USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter (TPE-1000NET3)

USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter (TPE-1000NET3)
While there are a lot of similarities between USB network adapters on the market not all are alike. Some are of poor quality and fail after very little use, some only provide half the advertised speed due to bus limitations (USB 2.0 "gigabit" adapters), and others deviate from standards or include proprietary software components that can cause problems for end-users.

Considering how long USB gigabit adapters have been around you might have thought that we would have had such a product in our catalog for a very long time now. Well, you would unfortunately be mistaken. Until recently we had kept our eyes open and continued to test and research different chips and gigabit adapter designs- but nothing ever met even our minimum expectations and standards and so for years we have reluctantly refrained from selling any USB gigabit ethernet adapters.

Fortunately things don't stay the same forever and so today we have added a new USB 3.0 Gigabit Network Adapter to our product catalog. This adapter provides optimal speeds while retaining a high degree of quality even under extreme use cases. Even after two days of maxing out the connection with 20TB of data we just couldn't get this adapter to die. Comparatively speaking of the several dozen USB network adapters we've checked out over the years few have held up to our extensive testing both in terms of support and quality.

  • Experience video streaming and Internet calls with speeds up to 1000Mbps

  • No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers/OS-loaded firmware & works with most distributions out of the box

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset AX88179
Kernels Supported Linux and Linux-libre 4.4+
Data Transfer Rates Ethernet: 10Mbps (Half/Full Duplex)
Fast Ethernet:100Mbps (Half/Full Duplex)
Gigabit:1000Mbps (Full Duplex)
Data Bus USB 3.0
Power Consumption 0.8W
Power Management Suspend mode, hibernation mode
Network Interface Female RJ45 jack
Certification FCC, CE
Dimensions 60x25x15mm (not including 132mm cable)
  • On-chip USB 3.0 PHY and controller compliant to USB Spec 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1
  • Supports all USB 3.0 power saving modes (U0, U1, U2, and U3)
  • Supports USB Super/High/Full Speed modes with Bus-power or Self-power device auto-detect capability
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
  • Parallel detection and automatic polarity correction
  • IPv4/IPv6 packet Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce CPU loading
  • TCP Large Send Offload V1
  • Full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control
  • IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding and Decoding
  • Supports Jumbo frame
  • PHY loop-back diagnostic capability
  • Support Wake-on-LAN Function
  • Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-change, Magic Packet, Microsoft Wakeup Frame and external wakeup pin
Compatible With Microsoft Windows® 2000 ,Windows® XP, Vista™, and Windows® 7 Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5 or later

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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 8
Parabola GNU/Linux 2016.03.17+
Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Lubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Kubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Peppermint Linux OS 8, 9
LinuxMint 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19
elementary OS .4, .4.1
Fedora 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
OpenSuSE 42.2, 42.3, 15.0
Zorin OS 12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4
Debian 9
Tails 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.7, 3.8
PCLinuxOS 2016.07, 2017.04, 2017.05, 2017.07, 2017.11, 2018.06
Mageia 5.1, 6
Arch 2016.03.01, 2016.04.01, 2016.05.01, 2016.06.01, 2016.07.01, 2016.08.01, 2016.09.03, 2016.10.01, 2016.11.01, 2016.12.01, 2017.01.01, 2017.02.01, 2017.03.01, 2017.04.01, 2017.05.01, 2017.06.01, 2017.07.01, 2017.08.01, 2017.09.01, 2017.10.01, 2017.11.01, 2017.12.01, 2018.01.01, 2018.02.01, 2018.03.01, 2018.04.01, 2018.05.01, 2018.06.01, 2018.07.01, 2018.08.01
Kali 2016.2, 2017.1, 2017.2, 2017.3, 2018.1, 2018.2
* BackTrack has been 'reborn' as Kali

Most other recently released distributions are also compatible.