Asus PRL-DL User guide

HUAWEI EC156
User Guide
Table of Contents
1.
Introduction.............................................................................................................................. 3
2.
System Requirements ........................................................................................................... 3
3.
EC156 Appearance................................................................................................................. 4
4.
Technical Specifications ....................................................................................................... 5
5.
Inserting a microSD Card .................................................................................................... 6
6.
Using the device ...................................................................................................................... 7
Installation Procedure for Windows XP ........................................................................ 7
Installation Procedure for Mac OS .................................................................................16
Installation Procedure for Linux ....................................................................................23
7.
Laptop Compatibility List ..................................................................................................32
8.
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................36
9.
Care and Maintenance ........................................................................................................39
10.
Warnings and Precautions ................................................................................................39
1. Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of Huawei EC156 TATA Photon Plus USB Data
Modem Device.
The User Guide contains important information on the proper use and correct
operation of Huawei EC156 TATA Photon Plus USB Data Modem Device. We
recommend that you read this manual carefully to ensure optimal performance.
2. System Requirements
 PC with USB Port
 Hardware configuration should satisfy the demand of any of the following
operating system.
a.
Windows XP SP2 / SP3, Windows Vista SP1 / SP2, Windows7
b. Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 with latest upgrades
c.
Linux Ubuntu 10.04/9.10/9.04, openSUSE 11.3/11.2, Fedora
13/12/11, Debian 5.0, Xandros 4.2, Mandriva 2010.1/2010.0,
Red Flag 7.0
 Display Resolution:Above 800x600
 Note:
If your PC has lower configuration,the performance of EC156 may be lower.
3. EC156 Appearance
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Please find below the description that you need to know to start using your device.
Name
1.USB Plug
2.Strap Hole
3.Indicator light
4. microSD card
Slot
Description
It connects the device to your PC.
You can tie the cap and the USB Stick together by
threading a strap through the strap holes, so that the
cap will not be easily lost.
 Solid: Device is powered on.
 Blinking once every 2 seconds: Device is searching
for a network or no network is found.
 Blinking twice every 2 seconds: Device finds a
network.
 Blinking once every 0.2 second: Device is
transmitting data.
To install a microSD slot and use it as a data storage
device
4. Technical Specifications
Modem Type
USB Dongle NON-RIUM
Mode
EVDO REV A
Frequency (Band )
800 MHz
Antenna Type
Internal
Dimension
83.0mm×26.5mm×11.5mm
Memory Card Slot Support
microSD card
External Memory Support
Up to 4GB
Up to 3.1 Mbps (Downlink) &
Speeds
Up to 1.8 Mbps (Uplink)
NOTE: In regions, where Tata Photon Plus network coverage is unavailable, the
device will operate on Tata Photon Whiz speeds of up to 153.6 Kbps
5. Inserting a microSD Card
1. Slide the back cover to remove it from the device.
2. Insert the microSD card into the corresponding card slot, as shown in the
following figure.
3. Replace the back cover and slide it into place.
6. Using the device
For different operating system, the installation process is different. Please note the
process for the following Operating Systems
Installation Procedure for Windows XP
1. Connect the USB Modem with PC
Connect the USB Modem with your PC via USB port.
2.Install the Dialer & Driver
If PC opens the auto run function, it will pop up an installation interface. If not,
please go to CD as shown in the figure below and open it and double click the
“AutoRun.exe” file or right click and click on Auto play.
Please refer to the following screenshots for the further steps of installation
Click “Next “and then to agree with the license agreement click “I Agree”.
Click “Next “and then choose a location path for installation and click install. In
case you do not have any specific location preference you may choose to continue
with the default location and click “Install”.
Please click on “Finish” button.
After installation, please go back to desktop, click on the icon ”Tata Photon+”
. The main interface appears
When the installation is complete, the following dialer appears
1. As soon as the installation is complete the default dialer will appear as follows
2. On clicking the “Continue” button, the following screen appears. Please select
the Prepaid/Postpaid option depending on the services that you wish to opt for.
Gently scratch the silver strip on the “Activation card” you have received with
the Starter kit, to reveal your 14-digit PIN. Enter your 14 digit PIN number in
text box below “Enter PIN”.
Please click on the” Activate” button
3. On clicking the “Activate” button, the following screen appears.
bars indicate that the activation is in progress.
The moving
4. You may have to wait for a couple of minutes. Once activation is successful, you
will see the following screen
5. Click on the “Connect” button and start surfing.
In case the activation fails, the following sequence of steps needs to be follow
ed
1. In case activation is unsuccessful, you will see the following prompt
2. Please click on the “OK” button. The following screen will appear. Please click on
the “Activate” button as shown in the below figure. Please repeat the same
sequence as stated above to continue.
Un-installation of Application Software
1.
2.
3.
4.
Exit Management procedures.
Remove the EC156 device from the system then pull it out.
Open “Add/Remove program” in the control panel.
Accord the prompt, finish un-installation.
Installation Procedure for Mac OS
1.Connect the USB Modem with PC
Connect the USB Modem with your PC via USB port.
2.Install the Dialer & Driver
Insert the Device into your PC.
Double click icon of “Tata Photon+”
Click “Continue” to start the installation.
,
Read the Software License Agreement then click “Continue”.
Click “Agree” to accept the license agreement.
Click “Install”.
Then enter your laptop’s password when pop up window appears
When installation is successful click on close button
When the installation is complete, the following dialer appears
1. As soon as the installation is complete the default dialer will appear as follows
2. Click on the “Connect” button and start surfing.
Un-installation of Application Software
1. Exit Management procedures.
2. Open “uninstall Mobile Partner”, click “OK” >“OK”.
Installation Procedure for Linux
1.Connect the USB Modem with PC
Connect the USB Modem with your PC via USB port.
Install the Dialer & Driver
Once after inserting the modem double click and open the folder.
Open new terminal go to the path cd /media/Tata\ Photn+ \ \ \ \ /.
Type the command sh ./install to install Tata Photon+ dialer and press enter.
After pressing enter key you will get the below new terminal as shown below
again press enter key.
When the installation is complete, the following dialer appears
As soon as the installation is complete the default dialer will appear as follows
Click on the “Connect” button and start surfing.
Un-installation of Application Software
1.
Go to the installed path [eg:- /usr/local/Tata_Photon+] as shown below.
2.
Type ./UninstallMobilePartner and press enter key will uninstall
TataPhotn+.
7. Laptop Compatibility List
Asus
Acer
Dell
HP
IBM
Lenovo
Toshiba
Sony
Fujitsu
Rover
Gateway
Hasee
8. Troubleshooting
If your radio card has abnormal conditions, please refer to the following table.
Common problems
Cannot automatically install the
driver & Dialer tool in the first
time
Cannot install driver successfully
Cannot find the device by Dialer
tool
Cannot search signal from Dialer
tool
Cannot connect to internet by
Dialer tool
Check item
Maybe the computer does not open the
auto run function. Please go to “My
Computer”->CD Rom which name is “Tata
Photon+”, open it and run the autorun.exe
manually.
Please try to uninstall it and then install
it again.
Please check whether it can find the
device from Device Manager. If not,
please check whether you can see the CD
“Tata Photon+” from “My Computer”. If
so, then eject the CD.
Please check whether the number you
used is activated or not. Please contact
operator whether the parameters are
configured correctly.
Please check whether it can search signal
by Dialer first. Please check whether the
Modem configuration of PC is ok or not.
Common problems
Device is not detecting in MAC OS
Device is detecting in MAC OS, But
not showing signal strength
Device is detecting in Linux, But
not showing signal strength
Insert T-Flash Card
Micro-SD card is not recognized
PC not able to detect Device
Firewall Security Alert appears
during Connection
Check item
Please check the drivers
(HuaweiDataCardDriver.kext) are present
in the following path
/System/Library/Extensions . If not
present please reinstall the application.
Please check with the operater if the
device is activated or not
Please check with the operater if the
device is activated or not
After Insert the T-Flash Card in the
Device, Connect Device to Computer, you
need to Install the Dialer and then Open
“My computer” –Removable Disk.
The card is not inserted correctly or is of
the wrong size / format. Re-insert the
card or try another Micro-SD card and
make sure the capacity and format is
correct.
Change to another USB Port or if the
problem still exists, please contact local
Operator
Device must be allowed to connect
through your firewall. Please contact the
vendor of your firewall software In order
to work correctly.
Common problems
Check item
After restarting the computer,
there is no signal indicated
Please check if the Device is connected
Properly, Check the Network Coverage or
pull out the Device and reinsert the
Device again.
9. Care and Maintenance
Your radio card is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be
treated with care.
The suggestions below will help you to fulfill any warranty obligations and to enjoy
this product for many years.
Keep the radio card and all its parts and accessories out of small children's reach.
Keep the radio card dry. Precipitation, humidity, and all types of liquids or moisture
can contain minerals that will corrode electronic circuits.
 Do not use or store the radio card in dusty, dirty areas.
 Do not store the radio card in hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the life
of electronic devices, and warp or melt certain plastics.
 Do not store the radio card in cold areas. When it warms up (to its normal
temperature), moisture can form inside, which may damage electronic circuit
boards.
 Do not attempt to open the radio card. Non-expert handling may damage it.
 Do not drop, knock, or shake the radio card. Rough handling can break internal
circuit boards.
 Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the
radio card.
 Do not paint the radio card. Paint can prevent proper operation.
 Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or
attachments could damage the radio card and may violate regulations governing
radio devices.
All of the above suggestions apply equally to your radio card or any accessory. If
any of them is not working properly, take it to your nearest qualified service facility.
The personnel there will assist you and, if necessary, arrange for service.
10. Warnings and Precautions
This section contains important information pertaining to the operating
instructions of your device. It also contains information about how to use your
device safely. Read this information carefully before using the device.
Electronic Device
Do not use your device if using the device is prohibited. Do not use the device when
using the device causes danger or interference with electronic devices.
Medical Device
 Follow rules and regulations set forth by hospitals and health care facilities. Do
not use your device when using the device is prohibited.
 Some wireless devices may affect the performance of hearing aids or
pacemakers. For any such problems, consult your service provider.
 If you are using an electronic medical device, consult the doctor or the device
manufacturer to confirm whether radio waves affect the operation of this device.
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Do not use your device in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere, and
comply with all signs and instructions. Areas that may have potentially explosive
atmospheres include the areas where you would normally be advised to turn off
your vehicle engine. Triggering of sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or
a fire, resulting in bodily injuries or even deaths. Do not use your device at
refueling points such as service stations. Comply with restrictions on the use of
radio equipment in fuel depots, storage, and distribution areas, and chemical
plants. In addition, adhere to restrictions in areas where blasting operations are in
progress. Before using the device, watch out for areas that have potentially
explosive atmospheres that are often, but not always, clearly marked. Such
locations include areas below the deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage
facilities, and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain,
dust, or metal powders. Ask the manufacturers of vehicles using liquefied
petroleum gas (such as propane or butane) whether this device can be safely used
in their vicinity.
Traffic Security
 Observe local laws and regulations while using the device. To prevent accidents,
do not use your wireless device while driving.
 RF signals may affect electronic systems of motor vehicles. For more information,
consult the vehicle manufacturer.
 In a motor vehicle, do not place the device over the air bag or in the air bag
deployment area. Otherwise, the device may hurt you owing to the strong force
when the air bag inflates.
 Do not use your device while flying in an aircraft and before boarding an aircraft.
Using wireless devices in an aircraft may cause danger to the operation of the
aircraft and disrupt the wireless telephone network. It may also be considered
illegal.
Operating Environment
 Do not use the device in dusty, damp, and dirty places or places with magnetic
fields. Otherwise, it may result in malfunction of the circuit.
 On a stormy day with thunder, do not use your device when it is being charged,
to prevent any danger caused by lightning.
 While using the device, observe the local laws and regulations, and respect
others' privacy and legal rights.
Safety of Children
Comply with all precautions with regard to children's safety. Letting the child play
with your device or its accessories, which may include parts that can be detached
from the device, may be dangerous, as it may present a choking hazard. Ensure that
small children are kept away from the device and accessories.
Accessories
Use the accessories delivered only by the manufacturer. Using accessories of other
manufacturers or vendors with this device model may invalidate any approval or
warranty applicable to the device, result in the non-operation of the device, and
cause danger.
Cleaning and Maintenance
It is normal that your wireless device gets hot when you use or charge it. Before
you clean or maintain the wireless device, stop all applications and disconnect the
wireless device from your PC.
 Use your wireless device and accessories with care and in a clean environment.
 Keep the wireless device away from a fire or a lit cigarette.
 Protect your wireless device and accessories from water and vapor, and keep
them dry.
 Do not drop, throw, or bend your wireless device.
 Clean your wireless device with a piece of damp and soft antistatic cloth. Do not
use any chemical detergent, powder, or other chemical agents (such as alcohol
and benzene) to clean the device.
 Keep the ambient temperature between -10℃to +45℃for using the device.
Certification Information (SAR)
Your wireless device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed
the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international guidelines.
These guidelines are developed by the independent scientific organization
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and
include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless
of age and health.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice (United States): Before a
wireless device model is available for sale to the public, it must be tested and
certified by the FCC that it does not exceed the limit established by the
government-adopted requirement for safe exposure.
The SAR limit adopted by the USA and Canada is 1.6 W/kg averaged over one gram
of tissue. The highest SAR value reported to the FCC for this device type is
compliant with this limit.
Body Worn Operation
Important safety information regarding radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure is
as follows:
 To ensure compliance with RF exposure guidelines, the device must be used with
a minimum of 2.5cm distance from the body.
 Failure to observe these instructions could result in your RF exposure exceeding
the relevant guideline limits.
FCC Statement
* This device should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm
between the radiator and your body when you use the device via a USB cable.
15.19
NOTICE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules [and with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada].
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
 This device may not cause harmful interference.
 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
15.21
NOTICE:
Changes or modifications made to this device not expressly approved by Huawei
Technologies Co., Ltd. may void the FCC authorization to operate this device.
15.105
NOTE:
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This device generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
connecting or disconnecting the device to a PC, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by adopting one or more of the following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the distance between the device and the receiver.
 Connect the device to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this device.
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