I had the same problem with my USB 3.0 ethernet/usb hub adapter (AX88179) losing network connection, as reported by more than the few folks, as can be verified with a quick Google search.
My brief setup:
- Windows 10 Pro x64
- Dell XPS laptop
I was also running VirtualBox VM (virtual machine) running a Linux guest. The VM only supports USB 1.0, by default, and I guessed the conflicting mode between the VM and Windows, which was running USB 3.0 caused the conflict. Installed the VirtualBox extension that supports USB/2.0/3.0 and the connection is stable now - hasn’t dropped in several hours which is several hours longer than before.