I am relatively new to Linux, and I am using Mint 20.2, on an HP Elitebook 840 G7.
I have bought a TP-Link USB-to-Ethernet adapter, based on the ASIX AX88179 chipset:
USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
I have been able to (compile and) install the driver, and the device is correctly listed in the system report.
However, the adapter does not work.
I am aware that I need to create a new Network Interface for the device, but I don't know how. Among other things, I don't know how to read the MAC address of the device, to follow the instructions of this post:
How to set up an usb/ethernet interface in Linux?
This page seems also useful, but it is too much for me:
Adding new, undocumented features into a kernel driver
Thanks in advance for any help!