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bulek

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adding USB network cards to small mobos for second nic ?
« on: October 17, 2008, 09:17:46 am »
Hi,

I have a small core with only one PCI slot (video surveillance card takes it). Since I'd like to run core with two network cards, I'd kindly as k if anyone has experience on USB network cards with linux or yet bettter LMCE... Which work ok with LMCE ?

Thanks in advance,

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Bulek.
 
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Re: adding USB network cards to small mobos for second nic ?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 09:49:51 am »

Hi bulek,
I'm using a usb  dongle on external net with no problems so far,
" moschip semiconductor" usb-mac controller,
sorry, link I had no longer works,but it was advertised as being linux compat. For me it was plug and play


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Ian





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Re: adding USB network cards to small mobos for second nic ?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:25:12 am »
I work with various Linux servers as well as windows and Mac workstations and I carry a Linksys 10/100 dongle (USB100M) around with me and I have needed to use this in various situations (many times to allow a customer to remotely access their box that the kernel couldn't find the on-board NICs).  I have yet to find an OS that did not recognize this device "out of the box".  I, of course, haven't tried it with LMCE but I would imagine it would work well for you.

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Re: adding USB network cards to small mobos for second nic ?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 03:21:35 pm »
Hello,

I have a Trendnet, $15 USB 10/100 adapter that I use on occasion. It was cheap, and LMCE uses it plug and play.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156133

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