The following article tries to explain the concern raised in our networks by some users. The problem arises when it is impossible to configure and use a 3G / 4G modem on the desktop. For this, in this tutorial we will offer a solution that will be applicable to any model (Zte or Huawei) and BAM operator (Tigo, Claro, Movistar, Telefónica, Vodaofone, etc).
- In the first instance, we will make the important check that the hardware is detected and recognized by the Linux kernel. So we open the terminal and execute the following command
lsusb(to list the devices connected to this interface). As the image shows, luck is on our side and informs us that a device is connected to one of the ports: ZTE WCDMA Technologies MF110.
- Next we install an application to replace the lack of interface to manipulate these types of connections. In that its basic functions only offers the deepin network manager. We open a terminal again and execute
sudo apt install network-manager-gnomeand we rebooted the equipment.
- We are now in a position to carry out some procedures that allow us to configure the connection. Now, we display the network administrator menu that we have just installed and select Edit Connections.
- In this deployed instance, we press the plus sign (blue arrow) to create a new connection. Then we unfold from the (red arrow) and choose the typeMobile bandwidth for later and at the end Create.
- Later we access a series of screens where we select, from the lists offered, some characteristics of our service. The country, provider and plan are shown, which in the case of the writer is 3G Internet.
- Finally we come to the screen that shows us an overview of the data we have configured. If you wish, it is time to make some modification and save it and restart the computer.
- Once the system is restarted, we can now select and activate our mobile network that will allow us to connect the equipment from any area with 3G or 4G coverage.
Disclaimer:The last screenshot does not correspond to theZTE. With Claro that I carry out the procedure since at the moment I lacked a chip for the last step.