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

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[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.

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Looks good, but per the listing, not compatible with Nintendo Switch, in case anyone was wondering.
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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.
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I've never had one of these USB 3.0 "gigabit" ethernet adapters give me much more than 200-300 Mbps or so.
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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.
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Wish it had at least one USB port so u don't have to sacrifice your laptop's usb port.
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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
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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.
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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.
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