usb 2.0 ethernet adapter for crossover cable

I have a samsung ativ 500t and was wondering if I can use this unit with a crossover ethernet cable to talk to other equipment. I am running windows 8

Hi Dennis-

Thanks for asking!

I’m pleased to report that currently shipping versions of all 3 of our USB Ethernet adapters support AutoMDIX Crossover detection so you can use either crossover or “normal” cables in both “normal” and “peer to peer” configurations.

This includes our USB2-E100, which is our most widely compatible adapter that even works with Wii, Wii U, some TiVo models, and some Android Devices:

Also, our USB2-E1000 Gigabit adapter, which also works with a few Android devices (however is NOT supported by the Wii, Wii U, etc):

Saving the fastest for last, our USB3-E100 also supports auto crossover detection (although is not supported at all in Android or other systems, only on Windows and OS X- with limited Linux support)

Some older versions of the product (notably the larger older design of the USB2-E100) did NOT have this capability, however anything you’re ordering now (or ordered in the last month) should be good to go!

Hope this helps, let us know of any other questions!

Best wishes-

Jeff Everett
Plugable Technologies