Ubuntu 16.04LTS gigabit ethernet r8153 not recognised

by Dave D   Last Updated April 29, 2018 13:02 PM

I have two r8153 based USB Ethernet adapters and they both have the same issue. One is connected to a normal USB and the other is USB-c. The adapter also has three additional USB ports which work fine. Only Ethernet ports are affected.

Running lsusb gives;

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

This is what comes up in dmesg:

[17637.643654] r8152 2-2.3:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown version 0x6010
[17637.643663] r8152 2-2.3:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown Device

The new Ethernet port doesn't come up in ifconfig.



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