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-gnome and 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.
Interfaz para conexión de banda ancha móvil
  • 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.
Editar Claro 3G Internet
  • 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.


Video provided by a user in our community who followed the tutorial to configure their HUAWEI or BAM
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jhalo (@jhalo)
2 años atrás

Excellent, very explanatory and organized, easy to understand, thank you very much

ricardo vivas
ricardo vivas (@ricardovivas)
3 meses atrás

Buenas tardes, tengo un problema a lo ultimo del tutorial que no me sale la conexión al BAM para tener acceso a Internet desde el BAM y no se que hacer ahora ya he hecho todo al pie de la letra como sale en el foro y en el video

Katiuska Cordero
Katiuska Cordero (@katiuskacordero)
7 meses atrás

Hello, sorry but the version that I was able to install was deeplin 15.10.1 and when I connect the mobile bam I cannot see it to proceed with its installation. could you please guide me on that.

diego (@diego)
Answering to Katiuska Lamb
7 meses atrás

Sorry for the inconvenience, could you tell which brand of BAM device you were using? Although Deepin can automatically recognize without installing, it is difficult to know if some devices use a certain connection that is not yet supported. If the device is new, it is very difficult for it to be recognized due to lack of drivers, perhaps in Deepin 20 it will already solve this problem.

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