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I want to try running a direct connection between my server and renderer pc's. The server has only one ethernet port so have bought a usb network port. It doesnt show up in the network page but does show up as a Realtek USB 10/100/1000 LAN 001000001 on the usb connections. How best to get this to work?
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tried to find some solutions on the web but so far no dice. All I can add is that lsusb returns this

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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(13-Apr-2019, 08:51 AM) frednork Wrote: tried to find some solutions on the web but so far no dice. All I can add is that lsusb returns this

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Snakeoil is using a strip down kernel, hence no USB driver support.

Can you give me the model of the USB adaptor? I'll generate a new kernel for you to try later tonight.
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(13-Apr-2019, 11:34 AM) agent_kith Wrote:
(13-Apr-2019, 08:51 AM) frednork Wrote: tried to find some solutions on the web but so far no dice. All I can add is that lsusb returns this

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Snakeoil is using a strip down kernel, hence no USB driver support.

Can you give me the model of the USB adaptor? I'll generate a new kernel for you to try later tonight. 


The adapter is listed here https://www.msy.com.au/vic/mitcham/gigab...cable.html 
Am happy to source a different one if there is native support. The other option is M.2 port. I looked for an intel based M.2 network card but couldn't find one. Again, happy to source one of those if you can recommend something which might work out of the box.
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(13-Apr-2019, 02:48 PM) frednork Wrote: The adapter is listed here https://www.msy.com.au/vic/mitcham/gigab...cable.html 
Am happy to source a different one if there is native support. The other option is M.2 port. I looked for an intel based M.2 network card but couldn't find one. Again, happy to source one of those if you can recommend something which might work out of the box. 

Snakeoil is all about the power of choice, so I'm simply the facilitator Big Grin . At the end of the day, every audiophile has to explore and f ind their own idea what the best sound is.

We'll try USB first, then a M.2 Wifi if you want to explore that. Wifi requires some manual configuration as the Snakeoil GUI don't have support for that yet. But it's relatively straightforward and I can walk you through that.

Will let you know when I have a USB kernel ready. Not actually sure of why and how, but the latest Windows update has seriously screwed up my PC and lappy. When it gets serious it'll take me 1 hour before the keyboard starts working again.

Really wish I can put this kernel thing on a cloud server. Snakeoil users can then fill in a form, hit compile and the system will send you an email with the download links when the kernel and ISO are ready.. Big Grin
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USB kernel now built. Go to the kernels thread, and download the usbnet edition. This is OK because you are using a second PC as the player. But for others, if you are using this kernel on a PC with a USB DAC, make sure you connect your USB dongle on a different USB HUB as your DAC.

One more NIC on board = one more interrupt the CPU need to service. While the impact to the RT nature of Snakeoil shouldn't be impacted by much, it's still not an ideal setup. If you can, run the cyclic test (with music playing) with a single network vs 2 network and see if they are the same. Anything less than 10,000 will be fine (but the lower the better).

Might I interest you in a VLANed network with inter-VLAN routing? Big Grin The missus has NFI what I'm on about, but to me this is the best thing ever.  [Image: bled1.gif]

Problem is finding the right equipment - Ubiquiti/Unifi is over rated, HP isn't as good sounding, TP-Link is slow.
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(16-Apr-2019, 03:36 PM) agent_kith Wrote: USB kernel now built. Go to the kernels thread, and download the usbnet edition. This is OK because you are using a second PC as the player. But for others, if you are using this kernel on a PC with a USB DAC, make sure you connect your USB dongle on a different USB HUB as your DAC.

One more NIC on board = one more interrupt the CPU need to service. While the impact to the RT nature of Snakeoil shouldn't be impacted by much, it's still not an ideal setup. If you can, run the cyclic test (with music playing) with a single network vs 2 network and see if they are the same. Anything less than 10,000 will be fine (but the lower the better).

Might I interest you in a VLANed network with inter-VLAN routing? Big Grin The missus has NFI what I'm on about, but to me this is the best thing ever.  [Image: bled1.gif]

Problem is finding the right equipment - Ubiquiti/Unifi is over rated, HP isn't as good sounding, TP-Link is slow.


Thanks for doing this but unfortunately the nic doesnt show up.
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(16-Apr-2019, 06:29 PM) frednork Wrote: Thanks for doing this but unfortunately the nic doesnt show up. 

Might have to manually set it up. Run something like the following:
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ifconfig eth1 up


The name could be different. Generate a diagnostics file, and send it over to me to have a look.
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(16-Apr-2019, 09:24 PM) agent_kith Wrote:
(16-Apr-2019, 06:29 PM) frednork Wrote: Thanks for doing this but unfortunately the nic doesnt show up. 

Might have to manually set it up. Run something like the following:
Code:
ifconfig eth1 up


The name could be different. Generate a diagnostics file, and send it over to me to have a look. 


have sent file
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Problem is here:
Code:
[Tue Apr 16 20:24:05 2019] r8152 2-1.7:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown version 0x6010
[Tue Apr 16 20:24:05 2019] r8152 2-1.7:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown Device


I'll do some further digging later and see if I can find a solution. Kernel hacking here I go again.. :D
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