I had previously shared with you “How to Connect Internet in Novatel Wireless 3G Modems to Mac OS X (Leopard) with Apple Drivers“. Today, I am sharing “How to Setup Dial-Up Connection for Novatel Data Card in Windows Vista”.

 

How to Setup Dial-Up Connection for Novatel Data Card in Windows Vista?

 

1. Close all the running software and other programs, which is running on the desktop, so that no confusion in between setting up dial-up connection for your Novatel modem.

2. Click on Start from the left corner of Windows Vista and go to SettingsControl Panel.

Windows Vista Control Panel
Windows Vista Control Panel

3. Here, click on Network and Internet.

Network and Internet
Network and Internet

4. Click on “Network and Sharing Center”.

Network and Sharing Center
Network and Sharing Center

5. Select “Set up a connection or network”.

Set up a connection or network
Set up a connection or network

6. Select ‘Set up a dial-up connection: ‘ and click Next to continue.

Set up a dial-up connection
Set up a dial-up connection

7. Choose Modem, Select ‘Novatel Wireless……’.

Choose Modem
Choose Modem

8. Here fill-up the required field of connection properties, as mentioned below :

Enter Dial-up Phone Number – *99#

Enter your username and password – Username and password provided by your network service provider

Enter a connection name – Depending on your preference, you may choose to make this connection available to other users on this computer

Fill up connection properties
Fill up connection properties

9. Now your connection is ready, Click Connect.

10. Now you will get a screen Connecting to .

Connecting to Novatel 3G Modem
Connecting to Novatel 3G Modem

11. Now, you have successfully created the Dial-Up connection for your modem. To able to use internet you must specify the APN. You need to add APN to modem initialization string.

 

How to add APN to modem initialization string :

 

1. Go to system properties screen by StartSettingControl PanelSystem and MaintenanceSystem and Select ‘Device Manager’ .

Windows Vista - Device manager
Windows Vista – Device manager

Note : Quickest way is to Press Windows key and Pause key at same time to open System

2. Expand Modems and Click on ‘+’ to expand Modems. Right Click on “Novatel Wireless…” and select Properties

Novatel modem properties
Novatel modem properties

3. Choose Advanced tab.

Advanced Tab of Novatel Modem Properties
Advanced Tab of Novatel Modem Properties

Enter the Extra initialization command string in order to select the APN provided by your wireless network service provider.

The format is
AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”APNstring”

– “quotes” are required.
– APNstring as per instruction from your service provider

4. Select OK.

5. Now your dial-up connection is fully ready to connect to the internet.

6. Go to ‘Start’ -> ‘Connect To’

Connect to internet
Connect to internet

7. Here, you will get a list dial-up up connection (if created more than one). Select Novatel Dial up and click on Connect.

Connect Novatel Modem to Internet
Connect Novatel Modem to Internet

If all the steps you have done successfully, then you will be easily able to browse the internet using Dial up connection of Novatel dongle.

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