mbim-network - Simple network management of MBIM devices


mbim-network [OPTIONS] [DEVICE] [COMMAND]


Simple network management of MBIM devices


start Start network connection

stop Stop network connection

status Query network connection status


--profile=[PATH] Use the profile in the specified path

--help, -h Show help options

--version Show version


1) [DEVICE] is given as the full path to the cdc-wdm character device, e.g.:


2) The mbim-network script requires a profile to work. Unless explicitly specified with `--profile', the file is assumed to be available in the following path:


3) The APN to use should be configured in the profile, in the following way (e.g. assuming APN is called 'internet'):


4) Optional APN user/password strings may be given in the following way:

APN_USER=user APN_PASS=password

5) If APN user/password is specified, the authentication protocol to use (one of PAP, CHAP or MSCHAPV2) must also be specified in the following way:


6) If you want to instruct the mbim-network script to use the mbim-proxy setup, you can do so by configuring the following line in the profile:


7) Once the mbim-network script reports a successful connection you still need to run a DHCP client on the associated WWAN network interface.


Copyright © 2013-2021 Aleksander Morgado License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See also

The full documentation for mbim-network is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mbim-network programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info mbim-network

should give you access to the complete manual.

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