Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

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Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by tcontrada » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 am

How can I add additional Fast Ethernet ports to the N2 board?

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by igorpec » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:17 am

Via USB?
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Unread post by rooted » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:18 am

tcontrada wrote:How can I add additional Fast Ethernet ports to the N2 board?

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USB 3.0 Ethernet

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Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:46 am

Usb2 is plenty for fast ethernet...
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Unread post by rooted » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:12 pm

mad_ady wrote:Usb2 is plenty for fast ethernet...
Yeah I'm not sure if they meant fast as in speed or naming convention.

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by odroid » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:45 pm

Most of USB-to-Ethernet device drivers are enabled by default and any USB Ethernet card should work hopefully.
https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/blo ... 2360-L2402

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by rooted » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:17 am

I've been using this for over a year on my xu4 without any issues.

https://www.amazon.com/Alxum-Ethernet-C ... B01IDETFA0

Because it has additional USB 3 ports you aren't losing one you are gaining two and Gigabit Ethernet as well. Can't go wrong for $11.

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by fonix232 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm

mad_ady wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:46 am
Usb2 is plenty for fast ethernet...
Most USB2.0 Ethernet adapters will be 100Mbit only.

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:42 pm

I've seen Gigabit USB2 dongles that have a throughput of ~250Mbps. They have a link speed of 1Gbps, but throughput is limited by the USB2 port. Also - "fast ethernet" = "100Mbps".

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Re: Additional Fast Ethernet Ports

Unread post by rooted » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:37 am

Yeah I just threw that USB 3 adapter in because it's cheap as a Fast Ethernet version and has been reliable for me.

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