Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

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mtbvfr
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Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

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Hi All,

For the same file, in Windows 8.1 Pro I can get a download speed of 800 KBps whereas in Linux (not only Mint) I can only get around 30KBps. I also only get around 30 KBps for all other download operations in Linux.

According to lsusb the device is detected correctly.

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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard
Thanks, Michael.
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Re: Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

Post by Pierre »

whilst you didn't say which version of Mint that you are running,
try updating your mode-switch, as per:
http://zoringroup.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4077
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Re: Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

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Pierre wrote:whilst you didn't say which version of Mint that you are running,
try updating your mode-switch, as per:
http://zoringroup.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4077
Hi Pierre,

The problem is not only with Mint.

The pertinent lines in file 40-usb_modeswitch.rules are the following I believe.

# T-Mobile NL (Huawei E352)
ATTRS{idVendor}=="Huawei", ATTRS{idProduct}=="14fe", RUN+="usb_modeswitch '%b/%k'"

Let me know if you happen to have a line where ATTRS{idProduct}=="1506".

I had already tried the available updates from Synaptic but I got the following message.

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E: /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.19-11_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/update-locale', which is also in package libc-bin 2.17-93ubuntu4
The output from the update process was as follows.

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Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 23: out of memory
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 32: out of memory
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 156642 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace locales 2.13+git20120306-9 (using .../locales_2.19-11_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement locales ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.19-11_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/update-locale', which is also in package libc-bin 2.17-93ubuntu4
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Preparing to replace libc-bin 2.17-93ubuntu4 (using .../libc-bin_2.19-11_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libc-bin ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 23: out of memory
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 32: out of memory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.19-11_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up libc-bin (2.19-11) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/bindresvport.blacklist ...
Update: I've also tested in Cinnamon 17, which has later USB modeswitch packages but it made no difference.

Thanks, Michael.


Last bumped by mtbvfr on Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:24 am.
Mint 16 KDE 64bit/Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
Lenovo B590,Core i5-3230M/HD4000,8GB DDR3,Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 Ethernet,Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn,Dell ST2220T Monitor,Huawei E3131 USB 3G Modem,Logitech M570,MS Comfort Curve 3000,Netgear WNR834B v2 Router
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