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AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter – A Fast, Reliable Connection
Want to connect to a network, but your computer or tablet lacks an Ethernet port? No problem. With this AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter, you can easily connect your USB 3.0 device to a router, modem, or network switch to deliver Gigabit Ethernet to your network connection. The adapter instantly bridges the gap. Simply insert the adapter’s USB connector into your device’s USB port and connect your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the other end of the adapter. Good to go. The USB 3.0 male A to RJ45 female adapter supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet at USB 3.0 speeds (640Mbs), which is faster than 10/100 adapters and most wireless connections.
The AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7, Mac OSX 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12, and Chrome OS with latest system updates (does not support Windows RT or Android). Supported features include Wake-on-LAN function, Green Ethernet and IEEE 802.3az-2010 (Energy Efficient Ethernet). Even more, the adapter supports IPv4/IPv6 pack Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce Central Processing Unit (CPU) loading.
If you experience issues using the device with a Mac OS, please download the latest drivers. The download link can be found near the top of the page.
Uses and Compatibility
For faster data-transfer speeds, the AmazonBasics USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter can be used to add wired network support to Chromebooks and Android tablets or to USB 2.0 laptops or desktops that are currently limited to 10/100 Ethernet.
The adapter also works well for replacing a broken internal network card, adding a separately routable network interface, and/or sending files peer-to-peer over Ethernet. It does not work for connecting a USB printer to a network.