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Sonnet Solo2.5G | USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter



USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter


Suggested Retail Price £29+VAT

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  • USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • Adds 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet – Adds a multi-Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port to your compatible computer, Chromebook, or compatible iPad
  • Supports NBASE-T Standard – 2.5Gb/s speed 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-C or Thunderbolt computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain; also works with certain iPad tablets
  • Zero Driver Installation – The drivers that support Solo2.5G are part of your computer’s operating system software; there’s nothing for you to install
  • 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 Solo2.5G requires no power adapter
  • USB Cable – Convenient USB-C captive cable
  • Compatibility – Compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chromebook computers; iPad, iPad Air, or iPad mini with a USB-C port; and iPad Pro with Thunderbolt port. See official product page Tech Specs for latest computer, OS, and support compatibility information
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) – 1.2 x 2.8 x 0.6 in (3.0 x 7.1 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight – 1.3oz (37g) including cable
  • Package Contents – Solo2.5G USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (with captive 0.3-meter USB-C cable)
  • Warranty – 2-year product warranty
  • Customer Support – Free lifetime customer technical support

Faster Transfers Across Existing Cabling

Have you recently installed a new Ethernet switch capable of supporting 2.5 Gb Ethernet (NBASE-T)? Interested in more than doubling network performance at every desk — economically — using the existing Cat 5e cabling already in your office walls? Sonnet has what you need — Solo2.5G™, an inexpensive USB-C to 2.5 Gb Ethernet adapter that adds an RJ45 port with superfast 2.5 Gigabit network connectivity to Mac, Windows, Chromebook and Linux computers with USB-C® or Thunderbolt™ ports, and iPad tablets with USB-C or Thunderbolt ports.

Same Connector and Cabling – Faster Speeds with 2.5 GbE Switch

Featuring NBASE-T technology (also known as multi-Gigabit Ethernet), Sonnet's compact Solo2.5G adapter supports 2.5 Gb/s link speeds (2.5GBASE-T) over common Cat 5e or better cabling when used with a compatible 2.5 Gb Ethernet switch or 10 Gb Ethernet switch with NBASE-T support. Very affordable 2.5 GbE models from Asustor, Cisco, D-Link, Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link, TRENDnet, and others are available now.

Connected to the right switch, you can get great performance gains — 250 percent the speed of Gigabit Ethernet — without rewiring! In case you’reconnecting to a switch without NBASE-T support, the Solo2.5G also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s link speeds.

Upgrade to 2.5G Ethernet with Existing Cat 5e Cable

No need to rewire your building; existing wiring already supports up to 2.5Gbps.

Little. Bus-powered.

Solo2.5G measures just 1.2 inches wide by 2.8 inches deep by 0.6 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 port, connecting via the attached 0.3-meter USB-C cable.

Zero Driver Installation, Simple Configuration

There’s no software for you to install — just connect Solo2.5G to your computer and to the network switch (or directly to 2.5GbE-enabled storage), and then configure the adapter’s settings through the macOS® Network control panel, Windows Device Manager, or Linux command line (or graphical utility). How’s that for simple?

Efficient, Silent, and Runs Cool

Solo2.5G supports the Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE802.3az) standard, which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer. The adapter runs cool and silent.

Faster Connection to Your NAS

Solo2.5G enables you to achieve faster file transfers to and from your Network Attached Storage (NAS) with 2.5 GbE support.

  • Solo2.5G USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (with captive 0.3-meter USB-C cable)
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