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Pharfignewton
2013-08-23, 08:27
Hi CPUG members,

Has anyone been able to successfully connect a USB ethernet device and have Gaia recognising it and bring up an interface?

I'm trying to connect an asix usb to ethernet dongle, but have no success.

I can see that Gaia does have drivers for asix and I can modprobe the driver however no actual new ethernet interface comes up.

[Expert@labfw1:0]# find / -name asix.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.18-92cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/usb/net/asix.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.18-92cp/kernel/drivers/usb/net/asix.ko

[Expert@labfw1:0]# modprobe asix

[Expert@labfw1:0]# modinfo asix
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.18-92cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/usb/net/asix.ko
license: GPL
description: ASIX AX8817X based USB 2.0 Ethernet Devices
author: David Hollis
srcversion: 33808AF762D37B5065E7C1F
alias: usb:v1737p0039d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v2001p3C05d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07D1p3C05d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1557p7720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v13B1p0018d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p1780d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p7720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1631p6200d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1189p0893d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07AAp0017d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v6189p182Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0411p003Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0557p2009d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v08DDp90FFd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07B8p420Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p1720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v2001p1A00d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0846p1040d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v077Bp2226d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
depends: usbnet,mii
vermagic: 2.6.18-92cpx86_64 SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1[/I][/I]

[Expert@labfw1:0]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
asix 51584 0
usbnet 52488 1 asix
mii 39040 1 asix

[Expert@labfw1:0]# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 e1000
alias scsi_hostadapter mptbase
alias scsi_hostadapter1 mptspi
alias scsi_hostadapter2 ata_piix

[Expert@labfw1:0]#dmesg
usbcore: registered new driver asix
usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

PhoneBoy
2013-08-24, 21:52
As far as I know, these sorts of Ethernet adapters are not on the HCL thus not supported, assuming you could get it to work.

Pharfignewton
2013-08-25, 06:22
Yeah they are definitely not in the HCL, I thought I'll throw it out there and see if someone got it working since Gaia has the drivers and modules for these devices.

I have a HP microserver for lab testing that has 7 usb port, I'd like to make use of these usb ports.

PhoneBoy
2013-08-26, 03:30
Even if you're able to make the adapters work, they won't exactly be high-throughput. USB 2.0 barely has enough headroom for a 100mb Ethernet Adapter.