Have you recently installed a new Ethernet switch capable of supporting 2.5 Gb Ethernet (NBASE-T)? Interested in more than doubling network performance at every desk — economically — using the existing Cat 5e cabling already in your office walls? Sonnet has what you need — Solo2.5G™, an inexpensive USB-C to 2.5 Gb Ethernet adapter that adds an RJ45 port with superfast 2.5 Gigabit network connectivity to Mac, Windows, Chromebook and Linux computers with USB-C® or Thunderbolt™ ports, and iPad tablets with USB-C or Thunderbolt ports.
Add a 2.5 GbE Ethernet port to your computer with USB-C or Thunderbolt ports
Build a high-speed intranet in your office or studio by just changing your switch
Attach to fast NBASE-T Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Connect directly to a 2.5Gb Ethernet-capable WiFi Router
Same Connector and Cabling
Faster Speeds with 2.5 GbE Switch
Featuring NBASE-T technology (also known as multi-Gigabit Ethernet), Sonnet's compact Solo2.5G adapter supports 2.5 Gb/s link speeds (2.5GBASE-T) over common Cat 5e or better cabling when used with a compatible 2.5 Gb Ethernet switch or 10 Gb Ethernet switch with NBASE-T support. Very affordable 2.5 GbE models from Asustor, Cisco, D-Link, Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link, TRENDnet, and others are available now.
Connected to the right switch, you can get great performance gains — 250 percent the speed of Gigabit Ethernet — without rewiring! In case you’re connecting to a switch without NBASE-T support, the Solo2.5G also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s link speeds.
250% the Speed of Gigabit Ethernet
Upgrade to 2.5G Ethernet
with Existing Cat 5e Cable
No need to rewire your building; existing wiring already supports up to 2.5Gbps
Adds 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
Adds a multi-Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port to your computer.
Supports NBASE-T Standard
2.5Gb/s speed supported when used with a multi-Gigabit compatible switch or router. Also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s speeds.
Low-cost adapter connects your computer to infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 5e (or better) cables at distances up to 100 meters.
Broad Computer Compatibility
Connects to any USB-C or Thunderbolt computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain. Also works with certain iPad® tablets.
Zero Driver Installation
The drivers that support Solo2.5G are part of your computer’s operating system software; there’s nothing for you to install.
Change the adapter’s settings using operating system tools.
Small and Silent
Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.
Powered through its USB connection, the Solo2.5G requires no power adapter.
Convenient USB-C captive cable.
Free Lifetime Tech Support
Sonnet was established in Irvine, California in 1986. Since then, we’ve pioneered and brought to market many innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. Many of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years. We have a wealth of knowledge about our current and past products. Should you ever need technical support on one of our products, contact us; we’ll be around to help you.
Solo2.5G measures just 1.2 inches wide by 2.8 inches deep by 0.6 inches tall and fits easily into a pocket in your backpack or equipment bag. Enabling truly portable use, the Sonnet adapter is powered by your computer’s USB or Thunderbolt port, connecting via the attached 0.3-meter USB-C cable.
Zero Driver Installation, Simple Configuration
There’s no software for you to install — just connect Solo2.5G to your computer and to the network switch (or directly to 2.5GbE-enabled storage), and then configure the adapter’s settings through the macOS® Network control panel, Windows Device Manager, or Linux command line (or graphical utility). How’s that for simple?
Efficent, Silent, and Runs Cool
Solo2.5G supports the Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE802.3az) standard, which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer. The adapter runs cool and silent.
Faster Connection to Your NAS
Solo2.5G enables you to achieve faster file transfers to and from your Network Attached Storage (NAS) with 2.5 GbE support.
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