The ASIX AX88179 is a chipset as a USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter, it is used in a number of generic branded adapters, also it is used in some adapters that are also a USB hub that not only gives the Ethernet port but two or 3 extra USB ports. This sadly is one of the drivers that those other driver sites use to trick users into downloading their software that is as useful as rock connected to a keyboard. Drivers for Windows, macOS and Linux are below. There is also installation instruction below for macOS as it is more involved than Windows. UEFI boot drivers are also below.
A driver CD is included, however we recommend downloading drivers to ensure the latest version is used. For updated drivers please visit the Plugable drivers page by clicking here. Windows installation is easy as 1-2-3! Connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or other connection Plug the USB3-E1000 adapter into a USB port on your computer Allow Windows Update a moment to automatically install drivers When Windows Update isn't an option, simply visit the Plugable drivers page for the latest release. Support for Linux kernel versions including or later than 2.6 and 3.x.
Click the button below to download the drivers, and see the step-by-step instructions in the next section that document the driver installation and macOS Gatekeeper approval process for our USB3-E1000 and USBC-E1000 adapters, which both use the ASIX AX88179 chipset.
Update: A Windows 10 driver now exists for the USB2-E1000. However, it will not appear in the CD that comes with the adapter until the next lot of adapters is shipped. The updated driver can be downloaded from this link: Windows 10/8/8.1, 7, Vista, and XP drivers for USB2-E1000.
I have to do that for each macos update.I always forgot the name of the chipset to find the website to download the new drivers.I think almost all ethernet adapters for mac are build by Asix.
I have a USB 3.0 AX88179 based Gigabit Ethernet adapter and after searching online, I found many people reporting success with this device under Linux. The driver entered the mainline kernel on version 3.9, but even before that, downloading the drivers from the the ASIX websites, compiling and loading the driver manually should work fine.
The only suggestion i had is that when you explain the installation, you could explain also that if someone has problems to install the drivers directly from the storage units, there is another option to install it, using the URL to the file:esxcli software vib install -v -download/vghetto-ax88179-esxi65.vib -f
You can start downloading the Manhattan USB 3.0/2.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter Driver on ASIX AX88179, AX88178A for Manhattan UltraLynk USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet (506892), USB 3.0 Gigabit Network (506847), USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet (507578) lan / network cards.To start download file, click green download button on page below. We advise you to use a variety of download managers like FlashGet or Download Master.Also, you can go back to the list of drivers and choose a different driver for Manhattan UltraLynk USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet (506892) LAN / Network card.
since the same identical CAT5 cable is used in both cases, and the laptop recognizes the CAT5 in one case and not in the other -- it appears to suggest that the internal network ethernet adapter has some sort of problem / issue (driver)
This adapter works, but it (probably) requires a bit of work. The driver for the chipset (Asix AX88178) included with the Raspbian kernel (v 3.1.9+ Aug 7 2012) does not work. With that driver the device is detected, but it does not seem to be possible to actually put any traffic through it. :-( In order to make it work you need to download the latest driver from the chipset manufacturer. The version I used was \"Linux kernel 3.x/2.6.x Driver\" v4.4.0, released 2012-05-18. Fortunately this is GNU GPLv2 -licenced source code and not a binary blob, so compiling it for the Raspberry Pi is perfectly doable. The hardest part was in fact getting the Linux source code required, because the repositores contained the source for the wrong kernel version. >:-( Fortunately there is a very useful guide for how to get the sources from github, and preparing that source so that you can compile modules. Unfortunately you will have to compile the kernel (even if you don't actually install it) - which will take the better part of the day on the Raspberry, but once that's done you can unpack the driver source and just run \"make && sudo make install\". Reboot and you should have a fully working Ethernet adapter. 1e1e36bf2d