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Plugable USB2-E100 USB 2.0 10/100 Ethernet Adapter (ASIX AX88772 Chipset)

  • “This adapter worked great on Windows 7. Just plug it in, and about 2 minutes later you’re on the network. ” – Scott V Warner, DES MOINES, NM
  • “It was very very very easy to setup. No software drivers were needed. I just powered off the Wii (Red Power Light) connected the USB LAN Adapter to the Wii, configured a Wired connection, and it worked.” – T. BUFORD, NORCROSS, GA
  • “…it worked without a hitch or me lifting a finger. Great product, highly recommended.” – Michael Schilli, San Francisco, CA

Description

Providing Fast Ethernet connectivity over USB, the Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network Adapter has a compact external design and wide compatibility with its ASIX AX88772 chipset. Two LEDs monitor power and link activity. Support for this adapter built in to Nintendo Wii and Wii U(no driver required). Wired Ethernet via this adapter provides faster and more reliable Netflix streaming, game downloads, and network access than the Wii’s built-in wireless networking (up to 2-3x as fast). 32/64-bit drivers for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, and 98SE. Drivers built into Linux kernel 2.6.35 and higher. Mac OS 10.6-10.8.x supported.

Common Uses

  • Add an additional network interface to any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer via a simple USB adapter
  • Improved connectivity speed vs. computers currently connected over WiFi/802.11 wireless networks
  • Add wired network ability to tablets, phones, and Chromebooks which have built-in wireless only

Features

  • Add a wired network connection to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system.
  • Linux: Drivers built into kernel 2.6.35 and higher.
  • All Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS)
  • Compatible with all Wii and Wii U consoles, no driver required
  • Full 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet performance over the USB 2.0 480 Mbps bus
  • Powered through the USB connection; no power cord needed
  • RJ-45 network port connects to any 10/100 Mbps network
  • Widely used and widely compatible ASIX AX88772 chipset

Driverless Support
Works using in-built drivers (no software install required) on

  • All Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS)
  • Asus Transformer Pad TF301
  • Toshiba Thrive with Android 3.2.1 or higher
  • Ainol Elf 7 with Android ICS 4.0
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Versus Tablet
  • Nintendo Wii and Wii U

Have another device you’re using our adapter with? Let us know what works, so we can add to the list! Just email support@plugable.com to let us know. Thanks!

Installing Drivers

There are 3 easy options for installing drivers.

  • On Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 systems with Windows Update enabled, just leave the network cable connected to a different network adapter (so Windows Update can be reached) and just plug in the USB side of the adapter. Windows will look for the best driver.
  • Drivers for many platforms (including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows CE, etc.) are available for download. The complete list of drivers and supported platforms for the AX88772 chip in the Plugable USB2-E100 is available on the ASIX AX88772 driver download page.
  • Or use the drivers from the included CD-ROM.

Android and ChromeOS compatibility

Some Android and ChromeOS devices include drivers for our device, however each device maker includes different drivers and (unlike Windows, Mac, or Linux), and they generally can’t be upgraded after the fact.

Here are devices reported to be working and not working with our adapter.

Working:

  • Google Chromebook CR-48
  • Toshiba Thrive with Android 3.2.1 or higher
  • Ainol Elf 7 with Android ICS 4.0
  • Google Nexus 7

Not working:

  • Acer a500 Iconia with Android 3.1 or 3.2
  • Asus Transformer T101 with Honeycomb 3.1 or 3.2

FAQ

What do the green and amber LEDs on the Plugable USB2-E100 indicate?

The green power LED on the Plugable USB2-E100 is an indication that the Ethernet cable plugged into the adapter is live and it stays steady as long as the live cable is plugged in. The blinking amber link LED is an indications that data is transferring through the adapter.

Both these LEDs will not light up when:
1) The adapter is not receiving enough power because it is plugged into a port that does not provide the required 500mA of power
2) The drivers for the adapter have not installed properly or is corrupted
3) The Ethernet Cable plugged in is not live or is faulty
4) The adapter has failed

Are there any known software conflicts?
For Mac users, there is a known conflict with the Android File Transfer Program.

Where to Buy

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