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USB 3.0 3-Port Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Add a Gigabit LAN adapter to your Windows or Mac desktop or laptop PC without needing and get extra USB 3.0 ports as a bonus when using this USB 3.0 3-port Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter from Monoprice!
This USB hub features a 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet adapter and three USB 3.0 ports. It is compatible with Windows XP or later as well as Mac OS X 10.6.x ~ 10.8.x. It includes several "green" Ethernet capabilities, including support for the IEEE 802.3az specification for energy efficient Ethernet and IPV4/IPV6 pack Checksum Offload Engine to reduce CPU overhead.
This Ethernet adapter draws all the power it needs from the connected USB port, however it can be powered using an optional AC adapter (not included).
- USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- Small, compact design for easy portability
- Supports wake-on-LAN function
- Supports Green Ethernet
- Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
- Supports IPV4/IPV6 pack Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce CPU overhead
- Complies with the Full-duplex with flow control and Half-duplex with backpressure operation
- Battery Charging 1.2 compatible
- Works with Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.6.x ~ 10.8.x
- Bus-powered or powered using an optional AC adapter (not included)
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|Connectors||1x USB A male plug|
|3x USB A female ports|
|1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port|
|1x DC power jack (5 VDC, 2.5A)|
|USB Compliance||USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1)|
|USB Speed||up to 5.0Gbps|
|Ethernet Speed||up to 1000Mbps|
|LED Indicators||Green/yellow LEDs to indicate Ethernet Connection status|
|Power Requirements||Bus Powered: 3.3 VDC, 500mA|
|Adapter Powered: 5.0 VDC, 2.5A (optional, not included)|
|Operating Temperature||+32 ~ +104°F (0 ~ +40°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +158°F (-20 ~ +70°C)|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||8.2" x 1.7" x 0.9" (210 x 42 x 23 mm)|
|Weight||2.1 oz. (60g)|
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC, CE|
Questions and Answers
I purchased it and got the quick, reliable delivery that I've grown accustomed to from Monoprice. I ripped the package open, plugged it in, downloaded and installed the driver - all within 5 minutes! It worked beautifully! I decided to use it every day for a few weeks before posting my review. The results are - This thing is SOLID AS A ROCK! ...with one caveat. Please read on.
Now, I knew prior to purchasing this that it was not likely going to be able to power all of my external USB devices sufficiently. But I went ahead and ordered it anyway because in the product description is says "optional AC adapter (not included)". Great! I figured if I wanted the AC adapter down the line, I could just get it at Monoprice. I have a Windows 10 VM on an external SSD and a very power hungry portable HDD and found right away that I absolutely needed the AC adapter if I wanted to use those drives on this hub. I searched Monoprice's website and couldn't find one. So I called customer support and was informed that they don't sell the optional adapter nor do they know where I can get it. All they could tell me was the power specifications for the adapter, which is 5V 2.5A. I was a little disappointed, but went ahead and did an Amazon search for "5V 2.5A adapter". A few options came up and I just selected one and ordered it. When I got it, it turned out that the barrel of the tip was too big to fit in the hub. So I explained the situation to the seller and sent them a photo of the hub's port. They were awesome and sent me a short converter cable that plugs into the AC adapter and the other end plugs perfectly into the USB/ethernet hub! All my external USB devices now work great in the hub and all ended very, very well!
Because of my situation, the seller went ahead and created a listing on Amazon for the adapter that works perfectly for this hub. Just go on to Amazon and do a search for "Charger Adapter Cord for Monoprice Ethernet / USB". Not sure why it does not come up first when you do that search, but it does come up 3rd or 4th. I really hope this helps the many who need the power supply for this very awesome USB 3 port gigabit ethernet hub!
The bottom line: This is a great combination USB 3.0/Ethernet hub. Very nice modern look and high quality build. Works flawlessly on a Mac - all at a great low price! I wholeheartedly recommend this product!
PROS: - Gigabit ethernet speeds
- USB 3.0
- Works perfectly on Mac (after downloading and installing drivers)
- Quality build, look and feel
- Great low price
CONS: - Optional power supply not available at Monoprice & was a hassle to find (see my review for solution)
- Mac driver required but not included and no mention of where to get it (see my review for solution)
Monoprice comes through again!
PROS: Inexpensive, USB 3 with Gig ethernet - what's not to love?
CONS: Smallish con, but certainly not the fault of manufacturer or Monoprice is the need for 3rd party drivers. It would be nice if there were a link on the product page and an explanation these WILL work with 10.9+ if the proper driver is used.
PROS: Works great once the drivers are install
CONS: Works great once the drivers are install
PROS: Works great once the drivers are install
CONS: Drivers on physical media, didnt have a optical drive when i needed to install the drivers.
PROS: Works with OS X Yosemite, despite claims otherwise
CONS: Requires drivers to work, won't reliably power USB hard drive without AC adapter
PROS: HIGH SPEED
CONS: CUTS OUT
PROS: Works on my late 2014 Macbook Pro.
CONS: You need to download the driver: http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131