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How do I use a USB Ethernet Adapter? SOLVED
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mgs

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2005, 11:55    Post subject:  How do I use a USB Ethernet Adapter? SOLVED  

I'm trying to connect a mini-computer to the internet. Only USB is available.

A USB to LAN adapter is seen by USB view but as a Linux newbie I am unsure how to proceed. A search on Google found this

http://hecnar.ifrance.com/linksys.html

Which may be of help if someone more knowledgeable than I can point me in the right direction.

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Ian
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2005, 13:10    Post subject:  

Have you tried using the internet wizard to set up your connection.

Start/Setup/Ethernet/network wizard
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mgs

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2005, 14:05    Post subject:  

Yes Ian I've tried that - nothing showing up - presumably because the ethernet connection is through USB. no eth0 connection is found. This is by way of a final hurdle as I have now got Puppy 1.05 working at 1024 x 768 on this i810 graphics machine. I know the USB LAN adapter is working OK on Windows.
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mgs

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 18:54    Post subject: How do I use a USB Ethernet adapter - SOLVED  

By following Barry's help file in Puppy on How to install driver modules I am now able to sucessfully connect to the internet via a cheap USB ethernet adapter by using the pegasus driver.

I hope this may be of help to others with computers with no ethernet card available.
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tjwood

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 22:16    Post subject: How do I use a USB Ethernet adapter - SOLVED  

Where did you get the pegasus module?
Did you have to compile it yourself?
I have a Belkin F5D5050 10/100 USB ethernet adapter that has auto booted on every machine and operating system that I have tried it on until now. If I can get the module I will have it working on Puppy, and that is a good thing.
Tom
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mgs

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 12:28    Post subject:  

The pegasus module is available in the modules package from ibiblio. I simply extracted the pegasus driver and copied it into root. At present I have to install it manually as per Barry's instructions in the Help files with the command insmod /root/pegasus.o. Thereafter running the ethernet cable wizard shows eth0 available and Auto_DHCP connects without problem.

Despite extensive reading on forum and elsewhere I still have not figured out how to automate this process. I you manage it let me know how !
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 18:26    Post subject:  

You could try adding the insmod command to rc.local in the /etc/rc.d directory.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 18:53    Post subject:  

Thanks Blackadder, adding the insmod command to rc.local does indeed load the module at start up.
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