So, setting up TATA Photon+ is easy.
Most of the guides out there are for the Huawei Modem. But, at the time I bought TATA Photon+ (ie today), it came with Olive Modem V-ME101 USB Modem. Setting up that modem is pretty straight forward. I didnt try using networkmanager client nm-applet for installing as I dont use a desktop manager so I didnt have it (For the time being, I am a tiling managers fan, and now I am using dwm form suckless.org). I went the command line way.
$sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
Now, a new file /etc/wvdial.conf will be created. We will have to change the settings a bit.
Contents of wvdial.conf file:
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Modem Type = USB Modem Phone = #777 Username = internet Init1 = ATZ Password = internet Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 Baud = 3250586 Stupid Mode = 1
Now, load usbserial kernel module with proper options:-
sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x201e product=0x2009
If you wanna know, how I got those magical figures 0x201e blah blah.. I used lsusb to get the vendor and product id.
Ok. Thats it. Now you can connect to internet using command
You will be asked to enter the password, and if you dont want to enter the password everytime you connect to internet, you can add wvdial to your /etc/sudoers with NOPASSWD option.
A typical sudo wvdial session looks like (Just for reference)
shadyabhi@archlinux-N210 ~ $ sudo wvdial --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61 --> Cannot get information for serial port. --> Initializing modem. --> Sending: ATZ ATZ OK --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 OK --> Modem initialized. --> Sending: ATDT#777 --> Waiting for carrier. ATDT#777 CONNECT 3100000 --> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately. --> Starting pppd at Fri Dec 3 21:27:38 2010 --> Pid of pppd: 17015 --> pppd: I[7f] --> Using interface ppp0 --> pppd: I[7f] --> pppd: I[7f] --> pppd: I[7f] --> pppd: I[7f] --> pppd: I[7f] --> local IP address 18.104.22.168 --> pppd: I[7f] --> remote IP address 172.29.244.49 --> pppd: I[7f] --> primary DNS address 22.214.171.124 --> pppd: I[7f] --> secondary DNS address 126.96.36.199 --> pppd: I[7f]
Note: modemmanager can conflict and try to intialize the modem his way, so make sure you kill that before doing all this.