referring to my post Transition from 3G to 4G/LTS in the near future - #11 by Rosika
where you kindly helped me with finding the right internet-stick for 4G connection I may now say that I finally purchased the stick “Huawei E3372h-320”.
In contrast to my previous stick (which was a MEDIONmobile Web-Stick (Modell S4012) = Huawei E1550),
the new one no longer logs on to the computer as a modem, but as a virtual network card.
A new LAN interface (“Kabelgebundene Verbindung 2”) is created and the computer connects to this one.
Internet connection itself is established using the stick via the browser.
The respective page is “http://192.168.8.1/”. Here a Huawei-powered GUI presents itself and I establish the internet connection by clicking on something like “connect”.
The procedure works fine but I´d really prefer if I could establish internet connection via the command-line.
One of the reasons is that the administration/statistics script I once wrote for my old stick works incorrectly now due to the fact that it´s based on the use of vnstat.
vnstat monitors the newly created interface (“enx001e101f0000” in my case).
This is the background:
The page “http://192.168.8.1/” takes a pretty long time to load (about 40 secs.), but it affects vnstat.
This means that vnstat already counts some sort of “data consumption”, namely almost exactly 5 MB.
At this point I am NOT yet connected to the Internet, i.e. AldiTalk (using O2 as internet provider) cannot bill me for these 5 MB.
Same thing when closing the internet connection at the end of the day.
This already amounts to 10 MB per day.
The whole thing adds up to a rather large false amount during the monthly flatrate period (28 days).
Plus: If I use the SMS functionality, it´s same thing again.
Because loading any page based on “http://192.168.8.1/” “consumes” data according to vnstat (but not via the Internet).
Therefore my question:
Does anybody of you make use of the 4G internet-stick “Huawei E3372h” and if so: how do you establish internet connection
Does anyone know how to establish the connection via the command line
Thanks a lot in advance.