Supported USB to Ethernet adapter?

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Supported USB to Ethernet adapter?

Postby Nerded » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:19 pm

Hello,

I have a cluster of these Parallella boards, and I would like to SSH into them remotely. To do this, I need a second ethernet port. I have tried to make the drivers of a couple of different brands, but all make attempts have failed. Does anyone know of a USB to ethernet that works with these boards?

Thank you!
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Re: Supported USB to Ethernet adapter?

Postby sebraa » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 am

Why do you need a second ethernet port to use SSH? You can use SSH on the built-in port, together with your other communication.

Linux supports most USB-to-Ethernet adapters, but the default kernel configuration (parallella_defconfig) does not enable any of them. So you need to build your own kernel with the correct driver(s) enabled. Also, USB must be working in the first place. Even if the correct driver is missing, "lsusb" should show your ethernet adapter. If it doesn't, you need to fix that first.
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