• Plugable Launches Low-Cost 2.5 GbE USB Dongle: $30 for a Limited Time

    12 days ago - By Anand Tech

    Plugable this week has become the latest peripheral manufacturer to start producing 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet dongles, with the release of their own adapter. Designed to add support for faster networking speeds to PCs with USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C ports, Plugable is pushing the "inexpensive" aspect of the network adapter hard, launching it at just $30.
    Like most other 2.5GbE adapters we've seen to date, the Plugable 2.5G USB Ethernet Adapter is based on Realtek's RTL8156 controller, which supports 2.5GBASE-T and on down, all over standard Cat5e cabling. The Realtek chip supports such features...
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