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LinuxDevices.com: USB-to-Ethernet Linux driver supports plug & play

Mar 22, 2000, 06:11 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"smartBridges announced the release of its Linux software driver for the smartNIC USB networking adapter. This brings the benefits of Hot Plug & Play and simplicity of USB to the Linux users. The driver has been tested successfully with all major distributions of Linux -- Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux, Mandrake, and EasyLinux. These tests were performed with Notebook and desktop computers from all major manufacturers to provide the compatibility assurance and peace of mind for the users."

"The Linux driver for the smartNIC Plug & Play Network Adapter bridges Linux networking stack with the recently developed USB software stack. It integrates the hot-plug feature of USB into the Linux networking framework, allowing the system to bring up networking support on-the-fly. In addition, the driver also automatically updates the network configuration, making the system network-enabled and ready to use. This is a big step forward for mobile networking on Linux and a major milestone for both smartBridges and the Linux community."

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