Powering reach base station via POE

I have an injector from wifi-texas.com that I cut the end off and soldered onto a DF13 for power, and was thinking it would be trivial to do the networking via a cheap 10/100 USB adapter. The one I bought shows up in dmesg when I plug it in as:

[ 989.701814] pmic_ccsm pmic_ccsm: USB VBUS Detected. Notifying OTG driver
[ 989.964492] usb 1-1: new full-speed USB device number 2 using dwc3-host
[ 989.985297] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0fe6, idProduct=9700
[ 989.985328] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 989.985350] usb 1-1: Product: USB 2.0 10/100M Ethernet Adaptor

and doing lsusb reveals:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0fe6:9700 Kontron (Industrial Computer Source / ICS Advent) DM9601 Fast Ethernet Adapter

But alas - I don’t think reach’s latest kernel has the dm9601 kernel module. Anyway you guys could include that or tell me how to build a copy? I found this link:

But that module doesn’t seem to work I think because it was built for Debian rather than Yocto or whatever reach is using.

Alternatively - can anyone recommend a USB OTG ethernet dongle that is already supported and will just work out of the box?


We’ve had a chance to test it with D-Link DUB-E100 and ThinkPad’s USB3.0-Ethernet adapters. Those seem to work fine. I think getting one of these is a much easier solution than building a kernel module for Edison.

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