Subject: Re: USB Ethernet interface
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/18/1999 16:12:35
On Wed, 19 May 1999 01:09:59 +0200 
 Lennart Augustsson <> wrote:

 > > ugen0 at uhub0 port 1
 > > ugen0: ATEN Inc. USB-Ethernet, rev 1.00/0.02, addr 3
 > >
 > > I'm trying to get docs out of ATEN, but does anyone know if USB-Ethernet
 > > is standardized at all?
 > Yes, it is.  It's in the com class spec (which is the union of umpteen wildly
 > different
 > things).  It looks reasonably simple to write a driver for.  BUT, when I last
 > looked
 > at Ethernet adapters there were none that followed the standard.  :-(
 > Good luck in getting the info from ATEN; many of these companies seem
 > paranoid about telling you anything.
 > If you do get the specs I'll be happy to help in the driver implementation.

Well, it's worth noting that it called it USB-Ethernet, even though the
ATEN product ID for this device isn't in the usbdevs database... is that
promising?  :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>