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USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter

Add Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity to a Laptop or Desktop through a USB 3.0 port

Product ID: USB31000S

  • USB to RJ45 adapter supports Gigabit networking over USB 3.0
  • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T) compatible
  • Powered directly from the USB ports
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  • Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction (Auto MDIX)
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging support
  • Jumbo Frame support
  • Supports Checksum Offload (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) and Large Send Offload
  • Activity and Link LED indicators
  • Compact, lightweight design for maximum portability
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Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASIX - AX88179
Industry Standards IEEE802.3i, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1q VLAN tagging
Interface RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 1
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 4K max.
Max Distance 100 m / 330 ft
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows® Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.15VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
ChromeOS 55+
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Activity (Yellow)
1 - Link (Green)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity < 80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 5.3 in [135 mm]
Color Black
Form Factor Attached Cable
Material Plastic
Product Height 0.6 in [1.6 cm]
Product Length 2.6 in [67 mm]
Product Width 1 in [26 mm]
Weight of Product 1 oz [28 g]
Packaging Information
Package Height 1.6 in [40 mm]
Package Length 6.5 in [16.5 cm]
Package Quantity 1
Package Width 5.1 in [13 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.9 oz [138 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 Gigabit Adapter
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows® Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.15VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
ChromeOS 55+

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Customer Reviews

3.4 (7 reviews)
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Quality of Product
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(4 stars) Works good (after a little bit of effort)

By: PCTechJon
First install attempt was unsuccessful (I believe it's because I didn't use "Run as Administrator" when I first ran Setup.exe). I had no Link/Activity LED's. - Although the adapter may work for some without the drivers, they were required for my work laptop. - I had to uninstall the driver from Control Panel as well as the device from Device Manager. - I recommend installing the driver before plugging in the adapter. - Right-click the "Setup.exe" file and select "Run as Administrator" (even if your user account is Administrator, follow this step anyway) - Connect the adapter and then connect an ethernet cable to it. - Unplug/Plug the adapter from USB after the first connection if you don't have any Link/Activity LED's
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(2 stars) Works - sometimes

By: Sailorsidney
At first it worked, later sometimes and now hardly. I think the driver has trouble coping with the W10 updates.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Stefan, Customer Support
Thank you for taking the time the leave feedback on the USB31000S. We apologize for the issue you've experienced, and we want to help. We do expect this adapter to work normally in all builds in Windows 10. One step that may help is to reinstall the latest driver for the product found under the support tab on the products web page. A member of our support team will be reaching out to you by email shortly to assist, and please also keep in mind we’re available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week at www.StarTech.com/chat or 1-800-265-1844 for support.

(2 stars) Work Unstable

By: Anton
Unstable operation when connected to a laptop port work MacOs High Sierra 10.13.6 You have to reinstall the device driver all the time. Download and upload speeds are good for streaming.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Technical Support
We're sorry to hear about the issues with our USB31000S requiring constant reinstalls, and don't expect this type of behaviour. One of our Technical Advisors will be reaching out to the email address you provided in your review so we can help troubleshoot this issue. Please also keep in mind our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week at www.startech.com/support

(4 stars) trying to figure out how to use

By: tredf
just got this from Dell I have an outdated modem and can't figure out how to use this?? I've been trying all day and seems to be working but can't connect to internet. Help!!!
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(2 stars) Doesn't work with current Linux kernels

By: ron049
The datasheet says this works with Linux kernels up to 3.5.0. But the current version of Ubuntu uses 4.15.0. Is there a driver version that will work with current releases of Ubuntu? Strangely, it seems to work fine with Linxux Mint which also runs the 4.15.0 kernel.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Nick, Customer Support
Thank you for your review. While our USB31000S may work in operating systems and kernels not listed, we're only able to offer support for the ones that are listed. In this case, we are only able to support LTS kernels between 2.6.25 and 4.11.x. We are not currently able to provide drivers for unsupported operating systems or kernels. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

(5 stars) Worked instantly and perfectly with Win10 T.P.

By: Happy Camper
I purchased this to upgrade my laptop that had 10/100 Ethernet. Later, I installed Win10 Tech Preview on my desktop, and the Intel driver for the I218v gigabit Ethernet adapter wasn't compatible. Dug this adapter out of a drawer, plugged it in to USB3, and instantly had gigabit Ethernet. It's a great performer - I'm impressed all over again. Thanks, StarTech!
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 1 Report

(5 stars) Works great

By: ThomasTF242
No drivers needed on a Lenovo Yoga 13 IdeaPad with Win 8.1
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
David S., Customer Support
Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Hopefully, not having to install drivers saved you some time!