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Recently I read (in articles such as this one) that it is possible to use the Raspberry Pi Zero in 'USB/Ethernet gadget mode'.

Now my modem has two USB ports, which the manual says can be used for file sharing or printer sharing.

It might be wishful thinking, but I was wondering if it might be possible to connect through this USB port with the router's internet, allowing the raspberry pi zero to:

  1. Connect to the internet
  2. Receive power
  3. Broadcast its presence (using e.g. mDNS) to all locally connected computers, so it can receive requests from them.
  • "which the manual says can be used for file sharing or printer sharing" - no mention of ethernet, so, no – Jaromanda X Jul 28 at 23:42
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    The Raspberry Pi can do that. The question is if the router can do it, but that is not a question belonging to Raspberry Pi. So asking here is not the right place. – Ingo Jul 30 at 10:09
  • What's the model of your modem/router? – Moshe Katz Aug 2 at 18:45
  • It is a ZyXel VMG8324-B10A – Qqwy Aug 13 at 8:41

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