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Sonnet Announces Solo2.5G™ 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2023

Compact, Bus-powered Adapter Adds Instant 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity to Computers with USB-C® or Thunderbolt™ ports

What’s New:
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo2.5G™ USB-C® to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) adapter, a new low-cost addition to Sonnet’s comprehensive array of wired Ethernet network adapters. Featuring NBASE-T™ (multigigabit) Ethernet technology, the Solo2.5G adapter adds 2.5GbE and Gigabit (GbE) network connectivity to a broad array of computers and iPad® tablets, enabling superfast data transfers over the existing Ethernet network cabling infrastructure found in most buildings today.

What It Does:
Measuring just 1.2 inches wide by 2.8 inches long by 0.6 inches tall, the Solo2.5G is a compact, fanless 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter for Mac®, Windows®, Chromebook™, and Linux® computers and iPad® tablets. Equipped with an RJ45 port plus link and activity LED indicators, the adapter supports 2.5GbE (aka 2.5GBASE-T) connectivity via common Cat 5e (or better) copper cabling at distances of up to 100 meters. The adapter’s 0.3-meter captive USB-C cable connects to a USB-C or Thunderbolt™ (Type-C®) port on a computer or tablet and is bus-powered for convenient, energy-efficient, and portable operation.

Why It’s Important:
The Sonnet Solo2.5G takes advantage of NBASE-T technology to offer users a simple and inexpensive solution for adding faster network connectivity to computers and iPad tablets equipped with USB-C and Thunderbolt (Type-C) ports.

When used with a 2.5Gb Ethernet-capable switch, network-attached storage (NAS) device, or Wi-Fi router, the Sonnet adapter can deliver performance at 250% the speed of Gigabit Ethernet without a wiring upgrade, saving organizations the expense of upgrading older infrastructure. When needed, Solo2.5G also supports 1Gbps link speed.

When You Can Get It:
The Solo2.5G USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter (part number SOLO-NBASE-T) is available now from Sonnet and soon from its worldwide distribution and reseller partners at the suggested retail price of $24.99.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt™ technology products and network, storage, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s array of Thunderbolt products includes a broad variety of docks, pro media readers, and network interface and display adapters, plus PCIe® card expansion systems that enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, GPU cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with computers with Thunderbolt ports. Due to Sonnet’s Thunderbolt Technology expertise, it has become a leading designer/manufacturer of ODM boards that enable the integration of Thunderbolt ports into third-party products. For nearly 40 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers. More information is available at

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