Presto Gigabit USB 3.0 Adapter
Wired Networking Restoration Device
With the introduction of new, thinner, lighter computers, manufacturers continue to remove ports that were once standard. Due to its size, the RJ-45 connector for Ethernet, the standard wired networking interface, was among the first to go—try to find one on a MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, or most Ultrabook™ computers. Sonnet's Presto Gigabit USB 3.0 adapter instantly bridges the gap left by the missing onboard port, plugging in between your computer's USB 3.0 or 2.0 port(1) and the RJ45 network connection, and enabling file access and sharing at up to 1 Gb/s.
This Sonnet adapter supports 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication, enabling it to easily connect with most networks. It also supports jumbo packet transfers (compared to 1500 byte standard packets) to provide higher performance and reduced overhead when transferring large files. Setup is simple—download and install a driver, connect the adapter to your network connection, and then configure the adapter settings through the OS X® Network control panel or Windows® Device Manager.
Add RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet—Simple way to add RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to any compatible computer with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0(1) ports
1000/100/10Base-T Auto Negotiation—Configures to highest performance transmission mode supported
Supports Full/Half-duplex Communication—Send and receive data simultaneously or in one direction at a time
Supports Jumbo Packet Transfers—Transfer large amount of data with less effort
Easy Setup—Plug-and-connect after onetime driver installation(2)
USB Port Powered—No AC power adapter required
Energy Efficient—Qualified IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
Mac/PC Compatibility—Compatible with Mac and Windows computers
Bus Powered and Energy Efficient
Energy Efficient Ethernet LogoPresto Gigabit USB 3.0 is USB port powered, so there's no AC adapter to deal with. It is also very energy efficient in use, using less power when no data is being transmitted. This adapter includes a short USB 3.0 cable to keep the adapter close to your computer and allow you to see its power, link, and activity LED indicators. No USB 3.0 ports at your disposal? Presto Gigabit USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 connections(1), too.
USB3-GE Presto Gigabit USB 3.0
Network Connector One RJ-45 connector supports 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps network speeds and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Bus Interface USB 3.0
IEEE 802.3 10BaseT
IEEE 802.3u 100BaseT
IEEE 802.3ad 1000BaseT
802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
I/O Address Assigned by system
IRQ Line Assigned by system
Maximum packet size:
4088 bytes – OS X
9000 bytes –Windows
RoHS Compliant Yes
Presto Gigabit USB 3.0 Network Adapter
5.5" (14 cm) USB 3.0 cable
Quick start guide
Any Intel Mac with USB 3.0 or 2.0(1) ports
OS X 10.6+
OS X Mavericks compatible
Any Windows computer with USB 3.0 or 2.0(1) ports
Windows 8, 7, Vista® 32- and 64-bit
Gigabit network connections at full bandwidth when used with a USB 3.0 host connection and cable; speeds are limited by USB 2.0 bus or USB 2.0 cable.
Internet connection required for driver download.
Not for phones, iPad®, Microsoft Surface™-type or other ARM tablets, Android, or Chrome OS.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || SCs-usb3ge|
| Brand || Sonnet|
| Series || Adapter|
| Model || USB3-GE|
| Type || USB3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Adaptor|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 07/11/2013|
USB3-GE Spec Information
| Length (cm) || 0.1|
| Weight (kg) || 0.25kg|
| Colour || Black|
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price for USB3-GE?Link to a USB3-GE review page How can I connect my mac book air 11inch to a LAN cable?
11/07/2016 | Mark
This little device I can connect to my USB port and in another end come LAN cable. It is much faster internet speed when it is connected with a cable.