Wired Network Drivers and Software

Realtek-based 2.5Gbps USB Ethernet Adapters

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

Additional drivers, provided directly by Realtek, can be found on this page .

Applicable Products

The Plugable 2.5Gbps Network Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

If you experience issues with the adapter, first try applying the latest drivers from Realtek, available here .

Platform Important Notes Date Version and Download
 Windows 11

Windows 11 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected. You will likely need to look in the Optional Updates section of Windows Update.
December 24, 2021  1156.3
 Windows 10

Windows 10 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected.
December 24, 2021  10.49.20
 Windows 8.x and Server 2012 December 28, 2021  8.68.20
 Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 December 28, 2021  7.61.20
 10.6 to 10.15

Up-to-date Mac systems (approximately 10.14.3+) will have the driver for the adapter built-in, though throughput is limited without installing the driver.
   1.0.22
 macOS 11.x to 12.x

There are some minor issues using the adapter in macOS 11.x+. Please see the Get Started information on this product for details.
  Built-in
 UEFI

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Realtek-based 1Gbps USB Ethernet Adapters

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

Additional drivers, provided directly by Realtek, can be found on this page .

Applicable Products

Plugable USB 3.0 3-Port Bus Powered Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Plugable USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

Drivers should not be needed on macOS 10.6 or above. However, they are available for separate download.

Platform Important Notes Date Version and Download
 Windows 10 and 11 July 25, 2018  Download
 Windows 8.x July 30, 2018  Download
 Windows 7 July 26, 2018  Download
 Windows Vista January 10, 2018  Download
 Windows XP January 26, 2018  Download
 macOS 10.6 to 10.14 December 19, 2017  1.0.17
 Linux Kernel 2.6 and Above

Compile required.

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.
   2.10.0
 Chrome OS

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

ASIX-based USB 3.0/USB-C 1Gbps Ethernet Adapter Drivers

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

If going directly to the ASIX driver page. Take note of the chipset for your Plugable Product.

  • AX88179 = USB3-E1000/USBC-E1000

Applicable Products

Plugable USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Plugable USB Type-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

If you experience issues with the adapter, first try applying the latest drivers from ASIX, available here

ARM-based Windows versions, such as Windows RT and Windows X, are not supported.

As of macOS 10.15, we do not officially support the use of these adapters on macOS. Please see our Knowledge Base article for details.

Platform Important Notes Date Version and Download
 Windows 11

Windows 11 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected. You will likely need to look in the Optional Updates section of Windows Update.
  1.18.19.1128
 Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected.
June 12, 2020 1.20.7.0
 Windows 10 (32-bit)

Windows 10 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected.
June 12, 2020 1.20.7.0
 Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP September 2015  2.90
 macOS 12.x

We have written detailed installation instructions for assistance in this process.

The instructions can found on our Knowledge Base.
October 29, 2021  DEXT 2.0.0
 macOS 10.15.x and 11.x

We have written detailed installation instructions for assistance in this process.

The instructions can found on our Knowledge Base.
August 18, 2021  DEXT 1.3.0
 macOS 10.6 to 10.14.x  2.9
 Linux Kernel 2.6 and Later

Compile required.

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.
   Downlaod

ASIX-based USB 2.0 1Gbps Ethernet Adapter Drivers

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

If going directly to the ASIX driver page. Take note of the chipset for your Plugable Product.

  • AX88178 = USB2-E1000

Applicable Products

Plugable USB 2.0 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

If you experience issues with the adapter, first try applying the latest drivers from ASIX, available here

ARM-based Windows versions, such as Windows RT and Windows X, are not supported.

As of macOS 10.15, we do not officially support the use of these adapters on macOS. Please see our Knowledge Base article for details.

Platform Important Notes Date Version and Download
 Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP September 2015  Download
 macOS 10.6 to 10.15.x    2.3.0
 Linux Kernel Below 3.2

Linux distributions running kernel 3.2 and higher have the driver built-in to kernel. Older kernel versions require download and compile.
 

ASIX-based USB 2.0/OTG 100Mbps Ethernet Adapters

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

If going directly to the ASIX driver page. Take note of the chipset for your Plugable Product.

  • AX88772 = USB2-E100/USB2-OTGE100

Applicable Products

Plugable USB 2.0 10/100 Ethernet Adapter Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Ethernet Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

If you experience issues with the adapter, first try applying the latest drivers from ASIX, available here

ARM-based Windows versions, such as Windows RT and Windows X, are not supported.

As of macOS 10.15, we do not officially support the use of these adapters on macOS. Please see our Knowledge Base article for details.

Platform Important Notes Date Version and Download
 Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP September 2015  Download
 macOS 10.6 to 10.15.x

macOS 10.13-10.14.x requires users to manually approve 3rd party extensions (drivers). Step-by-step instructions for doing so can be found in our Knowledge Base.
 
 Linux Kernel Below 3.2

Linux distributions running kernel 3.2 and higher have the driver built-in to kernel. Older kernel versions require download and compile.
 
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