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Old 10-04-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Getting a USB Network Interface to work

I have installed an linux firewall called Endian. I am attempting to use the Linksys USB200M network interface. So far as I can tell the device shows up as a USB device. The kernel being used is GNU 2.6.9-55, which is a guess a special compiled version they made.

I typed "lsusb" and it shows up as "ID 13b1:0018 Linksys USB200M 10/100 Ethernet Adapter".

I typed in "lsmod" and it shows me that the usbnet module (i guess thats what it is called) is loaded under mii and usbcore.

I have done some research and found out in order to get my the linksys to work i would need the asix mini driver.

Ok, once i get the asix driver what do I do with it? Do I need to compile it or something?

I have been toiling over this for a while and getting nowhere. Any help from you will be appreciated.
Old 10-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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If the module is loaded, are you seeing an interface pop up under ifconfig? If you have something listed under there corresponding to the USB device, then you should be good.

If you need to use a different driver, then yes you need to compile it against your kernel (unless the driver you downloaded was pre-made for your distribution/release/kernel). You would need to make sure your built environment is sane, make sure you have the proper kernel source, and then do ./configure && make in the driver's source directory. Then it is a matter of installing it into the /lib/modules directory for the currently running kernel.

The driver should have come with a README that explains this in more detail, but it really isn't that difficult assuming you have the prerequisite setup.
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It doesn't show up under the ifconfig.Its like the kernel doesn't recognize the network adapter side of the usb device.


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