Quick question about usb gigabit Ethernet adapters

  • I would like to get a gigibit Ethernet USB adapter for my mecool m8s pro and have a few questions hopefully somebody can answer?;

    -Would there be any benefit getting a usb 3.0 adapter when the box only supports usb 2.0?

    -Will any cheap generic adapter work?

    -Are they plug and play?

    -What speed can be achieved through the usb 2.0 port while for example transferring a mkv file over the network from laptop to mecool box?

    Thanks in advance!

    Mecool m8s pro S912 3/16gb 8.2.2.4oc installed to internal

  • Most of the gigabit LAN adapters are USB 3.0 (cannot be gigabit on USB2.0)

    I bought them around 10 USD

    Yes, the ASIX AX88179 and the Realtek 8153 has driver in LE for sure

    300-330 Mbps

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II (coreelec.org 9.2.1), H96 Pro (coreelec.org 9.2.1), ODORID N2 (coreelec.org 9.2.1), VIM3 PRO (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Beelink GT King (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Denon AVR-X2600H, LG 60SJ810V
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  • Most of the gigabit LAN adapters are USB 3.0 (cannot be gigabit on USB2.0)

    The new Raspberry Pi 3B+ advertises a Gigabit port, but it's connected to a USB 2.0 lane.

    Still, approximately 300Mb/s is better than what it is all previous RPi devices. :)

  • The new Raspberry Pi 3B+ advertises a Gigabit port, but it's connected to a USB 2.0 lane.

    No, the correct sellers advertise as faster ethernet or 300 Mbps ethernet.

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  • Gigabit ethernet over USB 2.0 is better than fast ethernet and much better than wifi

  • Gigabit ethernet over USB 2.0 is better than fast ethernet and much better than wifi

    We are talking about the new raspberry pi 3 B+. Your post is not relevant for that at all...

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  • They do use the term 'faster ethernet' - but doesn't that just mean faster than the standard pi3?

    Yes, exactly, it means faster then the standard pi3.

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  • Not sure if anybody will see this now but I thought I’d try here before opening another thread...

    I’ve ordered a u-green usb 3.0 gigabit adapter but my mecool m8s only has 2 USB ports and they are both being used by my external drives.

    If I buy a usb hub could I connect that to my mecool and then connect both my drives to the hub and then the gigabit adapter straight into the mecool.

    If the hub would work for my drives would kodi recognise them as two separate drives and would I still be able to add content from both of them to my library?

    Mecool m8s pro S912 3/16gb 8.2.2.4oc installed to internal

  • Not sure if anybody will see this now but I thought I’d try here before opening another thread...

    I’ve ordered a u-green usb 3.0 gigabit adapter but my mecool m8s only has 2 USB ports and they are both being used by my external drives.

    If I buy a usb hub could I connect that to my mecool and then connect both my drives to the hub and then the gigabit adapter straight into the mecool.

    If the hub would work for my drives would kodi recognise them as two separate drives and would I still be able to add content from both of them to my library?

    Yes;) But I would recommend one with external power.

    -2re


    8.90 ⇒ MeCool KI Pro ⇒ Onkyo TX-NR656 ⇒ SAMSUNG 65"LED/UHD/PQ1300/T2CS

    LG BP50NB40 USB Blu-ray


  • Thanks for the replies, just one more question.. 2re you said to get a hub with external power, both my drives (wd mybook 4tb) have their own external power supply so would a powered hub still be necessary? -the less plugs/adapters etc the better 😅

    Mecool m8s pro S912 3/16gb 8.2.2.4oc installed to internal

  • Thanks for the replies, just one more question.. 2re you said to get a hub with external power, both my drives (wd mybook 4tb) have their own external power supply so would a powered hub still be necessary? -the less plugs/adapters etc the better 😅

    No, as long as all devices connected to the hub has its own power it wold be ok. Connecting dongles(mouse/keyboard etc.) will also be no problem ;)


    ps. I'v got 9 of them connected withe 4 HUB's serial connected to another, and I have no problems ;)

    ps.ps The first HUB has a powersupply, but with only one HUB you don't need one;)

    -2re


    8.90 ⇒ MeCool KI Pro ⇒ Onkyo TX-NR656 ⇒ SAMSUNG 65"LED/UHD/PQ1300/T2CS

    LG BP50NB40 USB Blu-ray


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  • No, as long as all devices connected to the hub has its own power it wold be ok. Connecting dongles(mouse/keyboard etc.) will also be no problem ;)

    perfect, thanks! I’ll get one on order

    Mecool m8s pro S912 3/16gb 8.2.2.4oc installed to internal

  • hi there

    i have a problem with a mecool m8s pro+ where the ethernet at the back does not work anymore.. only have wifi and it is so so slow.

    did you manage to find a usb to ethernet adapter that works..

    if so can you tell me which one

    thank youi

  • Apologies if off-topic(ish)


    I want to use my old unused htpc as nas/media server for my s905 & s912 boxes overn LAN.

    Unfortunately my mobo is old and doesnt seem to support WOL. It does however resume from USB (mouse, keyboard or ir receiver).

    With this in mind, if I purchased a USB lan adapter for htpc, will I be able to use resume then (ie wake up PC as WOL)?


    Thanks