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Plugable USB 2.0 To Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Fast And Reliable Gigabit Connection, Compatible With Windows, Chromebook, Linux

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  • FAST WIRED ETHERNET - Upgrade to fast, wired Ethernet speeds via USB. This USB 2.0 solution is powered by the ASIX AX88178 chipset that provides better performance, and stability, than most WiFi networks
  • EASY INSTALLATION - Automatic driver installation via Windows Update on Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP (with existing internet connection). Functionality built into the Linux kernel from 3.9 onward (compile required for 2.6 - 3.8)
  • FEATURES - Practical speeds of 200-300Mbps on USB 2.0. Supports auto MDIX (straight and cross cable auto-detection) with auto-sensing (IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab). Jumbo packets up to 9KB (Windows only)
  • COMPATIBILITY - Not supported on macOS. Not recommended for Lenovo Yoga 2/3 due to issues with their USB 3.0 controller.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. This product is covered by a 2 year limited warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
USB2-E1000 in use
Improve Speed and Reliability over Faster Networks

The Plugable USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USB2-E1000) kicks up network performance of computers with 100Mbps (10/100) Fast Ethernet adapters, using the higher speeds of USB 2.0 ports to achieve up to 300Mbps on a Gigabit network. It also adds the speed and reliability of wired Ethernet to computers with slow or unreliable wireless connections, or to computers without built-in Ethernet.


Compatible with:

  • Microsoft Windows - 11, 10, 8.x, and 7
  • Linux kernels - 3.2 and above have built-in drivers
  • Chrome OS - Support with up-to-date systems
  • Raspberry Pi OS - Jessie, Stretch, Buster
  • Some Android devices, including NVIDIA SHIELD and Nexus Player (check with your device manufacturer for compatibility information)

NOT Compatible With:

  • Not supported on macOS
  • Not recommended for use with FreeBSD or pfSense

Please note, this adapter is not a solution for connecting USB devices like printers, hard drives, etc to a network. This adapter cannot be used to share Ethernet, WiFi, or data between multiple devices. This adapter cannot be used for Preboot Execution Environment (PXE). This adapter is not supported on macOS.

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If your network speeds are currently limited by slow WiFi or a 100Mbps (10/100) network adapter in your computer, this adapter can provide up to 250-300 Mbps on networks that support these speeds.

Please note that ultimately, your Internet Service Provider's maximum speed will determine the upper level of performance. Speeds can also be limited by other computers on the network, excessive traffic on a cable connection, or network cabling and devices like switches or routers that don't support higher network speeds.

This adapter will also allow 100Mbps (10/100) networks to transfer data at their fastest available speed.

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Inside the USB2-E1000 is an ASIX AX88178 chipset for fast Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) network speeds and maximum USB 2.0 compatibility with almost all USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts.

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  • 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP
  • Drivers built into Linux kernel
  • Raspberry Pi OS Jessie, Stretch, Buster
  • Not supported on macOS
In the Box
  • USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with standard USB type A connector for your PC and a female Ethernet (RJ-45/8P8C) jack to connect to an Ethernet cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Driver Disk for Windows

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