I’ve followed the guide below to enable the USB Gadget in Ethernet emulation but when i connect this to my Windows 10 and Windows 7 PC’s it doesn’t get detected, i see some people have driver issues but i don’t even see and unrecognized hardware device in windows device manager.
any help would be appreciated, could this be a hardware fault?
It’s quite possible that whatever editor you used on Windows could have done horrible things to the cmdline.txt file ( config.txt is a bit more resilient ), might be worth double checking. Also, did you flash the SD card yourself, or use an out of the box NOOBS?
When I plug mine in (Windows 10) I see it in “Devices and Printers” under the heading “Unspecified”
I have consulted with the oracle (@RogueM that is) and he suggested it could be USB3. I tried it in a USB3 port directly and while it showed up in my devices list, I couldn’t connect t it. Worth mentioning, anyway.
my suggestion would be to try through a USB2 hub, preferably externally powered, and see if that makes any difference… obviously not a very practical solution depending on your goal, but that may shed some lights on the cause of the issue.
Thanks for the suggestion i will try this tonight, although i have already tried connecting the PiZero to the main PSU and then connecting the USB OTG to the PC on a USB2.0 port so this should eliminate and lack of power issues.
I’ll do as suggested and report back and thanks you for all the support.
[EDIT] one thing i haven’t tried is a different SD Card as this one was supplied and appears to boot fine when i use a keyboard and monitor with the Pi so i will try a different one as well
I am just trying it now and the adafruit instructions are more comprehensive.
What I would do is use noobs to set everything back to default and edit those files on the pi.
That is what I am doing now as apols about your woes but thanks for posting as being able to set it up as g_ether and not have to bother with a usb_ethernet is a great tool.
PS how old is the pi as have you done an rpi-update & the apt-get update - apt-get upgrade, to make sure everything is the latest?
At this point, I think you’ve got us all at a loss. We’re not going to geek our way out of this one :D
One last thing; have you managed to get any USB devices (mouse/keyboard) to work when connected to the Pi Zeros USB port and booted up connected to a screen? (I’m making the assumption that you have adaptors here, if not skip ahead).
If no, and all else fails, drop a line to email@example.com referencing this thread and they’ll sort you out.
That’s extremely odd. It would seem to suggest that there’s a fault on the sense/ID line, a dry joint or something, which I guess could happen! Can’t help but feel we’re missing something silly, but I suppose this stuff happens.