Trendnet USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter Review

Trendnet USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter Testing

The first test I did with just a wifi connection and my results were:

SAMSUNG TEST WITHOUT TRENDNET ETHERNET ADAPTER

The second test I did was with the Trendnet 5G USB-C ethernet cable and these were my results:

SAMSUNG SPEED TEST WITH TRENDNET ETHERNET ADAPTER CONNECTED

While it did take a dip in the Upload speed the download speed was increased enough to warrant using this thing.

 

Trendnet USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter Design

The overall design of the USB-C Ethernet cable leaves little to be desired. There isn’t much to the design but there doesn’t have to be. The main components are the big brick in which you plug your ethernet cable into and the USB-C cable which stretches only a couple inches. This thing is compact enough to take anywhere. However, when you are using it the thing can be a bit bulky especially if you are using it with your phone. I noticed the ethernet connector was heavier than my phone itself. The best-case scenario would be to use this when you are downloading something large and leave your phone there while it downloads. This isn’t a huge issue as even if the Ethernet connector wasn’t bulky you would still be limited in where you can take your phone while it’s connected.

BACK OF TRENDNET ETHERNET ADAPTER SHOWING INFORMATION

Overall

My final thoughts on the USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter are that there is a use for this thing albeit a very small use case. If you are someone who owns a computer with a USB-C connector this is a no brainer. If you are also someone who uses their phone a bunch and isn’t getting the necessary download speeds you expect I would highly recommend this product. However, if you are buying for any other reason, you may want to reconsider. That isn’t to say that this product doesn’t have a future. It has a very bright future. With the release of new gaming consoles and other tech, we will likely see an increase in the use of the USB-C cable.

 



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