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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 fantastic if it only checked for updates daily when connected on wifi or ethernet, but never when connected on mobile broadland.

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  • Just remove the Connect automatically option from Network manager under your mobile broadband. Though , using it for other purposes would need manual Enabling of connection.
    – atenz
    Aug 1 '12 at 16:58
  • Connect automatically option is not checked for mobile broadland. I'm already enabling it manually...
    – jpic
    Aug 2 '12 at 8:07
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According to the specification and this bug report the update manager should warn you if you're on mobile broadband and there are updates available.

However if you want to file a bug on having all that be automatic depending on what speed network you're on it sounds like a good idea for a wishlist bug report:

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You can set Automatically check for Updates to Never in Software sources or you can access it in Settings option from Ubuntu Software Center.

So when using Wifi or Ethernet you can check for updates manually every-time thus preserving Bandwidth in Mobile Broadband.

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  • Thanks, It would be fantastic if it only checked for updates daily when connected on wifi or ethernet, but never when connected on mobile broadland.
    – jpic
    Aug 4 '12 at 9:31

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