Plugable USB2-E1000 Drivers
If you wish to pre-install drivers before your adapter arrives, just download and run the utility from the link below:
After downloading, simply double-click on the .exe file to begin installation. You will receive a confirmation that the process has begun, and another upon successful completion- this should take less than a minute on most systems.
Note: ARM-based Windows 8/8.1 tablets such as the Microsoft Surface RT do not have drivers for the ASIX 88178 built in. ASIX does not provide a Surface RT compatible driver for installation.
Windows PC’s with internet access should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update.
A driver CD-ROM is also provided in the packaging with the product.
OS X versions 10.6 – 10.10 have been tested to work well with Apple’s in-box drivers. Installing drivers should NOT be necessary, and is not recommended for recent versions of OS X. In case the in-box drivers do not work, we have provided the following drivers below:
To install the ASIX 88178 driver on OS 10.6 through 10.10, download the driver from the link below. (NOTE: This driver has not been updated for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). It works in OS X 10.11, but may not connect after plugging in until the computer is restarted).
- Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver (DMG file format)
- For Mac OS X 10.10 – 10.6 only (works in OS X 10.11, but with the limitations mentioned above).
Linux distributions running kernel 3.2 and higher have the driver built-in to kernel. Older kernel versions require download and compile. Users familiar with the “make” and “sudo make install” commands should be able to complete this easily.
Other OS Platforms
See the ASIX AX88178 driver download page for complete list of drivers and supported platforms for the AX88178 chip in the Plugable USB2-E1000, including minimal .inf packages for suitable for Windows deployment.