Ubuntu – I can’t connect internet through Vodafone dongle


I have connected the dongle to my laptop, it shows in network manager with my network provider name (tata docom), but can't connect to internet.

How can I fix this?

Writing in terminal lsusb command gives following output

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0143 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM 

here ZTE wcdma is my dongle device

Device: usb0 —————————————————————–

Type: Mobile Broadband (GSM)

Driver: cdc_acm

State: disconnected

Default: no


Best Answer

You can try with installing


It is the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Driver with GUI

You can install it with ppa:crass/v-mobile-broadband Repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:crass/v-mobile-broadband

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install v-mobile-broadband
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