I would like to know if there exists any USB to Ethernet Adapter that is not based on Realtek chip. My budget is up to $100.


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Sure, there are adapters based on ASIX AX88179 chipset.

For example Ugreen RJ45 USB Adapter - https://www.ugreen.com/collections/usb-ethernet-adapter/products/usb-3-0-to-gigabit-rj45-ethernet-adapter.

IMPORTANT: Ugreen RJ45 USB-C Adapter is based on Realtek.


https://plugable.com/products/usb2-e100 USB2-E100 based on ASIX AX88772

I've used this extensively in windows 7, 10, and linux under SLES 11.4 and RHEL/CentOS 7.x with no problems.

note this is an older product, possibly obsolete but can be found on amazon for $8-15 each.

pluggable website shows USB3-E1000, list price $20, using ASIX AX88179

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