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Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter, Works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook (USB3GIG) Reviewed by Mikerose23 on Nov 14 . Rating: 4 Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter, Works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook (USB3GIG) The Linksys USB Ethernet Adapter (USB3GIG) is the perfect solution for the business traveler that prefers the speed of Gigabit Ethernet to Wi-Fi. Simply connect the USB3GIG to your MacBook Air, Chrome book or Ultra book’s USB 3.0 port and the Ethernet […]

Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter, Works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook (USB3GIG)


Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter, Works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook (USB3GIG)


The Linksys USB Ethernet Adapter (USB3GIG) is the perfect solution for the business traveler that prefers the speed of Gigabit Ethernet to Wi-Fi. Simply connect the USB3GIG to your MacBook Air, Chrome book or Ultra book’s USB 3.0 port and the Ethernet port to a router to get an ultra-fast wired connection. With the Gigabit Port, you’ll get high-speed data transfers, which is great for downloading large files or streaming media. Its compact design makes it easy to carry and the travel cap keeps it protected. The Linksys USB Ethernet Adapter Gigabit USB 3.0 is the perfect solution for anyone who requires ultra-fast wired speed.

  • Supports USB 3.0
  • RJ-45 Gigabit port
  • LED indicator for Link/Activity
  • Connect the USB Ethernet Adapter to a router and the USB 3.0 port to your device to instantly experience ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet speeds
  • Compatible with most computers, consoles, DVRs and set top boxes
  • The USB3GIG works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook. It requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Chrome OS, or Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9.



What customers say about Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter, Works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook (USB3GIG)?

  • 101 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fast and Reliable, June 13, 2012
    By 
    Samuel G. Masini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) –

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    I read about the old model some bad things (heating, disconnecting, bad signal etc) so I was affraid to go for Linksys to upgrade my home wireless network to N band, 5Ghz.
    The fact is I needed this adapter for my wife`s windows xp sp3 notebook. She spends most of the day on internet, wireless.
    The distance between the notebook and linksys router is no more far than 4m, same room (no stairs or floors).
    Here are the results:
    1. Signal Strenght: between 385mbps – 450mbps
    2. Signal Stability: 100%
    3. Connection: 100%, never lost it.
    4. Temperature: warm to hot, but keeps working with no failures
    5. Installation: I did almost nothing, just inserted CD and after 2 clicks, done.
    This is the new linksys router I bought together with this adapter: Linksys EA4500 App-Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB.
    Family 100% happy ! :-)

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  • 71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works as Advertised., September 3, 2011
    By 
    Thomas R. Smith (Indianapolis, IN USA) –
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    Bought this dual band AE2500 adapter to replace my old single band adapter. Installation was quick and painless. Insert CD, wait until it tells you to plug in
    the adapter, chose your network and off you go. It probably didn’t take me 30 seconds from the time I inserted the CD Rom drivers disk until I was connected.
    I have a Vizio Dual Band Router which is one of the Best Bang for the Buck Dual Band Routers out there Btw. The AE2500 Found the routher without any issues.
    The only choice I had to make was at which frequency I wanted to connect. I have tried both 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz and the 5ghz band was over 3 times as fast vs
    the 2.4ghz at least in my household. The computer I connected it to is upstairs and the adapter still connected through several walls and ceiling.
    Overall I am very happy with my purchase. We shall see if it will hold up over the months to come.

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  • 33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Way To Go For Blazing Fast WiFi, March 8, 2013
    By 
    Dennis L. Enderson (Aurora, Colorado) –
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    To get optimum performance out of a Dual-Band Wireless-N router, you need to get Dual-Band Wireless-N adapters. There are plenty of Wireless-N adapters out there, all of which brag about being up to the “latest standard” and offering “blazing fast” WiFi performance. However, if you have a Dual-Band router, you are throttling your maximum connection speed down to no more than 130 Mbps unless you spend a little more and get the right kind of WiFi adapters. The Linksys AE3000 will do the job very well for an excellent price.

    Mine was out of the box, plugged in, installed and running in less than 5 minutes. I did not use the CD that came with the adapter. I downloaded the current driver software from the Linksys website and unzipped it on my hard drive. When I plugged in the adapter, I directed Windows to use these files to locate the appropriate driver. My system happens to have the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium installed, so I chose this driver package from the website.

    The AE3000 initially connected on my D-Link DIR-825 router’s 2.4 GHz band at 130 Mbps, just like an ordinary Wireless-N adapter. I have the router configured such that the SSID is “invisible” for better security, and the adapter could not initially “see” the 5 GHz band. I logged on to my router and temporarily set the SSID for the 5 GHz band to “visible,” which allowed the AE3000 to spot it right away. When I connected this time – Wow! – I had a 300 Mbps connection. I tested file transfers between several systems on my home network and found dramatically improved speeds. This was exactly what I was looking for. (By the way, I didn’t forget to log back on to the router and reset my 5 GHz band SSID to “invisible.” This doesn’t provide perfect security by any measure, but every little bit helps against casual hackers.)

    Don’t look for this adapter to necessarily improve your web-surfing experience. Your DSL or cable internet connection probably tops out at no more than 20 Mbps, so a connection to your router faster than Wireless-G speeds of 54 Mbps will most likely make no noticeable difference. The point here is to achieve faster connections between the devices on your home network. For instance, if you stream music and/or video files from a desktop system to a network-capable Blu-Ray player (as I do,) faster connection speeds will make a BIG positive difference.

    You may have to experiment with the position of the adapter and/or the router’s antennas to obtain the highest quality signal strength. Even a slight twist in the angle of my router’s antenna provided a 10% improvement in signal quality on the 5 GHz band connection. I found that my connection speed stabilized at 300 Mbps when the signal quality remained at about 90%. (I have asked my wife to avoid dusting on or around my router for the foreseeable future!) Interestingly, I found the 2.4 MHz band connection to be much less sensitive in this same manner. I suppose this is because less data is being transmitted.) However, even when the signal strength dropped to 80%, my connection speed remained at about 270 Mbps, which still isn’t too bad.

    The key point is to configure your dual-band router so that the 5 GHz band is activated, and to log your compatible adapter on to that band. The Linksys AE3000 adapter is an excellent, affordable choice that gets the job done. I highly recommend it!

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