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    USB to Ethernet adapter

    I would like to buy something like this for my GB Quad+
    http://www.freetv.ie/usb-to-ethernet-adapter/

    I've searched the sponsors site and I can't find something like this.
    Does OpenVix support this adapter?


    As a side note:
    I need to do this because I believe there is a h/w issue with the ethernet adapter on my GB Quad+ (seeing lots of rxErrors on the interface).
    I have 2 GB Quad+ boxes and one of them is constantly getting rxErrors. Even if I swap the boxes and cables around, always getting rxErrors on one box only)

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    I've seen these on Gigablue.de ,their home page. I wonder can you replace, the actual port?you could on old clone boxes, universal connector & a few screws, no soldering required, just plug in to motherboard

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    These are USB so I doubt I'll be able to replace the adapter on the board

    Anyone know if there's a driver available or can recommend a USB to Ethernet adapter?

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    Code:
    https://uk.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_15035.html?wid=25&currency=GBP&vip=1948687&gclid=CjwKCAjwgvfOBRB7EiwAeP7ehsPywgfpSYfM4FOIj8SZ0XQrefhzyfOfKmYJgeW37YFN0mmwSem8lxoCW7QQAvD_BwE
    claims to run on Linux.
    It's USB2 (but does the QUAD+ have any USB3 ports?).
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    Even if there's a linux driver, it's unlikely to be mips

    Does anyone know of a USB to Ethernet adapter that will work with OpenVix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by divil_a_bit View Post
    Even if there's a linux driver, it's unlikely to be mips
    Probably not a device-specifc driver. I'd expect the generic USB driver to be able to handle Ethernet.
    I know, for instance, that plugging my phone in to a Linux box and enabling tethering on the phone makes it show up as a working Ethernet device on the Linux box. (This works on MSWindows too, but that leaves Windows thinking it has an unmetered device - only Wifi can be marked as metered - and hence it can download updates with impunity).

    EDIT: Although a translation of that first comment (in Russian) implies that a driver might be needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    EDIT: Although a translation of that first comment (in Russian) implies that a driver might be needed.
    It needs the usbnet kernel module (plus cdc_ether and rndis_host), which isn't build for ViX kernels.
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    So it looks like the Enigma2 kernel isn't going to support it.
    I'd need to be able to build my own driver from source and then insmod.

    That's a pity really as I'm not going to that effort.

    I've tried a WiFi USB dongle as well but Wifi wasn't good enough - too slow compared to wired ethernet

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