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Rosewill RNG-406U Ethernet Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps USB 3.0 1 x RJ45

  • 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
  • 1 x RJ45
  • IEEE802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.3az
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Don't have an Ethernet port – or WiFi capabilities on your netbook, PC, laptop, or Mac – and want to surf the Web? Have an Ethernet port but have a slow network connection?

The Rosewill RNG-406U USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter will help you leap over either of those hurdles and land online. It is compatible with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification, and features LEDs to indicate the status of power activity and Ethernet connection.

The Rosewill RNG-406U supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex mode, and backpressure flow contorl for half-duplex mode. It is also designed with energy saving in mind: it adopts Energy Efficient Ethernet which saves your energy greatly. The Rosewill RNG-406U is a simple, economical path to high-speed Ethernet connectivity, giving you solid performance and running usability!

  • newegg Add a Gigabit Ethernet Connection to Your Computer The Rosewill RNG-406U adapter instantly adds a 10/100/1000Mbps fast Ethernet connection to your computer via a USB port.
  • newegg Energy-Efficient Ethernet The Rosewill RNG-406U adapter supports IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet's auto-detect usage for energy-saving adjustments. It also supports advanced link down power saving when the Ethernet cable is unplugged.
  • newegg Half/Full Duplex The ports support IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex mode, and backpressure for half-duplex mode, ensuring the reliable data transmission.
  • newegg Wide Compatibility The Rosewill RNG-406U adapter supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32/64 bit), and 2003; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8; Android 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x; and Linux kernel 2.6.14 and later.

Learn more about the Rosewill RNG-406U

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RNG-406U

Spec

Standards
IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab, IEEE802.3az(Energy Efficient Ethernet)
Speed
10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
Connectors
1 x RJ45
Interface
USB 3.0
LEDs
Link, Activity
Wake On LAN
Yes
Dimensions
Adapter: 2.56 x 1.1 x 0.71 in (65 x 28 x 18 mm); Cable Length + USB Connector 21.26 in (540 mm)
Weight
0.11 lb (50 g)

Features

Features
Chipset: Asix AX88179

Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification, Revision 1.0

Compatible with USB Specification, Revision 2.0

Supports full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control

Compatible with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab

Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet) auto-detect usage for energy saving adjustment

Supports crossover detection and auto-correction

Supports advanced link down power saving when Ethernet cable is unplugged

Supports Wake-on-LAN

Upstream port: USB 3.0 type A

Downstream port: RJ45

LEDs indicate the status of Power status and Ethernet connection

Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit) and 2003; Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8; Android 1.x/2.x/3.x/4.x, and Linux kernel 2.6.14 and later.

Windows 8 Compatible

* To install the Linux driver on your Android tablet PC, you have to recompile the Linux driver source on your target Android tablet platform and then you can install the compiled the Linux driver on your Android platform. It can only be done by the manufacturer of your Android tablet PC. Please contact the support team of your Tablet PC manufacturer for further support if necessary.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Scott N.
  • 4/12/2014 10:38:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Reasonably low price. Minimal setup. Good speed throughput.

Cons: Cable length (20+ inches) is a bit long for my use. Not compact for easy transport (comparatively speaking) but this was a tradeoff I was willing to accept for the price.

Use with Mavericks has shown slightly slower speeds.

Other Thoughts: I was on Mac OS 10.8.6 (Mountain Lion) and used it out of the box with no setup. I upgraded to Mavericks (10.9.2) today and it stopped working until I downloaded the driver here: http://www.rosewill.com/Support/SearchResult.aspx?p=406u

Once I updated the driver, everything has been running smoothly again, although the speed of download appears to have decreased by about 15% for me.

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  • Ryan R.
  • 1/2/2014 10:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Very high quality USB cable. Works out of the box with Windows 7 SP2, Windows 8 and Linux. Excellent design, love the simplistic indicator lights and extra long integrated cable. Great price!

Cons: None so far

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  • STEPHEN Y.
  • 12/5/2013 3:18:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Buy

Pros: Works great esp. for usb. No problems at all, smooth install and excellent speed. Also worked great on my linux distro without any problems.

Cons: none at all

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  • Brian C.
  • 11/30/2013 2:09:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with Mac OSX Mavericks

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: It doesn't work with Mac OSX Mavericks. I went to the manufacturer's website and tried their drivers. I also went to the chipset manufacturer and tried those drivers. None of them worked. So this is a one star until the issue is fixed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are still in the process of releasing drivers for Maverick.
If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Denisa A.
  • 9/20/2013 8:02:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdo not buy for win 8 and usb 2.0

Pros: it's nice when it works.

Cons: fails under pressure but that may be due to the fact that it's not win 8 compatible if you your PC has usb2.0

Other Thoughts: They claim it's usb2.0 and win 8 compatible, what they fail to mention is that if you win 8 64bit and usb 2.0 it's not compatible. It kept failing so I dug into the driver CD that came with it to look at drivers and the only drivers for win 8 included were for usb 3.0

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We recommend verifying the following

1. Different USB 2.0 ports
2. Updating your USB 2.0 drivers
3. Testing with another computer

We have confirmed both USB 2.0 and 3.0 channels work on this product. You may have received a defective unit please contact us to assist you in warranty support.
If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Ryan S.
  • 6/11/2013 10:00:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlays well with linux

Pros: Worked out of the box (plug & play) on kernel version 3.9.4-200 (Fedora 18). Source compiled easily on older 2.6.32 kernel (RHEL6) and I had no trouble getting it working.

Cons: None, yet, but this is only day 1.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to get the Asix driver from asix.com.tw -- at the moment, it's newer than the one on Rosewill's site, and has considerable fixes. Also, I haven't done any benchmarking yet, so can't speak about throughput.

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  • Johan G.
  • 5/17/2013 8:17:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWin8 winner

Pros: Fast, easy install on Windows 8 x64 on my Ultrabook.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Good job Newegg for beating the trolls (Alcatel)! I'll be buying even more stuff from now on.

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  • Chuong T.
  • 5/13/2013 10:09:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeamless Gigabit over USB 3.0

Pros: Windows 8 automatically detected the device and installed driver v1.16.7.0, the entire process taking no more than a minute.

Ran a quick 4GB transfer to test and speeds ranged from 59MB/sec to 70MB/sec, hovering most of the time around 65MB/sec. Transfer was completed in about a minute.

Extremely satisfied, but it's important to note that the device has been out of its packaging for less than an hour. Will update with long term results if things goes south.

Cons: n/a... for now

Other Thoughts: Ethernet plug was very snug, almost had to force it in. Giggity.

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  • Sidney C.
  • 3/26/2013 1:46:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLinux kernel 3.9

Pros: Works fine with Linux Mint Debian using Linux kernel 3.9rc4. Samba transfer rates over 35 MB/s.

Cons: Wasn't recognized out of the box (Linux kernel 3.7).

Other Thoughts: I compiled the new kernel from source to get the cypress touchpad working on my laptop. There was also new drivers available to make for this NIC.

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  • Qiang Y.
  • 3/23/2013 5:03:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHalf of Ethernet speed

Pros: Works in Windows 8 on USB 3.0

Cons: Slow comparing to ethernet

Other Thoughts: Test in comparing with ethernet file copying of the same file of 20GB size cross LAN. While ethernet gives 20MB/s this adapter can only reach 10MB/s on USB 3.0.

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