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StarTech.com USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000

$34.99
Mfg # USB31000S CDW # 2831337

Quick tech specs

  • USB 3.0 network adapter adds an Ethernet port to your laptop or desktop computer at Gigabit speeds
  • USB NIC adapter with built-in cable; USB bus powered
  • USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 and backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1; TAA Compliant
  • USB to RJ45 adapter works with 10/100/1000 Mbps BASE-T networks; Status & Activity LEDs; 4K Jumbo Frames; VLAN Tagging; Wake on LAN; Auto MDIX
  • USB to Ethernet Adapter NIC uses ASIX AX88179A; Windows / macOS / Ubuntu / Chrome OS
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The USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter adds a single RJ45 Ethernet port to a USB-enabled computer system, with support for Gigabit network connections at full bandwidth, unlike USB 2.0 adapters.



Maximum Compatibility


This compact USB 3.0 network adapter is backward compatible with older USB 2.0/1.x computer systems, making it the ideal portable replacement network adapter or laptop accessory. Plus, with support for features such as Jumbo Frames, VLAN tagging and Wake on LAN (WOL), the adapter offers a versatile Gigabit network solution for home and business users alike.



This USB NIC adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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StarTech.com USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000 is rated 3.70 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Big Sur compatibility Device incompatible with Big Sur. The OS is almost a year old, but Start Tech is sitting on their bum rather than supporting their products
Date published: 2021-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT DEVICE,COMPANY, SUPPORT This device really delivers what it purports to do, unlike several others I tried which caused far more problems than they solved. And, also unlike the failed others, this company has superb customer and technical support. A winner all around. I will always use their devices instead of others.
Date published: 2022-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works supperb in many applications I've got 2 of these plus a slightly earlier version originally purchased to use for PXE booting Windows laptops, tablets and PCs. Don't seem to have any issue in Windows 10, windows updates you can bet are likely to mess many things up and I even seen it mess up Graphics cards, network cards etc. I suggest if you buy this to make sure that it will fit the intended use and research as much as possible.
Date published: 2021-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on MacOS Big Sur with beta driver I keep this plugged into my external monitor. Did not work until I downloaded the beta driver. Now it works great with my 16" macbook pro running MacOS Big Sur.
Date published: 2021-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed it does not work in MacOS Big Sur I was very happy with this adapter, but I have upgraded to MacOS Big Sur and the adapter is no longer supported. I'm disappointed there is not an updated driver for it.
Date published: 2021-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unstable on Mac This adapter works very unstable on Mac Os Mojave, I have to reinstall it over and over again to keep it working. After upgrading to Catalina it worked for one session and the reinstall trick is not working anymore.
Date published: 2022-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well something is obviously not right I purchased this in March 2023 so that I could have a USB Wake-On-Lan. Not only does that not work, but the gigabit speed it not there. Using the built-it RJ-45 of my laptop, does give me the expected speed, so something is obviously wrong.
Date published: 2023-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with new Macbook Pro (2022) I bought this a few years back and needed one for a MacBook pro (2022 model with only usb-c ports had use another usb-c to adapter to plug this Ethernet adapter in. Followed the steps offered with this product and it works, full gigabit speed. Great.
Date published: 2022-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great product and support Bought the USB3 to Gigabit adaptor a few years ago when I was using a Windows laptop. Changed to Mac. Just downloaded the Driver Package, Followed the instructions and works like a dream. One problem (Mac) handled by StarTech support via Chat and then telephone. Both worked great. No connection in any way with StarTech but all my career in IT (60 years) and can not think of a better product and support experience.
Date published: 2020-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works - sometimes At first it worked, later sometimes and now hardly. I think the driver has trouble coping with the W10 updates.
Date published: 2019-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great No drivers needed on a Lenovo Yoga 13 IdeaPad with Win 8.1
Date published: 2014-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Solution to a Bad Ethernet Motherboard Connection Easy to install and works great. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its pretty good, not sure if it's the best Its pretty good, not sure if it's the best
Date published: 2021-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with Nintendo Switch and Surface Pro 6 Works great with both the Nintendo switch and the Surface Pro 6. Long enough to close the cover on the switch dock too.
Date published: 2020-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it Not as efficient as having onboard gigabit ethernet, but it has improved my throughput. I recommend it
Date published: 2021-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from trying to figure out how to use just got this from Dell I have an outdated modem and can't figure out how to use this?? I've been trying all day and seems to be working but can't connect to internet. Help!!!
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from x Great for wireless only laptops! Easy to install/setup.
Date published: 2022-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB Works well. Very fast internet
Date published: 2023-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Repair. Permanent Solution I had a new PC with lots of custom software go down on me repeatedly. Tracked it to the integrated NIC Used this STARTECH USB to Ethernet device and my headache was gone. Tried another brand for a similar issue but was more work to get it going. This product has a disk that made sure it configured correctly the first time. Just ordered 2 more for spares!
Date published: 2014-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked instantly and perfectly with Win10 T.P. I purchased this to upgrade my laptop that had 10/100 Ethernet. Later, I installed Win10 Tech Preview on my desktop, and the Intel driver for the I218v gigabit Ethernet adapter wasn't compatible. Dug this adapter out of a drawer, plugged it in to USB3, and instantly had gigabit Ethernet. It's a great performer - I'm impressed all over again. Thanks, StarTech!
Date published: 2014-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with current Linux kernels The datasheet says this works with Linux kernels up to 3.5.0. But the current version of Ubuntu uses 4.15.0. Is there a driver version that will work with current releases of Ubuntu? Strangely, it seems to work fine with Linxux Mint which also runs the 4.15.0 kernel.
Date published: 2018-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work Unstable Unstable operation when connected to a laptop port work MacOs High Sierra 10.13.6 You have to reinstall the device driver all the time. Download and upload speeds are good for streaming.
Date published: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REQUIRES BOOT FROM DISC!! This connector requires booting the software from the enclosed disc! Why?? I don't know! Some of the spec sheets don't even mention that, although it's printed on the box IN LITTLE BITTY LETTERS. For my constant, everyday use, it's USELESS. Am I missing something?
Date published: 2018-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! My ISP guy was apprehensive about this adapter when setting me up, said everything was router/ethernet/wireless and my attempt to run a no-ethernet laptop (USB-C only for internet) on a wired connection might be doomed... He was actually surprised when it worked perfectly, even without being able to use the included CD set up disc (nobody has CD's anymore!)
Date published: 2023-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and looks nice too! Finally bought a new laptop and was bewildered by the missing ethernet port. I tried to find an external ethernet adapter online, but there were too many choices. The Dell Chat was a simple and easy process that made some sense of my online searching results and I felt comfortable with their suggestion for the Startech.com usb 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter. Software is included in the box; make sure you look for it, although it could just work as a plug and play.
Date published: 2019-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB Works well. Very fast internet
Date published: 2023-01-24T00:00:00-05:00