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« on: April 14, 2010, 07:09:07 pm »
I have one usb-ethernet dongle. Its based on pegasus chip.
Working flawlessly under cacko, zubuntu, ubuntu and off course most of windooze.

But recently i got new batch of these and suprise! New ones are based on different chip.
They look similar but have two chips (supereal sr9600 and sr8200) instead of one pegasus II (adm8511) chip.

And ubuntu does not recognize them.

On CD shipped with those dongles are some source code for linux.
Can any one tell if those have chance to work under standard netwalker installation?
Directory with files is zipped and attached to this post.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 08:51:47 am »
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I have one usb-ethernet dongle. Its based on pegasus chip.
Working flawlessly under cacko, zubuntu, ubuntu and off course most of windooze.

But recently i got new batch of these and suprise! New ones are based on different chip.
They look similar but have two chips (supereal sr9600 and sr8200) instead of one pegasus II (adm8511) chip.

And ubuntu does not recognize them.

On CD shipped with those dongles are some source code for linux.
Can any one tell if those have chance to work under standard netwalker installation?
Directory with files is zipped and attached to this post.


Grrr.... I tried to compile that driver on my own but without success.

I have stepped on that:
http://21500.net/?p=616
and from there that: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=483189

No success.
My kernel version is: 2.6.28-15-araneo.

Is there a way to compile that module or a way to update kernet to new version (i have read that in newer versions that module is compiled by default)?

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 07:40:24 pm »
Finally solved.
I have downloaded module from here: http://www.meworks.net/userfile/24247/dm9601-Linux2.6_1.tar (attached also to this post).
It compiles without complaining.

I have added a line in dm9601.h:
DM9601_DEV( "SUNRISE USB Ethernet", 0x0fe6, 0x8101,
      DEFAULT_GPIO_RESET )

Then:
make
copy dm9601.ko into apropriate directory
then depmod -a
and plug your dongle
It should work straight away. But mine didnt. After reviewing ifconfig -a i found that dongle did not have mac address assigned.
So simple ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55 and dhclient made all work flawlessly.

I attached source code from manufacturers page.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 07:53:00 pm »
here is my compiled module and changed source file.
I think there is necessary to install some packages to default netwalker installation
apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

but with files attached it should be easy to launch that dongle.

And whats important. That module should work for zubuntu on zaurus. I will try it if I will have an opportunity.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 09:19:28 am »
OK, finally I won the battle.
I did this through the money. I just bought different dongle.
So in short words:
Beware of davilex dm9601 aka sr9600 chipset.
Pegasus one (ADM Tek 851x) or asix one are working fine.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 10:07:57 am »
Thanks for the info ptoki!

Much appreciated.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 11:02:50 am »
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Thanks for the info ptoki!

Much appreciated.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 01:56:05 pm »
How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2011, 01:58:37 pm by dougeeebear »
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 07:37:53 am »
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How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.
First check name and box. From there go to manufacturer page and download drivers. Check them for linux one and see which module is there.
So for example:
chipset name is adm851x then module is pegasus
chipset name asix module is asix

beware of chipsets sr9600 dm9600 and they comarades: dm9601 and similar.

If you can then save yourself a problem and go to local electronics mall (media markt, saturn in europe, radioshack and similar in USA) and look for those, If it is possible open the box and on the bottom of dongle you can see chip. In most cases there is a sticker but it can be safely peeled of.

I can tel that gembird dongles are made with adm and asix chipsets.

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011, 09:55:08 am »
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Quote from: dougeeebear
How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.
First check name and box. From there go to manufacturer page and download drivers. Check them for linux one and see which module is there.
So for example:
chipset name is adm851x then module is pegasus
chipset name asix module is asix

beware of chipsets sr9600 dm9600 and they comarades: dm9601 and similar.

If you can then save yourself a problem and go to local electronics mall (media markt, saturn in europe, radioshack and similar in USA) and look for those, If it is possible open the box and on the bottom of dongle you can see chip. In most cases there is a sticker but it can be safely peeled of.

I can tel that gembird dongles are made with adm and asix chipsets.
Thanks for taking the time to compile all that information, I appreciate it.
GeekStuff4U cancelled my order for the NetWalker PC-T1 claiming it is out of stock, so I don't know if I'll be getting one now.
Their price was half of what Conics wants, and I don't think it's worth that much.
It's hard to say what I might do.

Regards, Doug
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2011, 06:01:39 pm »
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How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.
First check name and box. From there go to manufacturer page and download drivers. Check them for linux one and see which module is there.
So for example:
chipset name is adm851x then module is pegasus
chipset name asix module is asix

beware of chipsets sr9600 dm9600 and they comarades: dm9601 and similar.

If you can then save yourself a problem and go to local electronics mall (media markt, saturn in europe, radioshack and similar in USA) and look for those, If it is possible open the box and on the bottom of dongle you can see chip. In most cases there is a sticker but it can be safely peeled of.

I can tel that gembird dongles are made with adm and asix chipsets.
Thanks for taking the time to compile all that information, I appreciate it.
GeekStuff4U cancelled my order for the NetWalker PC-T1 claiming it is out of stock, so I don't know if I'll be getting one now.
Their price was half of what Conics wants, and I don't think it's worth that much.
It's hard to say what I might do.

Regards, Doug

If you ever get any linux mobile device then that information is still useful.
I tried to use that davicom dongle on my laptop and it was behaving similarly as on netwalker.

I know that netwalker is pretty expensive but if you cant find any other nifty device then go for it.  
I dont regret that

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 07:45:21 pm »
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 07:49:17 pm by dougeeebear »
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