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Thread: Usb ax88179 based network adpater needs to be replug after boot

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    Nov 2019

    Usb ax88179 based network adpater needs to be replug after boot


    I have a very basic home server made from a very cheap hp desktop. It has a proprietary motherboard which only supports 100Mbits\s on the Ethernet adapter and no available pci slots for any sort of expansion.. So I decided to buy a Gigabit Ethernet Adapter since it does have 2 USB3.1 on the back! I had some problems since ubuntu wasn't automatically starting the card up, don't no why, but now it runs fine. That is until the pc is restart, where the card seems to hang and ubuntu cant initialize it nor can I do it manually with ifconfig <card> up. I really have to unplug it and plug it back in for it to work. This is quite annoying since every time the pc needs to restart/loses power I have to physically go there and resolve it. Any one had similar experiences?

    The ethernet adaptar is also a hub with 3 extra USB3.1 ports which I though was a good idea but don't know if it is interfering or not. I also have an external hard drive connected to the other USB3.1 port an it mounts on boot using fstab without any problems.

    This is the output of "lshw -class network" referent to the new card:
    description: Ethernet interface
           physical id: 2
           logical name: enx000088ab3d8b
           serial: 00:00:88:ab:3d:8b
           size: 1Gbit/s
           capacity: 1Gbit/s
           capabilities: ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=ax88179_178a driverversion=22-Aug-2005 duplex=full firmware=ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Et ip= link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
    Also, I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, 4.15.0-66-generic

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2019

    Re: Usb ax88179 based network adpater needs to be replug after boot


    Today I had to remove the pc and disconnect it from power. When I connected the network card seemed to boot just fine. The only difference was that I also connected the on board card as well. If something odd comes up I will post here.


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