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How to connect your mobile phone to browse internet in Ubuntu

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If your mobile is subscribed with GPRS, EDGE or 3G service, the mobile can be connected to PC to surf internet. The mobile phone works as Modem. Here explaining the steps to configure Ubuntu 9.04 to connect the mobile phone to surf internet. There is no application software need to be downloaded. Here I’ve used Nokia phone to connect.


Connect the phone to the USB port of the computer with suitable data cable. Select the option “PC Suit” in mobile (For Nokia).

Step 2

In Ubuntu  go to System > Preferences > Network connections


Step 3

In network connection select the tab Mobil broadband > +Add > Forward


Step 4

Select the service Country> India

Select the service provider from the list – Airtel, BSNL, Hutch, Idea, Vodaphone etc.


I’ve selected Airtel


Step 5

Click on the Network manager and connect the newly created connection


Enjoy the surfing

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9 comments… add one
  • Dev

    Is there any other way to connect to internet through Micromax Q5 fb in Ubentu Operating System like nokia mobile phone if not then please provide me some modem driver to connect internet through Micromax Q5 fb in Ubentu Operating System (Linux). Please……………..

  • I also facing problem in connecting Micromax Q7. I could not connect Internet, as far as I guess it is modem problem. the OS could detect but can not configure and like that. Please give me any some solution

  • naveen

    MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!>…ty so much!!!! :*:*

  • ralph

    what if the network provider is not there in the list .. i cannot connect to net since REliance is not present in the list

  • jeet

    use smartnet in access point

  • Prince

    will i need nokia pc suite to be instlled in ubuntu?????
    nyway ty for sharing this

  • deebyendu

    thnx for this info….well i have a micromax mmx200g dongle…..i want to use it in linux….the sofware provided inside the dongle doesnt work in linux….is there any other way i can do this job….need ur help plz….TY

  • nani

    i connected as u show but it is not connecting to internet

  • Kamlesh Mehta

    Thanks !!!! This was useful for me.

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