Hey guys, first time poster here.
First off Happy New Year to all!
I'm trying to turn an old laptop into a "router" with one PCI GB ethernet and one USB GB ethernet (FTTH).
I was wondering, is there any IMG/ISO with USB Ethernet drivers? I know we can compile it, but frankly, I don't really have about 52 million years to do it, especially since my USB card is a very common model (an USB3 Realtek 1GB, IIRC the drivers are 8353 or something).
I've tried creating another network to just DHCP into my existing network and download everything, but even that doesn't work, it doesn't even get an IP. Even when I tried to change the default static IP from .1 to .X, it was horrible, it never worked, unless I do everything from host using a french keyboard with an US layout, I can't do much and it's starting to really test my patience.
Also, the wiki doesn't help that much. I don't want to spend decades installing everything piece by piece with an unchangeable keyboard layout, especially since this thing does not seem as functional as I've been led to believe. (Needing to vi just to change the IP because the webinterface works if it feels like it is a BIG no-no, why even have a webinterface at all, then?)
I have the ext4 version, because the squash one was basically unusable and I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemies.
I wonder tho, I know for a fact that I'm not the only one using USB cards to make "routers", is making one IMG with the required USB drivers forbidden by some deities I've never heard of?
Must be, because nowadays, not many people lack space for a few drivers, especially when talking about x86 ones that basically every single distro (even my Android phones work with this card) in the Universe has. I'm not even asking for all of them obviously, just the most common ones. Or an easier way to actually install and use them, like in automatically.
I could rant on for hours on this subject, but I think you got the jist of it.
Thanks in advance for any help. Also, I'm sorry for the rant, I'm about to have a nervous breakdown :(.