Ethernet for the Raspberry Pi Zero

What’s the fastest way to get your Raspberry Pi Zero hooked up to a wired network?

A USB Ethernet Adapter like the Plugable USB2-OTGE100 that has support in the Linux kernel and has a connector compatible with the Pi Zero. The video below shows how this can be done.

6 comments on “Ethernet for the Raspberry Pi Zero”

  1. Karine-Johanne Reply

    What actual speed has can be achieved using this adapter ? Can you do a speedtest-cli and publish the results ? Regards

  2. DroneMann Reply

    Can you please share your /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf files? I can’t get the Pluggable to work on my Zero.

    • David Roberts David Roberts Reply

      Thanks for posting. If you are using a recent version of Raspian, it should automatically connect. Are you using the USB2-E100 adapter mentioned in the video?

  3. Thomas L Reply

    I can not connect to my Raspberry PI zero v 1.3. with Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Mico Typ-B to 10/100 Ethernet Adapter.
    I flashed the 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch image or 2017-07-05-raspbian-jessie. I can not connect a keyboard or mouse because I have no suitable hub. A DHCP Server works in my LAN.
    On the screen I see that the OS is running.
    Even the arrows in the network connections show a connection. The LED’s on the device are idicating traffic.
    Ping ist not sucsessfull. And i don’t see a mac address in my arp table that fits to the lable on my device.
    What can i do?

    • David Roberts David Roberts Reply

      Thanks for posting about this. The adapter should work with Jessie or stretch without any configuration. To make sure the adapter itself is good, and that the router is properly assigning it an IP address, would it be possible to connect it to another computer and try connecting it again? That would make troubleshooting easier. Please contact us directly at, and we can help with the troubleshooting process.

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