Cabral
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Ethernet

Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:00 am

I just got a pi and did even think there was 2 different ones. Well I got one with out a RJ45 jack . Is there a way to add one if so where do I go about getting one . I am also getting the Raspberry PI B 512 here soon but I would like to mess about with this one.


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rpdom
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Re: Ethernet

Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:58 am

It sounds like you got the (cheaper) model A, instead of a model B.

You can't just add an RJ45 socket to the board as there is no driver chip for it on the "A".

You can use a cheapish USB-Ethernet adapter though (see the Verified Peripherals page on the Wiki - some of the really cheap ones are rubbish and can even crash a Pi). You will probably need a powered USB hub if you haven't already got one.

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Re: Ethernet

Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:19 pm

Can we add drivers to the chipset ? Can not be that hard I just need a ride socket .

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Re: Ethernet

Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:43 pm

It isn't just a case of software drivers. The actual chip (IC3) is not on the board (as well as several other components that it requires).

An external USB network interface is just as good and the only practical option - unless you are extremely good at soldering and de-soldering very tiny parts and can get hold of a LAN9512 chip and the correct sort of ethernet socket cheaply.

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Re: Ethernet

Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:40 pm

Cabral wrote:Can we add drivers to the chipset ? Can not be that hard I just need a ride socket .
You also need a ethernet contoller chip and a place to put it. Just get a USB hub and a usb to ethernet adapter.
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