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StarTech USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet Review



Ports 1 x RJ-45, 3 x USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASIX AX88179 + VIA VL811
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab,
IEEE 802.3az, USB 3.0 rev. 1.0
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Max Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
1 Gbps (Gigabit Ethernet)
Output Current 2 Amps
Dimensions (HxLxW) 20 x 92 x 65 mm
Warranty 2 years


  • Maximize capability by turning a single USB 3.0 slot into a Gigabit network connection and 3 port USB 3.0 hub
  • Simpler connection of multiple USB devices, with increased spacing between USB ports
  • Added length of USB 3.0 cable provides more convenience in extending USB connection further away from PC or Laptop vs typical USB dongle adapters
  • Delivers sufficient power to high-powered USB devices, with the optional power adapter (included)
  • Compact and portable, the USB 3.0 hub can be powered through USB

Packaging and Accessories


Like all StarTech products the packaging is very no-frills, generally coming in a simple plain white box giving just the necessary information.

Along with the hub itself you get an optional wall plug (to supply extra power for multiple high-draw devices), three different, interchangeable plug styles, a USB 3.0 cable, a driver CD, and a manual.

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