Mobile Broadband on Linux


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Here is the list of Mobile Broadband Device which are found working on Linux. (specially, Ubuntu and Fedora)

Name Status Tutorial
Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ HUAWEI EC1260 Working How To
Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ HUAWEI EC1262 Working [1] How to [2]
Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ HUAWEI E620 Working (Ubuntu) How to [3]
Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ ZTE-AC2736 Working (Ubuntu) How to [4]

Micromax MMX 300G HUAWEI ?? Working How to [5] , [6]
Tata Indicom Plug2Surf  ? Working How to [7]
MTS MBLAZE ZTE AC2766 Working How to [8]
BSNL 3G Modem ZTE MF626 HSDPA with device id 19d2:2000 Working but only 3G and not 2G How to [9]
MTNL 3G jadoo data card - Rs 1699/= in Delhi at Sanchar Haat Lw272 with device id 230d:0003 Working Add this modem using network manager, after adding, you need to modify APN -

General Instructions

Plug the modem in. Open a terminal and type the following: { sudo wvdialconf } It is possible that you may not have this command. Install it first if that is the case.


sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

Or use your favorite editor to add:

Phone = #777
Password = internet
Username = internet

It is not sure if other usernames and passwords will work. This is known to work for Tata Indicom. You can always try.

Save and exit.

Now to add the modem in the Network Connections, for this:

Right click on the 'Networking' icon. Go to Edit Connections. Or, Go to System>Preferences>Network Connections. Click on Mobile Broadband tab. There, add a new connection by clicking on Add button. Follow the on-screen instructions thereon. Use the number #777 for the number field and the user name and password and you have typed in the wvdial.conf file. You can choose any settings for "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users".

Once done, find the name of the connection from the list and it should work.

Thanks to Varsha Jaikumar.

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