Windows 7: installing and configuring tata indicom huawei EC321 v-data card

Windows 7: installing and configuring tata indicom huawei EC321 v-data card

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Lot of people over here have shifted to Windows 7 Beta Build 7000. But most of them saying they are not able to use the Tata Indicom Huawei V-Data Card. And therefore they are not able to surf the net when they are on the move. Basically TATA Indicom Data card given to the users so that they can access their mail whenever they are on the move but because the dialer is not compatible many of them are not able to use the TATA Card.

 

This V-Data Card is Huawei EC321 is PCMCIA based device. You need to plug it and install the driver. The dialer can be downloaded from this site. When you initially plug in the V-data card in the PCMCIA slot the Windows 7 automatically tries to install the drivers but cannot install all the drivers. After installing the Huawei Mobile Connect dialer when you try to connect using Dialer, you will end up getting following message.

tata 2vcard

 

RESOLUTION

STEP 1

Now, here is a trick. DO NOT PLUG IN THE HUAWEI V-DATA CARD. Without plugging the PCMCIA Card install the Huawei Mobile Connect Dialer. Then visit the following installed dialer location and copy the ‘Drivers’ folder to somewhere else say ‘Desktop.’ This folder contains the necessary drivers. After copying it, uninstall the Huawei Mobile Connect Dialer application since we copied the required drivers folder.

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STEP 2

Now, PLUG THE HUAWEI V-DATA CARD in the PCMCIA slot, it will try to install the drivers but fail to install the drivers for the Data Interfaces. We will manually install the drivers for these Data Interfaces.image

 

Right click on ‘Data Interface’ in Other devices and click on ‘Update Driver’ and then click on ‘Browser my computer for driver software’

In the next box select the location where you have copied the ‘Drivers’ folder. In the drivers folder select Vista for 32-bit. If you using Windows 7 x64 then select Vista-AMD64. Then click on ‘Next’ to install the drivers. image image

 

After that you will get the message saying Updated Driver Software successfully for ‘HUAWEI Mobile Connect – 3G Modem’ Click on Close.

Similarly, do the same procedure for 2nd Data Interface. Right click –> Update Driver –> Next. And it will install ‘HUAWEI Mobile Connect – 3G Application Interface’

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Now, in the Device Manager you can see both the drivers installed successfully.

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STEP 3

Create a new Dial-Up connection. To do this Open up the ‘Networking and Sharing Center’ and click on ‘Set up a new connection or network’  and click on '’Next.’ On next page click on ‘Next.’image

On next screen click on ‘Dial-Up’ and then on next screen click on ‘HUAWEI Mobile Connect – 3G Modem’image

Now, fill up the information for the Internet Service Provider (ISP)

For TATA INDICOM, fill up the following details.

Dial-ip phone number: #777

User Name: internet

Password: internet

Connection Name: TATA (This can be anything)

Click on Remember this Password and click on CONNECT. On next page you will get message ‘You are connected to the Internet'.’ Click on ‘Close.’image

STEP 4

Create dialer shortcut on Desktop for quick access.

Open up the ‘Networking and Sharing Center’ and click on ‘Change Adapter Settings’ then Right click on ‘TATA' Dial-Up Connection’ and click on ‘Create Shortcut’; click on ‘Yes’ and it will create dialer shortcut on Desktop.

Double click on dialer to connect to internet or to disconnect the internet connection.

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NOTE: SOMETIMES WHEN YOU CREATE NEW CONNECTION AND CLICK ON CONNECT AFTER ‘VERIFYING USER NAME AND PASSWORD’ YOUR CONNECTION GETS DISCONNECTED WITH ERROR 629: THE CONNECTION WAS CLOSED BY REMOTE CONNECTION. IN THIS CARE REBOOTING THE MACHINE RESOLVES THE ISSUE.

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  • Few weeks back I decided to repave my Laptop ( Macbook Air ) and go with Windows 7 Build 7000 (yes I

  • well i found a very easy way to sort out problem of using tata indicom plug 2 surf internet:

    1.Download driver genius pro from isohunt.com via torrent.

    2.install driver genius pro on your machine having windows vista with plug 2 surf installed on it.

    3.now backup all the drivers of your machine with driver genius pro and save them in a folder.

    4.now install windows 7 on your machine and after setup completion plug your tata indicom plug 2 surf modem in the usb port.you will get a message saying driver not successfully installed.avoid it.

    5.now go to device manager and under unknown devices select sitx_usb modem/quallcom etc.and select it to update and select find in folder,then go to the folder where you have backed up your vista drivers and there you will find 3 folders namely:

    SIT_1x_usbmodem

    SIT_1x_usbmodem device

    SIT_1x_usbmodem Port

    now select one of these and update the drivers,if it fails try another folder(out of the 3 above mentioned).and click on install driver anyway from the pop up.

    5.now do update for all the unknown devices in the device manager that corresponds to the usb modem.

    6.when all successfully installed create a connection named tata indicom with #777 as dialling number and 'internet' as user name and password (without quotes).

    7.then connect and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

    [This all is result of my one month hard work to get it work.And guys feel free to contact me at harrandfriends@gmail.com for any queries and confusion.Thanks!!!!!!

  • Hey!

    This was a life-saver. Thanks for the guide.

  • The tips was very useful and worked well.. thanks

  • higly appreciable tech blog. Really a great help. thank you

  • thanks aviraj.. :) thanks a tonn for this useful post..

  • Thanks people for your reply.

  • Hi

    Thanks for the information , I had just bought the Ulimate RC of Windows 7 . Despite the fact that I had deleted the application , WIN 7 was able to get drivers at Step no 2 and this is probably no longer required - so skipped step no2 -rest everything as listed .

    Any everything works well..

    Cheers!

    Rajvinder singh

  • This is really a life saver drug, keep it up

  • Thanks Asish

  • WHEN YOU CREATE NEW CONNECTION AND CLICK ON CONNECT AFTER ‘VERIFYING USER NAME AND PASSWORD’ YOUR CONNECTION GETS DISCONNECTED WITH ERROR 619.

    any suggestion

  • I doubt this is something to do with the ISP. Basically by using this method you are creating manual dial up connection instead of standard connection. However, you can install the dialer on the Win 7 RTM and it works like a charm.

  • Hey i didnt get the right driver from the tata indicom web site. i got 'WL2HOST07C05B104_Release' form the zip folder from tataindicom site. Pls help me. where can i get the driver for win 7 32 bit

    Thanks in advance

  • Excellent post Aviraj, keep up the good work. Can you provide your email address ? Seems like I would be needing it very much. Thanks a lot again for this post. Cheers !!!