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Old 05-17-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Connect internet via sim card


Hi,

I have put a sim card in my Dell lattitude slot. But, I have no idea how to connect internet via this sim card in fedora 25.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-17-2017, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hi,

I have put a sim card in my Dell lattitude slot. But, I have no idea how to connect internet via this sim card in fedora 25.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
I've never actually done this, myself, but I would would have expected your mobile services provider to provide instructions for you concerning how to use the SIM card in a portable computer.

I would start with your provider's web site and / or help desk if you don't already have asny instructions.

Cheers,
 
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:42 PM   #3
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I guess you could contact the ISP but I suspect they will simply say they don't support linux.

Two parts of this need to be known. One is how your sim attaches to your hardware. Two is how one might be able to connect a 3G modem to your ISP. There are a few guides that may help even if they are not directly fedora.

Notes, some ISP's don't care too much about devices. Some do to some degree or a lot. It used to be that a common ISP just authenticated a sim and you could move it to any device you wanted. Now you may have to go to their web control panel to ID a new device or go to some authentication page.

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...onnection.html

https://wiki.debian.org/Modem/3G


I've used Asus modems where they let me connect a phone or modem tethered usb. I've used a number of usb modems on linux. Almost every router or device could easily use a hotspot. The older modems are kind of reasonable.

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Old 05-19-2017, 12:19 PM   #4
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a few laptops with builtin 3G cards exist.
i have one, and the simplefirst solution was to use sakis-3g. here's how to configure it.
but oh it's such a horrible hacky script.

here's what i did on my laptop.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 03:31 PM   #5
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a few laptops with builtin 3G cards exist.
What about 4G?
 
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Basically the same. Updated modem in 4G over 3G. Many implementations of 4G also. 4G modem ought to let you access from 4GLTE down to 2G if you have an ISP that has all that service in place for your sim and modem frequencies and speeds.
 
Old 05-20-2017, 01:58 AM   #7
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What about 4G?
is this question relevant to your use case?
you should start providing more information if you want serious help with this.
 
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:32 AM   #8
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is this question relevant to your use case?
you should start providing more information if you want serious help with this.
I need serious help on it, but I cannot name the ISP here, can I?
 
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I need serious help on it, but I cannot name the ISP here, can I?
... not to confuse things, but isn't the mobile (cellular telephony) services provider the one that matters here and not an ISP (Internet Services Provider) ... Unless they are both the same provider in this case (quite possible).

In any experience I've had, the mobile provider expects to know the IMEI of the device (usually a mobile phone) with which the SIM card is to be used. So, if the laptop has a SIM slot, it hopefully has an IMEI. All this is so far irrespective of the operating system of the laptop.

Question for the OP: has this worked under any other operating system besides linux, so far, or is linux the first operating system you are attempting to get this to work with ?
 
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:40 AM   #10
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I need serious help on it, but I cannot name the ISP here, can I?
why not?
but i was thinking more about system specs; is the device 4G capable? what laptop?
do you have a contract for a 4G connection?
and did this sim card work previously? to get online?

please also post the output of
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lspci -k
 
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:53 PM   #11
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why not?
OK, I have an AT&T sim card unlimited talk and text and unlimited data usage w/4GB at high-speed.


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but i was thinking more about system specs; is the device 4G capable? what laptop?
As I said first, I am using Dell Lattitude E6510. As far as I have searched it has no problem with 4G.

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do you have a contract for a 4G connection?
and did this sim card work previously? to get online?
Yes, I have a contract.
Yes, the sim card works fine in my tablet.

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please also post the output of
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lspci -k
Pls find it as enclosed.
Attached Files
File Type: txt tmp_29365-lspc284015787.txt (6.0 KB, 67 views)
 
Old 05-20-2017, 03:56 PM   #12
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Question for the OP: has this worked under any other operating system besides linux, so far, or is linux the first operating system you are attempting to get this to work with ?
It works fine on my tablet with android. And my laptop has a slot for sim card but I see no connection when I insert the sim card.
 
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I guess you could contact the ISP but I suspect they will simply say they don't support Linux.
...
Won't mater if they support Linux we do, just like my service providers don't. I use a hot spot on my phone if am out with the laptop but sim cards need service and a provide you'd have to pay... can hack them supposedly to use as SD or modem or other uses, eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J3LhQ6OfZQ
but I did not search for you long time‽

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/p...es/bones.shtml

Have fun!
 
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It works fine on my tablet with android. And my laptop has a slot for sim card but I see no connection when I insert the sim card.
OK - well that's at least encouraging - Android is a descendant of *nix so there should be some way of getting this up and running. I took a quick look at one of jefro's posts earlier on, specifically a link to Fedora doc on using 3G. I'm not a Fedora user, but it looks pretty detailed. Have you taken a look ?
 
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My bad, the video is just to modems that use sim cards but a sim card is still ta connect to a provider you'd pay.
 
  


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