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Old 03-02-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Mobile Broadband connection NOT working in elementary OS

Just dual botted Linux mint with elementary OS just because I wanted to try it out to. I use a USB mobile broadband connection in my linux mint 17 and it work fine but doesn't work in elementary OS. I can't get wireless connection to work either. Everything works fine in linux mint but when I plug the USB mobile broadband modem in elementary OS, it wont even detect the USB modem. I guess I just need to install some drivers and update to ge my connection to work but I can't do that without an internet connection. Please help me. I need to also try out this linux destro.

Applogy: I'm also sorry about my English. I'm AFRIKAN!

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Old 03-03-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Looks like you need firmware, you can make a copy of your /lib/firmware from Mint & copy it into Elementary, as the root user.
When you next reboot Elementary, the necessary firmware should get loaded automatically, then you will need to configure it.
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Dear fatmac,
How do I do all that. I'm new to linux.. Please help

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:14 AM   #4
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Fatmac's suggestion is hackish and there's perhaps a better way to accomplish what you want through the package manager.
Your English is decent, no need to worry about that. In the future for the best possible help, include more detail in your posts.
What brand and model is the mobile broadband usb stick?
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try installing usb-modeswitch-data and usb-modeswitch binary from the software center from a fortune internet connection. stick your pen into the usb port and and then type on the terminal:
dmesg|tail -n 30|
if you should see the name of your usb mobile broadband modem, you could now use the network manager to insert the pin code to unlock sim to connect to the mobile broadband network, remember to insert in the setup the paramater that your mobile broadband provider gave (probably in the sim or modem manual or online support), and IMPORTANT REMEMBER TO AVOID ROAMING DUE TO POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL CHARGES

if the previous problem has not been solved since yet, you need to give here some info about your usb broadband modem
open a terminal and paste each following commands when your modem is connected to the usb port
dmesg && lsusb

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