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Description Plug into any USB 2.0 laptop or desktop currently limited to 10/100 Ethernet, and benefit from faster transfers on your Gigabit Ethernet Network. USB 2.0 supports theoretical speeds up to 480Mbs. In practice, most machines will see up to a doubling of network speed by moving from 100Mbs Fast Ethernet to 1000Mbs Gigabit ethernet via USB. Also works on 10/100 Ethernet networks at their native speeds.
Add an additional network interface to any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer via a simple USB adapter
Improve the connectivity speed of your current 100Mbs Fast Ethernet computer when a Gigabit Ethernet network is available (see details below on Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 speeds)
Improved connectivity speed vs. computers currently connected over Wifi/802.11 wireless networks
USB 2.0 male A to RJ45 female adapter supporting gigabit ethernet at USB 2.0 speeds
Drivers for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.6-10.8: driver installation not required, uses OS X built-in driver.
Linux: built into kernel 3.2 and above, earlier kernels require download and compile.
Supports 10/100/1000 with auto-sensing (IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab)
Supports auto MDIX (straight and cross cable auto-detection)
ASIX AX88178 Controller – Jumbo packets up to 9KB (Windows only), along with suspend mode and remote wakeup
Driverless Support Works using in-built drivers (no software install required) on:
All Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS)
ASUS Transformer Prime and Infinity convertible tablets (Android)
NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet (Android)
The gigabit adapter does not have built-in drivers for the Wii or Linux prior to kernel 3.3.
Learn more about the Plugable Technologies USB2-E1000
This review is from: Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88178 Chipset)
Pros: -Purchased the adapter specifically for the NVIDIA Shield.
-Works as advertised; no drivers, just plug and play.
-Getting gigabit LAN speeds.
-Sale $25 and free 2 day shipping!
Cons: Priced higher than other ethernet adapters, however other adapters do no work with the shield. So technically not a CON.
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