APN selection

Tom Isaacson tom.isaacson at teknique.com
Sat Jun 13 23:28:17 UTC 2020

Thanks, I'll look into it. Surprised there isn't more documentation about
this, it seems like it's a pretty fundamental requirement.

Tom Isaacson

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 8:35 PM Aleksander Morgado <aleksander at aleksander.es>

> Hey Tom,
> > Is there a "best practice" for finding the APN of the SIM card that's
> > been inserted? I was hoping that either there's a default like
> > "internet" that always works or an online list that can be stored on
> > the device?
> >
> There are lots of LTE networks that would allow you to connect with
> the empty ("") APN, because if I'm not mistaken that reverts to using
> the default initial LTE bearer settings. But that solution isn't valid
> worldwide, there are networks where the initial LTE bearer settings
> give you IP connectivity but not full internet access, so you would
> still need to connect with an explicit APN provided by the operator.
> GNOME maintains a XML database of service providers and their APN
> settings, but beware when the provider has multiple APNs for different
> plans or purposes:
> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mobile-broadband-provider-info
> There's also the Android APNs database, which is similar.
> --
> Aleksander
> https://aleksander.es
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