# How can I force a USB modem to only connect via EDGE and not 3G?

How do I get Network-admin to restrict connection to GSM (Edge) instead of flipping between 3G and Edge and lose connection. Usually it works out-of-the box, but at my current location there are a lot of radio shadows, so the recommendation from my ISP is that I should lock to Edge - which can be done using their own driver in Windows.

How can I do this in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.04 Modem: Huawei E220 ISP: Telia mobilt bredband kontant

• OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 26 '12 at 20:26

click on network applet > Edit connections.. > Mobile Broadband
select your mobile broadband connection and click Edit
change Type: to 2G (GPRS/EDGE)
click Save. now whenever you try to connect to internet it'll use only EDGE even if 3G network is available.