Mobile broadband is the marketing term for wireless Internet access through a portable modem, mobile phone (called "cell phones" in North America and South Africa), USB Wireless Modem, or other mobile devices.

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'ip-config-unavailable' error when USB modem tries to connect

I have got a ZTE MF-193E modem which worked fine before. When I bought this modem more than a year ago, it worked readily out of the box. Now, as Ubuntu is progressing in version, things are becoming ...
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Tata Docomo Photon 3g not working on 12.04 LTS

I recently upgraded from Tata Photon+ to Tata Docomo Photon 3G, however Ubuntu is not recognizing the device itself. I tried manually adding the device in Mobile Broadband section, using different ...
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How to enable/disable mobile broadband from terminal?

I use ZTE USB Modem on Natty Narwhal. Every thing works fine but sometimes it get disconnected. I want to write Shell script that reconnects mobile broadband if it is disconnected or the received data ...
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Huawei e303c data-card not working for Ubuntu 11.04?

Cheers to you. I got a problem in making a Mobile-BroadBand connection in Ubuntu 11.04, using 'Huawei e303c' usb data-card. I'm using Tata Docomo 3G sim-card (India, circle: Maharastra). My ...
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HUAWEI E173 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a HUAWEI E173 usb stick to access the internet. It works normally on windows but I'd like to be able to use it on my Ubuntu system as well. I plug it in, and after 25-20 seconds the status ...
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since upgrade to trusty, mobile broadband card always asks for PIN

I'm running Ubuntu on my Thinkpad x230 equipped with a mobile broadband card: Bus 003 Device 025: ID 0bdb:1926 Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV This used to work seamlessly in Ubuntu 13.10 (and ...
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USB mobile broadband dongles in Ubuntu (14.04)? Where to start?

Your situation or what you need to get a working Internet connection with a mobile broadband USB dongle: You have the USB dongle, of course. You have a 3G, 4G or whatever SIM card with a data plan ...
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Way To Call Through Dongle in Ubuntu 13.04

I am living in Sri Lanka and cheapest way for access internet is through pre-paid mobile broadband here. In order to recharge pre-paid account we need to remove the SIM card from from the dongle and ...
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Not able to connect to mobile broadband [closed]

I can connect to internet by modem, when i plug the device before booting.After unplugging and when try to re plug the modem after log in,there is no enable mobile network option and i cannot connect ...
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In Ubuntu, Is there an application like “Huawei Mobile Partner” for Broadband Connections?

I want to know that is there an application in Ubuntu which is like Huawei Mobile Partner. That application should provide: Display bandwidth SMS facility. Make Connection and ...
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How to monitor my data limit on a mobile broadband connection?

I recently got a 3G dongle with a data plan of 200MB per month and I would like to know when I reach that limit. Are there any programs (preferably an indicator) which let my monitor my monthly usage? ...
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How to Install Huawei Mobile Partner 21 in Ubuntu

We can't send SMSs, USSD codes, make calls or get Data Usage from Huawaei 3G dongles/data cards without Huawei mobile partner. How do we install it?
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Does NetworkManager have a limited bandwidth mode?

As soon as I go online via my portable 3G hotspot, all running programs happily start pulling updates (e.g. Gwibber, Thunderbird, Update Manager...) and eat into my traffic quota. Is there a way to ...
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Mobile-Broadband stick sometimes not detected at all

My mobile-broadband USB stick (lsusb: 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E169/E620/E800 HSDPA Modem) is sometimes detected and sometimes not. Scenario: I plug-in the stick. It sometimes start to ...
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cannot connect with huawei e173 after upgrade to 12.10 using network manager

Since upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I can't connect to internet using mobile broadband modem Huawei e173. It worked earlier without problems and now it seems to be properly recognized (at least its ...
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How do I configure the update manager to sync daily unless connected on mobile broadband?

My mobile internet provider limits network speed after 1Gb of transfer. Is it possible to prevent Ubuntu from checking for updates automatically if connected on mobile broadland ? It would be ...
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How to disable PIN on SIM card

My SIM card is stuck inside the slot of my laptop and I can't get it out without causing further damage to my laptop. Every time I log in gnome-shell prompts me for the PIN. Whether I am about to use ...
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How can I access mobile broadband from my USB stick?

I can't access the internet using my usb modem on my laptop. While I can access the internet from my PC. Both are running Ubuntu 12.04. What can I do to detect the problem? Here the result of lsusb ...
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How do I remove Mobile Broadband connections that don't appear under “Edit Connections…”?

When I first tried to use my mobile to connect to the internet, I created a Mobile Broadband connection. I did this by opening Bluetooth > Preferences and ticking "Access the Internet using your ...
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How to connect mobile broadband using terminal? [duplicate]

I configured new-mobile-broadband connection. I know that I can connect by clicking as following: But I want to connect manually to that mobile broadband by using terminal. How to do with terminal ...
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Why is my Broadband Dongle not detected after upgrade to 13.04?

I got a strange problem! My broadband dongle is not being detected on my Dell 5220 laptop after I updated to Ubuntu 13.04. Previously it was working fine in 12.10.
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How to “prioritise” multiple network connections

I am currently using a mobile internet connection, however I wish to mount a drive via a wifi connection. However, whenever I do so, the mobile internet connection appears to be neglected in favour of ...
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Network Manager doesn't have option of enable mobile broadband after upgrading 14.04 to latest linux image

Earlier mobile broadband connection seems to work flawlessly but after Upgrading trusty tahr 14.04.1 to linux image 3.13.0-35 there seems to be problem. First it started popping for USB modem ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 USB modem detected as CD-ROM. Unable to connect

I am facing difficulty in installing my USB modem in Ubuntu 16.04. Most of the time I connect my USB broadband modem it is connected as CD-ROM. What I understood from the web was that usb-modeswitch ...
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bq Aquaris E4.5 cannot handle Mobile Data with Dual SIMs when one is Roaming and Roaming Data switched off [closed]

Basically the title describes it all OS Ubuntu 14.10 (r20) Mobile Data works when only using the local SIM I have one local SIM and one from another country I would have expected Mobile Data to work ...
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Mobile Broadband Not Enabling [duplicate]

I am using a Qualcom Broadband (EVDO) dongle on Ubuntu 13.04. I have used this dongle well for a number of days on Ubuntu 13.04 but recently I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 but when I try ...
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Huawei ec156 Tata Photon+ not working in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My Tata Photon device will shows up in the terminal when I ran the command lsusb. However, it doesn't show on the desktop. It also doesn't work as a flash drive.
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Enable mobile broadband not working

I'm using an EVDO usb Modem on 12.04. It works perfectly fine for few times. But now on wards when ever I try to connect it shows not enabled in status . I tried to enable it by ticking "Enable Mobile ...
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Mobile broadband device was detected before but now not any more

I am using a Huawei E1731 Mobile Broadband Device since few months now. I've had no problem with it, after installing it it ran perfectly. However two hours ago suddenly the device is not detected ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't detect internal mobile broadband (Gobi 2000)

Hi I have been trying Ubuntu to detect and connect using the buit in mobile broadband capability in my HP 110 netbook but until now nothing seems to work Output of lspci command: 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: ...
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How to add D-link dwm-156 to usb switch mode for automatic eject of driver CD / switch to modem mode?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, 32-bit. I had every time need to go terminal to "eject" the windows driver CD,nor gone to disk & eject windows driver CD to make the d-link dwm-156 gsm modem ...
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File Transfer over Wifi

I have two Laptops, Samsung Notebook (32bit System) and Dell (64bit system) both running Ubuntu 14.04. I have connected a Dlink USB 3G modem to Samsung Notebook and set up a WiFi Hotspot on it. So I ...
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Unable to connect via Mobile Broadband - But its detected - 12.10

Previously (on ubuntu 12.04), i will just connect my 3G mobile broadband modem, and will start browsing after enabling it and going through the setup process. However, on the 12.10, I'm able to ...
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Connection problems with 3G Dongle (Vodafone K3805-Z)

In my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, my ZTE K3805-Z Vodafone-branded USB 3G dongle shows in the notification area as a 'Mobile Broadband' connection called 'Vodafone Contract'. So far, so good! ......
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Sierra E7455 mobile broadband modem

has someone got a Sierra EM7455 working on Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04? I've got a Thinkpad T460s which has this type of broadband modem. the system recognizes the modem mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --query-...
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Issues connecting to Mobile Broadband - Ubuntu 14.10, Pantech UML290-VW

I have been successful in connecting to the Internet using a Pantech UML290-VW using the Mobile Broadband setup wizard (vzwinternet) in Ubuntu 14.10. My settings are as follows: Number: *99# Username:...
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How to use multiple mobile Broadband, one for browsing and one for downloading, at the same time

I have two mobile broadband to connect to the internet. When they connected to the computer both are accessible from the network manager, but only one can be connected at the same time. Currently I ...
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Huawei dongle keeps on disconnecting when idle. How do I stop this?

I have a Huawei E172 USB dongle that works perfectly with Precise. However it keeps on disconnecting the internet connection when I'm not doing anything that requires internet connection. I think it ...
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Connect my mobile phone as modem via bluetooth?

I can't find any way to do this in my Ubuntu 11.10. I can do this using data cable which Automatically connects me to Internet without headache. My mobile model is Micromax Q-5fb.
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How to unlock a USB Broadband Modem

I have a Huawei E303 modem given by a Mobile Broadband Service Provider. I did Pay for it. I had terminated the service from that service provider. But I cannot use that modem which I did paid to ...
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USSD requests via Mobile Broadband

Basically what I want to do is to check my balance of my prepaid SIM-Card, which is located in a 3G-Modem (USB). Some background information: The provider of my 3G-Internet (called Beeline) is also ...
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No “ENABLE BROADBAND” option in network settings of ubuntu 12.10

i used to use 12.04 LTS and had the same problem..upgraded to 12.10 as i have read somewhere that 12.10 has a fix for it...but i still face the same problem.. *i have wvdial...usb-mode switch packages ...
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Weird Network Manager Issue in Ubuntu 14.04

I am experiencing a weird problem with mobile broadband connections... I installed a fresh copy on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) along with the already installed Windows 7 on my laptop. I created a mobile ...
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Cannot connect to internet using D-link mobile broadband modem for BSNL network

I am using dlink modem of model DWM-156 as an HSUPA USB adapter with a BSNL network sim in it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows7. I have defined the network settings in the mobile ...
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Automate phone calls in ubuntu

I have a mobile broadband usb modem (huawei e1731) and this modem supports phone calls. Is there any application in ubuntu which can be used make make calls from my modem? Is there any way to automate ...
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Sierra Wireless Ubuntu 16.04

lsusb does see the device. Sierra EM7455 Tried to add a new mobile broadband connection. Under all connections "mobile broadband not enabled" grayed out Any help would be appreciated
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Mobile Broadband not working on Dell Inspiron after upgrading to 15.10

I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron from ubuntu trusty to xubuntu wily (I formatted and performed a clean install rather than a usual upgrade). All the other things are working as usual except the ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from recognizing phone as mobile broadband

The WiFi module in my laptop is currently broken and in the meantime I tried to use my phone as a WiFi module. I connect my phone to a WiFi (mobile data is disabled) and plug in my phone to the laptop ...
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Why can't ubuntu recognize my mobile broadband usb dongle when I plug it into the usb 3.0 port?

I have a Mobile Broadband USB dongle. When I plug it into the usb 2.0 port ubuntu recognizes it and connects quickly, but on a usb 3.0 port ubuntu does not recognize it at all! This problem is NOT ...
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How to activate mobile broadband automatically once a broadband modem is active? [duplicate]

When you insert your mobile broadband modem usb stick, it gets activated within 5 seconds or almost, and then modem is on (Modem manager); after several seconds, mobile broadband is enabled through ...