This article will explain how to fully setup and configure a CDMA USB key Huwei EC156 provided with a Tata Photon + subscription on a Ubuntu 11.04 laptop.
Just imagine : You are staying or travelling in India, you are checking your mails or surfing the web while in a taxi, in the train or waiting in an airport ... That is nowadays quite easy, you just need a nation wide wireless internet access.
Tata Photon + is there to suit your needs. For a reasonible amount (1500 INR, equivalent to 20 €, at the time of this article) you will get a Huwei EC156 USB key and a 3 Gb limit, valid for one month.
But the only trouble is that the Huwei EC156 is too new to be handled directly by your Ubuntu 11.04 laptop.
As most of the time with Linux, every problem is having a solution. So here are the steps to :
- recognize the Photon + USB key
- configure network manager for the Photon + access
So, lets start ...