If you are an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit user and facing problems with connecting Reliance Netconnect+ USB modem, please read on.
Good News is fixing this problem of interrupted connection using Reliance USB modem is SO EASY in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
PS1: Most of the methods specified in this blog are obtained from http://veerasundar.com/blog/2010/06/how-to-make-reliance-netconnect-broadband-to-work-on-ubuntu-10-04/ But the above blog deals with 32-bit version. You can refer to it if you are a 32-bit 12.04 user.
In case of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit, you need to install two software packages to make the internet connectivity work consistently without breaking. They are wvdial and gnome-ppp (The front-end tool to configure wvdial).
1) Install wvdial package using apt-get
Open terminal, and type the following command
sudo apt-get install wvdial
2) Install gnome-ppp using apt-get
sudo apt-get install gnome-ppp
3) Open gnome-ppp from the terminal. Better to use sudo mode as you need to configure wvdial.
4) You would see the gnome-ppp interface like below. You have to enter your reliance 10-digit mobile number in the Username & your password. Select #777 if you are a Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ user. Then press the Setup button below.
5) In the Setup window below, click the “Detect” button to identify the device ID of the USB port in which you have inserted your USB modem. The tool would automatically detect the Device, Type and Speed of your USB modem. Once it has deteced, please the “Close” button below.
6) Click on the “Connect” button as in the below window and you should be a getting window as below if your connection is successful.
7) That’s it! You are good to go! Enjoy Surfing!