Usb 2.0 USB2-E1000 gigabit speed question!


I recently purchased the USB2-E1000 for my old Dell Inspiron 530 desktop running Vista. I have 200mb package w/Virgin Media and have got new Cat6a cables. I was previously achieving speeds between 70-80mbps, with the adapter this has increased slightly to around 90. I understand that a 2.0 usb won’t get true gigabit speeds but I was still hoping for something a bit more.

Any suggestions that could get my speed up please?


Hi Azhar,

Thank you for posting the question here.

Please note that there are a lot of factors that could be the bottleneck of the network speed. As far as we know the most significant one is “actual” network speed from the ISP. ISPs advertized their “up-to” network speed under ideal circumstances, which is not realistic in many cases. The network throughput also depends on the time of the day you are connecting, what kind of network activity that your neighbors are doing at the same time, and so on.

In our test, the USB2-1000 could transfer data up to about 200 to 230 Mbps in the best scenario. Please read the related blog post if you are interested in more details about getting the best speed from your network adapter:…

Hope this helps!

Plugable Technologies


Thanks for the reply. I’ve read the article and I also read somewhere about disabling the old adapter which I’ve done, not had a chance to check if it’s made a difference just yet.
I think the fact my pc is so old is also a factor so will prob have to address this now.

Thanks again!


Can you tell me if the micro adapters for Windows tablets would work with an Android tablet? Thought would he quicker to just ask here instead of a separate thread.



If the tablet is running Window (not Windows RT), the USB2-OTGE100 adapter works fine. If it’s Windows 8.x and above, the device driver has built-in the OS hence you don’t even need to install the device driver.

The compatibility for Android device is device dependent. Android doesn’t allow users to install any device driver, hence the driver has to be installed by manufacturer when it’s shipped. If the driver wasn’t built in, there isn’t any way to make it work. It means that is completely the Android device manufacturers’ decision.

If the driver was built in, this adapter start working when plugged in. If the driver wasn’t there, it just won’t work. There isn’t any good way to figure it out until actually testing the adapter with the particular Android device.

Plugable maintains the compatibility list with the information from our customers:…

If your Android tablet wasn’t listed there, we aren’t sure if the adapter is compatible or not. Please ask to the Android device manufacturer if the system is compatible with ASIX AX88772 chip set or not.

Hope this helps!

Plugable Technologies


Thanks very much.


I’m sorry to drag this on but a (hopefully) final question related to my original post. I’m using this USB adapter for a week or so now. When I go into my desktops device manager>Network adapters I can see 2 options:

  1. ASIX AX88178 USB2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  2. Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection.

I’ve disabled the Intel one, will it affect speed/is it recommended to uninstall this altogether? I thought it’s best not to incase I have any issues with the usb adapter. There’s been no improvement in my speeds at all so I’m struggling here!



I wouldn’t recommend disabling the Intel network port. I don’t think it would help improving the network speed even if you did.

If the network port was the only bottleneck, replacing from the 100 Gbps Fast Ethernet interface into the Gigabit Ethernet adapter would have made difference.

If not, I think there might be the bottleneck somewhere in your system or network itself but not the Ethernet adapter. The Dell machine (the hardware) might be too old, Windows Vista might be it, or the router or the ISP doesn’t provide fast enough throughput.

Sorry about it but hope this helps!

Plugable Technologies


Thank you!