[fedora-india] wireless Broadband (reliance and tata )setup - command line howto

steve steve at lonetwin.net
Thu Oct 29 17:10:44 UTC 2009


On 10/29/2009 09:21 PM, Rakesh Pandit wrote:
> 2009/10/28 ElectroMech wrote:
>>  Dear All,
>>  I have created small howto to connect wireless broadband Reliance and Tata
>>  with command line.
>>  So now you can use it with a linux which do not have GUI also.
>>  http://vglug.info/linux-rhel54-feroda-11-reliance-tata-wireless-broadband-command-line-howto
> [..]
> I searched this funda 2 years ago and found enough reference to material.
> Gone are days when I used to use wvdialconf to generate conf file and
> wvdial to connect to network. (Also do some hack (stupid mode = 1)).
> Times have changed and we have Network Manager since ages now. It
> would make sense to mention that ... but I guess it is so easy to
> configure wireless with Network Manager that you don't really need
> steps.

Not exactly. While it is true that we at Fedora are moving towards making 
NetworkManager as the only tool required for all things network related, there 
are cases where NetworkManager fails to recognize the device and configuring 
using wvdial is the only option.

For instance in the case of the ZTE AC8710 EVDO card distributed for the 
reliance broadband+ plan. More info at the bz if submitted here:


also ...

NM is great but it's just not where you claim it to be yet.

So, yeah, docs like Nilesh's are still useful.

- steve

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