Sonnet Technologies has announced the Solo5G USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) adapter.
Sonnet said the adapter uses NBASE-T (multigigabit) Ethernet technology and adds 5GbE and 2.5GbE network connectivity to a broad array of computers. It enables fast data transfers over the existing Ethernet network cabling infrastructure found in most buildings today.
Measuring 1.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches deep by 0.7 inches tall, the Solo5G is a compact, fanless Gigabit Ethernet adapter for Mac, Windows and Linux computers. Equipped with an RJ45 port, the adapter supports 5GbE and 2.5GbE connectivity via common Cat 5e (or better) copper cabling at distances of up to 100 meters.
The adapter's USB port connects to a USB-A, USB-C, or Thunderbolt 3 port on the computer and is bus-powered.
Sonnet said demand for faster network speeds is at odds with the fact that Cat 5e and Cat 6 copper cables — representing close to 100 percent of the installed cable infrastructure in enterprises worldwide — were designed to carry data at only up to one gigabit per second.
NBASE-T Ethernet was developed to boost the speed capability well beyond that limit. Sonnet's Solo5G takes advantage of that technology to offer users a solution for adding faster network connectivity to computers equipped with USB ports, the most common interface available.
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