Scan code: LN106944 Manufacturer code: SON-SOLO5G-USB3

Sonnet 5G USB3 Adapter

Sonnet Solo5G USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter, 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, 100 Mb/s Data Rate Supported

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Scan code: LN106944 Manufacturer code: SON-SOLO5G-USB3
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USB3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter from Sonnet


Faster Transfers Across Existing Cabling Introducing the Solo5G™ from Sonnet, this is an inexpensive USB 3 to 5GbE adapter that adds an RJ45 port with superfast 5 Gigabit network connectivity to Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with USB-A, USB-C®, or Thunderbolt 3 ports. Maybe you recently installed a new NBASE-T™ ready 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch but don’t have Cat 6a cabling required to support 10Gb? Or your corporate Ethernet switch has been upgraded with support for multi-Gigabit Ethernet and you want to economically deliver faster network performance to every desk? Maybe you just have a computer without enough PCIe card slots or Thunderbolt™ ports to add an adapter, well look no further as this is the right adapter for you.

Newer Standard, Faster Speeds


great performance gains Featuring NBASE-T technology (also known as multi-Gigabit Ethernet) the Solo5G adapter supports 5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s link speeds (5GBASE-T and 2.5 GBASE-T, respectively) over common Cat 5e cabling when used with a compatible multi-Gigabit Ethernet switch or 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch with NBASE-T support. Models from Buffalo, Cisco, Netgear, QNAP, TRENDnet and others are available.

Connected to the right switch, you can get good performance gains—from 250 to 400 percent the speed of Gigabit Ethernet—without rewiring! In case you’re connecting to a switch without NBASE-T support, the Solo5G also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s link speeds.

Little and Bus-Powered


Truly PortableThe Solo5G measures just 1.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches deep by 0.7 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 3 port, connecting via one of the included 0.5-meter USB-C to USB-C or USB-A to USB-C cables.

Simple Driver Installation, Simple Configuration


Download and Configure, Simple To enable your system to support the Solo5G, simply download the macOS®, Windows, or Linux driver from Sonnet and run the installer. To adjust the Solo5G’s settings, just connect the adapter between your computer and the network switch (or directly to multi gigabit-enabled storage), and then configure the settings through the macOS Network control panel, Windows Device Manager, or Linux command line (or graphical utility).

Solo5G Key Features


Adds 5 Gigabit Ethernet ConnectivityAdds a multi-Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port to your computer.


Supports NBASE-T Standard5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s speeds supported when used with a multi-Gigabit compatible switch or router. Also supports 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s speeds.


Budget FriendlyLow-cost adapter connects your computer to infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 5e (or better) cables at distances up to 100 meters.


Broad Computer CompatibilityConnects to any USB-A, USB-C, or Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain.


Advanced FeaturesHardware encryption prevents unauthorized firmware modification. Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard supported.


Easy ConfigurationChange the adapter’s settings using operating system tools.


Small and SilentAdapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.


Bus-poweredPowered through its USB connection, the Solo5G requires no power adapter.


Two USB Cables IncludedIncludes USB-C to USB-C and USB-A to USB-C cables.

Sonnet Solo5G Product Overview



Mac Compatibility
• Mac with USB-A or USB-C ports
• Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
• macOS 10.13.6+
• macOS Catalina compatible

Windows Compatibility
• Windows computer with USB-A or USB-C ports
• Windows computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
• Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Linux Compatibility
• Linux computer with USB-A or USB-C ports
• Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
• Linux Kernel 5.0+

VMWare Compatibility
• ESXi Native Fling Driver

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
External Connectors One USB-C port
One RJ45 socket
5GbE Controller Marvell AQC111U
Network Support 5GBASE-T
(100 meters using Cat5e [or better] cabling)
Packets Maximum packet size: 16352 bytes (jumbo frames)
9000 bytes under macOS
Data Rates Supported 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, 100 Mb/s
Maximum Transfer Rate 400 MB/s
Advanced Features Flow control support
MSI, MSI-X, and legacy INTx PCIe interrupts
Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS)
Wake-on-LAN support
Stateless Offloads IPv4, IPv6/TCP, and IPv6/UDP checksum offload
LSO (Large Send Offload)
LRO (Large Receive Offload)
RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 38 x 83 x 18 mm
Length N/A
Type USB 3.0 Connector Type Adaptor
Specification Cat 5e for 10/100/1000 BASE-T Networks
Connector From USB (C) Male
Connector To RJ45 (Female)
Connector Features  
Cable Features  
Colour Black
Total Weight 7 g
Additional Information
Scan Code LN106944
Model Number SON-SOLO5G-USB3
GTIN 732311012921

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Manufacturer Contact Details
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Sonnet 5G USB3 Adapter
Sonnet 5G USB3 Adapter