Device is the Lenovo ThinkCentre M720Q
Onboard Intel NIC and Dell Intel I3250-T4 ethernet in OpenWrt are not working.
This is a new flash so nothing has been configured.
I seem to have the issue of device "eth0 entered promiscuous mode".
Cant even connect to it via
desktop --> ethernet cable --> onboard lan or pcie lan.
Nothing network has been configured or changed.
They worked fine in windows 11.
Even show up yellow and green in the grub menu until OpenWrt boots.
Try Support for RTL838x based managed switches - #574 by musashino
I know you had the image builder up and running, try adding the package required for I3250-T4 support.
The motherboards ethernet port is working so I can't even ssh into it via ethernet cable between the m720q and my desktop.
Is it by chance possible to mount a usb stick on openwrt via cli and installing the package with opkg on cli?
I really don't want to have to rebuild and flash if possible.
If there's no network connectivity, and you only got console access, I'd pull the drive, add the packages required, by copying them to it.
Don't think the packages for flash storage are included in the std image.
You could also try some random USB ethernet dongle, you might get lucky.
An x86 with more than one Ethernet port defaults to eth0 being wan, eth1 being lan, and any additional ports are unassigned. Until they are assigned, those generally will stay down even the link light will not come on with a cable plugged in.
Use the console to edit /etc/config/network so that eth0 is lan.
Also eth0 is not guaranteed to be the motherboard port, in some systems the ports on an add-in card will enumerate first. Use
dmesg | more and / or
dmesg | grep "eth" to examine the boot log for any eth ports having drivers attach.
USB drives with FAT, ext, or f2fs filesystems should be supported in a release build. They will need to be mounted by running mount manually.
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