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Old 06-25-2015, 03:59 AM   #1
elamre
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LTE, wvdial, ppp and linux


Hello, I'm trying to configure my linux with LTE connection. However it doesnt seem like i get LTE speeds, or anything close to it.
I'm running linux kernel 4.0.4 and debian 7.
The modem I'm trying to use is the following: http://www.u-blox.com/en/wireless-mo...ss-module.html the lsusb returns with the following:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1546:1146 U-Blox AG
The drivers seem to work fine and it is getting detected as the correct device. I used wvdial to set up my ppp connection. After which i connect with it.
This is the following output:
Code:
root@arietta:/var/lock# wvdial vodafone &
[1] 1995
root@arietta:/var/lock# --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
ATZ
OK
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0
OK
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","live.vodafone.com"
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","live.vodafone.com"
OK
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99***1#
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT*99***1#
CONNECT
--> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.
~[7f]}#@!}!} } }<}!}$}&@}"}&} } } } }#}$@#}%}&}>T1x}'}"}(}"}&:~
--> PPP negotiation detected.
--> Starting pppd at Thu Jun 25 10:51:18 2015
--> Pid of pppd: 1996
--> Using interface ppp0
--> local  IP address hidden
--> remote IP address hidden
--> primary   DNS address 62.140.140.251
--> secondary DNS address 62.140.138.233
So that seems all to be fine
A speed test results in:
Code:
root@arietta:~# ./speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Vodafone-Libertel NV (62.72.192.101)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by arte worldwide (Amsterdam) [0.77 km]: 107.589 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 5.99 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 0.99 Mbit/s
I realize that i wont get the theoretical speed, but the theoretical is 150 down and 50 up. This is very far off from it.
According to "LTE University" I'm better off using something else, http://lteuniversity.com/ask_the_exp...59/t/3270.aspx where they say PPP is not the way to go. Could anybody give me a pointer in the right direction? As I don't really have a clue anymore.
 
Old 06-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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I think you're better off sticking with you other thread on this topic

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175546335/

I see that Jeffro has provided some general advice there.
 
  


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