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by retiredipcop
Yesterday, 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

At my last test ax88179_178a has worked without problems as long the USB Port and Power Supply was stable. Have you tryed a powered hub between the IPFire and the Dongle? Blacklisting is possible like in other linux distributions. create a new file or add this line to a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ bla...
by retiredipcop
August 11th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

heh. Good point. Actually, I am only paying for 60Mbps down atm, so yeah, a USB 2.0 supporting 10/100 Mbps would be way more than adequate. I was just going by the hardware list this time. I might just go get a 2.0 dongle. So far, I've spent over $40 on these 2 dongles, and one more will add about $...
by retiredipcop
August 11th, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

Thanks Rodney. I have tried the module switch already with the first dongle. Even after I restarted the networking (as opposed to rebooting), it did not work. I think there may be parameters to pass to the module, or some other system configuration. That's what I meant by ramifications; I find that ...
by retiredipcop
August 10th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

So I ordered a new dongle, this time a Plugable brand adapter. It too has the exact same problem; it randomly drops the connection. There is another module, cdc_ether, which this (Plugable) adapter supposedly can use. See https://www.pcsuggest.com/best-usb-ethernet-adapter/. I am thinking it might b...
by retiredipcop
June 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

If it is using the same driver, I would think it is using a compatible chip to drive the device. It even identifies as the same USB make and model as the supported ones. I am wondering what would be different, such that one would work and the other not. But I don't know that much about these devices.
by retiredipcop
June 16th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 12
Views: 475

j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

[Updated this post 6-20-2019] Recently, I installed a j5create usb-ethernet device in my ipfire VM. Since doing so, the ipfire system intermittently crashes. I usually see a kernel message "nobody cared" -- since I originally posted this, I have seen this numerous times. When I tried the steps below...
by retiredipcop
April 14th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Addons
Topic: swatch mail service
Replies: 1
Views: 754

swatch mail service

The wiki indicates that swatch "most definitely" requires that a mail server such as postfix is running on ipfire box. Why can't swatch use a mailserver, say, behind the green interface? I don't see why that would run a huge risk. I already have email servers setup and configured and would rather no...
by retiredipcop
March 31st, 2016, 8:07 am
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Documentation on how to USE the IDS setup page
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Documentation on how to USE the IDS setup page

Deepcuts: Thanks for the overview. Much, much clearer now! I really don't run any services on the IPFire VM itself, other than dns cache and (maybe ntp?) for my local network. I'm mainly running it as a sort of general firewall to keep out unwanted traffic from the Internet (I'm actually on a wirele...
by retiredipcop
March 30th, 2016, 8:42 am
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Documentation on how to USE the IDS setup page
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Documentation on how to USE the IDS setup page

I get the fact that properly and effectively setting up SNORT/IDS requires some knowledge of how IDS work in general. But that is not the reason for this post. What I'd like is something that explains HOW TO USE the IDS setup page; I do not find it "intuitive" (whatever that means to the reader). It...
by retiredipcop
March 27th, 2016, 10:27 pm
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Observation on USB Wireless (IPfire in a VM)
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Observation on USB Wireless (IPfire in a VM)

I thought I should follow up with some info; perhaps the devs may find it interesting or useful. I have successfully set up IPFire (latest updates, etc) in a Virtualbox 5 (again, latest updates to VB) VM. It has been running without incident for a week or two, aside from occasional shutdowns due to ...