Hello, I am currently staying at my grandmother’s place, however, she doesn’t have Wi-Fi but instead uses a mobile broadband dongle (Huawei E353) for her very limited networking needs. The dongle is currently connected to her very slow Windows computer, on which I am typing. With me I have my Antergos laptop on which I would like to use her mobile broadband. When I tried to run lsusb with the dongle inserted it showed up as a modem. Also, when I opened my networking menu (on XFCE) it showed up, however, it was greyed out and I was not able to click it. How do I resolve this issue?
Mobile broadband greyed out
Check that modemmanager package is installed. In Arch it may be done with
sudo pacman -Syu modemmanager
Install downloaded pkg with
sudo pacman -U /path/to/package
sudo pacman -U /1st/dnl/modemmanager-1.6.8-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Enable ModemManager service
sudo systemctl enable ModemManager
To start the service either reboot or start it by hand without reboot
sudo systemctl start ModemManager
For mobile broadband to work, the ModemManager service must be:
┌──[just]@[alexarg]:~$ └─> systemctl status ModemManager ● ModemManager.service - Modem Manager Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/ModemManager.service; enabled; vendor Active: active (running) since Sat 2017-07-01 11:57:11 MSK; 1h 14min ago Main PID: 473 (ModemManager) Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915) CGroup: /system.slice/ModemManager.service └─473 /usr/bin/ModemManager ┌──[just]@[alexarg]:~$ └─>
@just Yes, I did all that, but it is still greyed out .
Here’s my log:
* ModemManager.service - Modem Manager Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/ModemManager.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: active (running) since Sat 2017-07-01 10:36:57 EEST; 3h 3min ago Main PID: 298 (ModemManager) CGroup: /system.slice/ModemManager.service `-298 /usr/bin/ModemManager
Also, I got some warnings:
<warn> (ttyUSB2): port attributes not fully set (got that one twice) <warn> Could not set default storage: 'Cannot set default storage when current mem1 storage is unknown'