Wired Network Adapter Drivers

Realtek-based USB Ethernet Adapters

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

Applicable Products

Additional drivers, provided directly by Realtek, can be found on this page .

For the USBC-E2500

The Plugable 2.5Gbps Network Adapter

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

If you experience issues with the adapter, first try applying the latest drivers from Realtek, available here .

Platform Version and Download Notes Date
Windows 11 11.0.2.1

Windows 11 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected. You will likely need to look in the Optional Updates section of Windows Update.
August 16, 2021
Windows 10 10.45.20

Windows 10 should install the latest driver automatically, provided an Internet connection is available when the device is connected.
March 31, 2021
Windows 8.x and Server 2012 Download January 20, 2020
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Download January 20, 2020
10.6 to 10.15 1.0.22 Update 4

Up-to-date Mac systems (approximately 10.14.3+) will have the driver for the adapter built-in, though throughput is limited without installing the driver.
macOS 11.x Built-in

There are some minor issues using the adapter in macOS 11.x. Please see the Get Started information on this product for details.
Linux Kernel 4.x and Lower 2.14.0

Newer Linux kernels should have the driver built-in.
UEFI

Get from Realtek .

For the USB3-HUB3ME and USBC-TE1000

The Plugable USB 3.0 3-port Hub with Gigabit Ethernet The Plugable USB-C Gigabit Ethernet adapter with flat cable

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

Drivers should not be needed on macOS 10.6 or above. However, they are available for separate download.

Platform Version and Download Notes Date
Windows 11 Download July 25, 2018
Windows 10 Download July 25, 2018
Windows 8.x Download July 30, 2018
Windows 7 Download July 26, 2018
Windows Vista Download January 10, 2018
Windows XP Download January 26, 2018
macOS 10.6 to 10.14 1.0.17 December 19, 2017
Linux Kernel 2.6 and Above 2.10.0

Compile required.

Linux kernels 3.8 and earlier require rebuild of kernel module from source. Recent distributions running 3.9 or later should have the driver built-into kernel.
Chrome OS

Chrome OS supported with latest software updates installed. The drivers are included as part of the kernel used by Chrome OS.

ASIX-based USB Ethernet Adapters

Please check the list of applicable products to ensure you're installing the appropriate driver or your Plugable Product.

If going directly to the ASIX driver page. Take note of the chipset for your Plugable Product.

  • AX88179 = USB3-E1000/USBC-E1000
  • AX88178 = USB2-E1000
  • AX88772 = USB2-E100/USB2-OTGE100
Applicable Products

Additional drivers, provided directly by ASIX, can be found on this page .

Windows PCs with internet access via another network adapter should automatically download and install drivers from Windows Update without a separate download.

ARM-based Windows versions, such as Windows RT and Windows X, are not supported.

As of macOS 10.15, we do not officially support the use of these adapters on macOS. Please see our Knowledge Base article for details.

For the USB3-E1000 and USBC-E1000

The Plugable USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter The Plugable USB-C Gigabit Ethernet adapter with round cable
Platform Version and Download Notes Date
Windows 11 (1.18.19.1128)

Drivers should install automatically on Windows 11.
Windows 10 (64-bit) 1.20.7.0

Drivers should install automatically on Windows 10.
June 12, 2020
Windows 10 (32-bit) 1.20.7.0

Drivers should install automatically on Windows 10.
June 12, 2020
Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP 2.90 September 2015
macOS 12.x DEXT 2.0.0

We have written detailed installation instructions for assistance in this process. The instructions can found on our Knowledge Base.
October 29, 2021
macOS 10.15.x and 11.x DEXT 1.3.0

We have written detailed installation instructions for assistance in this process. The instructions can found on our Knowledge Base.
August 18, 2021
macOS 10.6 to 10.14.x 2.9

macOS 10.13-10.14.x requires users to manually approve 3rd party extensions (drivers). Step-by-step instructions for doing so can be found in our Knowledge Base.
April 26, 2017
Linux Kernel 2.6 and Later Download

Compile required.

Linux kernels 3.8 and earlier require rebuild of kernel module from source. Recent distributions running 3.9 or later should have the driver built-into kernel.

For the USB2-E1000

The Plugable USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter
Platform Version and Download Notes Date
Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP Download September 2015
macOS 10.6 to 10.15.x 2.3.0
Linux Kernel Below 3.2

Linux distributions running kernel 3.2 and higher have the driver built-in to kernel. Older kernel versions require download and compile.

For the USB2-E100 and USB2-OTGE100

The Plugable 100Mbps USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter The Plugable Micro USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter
Platform Version and Download Notes Date
Windows 11, 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP Download September 2015
macOS 10.6 to 10.15.x

macOS 10.13 and later requires users to manually approve 3rd party extensions (drivers). Step-by-step instructions for doing so can be found in Knowledge Base.
Linux Kernel Below 3.2

Linux distributions running kernel 3.2 and higher have the driver built-in to kernel. Older kernel versions require download and compile.