I have an embedded device running busybox on an ARM 7 processor. How would I go about using a USB -> Ethernet adapter for network connectivity? Currently I only have a serial console.

The system sees the USB device with lsusb, but nothing shows up in ifconfig. I suspect the drivers aren't loaded.

What is the easiest way to get this working?

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    more info about the devices, uname -a, is it something you compile your own kernel / drivers for, ...? Dec 3, 2018 at 19:42

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Use lsusb get the device id, e.g. 138a:0017. Then look up the Linux drivers that support that device id for your architecture. Follow the instructions with said drivers. Reboot.

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