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What should I be looking for when buying a usb to ethernet adapter?

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I bought the new g14 laptop and i'm thinking one of the ways to get more use out of it is to use it as a secondary pc to stream myself playing games on my desktop. I'm thinking something like described here: https://www.obs.live/articles/2019/5/1/how-to-stream-with-two-pcs-using-obs-studio-and-the-ndi-plugin

 

Should it make a difference whether it's usb a or usb c to ethernet? will one yield better bandwith? Are there any classifications I should be looking for to determine a higher quality adapter?

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10 minutes ago, atavax said:

I bought the new g14 laptop and i'm thinking one of the ways to get more use out of it is to use it as a secondary pc to stream myself playing games on my desktop. I'm thinking something like described here: https://www.obs.live/articles/2019/5/1/how-to-stream-with-two-pcs-using-obs-studio-and-the-ndi-plugin

 

Should it make a difference whether it's usb a or usb c to ethernet? will one yield better bandwith? Are there any classifications I should be looking for to determine a higher quality adapter?

Something like this should be enough, I have used personally.  https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00X4S587K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

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You can just use the normal network connection. Both wired ofc, just use a good Gigabit switch and you'll have more then enough bandwith.

Edit, didnt realize it was a laptop without Ethernet :S 

Yeah, like already said here. Make sure its an 3.0 one, as 2.0 will be just 100Mbit

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31 minutes ago, atavax said:

Should it make a difference whether it's usb a or usb c to ethernet? will one yield better bandwith? Are there any classifications I should be looking for to determine a higher quality adapter?

No, but make sure its USB 3.0 not USB 2.0.


Router: i5-7200U appliance running pfSense WiFi: Ubiquiti nanoHD (~700Mbit peak throughput)
ISP: Zen Unlimited Fibre 2 (66Mbit) + Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra. (56Mbit)

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