BSNL Broadband Modem USB connection in RedHat 9.0

By | July 24, 2007

Huawei SmartAx MT882 is one of the ADSL modems BSNL provides with their broadband service. The modem/router comes with 2 options for interfacing an Ethernet RJ45 or a USB port. Connecting via an ethernet port isnt too much of a mess as long as the ethernet card is working fine with the OS under consideration. But for the USB connection a separate driver is needed which is provided in the accompanying CD. The windows USB driver works as usual fine but configuration on LINUX does takes some time.

Try this on Redhat 9.0

Copy the driver source code in a folder

From the terminal do :

1. make clean
2. make all

it will create a CDCEther.o file

copy the CDCEther.o file to /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/usb/
A similar file might exist in this directory and should be replaced.

add alias eth1 CDCEther to /etc/modules.conf


Now goto network configuration. A new Ethernet entry for the USB connection should be present. Configure it with the username, password and dns servers and activate it. If everything goes fine then you should be able to begin surfing. If it doesnt work try playing with the modules.conf file as your mind may guide till you receive enlightenment.

Last Updated On : 24th July 2007

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