On 11/27/05, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
> Are there any USB network cards (ethernet or wireless) that work with the
> 1.2 stable version of m0n0wall? I have a few small boxes I want to use and
> they have no PCI slot, and only 1 nic onboard. I plan to use these mostly
> for testing, so I only need m0n0 to find that "second" nic... I am fully
> expecting bursts of hysterical laughter, but I thought it was worth a try.
you're expecting the right response. :)
The USB NIC's that are supported are USB 1.1. I have one of these and
know they work:
But they're *SLOW*. LAN latency is about 5 ms with no load, and max
throughput is about 4 Mbps when the wind is blowing in the right
direction. :) When putting through about 4 Mb, LAN ping response
gets to be 100+ ms.
USB 1.1 networking really sucks, but that specific Linksys card should work.
There are other cards that should work, but none I've personally used.
The supported drivers in the m0n0wall generic PC kernel are:
# USB Ethernet, requires mii
device aue # ADMtek USB ethernet
device cue # CATC USB ethernet
device kue # Kawasaki LSI USB ethernet
a bit of googling should find cards that are supported by those
drivers, and check the FreeBSD 4.11 hardware list.