Expired Hot Deals

Amazon.ca

Rankie USB 3.0 to Ethernet Gigabit Adapter - $15.27 (Lightning Deal)

  • Last Updated:
  • Sep 25th, 2020 2:37 pm
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes

[Amazon.ca] Rankie USB 3.0 to Ethernet Gigabit Adapter - $15.27 (Lightning Deal)

In these days of thin laptops not having ethernet ports, a USB to RJ45 adapter can come in handy.

I have a couple of these USB 3.0 to gigabit adapters that I've been using for the past 3 years and they've been rock solid. It's currently on as a lightning deal for $15.27 (and no tax) for the next few hours. Currently 16% claimed. It's a good price so I just ordered another one for myself.

Image
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
52 replies
Jr. Member
Aug 15, 2017
133 posts
224 upvotes
Looks good, but per the listing, not compatible with Nintendo Switch, in case anyone was wondering.
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes
Forristal wrote: Looks good, but per the listing, not compatible with Nintendo Switch, in case anyone was wondering.
Thanks for pointing that out. Since I already know these work for me with laptops, I didn't bother scrolling down to the questions.
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
Deal Guru
User avatar
Jun 29, 2004
12114 posts
10324 upvotes
Oil Country
Bought this back in April, and it works well with my Amazon FireTV 4K Stick.

You need to use it with this adapter.

https://www.amazon.ca/AuviPal-Micro-USB ... 07FY9Z9GD/
Last edited by fudge_u on Sep 24th, 2020 3:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Deal Expert
User avatar
Oct 19, 2003
19840 posts
7439 upvotes
Toronto (Bloor West …
I've never had one of these USB 3.0 "gigabit" ethernet adapters give me much more than 200-300 Mbps or so.
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes
BinaryJay wrote: I've never had one of these USB 3.0 "gigabit" ethernet adapters give me much more than 200-300 Mbps or so.
Agreed. They never actually give you gigabit speeds, but are faster than the old 100 Mpbs adapters.
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
Jr. Member
Nov 13, 2017
118 posts
191 upvotes
Vancouver
Wish it had at least one USB port so u don't have to sacrifice your laptop's usb port.
Deal Addict
Aug 21, 2007
2963 posts
2914 upvotes
No activity LED is a pretty big buzzkill. You have to rely on software to know if you have connection or not, which can be a pain when working in tight/remote areas

Go for the TP-Link instead
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes
SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: No activity LED is a pretty big buzzkill. You have to rely on software to know if you have connection or not, which can be a pain when working in tight/remote areas

Go for the TP-Link instead
If you need an activity LED then this one isn't for you. I bought some TP-Link 5 Port switches earlier this year and it drives me nuts that there are no port activity lights on it.

One thing I like about the TP-Link adapter that was linked to is that the cable folds over for storage. That's actually pretty clever.
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes
I wish the TP-Link one came in black. Oh well.

I was just surfing TP-Link's site and saw that they have a new USB-C to RJ45 adapter. They don't seem to be available here yet, but I'd be interested in one of those if the price was reasonable.
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 24, 2008
2132 posts
851 upvotes
RosalynG779926 wrote: Wish it had at least one USB port so u don't have to sacrifice your laptop's usb port.
There are plenty of options if you need both USB ports and a RJ45 port, and they're not much more expensive than this deal, just more bulky. Here's one I'll just toss out at random, but there are plenty more.
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
Deal Guru
User avatar
Jun 29, 2004
12114 posts
10324 upvotes
Oil Country
The Rankie adapter with the USB OTG adapter is theoretically faster than the Amazon Ethernet Adapter. That's why you go that route.

480Mbps (USB 2.0) > 100Mbps
Last edited by fudge_u on Sep 24th, 2020 6:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Sr. Member
Feb 14, 2006
900 posts
1070 upvotes
Hammonds Plains
Asix AX88179 chipsets work perfectly fine for me in nearly anything that'll work with USB network adapters. Very difficult to determine what is in these.
Deal Guru
User avatar
Jun 29, 2004
12114 posts
10324 upvotes
Oil Country
Ruciz wrote: Asix AX88179 chipsets work perfectly fine for me in nearly anything that'll work with USB network adapters. Very difficult to determine what is in these.
The Rankie adapter has a Realtek RTL8153 chipset. Not good for Linux based OSes. The Asix chipset you mentioned works great with my LG OLED (pretty sure that's what I'm using with it).

Top