USB 3.1, generation 1 Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet NIC network adapter allows USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 computers, laptops and smartphones without an NIC (Network Interface Controller) to connect to a network or the Internet using an Ethernet cable. Network adapter provides a more convenient and less expensive way to connect to the network to prevent requiring you to open your device and install an internal Ethernet card. Connect the adapter''s USB-C connector to your device''s USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port, and connect the adapter''s RJ45 port to your network or Ethernet cable. Plug-and-play engineering makes installation quick and simple – with no software or drivers to install. Adapter supports full 10/100/1000 Mbps network speeds to let you transfer large files of data quickly and stream audio and video. The reversible USB Type-C male connector plugs into a port in either direction for a fast, fumble-free connection every time.