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Old 03-27-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
cowboy45
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Installing a usb ethernet adapter


FYI:

Im a tightwad and saving every penny for a new IBM Thinkpad...so yeah..dont mention a pcmia card


I have no clue what so ever on how to use a usb ethernet device at all so. I got a TRENDnet TU-ET100 USB Ethernet adapter I would like to use on my laptop. Basically what I need to know is how to go about it?!

Im using Libranet 2.7 Classic with 2.4.19 Kernel. Im not yet fully comfortable enough to update it

Thanks all...





L8s

T3h Cowboy

EDIT: I read the guidelines over and the system isnt even detecting my usb device...It does work on my winxp box though O.O

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Old 03-28-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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Look at www.linux-usb.org additional help with a USB ethernet adapter. The website does show the adapter as being supported.

Look at the output of the console command dmesg. Are there any messages relating to the device? Look at the output of the console command lsmod. What are the loaded USB modules?

I believe it uses the usbnet module and the device should be usb0

If everything appears to be loading correctly then try (as root):
ifconfig usb0 10.0.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

Any errors?

What are you trying to connect to? Do you need DHCP?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:44 AM   #3
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I'm trying to do the same thing. I am running Red Hat Valhalla 7.3, I think (I'm new to linux). When I open up the control center and look under the information group, then under USB devices I see

USB OHCI Root Hub (1)
-USB 10/100 Fast Ethernet

but I don't think the driver for it is installed because when I click the network interfaces option the only thing that shows up is

lo 127.0.0.1 255.0.0.0 Loopback Up

and I'm guessing that there should be an entry for usb0 but there isn't

When I type ifconfig at a command line I get

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 b) TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)


The device works fine under windows XP (after I install the drivers)


what should I do to get this up and running
 
  


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