ASIX AX88179 driver (USB 3.0 to Ethernet)

The ASIX AX88179 is a chipset as a USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter, it is used in a number of generic branded adapters, also it is used in some adapters that are also a USB hub that not only gives the Ethernet port but two or 3 extra USB ports. This sadly is one of the drivers that those other driver sites use to trick users into downloading their software that is as useful as rock connected to a keyboard. Drivers for Windows, macOS and Linux are below. There is also installation instruction below for macOS as it is more involved than Windows. UEFI boot drivers are also below.

Basic Specs:
  • FASTER THAN WiFi - Upgrade to wired Gigabit speeds via USB. This fast USB 3.0 Gigabit solution powered by the ASIX AX88179 chipset provides more performance and stability than most WiFi networks
  • 700Mbps on USB 3.0 and Gigabit network. IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload engine, crossover detection and auto-correction, TCP large send offload, and IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet. Max 4K jumbo frames