[PLUG] Data Card Support under Linux

G Karunakar indlinux at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 03:25:43 PDT 2007


On 3/16/07, Desi Penguin <desipenguin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Recently lot of laptop vendors give Datacard (Reliance ot TataIndicom) free
> or at discounted rate with laptop.
> Earlier today I saw that one of the HP laptops provide "free" data card, but
> to keep costs down they ship with FreeDOS.
> Obviously options are to install Linux or Windows.
>
> Has anyone successfully used these datacards under linux ? (I'm interested
> in ubuntu, but any other distro is OK too)
>

tataindicom card (or usb modem - both huawei ) just works well.  card
will need pcmcia support enabled,  usbmodem needs usbserial module
enabled.
wvdial takes both once detected..

Karunakar



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