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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)

  • USB2-E1000

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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.

Common Uses

  • 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


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Changer Type
USB to Ethernet


Add an additional network interface to any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer via a simple USB adapter

Package Contents

Package Contents
USB to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, and Quick Install Guide and Driver CD inside package between paper sleeves


The gigabit adapter does not have built-in drivers for Wii or Linux prior to kernel 3.3.
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Customer Reviews of the Plugable Technologies USB2-E1000

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  • Gregory N.
  • 5/4/2014 12:57:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood ... So Far

Pros: Works without any problems.

Cons: Pricey for what this is.

Other Thoughts: Would have preferred something less expensive, but iMac compatibility was #1 requirement on the list. Fortunately, this adapter has been flawless so far.

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  • Catherine T.
  • 12/14/2013 9:45:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Ethernet Adapter

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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