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mbimcli - Control MBIM devices



lt-mbimcli [OPTION?] - Control MBIM devices

Help Options:

Show help options
Show all help options
Show Basic Connect Service options
Show Phonebook Service options
Show Device Service Stream options
Show Microsoft Firmware ID Service options
Show Microsoft Host Shutdown Service options
Show Microsoft SAR Service options
Show AT&T Device Service options
Show Intel Firmware Update Service options
Show Microsoft Basic Connect Extensions Service options
Show Quectel Service options
Show link management specific options

Basic Connect options:

Query device capabilities
Query subscriber ready status
Query radio state
Set radio state
Query device services
Query PIN state
Enter PIN (PIN type is optional, defaults to PIN1, allowed options: (pin1,network-pin,network-subset-pin,service-provider-pin,corporate-pin)
Change PIN
Enable PIN
Disable PIN (PIN type is optional, see enter-pin for details)
Enter PUK (PUK type is optional, defaults to PUK1, allowed options: (puk1,network-puk,network-subset-puk,service-provider-puk,corporate-puk)
Query PIN list
Query home provider
Query preferred providers
Query visible providers
Query registration state
Launch automatic registration
Query signal state
Query packet service state
Attach to the packet service
Detach from the packet service
Query connection state (SessionID is optional, defaults to 0)
Connect (allowed keys: session-id, apn, ip-type (ipv4|ipv6|ipv4v6), auth (PAP|CHAP|MSCHAPV2), username, password)
Query IP configuration (SessionID is optional, defaults to 0)
Disconnect (SessionID is optional, defaults to 0)
Query packet statistics
Query IP packet filters (SessionID is optional, defaults to 0)
Query provisioned contexts

Phonebook options:

Query the phonebook configuration
Read phonebook entry with given index
Read all phonebook entries
Add new phonebook entry or update an existing one
Delete phonebook entry with given index
Delete all phonebook entries

Device Service Stream options:

Connect DSS session
Disconnect DSS session

Microsoft Firmware ID options:

Query firmware ID

Microsoft Host Shutdown options:

Notify that host is shutting down

Microsoft SAR options:

Set SAR config
Query SAR config
Set transmission status and hysteresis timer (in seconds)
Query transmission status

AT&T Device Service options:

Query signal info
Query cell location

Intel Firmware Update Service options:

Reboot modem

Microsoft Basic Connect Extensions options:

Query PCO value (SessionID is optional, defaults to 0)
Query LTE attach configuration
Query LTE attach status information
Query system capabilities
Query device capabilities
Query slot information status
Set device slot mappings for each executor
Query device slot mappings

Quectel options:

Query radio state
Set radio state
List links created from a given interface
Create new network interface link
Delete a given network interface link
Delete all network interface links from the given interface

Application Options:

Specify device path
Request to use the 'mbim-proxy' proxy
Do not explicitly open the MBIM device before running the command
Do not close the MBIM device after running the command
Don't run any command
Run action with verbose logs, including the debug ones
Run action with no logs; not even the error/warning ones
Print version


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.


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

info mbimcli

should give you access to the complete manual.

November 2021 mbimcli 1.26.2