Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2010, 04:01 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
USB-to-Ethernet and Wifi USB dongles losing packets

I am using a 2.6.24 kernel on an ARM based board and I had a strange problem:
ping was neither working on my wifi dongle , nor on my USB-to-Eth adapter.
I used wireshark to look at what was happening on the network and I noticed that packets were sent from the board to my PC, and that my PC was replying, but the board was only getting 1 of every 10 packets.

While investigating, I noticed that those network adapters started working when I was mounting the usb FS, but only if the driver was loaded AFTER I mounted the usb fs.
mounting the usb filesystem is done with the foloowing command:
mount -t usbfs usbfs /proc/bus/usb/

So the problem is fixed for me and I hope this post will help someone!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
recommended usb bluetooth dongles for linux tomas632 Linux - Hardware 4 01-15-2010 04:12 AM
Advice Please - USB 2 To NAS (RJ45) Dongles TheGreatGonzo Linux - Networking 2 11-04-2009 02:12 AM
LAN through USB dongles on different OS desktops alokm Linux - Networking 13 03-01-2008 07:27 AM
Losing packets on bonded ethernet channels Mugsy69 Linux - Networking 2 10-20-2007 10:16 PM
Wifi Sweex 140 Nitro PCI losing packets whiskeyhunter Linux - Wireless Networking 0 03-15-2007 05:56 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration