Connect to mobile broadband
Mobile Broadband refers to any kind of high speed Internet connection which is provided by an external device such as a 3G USB stick or mobile phone with built-in HSPA/UMTS/GPRS data connection. Some laptops have recently been produced with mobile broadband devices already inside them.
Most mobile broadband devices should be recognised automatically when you connect them to your computer. Ubuntu will prompt you to configure the device.
The New Mobile Broadband Connection wizard will open automatically when you connect the device.
Click Forward and enter your details, including the country where your Mobile Broadband device was issued, the network provider and type of connection (for example, Contract or pre-pay).
Give your connection a name and click Apply.
Your connection is now ready to use. To connect, click the network menu in the menu bar and select your new connection.
To disconnect, click the network menu in the menu bar and click Disconnect.
If you are not prompted to configure the device when you connect it, it may still be recognised by Ubuntu. In such cases you can add the connection manually.
Click the Edit Connections...in the menu bar and select
Switch to the Mobile Broadband tab.
This should open the New Mobile Broadband Connection wizard. Enter your details as described above.