Enable support for RNDIS Ethernet devices in the Linux kernel


Use make menuconfig (or linux-menuconfig when using Buildroot) to invoke the kernel configuration wizard. Then, enable the following modules under Device Drivers, Network device support, USB Network Adapters

  • Multi-purpose USB Networking Framework
  • CDC Ethernet support
  • Host for RNDIS and ActiveSync devices

Host for RNDIS and ActiveSync devices

If the device you’re using provides an IP address using DHCP, there’s a bug in some Linux kernel versions that hinders obtaining an IP address from the device. You might want to patch or upgrade the kernel.

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