cnt=02 Dev#= 4 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.01 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=16 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=12d1 ProdID=1001 Rev= 0.00
S: Manufacturer=Huawei Technologies
S: Product=Huawei Mobile
S: SerialNumber=HUAWEI EC3X1
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=pl2303
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 16 Ivl=128ms
E: Ad=8a(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=0b(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=pl2303
E: Ad=83(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
This depends on which company modem you are using. Mine is ZTE. Please check on the box for details. And then get the corresponding vendor and product id.
3.Now modprobe the driver
# modprobe usbserial vendor=0?12d1 product=0?1001
4.Should get something like this with dmesg
[ 2315.412106] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[ 2315.412508] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 2315.461938] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[ 2315.461945] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
[ 2315.480382] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for pl2303
[ 2315.480414] pl2303 2-6:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[ 2315.480608] usb 2-6: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 2315.480620] pl2303 2-6:1.1: pl2303 converter detected
[ 2315.480691] usb 2-6: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB1
5.Now edit your wvdial.conf file
# vi /etc/wvdial.conf
Add the following to that file
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 115200
SetVolume = 0
Dial Command = ATDT
Init1 = ATZ
FlowControl = Hardware (CRTSCTS)
Username = You Phone Number Here
Password = Your Password ? usually same as your phone number
Phone = #777
Stupid Mode = 1
Inherits = Modem0
6.Now run wvdial
# wvdial cdma
?> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.56
?> Cannot get information for serial port.
?> Initializing modem.
?> Sending: ATZ
?> Modem initialized.
?> Sending: ATDT#777
?> Waiting for carrier.
?> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
?> Starting pppd at Sat Mar 3 22:55:20 2007
?> Pid of pppd: 24314
?> Using interface ppp0
?> local IP address 18.104.22.168
?> remote IP address 22.214.171.124
?> primary DNS address 126.96.36.199
?> secondary DNS address 188.8.131.52
Thats it ? you are now connected
7. In Ubuntu ? this can be done @ System->Administration->Networking.Ensure that your internet traffic goes through your ?Modem? by selecting the ppp.You should be able to browse now?.
Please have your queries & comments on Thej’s blog to have quick response as I don’t know much about this.