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Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 8 and Earlier, Surface Pro, Wii, Wii U, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88772 chipset)

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Providing Fast Ethernet connectivity over USB, the Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network Adapter has a compact external design and wide compatibility with its ASIX AX88772 chipset. Two LEDs montior power and link activity. Support for this adapter is built in to Nintendo Wii and Wii U(no driver required). Wired ethernet via this adapter provides faster and more reliable Netflix streaming, game downloads, and network access than the Wii’s built-in wireless networking (up to 2-3x as fast). 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, and 98SE. Mac OS 10.6-10.8.x supported. Open source driver built in to kernel 2.6.35 and higher.


  • Add a wired network connection to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system.
  • All Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS)
  • Compatible with all Wii and Wii U consoles, no driver required
  • Full 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet performance over USB 2.0's 480 Mbps bus
  • Powered through the USB connection; no power cord needed
  • RJ-45 network port connects to any 10/100 Mbps network
  • Widely used and widely compatible ASIX AX88772 chipset

Driverless Support
Works using in-built drivers (no software install required) on:
  • All Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS)
  • Asus Transformer Pad TF301
  • Toshiba Thrive with Android 3.2.1 or higher
  • Ainol Elf 7 with Android ICS 4.0
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Versus Tablet
  • Nintendo Wii and Wii U

Learn more about the Plugable Technologies USB2-E100


Plugable Technologies


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


For Mac users, there is a known conflict with the Android File Transfer Program.
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  • 6/26/2015 11:19:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Pros: Easy to use and set-up. Nothing needed to download or install if using on a tablet.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great little item. Low profile and set-up was near instantaneous. The package came with a mini-CD which has installation drivers on it. Totally not needed for my use as I am using the adapter for my tablet in my bedroom where the Wifi is horrible.

I'm using this on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and I paired it in with a Simulcharge USB adapter and was on the internet immediately. No worries, no problems. Simple as that.

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  • William P.
  • 11/23/2014 11:50:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with Wii U

Pros: As some of you may know, the Wii U doesn't support Ethernet. As for the new Smash Bros. release, this USB to Ethernet has helped stop almost all of the frame drops I've been getting online.

Cons: It doesn't stop all of the lag, but for what it is, I have to give it 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: I recommend getting it if your device, especially the Wii U, doesn't support Ethernet.

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  • Andrew N.
  • 7/1/2014 7:59:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks correctly with Wii U

Pros: Worked straight out of box for my Wii U

Cons: Price a little bit high

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  • Susan H.
  • 2/21/2014 11:23:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product for ASUS tablet

Pros: Works great with my ASUS Transformer TF300T Tablet (Jelly Bean 4.2.1). No need to change any settings, the tablet recognizes the hard wire and is ready to use.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Before I purchased this item, I contacted the seller, Plugable Technologies via email to inquire if this adapter would work with my tablet and they responded that same day!

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  • Gale C.
  • 1/3/2014 7:41:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Nexus 7, 2012

Pros: The "Plugable" device allowed me to connect my Google Nexus 7 2012 version to a wired LAN. I used an OTG cable, the Plugable device, and a cat 5 cable.

Cons: I want to mention that an included driver disk comes on a mini-CD. That's mini, not full size CD. However, you can also download drivers from their web site.

Other Thoughts: I hooked my cat 5 cable directly to my router and it worked fine. This did not require any drivers to be loaded.

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