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Need a fast USB-C to Ethernet adapter? This dongle has you covered

Convert your USB-C port to a 5GBASE-T ports offering up to 5Gbps over existing Cat5e cabling.

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Finding that your Wi-Fi just isn't up to the job of working from home (perhaps because you got a household appliance nearby that's wreaking the signal)? A wired connection is the way to go, and this USB-C to Ethernet is one of the fastest available.

The TRENDnet TUC-ET5G USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet adapter is capable of some serious data throughput -- up to 5Gbps over existing Cat5e or better cabling.

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It's pretty straightforward. The USB-C port plugs into your laptop or desktop, the other end connects to an Ethernet cable, and away you go. Its small, low-profile, and compact design, along with no need for external power, means that it is ideal for those who work both in the office and on the road.

TRENDnet TUC-ET5G USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet adapter


Tech specs: 

  • IEEE 802.3bz 2.5/5GBASE-T compliant
  • USB-C 3.1 connection interface
  • 5GBASE-T supports up to 5Gbps connection speeds
  • 2.5GBASE-T supports up to 2.5Gbps connection speeds
  • Compatible with existing Cat5e or better cabling
  • Compact design is ideal for on-the-go professionals
  • Supports 802.1p (CoS) and 802.1Q (VLAN)

The TRENDnet TUC-ET5G USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet adapter has a list price of $119.99, but you can currently pick it up from Amazon for $102.