Solo5G

USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter

Product Code: SON-SOLO5G-USB3

Suggested Retail Price £85+VAT

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Kit List

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  • USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter
  • Adds 5 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
    Adds a multi-Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port to your computer
  • Supports NBASE-T Standard
    5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s speeds supported when used with a multi-Gigabit compatible switch or router. Also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s speeds
  • Budget Friendly
    Low-cost adapter connects your computer to infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 5e (or better) cables at distances up to 100 meters
  • Broad Computer Compatibility
    Connects to any USB-A, USB-C, or Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain
  • Advanced Features
    Hardware encryption prevents unauthorized firmware modification. Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard supported
  • Easy Configuration
    Change the adapter’s settings using operating system tools
  • Small and Silent
    Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments
  • Bus-powered
    Powered through its USB connection, the Solo5G requires no power adapter
  • Two USB Cables Included
    Includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-A to USB-C cables

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with USB-A or USB-C ports
  • Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • macOS 10.13.6+
  • macOS Catalina compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • Windows computer with USB-A or USB-C ports
  • Windows computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux computer with USB-A or USB-C ports
  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.0+

Warranty

All new Sonnet Products purchased on or after January 1, 2019, have a Two Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here. All new Sonnet Products purchased on or before December 31, 2018, have a One Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here.

Faster Transfers Across Existing Cabling

Have you installed a new NBASE-T™ ready 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch recently, but don’t have the right cabling to support it at your desk? Or your corporate Ethernet switch has been upgraded with support for multi-Gigabit Ethernet and you want to easily deliver faster network performance to each desk? Maybe you just have a computer without enough PCIe card slots or Thunderbolt™ ports to add an adapter. How would you like to quadruple your computer’s network connection speeds over existing Ethernet wiring?

Sonnet has what you need—the Solo5G™, an inexpensive USB 3 to 5GbE adapter that adds an RJ45 port with superfast 5tivity to Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with USB-A, USB-C®, or Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Newer Standard, Faster Speeds

Featuring NBASE-T technology (also known as multi-Gigabit Ethernet) the Solo5G adapter supports 5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s link speeds (5GBASE-T and 2.5 GBASE-T, respectively) over common Cat 5e cabling when used with a compatible multi-Gigabit Ethernet switch or 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch with NBASE-T support. Models from Buffalo, Cisco, Netgear, QNAP, TRENDnet and others are available now.

Connected to the right switch, you can get great performance gains—from 250 to 400 percent the speed of Gigabit Ethernet—without rewiring! In case you’re connecting to a switch without NBASE-T support, the Solo5G also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s link speeds.

Little. Bus-powered.

The Solo5G measures just 1.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches deep by 0.7 inches tall, and fits easily into a pocket in your backpack or equipment bag. Enabling truly portable use, the Sonnet adapter is powered by your computer’s USB or Thunderbolt 3 port, connecting via one of the included 0.5-meter USB-C to USB-C or USB-A to USB-C cables.

Simple Driver Installation, Simple Configuration

To enable your system to support the Solo5G, simply download the macOS®, Windows, or Linux driver from Sonnet and run the installer. To adjust the Solo5G’s settings, just connect the adapter between your computer and the network switch (or directly to multi gigabit-enabled storage), and then configure the settings through the macOS Network control panel, Windows Device Manager, or Linux command line (or graphical utility).

Efficient and Silent

The Solo5G adapter supports the Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard, which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer. The adapter runs cool enough that it doesn’t need a fan, allowing silent operation.

Safe and Secure

The Solo5G incorporates encryption in hardware, protecting the adapter against malicious firmware modification that could enable covert computer access. Any unauthorized attempt to modify the firmware renders the adapter inoperable. This security feature prevents the Solo5G adapter from being reprogrammed, except by a manufacturer’s update using a secure encryption key.

The Creative Space @Home

Many in the creative world are now taking their home workplace to the next level. What may have been an occasional space must now be transformed into a fully operational studio, replicating a professional, managed environment. Many in the creative world are now taking their home workplace to the next level. What may have been an occasional space must now be transformed into a fully operational studio, replicating a professional, managed environment.

  • Solo5G USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • 0.5-meter USB-C to USB-C cable
  • 0.5-meter USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Documentation
Sonnet Solo5G Product Overview
Sonnet Solo5G Product Overview

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