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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:48 pm Reply with quote
Posts: 35 Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Hi,

back again ... just wanted to get some info ...
My device is running fine after installing network-manager-gnome and connecting my device through the same. However my OS Deepin 15.4.1 still lacks native support as this device still fails to populate in the OS's network device list.

However my OS uses the 'wwp0s26u1u5i6' interface instead of 'wwan' ... Initially my device used to connect as wwp0s26u1u5i6 interface, this let me monitor traffic/bandwidth through a combination of 'vnstat' & a great conky script.

All of a sudden, since the last few days, vnstat has stopped recording the wwp0s26u1u5i6 interface ... my conky stopped displaying network info as a result.

My Mobile Broadband continues to work however and i am writing this post through the same connection.
Deepin's native 'network details' settings shows this device's interface as 'ttyUSB0' ... i guess that explains 'vnstat' and conky network info dysfunctional.

Is it possible to manually switch to 'wwp0s26u1u5i6' interface instead of the current 'ttyUSB0' interface ?

usb-devices
Code:
T:  Bus=03 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=04 Cnt=02 Dev#=  4 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=ef(misc ) Sub=02 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=03f0 ProdID=421d Rev=00.00
S:  Manufacturer=Novatel Wireless, Inc.
S:  Product=HP lt2523 Mobile Broadband Device
S:  SerialNumber=359789040033051
C:  #Ifs= 7 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=500mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I:  If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I:  If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I:  If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I:  If#= 4 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I:  If#= 6 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=02(commc) Sub=06 Prot=00 Driver=qmi_wwan
I:  If#= 7 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=qmi_wwan


thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 pm Reply with quote
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The device name has nothing to do with the mode switching. It is assigned by the kernel alone.

However, you can change the name to what you like, by using "udev rules". Once your rule is in place, the originally assigned kernel name will be changed automatically.

You will find plenty of information about how to do this. Just google "udev rules kernel name".


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 pm Reply with quote
Posts: 35 Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:04 pm
i have no issue with interface names 'wwan' to 'wwp0s26u1u5i6' ... both of them are fine ... my concern is how do i get the 'ttyUSB0' change to either 'wwan or 'wwp0s26u1u5i6' ... can this too be done by the udev method you are suggesting ?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:53 pm Reply with quote
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Yes, it can.

ttyUSB is the underlying device, wwan etc. is a configured network device that is based on ttyUSB. So you don't have to worry about ttyUSB at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:56 pm Reply with quote
Posts: 35 Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:04 pm
no worries as such ... just want the interface to work as 'wwan' or 'wwp0s26u1u5i6' as if its either of the 2 then 'vnstat' records traffic/bandwith used and as a result i'll have my conky graphs up and working ... that is all ...


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