Subject: Re: USB Ethernet interface
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/19/1999 01:20:40
Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 1999 01:09:59 +0200
> Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com> 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? :-)
Not really, it only means that they have put string descriptors in the device.
I can send you a program to dump all the descriptors in it and then I can tell
you what kind of animal it is.