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Followup on USB to Ethernet adapter
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T
2017-05-27 21:11:54 UTC
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Hi All,

I don't remember which group(s) I asked this question on,
so I am writing to both.

I asked about recommendations for USB to Ethernet adapters for
those laptops that no longer come with Ethernet Ports (Yikes!!),
which makes for a pain-in-the-butt to configure routers.

What worked perfectly for me was

https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter-with-USB-Port~USB31000SPTB

I carry the drivers on a flash drive, which I downloaded
from the web.

If you decide to get one of these or similar, also get
you a USB 3.1 to "C" adapter. This is the one I like
as it has a little cable to relieve the (Archimedes)
lever stress. (The same laptop only had two regular USB
and one "C" socket. The adapter came in real handy.)

https://www.tripplite.com/support/U42806NF

Thank you for all the tips and suggestions!

-T
Wolf K
2017-05-28 00:48:53 UTC
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Hi All,
I don't remember which group(s) I asked this question on,
so I am writing to both. [etc]
Thanks, useful.
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Best,
Wolf K
https://kirkwood40.blogspot.com
"Take my advice. It's almost new, I've hardly ever taken it myself.”
T
2017-05-28 02:13:31 UTC
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Post by T
Hi All,
I don't remember which group(s) I asked this question on,
so I am writing to both. [etc]
Thanks, useful.
You are most welcome.
Mike Tomlinson
2017-05-29 08:06:29 UTC
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Post by T
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-Gigabit-
Ethernet-Adapter-with-USB-Port~USB31000SPTB
$45! Bloody hell.

Why not get it without the USB-C to USB-A adaptor cable?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201404779344

~$14.

I carry a couple of these with me:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222513713498

Handy for when I'm working on a machine where the built-in network
drivers are missing or broken. Plug adaptor in, 99% of the time the OS
picks it up and installs it and I have access to the internet to fix
whatever is broken.
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(")_(") the one I never tried before." - Mae West
T
2017-05-29 21:54:05 UTC
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Post by Mike Tomlinson
Post by T
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-Gigabit-
Ethernet-Adapter-with-USB-Port~USB31000SPTB
$45! Bloody hell.
The cheaper ones have always given me fits. I was looking
for one I could always trust to work on varying systems.
And, I got mine wholesale as I have a resellers permit
(I have to pay use tax). It was definitely not $45.00.
Post by Mike Tomlinson
Why not get it without the USB-C to USB-A adaptor cable
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201404779344
~$14.
Interesting. Have you used your a lot in different system?
And I would need an adapter from C to USB3, but I carry
one of those too.
Post by Mike Tomlinson
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222513713498
Handy for when I'm working on a machine where the built-in network
drivers are missing or broken. Plug adaptor in, 99% of the time the OS
picks it up and installs it and I have access to the internet to fix
whatever is broken.
1+
Diesel
2017-06-30 04:00:10 UTC
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Post by T
Post by Mike Tomlinson
Post by T
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3
-Gigabit- Ethernet-Adapter-with-USB-Port~USB31000SPTB
$45! Bloody hell.
The cheaper ones have always given me fits. I was looking
for one I could always trust to work on varying systems.
And, I got mine wholesale as I have a resellers permit
(I have to pay use tax). It was definitely not $45.00.
So you *are* taking advantage of the information provided to your
questions here, in the form of making money from the answers by
passing it off as your own and/or the results of your so called
research then? YOU ARE A SHYSTER. And, an actual example of what the
saying 'shady tree mechanic' actually means.
Post by T
Post by Mike Tomlinson
Handy for when I'm working on a machine where the built-in
network drivers are missing or broken. Plug adaptor in, 99% of
the time the OS picks it up and installs it and I have access to
the internet to fix whatever is broken.
1+
So neither of you carry another machine which is essentially a
portable lab to do the work with? If the machine you're checking out
has an active internet aware piece of malware present, you're helping
it out by re establishing a working internet connection? Have I got
that right?

Todd,

Despite the fact you have a business license, you are NOT a
professional technician. You are a shyster. You take jobs away from
real technicians when you pass yourself off as one. Not only that,
you make customers leary of actual technicians because they think
(and with good reason based on the questions you ask here) that all
technicians are incompetent and out to screw them over.

You previously wrote about being a 'technician' (with no
certs/degrees, etc) for 22 years or so. If that was true, WHY do you
have to ask rudimentary 'how do I do this' questions here? Why do you
depend on various people here to help you out? You should donate your
'tech fees' to a charity or two. As, you haven't really earned any of
it. You've been mooching the knowledge from others and passing it off
as your own; and, that's NOT right.
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I'm the boss.My cat said so!!
BurfordTJustice
2017-06-30 10:34:21 UTC
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ObamaPhone program "riddled with fraud" (shocking!)

Diesel
2017-06-30 04:00:10 UTC
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Post by T
Hi All,
I don't remember which group(s) I asked this question on,
so I am writing to both.
I asked about recommendations for USB to Ethernet adapters for
those laptops that no longer come with Ethernet Ports (Yikes!!),
which makes for a pain-in-the-butt to configure routers.
What worked perfectly for me was
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-G
igabit-Ethernet-Adapter-with-USB-Port~USB31000SPTB
I carry the drivers on a flash drive, which I downloaded
from the web.
If you insert that drive into a clients machine that has malware,
there's a possibility said executables (which drivers are as well as
their installers) could become patched and/or infected. So, not only
will you help in spreading the malware to other clients, but, you run
the risk of infecting the computer(s) you use to effect 'repairs'
thanks to those who answer your questions here.
Post by T
Thank you for all the tips and suggestions!
How much money have you made from the tips and suggestions you're
thanking people for? Do you sleep well having to pass off
knowledgeable peoples advice as your own? Your clients are suckers
and you're taking full advantage of it. I bet they think you can fix
almost any issue they have, right? Of course you can, you pick the
brains of those of us who actually do have a technical background and
know what we're doing. I think you should send some of your financial
gains from our knowledge to various charities. Pay it forward,
shyster.
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