ADE-SG USB 3.0 gigabit ethernet

High-speed USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbit adapter.

Input USB 3.0
Output Ethernet
rate 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
PC connection USB type A-M, permanently connected cable, cable 20 cm
Extra Wake on LAN

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The compact high-speed AXAGON ADE-SG adapter easily converts USB 3.0 port to Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit port.

In addition to a Gigabit bandwidth, the network card offers a wide range of features including IPv4/IPv6 checksum engine to reduce CPU loading by checksums, crossover detection and auto-correction, TCP large send offload, support for various modes of the Wake-on-LAN feature or advanced Power Management features.

Thanks to its simple installation, the USB3.0 - Gigabit Ethernet adapter easily extends your computer by a fast network connection, adds the missing RJ-45 network connector or another network card, or replaces the original defunct network connection.

The support for current versions of Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems allows it to be used for any desktop, laptop or ultrabook.

• USB 3.0 interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0.
• Supports transmission rates 12 / 480 / 5000 Mb/s (low / full / high speed).
• Connecting USB 3.0 port with Type A male connector on an 18 cm long cable permanently attached to the adapter.

• Gigabit Ethernet Interface with RJ-45 connector for UTP or STP cable connection.
• Supported transmission rates for the Ethernet interface 10/100/1000 Mb/s.
• Supported IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T specifications.
• 10/100/1000 Mbit/s auto-detection.
• Supports IPv4 / IPv6 packet Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce processor load, including IPv4 IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP/ IGMP
& IPv6 TCP/UDP/ICMPv6 checksum control and generation.
• Supports TCP Large Send Offload V1.
• Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 priority encoding
& decoding.
• Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
& 2 VLAN ID filtering.
• Supports IEEE 802.3az EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) - reduce power consumption at rest.
• Supports Jumbo frame.
• Supports full-duplex transmissions with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half-duplex transmissions with back-pressure flow control.
• Supports Auto MDI/MDIX - crossover detection and auto-correction eliminates the need for crossover cables.
• Supports dynamic cable length detection and dynamic setting of Green Ethernet performance in Gigabit mode.

Other features:
• Full Plug and Play and Hot Plug support.
• Adapter power supply via USB (bus power) - no auxiliary power supply required.
• Two LEDs for indicating activity, network connection and connection to the Gigabit network.
• Dimensions 60 x 20 x 19 mm, USB cable length 18 cm, weight incl. USB cable 28 g.
• ASIX AX88179 chipset is used.

Supports Wake-on-LAN feature in different modes:
• Supports sleep mode and remote wake up via Magic packet, Microsoft Wakeup Frame, and Link Status Change.
• Supports Bonjour wake-on-demand.

Advanced Power Management features:
• Supports Power Management offload (ARP
& NS).
• Supports dynamic power management to reduce losses during standby or light traffic on the network.
• Supports AutoDetach power saving.
• Supports advanced power saving when the Ethernet cable has been disconnected.

Supported OSs:
• MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (supported are all 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows OSs), MacOS X 10.6 and higher, Linux with kernel 2.6.14 and above, Windows Embedded Compact 7 / CE 7.0, Android all versions (WARNING - check with the Android device manufacturer if the Ethernet connection is supported).

Package contains:
• USB - Gigabit Ethernet adapter with a 18 cm long permanently attached cable,
• printed installation guide in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish,
• packed in a blister with a sealed-on back card.

interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
rate 5000 / 480 / 12 / 1.5 Mbit/s (super / high / full / low speed)
connector USB Type A male (on the cable)
cable 18 cm, permanently connected
interface Ethernet
rate 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
connector RJ-45
compatibility IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
compatibility IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
compatibility IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
Supported features
bandwidth management yes (IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 priority encoding & decoding)
Virtual LAN yes (IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging & 2 VLAN ID filtering)
Wake on LAN yes (incl. AMD Magic Packet, Microsoft Wake-up frame)
Plug and Play yes
Hot Plug yes
Other features
indication red LED - connection to the network (permanently on), data transmission (flashes)"
indication blue LED - connection to the gigabit network (permanently on)
chipset ASIX AX88179
dimensions 60 x 20 x 19 mm
weight 28 g (incl. USB cable)
Power supply
on the bus yes (USB bus power)
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Mac OS X 10.6 and higher
Linux kernel 2.6.14 and higher
Android all versions ( ! - verify support at the Android device manufacturer)

Package contents

- USB - Ethernet adapter
- installation guide


- printed installation manual in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish

Product package

- blister with a sealed-on paper back card
- package dimensions 14.3 x 2.6 x 12.2 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 59 g
- EAN 8595247902542

Export package

- number of pieces in the box: 80
- total weight of the box: 5.85 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 44 x 34 x 29 cm


A): If the network card is not displayed in "Device Manager", a USB port (or a PCIe slot in the event of an internal network card) may be malfunctioning.

B): Try plugging the network card into another USB port (or another PCIe slot on the PC motherboard in the event of an internal network card, or temporarily disconnect all other PCIe cards). The network card should be detected and you should be prompted to install the drivers. If the problem persists, plug the network card into the USB port (PCIe slot) of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): If this happens, it means that the operating system failed to get the necessary information to install the drivers.

B): The cause may be a defective USB extension cable or damaged device. If the problem persists, plug the network card into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): Before connecting the USB network card to an Android device (tablet), you first need to verify with the device manufacturer whether the device supports the Ethernet network feature and also whether the USB network card drivers are included in your specific ANDROID ROM installation.

B): Use a USB connector with OTG support to connect the USB network card to your tablet. If the device (tablet) is equipped with a Mini USB or Micro USB connector, use an OTG reduction or cable to connect it.

A): The Ethernet interface transmission speed setting is a fully independent from USB connection and can be set in the network card's properties. The default setting is an automatic negotiation when the speed is set according to other elements in the LAN network.

B): If you connect the Gigabit adapter via the USB 2.0 port, the overall bandwidth of the adapter will be limited by bandwidth of the USB 2.0 interface, which is theoretically 480 Mb/s; in Gigabit Ethernet environments this adapter will be up to 4x faster than 10/100 Ethernet adapters.

The problem probably is that you did not allow the „installation of application from an unidentified developer“ from "Security & Privacy" application during installation the driver.
Please check "Security
& Privacy" application if there is possible to allow the „installation of application from an unidentified developer“.  If this option is no longer available, you need to proceed as follows:

- Close the "Security & Privacy" window - IMPORTANT !!!
- uninstall the driver using the "AX88772C_772B_772A_760_772_Uninstall_v140.command" file from   the folder with the driver
- during the uninstallation the „application is from an unidentified developer“ message appears – left this window OPEN !!!
- open "Security
& Privacy" again and allow „installation of application from an unidentified developer“  - you will need an administrator password
- Close the "Security
& Privacy" window via OK button.
- Continue and finish uninstallation of the driver
- Restart the computer and then reinstall the driver

Because you have already allowed „installation of application from an unidentified developer“, the message should not be displayed again.
If it appears, do not close it, and allow „installation of application from an unidentified developer“ in "Security
& Privacy".

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