06-28-2017 01:00 PM
I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU.
This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html
Did anyone get this to work?
Best whishes and thanks for any hints!
10-09-2017 03:53 PM
No news on this If you are looking for a short-term solution:
This will only be feasible if you have a couple of days at hand and like editing linux config files.
The modem works with vwdial and gnome-ppp. Both of these programs are designed for dial-up modems, but connect fine to modern 3/4g nets if you are lucky. You will need to search the specific settings for your provider's settings.
This page provides some of the background and code:
08-26-2018 08:19 AM
I just tested it and it is working now.
You have to manualy create a connection but after the first time you create it, it will work