This blog is relevant for Broadband service providers in India.

I had BSNL broadband service and in that course I also bought Huawei ADSL modem which worked perfectly fine with BSNL (as it was pre-configured to be used with BSNL). The problem arises when I moved to new apartment and BSNL did not have their broadband service to the new location. So I moved to Airtel broadband service and the plan that I selected was charging me Rs 50 per month for the Airtel ADSL (Beetel) modem. Doesn't make sense if you have some other modem and all that matters is configuration. So here are the steps to configure your Huawei modem with Airtel service provider:

Configuring PPPoA/PPPoE (Airtel) with Huawei modem
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Connect to Modem directly and set the following for TCP/IP properties (I am in Hyderabad region and the default gateway might be specific to this zone. Check with the Airtel Service Engineer about this detail if you are located in some other area)
IP-192.168.1.41
Subnet- 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway- 192.168.1.1


After the LAN is connected, go to your modem configuration page (must be http://192.168.1.1 or something similar. Check your modem documentation).


Edit ATM Setting: [For BSNL it's 0/35]. For Airtel
    Set VPI as 1
    Set VCI as 32

-In PPP section provide your Airtel user name and password   

- PPPoA/PPPoE:PPPoE

- Enable 'Use DNS'
DHCP Mode to 'DHCP Server'


Save and Reboot (from Menu)
It should now be able to connect to Airtel broadband....

Happy Surfing