Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

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Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:42 pm

I have recently upgraded my machines from Linux Mint 17.3 to 18.1. I have a desktop PC and an HP laptop. My internet speed is now dreadfully slow.

I have a Vodaphone Mobile Broadband Bus Enumerator (Huawei) plugged in to a USB port. When I test over Speedtest.net, I get

ping down up
W10(PC) 68ms 1.45M 2.14Mbps
Mint(PC) 73ms 0.26M 1.95Mbps
Mint(HP) 46ms 1.15M 0.29Mbps


Disallowing the strangeness that download speeds are slower than upload over this device, the download speed on Mint(PC) is far too low. The laptop speeds show download faster than upload, but still not good.

I would appreciate advice on how to gain and publish more information to help resolve the problem.
Even more so, I would appreciate advice on how to solve the problem.

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:35 am

Further details.

I attached the dongle to the laptop. Linux Mint driver there (Broadcomm HP) correctly separated the functions, and treated it as a storage device over USB, while treating it as a WiFi device otherwise. Very respectable upload/download figures were observed.

I can only assume the PC driver is suspect.

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by grumpy_geek » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:38 am

You may want to "compare & contrast" the wireless connection drivers and settings of laptop versus desktop system, e.g. by means of ifconfig and hwinfo --network (probably requiring the installation of the hwinfo package in advance) or inxi -Nn.

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:29 am

Thank you(1)

Laptop output says

32: None 00.0: 10700 Loopback
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: ZsBS.GQNx7L4uPNA
SysFS ID: /class/net/lo
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Loopback network interface"
Device File: lo
Link detected: yes
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

33: None 00.0: 10701 Ethernet
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: QObM.ndpeucax6V1
Parent ID: lkKU.6vtvQysxv63
SysFS ID: /class/net/enp1s0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Ethernet network interface"
Driver: "r8169"
Driver Modules: "r8169"
Device File: enp1s0
HW Address: d0:bf:9c:df:64:2c
Link detected: no
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (Ethernet controller)

34: None 00.0: 10701 Ethernet
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: VV91.ndpeucax6V1
Parent ID: qru8.PQjZxVPBQ61
SysFS ID: /class/net/wlp2s0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:02:00.0
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Ethernet network interface"
Driver: "wl"
Driver Modules: "wl"
Device File: wlp2s0
HW Address: ac:b5:7d:4a:c4:2f
Link detected: yes
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #16 (Ethernet controller)
enp1s0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d0:bf:9c:df:64:2c
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:317 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:317 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
RX bytes:41107 (41.1 KB) TX bytes:41107 (41.1 KB)

wlp2s0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ac:b5:7d:4a:c4:2f
inet addr:192.168.0.102 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::ae9b:f085:3a87:c1fc/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1422 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:85
TX packets:1298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1317667 (1.3 MB) TX bytes:147998 (147.9 KB)
Interrupt:17

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:52 am

Thank you(2)

PC says

25: None 00.0: 10700 Loopback
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: ZsBS.GQNx7L4uPNA
SysFS ID: /class/net/lo
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Loopback network interface"
Device File: lo
Link detected: yes
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

26: None 01.0: 10701 Ethernet
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: L2Ua.ndpeucax6V1
Parent ID: BobO.rjl1+qsQ8q1
SysFS ID: /class/net/eth1
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Ethernet network interface"
Driver: "rndis_host"
Driver Modules: "rndis_host"
Device File: eth1
HW Address: 00:1e:10:1f:00:00
Link detected: yes
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #18 (Ethernet controller)

27: None 00.0: 10701 Ethernet
[Created at net.125]
Unique ID: usDW.ndpeucax6V1
Parent ID: rBUF.5rbhBgx50x4
SysFS ID: /class/net/eth0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: network interface
Model: "Ethernet network interface"
Driver: "r8169"
Driver Modules: "r8169"
Device File: eth0
HW Address: 90:2b:34:bc:07:61
Link detected: no
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (Ethernet controller)
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:2b:34:bc:07:61
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:10:1f:00:00
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::aa22:f927:2fce:41c0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3599 errors:1276 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1274
TX packets:3629 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3602979 (3.6 MB) TX bytes:626706 (626.7 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
RX bytes:21315 (21.3 KB) TX bytes:21315 (21.3 KB)

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:58 am

General comment.

I am not comparing like-for-like here.

The laptop is operating over WiFi, while the PC is operating over USB. It is the PC (USB) hich is displaying slow and inverted operation. (inverted = download slower than upload).

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:37 am

Further.

I have installed Bash for Windows to try to mimic ifconfig and hwinfo calls to get comparable data for windows, with no luck.

Is there any way of getting comparable information out of Windows10, does anyone know?

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Re: Huawei broadband dongle driver suspect.

Post by rogerChaslock » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:23 am

Almost certain this is all down to Vodaphone engineering works.

Suggest closing the topic.

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