USB to RJ45 - Adding a 2nd port to Proxmox server

Saintflyer

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Hey, quick question. Hoping this is the correct place to address this. If not please let me know. I loaded up my first Proxmox server today on a HP EliteDesk 800 G6, used Rufus to format USB flashdrive with Proxmox 8. Installing was great no issues. I would like to add a 2nd 1gb RJ45 connection though. I purchased a TP-Link UE306 USB to RJ45 adaptor plugged into one of the USB ports on the EliteDesk and rebooted Proxmox. When it came up I checked the Networking tab and did not see it nor is it lighting up my adaptor or switch port.
Has anyone else tried this or had any luck adding a 2ns RJ45 port this way? If so what was the trick. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
-Saint
 
I would run commands like modinfo ax88179_178a, lsmod | grep ax88, lsusb, ip addr to see if the driver is supported and loaded and if the USB device is found.
 
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I would run commands like modinfo ax88179_178a, lsmod | grep ax88, lsusb, ip addr to see if the driver is supported and loaded and if the USB device is found.
Thanks for the quick reply, I was able to update the r8152.c rules, and rebooted. It loaded the correct realtek driver. Or correctly loaded it once I updated the /etc/udev/rules.d/50-usb-realtek-net.rules file. Great YouTube on it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAfPm2CxfI4
 
Then they switched the hardware, as the TP-Link website reports that a "AX88179" chipset is used.
 

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