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I just installed ubuntu server 12.04. The server detects the modem, but I can't edit mobile broadband settings (to input username and password) in network connections

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How are you trying to edit this, and what happens when you try? Or are you asking how to edit it, in the first place? –  Eliah Kagan Jun 1 '12 at 21:54
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If you are asking how to do it-


As pointed out by @Eliah kagan,my answer points to a graphical way that may not be available in Server edition.And as suggested by him,I keep the answer intact with an addition of a possible useful link.


This link may help for the server edition- http://www.sourceguru.net/setting-up-networking-on-an-ubuntu-server/


While for a graphical way-

  • Click on the Network Connections indicator on the pannel and select Edit Connections-

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  • Then select the Mobile Broadband tab and select the connection and then click on Edit.

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  • Then again in the connection,Under the Mobile Broadband tab,enter the details-

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  • After that,Save and exit.
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I downloaded d ubuntu-desktop, so there's a gui –  Imman Jun 1 '12 at 22:34
    
Just to clarify things, I clicked add on the mobile broadband tab, everything works fine until when I had to input number, username, & password; the fields are inactive, and the save button is also inactive. How do I make these fields editable? Thanks –  Imman Jun 1 '12 at 22:51
    
Are you the administrative user?? To check,go in user accounts in the accounts menu in the pannel and check if your user type is administrator or standard –  Nirmik Jun 2 '12 at 9:11
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