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3G or 3rd generation mobile telecommunications.

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Huawei Mobile broadband modem not being detected

MODEM MODEL NUMBER : Huawei E3531 (E3531s- 1) OS : Ubuntu 21.10 This modem model only supports up-to 3G (HSPA+) and works with Windows 10 but not with Ubuntu 21.10. lsusb output shows Bus 002 Device ...
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How to switch between USB Dongle and Wifi connection in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 20 server in my Raspberry pi board which I have connected with Wifi. I have installed a 3G Dongle to the ubuntu server. Now the 3G Dongle connection is also working fine. Right ...
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gammu and other gsm* software fails to communicate with usb modem

I have a D-LINK DWM-157 USB 3G stick with working sms-only operator plan SIM card and without PIN code. For some reason, neither gammu, nor gsmsendsms, nor gsmctl can connect to the device. They all ...
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Teletalk huawei 3G Modem Install Error Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am a new user on Ubuntu. Now 30 days ago I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Version in My PC. But Many time I try to Teletalk Modem & I face much error. I was find help in Ubuntu forums but I could ...
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Soft for 3g modems setup

I need setup 3g internet in location with weak signal strength. Does anybody know soft for 3g modems setup (measure signal level, frequency and etc...). I need watch RSSI in dbm, base station id and ...
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Huawei mobile WIfi not working on Xubuntu Xenial

I have a problem that I don't have internet on Xubuntu Xenail using the device Huawei Mobile Wifi (e5220), it's a USB hotspot device, it conects to 3G+ bands for internet all on its own, and acts as a ...
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How to connect Micromax 3G modem in Ubuntu

Whenever I want to connect my Micromax 3G modem, ubuntu doesn't connect it. But I can access my inserted memory card from modem. I'm posting an image in which I use lsusb command to see the ...
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I want to run 100 USB 3G in Ubuntu simultaneously?

Does anyone here know how to connect 100 USB 3G dongles to a system running Linux and run all those USB simultaneously ?
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Can't access modem manager gui on ubuntu 16.04 LTS

i have modem manager gui version 0.0.18-3 in ubuntu 16.04 LTS when access modem-manager-gui show message error like this : Connection manager: Network Manager >= 0.9.0 Modem manager: Modem Manager ...
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How to add .patch file code to usb_modeswitch and add support for 3G USB modem?

so I want to switch over to ubuntu from windows but unfortunately after doing some research I found out that my 3G USB modem doesn't work well with GNU/Linux in that you have to configure your own ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cannot see built-in 3G modem Lenovo ThinkPad T410

I'm a newbie and try to become friends with system. A have a prepaid 3G sim card, installed into built-in 3G modem of my Lenovo T410. I know it worked with another simcard 6 months ago, but now i cant ...
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Xubuntu keeps mounting 3G usb modem as cd

I currently using Xubuntu 17.10 amd64 (installed on my harddisk).Firstly, when 3G usb modem is inserted it is mounted as cd before swith to modem mode.So I can use it to connect to the internet.I just ...
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Updating Repository and Error with installation of 3G Modem

I have been facing issues while trying install iBall 21.0MP-58 dongle 3G. When I contacted the customer care, they initially said this is not compatible for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Later, they called to ...
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Huawei E303C 3G modem device - Mobile partner unable to start(no GUI), calling, USSD issue

I have installed the NDIS drivers needed successfully and got connected too using wvdial and Ubuntu's network manager, the device is detected every time whenever plugged in. The problem i faced is i ...
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Will my 3g usb modem support any linux distro?

I've used my 3g modem in kali linux running gnome.It works well. now I want to switch to Ubuntu/arch. Will it be suppoted on arch or ubuntu?
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Can not recognise ttyACM usb modem

I'm trying to use usb 3g modem, the problem is, that on one machine it connects to ttyACM instead of ttyUSB (it's being recognised successfully on other PCs). I've created symlink to it: ln -s /dev/...
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GSM modem problem

I have a problem with gsm (3g, LTE) modem. I use Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad x240. Since I started using this laptop gsm modem had been working great. Yesterday I've noticed that it's not working. ...
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Getting 3G instead of 4G (LTE)

I've got a Sierra Wireless Airprime MC7354 module, supplying a cellular communication to my x86 - running Ubuntu Server 14.04. By default, on module boot, it searches for an LTE network connection, ...
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Problems with my 3G serial modem

I'm using a PC with an internal 3G serial modem. The computer is from work, so i asked for specifications and they told me that the name of the modem is: Cinterion EGS5 I've been googling for ...
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Thinkpad T420 3g modem

I have been trying to connect to 3G using my data sim card on ubuntu. lssub return this: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0083 Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel ...
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Huawei e1550 modem not detecting ubuntu 14.04

I have done lots of research to connect my old huawei e1550 modem with ubuntu 14.04 os, I have found couple of possible solution but none is working. So, here is what I get when I connect my modem in ...
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Is there any way I can get a package name from terminal?

I had a software (internet dongle) installed in my Ubuntu 14.04. The day before yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and I found, that software is not working. I tried reinstalling the package, but it'...
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yesterday worked 3g modem, today Ubuntu does not see it

Yesterday worked 3g modem, today Ubuntu does not see it. lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root ...
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How to configure GSM modem network type (EDGE/UMTS/Auto/etc) since Ubuntu 16.04?

I use USB Modem (Mobile Broadband) to connect to the internet. Prior to Ubuntu 16.04, there used to be a connection setting where you can set a Network-Type (aka gsm.network-type property) through ...
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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition OTA-11 - 2G/3G issue

Solved! If someone needs tips for clean install of ubuntu touch, you can contact me. Edit: Only thing what is solved is how to reinstall os. Still have issues with carrier in Finland. I bought Meizu ...
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Connection to the internet using 3g modem ZTE MF190 on Ubuntu 14.04

I got problem with using 3G modem in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox and use it as guest OS. My host OS is Windows 7. I haven't problem when share hosts internet via NAT, but when i'm ...
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Huawei modem does not work with 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 does not recognize my Huawei 15ca USB modem. How can I fix this?
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Problem using GSM modem on Ubuntu 16.04

I justed upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Everything looks fine except the modem. First, the modem connects but the icon doesn't change. It still shows 'disconnected icon'. Old computer shows right icon ...
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Huawei USB 3G modem not working on Lenovo G40-30 under Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have a Huawei 3G USB modem which works fine on desktop Ubuntu 14.04 x32 without any efforts. It doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on Lenovo G40-30 laptop. Nothing happens when it is inserted in USB ...
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Getting Cellular location data from 3G modem

Any idea how to get Cellular location data when using 3G modem? It is more a generic question, but if hardware matters, lets say we are using Huawei E3131 USB modem in HiLink mode and Ubuntu 12.04 or ...
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Can't connect to 2g or 3g with my Ubuntu phone (Aquaris E5)

I just bought a Ubuntu phone (Aquaris E5) the only problem is that I can't connect to my 2g or 3g, but the wifi works fine. BTW I live in Sweden so it should be fine and what carrier should I use?
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Unable to configure USB modem for 3G wifi dongle in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.3 LTS

I have recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.3 LTS. I wish to configure and use a Tata Photon Max Wifi Dongle as my internet connection. When I plug it into my brand new system, it does not get ...
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Connection 3G in Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition

I have the Ubuntu Edition Aquaris Terminal E5. The phone works great for calls and text messages, but connecting to mobile data and and navigating the internet it takes a long time to load a page. I ...
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How to book and use Internet Packs for a Ncell SIM card, using Ubuntu?

I have a Ncell (Nepali cellphone company) SIM card that I want to use in the built-in 3G modem ("Gobi 2000" hardware) in my Ubuntu-based notebook. The card uses Ncell's "normal" tariff, not Ncell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects Vodafone 3g dongle, but fails to connect

Earlier I used Ubuntu 12.04 where my Vodafone 3G Dongle (HUWAEI modem) used to connect seamlessly via network manager Mobile Broadband. Now I have upgraded my system and using Ubuntu 14.04, but ...
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Vodafone Mobile Connect card driver

I wish to install my 3G usb stick in Ubuntu, but I had no success. Couple years ago I downloaded the files from https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12 Since then, the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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Looking for a 3G Modem Manager Software

I have been using Ubuntu during 20+ days. I am now using a 3G wireless modem (huawei e303-h1) to connect with internet. My modem's software is specially designed for Windows. So whenever I connect it ...
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Tata Photon 3G Dongle not working in Ubuntu 12.04

When I plug-in the device Tata Photon Plus, it is getting detected and the inbuilt memory can be accessed. There was an installation option in the flash memory, linux folder, which was a bash script....
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Creating a WWAN profile in NMCLI, or alternate way of connecting to 3G via CLI?

I need to connect to the internet via a TP-Link MA260. After spending hours with usb_modeswitch and other tools, I finally got the device to be recognised as a modem and have the interface wwan0. I'...
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No cellular data after update

I updated my BQ Aquaris saturday, and since then I have no cellular data anymore. WIFI works fine. I checked my APN settings, and they seem empty, I tried to change to custom settings and manually ...
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Automatically connect to internet

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop, I am using 3G USB modem to connect to the internet (sometimes I do not have direct access to this laptop, but I need it to stay online). But every day ...
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How do I tell whether Ubuntu phone is using 2G or 3G?

I have a bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. There's a signal indicator in the top bar, but I can't see any indication whether it's got a GSM/EDGE/3G signal. How do I find this out?
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Ubuntu bq Aquaris 3g always showing roaming is on

I have a bq aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition. If I connect to the 2g service, all is well. I can speak on the phone, use my mobile internet connection, no problem. If instead I try to use the 2g/3g ...
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Can't find ttyUSB in /dev after connecting my USB dongle

I'm desperately trying to connect a 3G dongle to Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, every time I try to connect (using wvdial) I'm met with the message Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory I ...
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USB Modem Network Mode/Type

I'm using a Huawei E173 USB modem. With comgt sig I can easily get the network's signal strength, but I didn't find a way to specify which type of network is used (either GSM, Edge, or UMTS). Is there ...
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Mobile broadband connects to 3G after selecting 2G in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Huawei e303c HSDPA modem to connect to a wireless network on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The modem configuration was done using the Connection manager and the HSDPA network works flawlessly. However,...
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3g modem after playing with ap-hotspot

I got some problems with ap-hotspot and earlier installation of hosapd. Software were removed and now I got some missed option in the network panel - see picture. How to make Disconnect (Rozłącz) to ...
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How to set up the Alcatel OneTouch x602d modem?

I have a 3G modem: Alcatel OneTouch x602d and I have installed the latest usb-modeswitch so it doesn't work like a CD or USB any more, but I don't know how to set up the modem itself. There is no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mounts a 3G modem as USB storage!

I have bought an Alcatel x602D modem for 3G Internet connections but Ubuntu doesn't recognize it as a modem but like USB storage How should I proceed?
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No 3G or 4G on my Nexus 4

I'm not sure why its not working, just having some issues. But, neither 3G nor 4G is working on my device, I believe 2G is though. I'm on T-Mobile and had no issues with installation. A note; When I ...
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