Add third ethernet port to Bubba|2

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marcdeb
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Add third ethernet port to Bubba|2

Post by marcdeb » 09 Nov 2013, 02:14

Lo,

I'd like to add a third ethernet port to my Bubba|2. The model I have has the two gigabit ports, no wifi.

What USB dongles (either ethernet-over-USB or wifi) are known to work with the Bubba|2, are generally available in (western) Europe and not too expensive? :mrgreen:

For the curious: my goal is to create an ethernet bridge between eth0 and eth1. As I don't want the bridge to have an IP-address itself, I need a third port to keep access to the Bubba|2.

Greetz,
Marc.

RandomUsername
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Re: Add third ethernet port to Bubba|2

Post by RandomUsername » 09 Nov 2013, 05:06

I think Excito sold wifi upgrade kits for the B2. Don't know if they still do.

Gordon
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Re: Add third ethernet port to Bubba|2

Post by Gordon » 09 Nov 2013, 05:50

Ralink USB Wifi adapters are quite well supported. You'll find this chipset in many cheap stick type devices and the fun thing is that they support being operated as AP.

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/rt73

marcdeb
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Re: Add third ethernet port to Bubba|2

Post by marcdeb » 09 Nov 2013, 06:17

Gordon wrote:Ralink USB Wifi adapters are quite well supported. You'll find this chipset in many cheap stick type devices and the fun thing is that they support being operated as AP.
Hm. I thought I was restricted to the drivers that come with the Bubba kernel? RT2501USB/RT2571W is not listed, although rt2x00 does contain the required rt73usb kernel driver. Does this mean I could try a RT2500USB/RT2571 based Wifi adapter?

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root@b2:/lib/modules/2.6.39.4-9/kernel/drivers/net/wireless# uname -a
Linux b2 2.6.39.4-9 #1 Mon Feb 6 22:45:13 UTC 2012 ppc GNU/Linux

root@b2:/lib/modules/2.6.39.4-9/kernel/drivers/net/wireless# ls -al
total 216
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52852 Feb  7  2012 at76c50x-usb.ko
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 ath
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 b43
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 hostap
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 ipw2x00
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52100 Feb  7  2012 mwl8k.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 38660 Feb  7  2012 rndis_wlan.ko
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 rt2x00
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 rtl818x
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 26032 Feb  7  2012 zd1201.ko
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan  1  1970 zd1211rw

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