Realtek USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Drivers

Note for Windows 10 users: Drivers for the USB3-HUB3ME are pre-installed in Windows 10, and there is no need to download drivers. Just plug in your adapter, wait a moment while the driver is set up, then access the network. If you have any problems with this, please contact us at support@plugable.com.

Please note these drivers are currently only applicable to the new, v2 (October 2018 and later) USB3-HUB3ME. If you are looking for drivers for our ASIX-based Ethernet adapters, please find them here: https://plugable.com/drivers/network/

Click one of the buttons below to see drivers for that platform.

      

Windows

If you wish to pre-install drivers before your adapter arrives, just download and run the applicable package below:

 Download Windows 10 Drivers

 Download Windows 8 and 8.1 Drivers

 Download Windows 7 Drivers

 Download Windows Vista Drivers

 Download Windows XP drivers

After downloading, simply double-click on the setup.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 RTL8153 built in. Realtek 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.

Mac

While it should not be required as the Realtek drivers are built into macOS, if you would like to install the Realtek 8153 driver on macOS 10.6 through 10.14, download the driver from the link below:

 USB3-HUB3ME Mac 10.6 – 10.14 Drivers v1.0.17 – 12/19/2017

  • Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver (DMG file format)
  • For Mac OS X 10.6-10.14
Linux

Linux kernels 3.8 and earlier require rebuild of kernel module from source. Recent distributions running 3.9 or later should have the driver built-into kernel.

 Driver source code (v2.10.0) for Linux kernel 2.6 and later (compile required)

Chrome OS

Chrome OS supported with latest software updates installed. The drivers are included as part of the kernel used by Chrome OS.

Latest drivers and other platforms

Please see the Realtek 8153 driver download page for complete list of the latest drivers and supported platforms for the RTL8153 chip in the Plugable USB3-HUB3ME, including minimal .inf packages for suitable for Windows deployment.