USB3 AXGE Gigabit dongle not detected at boot, but detected when plugged in after boot.

Stephen Hocking stephen.hocking at
Sat Mar 30 00:45:09 UTC 2019

Hi all,

I have one of these dongles and was hoping to use it as a another ethernet
interface for the NUC-based firewall I'm using. The is present in FreeBSD

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p3
GENERIC  amd64

The following comes up when I plug it in

ugen0.7: <ASIX Elec. Corp. AX88179> at usbus0
uhid1 on uhub1
uhid1: <Mouse> on usbus0
device_attach: uhid1 attach returned 12
axge0 on uhub0
axge0: <NetworkInterface> on usbus0
miibus2: <MII bus> on axge0
rgephy1: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 3 on miibus2
rgephy1:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX,
100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master,
1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
ue1: <USB Ethernet> on axge0
ue1: Ethernet address: 00:23:55:9c:31:10
ue1: link state changed to DOWN

The following modules are loaded:

Id Refs Address                Size Name
 1   54 0xffffffff80200000  243cd00 kernel
 2    1 0xffffffff8263d000   3a9a10 zfs.ko
 3    2 0xffffffff829e7000     a4f0 opensolaris.ko
 4    1 0xffffffff82f11000     1cc0 if_udav.ko
 5    2 0xffffffff82f13000     1550 uether.ko
 6    1 0xffffffff82f15000     1800 uhid.ko
 7    1 0xffffffff82f17000     23a8 ums.ko
 8    1 0xffffffff82f1a000     3aa0 ng_ubt.ko
 9    5 0xffffffff82f1e000     a020 netgraph.ko
10    1 0xffffffff82f29000     9608 ng_hci.ko
11    3 0xffffffff82f33000      9c0 ng_bluetooth.ko
12    1 0xffffffff82f34000     cd40 ng_l2cap.ko
13    1 0xffffffff82f41000    1b9c0 ng_btsocket.ko
14    1 0xffffffff82f5d000     2190 ng_socket.ko
15    1 0xffffffff82f60000      9f0 pflog.ko
16    1 0xffffffff82f61000    326f8 pf.ko
17    1 0xffffffff82f94000      acf mac_ntpd.ko
18    1 0xffffffff82f95000     2260 if_axge.ko

I've tried preloading if_axge.ko in /boot/loader.conf, but that doesn't
make any difference. This bug has been present since FreeBSD 11, at least.

Any ideas?


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