Questions tagged [mobile-broadband]

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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Experiencing slow internet speed on my Ubuntu 18.04

I have dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 in my laptop with mobile hotspot internet connection. I am experiencing slow internet speed on both Ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 as well. Likewise, if on ...
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Dell Latitude E5470 mobile broadband on Ubuntu 20.04

I've got Dell Latitude E5470 with a SIM card slot built in. When trying to connect to mobile broadband in Ubuntu 20.04, it just isn't able to. Doesn't matter whether I create a connection profile or ...
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Any way to flash unpacked firmware into MiFi?

I bought Alcatel Linkzone MW40V from Vodafone store, but I can't access USSD codes from "More" option It simply doesn't appear/exist and it's difficult to me remove my SIM card every time I ...
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“Mobile Broadband Disabled” shown in the network connections menu - Ubuntu 18.04

The system shows Mobile Broadband Disabled in the network connections menu but the dongle is working with other laptops. Kindly help me figure out this issue.
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How do I remove the 'mobile broadband unavailable' ticker in the start dropdown menu?

Dear ubuntu community, I'm a new convert and love linux. However, I'm really limited in my knowledge and am deeply thankful for this network--often I follow tutorials to the line and get great results....
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't connect to Android hotspot

I am having problems with connecting to my Redmi Note 9 pro hotspot. Laptop detected mobile in Wifi networks list, I entered the password but there is no internet. Can anybody suggest how to fix it? ...
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WWAN support in Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen 1

I bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen 1 with a nano sim card reader from the rear. I inserted a nano sim card but seems to be not detected. Can anyone tell me how to check whether WWAN is supported ...
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only fetch the diff when I run apt update on mobile phone with monthly data limit?

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I connect to internet via mobile phone with monthly data limit. When I run apt update it fetches about 60 MB data from repositories. Is there a way to only fetch the diff ...
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USB Dongle ZTE MF667 Not Showing Up in Network Menu in Ubuntu 20.04.1

I have problems connecting to mobile internet using ZTE MF667 dongle on an old DELL Inspiron N5040. The networks menu isn't showing any mobile broadband connection; neither is it showing up in the ...
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Mobile broadband on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS not working

I got a problem with my Dell E6230 Mobile Broadband connection in Ubuntu MATE 20.04. My laptop has a SIM card slot and also I have a SIM in it which has an internet plan active. Tested in Windows 10 ...
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Mobile Broadband disappears

I found some pretty old discussions about this problem, but any hacks proposed there didn't work, so forgive me for asking this again. I have a Thinkpad X250 and a X1 Yoga 1st gen, both with WWAN ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 isn't recognizing usb drive as mobile broadband

Recently I upgraded my distro to latest installation available, to escape some undesirable issues found on earlier version 20.04. But now I'm facing some unusual problem associated to my mobile ...
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Problem with using 4G Usb dongle

I have received a 4G usb dongle and I tried to use it on a ubuntu 18.04 but it is not working Diagnostic I have done Tried to diagnose with lsusb grep Huawei, the terminal show Bus 001 Device 007: ...
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Is there a way to reactivate NDIS driver after removing Mobile Partner?

I was trying to install Mobile Partner 21, but it causes my modem not to work at all. Is there a way to re-enable the NDIS driver? I have the following error:
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Network Manager: “Disable mobile broadband” completely deletes it's own checkbox

i'm not directly asking, since i found the solution after quite a while. I just want to document this somewhere where other people with the same problem will find it. The issue: When clicking on the &...
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How do I get an SD card to recognise a mobile (cellular) broadband service to install OS 20.04.1 on a Raspberry Pi 4B>

I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 OS to my Raspberry Pi. I use a mobile broadband service and my iPhone/iPad as a hotspot to access the Internet. I’ve written the service name and ...
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Unbale to configure D-link Netstick device on my ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I am trying to use Mobile Broadband connection on my ubuntu unseccesfull. I have already tried the following steps: Configure the Mobile Broadband connection from the "Advanced Network ...
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Unable to connect to wifi using Mobile Hotspot. Network Status: Disabled. Wifi Card: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] OS: Ubuntu 20.04

I used to connect to internet via mobile hotspot wifi using the broadcom mini wifi card (**BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n). It suddenly stopped working one day (not sure why), when I was troubleshooting some ...
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Why NetworkManager doesn't handle more than one 3g Dongle

on Ubuntu 20.04 NetworkManager won't manage multiple dongles at once. I can connect to the internet with dongle A, and then disconnect it and connect with dongle B, but when both are plugged just one ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 and Huawei Mobile Stick E3372

I am trying to use the HUAWEI 4G Usb-Dongle E3372 with Ubuntu 20.04 but the module doesn't seem to work. ubuntu@yolo:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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One specific application cannot access internet in Ubuntu 18.04

I have one application in my Ubuntu 18.04 OS which cannot access it's server to synchronize data when I'm connected to broadband. But it can connect to server when I'm connected to mobile hotspot. ...
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Mobile broadband not available in 20.04

the "modem-manager" package is removed from 20.04 repo I've tried sudo snap install modem-manager but the snap package is not working
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How to disable a mobile broadband device

I am using a dell latitude E5250 which comes with support for a SIM card. On bootup I get a message "The mobile broadband device cdc-wdm0 requires a SIM PUK before it can be used" I dont need this and ...
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UbuntuMATE on Lenovo MiiX320 - mobile broadband grayed out

I've installed Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 on a Lenovo MiiX320 by following this tutorial: UbuntuMATE auf MiiX320-10icr It works fine, but I can't connect by using the built-in Fibocom LTE modem. It's ...
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Modem software install problem

Did an update to Ubuntu 16.04LTS yesterday unfortunately now Ubuntu is giving the messages: Optus 4G Mobile” contains software intended to be automatically started. Would you like to run it? and ...
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mobile broadband not appearing on system menu

I inserted a sim card in the sim card slot of my laptop and was expecting the mobile broadband option to appear on the system menu, but it doesn't. I have a Fibocom L860 and WWAN is also enabled via ...
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Can I call someone from my PC using Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i, an eight year old phone running Android 2.2 'Froyo'. I connected it to my PC using USB cable. I could find that it̀s modem was connected. Can I call or text to ...
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How to enable Mobile Broadband in Dell Latitude 5591?

I have a Dell Latitude 5591 with Ubuntu 18.04 installed (GUI is XFCE4). It comes with a mobile broadband embedded device. I inserted a SIM card in the tray and want to use it but I cannot find the ...
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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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ubuntu 18.04 intermittent internet access though 4g router

The connection through my mobile router (tplink mifi m7350) isn't working anymore and I cannot understand why. The wifi connection is ok when using the 'home router' or mobile phone tethering. The ...
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Cannot access '/usr/local/

Hello I was trying to install Huawei E173 driver by following steps that are available in https://www.ubuntu4u.com/howtos/how-install-huawei-e173-usb-modem-ubuntu-10041204-lts When I executed sudo ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 mobile internet - SIM card not recognized

What could be a reason, why my mobile internet UMTS card is not recognized by modem-manager-gui or by the NetworkManager? My laptop is a Lenovo X1. I once saw it recognized, but after a reboot it ...
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How to connect to Mobile Broadband with Google Fi SIM card

In Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad T480s, I just plugged in a Google Fi SIM Card, and it's not connecting. After setting the APN name to "h2g2", as explained here, I get a "Activation of ...
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Cannot connect my sim card to internet

I've got a problem with the connection to internet with mobile broadband. I first checked that the Sim Card is functioning with Windows (connection was good). Then I installed the newest Kubuntu (18....
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mobile broadband sim doesn't work with Ubuntu 18.04 but does work in same device running Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 1803 (dual-boot)

Background I have a Panasonic FZ-G1 MkIII Toughpad touchscreen tablet PC which is based on an x86-64bit Intel® Core™ i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, with 4Gb RAM. This is dual-booted with Windows 10 Pro ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Disable WiFi Device and enable Broadcomm connection on startup

Back to Ubuntu after years in MS. In Ubuntu Bionic Beaver: How to automatically disable Wifi device on startup? How to turn "Mobile Broadband = enabled" on startup? WiFi hardware: Intel Wireless ...
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“connection failed. activation of network connection failed” mobile broadband ubuntu

I have spent some time looking for a solution, but I just cannot find one taht suits my situation. I have a toshiba notebook with a built-in sim card. Running Ubuntu 18.04 with little hiccups. About ...
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send&receive sms messages from Ubuntu, using a built-in sim slot + sim card

I have a laptop on which I run Ubuntu 18.04, the laptop has a built-in sim slot and I have a sim card that I use for mobile broadband. Is there any software that I can use to send and receive sms ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 don't work vith mobile broadband

I have tried everything but without results. The closest I've come to is that the signal has shown "cable connection established" and I have printed an ethernet connection. But nevertheless there was ...
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Mobile broadband via USB modem not connecting any more

My USB modem is properly set and it used to work fine with Ubuntu 17.10. I tried it several times and it worked just fine. Now it suddenly decided not to work any more! It's working fine on other ...
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Kubuntu 17.10 Mobile Broadband Problem

I'm having issues with mobile broadband. I use the 4.13.16 generic kernel because the latest 4.14 kernels break my virtual machine kernel modules. Not sure if this matters as info. The Mobile ...
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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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In Ubuntu 17.10, how do I delete existing mobile broadband connections?

I cannot figure out how to delete the existing mobile broadband collections in Ubuntu 17.10. Can someone help? In the GUI it is clear how to add and how to edit, but cannot find the delete option.
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Mobile Broadband in Network Manager

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and using a mobile broadband Internet connection over a Nokia E51 cellphone. Now the phone died and I wanted to get another dumb phone (no smartphone!). But I don't know how ...
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Installing Vodafone k4203 modem on ubuntu 16.04

When i plug my usb modem device, it's mounted as mass storage and i can see the setup folder. But i have problem when install the driver.. This is QuickStartInstallation.txt i found in usb modem ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Huawei USB Modem not connecting

I am having hard time connecting to the Internet using my 4G modem Huawei E5372 on my Desktop PC on Ubuntu via USB, I have the following error Error mounting /dev/sr1 at /media/userpc/...
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GUI Internet Meter for Xubuntu

Is there any GUI app that can work as an internet/data meter(not speed-meter) on Xubuntu 16.04? Would be better if it can also show upload/download speed on the panel, but if it can't, it's also ok. ...
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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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Mobile broadband showing “Not Enabled” on Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th gen in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th generation). The 4G internal modem is showing as "Not Enabled" in the network manager. The model of the modem is: Sierra Wireless ...
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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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