Category Archives: USB2-E100

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Selecting the Right USB-Ethernet Adapter for your Computer and Network

You’re a consultant, and you stride into a new client’s office with your Macbook Air, only to discover they’ve disabled WiFi for security reasons. You pull out your Windows tablet in a hotel room, but the only internet available is coming through a wire on the desk. You’re a gamer and you’re tired of watching […]

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Nexus 7 First Gen (2012) Upgrade to Andriod 5.0 (Lollipop) Breaks USB-Ethernet Support

Update: The latest Android version update for the Nexus 7 first gen (2012), version 5.1.1, has resolved this issue. If this version is not yet available over-the-air (OTA) for your tablet, you can download and install it manually from Google’s factory image website here. Use the “nakasi” image for regular WiFi devices, and “nagasig” for […]

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Using the USB2-E100 on Windows RT

Officially, we don’t support our USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter on Windows RT. This is because Windows RT won’t recognize it automatically — Windows RT 8.1 lacks the plug and play IDs, and doesn’t provide a way to install INFs or 3rd party drivers to provide them after the fact. The full Intel/AMD version of […]

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Supporting PXE over USB Deployment Scenarios for tablets and ultrabooks

Many enterprise IT admins are facing a new challenge: how to deploy and manage systems with only WiFi for networking and USB for IO ports.  As a result, we’re often asked whether our USB network adapters support PXE boot.  In short, this is the wrong question- Mu. When designing a deployment environment where USB is […]

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Before You Upgrade To Mac OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”)

Update 10/22/14: With the release of 10.10 (Yosemite), unfortunately there’s not much improved USB graphics behavior to report, as the key issues outlined in this post still exist. We’ve posted an update regarding USB graphics and other USB device behavior with Yosemite that can be found here. DisplayLink has recently released an updated beta driver […]

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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 on the Surface RT Will Break Wired Internet Access

Microsoft will push the upgrade to Windows 8.1 on October 17, 2013, bringing many welcome improvements over Windows 8. However, for Surface RT users who have installed Plugable’s USB2-E100 USB to Ethernet adapter, upgrading to Windows 8.1 will prevent use of that adapter, making it impossible to access the Internet through a wired Ethernet connection. […]

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Plugable USB Ethernet Adapters – Driver Updates with Windows 8.1 Upgrade

Q: What actions are needed for installing Plugable USB Ethernet adapters when upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8? Note: these instructions only apply to traditional Intel/AMD based Windows, not Windows RT A: When upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, if you have our USB2-E100, it is supported with no additional actions needed as […]

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Windows RT (Surface) USB Ethernet Driver Going Away 12/23

The driver that enables certain USB Ethernet adapters like the Plugable USB2-E100 to work with new Windows RT devices like the Microsoft Surface has been pulled from the chipset manufacturer’s site (ASIX). Microsoft is requesting that it be pulled from all downstream sites also. Microsoft did not intend for this driver to be distributed. We’ve […]

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Wired Ethernet Connectivity for the Microsoft Surface

UPDATE 5/12/2014: The information below is out of date. Beyond Microsoft asking us to remove the driver download, this process will no longer work on Windows 8.1 due to the driver not being signed for use on Windows 8.1. When you first plug in a USB Ethernet adapter (and network cable), the Surface will not […]

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OS X Mid-2012 MacBook USB and Graphics update

Good news Mac owners! Apple has released a graphics and USB focused update just for late model, Mid 2012 MacBook models including “all Mac notebooks released in June 2012.” This update “includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements and improves compatibility with some USB devices.” As with any OS X update, simply choose updates in the […]

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