Normally, the ArdexaLinux image contains all the necessary modules to manage the network interfaces. This plugin is an update to the ArdexaLinux Interface Manager. In particular, this plugin allows ArdexaLinux to detect functional modems, and use them. If an Ethernet or Wifi connection is in place, then the modem will not be used. This is a design feature. In order for the Modem to be detected and used, the plugin must be used, with a version of
1.4.2 or greater, the modem must have a valid SIM card installed in the modem, and be within coverage of the provider's area. Also note: if you manually create a netctl config file called
modem, then iface-manager will NOT attempt to auto-manage the modem.