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USB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter with PD Charging

Connect to a GbE network through your laptop’s USB-C port, and charge while you work with Power Delivery

Product ID: US1GC30PD

  • Add a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port to your USB-C enabled device for reliable network connectivity
  • 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, ideal for mobile use
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  • Supports USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • Integrated cable with a USB-C connector, which is Thunderbolt 3 data port compatible
  • Multi-platform compatible and easy to install with native support in the latest operating systems (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS)
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN, Energy-Efficient Ethernet, jumbo frames, full-duplex flow control, VLAN tagging, and layer 2 priority encoding
$96.99 NZD exc GST
$111.54 NZD inc GST
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Overview

Now you can add a wired network connection 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. 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

Extend the capability of your laptop’s USB-C port, by gaining a wired internet connection virtually anywhere you go. The USB-C network adapter connects to your USB-C port to provide a reliable Gigabit Ethernet connection. It supports full Gigabit bandwidth, by harnessing the performance of USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1, letting you quickly access large files over the network. You can connect to a network in locations where Wi-Fi® is unavailable or unreliable, such as in classrooms, offices, and hotels.

Power and charge as you work

The USB-C network adapter lets you power and charge your laptop as you work.  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.

Compact and lightweight for perfect portability

Compact and portable, this USB-C Gigabit network adapter is the ideal desktop network adapter or laptop accessory. It’s powered directly from the USB port making it easy to connect when you’re on the go.

Native driver support makes installation easy

This Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network adapter provides a reliable network connection without even having to install drivers. It’s ready to go - the network adapter chipset provides native driver support to ensure a quick setup. Simply plug the adapter into the USB-C port on your laptop and connect to your network.

The US1GC30PD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Ideal for mobile professionals who require wired network connections

Access a wired network in locations where Wi-Fi® is unavailable or unreliable, such as in classrooms, offices, and hotels

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 Realtek - RTL8153
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
Interface USB 3.0
RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 1
USB-C Device Port(s) USB Power Delivery
USB-C Host Connection Yes
Performance
Auto MDIX 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 Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Male
1 - USB-C (24 pin) USB Power Delivery only Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 10
Windows Server® 2016
Mac OS X® 10.11 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS
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)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link (green)
1 - Activity (yellow)
Power
Power Delivery 60W
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 0.5 in [12 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.7 in [17 mm]
Product Length 2.5 in [62.5 mm]
Product Weight 1.2 oz [34 g]
Product Width 1.6 in [40 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4 oz [113 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB-C adapter
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 10
Windows Server® 2016
Mac OS X® 10.11 to 10.13 VLAN tagging is currently not supported in Mac OS

Certifications

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Product Support

Drivers & Downloads

Driver(s):
Data Sheet(s)

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. 

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

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 Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

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.

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:

Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC.  In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.

The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible.  To do this, consult your motherboard manual.

You can also disable any NIC in Windows.  Here is how you do this:

First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X.  Then click Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 8

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 7

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows XP

  1. Click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

If you are experiencing speed or connectivity issues, it is best to set a specific speed at half or full duplex in your settings.  You can set your network adapter to perform at a certain speed, but the device that the adapter is connected to (whether it is a router, switch, or computer) must also be able to perform at the same speed.

Note: You must log in as the local administrator before you continue.

To open Device Manager:

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc.
  • Click OK.
  1. Open the Networking adapters section.
  2. Right-click the network adapter that you want to change and select Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to Speed & Duplex. By default, it is set to Auto-Negotiate. Select any of the speeds that you see in the list.
  5. Click OK and restart your computer.

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.