How To Connect an Ethernet Cable to a USB Type-C Port

By | September 6, 2019

How To Connect an Ethernet Cable to a USB Type-C Port
Converting a USB Type-C port to an Ethernet connection is easy to to with an adapter.

Many new devices such as laptops and smartphones now come with a USB Type-C port that is replacing the older style ports.
How To Connect an Ethernet Cable to a USB Type-C Port Hub
USB Type-C has many advantages over the older USB standards able to transfer data faster along with video and audio.

It was created to replace all the older ports on a device and can be converted to run on legacy inputs and outputs.

For example, an HDMI adapter can convert a signal to 4K video.
How To Connect an Ethernet Cable to a USB Type-C Port 1
The same can be done with an Ethernet to Type-C adapter which can convert the signal to carry data.

USB Type-C Advantages

  • Speeds Up To 10Gbs
  • Backward compatible to Old USB
  • Carries 4K video
  • Carries Audio
  • Converts to Ethernet

There is also USB Type-C Hubs which will have most any port thought of to plug in any older legacy devices.

Both standalone Ethernet adapters and Type-C hubs work well to convert a Type-C port to Ethernet.

There are many units available with some of our favorite options below.

As always be sure to read reviews on Amazon, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right pick for you.

*This post contains affiliate links.
 
Our Picks for Best USB Type-C Port to Ethernet Adapters

  1. MOKCAO USB C to RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
  2. USB C to RJ45 Ethernet Adapter, USB 3.1 Type C 1-GB Network Adapter, 10/100/1000 Mbps, for MacBook Pro/Air, Millet, Samsung, Dell, Asus, Huawei, Lenovo, Google Desktop, Google Chrome OS

    MOKCAO makes this small Type-C to Ethernet converter which is low-cost and has wide compatibility.

    It is compatible with most any type of device from a Windows 10 laptop to a Mac Book.

    It works once plugged in with the driver installing automatically.
     

  3. Uni UNICE01
  4. USB-C to Ethernet Adapter, uni USB Thunderbolt 3/Type-C to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter Compatible for MacBook Pro 2019/2018/2017, MacBook Air and More – Gray

    The Uni UNICE01 is another good low-cost converter that has wide compatibility.

    It also works with most any devices and is ready to use once plugged in.
     

  5. Dodocool USB C Hub
  6. dodocool USB C Hub, 7 in 1 Type C Hub Adapter with Ethernet Port, VGA, 4K USB C to HDMI, 100W Power Delivery, 3 USB 3.0 Ports for MacBook/Air/Pro 2018, Chromebook and More (Black)

    Type-C hubs have become very popular since one plugged in most any old ports can be used.

    This includes Ethernet, Video, Sound, Old USB ports and much more.
    How To Connect an Ethernet Cable to a USB Type-C Port Hub
    I have used the Dodocool Type-C HUB with very good success but there are many more units.

    It gives me speeds around 49Mbps Download and 5Mbps Upload.

    There is a new version from the one I received which may be faster.

    A Type-c Hub is a good way to go since there is more ports but does cost more if only Ethernet is needed.

Summary
Setting up a laptop, desktop, or smartphone with only a Type-C port to use an Ethernet cable is easy to do with a low-cost adapter.

The set up is quick and easy by simply plugging in the unit to the device and Ethernet cord.

Most units have wide compatibility to work with most any device such as a laptop, PC, android and more.

Of course be sure to read the specifications on any unit before it is bought.


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