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Old 08-31-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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Linksys PLUSB10 USB Adapter driver


I'm running Linux Red Hat 9 and would like to connect a Linksys PLUSB10 USB Adapter to it but cannot find a linux driver that works with this hardware. My intention is to connect the USB adapter up so that it will communicate with my Linksys PLEBR10 10/100 Etherfast Bridge connected to my internet-connected HP PC running Windows XP Home. Does anyone have any idea where I can locate a linux driver that works? By the way, I have looked on the Linksys.com website and cannot find a linux driver for this product.

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Old 09-01-2003, 03:04 PM   #2
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www.corinex.com mentions linux support for their USB adapter.

hth,

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Old 09-02-2003, 06:47 AM   #3
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Per your suggestion, I contacted Corinex and received this reply to my hardware question:

If I already have a LAN operating with a Linksys 10/100 Etherfast Bridge connected to my internet-connected Host PC running Windows XP Home, and if I purchase your Corinex Powernet USB Adapter and connect it to my laptop running Red Hat Linux 9, will it communicate with my network via the home
powerline? Thank You.

The answer is: No.
Our adapters and Linksys bridges would work together without problems (as HomePlug compatible devices), but unfortunatelly neither we, neither other manufacturer don't support Linux on USB adapters. The reason is that the chipset manufacturer (Intellon) has not published documentation for Linux driver on their USB chipset. If you want to use Linux Notebook and Powerline, I advice you to use our Ethernet Adapters. Otherwise I suggest you to contact Intellon (www.intellon.com) to increase pressure on them to publish details on USB Linux driver, as they fear for not enough demand.

It would appear they too do not have linux USB support as proported.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:00 AM   #4
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common story, sadly enough.

I guess powerline network is small niche anyway, let alone tossing Linux into the mix.

Couldn't hurt to ask intellon about it. Assuming that it is the chipset in the Linksys device also.

As an aside, I might recommend wireless networking, there has been some great work lately with Linux wireless devices: see www.linux-wlan.org and http://hostap.epitest.fi/. First one has a hardware compatability page which may prove helpful. Second one allows to create a wireless access point on Linux.

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