Compatible 2.5GbE USB adpater for Qnap NAS

2.5g usb for qnap nas

hi do you know any 2.5GbE usb brand that can work with qnap nas?

Qnap have made their own 5GbE USB adapter QNA-UC5G1T. It is backwards compatible and will also support 1GbE and 2.5GbE network switches, cables and computer PCIe cards.

QNA-UC5G1T  in   UK  and USA

But if you prefer something cheaper and matching 2.5GbE speeds then look for the RTL8156 chip-based products.

Realtek based USB3-2.5Gbps: https://github.com/bb-qq/r8152
Aquantia AQC11U based USB3-5Gbps (QNAP QNA-UC5G1T): https://github.com/bb-qq/aqc111

Supported RTL8156(2.5Gbps) based devices

Currently, I only confirmed products marked “confirmed working”. If you got other products and they do not work, please create an issue with its vendor id.

  • ASUSTOR AS-U2.5G (Type-C, confirmed working)  USA   UK
  • Plannex USB-LAN2500R (Type-A, confirmed working, Japan only)   USA   UK
  • Buffalo LUA-U3-A2G (Type-A, confirmed working, Japan only)USA   UK
  • CLUB 3D CAC-1420 (Type-A) USA   UK
  • TUC-ET2G (Type-C)  USA   UK
  • CableCreation B07VNFLTLD (Type-A)USA   UK
  • Plugable 2.5G USB C and USB to Ethernet Adapter UK   USA 
  • StarTech.com USB 3.0 TYPE-A TO 2.5 GIGABIT  UK   USA 
  • Sabrent 2.5GbE USB Adapter NT-S25G  UK   USA

Aquantia AQC11U based adapters

  • USB 3.0 Type-C to 5GbE Adapter (QNA-UC5G1T) by QNAP

 

 

 

 

How to install on Synology?

  1. Go to “Package Center”
  2. Press “Manual Install”
  3. Chose a driver package downloaded from the Release page.

Detailed instruction is here.

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