Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter for Acer Iconia A500

Can you send my a instruction to install driver for this Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter .

I have a Acer Iconia A500 with Android 3.0

Best regards
Baldur Magnusson


Thanks for posting your question here! Android does not have any installable drivers and it does not have built in drivers for the Plugable USB 2.0 Gigabit LAN Network Adapter. Sorry about that!

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Hi Roze

in the webside ASIX Electronics Corporation are this in the list of driver for AX88178 hardware

AX88178 Linux kernel 2.6.38 For Android 1.x/2.x/3.0, Linux kernel 2.6.14 and later 29.7 KB v4.1.0 2009-03-27…

is this not right information.

Best regards

Baldur Magnusson

Hi Baldur,

Unfortunately, those are not end-user installable drivers.

The ASIX drivers can be compiled in by an Android developer (e.g. the phone or device maker). However, Android is not like Windows, Mac, etc. in terms of an ability to install new drivers.

Now, that also means the drivers could be used by a very technical end-user who knows the Android build environment and can root their machine. But that’s not most of us. :slight_smile:

So the short answer is “no” on Android compatibility for this adapter. But hopefully over time, more device makers will choose to include these USB gigabit drivers in their build, so tablets and other devices could use the faster and more secure connectivity of a wired network.

If you do hear of a device which does include these drivers, we’d love to know about it.

I hope that background helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks again for asking!