Tag Archives: Connectivity

Setting up multiple WiFi devices

I was recently having connectivity issues at home, with the wireless router being at one end of the flat and the living room right at the other end. Having an ethernet connection in the living room, I decided to add a secondary WiFi and dug up an “old” Netgear wireless AP.

Not wanting to keep switching from Wireless #1 to wireless #2 all the time, depending on which was in closer range, I decided to give the devices the exact same name. Now it doesn’t matter where I am in my flat I am always connected to the same wireless network, and with a 100% strength.  The trick for it to work well is:

  1. Each device has a different IP address within the same subnet
  2. Both devices have the same SSID
  3. Each device broadcast on a different channel
  4. both devices use the same security settings (WPA is safer than WEP) and same access key



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OpenSuse 11.3 Mobile internet USB dongle problem

Has anyone be experiencing problems with USB mobile broadband Dongles on OpenSuse 11.3? Once the device (Huawei E156) is inserted OpenSuse recognises it automatically but after a few minutes it drops the connection and the device is not able to connect again. 

The Network Manager drops the device from the list and then re-inserts it, but for some reason it disables the Mobile Broadband. Removing and re-inserting the device dos not resolve the issue. I used this device very often on OpenSuse 11.2 without any problem. 

Is anyone having a a similar problem? Does anyone have the solution?

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3G Mobille Broadband – Huawei E156G – USB Dongle on Linux

I acquired a 3G Mobille Broadband – Huawei E156G – USB Dongle and really wanted to get it going on my Linux (Ubuntu) laptop. After much looking around and trying several unsuccessfull ways of doing it found a very easy and working solution.

Basically Linux will recognize your Huawei E156G USB Dongle and you can check that by listening to your USB devices, just run the following command on yor terminal  lsusb this should output something like this:

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

if this is working, follow the tutorial on this post 3G Mobile Broadband with Ubuntu-EEE

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