Upgrade to wired gigabit speeds via USB. Fastest USB 3.0 + Gigabit solution. See product details.
Automatic driver installation via Windows Update on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and XP
OS X driver download available for 10.6 and newer (system restart required). Functionality built into Linux kernel from 3.9 onward (compile required for 2.6 – 3.8). Compatible with Nintendo Switch when using the dock or in handheld mode with compliant USB-C to A solution.
Not limited by USB 2.0 bandwidth. Practical speeds over 600Mbps on USB 3.0 and Gigabit network. Not recommended for use with Lenovo Yoga 2 or 3 due to issues with their USB 3.0 controllers. IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload engine, crossover detection and auto-correction, TCP large send offload and IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet. Max 4K jumbo frames.
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Plugable USB 3.0 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
The Plugable USB3-E1000 is an easy way to gain wired gigabit network speeds over USB 3.0 for faster HD video streaming, gaming, web browsing, network storage and more. It’s also the perfect travel companion for any laptop or tablet due to it’s small size and USB bus powered design.
Common uses include adding wired gigabit network support to Macbooks, UltraBooks, or notebooks with no Ethernet connection, or replacing or upgrading network adapters in desktop computers.
USB network adapters can improve speeds compared to older 10/100 adapters and most wireless networks. Also useful for adding additional network interfaces, and transferring files peer-to-peer over Ethernet.
Please note that this product is not a solution for connecting a USB device like a printer to a network or for connecting network printers or network attached storage devices directly to a computer.
Plug into any laptop or desktop currently limited to 10/100 Ethernet or no Ethernet at all, and benefit from faster transfers on your gigabit Ethernet network. (Also works on 10/100 Ethernet networks at their native speeds.)
USB 3.0 systems support theoretical maximum transfer speeds up to 5Gbps and USB 2.0 supports up to 480Mbps.
In practice, most machines will see up to a doubling of network speeds by moving from a 100Mbps Fast Ethernet to a 1000Mbps gigabit Ethernet via USB 2.0, and could see even more substantial gains on USB 3.0.
Note: When accessing sites on the Internet, the bandwidth provided by your Internet service provider will likely determine your ultimate speeds. Testing in the Plugable lab using the iperf application on a local server have yielded speeds up to 890 mbps. However real-world speeds around 400-600 mbps are more realistic. When accessing sites on the internet, the bandwidth provided by your Internet service provider will likely determine your ultimate speeds.