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I've got a Dell Thunderbolt dock (TB16) on my Dell XPS 13 notebook. When I use the ethernet connection on my dock, local websites (192.168.1.x, like web interfaces of my printer, Pi-Hole, ZTE H369A router) don't work properly because of corrupted data. Printing on my Samsung network printer (M2070) doesn't work; it prints just a couple of random characters instead.

When I set the speed of the wired connection to 10 or 100 Mb/s it works fine, but when I set Link negotiation to Automatic or Ignore or when I set Speed to 1 or 10Gb/s, I get corrupted data.

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When I go to a local webpage, I get Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token or Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ']' in the console. The response (in this case jquery-1.7.2.min.js) is malformed:

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Other (non-local) websites are working fine and using another ethernet adapter (or Wi-Fi) is working fine too. Even my router interface (192.168.1.254) is working fine when using a reverse proxy (router.mypersonaldomain.example). That might be because my internet connection is just 65 Mb/s, but I'm not sure if that's the reason.

I'm having this problem for a couple of years now and updating the firmware drivers or Ubuntu didn't and I'm curious what the exact problem is. The problem also exists when using a Ubuntu Live USB and also on both Chrome and Firefox.

How do I find out what the exact problem is? Before I'm looking into solutions, I want to know what the technical issue is.

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There were known issues with earlier firmware on these devices - update firmware with fwupdmgr udpate --force && fwupdmgr upgrade - you may need to run this multiple times. I had to run the firmware update tool on a Windows laptop to get it to the latest version in the end.

Also, have a look at ip -s -s link show enx<mac_address> - CRC/errors could be a result of bad cable/switch - I had an corruption issue which turned out to be a switch, and after opening it up, some of the capacitors were visibly swollen.

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