Raspberry Pi Zero, can't usb ethernet and use ssh

my rpi zero has broken wifi chip, i want to ssh to it using usb ethernet so i tried to use traditional raspberry pi os methods to get it working and it doesnt work, unlike in rpi os in which it works great, please help me, Thanks.

can you share what you tried to get USB Ethernet working?

adding dtoverlay=dwc2 to config.txt and modules-load=dwc2,g_ether to cmdline, system shows that usb connection is there and i get ip but i can’t connect to rpi

so is there any other method, or am i doing it wrong?

I used the Pi zero with a Ethernet USB adapter (similar to this) which worked without any changes.
Due to the fact that DietPi has ssh (also with PermitRootLogin yes) enabled by default, no further changes should be necessary to login via ssh (e.g. puTTY or ssh root@dietpi).

I put one of these on my RPI 0 to give me good ethernet…not the fastest in the world…but it does give native ethernet and a few more USB ports

Ethernet / USB HUB HAT Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi 4 B/3 B+/3 B/2 B/Zero / Zero W /2 W/Zero WH/2WH, with 1 RJ45 10/100M Ethernet Port, 3 USB Ports Compatible with USB2.0/1.1

Oh nice…just found a POE hat for the RPI0

PoE Ethernet/USB HUB HAT for Raspberry Pi Zero, 1x RJ45 10M/100M Ethernet Port, 3x USB 2.0 Ports, 802.3af-Compliant, Power over Ethernet USB HUB HAT Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi Zero W WH

Oh snap! a gigabit version!!! (makes it the size of a normal RPi)
Geekworm Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Board X303 & 3-Port USB HUB Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W / Zero W / Zero WH / Zero (Not Include Raspberry Pi)

i want an answer for my question, not the recommended hats for rpi zero for ethernet please.


You are gonna need some sort of adapter/dongle/hat/io device…sorry

Here is a driver you might be able to use to be able to plug a USB to micro usb cable into and use it that way

Might be better/easier in the long run to get a device that can multiply the io from the device…either way good luck

How do you know the wifi chip is bad?

P.S. There is a addon that can put a USB directly on your RPi0W

[# Treedix Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3/Zero W/WH USB-Micro to USB-A Adapter USB Adapter Plug into Computer USB Port Power Supply and USB OTG Available](https://Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W BadUSB USB-A Addon Board USB)

[# USB-A Addon Board USB Connector U Disk Transmitter for Raspberry Pi Zero W/for Raspberry Pi Zero Board](https://Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W BadUSB USB-A Addon Board USB)