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Plugable 2.5G USB C and USB to Ethernet Adapter,2-in-1 Adapter Compatible w/ USB C/Thunderbolt 3

Mfg # USBC-E2500 CDW # 7139991 | UNSPSC 43201404

Quick tech specs

  • Double the performance of a traditional Gigabit Ethernet adapter when used with switches or routers capable of 2.5Gbps for faster file transfers,streaming and video conference
  • Works w/Windows 11,10,8.x,7,macOS 10.7 and above,Linux Kernel 3.2 and up
  • Backed by Plugable's Seattle-based support team
  • Hybrid 2-in-1 cable converts from USB-C to USB-A
  • Upgrade your network without updating your cables;2.5 Gigabit Ethernet signals can work on Cat 5e cabling
  • 2 year limited parts and labor warrant
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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.


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

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USB 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with attached USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter

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Plugable 2.5G USB C and USB to Ethernet Adapter is rated 4.80 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect accessory This is one of those small, but hard to find and useful accessories that you should always have on hand. This is especially true with new laptops. I own a Dell laptop that's small and portable, but unfortunately doesn't have an ethernet connection. I've found this to be the case with many small portable laptops that compromise functionality for size. This is fine, but it means having to buy those connections. That's why the plugable technologies usb C to ethernet cable is so helpful. I love that it has both a type C and USB connection so you can use it on many different types of computers including a PC or mac. The Ethernet connection will fit any ethernet cord and can connect to whatever connection you need. I use mine for whenever I need a hard connection to my internet to set it up since Wifi may not necessarily work. It's definitely made my life easier. I would recommend this to anyone who has a laptop or device without an ethernet connection. It will certainly be helpful especially if you need it urgently and will save you time having to go find it in a store later.
Date published: 2023-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I got this about a month ago and have been using it for travel and it works perfect for the few items like phone, watch and laptop. It is easy to throw in your bag and take sloth with you while having a few different ports to charge different products at same time.
Date published: 2023-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I bought this pluggable 2.5 USB Ethernet Adapter to try out on my laptop as it would no longer connect to my Wi-Fi. It did work for me however what I did not know at the time that my laptop was way too old for this to work to its full potential.
Date published: 2023-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice tech The Plugable Technologies 2.5G USB C to Ethernet Adapter works well. Entirely as advertised. Will definitely continue to use and if the need arise would purchase from this manufacturer. Job well done.
Date published: 2023-05-03T00:00:00-04:00