The Plugable USB3-E1000 is an easy way to gain wired gigabit network speeds over USB 3.0 for faster HD video streaming, gaming, web browsing, network storage and more. It’s also the perfect travel companion for any laptop or tablet due to it’s small size and USB bus powered design.
Common uses include adding wired gigabit network support to Macbooks, UltraBooks, or notebooks with no Ethernet connection, or replacing or upgrading network adapters in desktop computers.
USB network adapters can improve speeds compared to older 10/100 adapters and most wireless networks. Also useful for adding additional network interfaces, and transferring files peer-to-peer over Ethernet.
Please note that this product is not a solution for connecting a USB device like a printer to a network or for connecting network printers or network attached storage devices directly to a computer.
Plug into any laptop or desktop currently limited to 10/100 Ethernet or no Ethernet at all, and benefit from faster transfers on your gigabit Ethernet network. (Also works on 10/100 Ethernet networks at their native speeds.)
USB 3.0 systems support theoretical maximum transfer speeds up to 5Gbps and USB 2.0 supports up to 480Mbps.
In practice, most machines will see up to a doubling of network speeds by moving from a 100Mbps Fast Ethernet to a 1000Mbps gigabit Ethernet via USB 2.0, and could see even more substantial gains on USB 3.0.