I used to use it on my laptop and it works wonderfully, never had an issue.
I bought a Beryl AX router and used the modem with it to share the connection between more devices.
It gets recognized as Android thetering (this wouldn’t bother me) and works at first but then despite the light on the modem keeps reporting a stable connection, the Beryl complains and starts blinking.
What can I do about this?
I really want to like the Beryl and not to return it but I need it to work as flawlessly with my USB modem as my PC does.
Please advice how to make it work better. Thank you,
The odd thing is that my laptop that is connected to that very router (and has no other routes towards internet nor anyone whatsoever) can happily wetch that package with wget, while the router itself cannot.
This is mere speculation but I wonder if the usually included directive of KeepAlive 25 seconds has something to do w/ that. Activity on the link/tunnel could be enough to keep the USB modem from entering a ‘low/powerdown’ scenario.
I’d be temped to do some packet capturing for some period of time then see what WireShark can give you for an analysis. You’d have to determine the name of the interface you’re targeting (ip a should help). At least you might get an idea of what’s happening to the traffic &/or see if there’s a periodic timeout causing the issue. IDK; again, speculation.
I really want to have it as stable without a vpn though, for several reasons (one being… The cost of the vpn).
Well, worst case scenario: get another VPN provider for ‘day to day’ use… I can tell you personally Surfshark via WG works just fine w/ f/w 4.2.1-r4. They’re dirt cheap (< 2.00USD/mo) if inquire about a long term subscription (sometimes not openly advertised).
There’s another issue other than price; most IP addresses are somehow graylisted by a lot of internet services. When I’m connected to the VPN I often have to do captchas to prove “I am not a robot” just to visit a website or do a google query.
I run Surfshark 24x7. I know exactly what you mean.
Do you remember some decades ago the prevalence of so-called ‘WinModems’ (aka softmodems) back in the dial-up days? Yeah; I think that’s what you might have going on there if nothing came come of those links SplitzAX3000 posted ITT.
It’s probably ‘infected’ w/ some supposed ‘green’ functionality to power down when there’s no usage. IDK; maybe it’s worth setting up & testing watchcat to do the equivalent of WG’s KeepAlive directive.
Thanks, I’ll look into that, although I am not 100 percent convinced that might be the case as if I attach the thing directly to my laptop and I use it just in the very same way I don’t get the same behaviour. Oh, whatever!
Your could have a difference scheme for power saving/USB polling. I have ‘USB selective suspend setting’ in my Win 10 power plan disabled. I do the same for PCI Express → Link State Power Management disabled. YMMV.
(I assume the USB modem is a Link Key IK40 as SpitzAX3000 linked to. That model is advertised as Linux compatible.)
As said ITT, I’m shooting in the dark. I’d first try a WireShark analysis to see if I can get a sense if it’s a regular period or random when it drops while the connection is just idling.
Just a heads up on that aspect: I’ve seen non-impacting ‘warning’ or ‘notice’ log entries recorded as .err entries. Sometimes it’s just a case of how a particular dev set that piece of software/functionality to write/‘tag’ the messages.
If I were in your shoes I’d be trying a tcpdump & WireShark analysis to try to work out if the dropped connection is a periodic-based pattern.