Well now... I just got my Audrey, and I've been trying to get her up on the network so I can get the updates.
I started with a LinkSys USB10TX... It looks like the USB10T, only with RED border around the ethernet socket. Big mistake. Pegasus chip.
So I take that one back to Best Buy, hoping that I could find something else to experiment on. I found the lovely 'widdle-iddy-biddy) adapter. No, that doesn't work either. Couldn't even figure out what chip was in it, cause the sucker is glued shut.
So, I got onto amazon.com and ordered me a USB10T, hoping that what everyone said was true, that most of these work. Plugged in, fake driver, connected... but could not read the EEPROM. Reason? Pegasus chip.
So I get on the ADMtek website to get the EEPROM flash utilities. I was tired of buying and returning these things. Can't do that either. Reason? Chip is labeled 986 -- ADMTek makes the 985, 985B... NO 986 (does anyone know what the hell THAT means?)
What I've learned from this experience:
1.) I hate pegasus. If I even see a picture of even the mystical creature from which the chip is named, I'll scream.
2.) USB10T has different chips, so its a crapshoot if you order one. Don't order from Amazon.com. I think the reason for this is that BroadCom bought out the company that makes the secondary chip, and so the USB10T is altered.
3.) I've ordered a EA101. This is my last hope. If this doesn't work, I'll hang myself with the complimentary 5' cable that comes in the package.
Of course, I might just order one of those pre-configured EA101C's on Ebay. Or does anyone out there tired of their Audrey and want to help this poor, stupid, frustrated, non-Linux-but-learning fool out?
Just some advice to anyone just starting out who doesn't want to end up walking the same path with me.
I'm going to post a follow up, with a question. But for now: BEWARE THE USB10T!!!
"Everything that can be invented already has been" --US Patent Office, 1889