mobile broadband connectivity

Asked by chris copper on 2010-08-09

I cannot connect my mobile broadband to ubuntu 10.04, as it is being recognised as a memory stick instead of a mobile broadband dongle.

I have tried the set up wizard, and it does not work.

How do i get my mobile broadband to be recognised as a dongle instead of a memory stick ??


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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

hello chris

which network are you using to connect?


chris copper (chriscopper1) said : #2


it is a uk dongle with Orange, the dongle is a 515m. It has a seperate micro sd in the dongle so when the dongle is inserted it sees it as a memory stick, not as a mobile broadband dongle.

many thanks

chris copper (chriscopper1) said : #4


I cannot open your link, so can't read it

Please open a terminal and copy from here and paste to the terminal the row below:


Then still using terminal install the deb package:

gksudo gdebi mobile-broadband-provider-info_20100804-1_all.deb

chris copper (chriscopper1) said : #6

I am currently using windows 7 and still can't open it. I cannot open it on my linux machine because I cannot connect to the internet on it

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #7

hmm okay! click on the link there download the deb using windows copy it on a thumb drive and insert the thumb drive in your ubuntu system and double click on that deb file

that should install the deb


please download the file from another pc it may be also a win pc and then copy it on a external device usb memory stick or cd and then copy it to your Ubuntu pc and then install it...

chris copper (chriscopper1) said : #9

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.