Sitecom Releases Gbit Ethernet Adapter With USB 3.0

Just imagine, you have an Ultrabook, and sadly, it doesn't have an Ethernet port. Wireless LAN doesn't quite cut it for you, and all those older USB 2.0 100 Mb/s adapters are also too slouchy for you. Well, good news: Sitecom has released a new USB to Ethernet adapter, and this one is based on USB 3.0 and has a full-speed Gigabit Ethernet port. It will be called LN-032.

Because it has a USB connection, it can supposedly also be used on a number of tablets. The accessory should work with all Windows-based systems as well as all Mac OS X systems. Worth noting, the device is also backwards compatible with older USB 2.0 ports, although it will only reach 100 Mb/s when plugged into one.

The adapter has already hit the European market with an MSRP of €44.99, with no official word on U.S. availability just yet.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • CarolKarine
    mmmm, I like this.
  • kenyee
    The older USB 2.0 gigabit ethernet adapters were slooooooowwwwwwww.
    Even the USB 2.0 100Mb ethernet adapters were much slower than PCI cards.
    If someone gets this, they need to benchmark it...
  • casemods
    I literally have one of these from airlink laying on the ground in the garage somewhere.
    It would constantly crash my computer.
    I only used it to download drivers for the integrated LAN after I formatted and re-installed windows.. That was when I didn't know to just save the damn drivers on the hard drive, lol..

    edit: here it is

    I don't see any need for a USB lan adapter for anything...