Sorry for the miscommunication, it is the about the Parrot SLAM dunk.
The USB to Ethernet adapter does light up and it is attached to a 3 port USB hub, which has also the mouse and keyboard attached. During booting up it does gives me the following message about the USB:
"hub 2-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?"
I tested the hub on my laptop with all the attached devices and it works fine.
Is it better to just setup a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 to develop for the SLAM dunk?