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USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

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  • 1.  USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 26, 2014 05:30 AM

    Hello,


    We have the following hardware:

    1. RAP-155
    2. 4G Huawei E3276 USB modem
    3. Aruba7210 Controller with ArubaOS 6.4.03.

    Our ISP parameters are :

    1. APN:  internet.se
    2. Access Number: *99#

    We have not been able to get the 4G connection working and would therefor be very grateful for any inputs as to what the appropriate USB parameters would be for the above combination.

     

    Thank you in advance.

     

    Kind Regards

    Peter


    #RAP155


  • 2.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 26, 2014 07:28 AM

    try this:

    26-05-2014 14-18-52.jpg

    or this:

    26-05-2014 14-18-52.jpg


    #RAP155


  • 3.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 26, 2014 10:17 AM

    Thanks for the response kdisc98.  

    I have now tried the settings you recommended, but could not get the 4G connection up.

     

    I also tried with Dial Strings: ATD*99# and ATDT*99# since our ISP's Access Number is  *99#

     

    Any more ideas on what I could try or troubleshoot?

    Many thanks in advance!

     

    Regards Peter


    #RAP155


  • 4.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 26, 2014 03:46 PM

    You may try setting additional modem parameters to:

     

    Device Type: huawei-cdc

    Device Identifier: 0x12d11506

     

    Also, remove PIN from your SIM-card; if you have it working without PIN, you may try to put CPIN=<PIN> in your dialer string:

    AT+CPIN=27822;+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.se"

    I have seen issues with the E3272s where PIN was not supported.

     


    #RAP155


  • 5.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 30, 2014 05:30 AM

    Thanks for your response hrobers,

     

    I have tried the suggested settings, with and without the PIN, but have not succeeded in getting up the connection.

    I would be grateful for further setting suggestions to try out.

    I wonder if there is any way of debugging to try and find out what is going wrong during the connection sequence?

     

     

    Best regards

    Peter


    #RAP155


  • 6.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted May 30, 2014 06:24 AM

    Peter,

     

    Please work with your partner, open a TAC case, or work with your local Aruba SE to get help on this.

     

    Few things if you want to find out youself:

     

    Convert the RAP to a controller RAP before checking the USB 4G connection. Converting the RAP over USB 4G requires configuration on Instant first, and then also on your controller. 

     

    The boot process of your AP should show the dongle present, the modeswitch (if applicable), and the USB modem detected as a modem. To get access to the RAP-155 console, you will need a special console cable:

    AP-CBL-SERAP serial adapter cable (proprietary to DB9 female)

    If you have another AP, like AP-225, AP-115, RAP-109, there is a RJ45 serial console port on the AP, as well there is an USB port for the dongle.

     

    Fully un-powering the AP after configuration has been needed for me few times to get the dongle working. That has to do with the mode switching, and rebooting was not enough in those cases, unplug and replug the AP after a config change.

     

    This E3276 requires AOS 6.4 or Instant 4.1 as a minimum. Please also doublecheck your versions.

     

    Again, work with your partner, TAC, Aruba SE (in that order) to get you going.

     

    Herman


    #RAP155


  • 7.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3
    Best Answer

    Posted Jun 02, 2014 07:07 AM

    Hi Peter,

     

    To configure Huawei E3276 you only need to do this. You should not need to configure dialstrings etc.

     

    conf t
    provision ap
    read-bootinfo al-name <AP-NAME>
    usb-type huawei-cdc
    usb-dev 0x12d11506
    cellular-network-preference auto
    link-priority-cellular 8
    link-priority-ethernet 1
    reprovision ap-name <AP-NAME>
     
    I have this up and running with 6.4.0.3 with both Telia and Telnor modems.
    You could adjust the values for link-priority if needed. Please let me know if you run into any more issues. 
     
    /Jonas

    #RAP155


  • 8.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Aug 18, 2014 03:55 AM

    Hi Jonas!

    Thanks for your response.

    Sorry for the delay in replying, just back from vacation.

    I have tried the configurations you sent, but to no avail.

     

    We have TDC as our carrier, but I do not think this ought to be the problem.

    I have however noted that there are many flavours of Huawei E3276 modems, and on checking closer, the recommended type of modem for this purpose is the Huawei E3276-150 modem.

     

    I wonder if this is the specific E3276 modem you are using, (before I order it and make a last effort).

     

     

    Regards Peter


    #RAP155


  • 9.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Aug 19, 2014 01:08 AM

    Hi Peter, 

     

    I have noticed that with some of the ISPs we need to add the APN information as well i.e. I have tested with Tele2 and DGC and got them up and running if i added this line and change to correct APN adress in it.

     

    I have used the Huawei E3276-150 for this so it should work.

     

    usb-init        AT+CGDCONT=1,'IP','sp.apn.se

     

    Regards,

    Jonas


    #RAP155


  • 10.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Aug 19, 2014 11:09 AM

    Hi Jonas!

    Thanks for your response!

     

    Vi have placed an order for the Huwaie E3276-150 4G modem, and once we receive it, will give it another try, as per your suggestion.

    I will post back on here whatever the outcome.

     

     

    Best regards Peter


    #RAP155


  • 11.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 05:41 AM

    Hello,

     

    We received the Huwaei E3276-150 4G modem last week, and began testing with the RAP-155 yesterday, and started with base settings.

     

    The base settings worked at once, connecting sucesfully to our carriers 4G connection - TDC .

     

    Following are the settings that worked for us with TDC's 4G carrier net:

     

    conf t
    provision-ap
    read-bootinfo ap-name Test
    usb-type huawei-cdc
    usb-dev 0x12d11506
    cellular_nw_peference auto
    link-priority-cellular 8
    link-priority-ethernet 1
    reprovision ap-name Test

     

    So I wish to thank you all for your time rendered.

     

    We have however noticed a new problem now that the 4G uplink is working, and that is when the RAP-155 has the 4G uplink active,  then clients cannot connect to the WLAN in about 4 out of 5 attempts. In many cases the client computer freezes and the only way out is to switch the computer off. But when the RAP-155 uplink goes via the Ethernet port (via ADSL instead of 4G connection) then there are no issues whatsoever.

     

    Has anyone experienced the cleint connectivity issue? Or any clue on where to start troubleshoting?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Best regards Peter


    #RAP155


  • 12.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 08:32 AM

    Hi Peter,

     

    I haven¨t seen this issue before, can you please chech the auth-trace for the client on the controller and see whats happening there, if you can see anyting out  of the normal.

     

    show auth-tracebuf mac <client mac>

     

    Another thing to check is the latancy, sometimes radius issues can be seen if their is to much latancy.

     

    How is the SSID configured? tunnel mode, bridge mode or splitt-tunnel? 

     

    /Jonas

     

     

     


    #RAP155


  • 13.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 10:38 AM

    Hello Jonas!

    Thanks for your response!

     

    The three 3 SSIDs are all in Tunnel mode.

    The Guest WLAN (with unprotected SSID) does not have this problem however, as do the other two WPA2 Enterprise SSIDs .

     

    Latency should not be a problem, and is certainly higher via the ADSL uplink (which works well) , than through the 4G link.

     

    I will troubleshoot as per your suggestion, later when I get home, where I have the RAP-155.

     

    Best regards Peter

     


    #RAP155


  • 14.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Sep 02, 2014 08:27 AM

    Hello Jonas,

     

    I would like to correct my previous alleging lower latency via TDC's 4G uplink on the RAP-155 USB port. There is certainly higher latency via the 4G uplink than when the RAP-155 is connected via an ADSL (Ethernet Port 0) uplink.

    When Pinging a target via 4G the response is around 80ms verses approximately 40ms via ADSL for the same target.

     

    So probably latency could be the cause, as you suspected?

    In that case how would one circumvent the problem?

     

    NB: The throughput (and bandwidth) via the 4G uplink is higher that through the ADSL uplink.

     

    Best regards Peter

     


    #RAP155


  • 15.  RE: USB Parameters - Huawei E3276; RAP-155; ArubaOS 6.4.0.3

    Posted Sep 03, 2014 01:26 PM

    Hi Peter,

     

    Can you mail me your contact information.. My email is jhumble@arubanetworks.com

     

    /Jonas


    #RAP155