Enabling Quectel EM05-G Modem on Linux

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My new Thinkpad has a Quectel EM05-G modem. For some reason it refused connect, even though it showed up in Gnome settings on Ubuntu 22.10. I checked with “mmcli -m 0 and it said “sim missing” as its state.

After some Googling it appeared the modem ships in some kind of a locked state, so it only works in Windows. I checked with “mbimcli”:

It was easy to unlock:

After this, Gnome was able to enable the mobile broadband connection without problem.


2 thoughts on “Enabling Quectel EM05-G Modem on Linux”

  1. Hi, this was really a savr for me. I cannot connect to my network yet, but the modem is finally enabled on Thinkpad Z13 and Ubuntu 22!

    Thanks so much 🙂

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