[Freedombox-discuss] Introducing the MK802 FreedomStick

Rob van der Hoeven robvanderhoeven at ziggo.nl
Tue Sep 11 07:56:33 UTC 2012

> > I am thinking in the same direction. A combination of an OpenWRT router
> > and a MK802. The best way to do this is by using the USB-OTG port. If
> > this port is put in device-mode you can load the Ethernet-gadget kernel
> > driver. This driver turns the MK802 USB-OTG port into an USB-Ethernet
> > device. If you then connect the MK802 to the USB port of an OpenWRT
> > router it will be detected as an Ethernet interface.

> Interesting idea. In other words, the MK802 _does_ have Ethernet :-)

No! Communication with an USB-OTG device uses (of course) USB cables,
not Ethernet cables. Using USB-OTG is *at the moment* not supported by
the kernel, its a theoretical possibility.

You can use an USB-Ethernet adapter. This is a hardware device that does
have an Ethernet connector. An USB-Ethernet adapter costs about $20.
(The Ethernet-gadget driver costs you nothing and will be faster than
100 Mbps)


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