Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mobile Broadband Auto Connect on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

Ubuntu broke the auto-connect for a mobile broadband modem in 12.04.1 Apparently this is considered to be a bug, so it will get fixed one day. For now the instructions on this excellently written web page work:

In short they have written a shell script which turns your broadband on as soon as possible

You put it in


Make it executable:
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect

And run update-rc.d

sudo update-rc.d mobile-broadband-connect defaults

after which it can be controlled with:

sudo service mobile-broadband-connect status/start/stop

And should run at startup to connect your modem.

I found this works a treat, but in case you want to remove it I found that a combination of these commands seems to do it:

sudo service mobile-broadband-connect stop

sudo rm /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect
sudo update-rc.d mobile-broadband-connect remove

1 comment:

  1. 3g Mobile Broadband Services Like simply selling an all-inclusive Mobile Broadband service - regardless of Two thirds of all tablets sold with integrated 3G, though not all user activate this Ericsson LTE