Happy Surfing!!!


I was damn tired with my old BSNL dial-up connection!! So I switched on to Airtel and after some Googling, I was able to connect my FC6 to the internet (GPRS internet provided Airtel in India) using my brand new Nokia 6020 and CA-42 data cable. In fact, I am writing this post from my FC6. Now i’m getting a superb connection of 230 kbps!! )

Anyways, this is what I did:

1. Su to root and enter run modprobe using the product and vendor ID of CA-42.

[Joy@localhost ~]$ su
[root@localhost Joy]# /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0×0421 product=0×0802

2. Now connect your 6020 to the PC via the CA-42 cable.

3. Then run the command “wvdialconf create”

[root@localhost Joy]# wvdialconf create

It will scan the ports for modem. It should find a Nokia modem in one of the ports. In my case, it was detected in /dev/ttyUSB0. Here’s a screenshot:

Airtel GPRS with Nokia

4. Now, open KPPP. Provide the root passoword when prompted.

Now create a new connection with the following Account details:

  • Name : Airtel (anything!)
  • Number : *99#
  • Authentication : script-based (select from list)

The rest of the Account settings you can keep as default.

Now click on the Modem tab and provide the following Modem details:

  • Name : Nokia 6020 (anything!)
  • Modem : /dev/ttyUSB0 (select from list)
  • Speed : 230400 (select from list)

Save it.

Now, from the KPPP main window, select our new connection and click on “CONNECT”.

Thats it ! After “Modem Ready” and “Logging on to Network” messages displayed, KPPP will establish the connection and will minimize to the task bar.

Happy surfing!) If you face any issues, please let me know!!


2 responses to “Happy Surfing!!!

  1. thats good.in fact too good. could u tel me how to get the product and vendor id of ca-42 cable

  2. Arindam Ghosh

    For CA-42 data cable the vendor id = o×0421 product id = o×0802 as given. Also you can give an ‘#lsusb’ (as a root user) after connecting the cellphone to your computer. It will give a list of the devices connected to the USB ports which includes their vendor and product ids.