I am attempting to connect the flightaware pro plus receiver to the Rasperry pi using a USB/ethernet extender. It basically uses an ethernet cable to tie both ends of the USB. The receiver works fine when it is directly plugged into the Raspberry pi. However, I am getting no hits when it is connected via the extender. The url screen shows the radio in amber status (the message is ‘Connected to receiver but no recent data seen’). The Raaspberry pi also shows the radio as connected under lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0bda:2832 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2832U DVB-T
This means that the extender is doing its job correctly - the USB device is being recognized correctly. But I am puzzled why there is no signal. The antenna and location are identical under both cases.
Any suggestions or tests I could run to figure out the problem would be appreciated.
I should add that this is a powered extender, fed from a different 5V supply.