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Using the Ableconn USB 3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with Linux

July 17, 2014
ue1Ultrabooks are slim and sleek, but they often lack Ethernet ports that allow them to connect to faster gigabit LANs.

There are also times when it would be convenient to set up a “quickie” Gigabit Ethernet port in Linux without having to power down the computer and install a network card.

And yet another scenario involves a limited 10/100 Ethernet-equipped netbook. Is there are way to connect devices to a wired gigabit LAN and enjoy faster transfer rates? Does such a device exist that is Linux-compatible?

Yes, there is, and one such device is the Ableconn Gigabit USB 3 Ethernet Adapter. This is a small adapter that plugs into any USB 2 or USB 3 port which then connects to a wired Ethernet LAN via a network cable. It operates exactly like a network interface card, and it is 100% plug-and-play compatible with Linux.

After playing with this device for a while, I have found it to be an indispensable addition to the networking arsenal.

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