To day we will discus about how to install BSNL EVDO modem in WIndows 8 OS, BSNL users who are using EVDO service will always face a installation problem or connecting problem in Windows 8 operating system.
This is a very simple and clear tutorial tested on BSNL EDVO Prithvi UE100 data card. Users who are using any other cdma data card can also follow the step by step process to configure EVDO data card. Following method is also working in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Install BSNL EVDO Modem in Windows 8
Before proceed to installation make sure,
1. Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10 is updated with all its device drivers.
2. No issues found in Device Manager.
Step 1# Even if after a successful installation in normal way, most of the users face ‘Device Not Detected’ Problem. This happens due to unavailability of modem’s device drivers.
Step 2# Let’s start the installation, Insert EVDO Modem into the USB port in Laptop or Computer and go to ‘My Computer’, you will find a CD Drive named ‘BSNL EVDO Data Card’. Back up the modem installation files and folders (required): Right click on the icon and copy paste it in any drive except C partition.
Step 5# After successful installation open BSNL EVDO Dashboard just by clicking on the Desktop’s BSNL icon, What happen ?? same ‘Device Not detected’ issue!!!
Step 6# Ok Here is the solution for EVDO connecting issue in Windows 8.
Right click on My Computer Icon and select ‘manage’ option, it will open ‘Computer Management’ Window,
Now select ‘ Device Manager’ and find out the the devices on right pane which have not been updated with proper driver software. It may be INTF0 or UE100 USB ETS or Win_Mux_Device_01/02 etc
Right click on the device and select ‘Update Device Driver Software’ option. In next windows which ask to select option to search for software drivers: just select 2nd option- ‘Browse my Computer for driver software’.
Now watch following Window:’ Windows has successfully updated your driver software’.
Now you have successfully install BSNL EVDO modem in Windows 8.
Step 7# Woh noh, One again error found: ‘Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device’
To solve this issue: Go to C Drive and search ‘VIA_USB_MDM’ and Delete two files Via_USB_MDM.inf_amd64… and VIA_USB_MDM_a64 located under C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ directory and again follow the Step 6#.
In case any of the following device error occurred in device manager just follow the step 6# to manually update the driver software.
1. VIA Telecom Bus Emulator
2.Win_Mux_Device_01 or Win_Mux_Device_02
3. UE100 USB ETS
If you failed to configure properly or getting some error after successful install or Dashboard not opening even after you double-click on desktop shortcut then follow step below:
1. Download BSNL Connection Manager installation folder
2. Extract and move folder to C:\Program Files
3. Now go to C:\Program Files\BSNL Connection Manager\BSNL Connection Manager and right-click on ‘BSNL Connection Manager’ icon and select ‘Send to’ then ‘Desktop (Create shortcut)’
4. Go to desktop and open EVDO Dashboard using this newly created shortcut
5. Once Dashboard is loaded, Now follow from ‘Step 6’ given in 1st method.
If you already switched to Micromax MMX310C CDMA dongle which supports BSNL EVDO Sim but facing ‘Qualcomm CDMA Technologies MSM’ driver problem, then check this solution: Fix: Run Micromax 310C CDMA Modem in Windows 10
Bonus Tip: Share BSNL EVDO Internet over WiFi (5 Solutions)
If you find any more issue regarding EVDO data card just comment, We will try to find out the solution.