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Ethernet Adapter Compatablity

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:01 am

I am new to this forum. I would like to know whether TP-Link UE300 ethernet adaptor does work with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
looking through docs i found that it works for on Raspbian Wheezy on a Pi 2 Model B. Does anyone tried this with Xubuntu on pi3B. Does anyone tried with some other OS with same ethernet adapter :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:28 am

try it an see ?
what is wrong with the onboard one?

there are cheaper usb-3 ones
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:08 am

Although it does not mention the version of the OS being used this recent thread makes the point that since the RPi does not have USB 3 ports you will never get the full Gigabit Ethernet performance from this adaptor.

viewtopic.php?t=159069&p=1033508#p1033407

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:01 am

Though USB3 Gigabit Adaptor may seem superfluous it can double the Ethernet speed:

http://www.jeffgeerling.com/blogs/jeff- ... networking

It is really a case of whether or not it is worth the £10.00++ outlay......
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:58 pm

If you get the right adapter its more than three times (from the link):
Internal LAN (10/100): 94.4 Mbits/sec (11.8 MB/sec)
USB 802.11n WiFi: 44.5 Mbits/sec (5.6 MB/sec)
USB Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000): 321 Mbits/sec (40 MB/sec)
I get roughly that with:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unibody-Alumin ... sb+3&psc=1
Its a bit pricey but its well made with nice subtle led's.

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:11 am

Guys thanks for reply ;) ;) . I want to route data from inbuilt ethernet port to usb ethernet tplink ue 300 that is why i need a secondary ethernet port and i dont wanna hit bandwidth thershold due to low quality usb adapter. secondly i am from India where tplink is the best Ethernet adapter available under $25 approx. Do you know someone using tplink ue 300 on Rpi 3 model B.
I would like to know how much ram does lubuntu take on rpi 3. Thanks guys you people are great :) :) :D :mrgreen:

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:58 am

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-sp ... 99444.html I've used those in the past with good rates [don't have one to hand ATM though]
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:30 am

WolfBane wrote:Guys thanks for reply ;) ;) . I want to route data from inbuilt ethernet port to usb ethernet tplink ue 300 that is why i need a secondary ethernet port and i dont wanna hit bandwidth thershold due to low quality usb adapter. secondly i am from India where tplink is the best Ethernet adapter available under $25 approx. Do you know someone using tplink ue 300 on Rpi 3 model B.
I would like to know how much ram does lubuntu take on rpi 3. Thanks guys you people are great :) :) :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:20 pm

From my own tests I'd say you can expect twice the speed compared to the built-in fast ethernet adapter, no more.
As with almost every electronic gizmo, basically the price/brand doesn't count. If the adapter you choose uses a genuine chipset of a make that is well supported under Linux, it will work. I have nothing to say against TP-Link but if you want to save a dime, you can go for a lesser name/no-name adapter.

You have to find the chipset make inside the adapter. Of course this information is usually not readily available, but astute customers will often include that information in their reviews. This will tell you if it's going to work "out-of-the-box" or not.

I have used adapters based on ASIX AX88179 and Realtek RTL8153 with success. There must be others.
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:32 pm

epoch1970 wrote: You have to find the chipset make inside the adapter. Of course this information is usually not readily available, but astute customers will often include that information in their reviews. This will tell you if it's going to work "out-of-the-box" or not.

I have used adapters based on ASIX AX88179 and Realtek RTL8153 with success. There must be others.
Yes the RTL8153 works well for me and gives about 3.3 times the speed of the on-board 10/100 port.
See earlier posts in this thread.

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:32 pm

jahboater wrote:
epoch1970 wrote: You have to find the chipset make inside the adapter. Of course this information is usually not readily available, but astute customers will often include that information in their reviews. This will tell you if it's going to work "out-of-the-box" or not.

I have used adapters based on ASIX AX88179 and Realtek RTL8153 with success. There must be others.
Yes the RTL8153 works well for me and gives about 3.3 times the speed of the on-board 10/100 port.
See earlier posts in this thread.
Yes I saw your post. That's why I posted in turn.
There are a couple of threads about giga adapter performance measurements on this forum.
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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Thanks guys :) . Let me see about the which one does ue 300 have. Wished i could get products like the ones you people have there in UK

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Tp-link ue 300 based on RTL8153 chipset found in this website https://www.wireless1.com.au/tp-link-ue ... rk-adapter seems I am Lucky :mrgreen: . About tplink i have no other choice here in India
Thanks @ epoch1970 and jahboater.

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:41 pm

jahboater wrote:If you get the right adapter its more than three times (from the link):
Internal LAN (10/100): 94.4 Mbits/sec (11.8 MB/sec)
USB 802.11n WiFi: 44.5 Mbits/sec (5.6 MB/sec)
USB Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000): 321 Mbits/sec (40 MB/sec)
I get roughly that with:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unibody-Alumin ... sb+3&psc=1
Its a bit pricey but its well made with nice subtle led's.
Not to hijack this thread, but I do have the same adapter and it doesn't quite work as I expected. Did you do anything else than adding it as an interface in /etc/network/interfaces? I actually opened another thread for my issues, just in case you want to have a look at the file.

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Re: Ethernet Compatablity

Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Vandal wrote:
jahboater wrote:If you get the right adapter its more than three times (from the link):
Internal LAN (10/100): 94.4 Mbits/sec (11.8 MB/sec)
USB 802.11n WiFi: 44.5 Mbits/sec (5.6 MB/sec)
USB Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000): 321 Mbits/sec (40 MB/sec)
I get roughly that with:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unibody-Alumin ... sb+3&psc=1
Its a bit pricey but its well made with nice subtle led's.
Not to hijack this thread, but I do have the same adapter and it doesn't quite work as I expected. Did you do anything else than adding it as an interface in /etc/network/interfaces? I actually opened another thread for my issues, just in case you want to have a look at the file.
I did absolutely nothing other than calling it eth1 in dhcpcd.conf. I never touch /etc/network/interfaces.

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