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USB-C to Ethernet Adapter with 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub and Power Delivery

Connect to a GbE network plus add three USB Type-A ports and PD Charging through your laptop’s USB-C port

Product ID: US1GC303APD

  • Add powerful connectivity to your USB-C enabled device, with a GbE RJ45 port and three USB Type-A ports
  • Supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 to power and charge your laptop and network adapter, when using your laptop’s USB-C based power adapter
  • Portable travel-sized network adapter and hub, ideal for mobile use
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  • Supports USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • Integrated cable with reversible USB-C connector, which is Thunderbolt 3 data port compatible
  • Multi-platform compatible and easy to install with native support in most operating systems (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux)
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN, Energy-Efficient Ethernet, jumbo frames, full-duplex flow control, VLAN tagging, and layer 2 priority encoding
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Overview

Add powerful connectivity to your USB-C enabled laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Ideal for mobile use, this USB-C to Ethernet adapter plugs into your USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 port to provide wired network access, and gives you three USB 3.0 Type-A ports to connect your peripheral devices. Plus you can charge your laptop as you work. It makes a great companion for your MacBook, Chromebook Pixel™, Dell™ XPS 12, or other device.

Access reliable Gigabit network connections

Gain a wired internet connection virtually anywhere you go. The USB-C network adapter provides an Ethernet port that supports full Gigabit bandwidth by harnessing the performance of USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1. You can connect to a network in locations where Wi-Fi® is unavailable or unreliable, and quickly access large files over the network at Gigabit speed.

Enhance productivity with a 3-port USB hub

Some USB Type-C laptops, tablets and computers have only one port for external connectivity, which limits the number of peripheral devices you can use. This USB-C Ethernet adapter features a built-in hub with three USB Type-A ports, giving you the freedom to attach additional devices, such as a USB mouse or flash drive. You can expand the number of USB ports you have to enhance your productivity.

Gain easy portability

Travel-sized and self-powered, this USB-C network adapter and hub provides easy portability, tucking easily into your laptop bag and eliminating the need to carry a separate Gigabit Ethernet adapter and USB-C to USB-A hub. It’s ideal for mobile use, providing you with wired network connectivity wherever you go, and letting you plug in extra USB peripheral devices. It also has a built-in USB-Type-C cable so it’s always there when you need it.

Power and charge as you work

The USB-C network adapter lets you power and charge your laptop as you work, while powering the hub at the same time.  The adapter supports Power Delivery 2.0, so instead of carrying multiple power adapters, you can use your laptop’s USB-C power adapter to power both your laptop and network adapter. Note: just make sure your laptop’s USB-C based power adapter supports USB Power Delivery 2.0.

Install it with ease

Get up and running quickly. Simply plug the adapter into the USB Type-C™ port on your laptop and connect to your network. It automatically installs once you connect it, and works with a wide range of operating systems such as Windows®, macOS, Linux® and Chrome OS™.

The US1GC303APD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Ideal for mobile professionals who require wired network connections and USB peripheral connectivity in one convenient adapter

Charge your laptop and your network adapter at the same time, using your laptop’s USB-C power adapter

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL100
VIA/VLI - VL813
Realtek - RTL8153
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet, IEEE 802.3x Flow Control, 802.1q VLAN Tagging, 802.1p Layer 2 Priority Encoding
Interface USB 3.0
RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 3
USB-C Device Port(s) USB Power Delivery
USB-C Host Connection Yes
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Auto-Negotiation Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Flow Control Full duplex flow control
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 9K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB-C (24 pin) USB Power Delivery only Female
3 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.7 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The adapter's USB-C port is for USB Power Delivery only. It does not support DisplayPort alt mode, or data transfers.
Not all USB-C ports support the full functionality of the USB Type-C standard. Ensure that your host laptop's USB-C port supports USB Power Delivery 2.0
The adapter can connect to a host laptop’s USB-C port that doesn’t support USB Power Delivery 2.0. However, in this configuration if a power adapter is connected to the hub, it will not pass power through to your host laptop.
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
System and Cable Requirements Available USB Type-C port - USB 3.0 (5Gbps) (to ensure the network adapter powers and charges your laptop, your host laptop's USB-C port must support USB Power Delivery 2.0)
Optional: USB-C power adapter (for example, your laptop’s USB-C based power adapter)
Power
Power Delivery 60W
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 5.9 in [15 cm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Compact
Product Height 0.7 in [17 mm]
Product Length 3.7 in [95 mm]
Product Weight 1.6 oz [44.9 g]
Product Width 1.6 in [41 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.3 oz [123 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB hub
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.7 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:

  • Data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, if you use USB 3.1.
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W, if both the USB host connection and the device support it.
  • Alternate modes, which deliver different types of data at different speeds. For example, DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).

If using Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, the connection is capable of additional features. For example, Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps of total bandwidth. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-port-capabilities.

Not all USB-C ports or devices are capable of supporting all of the features listed above, or all of the features at the maximum capabilities. If you require a specific USB-C feature, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support the feature that you require. For more information about whether your components support specific USB-C features, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers. 

To use all of the features of this USB-C device, it is required that all of the following components support USB Power Delivery 2.0:

  • The USB-C host connection.
  • The USB-C cable.
  • The USB-C device (for example, a hard drive docking station).

To check how much power this device requires, visit the product page, and look on the Technical Specifications tab.

For more information about the power delivery capabilities of your other components, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers.

How to

StarTech.com does not support a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) as this requires third-party software. However, our devices can be used as long as the following conditions are met:

  1. The BIOS must support PXE.
  2. The BIOS must see the card.
  3. The environment must have drivers for the chipset used in the card.
  4. If using a USB networking card, the environment must have support for USB devices as well.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a network adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Ethernet cables
  • Network devices
  • Computer system

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use different Ethernet cables, network devices, and a different computer system in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.
  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following:

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Your laptop might not support Power Delivery or might have specific charging requirements. For example, if your laptop requires exactly 60W of power and an adapter consumes some of the 60W, your laptop might not recognize that it is getting enough power.

For more information about Power Delivery, refer to the manufacturer of your hardware.

USB-C to Ethernet Adapter with 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub and Power Delivery

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