Reliance Netconnect Braodband plus in Ubuntu


in ubuntu, if you connect reliance netconnect modem, it will be recognized as a usb storage device and you cannot connect it as a modem. You may need to do some extra add ins to solve this. Follow the below procedures. It worked fine for me and I hope the same with you also.

Open your Terminal applet from accessories. Login as the super user by giving the command su. You will be asked for your login password.If you cannot login as super user, that is also fine. Then give the command lsusb in terminal. You will get the output somewhat like below.

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 19d2:fff6 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c Dexon
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:162d Kingston Technology
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

See the second line Bus 003 Device 006: ID 19d2:fff6 ONDA Communication S.p.A.

Here you can see something like 19d2:fff6. In this, fff6 should be fff1. Then only modem will work. But you cannot edit this in terminal. You need to install a package named USB mode switch. Install this package and run the command lsusb again in terminal. You will get the output as below.

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 19d2:fff1 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c Dexon
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:162d Kingston Technology
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Notice the change of fff6 to fff1. Now run you have to configure the USB mode switch by running the command sudo gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

You will be prompted fr password. Enter password and usb_modeswitch.conf file will be opened. Simply pess Ctrl and H keys together (which is for replace command) and replace all ; characters from the file, save and then close. Remove the modem and reconnect after some times. Wait for a minute. You may see a popup as Network disconnected. This may not pop up in all systems. Now right click on the network manager icon on the task bar and select enable mobile broadband. Right click again and select edit connections. A new window will open named Network Connections. You can open the same from system preferences area also. Now go to mobile broadband and add new connection using add button. Now you can see your modem is detected. Select the modem, then select country and then select Reliance Netconnect as provider and apply. Now you will get Reliance netconnect connection settings window. Select the Mobile Broadband tab. you will see the Number as #777 otherwise update the same. Enter your netconnect number as username and password. Select the connect automatically and available to all users option if required. Then close it. Now left click( normal) on the Network manager icon on the taskbar and you will see your connection name there. Simlpy select it and connection will happen.

Please letus know for any bugs.

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