USB 3.1 Type-C to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter (TPE-1000NET4)

USB 3.1 Type-C to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter (TPE-1000NET4)
While many adapters on the market contain the same or similar components underneath they're often not actually as similar as many tech aficionados believe. Often getting a hold of what you really want can actually be quite the challenge if it's even possible at all. Even when you have a detailed understanding of the tech landscape, know what chipsets exist, and so forth challenges often arise. Some adapters are of poor quality, some utilize different chipsets even where the physical appearance is the same/similar, some only provide half the advertised speed due to bus limitations (USB 2.0 "gigabit" adapters), some have the same core chipset, but aren't supported by the Linux kernel. This can be due to a deviation from reference designs or shipping with new or unique device IDs. Some adapters include proprietary software components that can create havoc for users on GNU/Linux or with future editions of even supported operating systems. Just because something appears to work doesn't mean it'll work down the road either.

One of the key things we do is figure out exactly where the problems are with each new generation of tech and work toward resolving these and other usability problems. Sometimes it's via sourcing, sometimes it's via stocking, and sometimes it even involves working with component companies upstream such as getting a complete set of code released so a new product can be properly supported. The latest generation of USB Type-C ethernet adapters have come with a new set of problems and thus we've chosen to stick with a more traditional and reliable chip in our latest generation of USB gigabit network adapter. A chip that isn't so widely available any more. Besides the distributions and releases that are supported out of the box the other major change with this new adapter is it has a USB Type-C connector. The is of great benefit to those who don't have a traditional USB Type-A port, or maybe don't have a USB Type-A port on the "right" side of their computer as to be most convenient.

  • Experience video streaming and Internet calls with speeds up to 1000Mbps

  • Works everywhere: No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers/OS-loaded firmware

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

  • Curious how our gigabit adapter compares to other products? Check out this real world speed test (this adapter isn't demonstrated, but the other Type-A gigabit adapter should have similar results).

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset AX88179
Kernels Supported Linux and Linux-libre 4.4+
Host Type USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Connector RJ45
Date Rate 10/100/1000Mbps
Topology 10BASE-T ,100BASE-TX ,1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, IEEE 802.3x flow control
IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab compatible, IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
LED Indicator Link 1000Mbps
Material Black plastic case
Dimensions ~1 4/16 x 3 5/16 x 15/16 inches not including ~7" integrated cable
Features
  • Supports 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing capability
  • USB 3.1 interface
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Supports auto MDIX (straight and cross network with cable auto-detection)
  • Supports USB full and high speed modes with bus power capability
  • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab (10Base-T,100Base-TX, and 1000Base-T) compatible
  • Supports both full-duplex and half-duplex operations in Faster Ethernet
  • Supports Jumbo packets of up to 9KB
  • Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-up and magic packet
  • Plug and Play installation
  • Integrates on-chip 3.3v to 2.5v voltage regulator and requires only single power supply: 3.3v
  • Embedded 20KB SRAM for RX packet buffering and 20KB SRAM for TX packet buffering
  • 0 to 70 Celsius
Compatible With Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Vista / Sever2008 / Sever 2012 / Linux / DOS


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Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 8, 9, 10, 11
Parabola GNU/Linux 2016.03.17+
PrawnOS 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2
Slint 14.2, 15.0
Slackware 14.2, 15.0
Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Lubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Kubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Peppermint Linux OS 8, 9, 9 Respin-2, 10, 10 Respin, 10 Respin 20191210, 2022-02-02, 2022-10-02, 2022-11-07, 2022-11-28, 2023-07-01, 2023-10-15
Linux Mint 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3, 4, 5, 6
elementary OS .4, .4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1
Fedora 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
OpenSuSE 42.2, 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5
Zorin OS 12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 15, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 16, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 17
Debian 9, 10, 11, 12
Tails 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.9.1, 3.10.1, 3.11, 3.12, 3.12.1, 3.13, 3.13.1, 3.13.2, 3.14, 3.14.1, 3.14.2, 3.15, 3.16, 4.0, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.2, 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.15.1, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.23, 4.24, 4.25, 4.26, 4.27, 4.28, 4.29, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.3.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15.1, 5.16, 5.16.1, 5.17, 5.18, 5.19, 5.19.1, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22
PCLinuxOS 2016.07, 2017.04, 2017.05, 2017.07, 2017.11, 2018.06, 2019.03, 2019.05, 2019.08, 2019.10, 2019.11, 2019.12, 2020.01, 2020.02, 2020.03, 2020.05, 2020.08, 2020.10, 2020.1015, 2021.0205, 2021.0215, 2021.08, 2021.11, 2022.01.10, 2022.04.10, 2022.04.20, 2022.07.10, 2022.11.20, 2022.11.30, 2022.12, 2023.05, 2023.07, 2023.08
Mageia 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1, 8, 9
Kali 2016.2, 2017.1, 2017.2, 2017.3, 2018.1, 2018.2, 2018.3, 2018.4, 2019, 2019.1a, 2019.2, 2019.3, 2019.4, 2020.1, 2020.1a, 2020.1b, 2020.1, 2020.2, 2020.3, 2020.4, 2021.1, 2021.2, 2021.3, 2021.4, 2021.4a, 2022.1, 2022.2, 2022.3, 2022.4, 2023.1, 2023.2, 2023.2a, 2023.3, 2023.4
Manjaro 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1.0, 19.0, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 21.0, 21.0.1, 21.0.2, 21.0.3, 21.0.4, 21.0.5, 21.0.6, 21.0.7, 21.1.0, 21.1.1, 21.1.2, 21.1.3, 21.1.4, 21.1.5, 21.1.6, 21.2.0, 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.2.3, 21.2.4, 21.2.5, 21.2.6, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.3.3, 21.3.4, 21.3.5, 21.3.6, 21.3.7, 22.0, 22.0.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.3, 22.0.4, 22.0.5, 22.1.0, 22.1.1, 22.1.2, 22.1.3, 23.0, 23.0.1, 23.0.2, 23.0.3, 23.0.4, 23.1.0, 23.1.1, 23.1.2, 23.1.3
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Rocky Linux 8 Series 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
AlmaLinux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
AlmaLinux 8 Series 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
CentOS Stream 8, 9
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued)
Arch 2016.03.01, 2016.04.01, 2016.05.01, 2016.06.01, 2016.07.01, 2016.08.01, 2016.09.03, 2016.10.01, 2016.11.01, 2016.12.01, 2017.01.01, 2017.02.01, 2017.03.01, 2017.04.01, 2017.05.01, 2017.06.01, 2017.07.01, 2017.08.01, 2017.09.01, 2017.10.01, 2017.11.01, 2017.12.01, 2018.01.01, 2018.02.01, 2018.03.01, 2018.04.01, 2018.05.01, 2018.06.01, 2018.07.01, 2018.08.01, 2018.09.01, 2018.10.01, 2018.11.01, 2018.12.01, 2019.01.01, 2019.02.01, 2019.03.01, 2019.04.1, 2019.05.1, 2019.06.1, 2019.07.1, 2019.08.1, 2019.09.1, 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1, 2020.06.1, 2020.07.1, 2020.08.1, 2020.09.1, 2020.10.1, 2020.11.1, 2020.12.1, 2021.01.1, 2021.02.1, 2021.03.1, 2021.04.1, 2021.05.1, 2021.06.1, 2021.07.1, 2021.08.1, 2021.09.1, 2021.10.1, 2021.11.1, 2021.12.1, 2022.01.1, 2022.02.1, 2022.03.1, 2022.04.1, 2022.05.1, 2022.06.1, 2022.07.1, 2022.08.1, 2022.09.1, 2022.10.1, 2022.11.1, 2022.12.1, 2023.01.1, 2023.02.1, 2023.03.1, 2023.04.1, 2023.05.1, 2023.06.1, 2023.07.1, 2023.08.1, 2023.09.1, 2023.10.1, 2023.11.1, 2023.12.1, 2024.01.1, 2024.02.1
* BackTrack has been 'reborn' as Kali

Most other recently released distributions are also compatible.