TP-Link USB to Ethernet Adapter (UE305), Foldable USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter, Supports Windows,Linux, Apple MacBook, Surface, 14.99, 0, $, .
- Brand: TP-Link
- Item model number: UE305
- Operating System: Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10
- Item Weight: 0.64 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.02 x 0.64 inches
- Item Dimensions LxWxH: 2.8 x 1.02 x 0.64 inches
- Manufacturer: TP-Link
- ASIN: B08P56RDDL
- Country of Origin: China
- Date First Available: December 4, 2020
TP-Link USB Ethernet Network Adapter(UE305), USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, Gigabit Lan adapter, Compatible with Nintendo Switch, MacBook, Surface Pro, Notebook PC.Every Gamer's Best FriendSimply by plugging in the USB 3.0 interface, UE305 helps connect your Nintendo Switch to...
This USB 1GBit nic works fantastic under linux. Uses the RTL8153 chipset so driver is built-inGave excellent performance at 1Gbit lan speed:[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr Cwnd[ 4] 0.00-1.01 sec 73.1 MBytes 609 Mbits/sec 0 617 KBytes[ 4] 1.01-2.01 sec 106 MBytes 888 Mbits/sec 0 909 KBytes[ 4] 2.01-3.01 sec 105 MBytes 885 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 3.01-4.00 sec 98.8 MBytes 831 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 4.00-5.01 sec 93.8 MBytes 785 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 5.01-6.01 sec 97.5 MBytes 817 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 6.01-7.01 sec 100 MBytes 836 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 7.01-8.01 sec 100 MBytes 839 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 8.01-9.00 sec 98.4 MBytes 832 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes[ 4] 9.00-10.01 sec 100 MBytes 836 Mbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr[ 4] 0.00-10.01 sec 973 MBytes 816 Mbits/sec 0 sender[ 4] 0.00-10.01 sec 973 MBytes 816 Mbits/sec receiver
This was definitely not plug and play on a MacBook Air. Luckily I'm a bit of a computer geek so I managed to figure out the set up with half an hour of tinkering. But let me first start off and say my MacBook is a bit old (like a few years), so I definitely needed to manually install the driver. Sadly, even after installing the driver, you do need to configure it yourself and TP-Link didn't give clear enough instructions.So if you are like me on a Mac, install the drivers over WiFi first (DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOME WITHOUT INSTALLING IT OR IT WON'T WORK!). Then once your computer is booted, make sure you have the dongle plugged in along with your Ethernet connection or else it won't work! Then click on your WiFi at the top and open up network preferences. Here is pretty much where TP-Link didn't give instructions on. You need to go to the bottom of the list and click the "+" sign to add. After that find the dongle on the list and add it in. The rest you need to configure to what suits your own network. Your computer should connect after that.I am taking 2 stars off because TP-Link failed to give clear enough instructions and it was not Plug and Play.
My PC has only a 10/100 ethernet card and I was not of a mind to dismantle it. It does have a lot of USB ports, so this seems like a good inexpensive solution until I need to break down and get a new PC.My internet speed is 1gps advertised, and I can measure that I do get 1g speed very reliably on my newest iPhone over WiFi. I decided this was a law risk solution to improve throughput to my PC. The bad news is that all of my USB ports are USB 2.0, so I’m not going to get 1g speed. Still, USB 2.0 is lots faster than 100meg.It was truly plug and play on my Windows 10 PC, though it took the old girl quite a while to load the driver, maybe 5 -8 minutes or so before it eventually connected. I did check in Device Manager for a newer driver, and it did find one, so I had another 5 minute wait to get it downloaded and installed. After that it worked perfectly.As I mentioned, all my USB ports are 2.0, so I was curious as to the actual throughput I could get. Using Ookla’s Speetdest app on the PC I am averaging about 240mbps download and 40mbps upload, which aligns with USB 2.0 standards and my ISP’s throttle. Most sites don’t send data to you much faster than that anyway. My point in saying all this is that if you have an older PC, it still makes sense to use this gadget. It will extend the life of your machine and delay the headaches of getting and setting up a new computer.
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