• Startech US5GA30 5GbE USB-A 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter
  • Startech US5GA30 5GbE USB-A 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter
  • Startech US5GA30 5GbE USB-A 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

Startech US5GA30 5GbE USB-A 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter


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Product Overview

Startech US5GA30 5GbE USB-A 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

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Startech US5GA30 Description

Startech US5GA30 adds 5G network access to your laptop, using a USB A port. This USB 3.0 Type A to Gigabit network adapter gives you wired Ethernet network and Internet access. The NBASE-T adapter is 4-speed compatible, including IEEE 802.3bz (2.5G/5GBASE-T), IEEE 802.3U (100BASE-TX) and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T).

Powerful 5 Gigabit Network Connections 

Ideal for office or home use, the network adapter supports full 5 Gigabit bandwidth by harnessing the performance of USB 3.0. You can quickly access very large files over a 5 Gigabit network (using CAT6 cabling), saving valuable time every day.

Native Driver Support Makes Installation Easy 

Get up and running quickly. Simply plug this USB-A to Ethernet adapter into the USB port on your laptop and connect to your network. The Aquantia AQC111U chipset provides native driver support for Mac OS and Linux. Any Windows operating systems without the driver will be automatically prompted to download the software directly from the adapter, ensuring a quick installation with no Internet access required.

Compact & Lightweight for Perfect Portability 

Compact and portable, this USB Gigabit network adapter is the ideal desktop network adapter or laptop accessory. You don’t have to carry a power adapter with you to use it, because it’s powered directly from the host USB port.

The Choice of IT Pros Since 1985 

StarTech.com conducts thorough compatibility and performance testing on all our products to ensure we are meeting or exceeding industry standards and providing high-quality products to IT Professionals. Our local StarTech.com Technical Advisors have broad product expertise and work directly with our StarTech.com Engineers to provide support for our customers both pre and post-sales.

The US5GA30 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: 5GbE USB A to Ethernet Adapter allows you to securely connect to high-speed Networks and is backwards compatible with existing Gigabit LANs
  • 5GBASE-T & 2.5GBASE-T: USB 3.1 Ethernet adapter offers bandwidth for content creators & power users on high performance Laptops/Workstations e.g. Surface Book Dell Precision EliteBook/ZBook X1 Carbon
  • USB 3.0/3.1 Type-A | 1x RJ45 | 5 Gbps Multi-Gigabit | 4 Speed 100Mbps/1G/2.5G/5G Auto-Negotiation | Marvell AQC111U | NBASE-T/5GBASE-T | 16K Jumbo Frame | WoL | VLAN | USB Powered | 2Yr Warranty
  • MAXIMUM BANDWIDTH: Leverage NBASE-T w/ USB-A for 5 Gb/s & 2.5 Gb/s speeds over existing Cat 5e Cables w/o the expense of Cat 6A or Fiber; 4 Speed Auto-Negotiation always provides max bandwidth
  • COMPATIBILITY: Supports many OS and Hypervisors incl. Windows 7/8.1/10, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016/2019, Linux LTS Kernel 4.19+, MacOS 10.11 to 10.14, VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7/7.0

Technical Specifications

Warranty InformationWarranty2 Years
Connector(s)Connector A1 – USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
1 – RJ-45
EnvironmentalOperating Temperature0 ℃ to 70℃
Storage Temperature‐10 ℃ to ~ 80℃
Humidity5% to 90 % RH (no condensation)
InterfaceRJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Bus TypeUSB 3.1 Gen 1
Industry StandardsIEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.1q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
IEEE 802.3bz 2.5GBase-T/5GBase-T
IEEE802.1p QoS
Chipset IDAquantia – AQC111U
IndicatorsLED Indicators1 – Green/Amber: Link Speed
1 – Green LED: Link/Activity
Packaging InformationPackage Height1.2 in [30 mm]
Package Length5.6 in [14.2 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight0.2 lb [0.1 kg]
Package Width6.7 in [17 cm]
Type and RateUSB 3.1 Gen 1 – 5 Gbit/s
Compatible Networks5G/2.5G/1G/100 Mbps
Auto MDIXYes
Full Duplex SupportYes
Jumbo Frame Support16K max.
Promiscuous ModeYes
Physical CharacteristicsColorBlack
Product Height0.9 in [2.4 cm]
Product Length11.2 in [28.5 cm]
Form FactorDongle
Weight of Product2.9 oz [81 g]
Product Width1.5 in [38.9 mm]
PowerPower SourceUSB-Powered
SoftwareOS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2019
Linux Kernel 4.4 – 4.19 (LTS versions only)
Mac OS 10.11 – 10.15
What’s in the BoxIncluded in Package1 – USB Network Adapter
1 – Quick-Start Guide

Additional Details

Product Manufactured by: Startech

Product Found in: Ethernet Adapters

Cackle Part Number: CST198

Manufacturer Part Number: US5GA30


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