The Plugable 2.5GBPS USB Ethernet Adapter (USBC-E2500) is for users looking to move beyond Gigabit Ethernet. With 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, you can leverage existing Cat 5e Ethernet cables and use less-costly switches to more than double the performance of your local network compared to traditional Gigabit Ethernet. Whether you’re running Windows, macOS, or Linux, you can easily add 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapters to any system with an available USB 3.0 or USB-C port, thanks to the attached USB-C to USB-A adapter. Note: A driver download may be necessary on older operating systems or kernels. Most modern operating systems are plug-and-play. Features Chipset: Realtek RTL8156 Link Rates: 100mbps (100BASE-TX), 1000mbps (1000BASE-TX), and 2500mbps (2.5GBASE-T) with Auto Negotiation Additional Features: 9k Jumbo Frame Support, Auto MDI-X (Crossover Detection and Correction), and IEEE 802.1Q VLAN support (Depending on OS), and Power/Activity LEDs In the Box USB 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with attached USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter Quick Install Guide
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Faster Than Gigabit – Double the performance of a traditional Gigabit Ethernet adapter when used with switches or routers capable of 2.5Gbps for faster file transfers, smoother video conferencing, and seamless streaming
Keep USB Universal – Hybrid 2-in-1 cable converts from USB-C to USB-A so you always have the right connection (USB 3.0 required for full performance)
Use Existing Cabling – Upgrade your network without updating your cables. 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet signals are designed to work on Cat 5e cabling, just pair your USB Ethernet Adapter with 2.5Gbps-capable switches/routers
OS Compatibility – Works with Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, macOS 10.7 and above, and Linux Kernel 3.2 and above. Driver download and install may be required on older OS and Kernel versions. Some core features require driver install on macOS
2 Year Warranty – We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support