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Chicago, IL 60609
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USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter - 10/100 Mbps, 100Base-FX, LC, Singlemode Fiber, White

Model Number: U236-SMF-LC New

Connects your USB-enabled computer or laptop to a 10/100 Mbps fiber optic network without installing an internal Ethernet card.
  • Connects you to a wired Ethernet network when Wi-Fi is weak or unavailable
  • Provides 10/100 Mbps throughput up to 20 km (12.4 mi.) via singlemode fiber cabling
  • Supports USB 2.0 speeds up to 480 Mbps to ensure efficient data transfers
  • Hot-swappable interface lets you install and uninstall without shutting down computer
  • USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter powered via USB, so no external power supply is required
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Connects Your USB Device to a Wired Ethernet Network without an Internet Card Installed
This USB to Ethernet adapter allows you to instantly connect your computer, laptop, tablet or other USB-compatible device to a wired 10/100 Mbps fiber optic network, even if your device has no NIC (Network Interface Controller) installed. The adapter offers access to an Ethernet network when Wi-Fi is unavailable or when a wired connection offers faster speeds. It transmits data up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from your fiber network using a 1310 nm wavelength.

Hot-Swappable for Installation Without Network Interruption
This USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter is fully hot-swappable, so you can install it without a potentially costly network shutdown or device reboot. Just connect the built-in USB cable to your device’s USB port (which also powers the adapter), and wait for the installation process to finish (you may have to reboot your computer). Then, connect the LC duplex port using existing or newly run singlemode fiber cable (such as Tripp Lite’s N370-Series, sold separately). 

Delivers Full Ethernet Performance with Audio and Video Streaming
The compact USB to Ethernet adapter supports full 10/100 Mbps network speeds and USB 2.0 speeds, allowing you to transfer data efficiently and stream audio and video. The direct fiber connection minimizes the risk of data leaks and electromagnetic interference (EMI). A blue LED indicates successful Ethernet connection and data transfer. The adapter works with Windows operating systems and is backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices.

Typical Applications

  • Install an LC duplex port on your laptop or PC for the purpose of connecting a singlemode Ethernet network cable
  • Upload data from your notebook or download data from the Ethernet at true 10/100 Mbps speeds
  • Replace a malfunctioning Ethernet card on your laptop or computer

Package Includes

  • U236-SMF-LC USB 2.0 Ethernet NIC Adapter
  • Driver CD
  • Quick Start Guide

System Requirements

  • Computer or laptop with USB-A port (USB 2.0 compatibility required to achieve USB 2.0 speeds)
  • Windows (through Win 10) operating system

RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332248480
Built-In Cable Length (m)0.155
Built-In Cable Length (in.)6.1
Bus Powered  Yes
LED IndicatorsBlue (Power/Data)
Cable Jacket RatingVW-1
Material of ConstructionABS, PVC
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)0.71 x 2.2 x 1.61
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)0.12
Operating Temperature Range32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
Storage Temperature Range32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Relative Humidity5% to 90 % RH, Non-Condensing
Network Speed10/100 Mbps
Side A - Connector 1USB A (MALE)
Side B - Connector 1LC DUPLEX (FEMALE)
Connector PlatingNickel
USB SpecificationUSB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)
Driver RequiredYes
Remote Wakeup SupportYes
TechnologyUSB; USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Optical PortLC
Transmission Distance20km
Mode TypeSinglemode
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty


Network Cables & Adapters
  Model Number Description
N370-01M | Network Cables & Adapters N370-01M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 1M (3 ft.)
N370-02M | Network Cables & Adapters N370-02M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 2M (6 ft.)
N370-03M | Network Cables & Adapters N370-03M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 3M (10 ft.)
N370-05M | Network Cables & Adapters N370-05M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 5M (16 ft.)
Fiber Network Cables
  Model Number Description
N370-05M | Fiber Network Cables N370-05M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 5M (16 ft.)
N370-03M | Fiber Network Cables N370-03M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 3M (10 ft.)
N370-02M | Fiber Network Cables N370-02M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 2M (6 ft.)
N370-01M | Fiber Network Cables N370-01M Duplex Singlemode 8.3/125 Fiber Patch Cable (LC/LC), 1M (3 ft.)

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