ASIX AX88178 and Windows 32 Bit Driver


#1

Hi I have a windows 2003 server with 3 interfaces all VLAN’d. All works cool except the new interface, ASIX AX88178 .

Now I wonder if driver related as I can’t find a 32 bit driver for windows 2003 server.

I can ping the interface on the machine but not from any other machine in same VLAN and IP subnet.

Thanks

Tony


#2

Hi Tony,

Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I have bad news.

Drivers are no problem. Windows Server 2003 shares the same driver architecture as Windows XP. Let us know if you have any problem with the XP 32-bit drivers for the ASIX AX88178 from here: http://www.asix.com.tw/FrootAttach/dr…

But the VLAN setup is a more fundamental issue. The AX88178 chipset and driver does not support assigning the adapter to a particular VLAN.

It sounds like that might be essential functionality for what you’re trying to do. We never want customers stuck with hardware that won’t work for their needs. A return for a full refund is no problem.

If you’re within 30 days, just visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/orc/returns/…

And if it’s past 30 days, just email support@plugable.com and reference this thread. We’ll be able to take care of you.

Again, my apologies and thanks for asking so it’s clear what’s happening.
Bernie


#3

Hi

Thank you for your email.

i have done some testing and its not a VLAN problem as its a seperate NIC so I am not expecting the card to be VLAN aware.

I have 5 of these NIC’s all work on straight Windows 2003 server fine, its when the Windows 2003 Server is a virtual machine on Citrix XEN server.

While Citrix sees the USB NIC and I see it in the Windows 2003 Server VM and can set the IP, I can ping the interface from within the VM but Cirtix wont pass the traffic to the switch so i conclude that Citrix XEN Server is not compatible with the NIC which is shame as I like the NIC.

I looked in XEN server with xcsconsole and looked and it see’s it but unlike the Intel NIC It see’s it as “unknown”

I will buy a few Intel USB NIC’s if I can find them. I’ll keep these for other uses.

Thanks

Tony


#4

Hi Tony - Thanks for letting us know!


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