Vantec USB 3.0 Dual Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Review: Page 2 of 5

Posted by Charles Gantt on Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:00am

Features and Specifications


  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports through a single USB connection
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification, Revision 1.0
  • Compatible with USB Specification, Revision 2.0
  • Supports CDC-ECM
  • Supports crossover detection, auto-correction, polarity correction, adaptive equalization, cross-talk+echo cancellation, and timing recovery
  • Supports advanced link down power saving when Ethernet cable is unplugged
  • Supports ACPI, APM, OSPM, and Wake-on-LAN
  • Supports jumbo frame up to 9K bytes
  • USB Cable Type A & 2 x RJ45 connection
  • LED indicators for Ethernet connection
  • Support Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.8 or Greater / Latest Linux kernel

Software Offload:

  • Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 Checksum Offload (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) and Segmentation Task-offload (Large send v1 and Large send v2) support


  • Supports full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control
  • Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
  • Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
  • Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Supports IEEE 802.3az-2010 (Energy Efficient Ethernet)

Microsoft AOAC (Always On Always Connected):

  • Supports 16-set 128-byte Wake-Up Frame pattern exact matching
  • Supports link change wake up
  • Supports Microsoft WPD (Wake Packet Detection)
  • Supports Protocol Offload (ARP & NS)

Intel CPPM (Converged Platform Power Management):

  • Supports L1 with 3ms BESL (USB 2.0)
  • Dynamic LTM messaging (USB 3.0)
  • Supports U1/U2 (USB 3.0)
  • Supports selective suspend




USB 3.0 Dual Gigabit Ethernet Adapter comes packaged in a small cardboard box that clearly displays the adapters main features. 


The back of the package list the usual features, system requirements, and other information about the adapter, including translations in several different languages.


Fully unboxed, you can see that the package includes the adapter, a small user manual, and a DVD with the necessary drivers to get things up and running. I do like that they packaged the adapter in an anti-static bag. 

Here you can see that Vantec chose to place a piece of protective plastic over the highly polished surface of the adapter. 



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