[Server-devel] How to configure XS with only one Ethernet port

David Leeming david at leeming-consulting.com
Wed Oct 27 23:46:09 EDT 2010


I got lucky with this. The first USB-Ethernet device I tried worked straight away with no config changes. I ran xs-swapnics and that worked. So I have my main inbuilt NIC for LAN and an option USB interface for WAN. Great.

There is one warning message that comes up on boot to do with the USB device

Kaweth: failed to set RX mode : -16

Do you know if that's something I should worry about?

David Leeming
Solomon Islands Rural Link 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Parker [mailto:tom at carrott.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, 27 October 2010 4:58 p.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: 'Jerry Vonau'; 'XS Devel'
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] How to configure XS with only one Ethernet port

On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 16:26 +1100, David Leeming wrote:
> Would that leave the machine with all the normal services running on
> that single Ethernet port, and otherwise function exactly as the eth1
> network on a machine with two NICs? I guess I'll find out soon
> enough...

Yes, it does.

> My second question, is if there are any instructions on setting up a
> second interface using a USB Ethernet adapter.

I don't see any instructions, but I believe it "just works" if the USB
device is supported by the kernel. It certainly wasn't that hard to get
going last time I needed it, but I don't remember the details.

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