Add a network interface to your computer via USB. Common uses are for improved speeds vs. 10/100 adapters and wireless networks, for replacing a broken internal network card, for adding a separately routable network interface, and for peer-peer file transfer over Ethernet. It is not a solution for connecting a USB device to a network.
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.
Microsoft signed 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, and Win98SE. Mac OS X 64-bit kernel and 10.6 and later must download the latest driver. Driver for Linux kernels 2.6.9+ (advanced users only: must download source from ASIX and build as a kernel module). Not compatible with Tivo Series 2, Wii, or most other non-PC devices.
Included in Package
USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with standard USB type A connector to PC and female RJ45 jack to network, Quick Install Guide, and Driver Disk for Windows, earlier Mac versions, and Linux.
- Add a network interface to your computer to replace a bad card, for higher performance, or for peer-peer transfers
- USB 2.0 male A to RJ45 female adapter supporting gigabit Ethernet at USB 2.0 speeds (480Mbs)
- Drivers for Windows 7, Vista, XP. Limited Mac and Linux support. Not Wii compatible.
- Supports 10/100/1000 with auto-sensing. Supports auto MDIX (straight and cross cable auto-detection)
- ASIX AX88178 Controller and Realtek RTL8211CL PHY – Jumbo packets up to 9KB on Windows. Suspend mode and remote wakeup
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 inches ; 1.4 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces
- ASIN: B003VSTDFG
- Item model number: USB2-E1000
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 14, 2010
Works Great on my MacBook Air and Linux workstation
I just tested some file transfers from my home server to my MacBook Air, and they transferred at 312 Mbps. Keep in mind, this particular test was possibly limited by something other than the raw network speed, however writing to the Air’s SSD and reading from the server’s disk were probably not limiting factors. This just demonstrates that this interface is much faster than the 100 Mbps maximum available with the Apple adapter.
I strongly value reliability and consistency, and although I’ve used this device for only a couple days it has worked flawlessly.
Installation was straightforward, but required a driver to be downloaded and installed. There was even a little adhesive tag on my adapter saying “Download the drivers from …” This was a painless process both on the MacBook Air, and later on a Linux workstation that I tried this device on.
I am very impressed with this device and have no reservations in recommending it to others.
Great customer service
Perfect companion for Macbook Air
It seems to max out on my air at about 38.2MB/s when pulling files from my NAS.
The ONLY downside is you have to install a driver from the manufactures website to make it work, but the driver works perfect in Lion once installed!
as easy as pluging in
RJ45 Network connection for tPrime TF201
Running this on Windows 7 64-bit. Driver would not automatically download. I had to find the driver online:
Just what I wanted
ethernet adapter used for MacAir with LionOS
you will get full connection speed. which mine was 3mb sec.
The devise does not get warm, and nice little neat device.