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Old 06-04-2019, 03:22 AM   #1
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I did not know that these exist, so can I ask are they as good as a standard ethernet port?

I'm looking at a 13.3" laptop that seems to be a good spec, with the exception that it does not have an ethernet port.

Also, given that there is no inbuilt ethernet port, how can I be sure that it will be suitable for the speed of my data connection (200Mbps). I would normally check Speed and Duplex in the adapter settings.

If the adapters are fine to use, is there a difference in what is available on the market, and what (spec) should I specifically look for when buying one?

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Tommy, my opinion they're not a good replacement for an Ethernet port, you're better off with a USB Wireless adapter.
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The adapters are fine to use. Go for a USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet adapter . The specs that matter are version of USB and ethernet. Of course, you want to stick with reputable brands, not just anything and everything that is marketed as USB 3.0 and gigabit.
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The adapters are fine to use. Go for a USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet adapter . The specs that matter are version of USB and ethernet. Of course, you want to stick with reputable brands, not just anything and everything that is marketed as USB 3.0 and gigabit.
I have one further question Stancestans

Is it ok to use the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (DP/Power Delivery) to connect to my ethernet cable, instead of the standard USB 3.1. Is there any degradation in doing that?

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I have one further question Stancestans

Is it ok to use the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (DP/Power Delivery) to connect to my ethernet cable, instead of the standard USB 3.1. Is there any degradation in doing that?

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If you mean a docking station or simply a dock that connects to the laptop via a type-c USB 3.1 port? Then yes, it is OK. Any degradation won't be significant.
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No, I mean an adapter like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KJBDB...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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No, I mean an adapter like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KJBDB...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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That'll do just fine as long as it's connected to a usb 3.x host.
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