I have a RockPi 4b running Arabian with Ubuntu bionic. I mainly use the board to contact it online over ssh/vnc/rdp to work in spyder and texmaker. Quite often the connection is slow however. Therefore I am thinking of changing the system such that i can just bring it on the road and connect it using a local network with the usbc cable outlet of the iPad and a USB port on the rockpi. The reason i would like to connect over a cable is speed and not having to use the WiFi so that both devices can still easily connect to a WiFi network for internet access. I have found many solutions where iPads are connected to raspberry pi’s. These solutions all have various forms, could anyone here please suggest me what the ‘ best’ solution would be in terms of ease of configuration and stability?
What i’ ve found so far:
I’m trying to create a usb0 network interface for my rockpi 4 for my bionic image to connect to.
I’ve found numerous guides for raspberry but they all involve configuration files that don’t exist.
I’ve also found a guide for armbian (which is where i’m on). This guide however also doesn’t work.
first of all the file /etc/modules is empty
whenever i reboot no usb0 interface will come online.
Sudo ifconfig -a doesn’t show a usb0 interface
Sudo lshw -C network only shows my wireless and ethernet connection.
sudo ifdown usb0 && sudo ifup usb0 yields:
ifdown: interface usb0 not configured
Unknown interface usb0
Im suspecting this could be a hardware thing, therefore i hope this forum could help me resolve this issue. I’ve also posted my question on the armbian forum, that forum is however not as kind as this one so i hope i have a better shot here.
I hope anyone can help me here
Thank you in advance.