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USB to Ethernet Adapter

Christianm

I have a Dell laptop which does not have an Ethernet port and I also have an Asus old laptop with Ethernet port. I have a cable internet and I only have 1mbps connection (enough for me), my ISP have a local server (portal) where they have all types of files for their users, when we download something from their server we get 5 to 10 MBps (megabyte) through cable connected to laptop, portal is not accessible via wifi which I'm using right now.

so I just bought a cheap usb 2.0 to Ethernet adapter but I only get 600-700 kbps and because of that I have to use my Asus laptop to download files from server. I wonder if I buy USB 3.0 adapter (link below) will I get 5 to 10 MBps or it's just the same as usb 2.0? thanks

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ugreen-USB-Ethernet-10-100-1000-Mbps-Rj45-Gigabit-Network-Card-Lan-Adapter-For-Mac-OS/32400737540.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.3.51be61caVM4t4H&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.128418.0&scm_id=1007.13338.128418.0&scm-url=1007.13338.128418.0&pvid=f4013cdf-68c5-403d-b3b6-c9fab1288f8a

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-3-0-To-Gigabit-Ethernet-RJ45-LAN-10-100-1000-Mbps-Network-Adapter-For-PC/32919948573.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.20.43007027bxQ75O&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536_10902,searchweb201603_16,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=9e95d205-9212-48c4-b025-453bc9d0e503-2&algo_pvid=9e95d205-9212-48c4-b025-453bc9d0e503&transAbTest=ae803_5

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you should notice higher speeds with the adapter, worth a shot!

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Ugreen is a pretty decent brand, it should work well.

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8 minutes ago, Christianm said:

I wonder if I buy USB 3.0 adapter (link below) will I get 5 to 10 MBps or it's just the same as usb 2.0

As long as your laptop has a usb 3 port to plug it into you'll see an improvement, if your laptop only has usb 2 ports then a usb 3 adapter will give you identical results to the usb 2 one

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adding on to others. 

 

double checking your are not confusing, "bytes" vs "bits" per second.  

bytes = 8 bits 

bits = 1 bits

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Christianm said:

 when we download something from their server we get 5 to 10 MBps (megabyte) through cable connected to laptop, portal is not accessible via wifi which I'm using right now.

so I just bought a cheap usb 2.0 to Ethernet adapter but I only get 600-700 kbps

 

are you getting bits & bytes mixed up? 5Mbps = 600KB/s - 5MBps = 5MB/s (40Mbit)

If its 5-10Mbps then you're at the bottom end of that range, but within range...

USB2.0 theoretically has more than enough bandwidth to max out 10Mbps

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thank you everyone for replies. yes my laptop have two usb 3.0 and one usb 2.0.

I have upload two images for clarification.

Image 1: downloading file with this cheap usb 2.0 adapter with my Dell laptop.

Image 2: downloading the same file with my Asus laptop, LAN cable connected directly to laptop Ethernet port.

thanks

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