Most of my documents live on a server, as local storage space is minimal on this device. Whilst it has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, I’ve got access to a wired gigabit Ethernet network in my office. So, I purchased a Plugable USB3-HUB3ME and moved the network cable from the PC that I’d been using to this device.
Although the device seemed to initially work, it dropped when I tried to copy a number of files at once. So, I downloaded and installed the latest drivers available from the Plugable website. After rebooting, I get the same symptoms.
The “Network Adapter” Troubleshooting wizard will bring the connection back up after it drops by resetting the adapter and “fixing” a “the default gateway is not available” error. But, when I try to initiate another file transfer, it quickly drops, too.
While the connection is dropped, ipconfig will still show that the device has an address but it can’t ping the local router. The LEDs (green and amber) are the same (blinking and solid, respectively) while the connection is dropped as when it is working.
Web browsing seems to work OK; perhaps the level of traffic is low enough with interactive use not to send the adapter over the edge.
How can this be resolved? Thanks!