How to configure a usb device

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Oct 23 16:20:50 UTC 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 04:56:50PM +0800, Sun Zongjun-E5739C wrote:
> Hi, all
> I want to use a usb network interface on FreeBSD6.1 as well as I use it
> I am a newbie to FreeBSD. How can I know whether my FreeBSD can support
> this devices like Linux?

You need to know what chipset is in your USB Ethernet device.

A cursory search through the ethernet drivers[1] turns up the following

aue(4):  ADMtek AN986 Pegasus chipset
axe(4):  ASIX Electronics AX88172 chipset
cue(4):  Computer Access Technology Corporation's USB-EL1210A chipset
kue(4):  Kawasaki LSI KL5KLUSB101B chipset
rue(4):  RealTek RTL8150 chip
udav(4): Davicom DM9601 chipset

As others have said, check your 'dmesg' and 'usbdevs' output if you can
find any of these devices.


[1]: zgrep -l "USB Ether" /usr/share/man/man4/if_* 
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