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

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

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  • 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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€58,99 EUR excl. VAT
€73,15 EUR incl. VAT

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Finland V933603
  • UPC 065030862806

Compatibility

  • Chrome OS logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
macOS 10.6 to 10.15 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in macOS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
1 - External Ports USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 1, 5 Gbps)
RJ-45
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 80% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Interface RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB Pass-Through Yes
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
Chipset ID ASIX - AX88179
VIA/VLI - VL812
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Green: 10/100 Link/Activity
Amber: Gigabit Link/Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 30 mm [1,2 in]
Package Length 17 cm [6,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 92 g [3,2 oz]
Package Width 14,3 cm [5,6 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 1 - 5 Gbit/s
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Auto MDIX Yes
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 4K max.
Physical Characteristics Product Length 27,5 cm [10,8 in]
Form Factor Attached Cable
Weight of Product 38 g [1,3 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 20,3 cm [8,0 in]
Product Width 35 mm [1,4 in]
Product Height 17 mm [0,7 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
macOS 10.6 to 10.15 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in macOS
Linux Kernel 2.6.25 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB-C to GbE Network Adapter

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Starting in High Sierra 10.13, macOS enforces stricter security policies than previous revisions. As a result of these changes, software packages, like those used in this installation, will need to be allowed within the macOS Security and Privacy settings, immediately after the software has been installed, in order for the device to operate.

To allow the software, follow these steps after you've completed installation on your Mac:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Open Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the Allow button near the bottom of the General tab.

Note: The option to allow the software will be available within the Security & Privacy settings for 30 minutes. If the software is not allowed within that time frame, the software must be reinstalled in order for macOS to grant the opportunity to allow it again.

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.

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.

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. 

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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USB-C to RJ34 Gigabit Network Adapter

By: Starr - 10/24/2018
Very simple and fast. This is truly plug and play. Plug it into your USB-C computer and you have a gigabit NIC. Don't have a USB-C port, then plug into a USB-A cable into this device.
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Good things can come in small packages

By: morty - 11/22/2018
The Star-Tech USB- C Gigabit Network Adapter with USB Type A Port worked great for me. The small size of the adapter made it super portable and easy for use with my laptop. The blazing fast speeds of the gigabit network adapter gave my laptop full wired lan networking capabilities. Setup was a breeze and the device works flawlessly for me. The built-in USB port is a great addition and allowed even more accessibility for my laptop. Good things can come in small packages. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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