Tata indicom is offering unlimited surfing plus download at very affordable prices with their Tata Photon Whiz. Although it’s at compromised speeds but still, it is unlimited.
Configuring this card at windows is pretty much easy, as it is always with all other softwares. Within few clicks, your card will be working and you will be ready to browse net within sometime. but as always, configuring it on Ubuntu linux is not so easy but at the same time not so difficult too if you follow right steps. Below I will be explaining them.

Follow the following steps to configure it on Ubuntu Linux:

  1. Linux have wvdial, it’s own dialer so you don’t need to install anything else. If wvdial is not installed then first install it.
  2. # sudo apt-get install wvdial
  3. Plug-in the Tata Indicom USB Modem into the system.
  4. Now we need a configuration file for the modem. We can create the same from the command.
  5. # sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
  6. The file which will be created by the above command should look something like this:
  7. [Dialer Defaults]
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Init3 = AT+CRM=1
    Stupid Mode = 1
    Modem Type = Analog Modem
    Phone = 0
    ISDN = 0
    Password =
    New PPPD =
    Username = internet
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
    Baud = 9600
  8. If you don’t have the following lines in your file then put them inside the file
  9. Init3 = AT+CRM=1


    Stupid Mode = 1
  10. Next change the Username and Password field inside the file to “internet” and Phone number to “#777
  11. Password = internet
    Username = internet
    Phone = #777
  12. Last step is to run the wvdial command and start the modem.
  13. # sudo wvdial

That’s it, now enjoy the unlimited download and have fun

********** Hopefully the same procedure should work on Fedora, Centos and few more operating systems.

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