The PC and tech industry is gradually moving to a USB C world. Even though mid-range devices still uses micro-USB interfaces, most of the high end devices use the latest standard. For example, the latest Mac-books from Apple only has one USB-C port for connectivity. Therefore, if you want network connectivity, you would need the best USB C To Ethernet adapter.
In this post, we have listed out the best USB C to Ethernet adapters currently available on the market. All of the devices that we have listed supports Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for a lag-free experience. Additionally, they are mostly plug and play adapters and does not need any additional drivers. Some of the users have even used their Android Phones to connect, and it works!
So, without further delay, let us explore the best USB C to Ethernet adapter currently available on the market today.
Best USB C To Ethernet Adapter
In this article, we have listed out the USB C to Ethernet Adapters first and then some Hubs/docking stations which comes with a Ethernet port. Based on our experience, we can confirm that the performance of a single adapter dongle works better than a hub. We suspect this is due to sharing of resources internally and that is understandable. So, here we go with our list!
1. Anker USB-C To Ethernet Adapter
Anker is a well known brand in the mobile & PC accessories space. They are well know for their product quality and one can safely buy their products without any QC issues. No wonder, the Anker USB C to Ethernet adapter is currently ‘Amazon’s choice’ in this category. Measuring just about a fingers length, with dimensions of 2.3 x 1 x 0.7 inches, it is compact.
Anker gives 18 months warranty as standard for all their products, and this one is no exception. Armed with Gigabit Ethernet speeds, this device is currently our choice for the best USB C to Ethernet adapter.
2. USB 3.1 ‘Type-C’ to Ethernet Adapter from Amazon Basics
The USB-C to Ethernet adapter from Amazon is a couple of dollars cheaper than the Anker one. However, the product is currently on high demand and easily run out of stock on a couple of occasions. The build is plastic and we felt the Anker one was better in this regard. With speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and is backwards compatible with 10M & 100Mbps legacy networks. Amazon assures us that it is compatible with Windows 10/8/8.1, Mac OS and Chrome OS. We think this one should work well with Android devices which are equipped with a USB C port.
3. Cable Creation’s USB 3.1 ‘Type-C’ to Ethernet Adapter (RJ45)
CableCreation’s USB-C to RJ45 Ethernet adapter is one of the cheapest of the lot. Even though the build quality is plastic, which may break if it falls down from a couple of feet, the cheaper price compensates for it. Compatible with Google’s Chromebook Pixel and Apple’s latest Macbook Pro’s the adapter is for everyone who is on a budget. Currently available in both white and black on Amazon.
4. SIIG Super-Speed USB Type-C to ‘Gigabit Ethernet’ Adapter
SIIG USB Type-C to ‘Gigabit Ethernet’ Adapter is backward compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1 standards. With support for WOL (Wake-on-LAN) and other power saving functionality, it is a great choice for someone looking for a good quality adapter.
This one is also a cost-effective solution to an important functionality. Comes with multiple color options to choose from, but if I were you, i would choose the black one.
5. Belkin USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USB-IF Certified)
If you are looking for top-notch built quality, then Belkin’s USB-C to Ethernet should be on the top of your list. The dongle is slightly pricier than the others on this list and expectedly so. Just like the others, this one also supports Gigabit Ethernet, backward compatible with 10/100/1000BASE-T and comes with a 2 year warranty.
If you want some additional functionality like USB 2.0 ports along with Ethernet, then look for Type C to USB Hubs that are abundantly available in the market.
We hope you like our list of the best USB C to Ethernet Adapter available on the market. Questions or suggestions are welcome in the comment section down below.