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I have bought a USB 3.0 Ethernet Network Adapter (item code 20256, here is the exact model http://www.ugreen.com.cn/product-697-en.html ) but I cannot make it work with Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. I have looked here USB to Ethernet in Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 16.04 but without success.

When I insert the USB adapter I first get a success pop-up message "You are now connected to 'Wired connection 1'" but shortly after another message "Disconnected Ethernet network"

I have tried installing Linux drivers from http://www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=131;71;112

but the make command fails with :

make -C /lib/modules/4.4.0-78-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/vito/dev/ethernet ugreen adapter/AX88179_178A_LINUX_DRIVER_v1.18.0_SOURCE modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-78-generic'
arch/x86/Makefile:148: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
Makefile:693: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG: -fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler
make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'ugreen'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-78-generic'
Makefile:30: recipe for target 'default' failed
make: *** [default] Error 2

and running

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qji/ax88179 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install ax88179

as described in How to install (or troubleshoot) a USB 3.0 AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet adapter?

yields

E: Unable to locate package ax88179

Here is my lsusb output:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:670c Microdia 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

A part of dmesg output:

[141344.691045] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd
[141344.718791] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0b95, idProduct=1790
[141344.718794] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[141344.718796] usb 2-1: Product: AX88179
[141344.718797] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: ASIX Elec. Corp.
[141344.718798] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 00000000000062
[141346.086230] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 eth0: register 'ax88179_178a' at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet, 00:0e:c6:c2:13:fb
[141346.087635] usbcore: registered new interface driver ax88179_178a
[141346.095391] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: renamed from eth0
[141346.127776] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enx000ec6c213fb: link is not ready
[141346.453080] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enx000ec6c213fb: link is not ready
[141348.334700] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: ax88179 - Link status is: 1
[141348.341174] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enx000ec6c213fb: link becomes ready
[141353.879023] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[141353.879307] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: unregister 'ax88179_178a' usb-0000:00:14.0-1, ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet
[141353.879336] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: Failed to read reg index 0x0002: -19
[141353.879342] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141353.906952] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141353.906962] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0001: -19
[141353.906968] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141354.150699] usb 2-1: Device not responding to setup address.
[141354.354505] usb 2-1: Device not responding to setup address.
[141354.554938] usb 2-1: device not accepting address 3, error -71
[141354.554962] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: Cannot set link state.
[141354.554980] usb usb2-port1: cannot disable (err = -32)
[141354.723064] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
[141354.745922] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0b95, idProduct=1790
[141354.745930] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[141354.745935] usb 2-1: Product: AX88179
[141354.745939] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: ASIX Elec. Corp.
[141354.745942] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 00000000000062
[141355.068628] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 eth0: register 'ax88179_178a' at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet, 00:0e:c6:c2:13:fb
[141356.085896] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: renamed from eth0
[141359.573244] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enx000ec6c213fb: link is not ready
[141359.892335] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enx000ec6c213fb: link is not ready
[141359.982994] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: ax88179 - Link status is: 1
[141361.775038] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: ax88179 - Link status is: 1
[141361.782150] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enx000ec6c213fb: link becomes ready
[141377.563329] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
[141377.563637] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: unregister 'ax88179_178a' usb-0000:00:14.0-1, ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet
[141377.563670] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: Failed to read reg index 0x0002: -19
[141377.563676] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb: Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141377.603221] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141377.603225] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0001: -19
[141377.603228] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6c213fb (unregistered): Failed to write reg index 0x0002: -19
[141399.516121] wlp58s0: deauthenticating from 02:1a:11:fd:4d:c2 by local choice (Reason: 3=DEAUTH_LEAVING)
[141516.771923] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, device number 11

ifconfig output:

docker0   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 02:42:9d:b9:7e:94 
          inet addr:172.17.0.1  Bcast:0.0.0.0  Mask:255.255.0.0
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

enx000ec6c213fb Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0e:c6:c2:13:fb  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:1191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 
          RX bytes:145957 (145.9 KB)  TX bytes:145957 (145.9 KB)

wlp58s0   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e4:a4:71:1c:6c:09  
          inet addr:192.168.43.103  Bcast:192.168.43.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::d7ed:8502:d581:869/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:46483 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20201 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:56977580 (56.9 MB)  TX bytes:2929160 (2.9 MB)

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