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FAQ

I'M NOT GETTING AN IP ADDRESS FROM THE PACKET SQUIRREL IN ARMING MODE

Make sure you’re plugging your computer into the “Ethernet In” port on left side of the device. This is the LAN port, which will offer the receiving device an IP address via DHCP. The “Ethernet Out” port on the right side of the device is the WAN port, which will seek to obtain an IP address via DHCP.

MY PACKET SQUIRREL DOESN'T LIGHT UP FOR THE FIRST 10 SECONDS ON BOOT

This is normal, expected behavior. The boot-up process takes 30-40 seconds, at which time the LED will blink green starting at around the 10 second mark.

IS THE PACKET SQUIRREL GIGABIT?

No, but it will auto negotiate down to 100 Mbps. In most scenarios, like planting it behind a network printer or workstation, it won’t be a bottleneck.

DOES THE PACKET SQUIRREL DO POE?

No, that wouldn’t fit in its tiny footprint. However, it is powered by USB with an extremely low (120 mA) draw.

WHAT ARE THE HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS?

  • Atheros AR9331 SoC at 400 MHz MIPS
  • 16 MB Onboard Flash
  • 64 MB DDR2 RAM
  • 2x 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • USB 2.0 Host Port
  • 4-way payload select switch
  • RGB Indicator LED
  • Scriptable Push-Button
  • Power: USB 5V 120mA average draw
  • Dimensions: 50 x 39 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 24 grams