4G LT4120 Mobile Broadband M.2 Card for GNU/Linux (TPE-LT4120CHIP, for North America, USA)

4G LT4120 Mobile Broadband M.2 Card for GNU/Linux (TPE-LT4120CHIP, for North America, USA)
Get the best GNU/Linux supported M.2 4G LTE-Advanced modem on the market today. With our 4G LTE-Advanced Modem, connecting to the Internet is easy. Just plug it in, run your distribution's Mobile Broadband connection wizard, and surf. It's genuinely Penguin friendly with all recent desktop oriented GNU/Linux distributions supported out of the box.

Please note that this is a B key'd card and you must have a computer/device with a SIM card slot to utilize it.

  • Experience cellular internet connectivity speeds of up to 150Mbps (keep in mind that real world connectivity varies greatly and depends on different factors including location and which provider you go with).

  • Our modem supports connecting to major US cellular networks such as: Verizon (this is one of the only Verizon certified modem chips not blocked from Verizon's new network), T-Mobile, AT&T, & AT&T mobile virtual network operators such as PureTalk.

  • For customers in Australia we recommend the LT4120 chip for use with Telstra & Vodafone as well as any mobile virtual network operators providing service using these networks. There is also support for Optus's 4G LTE network to a lesser degree.

  • For customers in New Zealand we recommend the LT4120 chip for use with 2degrees & Vodafone as well as any mobile virtual network operators providing service using these networks. There is also support for Spark's 4G LTE network to a lesser degree.

  • For customers in Canada we recommend the LT4120 chip for use with Rogers Wireless as well as any mobile virtual network operators providing service using this network. There is also support for Bell Mobility & Telus Mobility's 4G LTE networks to a lesser degree.

  • Need better worldwide connectivity? Choose our EM7455 modem for superior connectivity in Europe, the Middle East and Africa: Three, AT&T, Bell, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus, US Cellular, & Vodafone.

  • Ample documentation: We provide documentation on connecting to the internet for most popular and libre (free) distributions.

  • Never worry about support after an upgrade: There are no dependencies on proprietary drivers, NDISWrapper, or other OS-loaded binary blobs.

  • Configured to start in a sane mode: We ship with our modems in MBIM mode (Mobile Broadband Interface Model) by default and QMI mode optionally (for routers). With broad support across major desktop distributions you won't have to connect and disconnect your modem in an attempt to get it to start in the right mode each time you want to utilize it or have to manually setup automatic mode switching. Simply use your desktop distribution's built-in networking utilities and avoid having to follow an otherwise complicated set of directions.

  • Reference our detailed documentation for setting up and activating a SIM card on major US cellular networks.

  • Use your new modem in a router and share your internet access with other users and devices: Our modem works in QMI mode which is the standard for many popular embedded GNU/Linux distributions targeted at routers. We have directions for using our 4G modem on libreCMC and similar popular embedded distributions.

  • The best support: Not only do we have ample documentation, but we provide end-user support so customers who have questions don't have to worry about sub-par or non-existent cellular provider support for GNU/Linux. Have a question? Just email us

Customers outside the United States: Please be aware that this modem is primarily intended for use in North America and may not work in many regions outside the United States (Canada may be an exception, although we have not confirmed this). This item always ships from the United States regardless of shipping method selected and does not included VAT/taxes in the advertised price. Expect to pay taxes/duties on delivery where applicable.

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting DHL shipping or when selecting our USPS shipping option for those within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset Options LT4120 (recommended for most carriers in USA, except Sprint)
Interface Default MBIM
Bands LTE: 2100 (Band 1), 1900 (Band 2), 1800 (Band 3), 1700/2100 (Band 4), 850 (Band 5), 2600 (Band 7), 900 (Band 8), 700 (Band 12 lower), 700 (Band 13 upper), 700 (Band 17 lower), 800 (Band 20), 1900 (Band 25), 850 (Band 26), 700 (Band 28). HSPA+: 2100 (Band 1), 1900 (Band 2), 1700/2100 (Band 4), 850 (Band 5), 900 (Band 8) MHz EV-DO: 850 (BC0), 1900 (BC1) MHz, 850 (BC10). E-GPRS: 1900 (Band 2), 1800 (Band 3), 850 (Band 5), 900 (Band 8) MHz and 3G B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
Form Factor M.2, 3042-S3 Key B
Peak Data Transfer Rate LTE: 150 Mbps (Download), 50 Mbps (Upload), DC-HSPA+: 42 Mbps (Download), 5.76 Mbps (Upload), HSPA+: 21Mbps (Download), 5.76 Mbps (Upload), CDMA 1xRTT: 153.6 kbps (Download), 153.6 kbps (Upload), EVDO Rel.A: 3.1 Mbps (Download), 1.8 Mbps (Upload), EVDO Rel.B: 14.7 Mbps (Download), 5.4Mbps (Upload), EDGE: 236.8 kbps (Download), 236.8 kbps (Upload), GPRS: 85.6 kbps(Download), 85.6 kbps (Upload)
Temp Stored temperature: -30°C~+85°C
Operating temperature -10°C~+55°C
Dimensions (Length x Width x Thickness) 42 x 30 x 2.3 mm
Weight 6.2 g
SIM Slot No (your system must have a SIM slot to utilize the card)
Antenna Connector MHF4 (External Antenna Required)
GPS Standalone, A-GPS (MS-A, MS-B and XTRA)
Supported Kernels Under QMI Mode: Linux 4.16+ & Linux LTS kernels 4.14.44+, 4.4.134+, & 4.9.103+

Under MBIM Mode: Linux 4.8+
Compatible With MS Windows 10/OpenBSD 6.6+

(please note we do not provide end-user support for MS Windows or Mac OS X)

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

Supported distributions:

Trisquel 9+
Parabola GNU/Linux 2019.03.10, 2020.01.18, 2020.01.22, 2020.08.02, 2020.08.03, 2020.09, 2021.08.11, 2022.04
Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Ubuntu Mate 18.04.3, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Lubuntu 18.04.3, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Kubuntu 18.04.3, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Debian 10, 11
LinuxMint 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1
Fedora 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
CentOS Stream 8, 9
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Rocky Linux 8 Series 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7
AlmaLinux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
AlmaLinux 8 Series 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7
Arch 2019.03.01, 2019.04.1, 2019.05.1, 2019.06.1, 2019.07.1, 2019.08.1, 2019.09.1, 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1, 2020.06.1, 2020.07.1, 2020.08.1, 2020.09.1, 2020.10.1, 2020.11.1, 2020.12.1, 2021.01.1, 2021.02.1, 2021.03.1, 2021.04.1, 2021.05.1, 2021.06.1, 2021.07.1, 2021.08.1, 2021.09.1, 2021.10.1, 2021.11.1, 2021.12.1, 2022.01.1, 2022.02.1, 2022.03.1, 2022.04.1, 2022.05.1, 2022.06.1, 2022.07.1, 2022.08.1, 2022.09.1, 2022.10.1, 2022.11.1, 2022.12.1, 2023.01.1, 2023.02.1, 2023.03.1
Manjaro 18.1.0, 19.0, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 21.0, 21.0.1, 21.0.2, 21.0.3, 21.0.4, 21.0.5, 21.0.6, 21.0.7, 21.1.0, 21.1.1, 21.1.2, 21.1.3, 21.1.4, 21.1.5, 21.1.6, 21.2.0, 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.2.3, 21.2.4, 21.2.5, 21.2.6, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.3.3, 21.3.4, 21.3.5, 21.3.6, 21.3.7, 22.0, 22.0.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.3, 22.0.4, 22.0.5
elementary OS 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7, 6, 6.1, 7
ZorinOS 15, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 16, 16.1, 16.2
Mageia 7, 7.1, 8
KDE Neon User Edition 2019-11-07+
OpenBSD 6.6+ (via terminal, earlier releases not tested)

Distributions and releases listed above are referencing support for the graphical networking utilities of the primary desktop environment that a distribution or release ships. In some cases earlier releases will also work, but generally not through the standard graphical networking utilities. As such users may want to check out our directions for manually setting up a cellular data connection via the terminal. When using a terminal and manually setting up a connection it may be necessary to have a temporary internet connection to install additional software (libmbim-utils).

Mageia users should note that the distribution works with the above chips when using the GNOME desktop environment only after manually adjusting the firewall.

Under OpenBSD users may need to setup the connection from the terminal (we haven't tested anything else).

Linux Mint users should be aware that we have only verified support under the Cinnamon desktop environment and not any other desktop environments nor any non-Ubuntu based versions.

All of this said even if your distribution and release isn't listed most recently released distributions and desktop environments are compatible and will work with the modems using either chip. If you have any questions about which card is right for you and/or compatibility with a particular distribution or release feel free to contact our support team.

If you intend to utilize your 4G modem with an embedded GNU/Linux distribution such as libreCMC or OpenWRT we recommend purchasing the modem already setup to work in QMI mode. This mode is currently better supported on many embedded distributions.

Some providers make obtaining service difficult. To ensure a more seamless user experience we recommend picking up a SIM card with your purchase. Data/service not included w/ sim; see plan info.

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