How to make the TX1 board detect the usb-to-ethernet connection?

I am using a ASIX Elec. AX88179 usb-to-ethernet adapter to make ethernet-based connection between a TX1 board and a Raspberry Pi. I expected the TX1 board to detect the connection to the Pi right after it finishes startup, but it takes at least a minute to do so. Please let me know some methods to let the TX1 board to recognize the usb-to-ethernet connection while it is booting up. Thank you.

You’ll probably need to be more specific, e.g., is one board dependent on the other for boot? Do both use a router, or do they have statically assigned addresses? Is there a need for networking even in the boot loader stage (at what point is networking required and for what function)?