• I have a Raspberry Pi (1B).
  • It's running OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker - 14.07, r42625).
  • There's an Insignia USB3.0-Gigabit Ethernet adapter (NS-PU98635) plugged in.
  • I can't find the driver for that NS-PU98635 adapter.

Can anybody please help me find the NS-PU98635's driver for OpenWRT on my Raspberry Pi 1B?


Insignia doesn't explicitly support linux. They also don't seem to list the chipset used in the adapter in the downloadable documentation (bummer!).

While it may not work, I wouldn't be surprised if they use the same chipset as startech. So try the drivers listed on their page version V1.14.4 for kernel 2.6.25 or newer. Post back how it goes.

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  • Ok. I DL the file straight from my RPi with wget. I haven't compiled anything in a long time. Is there a specific folder to put this zip file? And is the command something like make install (filename).c? Oh, and do I have to install a package to unzip the file? – Rhyknowscerious May 19 '16 at 18:11
  • Unnzip the file to some temp location, doesn't really matter where. cd into the folder that is created after you unzip. run make then when it finishes, sudo make install. Reboot the machine (this may not be necessary but won't hurt). Plug in the device and see if it is recognized. – user1794469 May 19 '16 at 18:19
  • Dang, I can't find a unzip utility anywhere - not even with opkg. Is there a cli utility to unzip files on OpenWRT? – Rhyknowscerious May 19 '16 at 18:24
  • I can't even mount a usb drive to the RPi and transfer files that way with mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk0 /folder – Rhyknowscerious May 19 '16 at 18:50
  • Do you not have root/sudo? – user1794469 May 19 '16 at 18:56

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