Plugable USB-C to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter (Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS)

  • Upgrade USB Type-C (USB-C) systems and devices like the MacBook Retina and Chromebook Pixel 2015 to wired gigabit network speeds. For USB Type-A (USB-A) systems see our USB3-E1000 instead. Works in tablet-mode with Nintendo Switch.
  • Automatic signed 32/64-bit driver installation via existing Internet connection through Windows Update on Windows 10, 8.1 / 8, and 7. Mac driver download available for OS X 10.9 and newer. Support built-in to Linux kernel 3.9 and up (3.8 and earlier require rebuild of kernel module from source).
  • Limited Android compatibility. Android users, please confirm if your phone or tablet is compatible (has drivers for the ASIX AX88179 chipset) before purchase. Not compatible with ARM-based Microsoft Windows RT systems.
  • Supports 4K Jumbo Frames, IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload engine, crossover detection and auto-correction, TCP large send offload and IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet.
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The Plugable USBC-E1000 is an easy way to gain wired gigabit network speeds on your new MacBook Retina, Chromebook Pixel 2015, and many other upcoming Mac, Linux, and Windows systems with USB Type-C (USB-C) connectors. Enjoy faster HD video streaming, gaming, web browsing, local network throughput and more.

Compatible with USB Type-C (USB-C) Macbooks, ChromeBook Pixel 2015, and upcoming USB-C Ultrabooks and Tablets.


Plug into any USB-C (USB-C) enabled Mac, Linux, or Windows hosted Gigabit Ethernet network. Tested with “iperf” (network benchmark utility) at over 800Mbps real-world throughput. Also works on 10/100 Ethernet networks at their native speeds.


Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and newer, including BootCamp. Linux kernels 3.9 and later include driver (3.8 and earlier require rebuild of kernel module from source). Signed 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7.

Not compatible with ARM-based Windows RT systems (MS Surface, Asus ASUS VivoTab RT). Not compatible with Android tablets, Tivo Series 2, Wii or other non-PC/Mac platforms. See the Plugable USB2-E100 for an adapter compatible with these.

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Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for MacBook, Chromebook, Windows, Linux, Wii, Wii U & Switch Game Console

  • Add a fast wired network interface to your system. Supports Windows, Mac, Wii, Wii U, Linux, ChromeOS, and some Android devices. Compatible with Nintendo Switch when using the dock
  • Full 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet performance over USB 2.0’s 480 Mbps bus. Faster than most wireless connections
  • ASIX AX88772 chipset for widest possible compatibility. RJ-45 port interfaces with any 10/100Mbps Ethernet network. Link and Activity LEDs. USB bus-powered
  • Windows 10, 8.1/8 and Surface Pro series have built-in support. Windows 7, Vista, XP supported by Windows Update, disk, and download. Drivers built in to Mac OS X 10.6 and newer, Linux kernel 2.6.35 and newer, Wii, Wii U, Switch, ChromeOS, and some other systems. Windows RT (SurfaceRT) Not Supported
  • Notes for Android device: Only compatible if your device manufacturer pre-installed necessary drivers into the device. Please use an OTG adapter if the Android device has a micro-USB port

Features faster-than-wireless speeds and easy connectivity. The Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network Adapter adds a Fast Ethernet (RJ45) capable port to any supported system. It uses the ASIX AX88772 chipset for widest possible compatibility. Note the adapter is not for network enabling USB devices, rather it’s the other way around – it’s a USB device that adds a fast wired network interface to supported computers, consoles, and mobile devices running network-capable operating systems.Two LEDs monitor power and link activity. Powered by USB (no external power adapter needed).

If your computer or tablet has an micro USB port, please consider using Plugable USB2-OTGE100 Ethernet adapter.


Drivers built in — no driver install required — on Windows 10 and 8, Mac OS 10.6 and newer, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Linux 2.6.35 and newer, ChromeBook, Chumby, and some other systems. On Windows 7, Vista 32/64-bit drivers are automatically provided via Windows Update. Windows XP, 2000, ME, and 98SE require driver install via download or included disk. Source code/driver available for Linux kernels 2.6.9 – 2.6.34.

Not supported on ARM-based Windows, including Surface RT and Surface 2. Not compatible with Apple iOS or Amazon devices. See for an updated list of compatible Android devices.


Wired Ethernet via this adapter provides faster and more reliable network access than typical 802.11 wireless networking (up to 2-3x as fast). Particularly helpful for web video, downloads, and streaming.  Useful to replace a broken network port, participate on multiple networks, or give virtual machines their own physical network connection.

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Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux/Unix (ASIX AX88178 Chipset)

  • USB 2.0 male A to RJ45 female adapter supporting 10/100/1000 Ethernet at USB 2.0 speeds (480Mbs)
  • Driverless operation with all Chromebooks, some Android Tablets (including ASUS Transformer Prime / Infinity tablets, also NVidia Shield), and Linux 3.3+
  • Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6 and newer, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP. Not Wii compatible. Driver installation under Windows 10 requires an pre-existing internet connection through wireless or another Ethernet connection.
  • For adding a wired network interface to a wireless-only system, replace a bad port, for higher performance, or for peer-peer use
  • ASIX AX88178 Controller and Realtek RTL8211CL PHY – Jumbo packets up to 9KB on Windows. Suspend mode and remote wakeup

Add a network interface to your computer via USB. Common uses include adding wired network support to Chromebooks and Android tablets, improving speeds vs. 10/100 adapters and wireless networks, replacing a broken internal network card, adding a separately routable network interface, and transferring files peer-to-peer over Ethernet. It is not a solution for connecting a USB device like a printer to a network.


Plug into any USB 2.0 laptop or desktop currently limited to 10/100 Ethernet, and benefit from faster transfers on your Gigabit ethernet network. USB 2.0 supports theoretical speeds up to 480Mbs. In practice, most machines will see up to a doubling of network speed by moving from 100Mbs Fast Ethernet to 1000Mbs Gigabit ethernet via USB. Also works on 10/100 ethernet networks at their native speeds.


Microsoft signed 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, and Win98SE. Not compatible with ARM-based Windows (MS Surface).
Mac OS X 10.6+ 32/64-bit requires latest driver via download. Please use the latest ver 2.2.0 driver for macOS 10.12.
Linux kernels prior to 3.3 require rebuild of kernel module from source.
Not compatible with Tivo Series 2, or Wii.

Driverless Support

Works using built-in drivers (no install needed) for all Google Chromebook systems, Google Nexus Player, nVidia Shield, many Android systems, and systems with Linux kernel 3.3 and higher.

Included in Package

USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with standard USB type A connector to PC and female RJ45 jack to network, Quick Install Guide, and Driver Disk for Windows and Mac.

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