Category Archives: Networking


Installing Plugable USB-Ethernet Drivers in Windows 10

In testing Plugable’s USB-Ethernet adapters with Windows 10, we were happy to discover they all work successfully when their drivers are properly installed. However, an installation problem could cause issues with the USB2-E1000. Drivers are already built into Windows 10 for the ASIX AX88772 chip in our USB2-E100 and USB2-OTGE100 and the ASIX AX88179 chip […]

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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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Try Pi WiFi: Using the Plugable USB WiFi Adapter with Your Raspberry Pi 2

UPDATE: Raspian has changed the WiFi interface, and the content of this article may not work on your Pi. Please see the final comment for instructions that work in the latest version. This post will be updated after I have a chance to test the new method thoroughly. Just about everyone who has rode the […]

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Nexus 7(2012) を Android 5.0(Lollipop)に更新すると、USB ネットワーク・アダプタが使用できなくなる問題について

原文(2015年2月3日投稿):Nexus 7 First Gen (2012) upgrade to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) breaks USB-Ethernet support ネットワーク経由で Nexus 7(2012)モデル・タブレットにも Android バージョン 5.0(ロリポップ)が自動配信されるようになりましたが、この新バージョンは Plugable Technologies 社の USB2-E100 と USB2-OTGE100 をはじめとした、USB 10/100 高速イーサネット・アダプタを使用不可にしてしまうことがわかりました。非常に皮肉なことに同じこのバージョン 5.0 によって、Nexus 7(2013)モデルではようやく USB 10/100 高速イーサネット・アダプタを使用できるようになったところでした。 (訳注:この問題は、ASIX 社製 AX88772 チップセットを使用しているすべての高速イーサネット・アダプタに共通と考えられます。Nexus 7(2012)モデルでは、Android バージョン 4.x で USB 10/100 高速イーサネット・アダプタを使用できていました。Nexus 7(2013)モデルではこれまで、Android バージョン 4.x では該当アダプタを使用できませんでしたが、5.0 以上に更新した場合には使用できることがわかっています。) Plugable 社はこの問題の解決方法を調査中ですが、もし解決方法が判明したとしても、それはタブレットのルート化が必要になると予想されます。Nexus 7(2012)モデルと、該当する USB 10/100 […]

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The Mystery of the Windows Static IP That Won’t Stick

One of the interesting things about helping customers at Plugable is that we not only see a wide variety of creative uses of our products, but sometimes we also get to find the root of operating system problems. Now I know that may sound strange. I have always been ‘that guy’ who wants to get […]

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Plugable Launches Dual Display USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI and Ethernet Adapter for Windows (USB3-3900DHE)

With just a couple of display cables and an Ethernet cable, Plugable’s new USB3-3900DHE lets you turn your Windows tablet or laptop into a traveling productivity powerhouse. Featuring a minimalist design that maximizes the functionality of the DisplayLink DL-3900 chip, the USB3-3900DHE is a perfect companion for any business traveler with a Windows laptop or […]

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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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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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USB Gigabit Ethernet speed on Mac OS X

USB to Gigabit Ethernet adapters are especially useful for adding faster wired network capability to otherwise WiFi-only machines like the Macbook Air. You can buy Apple’s branded 10/100 USB adapter — but price-wise, it will cost more than some gigabit adapters (like our Plugable USB Gigabit adapter). A gigabit adapter is also a nice upgrade […]

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Unleash the Easy Transfer Cable

With the introduction of Windows 8.1, this information is out of date. For upgrading to a Windows 8.1 computer using the Bravura Easy Computer Sync software, see here. For using the Windows Easy Transfer software to upgrade to a Windows 7 or 8 computer, see here. The simplest way to move files from one PC […]

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