[CentOS] New USB ethernet adapter

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Jun 27 17:05:08 UTC 2008

I got a new USB ethernet adapter from ebay, the ad said RealTek chipset, 
so I thought I would chance it.

Well, my 5.2 system does not recognize the USB device.  At all.  What do 
I need to do?

I checked the driver CD and the XP driver directory's .inf file has the 

; ASIX AX88172 USB2 to Fast Ethernet Adapter            *
;                                *
; Copyright 2001-2003, ASIX Electronics Corporation        *
; Version:
Signature  = "$Windows NT$"
CatalogFile = ax88172xp.cat
Class      = Net
ClassGUID  = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider   = %ASIX%
;LayoutFile = layout.inf
DriverVer = 05/22/2003,
%ASIX%   = USB
ExcludeFromSelect = USB\VID_0B95&PID_1720
%AX88172.DeviceDesc% = AX88172.Ndi,USB\VID_0B95&PID_1720
; Win98 main sections                        *
AddReg   = AX88172.Reg, AX88172.Con.Reg    ;, AX88172.Params
DeviceID = USB\VID_0B95&PID_1720

How can I tell if this is a RealTek chipset and more importantly, 
getting it working?

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