Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 819124
NetworkManager does not allow customizing broadband connection's parameters, making it unusable
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:14:52 EST
Description of problem:
I am using a ZTE HSUPA MF110 USB stick to connect to Internet, over RCS&RDS' "Digi Net Mobil" GSM service (Romania). Since my IP address is static, I need to configure a different APN in order to make the GSM connection to work.
As of May 4th, 2012, in Fedora 17 beta, NetworkManager won't allow me to configure the APN, making the stick unusable. When attempting to configure the 3G broadband connection, the "Options" button is greyed out.
Things went smoothly in previous versions of Fedora, including FC16, as well as in other distros (Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 17 beta and log in.
2. Insert MF110 USB stick and wait for the system to "see" it. The option to configure a 3G broadband connection appears in NetworkManager, asking for the name of the carrier, digital plan, etc. for the initial configuration
3. Note that there is no option to specify a different APN, a fixed IP address for the connection, DNS servers, etc. during the initial setup.
4. After configuring the connection with the default options, open the NetworkManager's menu (in Gnome, right-up corner) and try to customize the 3G connection (via the last option in the menu, "Network settings")
5. Note that one cannot enter customized parameters for the 3G connection; the only "Options" button is greyed out.
Cannot use the 3G connection because I cannot configure it correctly.
NetworkManager should offer a way to configure the 3G connection, with various parameters and add/delete carriers, multiple connections, etc.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
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