Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reliance Netconnect for Opensuse

It is now simple to get in connect with Reliance Netconnect for Opensuse (Linux).
Download a new version of wvdial software. Its hardly about 90KB in size.
Install it in whichever folder it suits.

Procedure to install wvdial software:
1. Download wvdial (tar.gz file) from net.
i.e.,wvdial-1.61.tar.gz (Latest version at the time of writing blog)
2. Extract the tar.gz file using following command.
home/avinash #tar zxf wvdial-1.61.tar.gz
3.It will create a directory it the folder , something like wvdial-1.61

once it is done, you need to do following things
Open a terminal window.
1. Log in as root, i.e. type su - then enter the root password.
2. Then use vi to edit/modify the following file “/etc/wvdial.conf”.

it should look something like this:

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Phone = #777
Idle Seconds = 300
Password = 93xxxxxxxx
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Stupid Mode = 1
Compuserve = 0
Baud = 9600
Auto DNS = 1
Dial Command = ATDT
Ask Password = 0
ISDN = 0
Username = 93xxxxxxxx

Enter your phone number in the username and password's place,
then save it by :wq

Then configuration is alomost done.

Finally you need to run wvdial.
for example:for Tata photon, command is as follows
/home/avinash # wvdial tata
For Reliance netconnect
/home/avinash # wvdial reliance

It should look something like following immediately after running above command

--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Warning: section [Dialer reliance] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Idle Seconds = 300, disabling automatic reconnect.
--> Sending: ATDT#777
--> Waiting for carrier.
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Sat Nov 27 18:37:09 2010
--> Pid of pppd: 8316
--> Using interface ppp0
--> local IP address
--> remote IP address
--> primary DNS address
--> secondary DNS address
--> Script /etc/ppp/ip-up run successful
--> Default route Ok.
--> Nameserver (DNS) Ok.
--> Connected... Press Ctrl-C to disconnect

Then you can browse internet seamlessly.
To disconnect just press Ctrl-C.

Friday, November 19, 2010

MNP: Mobile Number Portability

MNP – How Would It Work For Users?
The first phase on MNP is rolling out on 25th November from the Harayna Circle. This is how Mobile Number portability would work for a normal user.

1. Send the following SMS to 1900 – PORT – eg. PORT 9123456789
2. You will get an SMS with your unique porting code. This is a unique number will be maintained along with your mobile number with a third party called MNP Service Provider. The unique code has a expiry time. You need to apply to the new preferred operator with that code within the stipulated time.
3. The new operator will communicate with existing operator and ask for permission. If approved the new operator will set a time for porting and communicate this to MNP provider and existing operator.
4. On the set date and time, the current operator will disconnect the number and pass the message to MNP provider.
5. The new operator will now claim that number and MNP maintains a central database with the new details.


1. What is the cost of switching an operator through MNP?
The max. charge can be Rs.19. This has to be paid to the new operator. The operator can choose to charge you lesser.

2. Can i change operator multiple times using MNP?
Yes. Though there is a limitation of how frequently you can change the operator. Once switched you cannot change the operator for the next 90 days.

3. Will my mobile number be disconnected during porting?
Yes. During disconnection from old and connecting to new operator you number will be dead for about 2 hour.

4. How much time will the whole process take?
According to rules set by TRAI, it shouldn’t take more than 4 days for the complete process from the time of applying to new operator.

5. Can i carry forward my prepaid balance to the new operator after MNP?

6. Can a postpaid user apply for MNP?
Yes. The old operator will approve only after all dues are cleared.

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