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USB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter with Extra USB 3.0 Port

Use the USB Type-C port on your laptop to add a Gigabit Ethernet port and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (type-A) port

Product ID: US1GC301AU

  • Add a Gigabit Ethernet network connection to your computer through a USB Type-C port
  • Works with the newest MacBook, Chromebook Pixel™and other laptop and desktop computers with a USB-C port
  • Thunderbolt 3 port compatible
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  • Add a USB Type-A port to your computer for connecting an additional peripheral device
  • Native driver support in Chrome OS™ and Windows® 8.1 for easy set-up
  • Supports Mac OS 10.10 with driver installation
  • Powered directly from the USB port
  • Compact, lightweight design for maximum portability
  • Supports 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-detection
  • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab compatible
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging support
  • Built-in Checksum and Large Send Offload
  • Up to 4K Jumbo Frame support
  • Wake-On-LAN support
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet support
$77.99 AUD exc GST
$85.79 AUD inc GST
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Overview

Now, you can easily connect to a Gigabit network through the USB-C™ or Thunderbolt™ 3 port on your laptop or desktop computer, and add connectivity for an additional USB (Type-A) peripheral device.  It's a great companion for your MacBook, Chromebook Pixel™, Dell™ XPS 12, Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 or other devices.

Powerful Gigabit network connections

The USB-C network adapter supports full Gigabit bandwidth by harnessing the performance of USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps). You can quickly access very large files over the network at Gigabit speed.

Native driver support makes installation easy

Get up and running quickly. Simply plug the adapter into the USB Type-C™ port on your laptop and connect to your network. The network adapter chipset provides native driver support in Chrome OS™ and Windows® 8.1, and supports Mac OSX (10.10) with driver installation.

Trouble-free connections through USB-Type-C

The USB-C connector is smaller and easier to use than previous USB connectors. It’s a reversible plug so you can connect to your devices with either side facing up, without frustration or the risk of port damage.

With a compact design, this USB-C network adapter is as portable as your laptop, perfect for ultra-portable devices that have a USB-C port, such as the MacBook and Chromebook Pixel™. The network adapter is bus-powered which makes it easy to connect when you’re on the go.

Additional connectivity with an extra USB 3.1 port

Some computers with USB Type-C only offer one port for external connectivity. This Ethernet adapter features a built-in USB Type-A port, giving you the freedom to attach an additional peripheral device, such as a USB mouse.

The US1GC301AU is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Add Gigabit Ethernet capabilities to your MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, Dell XPS 12 or Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1

Turn your USB-C port into a Gigabit LAN RJ45 port

Add an extra USB peripheral along with your network adapter

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 1
Chipset ID ASIX - AX88179
VIA/VLI - VL812
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
Interface RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 1
USB Pass-Through Yes
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 4K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 1 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Male
External Ports 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
1 - RJ-45 Latching Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 1 - 10/100 Link/Activity (Green)
1 - Gigabit Link/Activity (Amber)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 8 in [203 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Attached Cable
Product Height 0.7 in [17 mm]
Product Length 10.8 in [275 mm]
Product Weight 1.3 oz [38 g]
Product Width 1.4 in [35 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.3 oz [94 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB-C to GbE network adapter

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

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Product Support

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. 

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.