The Accell USB 2.0 (Type-A) to Gigabit Ethernet adapter easily converts a computer's USB port into a 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet port. This adapter will add a 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connection to a computer. It can also improve the connectivity speed of your computer over its existing 100Mbps Fast Ethernet port or when using a Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless network.
This adapter is fully backwards compatible with the USB specification 1.0 and 1.1 and works with all USB 3.0 enabled computers at USB 2.0 speeds. Its compact and highly portable design makes this adapter the perfect companion for a notebook or ultrabook computer.
USB 2.0 provides a maximum throughput of up to 480Mbps. When coupled with a 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet adapter, a USB 2.0 enabled computer will deliver approximately up to twice the network speed when connected to a Gigabit Ethernet network as compared to the same computer using a 100Mbps Fast Ethernet port.