The Chumby hacker board does not have Ethernet capability built in, but its very easy to add! We have found that ASIX AX88772 chipset modules work. Note that many dongles probably won't work - if you have one kicking around you can try it but don't be surprised when it is not recognized!

<if you know of an adapter that does/doesn't work, you should post it here>

Linksys USB300M works (uses ASIX AX88772 chipset)

Apple USB 10/100 Ethernet adapter (ASIX AX88772) works fine

Plugable USB 10/100 works (another ASIX AX88772 based adapter).

Plug-in Ethernet

Get started by plugging in your USB-Ethernet adapter
You can run ifconfig to verify all is OK


If you have DHCP running on your router, you can just run dhclient eth0 to get going

You'll need to remount root so that dhclient can edit it
Wait a bit, you should be able to ping!
When you're done, be tidy and remount / as read only, k?

Without DHCP

If you don't have DHCP or you want to pick your own IP address, simply run ifconfig on eth0 to set the ip address. Don't forget to set your default route as well!
If you need to, set up your resolv.conf so that you have one or two DNS servers in there.
When you're done, be tidy and remount / as read only, k?

This guide was first published on Dec 12, 2012. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Ethernet) was last updated on Oct 25, 2012.

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