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Know of a 802.3ad compliant USB 3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Avery1

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Do you know of a 802.3ad compliant USB 3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter? I haven't found one yet...
 

bogg

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I don't know of any, but as you posted this in the iMac subforum and ask about USB 3 I'm going to assume you have an iMac with thunderbolt as well. The Apple thunderbolt ethernet adapters should be compatible with 802.3ad/LACP as OS X allows them to be bundled.
 
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maflynn

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Too soon,

TP-Link just announced the worlds first WiGig router at CES. There's literally nothing out there right now.

Link
 
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bogg

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Too soon,

TP-Link just announced the worlds first WiGig router at CES. There's literally nothing out there right now.

Link

802.3ad is LACP/Link-Aggregation, has nothing to do with Wireless :)

I suspect you are thinking about 802.11ad :)
 
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maflynn

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Oops you're right. My eyes saw 802 and the letters "ad" and didn't notice the .3 instead of the .11.

My bad, sorry for the mix up :oops:
 
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Avery1

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I learned that the below information, regarding some USB3 Gigabit Ethernet adapters and 802.3ad (LACP/Link-Aggregation):


### Supports 802.3ad, per mfg ###
none known, see note on USB31000S, below.


### Does not support 802.3ad, per mfg ###
UPDATE - DOES NOTE APPEAR TO BE 802.3ad compliant: Moshi USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter UPDATE - OSX does not complain about it not being 802.3ad compliant, but I also didn't get link aggregation working on the Mac side: StarTach USB31000S - Technical Support: Unfortunately, we do not have support for 802.3ad on either of these USB adapters at this time.
StarTach USB31000SPTB - Technical support: Unfortunately, we do not have support for 802.3ad on either of these USB adapters at this time.
StarTach Other USB3 Adapters - Technical Support: I did ask about other USB based adapters with 802.3ad support and I do not have any other adapters I can offer at this time either.


I'd like to see if I can find one with pass-through, and will update this list.
 
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