Windows 7: installing and configuring tata indicom huawei EC321 v-data card
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
Now, in the Device Manager you can see both the drivers installed successfully.
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
Connection Name: TATA (This can be anything)
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.
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.