I have got many queries regarding BSNL EVDO & VISTA compatibility, so just though of compiling all pieces of information into this one tutorial. BSNL EVDO supports Windows VISTA

Please try installing with these drivers.
Latest Driver from BSNL
or
Reliance MG880

In some VISTA versions, the system fails to detect the driver automatically. There you have to manually select the driver from source.

I

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Lets see how I started using this device on my Linux distribution (You can follow the same steps to configure this device on any Linux distribution) :

Device : [b]ZTE EV-DO AC8700 800M[/b]

Product Vendor : Qualcomm, Inc.

1) Insert the EvDO device into USB port

2) Check whether the device is getting detected on your system or not. You can issue the following command in console :

#sudo tail -f

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BSNL supplies ZTE AC8700 modem for EVDO users. The model is ZTE MG 478.

Information from product page:

Specification:
Frequency: 800MHz
Dimension: 80mm × 36mm × 12.8mm
Interface: USB
O/S: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA

Feature: Voice call Dialer,Phonebook,SMS Manager,Call history Compliant with CDMA2000

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BSNL is the first company in India to offer broadband on the move. This service is on the EVDO spectrum and offers speeds upto 2.5Mbps! This article is a summary of all the frequently asked questions on EVDO broadband.

I am in Trivandum, Kerala and it took about 4 trips to the BSNL office at Pattom to get the connection. They have a separate process for issuing the EVDO cards probably because the

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-coming up, public ip and pptp solution.
Few updates I received from BSNL REGION Office for the below complaints.

1. IP Address – currently only 63 public ip address is allotted for trivandrum circle. Soon more ips will come and all connections will have public ips

2. VPN – VPN pptp connections blocked will be cleared soon.

3. Disconnection – Customers facing issues with frequent

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