Author Topic: Can I add extra ethernet port ?  (Read 3334 times)

remus

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Can I add extra ethernet port ?
« on: December 30, 2013, 07:57:33 pm »
Hi all,

Can I add an extra ethernet port to the cubieboard ? I'd probably want to do it to the cubieboard 3.

Because I'd like to use the cubieboard as a file server for my office network, attached to a sata hard drive. If it had an extra ethernet port I could hook it up directly to a second cubieboard that was acting as a backup server for the first, and bypassing my regular network.

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Re: Can I add extra ethernet port ?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 08:53:17 am »
I have been asking for a multi-port ethernet addon so that I can build a router!  And no such animal.  Yet.

Consider implementing VLAN tagging.  It is often found under discussions of 'one arm routers'.  With that you put a simple switch in and your backup ssytem works to your main system over VLAN tag 2.  Regular traffic is untagged.


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Re: Can I add extra ethernet port ?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 11:43:02 pm »
why not? just buy USB-Ethernet controller, it will work flawlessly.

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Re: Can I add extra ethernet port ?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 06:10:48 am »
In a word:

Performance