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I have a regular NIC and an USB to Ethernet Adapter. The NIC shows but the USB doesn't. How can I get this to work.

asked 26 Jun '12, 12:02

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What is your OS?

Windows

Might be a problem with WinPcap. See here: http://www.winpcap.org/pipermail/winpcap-bugs/2010-March/001183.html

Try to reload WinPcap, after you inserted the USB network adapter.

net stop npf
net start npf
tshark -D

RESULT: It did work on my system. tshark -D gave this list of adapters.

Before NPF reload:

C:\tshark.exe -D
1. \Device\NPF_{FC8FD6A2-584E-4704-BAEB-C2C20949ED42} (Microsoft)
2. \Device\NPF_{9B364CD5-BFFD-4611-BF48-C2DD180A346C} (VMware Virtual Ethernet A
dapter)
3. \Device\NPF_{21E03ED5-DF15-4BA5-BEC0-22BBC44A8C23} (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabi
t Ethernet Driver)

After NPF reload:

C:\tshark.exe -D
1. \Device\NPF_{FC8FD6A2-584E-4704-BAEB-C2C20949ED42} (Microsoft)
2. \Device\NPF_{9B364CD5-BFFD-4611-BF48-C2DD180A346C} (VMware Virtual Ethernet A
dapter)
3. \Device\NPF_{21E03ED5-DF15-4BA5-BEC0-22BBC44A8C23} (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabi
t Ethernet Driver)
4. \Device\NPF_{94C00E60-0B0F-4F07-92FD-32252EF744AB} (USB2.0 to Gigabit Etherne
t Adapter)

If that does not work, chances are good, that your adapter is not supported.

Linux

Should work if you can see the interface with ifconfig -a. If it does not work, please post the output of lsusb.

MacOS

Don't know. I guess the same as with Linux.

Regards
Kurt

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answered 26 Jun '12, 13:44

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Kurt Knochner ♦
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wikified 28 Jun '12, 01:45

On just about any UN*X, it should work if you can see the interface with ifconfig -a, although the way you'd look for it if you can't see the interface with ifconfig -a differs from OS to OS.

(26 Jun '12, 14:57) Guy Harris ♦♦
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