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Google's "Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast"

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By SGH-i200, Senior Member on 30th January 2017, 05:42 PM
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Has anyone tried to use Google's "Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast" (combined power and OTG Ethernet adapter, 2 meters of cable, Realtek R8152 chipset)?

Originally Posted by Averix

plugging in the Chromecast ethernet/power combo into the Nexus 5 will charge, but is not recognized as an ethernet network.

Sure the Kernel has to support USB Host Mode + External Power at the same time, like Timur's USB host kernel and others do.

But maybe a driver is missing?

the Chromecast kernel includes only one driver (asix.ko / USB_NET_AX8817X), but that supports a large family of ASIX parts (AX88xxx), and is very common today. if you search for "USB AX88179" in Amazon/Newegg/Google/wherever, you should be able to locate something cheap.
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'Ethernet adapter for Chromecast' uses the Realtek R8152 chipset

The Chromecast kernel includes only one driver (asix.ko / USB_NET_AX8817X)

This seems not to be true. The original 'Ethernet adapter for Chromecast' by Google uses the Realtek R8152 chipset says this raspberry user:

[email protected]:~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8152 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[email protected]:~ $ lsusb -t
/:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=dwc_otg/1p, 480M
    |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=r8152, 480M
[email protected]:~ $ iperf -c
Client connecting to, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 43.8 KByte (default)
[  3] local port 48478 connected with port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   112 MBytes  94.2 Mbits/sec
Which N7'13 kernel has the drivers for the Realtek R8152 included? How can I find out?

The Realtek RTL8152BN-CG 10/100M Ethernet controller combines an IEEE 802.3u compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), USB bus controller, and embedded memory. A linear regulator (LDO) is incorporated for reduced BOM cost.

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