USB3 to gigabit ethernet speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JonoX, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. JonoX macrumors member

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    I'm using a USB3 to gigabit ethernet adapter with my MacBook 2016 m3 and just recently had gigabit Internet installed.

    Testing with various speed test sites the most I am achieving is 500-560mbits down. Now don't get me wrong - this is incredible speed - but I'd like to hit 850+ which is reaching the limits of gigabit ethernet.

    Have others been able to use any gigabit ethernet adapters and achieve close to the full 940mbps of the gigabit ethernet spec? I don't have any other gigabit devices to test my Internet on at the moment so I can't confirm if it's an issue with the adapter or not. The connection from my ISP to the modem itself is connecting at 1.25Gbps.


    Thanks,
     
  2. EugW macrumors 603

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    Test on the intranet, not the internet. Too many variables for the latter.
     
  3. JonoX thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I would/will do when I have another fast gigabit device to transfer with. But has anyone here used a USB3/-C gigabit ethernet adapter on the Internet or their local network and achieved greater than 500-600mbit/s?
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

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  5. JonoX thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem solved. I bought a new gigabit to ethernet adapter and this one required drivers. They must be better than the Apple supplied ones or the chipset is superior because now I can get full gigabit speed on speed tests. This is the one I grabbed from my local Best Buy if anyone wants a fast gigabit adapter.

    http://www.j5create.com/our-products/ethernet-adapters/jue130.html
     

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