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reaperz



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: USB network adapters working with zeroshell? Reply with quote

Hello

I am trying to get USB network adapters to work with zeroshell, but to no awail. I can see kernel detecting the network card, but new ETH** does not appear. Not even after restart. So far have tried with 2.6.36.3 and 3.2.9 kernel. Have tried 3 different USB ethernet adapters - 2 cheap chinese ones and one belkin gigabit USB2 adapter.

If anyone has got any USB NIC-s working with zeroshell, please let us know, what kind of adapters were those and what version of kernel and zeroshell did you use.

Thank you in advance!
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m_elias



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using Linksys USB300M
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reaperz



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did try 3.3.7 kernel now and here is the log:

Cheap chinese USB:

01:38:06 usb 4-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
01:38:07 usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0fe6, idProduct=9700
01:38:07 usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
01:38:07 usb 4-2: Product: USB 2.0 10/100M Ethernet Adaptor
01:38:07 dm9601 4-2:1.0: eth0: register 'dm9601' at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, Davicom DM9601 USB Ethernet, 00:e0:4c:53:44:58
01:38:07 usbcore: registered new interface driver dm9601
01:38:37 usb 4-2: USB disconnect, device number 2
01:38:37 dm9601 4-2:1.0: eth0: unregister 'dm9601' usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, Davicom DM9601 USB Ethernet

Belkin Gigabit USB:

01:38:43 usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
01:38:43 usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=050d, idProduct=5055
01:38:43 usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
01:38:43 usb 1-6: Product: F5D5055
01:38:43 usb 1-6: Manufacturer: Belkin F5D5055 Gig USB
01:38:43 usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 000001
01:38:44 asix 1-6:1.0: eth0: register 'asix' at usb-0000:00:1d.7-6, ASIX AX88178 USB 2.0 Ethernet, 00:11:50:e7:54:cf
01:38:44 usbcore: registered new interface driver asix
01:39:12 usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 6
01:39:12 asix 1-6:1.0: eth0: unregister 'asix' usb-0000:00:1d.7-6, ASIX AX88178 USB 2.0 Ethernet

Different chinese USB:

01:39:15 usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
01:39:16 usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=066b, idProduct=20f9
01:39:16 usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
01:39:16 usb 1-6: Product: HG20F9 USB2.0
01:39:16 usb 1-6: Manufacturer: USBLINK
01:39:16 usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 000003
01:39:35 usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 7

But I get nothing in Networking tab. Any idea, what I am I doing wrong?
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reaperz



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tested USB network adapters with new 3.14.21-ZS-PAE kernel and good news - all of them work! Although " Unknown Model" is displayed in GUI. To get any of those NICs appear in GUI Zeroshell router restart is needed.

More details here:

Belkin Gigabit USB:

[ 2.148127] usb 5-6: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 2.311637] usb 5-6: New USB device found, idVendor=050d, idProduct=5055
[ 2.311645] usb 5-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2.311651] usb 5-6: Product: F5D5055
[ 2.311655] usb 5-6: Manufacturer: Belkin F5D5055 Gig USB
[ 2.311660] usb 5-6: SerialNumber: 000001

Works very well, speed over 250Mbps up and down (limited by the speed of my internet connection). Stability also seems good.


100M Chinese USB NIC made of white plastic :

[ 2.126584] usb 5-6: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 2.290276] usb 5-6: New USB device found, idVendor=066b, idProduct=20f9
[ 2.290284] usb 5-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2.290291] usb 5-6: Product: HG20F9 USB2.0
[ 2.290296] usb 5-6: Manufacturer: USBLINK
[ 2.290300] usb 5-6: SerialNumber: 000003

Works, speed is close to 100Mbps both up and down.


Chinese USB NIC made of blue transparent plastic:

[ 2.732403] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
[ 2.924249] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0fe6, idProduct=9700
[ 2.924256] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 2.924261] usb 3-2: Product: USB 2.0 10/100M Ethernet Adaptor
[ 6.418784] dm9601 3-2:1.0 eth0: register 'dm9601' at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, Davicom DM96xx USB 10/100 Ethernet, 00:e0:4c:53:44:58
[ 6.671383] usbcore: registered new interface driver dm9601
[ 19.715333] dm9601 3-2:1.0 ETH04: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xFFFF

Says link up although no cable connected. causes web interface and SSH connection to crawl after startup, later speed is OK.

Internet works, speed is 5-6 Mbps both up and down. I get same speeds with that USB LAN adapter under Windows, so this is just slow interface, not a driver issue.
I have also had stability issues with this one - in Windows on prolonged use (several hours) gets quite hot. I'd better steer clear of this one! Looks like that:
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v1/247224800/USB_to_RJ45_Lan_10_100_Ethernet.jpg

All in all, using USB NICs is finally viable option for me with Zeroshell. Just placed an order for a used Belkin Gigabit!
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