The Killer™ Ethernet USB Dongle, sets a new standard for network performance by combining Killer’s award-winning detection and prioritization technology with blazing fast speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps.

The Killer 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) To USB-C 3.1 Adapter is the worlds first USB Ethernet dongle designed specifically for competitive gamers and performance-oriented PC users.  High-speed router providers are rapidly moving to support 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, so the Killer 2.5 Gigabit dongle is perfect for gamers who want to take advantage of faster speeds to win more and get the most out of their online experience.

The Killer Ethernet USB Dongle continues Killer’s momentum to both prioritize critical PC network traffic AND to optimize traffic based on other parts of the network.  The Killer Ethernet USB Dongle introduces Killer’s Extreme Gaming Mode, which automatically detects when the network is congested and optimizes the PC’s traffic accordingly to maintain a great gaming experience.

Incredible Speed, Intelligence, and Control

In addition to delivering 2.5 Gbps of throughput, the Killer Ethernet USB Dongle delivers incredible speed, intelligence, and control that online gamers will love:

Amazing Speed

The Killer 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle automatically detects, classifies, and prioritizes network traffic and ensures the most important data is delivered fast and is prioritized over less important traffic.

  • Killer Prioritization Engine:The Killer 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle uses the Killer Prioritization Engine to detect thousands of games, applications, and websites.  It then leverages Lag and Latency Reduction™ Technology to prioritize the most important packets for a fast, smooth online entertainment experience.
  • GameFast™ Technology:By automatically pausing processes that are not needed when gaming, Killer GameFast Technology frees up to 10% of your CPU cycles and 20% of your memory so that your game plays faster and smoother. Gamers who use GameFast will experience faster, more responsive game play with the additional system resources available to focus on the game.

Advanced Intelligence:

  • Killer Intelligence Engine:The Killer 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle automatically analyzes the network and makes adjustments to improve the overall online experience.  For items that cannot be fixed automatically, the Killer Intelligence Engine makes recommendations to the user on how to best optimize their home network for ideal performance.
  • DoubleShot Pro: When combined with a Killer Wi-Fi product, the 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle features DoubleShot Pro Technology, which enables the use of both Killer Wi-Fi and the 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle at the same time.  DoubleShot Pro works automatically to ensure the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link. Users can also leverage the Killer Control Center 2.0 to determine which applications and websites go over wireless and which use Ethernet.

Powerful Control:

The Killer 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Dongle gives users more ways to control and enhance their online experience than ever before

  • Killer Control Center 2.0: Gives users an intuitive and rich interface to monitor which applications and websites are using bandwidth, and to optimize their PC’s networking performance. Users can adjust priorities and set bandwidth limits so that low priority traffic doesn’t interfere with multimedia applications or favorite websites

General Technical Specifications

  • 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps
  • Compatible with 2.5GBASE-T Alliance PHY Specification
  • Supports 2.5 Gbps with Cat 5e and above
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Supports jumbo frame to 16K bytes
  • Supports Wake Up Frame or Magic Packet
  • Smart speed operation for automatic speed reduction on faulty cable plants
  • Supports 2.5G Lite (1G data rate) mode

USB Specifications

  • USB C 3.1 Adapter to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)

Other Specifications

  • Compliant with Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) Checksum and Segmentation Task-offload features
  • Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
  • Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
  • Supports IEEE 802.3bz (2.5GBASE-T)
  • Supports Full Duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)