markstos
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Bundle drivers for "J5 create" USB 3 / ethernet adapter

USB 3 / ethernet adapters are of particular interest to XPS 13 owners, since the machine lacks built-in ethernet. 

Best Buy stocks one call the "j5 create", which includes vendor-provided Linux drivers:

http://j5create.com/our-products/ethernet-adapters/jue130.html

I would be nice if Dell made these drivers easily available or pre-installed, so that plugging in the the USB/ethernet adapter for the first time "just worked". 

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KB0MNMjl
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Re: Bundle drivers for "J5 create" USB 3 / etherne

FYI Inspiron17 7773 had same issue, yet the J5 JC374 may or may not have created a 'bogus' funnel test warning when used as USB source for the Seagate ( same maker as Dell used for included HD ) 1K9AAC-570 STDR4000100 ( 4 TB Backup Plus Portable Storage ). There are other things to consider: USB C port is currently in use for 1 G connection to Cable modem, HDMI monitor. I moved the 4TB drive to the available USB2.0 port and the Quick Test diagnostic Funnel Test passes. Because you are talking to one OEM ( original equipment manufacturer ) about a product that is needed, your suggestion is great ( kudos ). Because you did not specify which J5 device you wish them to support for the Linux crowd, well- I would possibly be one to ask which particular model do you think they might resell or provide drivers for... I may one day consider putting the adapter/hub to work on a different OS or machine. Thanks for asking Dell, others are glad you did!

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Re: Bundle drivers for "J5 create" USB 3 / etherne

I like all the J5 stuff but I HATE best buy.  The JUE130 is available via Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00DMSCHWG/

The JUE130 USB™ 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is a simple, one-piece external adapter that plugs into the USB™ port on your Ultrabook™ or MacBook®

https://en.j5create.com/products/jue130

Compatability

  • Windows® 8.1 / 8 / 7/ Windows Vista™ / XP
  • macOS® X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
  • Linux® Kernel 3.x / 2.6.x
  • Available USB™ port (USB™ 3.0 is recommended)
  • Driver not required for Windows® 8.1 / Linux® 3.x / Chrome OS™ 3.8
  • Driver will automatically install on Windows® 8 / 7 / XP (Requires Internet access)

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