Kawasaki LSI KL5KUSB100 USB to Ethernet 1-Chip Controller
The Driver
We've developed a Linux driver for the NetGear EA101 USB to Ethernet Adapter (here's the case and guts). We have only one unit to test it against, so we do not know if it will work with more than one unit attached to the same machine. This device, and a number of others, are based on the Kawasaki LSI KL5KUSB100 USB to Ethernet 1-Chip Controller.

Bug Reports
Please submit bugs at the SourceForge Bug Tracking page.

A number of people have been testing the driver and submitting bug reports and patches. Some people are just submitting "it crashes" as the bug report. Please include the output of `dmesg` and your kernel .config file, as well as a description of what happened. Include an oops report, is there is one. This will help us determine where the problem is. You may also wish to provide the crash output and any relevant parts of /var/log/messages. Thanks for helping us make this driver!

The driver is available in source form at http://sourceforge.net/projects/kaweth. We have been testing it using the usb-uhci and uhci USB host adapter drivers. We would greatly appreciate anyone with an OHCI machine sending us your results.

Michael Rothwell obtained the firmware and programming information from
Joel Silverman of KLSI, who had previously supplied the same information for a BSD driver.
Bill Paul who wrote the BSD driver.
Michael Zappe wrote the Linux driver
Sam Coles, who is currently maintaining it, and recently updated it and submitted a patch against 2.4.2.

We would like to especially thank Joel Silverman, who provided all of the information we needed very quickly, with redistribution rights, and no hassle.

From: Joel Silverman [mailto:xxx@xxx.xxx]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 12:54 PM
To: Michael Rothwell
Subject: Re: USB to Ethernet

Hi Mike,

This should be everything that you need and then some. This is
confidential to Kawasaki so please do not distribute this package but
you are free to post and use any drivers that you develop. You are
also free to use the firmware and download routines as well.

Please let me know how you make out.



There is no support for this driver. Good luck. However, if you have any problems with the driver, please email one of us with as much information as you can provide. Simply saying, "it doesn't work" will get your message deleted. Providing actual error messages, and a description of your setup, and perhaps the stuff from `dmesg` might get the problem fixed.

That's funny. No implied or express, or rhyming, or any other kind of warranty if provided. It might kill your dog if you use it, and that would be your problem. It works for us.